Coil – Musick to Play in the Dark

Coil’s most celebrated and hallucinatory creation, Musick To Play In The Dark is set to be reissued for the first time in over 20 years, on double (purple and black) vinyl editions with the complete, unedited versions of each song and an exclusive “D-side” vinyl art etching. Out 27 November on Dais Records. Housed in a sturdy matte jacket with embossed lettering and spot-gloss design … Continue reading Coil – Musick to Play in the Dark

Johnny Marr — “I’ve been going to Groucho’s Records since The Smiths days… I’m glad these places are still around”

Since The Smiths dissolved, Johnny Marr has travelled the world, bringing his guitar-superstar chops to a host of bands’ records and finding his voice as a solo songwriter. Call The Comet, though, was forged in his home city. Richard Purden meets Marr to talk about embracing rock music, record shopping with Morrissey and being influenced by HG Wells… The May Fair Hotel in London’s West … Continue reading Johnny Marr — “I’ve been going to Groucho’s Records since The Smiths days… I’m glad these places are still around”

Bob Dylan covered by ANOHNI for new 7″

Following up yesterday’s announcement of ANOHNI’s Secretly Canadian 7″, out 02 October, here she talks us through how and why she chose to cover Bob Dylan’s It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue for the A-side: “I recorded It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue with Kevin Barker one afternoon a few years ago. I listened to it recently and it reminded me of Now, a nausea … Continue reading Bob Dylan covered by ANOHNI for new 7″

ANOHNI covers Nina Simone for Secretly Canadian 7″

ANOHNI has today shared two new songs: versions of ‘It’s All over Now, Baby Blue’ by Bob Dylan and ‘Be My Husband’ by Nina Simone. The songs are available now, digitally, with a 7” following on 2nd October via Secretly Canadian. And she’s explained the background to this bewitching recording to Long Live Vinyl… “I saw Nina Simone perform at Carnegie Hall in 1991 while … Continue reading ANOHNI covers Nina Simone for Secretly Canadian 7″

Aoife Nessa Frances – Land Of No Junction

Aoife Nessa Frances – Land Of No Junction

In the words of Irish singer-songwriter Aoife Nessa Frances, her debut album explores a “dark vast landscape” of “liminal space”, an imagined place where she would “sit with uncertainty and accept it”. In practical terms, that means an album of woozy psych-folk that initially seems curiously out of focus, almost as if taking a cue from the title, LP co-producer/musical collaborator Cian Nugent’s childhood mishearing … Continue reading Aoife Nessa Frances – Land Of No Junction

Tame Impala – “I wanted to buy lasers…”

The majestic new Tame Impala album The Slow Rush sees Kevin Parker absorbing sounds and production techniques from everything available to him. Despite becoming a festival headliner, he tells John Earls he still isn’t fully happy with what he’s achieved in the past decade… When Kevin Parker began planning the shows for Tame Impala’s new album, The Slow Rush, he looked into the cost of … Continue reading Tame Impala – “I wanted to buy lasers…”

The Lovely Eggs’ on their Top Ten Vinyl

With their new album, I Am Moron, due out in April, the two-piece psych-punk band’s singer Holly Ross picks out 10 records she simply couldn’t live without… The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band – A Child’s Guide To Good and Evil “TWCPAEB are one of our all-time favourite bands. They’ve just got that great blend of amazing songs and proper full-on madness! And what … Continue reading The Lovely Eggs’ on their Top Ten Vinyl

Lanterns On The Lake – “This Is Not A Drill…”

Three albums in, Newcastle’s Lanterns On The Lake were burnt out and needed a break. They return refreshed, leaner and not afraid to speak from the heart on their strongest record yet. Gary Walker hears why they’ve never been happier… Rising waters, unhinged autocrats, fake news and in the final reckoning, a future civilisation carbon dating the whole sorry mess we’ve left behind. Lanterns On … Continue reading Lanterns On The Lake – “This Is Not A Drill…”

Field Music – “The World At War…”

Field Music have made a concept album exploring the ways in which ripples from the First World War played out through the 20th century and even beyond. Jonathan Wright hears exactly why and how they did it… The guns on the Western Front fell silent on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, 1918. The First World War, a conflict of … Continue reading Field Music – “The World At War…”