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Andy Falkous – Future Of The Left | 2011

November 27, 2011


Hi. Welcome to the annual Beat article about the annual Future Of The Left Australian summer tour. As per usual, this year our guest is Mr Andrew Falkous, aka Falco, front mouth of the titular band. Okay, let’s just backup a little here. The geographically Welsh Future Of The Left, née mclusky, are well known […]

JT on Film

February 4, 2011


The following article (essay, if you prefer; it’s pretty long) was first published in Mess+Noise. ———— We all know video killed the radio star, but now that ‘reality’ is on a clipicide rampage – on the video star’s mothership, MTV, at any rate – how is a ‘real’ band to make it in Foleywood? How […]

Andy Falkous – Future Of The Left | 2010

January 11, 2011


Back in August, Future Of The Left lynchpin Andy Falkous sent me an email. There was no subject line, just an attachment: an mp3 called I Am The Least Of Your Problems. It was followed soon after by another; same deal, different mp3. Then another. And another. And one more in early September. “New demos,” […]

From the archive | DFA 1979

February 14, 2010


The infamous review that got a bunch of Beat writers temporarily blacklisted at Ding Dong (as predicted by Andy): DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979 Ding Dong Lounge From: Melanie Sheridan [] Sent: Monday, 28 February 2005 11:09 AM To: Daniel Zugna; Andrew Tijs; Andrew Ramadge; James Aviaz; Claire Stuchbery; David Haberfeld Subject: Death from Above 1979 […]

The Tote: in The Thick Of It

January 24, 2010


It’s said that a week is a fuck of a long time in politics. This time last week I was standing in a crowd of around 2000 people outside The Tote, protesting (well, I say protesting but really I was just standing around) the venue’s imminent closure at the hands of a bureaucratic joke that […]

Future Of The Left: Corner Hotel, January 8th 2010.

January 10, 2010


The subtitle for this ‘review’ is Maybe it’s an old cliché, but sometimes things are better left expected: or, why the fuck are you talking about asparagus piss with Andy Falkous?! No, seriously. He was very polite and chatted on, pretending he didn’t think I had some form of mental deficiency, bless*. Later, during the […]