king naat veliov and the original kocani okestar – live review

[from the archive] Eastern Europeans battle for your head & feet How does one dance to a Macedonian wedding band? That was the dilemma facing the good people at the Brighton Dome in the second half of this double bill of Eastern European folk. Although music of Romany origin is little known in Britain, film… Continue reading king naat veliov and the original kocani okestar – live review

everything everything – live review

[one from the archive] Everything isn’t all it’s cracked up to be Everything Everything has to be one of the most apt band names around. These prog indie (Prindie?) guys from Manchester via Newscastle, Kent and Guernsey want it all...twice. However, as last year’s long player ‘Man Alive’ showed, they want too much – cramming… Continue reading everything everything – live review

the bass pelican and other names

Northern gannet, Morus bassanus, family Sulidae We tend to forget, in our cultural bubbles, that most living things have many names. Gannet names, for example, tell a story of how humans have responded to this magnificent seabird in ways which reflect local uses, geography, folklore. bassanus is from Bass Rock, Firth of Forth, home to the world's… Continue reading the bass pelican and other names