Monthly Archives: July 2014

The Kinks v The Beatles

My name’s Dyfrig and I have a confession – I don’t really like the The Beatles. Don’t get me wrong, I can appreciate a lot of what they’ve done. Helter Skelter sounds so vital that it could’ve been recorded yesterday and … Continue reading

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Invest in festivals: 2000 Trees

About a quarter of a million were at Glastonbury, but for me and a few mates, 2000 Trees was our first festival of the year. I went to Reading religiously for over of a decade, but there’s something awesome about attending a … Continue reading

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Albatross Archive: Off beats and Big Pianos

Battle of the band style events are weird things. To me, live music brings people together because of a shared love of a band, so that element of competition has never sat well with me. But whilst self-righteous idealists like me might pour … Continue reading

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Acoustic: Beautiful sounds or dirty word?

I’m not entirely sure Nirvana knew what they were starting when they recorded Unplugged. Yes, there had been many acoustic acts before, and Dylan had propelled folk to the mainstream long ago, but since the session rock bands have queued … Continue reading

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