Monthly Archives: April 2009

Way to Blue: The Songs of Nick Drake at Birmingham Town Hall

During his short career, Nick Drake recorded some of the most sublime and moving folk music this world has been blessed with, a perfect run of  three flawless albums, from the delicately baroque folk-pop of debut release Five Leaves Left … Continue reading

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The Hold Steady – A Positive Rage

No mere disc, audio or visual, could adequately capture the sweat-drenched, infectious joy of The Hold Steady live, but A Positive Rage has a damn good go. It couples a complete live recording of the band’s Halloween 2006 show at … Continue reading

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Colour Versus Andy Warhol

Well, not quite. I’ll be soundtracking the private view for the new exhibition of Andy Warhol’s paintings and posters at Wolverhampton Art Gallery on Thursday, from 5.30pm. It’ll be laid-back folk, indie pop and electronic soundscapes all the way, with … Continue reading

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Tomorrow is Record Store Day

I’ve come over all nostalgic about indie record shops a couple of times before on Colour. They’re certainly a diminishing presence in the industry – The Guardian reports that there are now only 305 left in the UK, down from … Continue reading

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Beck’s One Foot in the Grave Reissued

We’re far too slow on the uptake to make a habit of posting about forthcoming releases, but I’ll make an exception for this as it’s one of my favourite albums. Last week, Pitchfork reported that Beck’s 1994 album One Foot … Continue reading

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Moseley Folk Festival 2009 Lineup

The line-up for this year’s Moseley Folk Festival (4th-6th of  September) is shaping up nicely, with the initial announcement featuring a healthy mix of the traditional, the contemporary and the out-there, from Bert Jansch and Jethro Tull to Cara Dillon, … Continue reading

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