John Mulvey

The 38th Uncut Playlist Of 2010

No Polish epiphanies this week, sadly: thanks, by the way, for all your Czeslaw Niemen guidance – you’re invaluable.…

The 37th Uncut Playlist Of 2010

Take a look at this, which has been the best thing I’ve heard this week by a mile, and the clip’s superb, too.…

Third Eye Foundation: “The Dark”

Mentioning Forest Swords the other week, the brilliantly named Soren Lorenson posted to say how much they reminded him of Matt Elliott’s Third Eye Foundation.…

The 36th Uncut Playlist Of 2010

Interesting bit of heat around the blog last week about Neil Young’s “Le Noise”, where as a result of expressing mild scepticism about Daniel Lanois’ production schtick, I learned that,…

Koen Holtkamp: “Gravity/Bees”

Not an immediately familiar name, perhaps, but Koen Holtkamp might be more familiar, at least to regular readers, if we described him as one half of Mountains, a New York-based…

Sharon Van Etten: “Epic”

Just looking back through my archives, I found something on Sharon Van Etten’s “Because I Was In Love”, a mighty hushed album of folkish singer-songwritery which was produced by Greg…

Gunn/Truscinski Duo – “Sand City”

One of my favourite labels of 2010 thus far has been Three Lobed Recordings, thanks in no small part to the amazing “Honest Strings” comp, in honour of Jack Rose,…

Neil Young: “Le Noise”

To be honest, a few alarm bells went off when I read this quote. “I wanted [Neil Young] to understand that I’ve spent years dedicated to the sonics in my…

The 35th Uncut Playlist Of 2010

As some of you guessed last week, Neil Young’s exceptional “Le Noise” was one of the mystery records in Playlist 34. I’ve now got clearance to blog about it so,…

Hans Chew: “Tennessee & Other Stories”

As you might have noticed, I’ve been banging on about this one a lot over the last couple of weeks, and it seems to be shaping up, alongside maybe Joanna…

The 34th Uncut Playlist Of 2010

Belatedly following this fine haul, another really good list this week, involving as it does a couple of high-security things which I can’t discuss at the moment and plenty I…

Robert Plant: London Forum, September 2, 2010

Yesterday, Michael posted a review of Robert Plant’s secret London show on Wednesday. Heading back from holiday in France, I missed that one – luckily, it turns out, since Plant…

The 33rd Uncut Playlist Of 2010

Good list, this one, I reckon. Among some really nice arrivals from old favourites: a new Voice Of The Seven Thunders remix EP; a stripped-back one from Hiss Golden Messenger;…

The 32nd Uncut Playlist Of 2010

Bit of a mixed bag here: let me enthusiastically flag the Secret Sisters, Wooden Wand, Dean McPhee, Imaad Wasif and The Fresh And Onlys, and maintain a dignified silence about…

Fool’s Gold: Club Uncut, August 16, 2010

Not to stereotype us in any way, but marvellous though Club Uncut is, not much dancing has traditionally gone on there. As a one-stop shop for American songwriters of a…