Happy New Year!
Last December, on what felt like the coldest day of the year, I visited the cosy studio of inspired, Mercury-winning Edinburgh idiosyncrats Young Fathers to discuss their deftly perverse new LP Cocoa Sugar. I had so much fun, and you can read about in the new issue of MOJO, on shelves this very minute, and also for a few more weeks. But don’t dawdle – time is of the essence!
I’ve almost been attending absolutely tonnes of only the finest metal and heavy rawk concerts of late, for the Guardian. Top of the bunch was a ferocious brawl at Wembley with Queens Of The Stone Age, but the mercurial progging of Mastodon, the chest-bared emoting of Nothing More and the frankly ridiculous carnivale of Lacuna Coil were all fabulous evenings out.
Have a wonderful 2018…