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Tom Chaplin, Royal Festival Hall, 12 December

16 December 2017

Keane frontman Tom Chaplin provides a warm and thought-provoking approach to Christmas. Continue reading →

Review of Alphaville, Strange Attractor (2017)

11 April 2017

"A committed attempt to add something different to the pop landscape." A review of Alphaville's latest album, Strange Attractor (Universal, 2017). Continue reading →

Jonathan Pie, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, 3 March 2017

4 March 2017

Driving common sense into smart but obstinate people is enough to drive anyone mad. Jonathan Pie is the angry, frustrated journalist trying to make some inroads. Continue reading →

Marvell, Dryden, and the Horatian Ode

16 February 2017

There is no hard evidence that Andrew Marvell’s 'Horatian Ode' ever left his hands. Yet, it may have come to John Dryden’s attention. How is Dryden the privileged one? A...