LIVE REVIEW: FESTIVAL NO. 6 – 15/09/2013

Songs For Walter - SUNDAY 15/09/2013 - It’s half five in the morning and the wind has now been giving our tent a bit of kicking for the last hour or so, so I decide it’s time to go outside and make sure all the tent’s guy ropes are still intact. As it turns out most of them have been pulled from the ground already and according the weather reports it’s only going to get worse. As we get toward midday I’ve spent most of... Read More

SINGLE: Manic Street Preachers – (It’s Not War) Just the End of Love

It’s hard to imagine now, but at the turn of the millennium The Manics were firmly out of favour. I remember seeing a picture in the NME of an overweight, dishevelled looking James Dean Bradfield with a caption saying something like, “Who ate all the pies”? Trust the NME to not see beyond the image. This Is My Truth… may have abandoned the angry, overtly-political, self-abusing sound of an earlier manifestation, and replaced it with something... Read More