Connor Bracken and the Mother Leeds Band are a young American band of whom great things are expected! September saw the release of their eagerly awaited second album Nightbird Motel, and all the signs are that this crew have a very promising future in front of them. Happily, Velvet Thunder were able to catch up..
Contrary to the revisionist history we are often fed, 1977 was not merely some kind of NME/Sounds battleground with ‘punks and hippies’ slugging it out via two falls and a mellotron. Going back an astonishing 42 years, making some of us who were, if not ‘angry young men’ at the time then at least ‘mildly..