Categorically archival endeavours

A selection of the words I've written about Music.

Love & Other Hopeless Things

Scotland’s The Pearlfishers finally have a new album out. It’s called Love & Other Hopeless Things and if you like lush, orchestral pop, this is for you.

Posted 12/05/2019 in .

P.S. I love you too

I fell in love with The Beatles when I was eight. I found my parents’ tape of The Beatles Ballads (cover art by the late, great Alan Aldridge), and that was pretty much it…

Posted 09/05/2019 in .


My old school friends and I are seeing Guns n’ Roses today, for the first time in 25 years.

Posted 19/07/2018 in .

Achtung, baby

I’ve been listening to old U2 albums recently. Achtung baby, overplayed as it became, took me nearly 15 years to learn love again

Posted 27/03/2017 in .

I See Red

Split Enz fortjener så mye mer enn å bare være kjent for å være rullebanen til Neil.

Posted 21/11/2015 in .

Lady Grey

Lady Gray is the new single from Katzenjammer. Filmed in my neighborhood, no less.

Posted 11/01/2015 in .

Call Me Maybe

Call Me Maybe is your typically catchy number; snappy, tuneful without being too saccharine, and short enough not to wear out its welcome.

Posted 25/04/2012 in .

Got Monsters(?)

Metal, while still being known as the province of tight jeans, wispy facial hair and ripped denim vests, will often surprise you.

Posted 20/04/2012 in .

I Was Just Thinking

I Was Just Thinking is a song either about missing someone far away, or someone who is no longer in your life. To me, it’s been both.

Posted 07/11/2011 in .

Lars von Trier's Five Obstructions

The Five Obstructions is about Denmark’s Lars von Trier challenging his fellow filmmaker Jørgen Leth to remake his own 1967 short film The Perfect Human – incidentally – Trier’s favourite short film.

Posted 01/02/2004 in .

On the Wings of Song

2003 was certainly an awfully eventful year and it’s probably fair to say it has more to condemn it than not, but at the very least, Britney Spears is losing popularity, for which we can all be thankful.

Posted 15/01/2004 in .