Gig Review: Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells – Kings Theatre, Glasgow (7th March 2023)

Let's deal with the elephant in the room first. This gig was part of a tour which is advertised in the tour section of Mike Oldfield's official website where it says: To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Tubular Bells, the iconic masterpiece will be performed live with a full band across the UK in Spring … Continue reading Gig Review: Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells – Kings Theatre, Glasgow (7th March 2023)

Album Review: When Rivers Meet – The EP Collection (The Uprising / Innocence of Youth)

I was surprised to discover that, although When Rivers Meet have featured in a Moshville Times post (Headline Act: When Rivers Meet), we have never posted a review of their music... a shocking oversight that I intend to remedy here and now. It may seem odd that I have chosen to review The EP Collection … Continue reading Album Review: When Rivers Meet – The EP Collection (The Uprising / Innocence of Youth)

Album Review: Goo Goo Dolls – It’s Christmas All Over (Deluxe)

Last year, I posted a review of "It’s Christmas All Over" and (spoiler alert) I liked it. Towards the end of my review, I say: 'If subsequent Christmas albums from the Goo Goo Dolls have more tracks like "You Ain’t Getting Nothin'" then I’d be in like Santa!' While they haven't given us a new … Continue reading Album Review: Goo Goo Dolls – It’s Christmas All Over (Deluxe)

Album Review: Ye Banished Privateers – A Pirate Stole My Christmas

I make no secret of my love of Christmas music; I'm sure I've mentioned before that (according to iTunes) I have 5.2 days of Christmas music. But, I have nothing, not one thing, even remotely like A Pirate Stole My Christmas! The band (crew?) known as, Ye Banished Privateers, describe themselves as playing pirate folk … Continue reading Album Review: Ye Banished Privateers – A Pirate Stole My Christmas

Album Review: Goo Goo Dolls – It’s Christmas All Over

The Goo Goo Dolls have released what is described in the press pack as their, "...first-ever Christmas album". This seems to imply that it may not be their last. The question is, therefore, would I like a second Christmas album from them or is one enough? No spoilers... you'll need to read the review to … Continue reading Album Review: Goo Goo Dolls – It’s Christmas All Over

Album Review: Christmas With Better Noise Music

When to start listening to Christmas music? I favour the 25th of November (a month before Christmas) but for some people, even the 25th of December is too soon. So, how do you feel about 23rd October? Far too early, surely! Not for the Better Noise Music label who chose to release their first ever … Continue reading Album Review: Christmas With Better Noise Music