Live Reviews

Go West

Icons of the ’80s – Cutting Crew, Go West, Nik Kershaw: Edinburgh Playhouse, 21 February 2018

I like a good value gig, so when my Rewind partner-in-crime suggested we try the Icons of the ’80s triple-bill I naturally said yes. The Playhouse was packed to the rafters, proving that nostalgia is still very much a profitable … read more

Music

Virtual C90: May 2018

Virtual C90: May 2018

This month’s virtual mixtape includes new music from Tony Hadley, James, Swing Out Sister, Half Man Half Biscuit, Sparks, The Alarm and Johnny Marr, plus new takes on old faves by The Cure and Echo & The Bunnymen, as well … read more

Album Reviews

Lee Thompson: One Man's Madness

Lee Thompson: “One Man’s Madness – The Official Soundtrack”

It’s a difficult statistic to come to terms with. Madness has been a functioning unit in one form or another – with only the occasional time out along the way – since 1976. That’s longer than most marriages. Next year … read more

Artists

George Michael

George Michael: 1963 – 2016

We’ve lost a lot of major figures in ’80s pop this terrible year, but George Michael was bigger than most. Born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou in North London on 25 June 1963, the son of a Greek Cypriot father and English … read more