STRAWBERRY STORY: All For You (7″, Daisy Chain SRT8KS1422, 1988)

Strawberry Story were a very, very twee band who epitomised the late eighties/early nineties anorak/cutesy scene. Floral print dresses, high speed buzzsaw guitars, dinky female vocals and rat-a-tat biscuit tin drums were the order of the day. In hindsight this whole ‘scene’ (disparate though it may have been) was somewhat cloying and, in its own […]

MAXTON GRAINGER: Samosas! (7″, Kabukikore Special Editions KKSE02, 2003)

If you look very closely at the dog image on this record’s cover, you will notice that it bears the all-too-familiar pixellated look created by one of two situations: A JPEG that’s been saved at too low a quality A low-resolution image that’s been blown up in size. I suspect the first as the image […]