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January 31, 2014 Shouty, funky, groovy, heavy, punky, jazzythe UK-based Melt Yourself Down is all of these things and more. Debut album Melt Yourself Down demonstrates all of these qualities, with a collection of songs that demands, and deserves,
Acoustic Ladyland review Vortex, London The bad news is that Acoustic Ladyland, the London band that burst out of the jazz box a decade ago with a mix of paint-stripping free-sax blasting and insolently punky rock'n'roll, is playing its final gigs.
Check out a snippet of the new single, The Fall of Rome , from the supergroup The Bottletop Band (above)! Comprised of Babyshambles ' Drew McConnell and Adam Ficek , Acoustic Ladyland 's Seb Rochford , Carl Barat of Libertines , Andy Nicholson of the
Murdo MacLeod for The Guardian Bowlie 2, Minehead We now take such things for granted, but the first Bowlie (a seaside holiday with sand, sea and indie) was a mindblowing idea. Who in 1999 knew there might be a place where you could paddle, then go
Cheer Up Cyclops; Catastrophic Sex Music; The Rift; The Sharp End; ...; Diallelus; Between Teeth; ...; i Boundless; ii Reprise. Personnel: Tim Feben: guitar; Richard Harrison: saxophones; Roshan Lal: bass; Tom Ashfield: drums. King Capisce hails from
Tom Cawley, the former Acoustic Ladyland pianist, is currently sharing his time between this award-winning trio and Peter Gabriel's touring band. On this album he has sought to capture Curios' live rapport, and now varies the band's traditionally
On the last night of the Jazz Scene Europe mini-festival at Kings Place, saxophonist Andy Sheppard shared the fruits of the post-1960s emancipation of jazz from US ownership that now embraces a host of regional variations.
Polar Bear, led by Scottish percussionist and composer Seb Rochford, has been a major creative force since its formation in 2003. The band has extended its popularity beyond the narrow borders of the jazz scene, has been a strong influence on the new
During the six or seven years since its formation, British quintet Polar Bear has garnered extensive praise from critics, fans and fellow musicians. Most famously, perhaps, the band was described by music critic Paul Morley as "dream jazz"high
Cutting-edge pianists who blossomed as emigres – Doncaster-raised John Escreet as a student in Manhattan; Belgrade-born Bojan Z as a prize-winning innovator in France – showed Ronnie Scott's this week that while the global jazz village might be