Stephen on Felt

Every now and again you come across an album that stops you dead in your tracks and demands that you sit and listen to it, for me one of the finest examples of this is German pianist Nils Frahm’s Felt. Recorded in his Berlin flat with bolts of felt laid across the piano wires to[…]

Andy on Hatful Of Hollow

“Hatful of Hollow” by The Smiths: where to begin? Probably not the best Smiths album, and certainly not their first, it is however my favourite. The first Smiths album, the eponymously titled (Pretentious? Moi?) “The Smiths” was released at the start of 1984, and “Hatful” at the tail end of the same year.  Whilst their[…]