MAGNET kindly asked if I’d come back and guest edit again. This year has been a whirlwind for the Wedding Present with touring, the festival in Brighton, recording the new Cinerama album, the Record Store Day singles and the deluxe reissue campaign of the first eight albums. There has hardly been a minute to sit still. So here is a little collection of little things in my life at the moment.
I suppose this rock band should be filed in my list of guilty pleasures. In these post-punk enlightened times, I suppose we all know better now than to profess a liking for progressive-rock bands, especially those who got musically worse and inexplicably more ridiculous as time progressed. But … well … those early records! Peter Gabriel dressed as a flower singing about unifauns and selling England by the pound. What is a unifaun, anyway? Marvellous stuff, nevertheless.