To celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Saints debut record (I’m) Stranded, principle songwriter Ed Kuepper reformed his 90’s outfit The Aints to perform the golden age of the Brisbane group’s material.
I wrote ‘Psycho/Genius’ about a psychotic episode I had 10 years ago where I hallucinated for about 24 hours before being hospitalised. It was horrific.
The debut album by Melbourne-based RVG (or Romy Vager Group) pairs sunshine hooks with cathartic introspection that makes the album at once bright and colourful while cloaking something altogether darker.
We were lead to Cobden Chambers, Nottinghamshire, by a slightly startled passer-by we had just accosted on the street. He was holding a bag for Forever Records, a place that we had just been told by Rough Trade staff was Nottingham’s best independent record store.
Good Things In England is as much a collection of recipes as it is an intriguing snapshot of an earlier era – one so far removed from our own and yet also bearing all the forbears of modern English cookery as we know it today.
Melody Menu is holidaying in the UK and Paris! Be sure to check back in a month for musical and gastronomical adventures.
Arcade Fire go above and beyond in selling a concept to audiences; upon each album’s release, their entire aesthetic changes.