Love Ssega 'Hot Electrolytes' single cover

‘Hot Electrolytes’ by Love Ssega (Single)

June 14, 2017 in Music

The British-Ugandan’s latest track is a burst of fast-paced pop which promises to raise eyebrows and get your foot tapping…

Punks On Scooters

Book review: ‘Punks On Scooters’ by Michael W Salter

January 26, 2017 in Gear

A look at the late 70s/early 80s mod revival, as experienced by one man who lived through it in Bristol…

The Beat's Ranking Roger. Photo: Jim Stokes

Interview: The Beat’s Ranking Roger

September 24, 2016 in Features, Interviews

Songwriting meets one of the great survivors from the 2-Tone era, and finds him as enthused by music as ever…

Madness Madstock

‘Madstock!’ by Madness (CD & DVD)

November 3, 2015 in Music

Madness’s legendary 1992 comeback concert at Finsbury Park, with sound and vision together in one package for the first time…

One Step Beyond [35th Anniversary Edition] by Madness (Album)

October 30, 2014 in Music

The Nutty Boys’ debut album gets reissued in ‘deluxe anniversary edition’ form, complete with a previously unheard 1979 rehearsal tape…

Isle Of Noises

Book review: ‘Isle Of Noises’ by Daniel Rachel

October 7, 2013 in Gear

This book sets out to do for British artists what ‘Songwriters On Songwriting’ did for their US counterparts – and…