There’s no fey, ‘hey nonny nonny’ tut on this, their sixth album; there’s a muscularity, a blue collar element in the spirit of Springsteen
At the recent Tequila Fair at the Mexican Ambassador’s residence, we were lucky enough to try a new tequila called Excellia.
When the Kings of Leon tore outta Franklin, Tennessee, seven years ago they were hairier than Brian Blessed’s arse-crack.
The Bum is back – We’re not talking about a new album release for Amy Winehouse but Jeff ‘Beachbum’ Berry’s new book – Remixed.
The opener, Echoes, is typical of the band’s quiet-then-loud approach that includes lots of melody and double-tracked vocals, while The Same Space is a thunderous archetype of the album’s thrashing energy.
Gaz Regan’s latest book is an absolute must for any drink lovers bookcase. Rarely has a ‘spirit’ book been such a joy to read, from the outset Gaz’s personality jumps off the page.
Want to re-live your time at Tales through the medium of the cocktail? Couldn’t get to New Orleans and want to know what the fuss was all about? This book is for you…
Thankfully, the Scissor Sisters got back into the studio to create something they insist is “super-sexual and sleazy”.
It’s a remarkably assured, feel-good performance in the main, with hooks aplenty.
With a copy of The Wurzels greatest hits under it’s arm, BarLifeUK heads South for a weekend exploring Bristol’s greatest pubs.
The Modfather and his muso cronies charge in, chuck around feedback, organ riffs, reverse-looped guitars, wobbly strings and epileptic drumming, and then they leg it.
We’re not yet half way through the year, but it’s probably safe to say this is the best blue-eyed northern soul concept album of 2010.
News has reached the desk (or bar as the case may be) of BarLifeUK that Hayman’s Distillers have added a Sloe Gin to their already impressive portfolio…
Big Star were effing ace, and in the 1970s they released three effing ace albums. Of them, #1 Record is arguably the most bar-friendly.
America’s Trader Tiki has launched a range of Exotic Syrups for ‘Topical Mixology’ and with a little
bit of on-line ordering they can be adorning your back bar very soon.
Whisky from Wales – Much better than Whisky from whales, and less likely to get you in trouble with Greenpeace.
The good folks at Hammer & Son Ltd are now distributing Geranium Premium Dry Gin through Coe Vintners in the UK. It was originally launched in September 2009 in Denmark and is now widely available in the UK.
First up is Naked Chase which as well as being a game I played at primary school is now a vodka made from organic cider apples
Every now and then people in the world try and do something right for the planet and for those less fortunate than ourselves, whilst commendable the outcome is all to often like a chemical toilet – a nice idea which no-one wants. Not so in the case of FAIR….
The highlight is O.N.E. It sounds like the ‘80s if the decade had been a more carefree time for music and people. It’s a tune that’s likely to get customers who are a little worse for wear claiming they haven’t heard this for years.
Last year’s magnificent Jakob Remix of Starry Eyed and the deserved success of the single’s unfettered version raised expectations of Goulding’s debut album to nigh-on vertigo-inducing levels in some quarters. The critics’ choice gong at last month’s Brits only added to the ballyhoo
Aussie Bartender magazine and Sydney BarShow head honcho, Dave Spanton, sends in dispatches from Singapore’s Tippling Club.