Monthly Archives: January 2013

Noise, glorious noise – review of My Bloody Valentine live at Brixton Electric

(Pop Lifer’s trademark “live at the show” art photography. Contact us to buy exclusive print.) On the way to the Electric tonight we get assailed in the street by a middle aged hippie with a Scandinavian accent and a trembling youth … Continue reading

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Pop Lifer is six months old today – time for our infant check up

Exactly six months ago, we posted our first proper blog here on Pop Lifer, one celebrating the bravery of the then little-known Frank Ocean, who had just told the world in a beautiful and simple letter that his first true … Continue reading

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From Punk to Monkhouse: How Danny Baker does Danny Baker better than anyone else we know

Autobiographies are for psueds, the self-important or airport newsagents. So, why has Danny Baker, free form broadcaster and official loose cannon, written one? As he himself says “Frankly, I’ve always thought people who ‘bare their souls’ or who reveal any … Continue reading

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The London Underground at 150 – a slightly jaded celebration of the Tube in pop music

The London Underground is 150 years old today. For tens of millions of people across the UK and abroad the tube is a living symbol of the vitality and scale of London. It can be evoked instantly in the gorgeous … Continue reading

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Special Frankmusik London show this Sunday (6th Jan) – come along and toast 2013 with some fizzy champagne pop

Yes, we know Pop Lifer has gone a bit Frankmusik-crazed of late (it’s even worse inside our heads) but when we get excited about something we get very very excited. Besides, we wanted to spread the word on the last show … Continue reading

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“You can’t stop me unless you cut off my hands, and then I’ll play piano with my feet” – Frankmusik’s New Year Resolve

“I work better with some dysfunction and adversity to go up against,” explains Vincent Turner (better known as Frankmusik) intensely, talking to himself as much as to us. He’s actually remembering the making of his first album – “Complete Me,” his … Continue reading

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