Come on a truly unique, mysterious and magical trip in both words and music with THE CYCLE TO WORK SCHEME and me. “There’s a package for you here, have you ordered anything?”. Confusing words, because I hadn’t. I moved downstairs to see a vinyl shaped package with an address scrawled in handwriting I didn’t recognise. […]Read More
Just before Covid hit these shores, Manchester and London were visited by another then little known export from the East, though this one was from Russia not China. Urbanista was lucky enough to catch up with Motorama on their northern sojourn and was wowed, as was the rest of the punters who raucously packed out the […]Read More
Placing my Bets on Edgar – Liverpool legend Edgar Jones talks to Urbanista on the eve of the release of his soulful masterpiece.
Sat outside a tiny coffee house betwixt the two cathedrals, I awaited the arrival of Liverpool legend Edgar Summertyme Jones. The reason for our meeting was to discuss his thirty plus years on the Liverpool scene and his fantastic new album release Reflections of a Soul Dimension. As I chatted to the owner of a […]Read More
The 11th March 2023 was a pig of a day. Travelling down the M62, visibility was at a premium but as I hit civilization in Liverpool I knew that with just a short hop across the water, the promise of shining light was awaiting me. Emerging from the Mersey tunnel, dark satanic skies enveloped the […]Read More
And the Livin’ is Easy (in the Soul Dimension) Edgar Jones and Matthew Thomas Smith live at Round the Corner
Edgar Jones on top of his game and Matthew Thomas Smith expertly chronicling Liverpool life in a mighty fine afternoon of verbiage and vibes. Words: Prince Far Out Pictures: Peter Kevan (although he doesn’t know it yet.) As the dark satanic mills at the arse end of Greater Manchester slowly stopped staining my […]Read More
Initially I considered I must have misread it, but no, a happening was indeed…happening. Barry Adamson ex- of Magazine, on/off Bad Seed and purveyor of his own unique visionary sounds that have found themselves on revered soundtracks as well as his own richly rewarding solo back catalogue was playing a gig in a church in […]Read More