An appreciation of Melvins: ‘These are people who make up their own myths and legends, uncaring of what happens around them’

10/02/2016

hold it in

This was originally written for a Russian publication as a review of the Melvins’ 2014 album Hold It In. I was trying to write for a wider Russian audience which…well, I have no idea¬†I¬†succeeded in that intention. (I was asked to play up the Nirvana connection.) The review was published, I believe. Needless to say, the promised payment never showed. Read the rest of this entry »


‘Your friends are a massive bunch of dicks’. Bowie fans and Guardian readers get personal.

21/01/2016

bowie vs frey

I did not expect to have to run a disclaimer first, but perhaps I should have done. Read the rest of this entry »