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Re-enter the Vaselines

Nirvana favourites complete comeback with new album (20 years on)

Following their recent live reformation, seminal Glasgow duo The Vaselines have finally recorded their second album – 20 years since the band split.

New Fall book

Mark E. Smith and The Fall: Art, Music and Politics (Ashgate Press)

A new book : ‘Mark E. Smith and The Fall: Art, Music and Politics’ has been published by Ashgate Press. Analysing the band’s place in popular culture,as the title suggests, it’s edited by Michael Goddard and Benjamin Halligan. Oh, and itm? scribe Andy Wood has contributed a chapter – hence us telling you about it […]

new itm? podcast

issue # 13 (lucky for some)

Podcast number 13 – you lucky listeners


Middleton. Creosote, Stephenson, TV21, Unwinding Hours all confirmed (May 2010)

Tigerfest – the cross-Scotland music festival for which is this music? is media partner, has announced its lineup for May 2010.


- HMHB to the rescue (the campaign hots up)

The campaign to save digital alternative radio station has hotted up, in the week where fans are being urged to send Half Man Half Biscuit to number 6 (geddit?) in the charts.

itm? podcast

Easter special (with added Homegame content)

A new-ish show thought we should flag it as the podcast link on the front page has failed for some reason!

Steve West’s tour survival guide

The Pavement drummer reveals all (almost)

Pavement drummer Steve West has created the essential guide to surviving on tour. Not content with getting behind the kit for one of the tours of 2010, Westy has started a videoblog providing indispensible advice

Ned’s Atomic Dustbin

Re:United (new live CD and DVD)

At Wolverhampton’s Wulfrun Hall former members of Ned’s Atomic Dustbin – Dan, Matt, Alex, Rat and Jonn – reunited for a live show

The Car Is on Fire

John McEntire (and the Polish government)

In the 1960s, the government of Poland attempted to secretly join the so-called “Star Wars” programme.

Things in Herds

new download (on Italian compilation)

It’s been a couple of years since Things in Herds’ third album Nothing Is Lost – they plan to release the follow-up sometime in the next few months “give or take a year or two”. In the meantime, they feature on an Italian compilation album, Any Wonder, which is available to download (for free) thanks […]