Photo: Will Ireland After the band play ‘The Nile Song’, bassist Guy Pratt says that he always wanted to play the song and recounts preparing to go out in tour with David Gilmour in 2006. “David asked for suggestions for songs to play on the tour. I suggested ‘The Nile Song’. David suggested that I […]
A little diversion away from the main frame. I hope you don’t mind. A passing fancy, an object so slight and ephemeral that if you stand at the wrong angle you might not see it at all for fear of the sunlight glancing off its sides. Yes, music has sides. On one level, it’s deeply in […]
Robert Pollard’s language is a universe that is both abstract and familiar, a poetry informed by gray skies and basements, used cars and starch.
Sometimes every member makes (or breaks) the band.
“Let there be drums.” “Fuck off.”
Again, a case of accidental discovery via iTunes. I’m increasingly of the opinion this is a fine and noble way to discover music, if you can manage it. I’ve spent several fruitless afternoons in Rocking Horse Records, trying to think of an album to buy – discounted Death, cos I’d been promised that: discounted Monks, cos […]