ORGAN THING: That awkwardly named beautifully intense New York avant noise band Child Abuse have a new album, we just had a first listen to the whole thing, here’s an immediate reaction and a first track released…

That awkwardly named beautifully intense New York avant noise band Child Abuse have a new album, we just had a first listen to the whole thing, here’s an immediate reaction and a first track released… Child Abuse, it isn’t the easiest of band names to live with (or search for), really don’t like it, but…

ORGAN: The bloke from Deerhoof, him from the Flying Luttenbachers, the fret destroyer from Child Abuse, yer man from Neutral Milk Hotel, the legendary skins-basher from Sonic Youth, oh and Lydia Lunch…

Couple of things for you today…… first up, John Dieterich (Deerhoof) and Jeremy Barnes (Neutral Milk Hotel / A Hawk & a Hacksaw) have revealed the first track from their upcoming collaborative album ‘The Coral Casino’ (dropping May 6 on vinyl, cd, and digital), here it comes now…   “John Dieterich & Jeremy Barnes began…

ORGAN THINGS: New Diagrams, Child Abuse in town….

Glorious day don’t you think? Here’s a taste of something new from super furry Diagrams. Phantom Power is from Diagrams’ upcoming album Chromatics, more of former Tunng member Sam Genders’ lush chamber pop glowing with a simple, almost whimsical feel. You don’t need words, there’s the song and here’s a link should you want more. Chromatics is out…

ORGAN: Five Music Things – Artist and sound designer Sam Slater, the space pop of The Keplerians, “noisy ass punk” band Brand Bland, Chicago’s Em Spel, New York metal duo Luminous Vault and…

The Five music things thing yet again for whatever it still might be worth. Five? There’s something rather compelling about five, cross-pollination? Five more? Five more while Death Pill hide in their basements and all we can really do is watch the social media feeds. Do we need to do the editorial bit again? Is…

ORGAN THING: Fresh Van Der Graaf Generator news, the band are of course on tour right now, the UK leg opened in Birmingham last night, was the small earthquake that happened under the city as the set was finishing just coincidence?

Fresh Van Der Graaf Generator news, the band are of course on tour right now, the UK leg opened in Birmingham last night, was the small earthquake that happened under the city as the set was finishing just coincidence? 2.8 so they say, the band were playing Still Life at the time apparently. Anyway, “We…

ORGAN PREVIEW: “All life has been in some kind of abeyance. Now at last things seem to be on the way to starting up again”, Peter Hammill looks forward “with joy and excitement (and the usual pinch of trepidation)” to February’s Van Der Graaf Generator UK shows…

Van Der Graaf Generator’s UK tour is now less than a month away, the rescheduled dates really do look like they will be happening this time, and so, without wishing to tempt anything, a message from Peter Hammill regarding the upcoming VdGG tour as it appeared a day or two ago on his website… “Astonishingly,…