Royal Trux reissues

Without wanting to come on all Rock Family Trees, there was a band called Pussy Galore. In it were people who rocked, including men called Jon Spencer and Neil Hagerty. By the time Pussy Galore ended in a shower of recrimination and Spanish best-of parody art, new bands had already risen like pre-emptive phoenixes: BossContinue reading “Royal Trux reissues”

Touch and Go is having a shake-up

I know. I was supposed to write about the Asobi Seksu gig tonight, but new shit has come to light. Sorry. Touch and Go is having a shake-up, and I’m not a fan. For those who don’t know, here’s what T&G have to say: It is with great sadness that we are reporting some majorContinue reading “Touch and Go is having a shake-up”

Jackie-O Motherfucker – The Blood of Life

(2008, Fire Records) In a move not dissimilar to RTX, JOMF have released a quasi-live album. The Blood of Life was recorded in one go, one night (November 29 2007) in Holland. Their last record, Valley of Fire, was a delightfully mellow slice of music that fit the cosy winter indoors to a greater degreeContinue reading “Jackie-O Motherfucker – The Blood of Life”

Interview with Jennifer Herrema, Part 1

I recently conductd my first ever interview last week. I had the privilege of chatting to Jennifer Herrema of RTX, and formerly of Royal Trux. A chopped up version of this will go in FACT Magazine, while a larger version will be on the website. Here, though, is pretty much the whole thing. It getsContinue reading “Interview with Jennifer Herrema, Part 1”