Typo Negative – a blog

A Heart Like a James Joyce Novel... Dogrel - Fontaines D.C.Released: 2019 Partisan RecordsProduced: Dan CareyGenre: Exuberant, unmistakeably Irish post-punk... Dogrel (noun): poetry of little to no literary merit.“Dublin in the rain is mineA pregnant city with a catholic mind” Grian Chatten barks these lines – the first of album opener, Big – in his sublime Irish drawl, as if he is wrenching Dublin’s streets right from the hands of James Joyce. (Or Arthur Guinness, or Sinéad O’Connor, or Oscar Wilde.)  For a new band, on their first full-length release, this is akin to me marching to the centre of Drury Street and …
52 Records - a weekly ramble about music... What have I gotten myself into? It started when I cast a guilty glance over at a sheet of paper on one side of my desk.  A list of blog topics. Well, no, a list of potential blog topics.  I hadn't actually gotten much further with any of them than a headline and a rough outline. Some of the points towards the top were relatively solid, but the further down the list I read, the more it sounded like Alan Partridge pitching TV ideas at a disinterested BBC Commissioning Editor. Anyone for Monkey Tennis? As a freelance …