Petite Meller lands on Planet Gong!

By |2017-01-12T21:24:01+01:00Wednesday, 21 September, 2016|

If bands could musically beget children then those children would, like their flesh and blood counterparts in the real world, display not just some of the musical characteristics of their 
parents but probably some of their inherent eccentricities as well. In which case the YouTube-proclaimed ‘Aryan pedo nightmare’ that […]

Life, Love and Keeling Over

By |2017-01-12T21:23:51+01:00Sunday, 11 September, 2016|

Hiromi Kawakami’s first English language book was called Strange Weather in Tokyo and published in 2014, (in Japan it was titled The Teacher’s Briefcase) and was a gentle, touching, almost surreal and dreamlike story of a thirty something woman slowly falling in love with an unassuming retired school teacher […]

Tears in the Day, Screams in the Night

By |2017-01-12T21:23:36+01:00Sunday, 4 September, 2016|

Chris Petit’s The Butchers of Berlin, is a brutal and disquieting take on a city and a people inured by years of terror, violence and vicious anti-semitism, who find survival in indifference, and sustenance in betrayal. 
Set in the death throes of the Third Reich during 1943, […]