NIck Heyward & Ben Volpeliere-Pierrot appearing on the Lorraine show to promote the 80s Invasion Tour in March 2016.

80’s Invasion tour 2016

Catch Nick next March when he’ll be touring the UK with Midge Ure, Big Country & Curiosity Killed The Cat. 02/03/16 – Southsea, Kings Theatre 03/03/16 – Bradford, St George’s Hall 04/03/16 – Northampton, Royal & Derngate 05/03/16 – London, Indigo at the O2 06/03/16 – Liverpool, Philharmonic Hall 09/03/16 – Watford, Colosseum 10/03/16 – Poole, […]

A year in music

Here’s a list of songs that generally summed up 2014 (in chronological order). There’s more, but that’s mostly classical and for another day. Ambrose & His Orchestra – A Little Kiss Each Morning Home studio days, tea, nature, sunny mornings, trips to Oxfam and Oxford. St. Vincent – Digital Witness I wondered why nobody knew about […]

Two free VIP tickets for Rewind North

We have two VIP tickets to give away for Rewind North. They’re valid for Saturday, 30 August and will get you into the festival and VIP areas. Just leave a comment if you’d like to enter. We’ll choose one at random and announce the winner at 9pm on Monday, 18 August. UPDATE Michelle Robins has won the tickets. Congratulations, […]

Love Sponge

  Can you love a household sponge? Do you love her lunge and plunge? Can you like the way she wipes? The table tops, the megabytes. Can this be or not to be? They’re a sponge and you’re the sea Yes it can and yes I do It all soaks up my love for you! […]


Last night, Matthew, I became George Harrison for an hour or two. It felt good. I bend the strings in similar places, pull similar gently weeping faces, weave up and down the trellis like Jon and Vangelis. Pink panthers in pursuit of the finely tailored suit. We weave a pretty similar parachute. I doubt I […]

Silent Movie

Popped up to London for a haircut. Redchurch St – neat neat neat. Lovely lunch at the Albion Cafe – sunny. Went to buy some drum sticks in Shillingford St – brushes and hotrods. Screen On The Green for a super mean but supremely well made film – Blue Ruin. Back to the little blue […]

Favourite days

Favourite days are sunny days – rare as rice pudding here in the UK – but appreciated like precious jewels. I know sunshine’s on the inside (as Denholm Elliott’s Mr Emerson pounds into his chest with a fork in A Room With A View). It’s easy to say from the land of the sunflowers, but […]