News

The Neville Staple Band - photo by John Coles

Show goes on for Neville Staple despite grandson’s murder

2Tone legend Neville Staple, best known as a member of the Specials and Fun Boy Three, has announced his intention to continue with his current UK tour despite the recent murder of his grandson Fidel. 21-year-old Fidel Glasgow was stabbed … read more

Live Reviews

A Flock of Seagulls at Rewind Scotland 2018

Rewind Scotland, Scone Palace, 20-22 Jul 2018

Everyone’s favourite retro festival turned ten this year, so I expected Rewind to pull out all the stops. And they did just that. Regular gig pals Sarah and Pete joined me again for a jaunt to sunny Perth, where we … read more

Music

Off The Chart: 15 September 1980

Off The Chart: 15 September 1980

We’re going all the way back to 1980 for another two hours of hits, headlines and hustling on this week’s Off The Chart! Join Steve and Julian for your regular dose of unfamiliar hits, a look at the day’s events, … 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