Song Lists: Simple Minds

‘We’ve got, FIVE YEARS’ yelled David Bowie in his song of the same name. And it’s that time frame exactly that’s led to Big Music, their first album since 2009’s Graffiti Soul. Yet, when they were wonderful in their young lives this was enough time to get them from ‘Empires and Dance’ through to ‘Once […]

Song Lists: Cocteau Twins

Welcome to Part 2 of the St Andrew’s Day trilogy and also the second part of sorts to a SIMPLE MINDS trilogy (in that Cocteau Twins took their name from an early Kerr composition). Autumn is a particular purple patch for Cocteaus album releases with all but Victorialand and Milk & Kisses landing between September […]

What happened to Travel?

As you can see the music writing is coming thick and fast at the moment, particularly with the colour-sound song lists taking up much of my time. Other than that, I teach English and Western Culture in China and as I’m the only writing teacher with 415 students, thinking up lesson plans and marking takes […]