Rockism and Poptimism

“Rockism” is a derisive poptimist term, “Poptimism” is in turn a derisive rockist term. The entire thing is damp and confusing. Eamonn Kelly writes.

REVIEW: 4:44 – Jay Z

This album has the feeling of Jay tying up his loose strings, almost like a career curtain call but without the definite finality. Sophie Minissale reviews.

Gig review: Boo Seeka (Mojos)

Purgatory is ruled by an unsmiling ticket-checker. Arriving at Capitol 15 minutes before Boo Seeka was due on stage, fate had me pinned. Clinton Ducas reviews.

Taking 5 With New Nausea

Music editor Tess Bury caught up with local heartthrob Albert Pritchard, AKA New Nausea, to find out how he started making music and what makes him do it.