25/05/2012
Margot & Richie, The Royal Tenenbaums

Playlist #12: Wes Anderson

Definition of QUIRKY: “adjective strikingly unconventional or given to idiosyncrasies.” Part of the process of commodification for the purpose of selling a product to the largest audience possible means sticking a label on...

07/05/2012
Beastie Boys: Diamond, Yauch and Horovitz

Playlist #11: Songs for MCA

Tough to write but easy to listen to, the latest playlist remembers Adam Yauch and the music he created with his band, The Beastie Boys… There’s an unwritten rule about playlists, mix-tapes or...

23/04/2012
RSD Raw Power

Playlist #10: Record Store Day

Marc Hall considers the virtues of the indie record shop, the past weekend’s Record Store Day serving to jump-start his memory… Saturday 21 April was the annual Record Store Day. There’s a certain...

08/04/2012
George Harrison

Playlist #9: Happy Easter / Jesus Songs

Especially for Easter weekend, Marc Hall takes a look at music’s long-running relationship with religion, with particular reference to JC… As with its Christmas sibling, Easter is a holiday gifted to us in-part...

26/03/2012
Pulp at Leeds 2002

Playlist #8: Nice Surprises

Let Marc Hall lead the way with a roller-coaster ride of revelations… Two weeks have now passed since The Double Negative road trip to ATP, in which we’ve had time to digest the sonic...

07/03/2012
All Tomorrows Parties 2012

Playlist #7: All Tomorrow’s Parties

This weekend The Double Negative embarks on a trip to Butlins, Minehead.  Alas, our reasons are not to watch Chico, or admire the sublime skills of the super-talented Red Coats. No, we’re off...

27/02/2012
Richard Cheese and Lounge Against The Machine, pop cover-ers extraordinaire

Playlist #6: Pop Covers

Marc Hall takes a look at the growing instances of the indie kid breathing new life into the pop classic, and vice-versa(?)… I heard recently that local X Factor favourite Marcus Collins was...

13/02/2012
Wall-E, FACT Liverpool

Playlist #5: Love Films (The Remix)

With the V word on every ad man’s lips, Marc Hall takes a skewed look at love and sex in the movies… The shops are full of tacky plastic hearts, you’re being encouraged...

29/01/2012
Debbie Harry

Playlist #4: All Hail 1981

Marc Hall evaluates the lasting impact of 1981 on the musical landscape… 1981 is not the first year that comes to mind when you think of those defining music history.  Rising from the...