Hot on the heels of the recently released ‘Fudge Sandwich’ album, is the brilliant charity seven-inch vinyl single ‘Fanny’ named after his beloved dog. Although there’s basically three versions of the same tune on this single, they’re all different from the one found on the album ‘Freedom’s Goblin’ released earlier this year, plus single is a picture disc with all artwork done by Segall himself.  If you’ve not heard it before, it’s a stomping piece of guitar beauty, sounding like Marc Bolan meets Californian garage rock, and once heard, you’ll be singing the praises of Segall’s pet companion all day. All proceeds raised from the single go towards animal rescue charities NKLA and Mighty Mutts which help rescue and rehabilitate dogs in L.A. and N.Y. If you thought charity singles were all about soppy sentiments performed by whoever happens to be flavour if the moment in popland, then think again – a little quality single, helping our canine friends across the pond. Should be in everyone’s vinyl rack.

Fanny: Out Now: Aagoo Records


From the early days of creating handmade zines, in a DIY paper and glue style, interviewing bands around town, then pestering Piccadilly Records to sell them, to writing for various independent mags such as Chimp and Ablaze, writing about the music I love is still a great passion. After testing the music industry waters in London with stints at various labels, being back in my hometown again, writing about this city’s vibrant music scene is as exciting as ever. All time favourite bands include Sonic Youth, Nick Cave, Patti Smith although anything from electro to folk via blues and pysch rock will also do nicely too. A great album, is simply a great album, regardless of whatever musical cage you put it in.