Portico Quartet: a review

Probably one of the most exciting bands on the avant-garde edge of the contemporary/jazz music scene is Portico Quartet. Nominated for the Mercury Music Prize in 2008, the East London group has been honing and developing its sound for the last four years, winning new fans and accolades with each album and every performance. Comprised … Continue reading

Violence on Trial

This article will appear in Red Pepper magazine soon, or so I am told… The Mutiny, it seems, pride themselves on being at odds with the pedantic solemnity that is typically a feature of discussion groups on the Left. Instead of grandstanding speeches calling for workers to seize the means of production, Mutiny offer ‘speed-debating’, … Continue reading