Where The Love Family explored dissonance between the past and present in last year’s Tracks, The Science Department (Gary Robertson’s other band) have run and run…and run with the theme for their debut.
A couple of weeks back, after seeing the deluge of reviews I wrote for various Medway bands in the space of a single week, Allan Crockford from The Galileo 7 asked me if I’d cast my ears over the band’s latest outing, Tear Your Minds Wide Open.
It would, quite frankly have been rude – not to mention incredibly foolish – to refuse. And so, here it is – somewhat delayed (sorry Allan!). Have a read of the following and then tear your wallet wide open to procure your copy.
In October 2017 The Love Family released their album, Tracks. Rather foolishly I didn’t review it at the time.
It’s May Bank Holiday Weekend. And for Rochester that means Sweeps Festival.
A couple of months back, Medway’s legendary sound engineer Jim Riley got up from his mixing desk and stood at the microphone to record a few songs with The Claim.
Yeah. I thought that picture might get your attention.
If you are not suitably freaked out by it, maybe you need to listen to the accompanying music from UpCDownC. I describe it in appropriately graphic detail on this link.
Another Medway album review? So soon?
A stark contrast with yesterday’s bleak descent into misery, despair and general despondency comes something a little lighter but no less magnificent.
The Senior Service are back with another album – their second. It’s rather good. You should give it a listen. I did…
Joe Wise is from the bands Frau Pouch and Punching Swans. He also likes organising noisy gigs under the banner of Motherboy.
Here he is, in his tattoo studio talking about some of his favourite Medway records.
A week or so ago I popped round to Stuart Turner’s house to discuss his favourite Medway albums.
Wasn’t that a good idea?
Theatre Royal have a new album out. It’s their fourth by my reckoning. And it’s really quite good indeed. I’ve put a selection of words together on the subject right here.