Notes from a Fragile Island.

18th December 2004 (Croydon) Pre-gig hot loving. Will fucking on the stairs become blasé in 2005? The venue is rammed, which only adds to my nerves as all lyrics and chords start to slip away. Try to hide in the far corner. Chat inanely to Joel J and John F, both of whom meet PS … Continue reading Notes from a Fragile Island.

cassettes @ Surf Cafe

Hegemony Piccolo Knives Receipts Portland Bill Postcard From Kreuzberg Jackdaws & Witches * First gig since May. The Surf Cafe in Tynemouth. First on, as I like it. That way you don't have to listen to the other acts & get A) nervous, B) bored C) & D). The Surf Cafe is one of my … Continue reading cassettes @ Surf Cafe

Darren Hayman – live at Cluny 2 – Newcastle July 8th 2018.

The hardest working man in indie lo-fi pop (Darren Hayman, obviously) is shuffling around on the low, black stage of the Cluny 2 (the Cluny's better, badder, sister venue) in Ouseburn, Newcastle, just prior to playing. The lights are dim, the lights are red. The walls are matt-black. The bar is plyboard. He rubs his … Continue reading Darren Hayman – live at Cluny 2 – Newcastle July 8th 2018.