Album Review: Iron & Wine – Beast Epic (Sub Pop)

Time traveller Sam Beam’s music is very much about the journey rather than the destination, but his journeys are over time rather than space. On his first album in four… Read more

Festival No. 6: A Sound System debut

Sound travels. And Sound System will reach another destination this September, finding itself for the first time ever in the stunning village of Portmeirion in North Wales for a festival… Read more

Album Review: Queens of the Stone Age – Villains (Matador)

Crooning and bruising Queens of the Stone Age or QOTSA for ease of typing have been making albums for over twenty years now but lead singer and head honcho Josh… Read more

Birmingham Conservatoire: Learning through sound

With the launch event drawing ever nearer this September, the finishing touches are being applied to Birmingham Conservatoire’s new state-of-the-art facilities. Over the course of the past couple of months… Read more

Birmingham Conservatoire: the most sophisticated mastering studio

“We aim to cleanse student ears and change how they listen to music.” – Dr Simon Hall, Head of Music Technology, Birmingham Conservatoire. In this blog we will delve into… Read more

Duxford’s DX17 sound sculpture by Nick Ryan, supported by Bowers & Wilkins

2017 marks the centenary of Imperial War Museums (IWM) and 100 years since work began to create RAF Duxford. To commemorate this landmark occasion I was commissioned to create a… Read more

Album Review: Radiohead – OK Computer OKNOTOK 1997 2017 (Parlophone)

Everything in the same place OK Computer was the album that put Radiohead on the map, they had cult success with the single Creep but it wasn’t until this seminal… Read more

Our top 5 WOMAD 2017 artists

The grass has recovered from last year’s party, and now the stage is set for a wondrous weekend of music, arts and dance. WOMAD festival 2017 is back, and so… Read more

Birmingham Conservatoire: State-of-the-art audio

Bowers & Wilkins has partnered with Birmingham Conservatoire in providing loudspeakers and amplifiers for their new state-of-the-art facilities. In this, the first of four blog posts, we will delve into… Read more