FEWS, Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar, Saturday, 28 January 2017

Swedish-American four-piece FEWS would have been massive if they’d emerged at the height of the naughties post-punk revival. But those were simpler times, and the place of guitar bands of their ilk is less assured in today’s musical landscape.   This was reflected in a Sticky Mike’s crowd consisting predominantly of men of a certain age.   … More FEWS, Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar, Saturday, 28 January 2017

Carla dal Forno, Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar, Thursday, 2 February 2017

You Know What It’s Like, Carla dal Forno’s bleak and ominous debut solo album, is an isolating listen. The Australian resides in her nightmarish songs like a spectral, half formed memory, intertwining with found sounds and hypnotic, lo-fi beats.   Performing at Sticky Mike’s on the first night of her UK tour, she appeared alongside … More Carla dal Forno, Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar, Thursday, 2 February 2017

Porches, Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar, Tuesday, 18 October 2016

New York-based Aaron Maine, the 27 year-old behind Porches, has been on something of a musical journey these past few years. 2013’s raw, Neil Young-influenced album Slow Dance in the Cosmos hinted at a talented songwriter with an ear for a hook, but it was the maturity of this year’s synth pop symphony Pool that … More Porches, Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar, Tuesday, 18 October 2016

The complacency of the Left has paved the way for Tory carnage

“This is an exit poll, very carefully calculated, not necessarily on-the-nail, but here it is – 10 o’clock – and we are saying: the Conservatives are the largest party…and here are the figures which we have – quite remarkable, this exit poll – the Conservatives on 316…that’s up 9 since the last election in 2010. … More The complacency of the Left has paved the way for Tory carnage

Tony Mowbray: former clubs’ fans give their verdict

After a load of speculation and some protracted negotiations, it has finally been confirmed that Tony Mowbray will be the new Coventry City manager. His first and most important task will be to secure safety for the Sky Blues, and to avoid the unthinkable: relegation to the fourth tier. I’m too superstitious to even contemplate any … More Tony Mowbray: former clubs’ fans give their verdict

Katie Hopkins and Operant Conditioning

Operant conditioning is a method of learning that occurs through rewards and punishments for behavior. Katie Hopkins hits out at Jessica Ennis-Hill over Ched Evans debate http://t.co/Zzk5G0N4Q6 pic.twitter.com/nrY02cve0C — The Independent (@Independent) November 17, 2014 Through operant conditioning, an association is made between a behavior and a consequence for that behavior. Katie Hopkins sparks new … More Katie Hopkins and Operant Conditioning

14 Albums from 2014

The concept of ranking albums is absolutely ridiculous. If you wanted to create a definitive all-time list, not only would you have to listen to the majority of albums that have ever been produced, you’d also have to create some sort of objective scoring system that would enable you to rank them with any degree of accuracy. … More 14 Albums from 2014