S01 E05 Why do bands mess up excellent songs with the wrong production choices? Why would any band choose to make their recordings sound deliberately terrible? Dr Sam Page and Andrew Culture answer these questions and many more in this episode … [Read more...] about Why do good bands make bad recordings?
I've been tinkering around with my Bastl Kastle synth for about six months now. This tiny little semi-modular synth is great fun. It has been designed in such a way that it's impossible to patch it up wrong. I'm still new to the world of … [Read more...] about How to sync Korg SQ-1 to sequencer Bastl Kastle synth
I seem to have written far too many zine columns about the fact that nobody really needs to get signed to a record label these days. Admittedly getting signed to a label will definitely open doors for you, but on the whole why would you want to … [Read more...] about How to get your music into iTunes and onto the Amazon MP3 store the RIGHT way.
This is a column originally published by Lights Go Out zine. When I was a teenager I was all about the fey breathy vocals, silly wide trousers and jangly indistinct guitars of what was then know as 'indie' (but has long since become 'mainy'). … [Read more...] about It all started when I heard ‘Then’ by The Charlatans.
Originally published in Beat Motel zine issue #1 many, many years ago. The Replacements Lyrics are some of the best lyrics I have ever heard. They appeal to me because above all they have a great humour to them, in an almost English way though a … [Read more...] about Top Ten lyrics by The Replacements
Swindon - Megabowl Sunday 21st March 2004 Best of Enemies Second In Line Junk Culture As if we weren't dubious enough about playing in a bowling alley our doubts were confirmed when we were informed that tonight had been relabelled as a battle … [Read more...] about Junk Culture tour diary – three days eight idiots – Day 3