Sunday, 25 September 2011

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

O Genesis Presents II: This Time It's Personal

On the 27th October, the above is taking place. It's free, and you should come, if only for Blood Music because they are exciting. Me too, obviously.

Monday, 19 September 2011

OGen interview/Photographers I like

Tim and Nik gave an interview to the inestimable broadcaster Shell Zenner recently, they talked about me and the label, have a listen here.

Also, some people have been snapping me recently. They are Keira Cullinane (with whom I've worked for a couple of years now) and Toby Mellin, who came to shoot at the O Genesis Presents night in Manchester at the beginning of the month. They're both very good, looky looky at these:

© Toby Mellin 2011

© Keira Anee 2011

Friday, 9 September 2011

Blog to blog

Another young, grass roots blogger weighs in with some thoughts of her own. Read Abigail Gillibrand's Tellin' Stories and follow her blog activity.

Thursday, 8 September 2011

S.C.U.M's new album is here

I need to give this a few more listens, but right now I think it's great. Comparisons with The Horrors' work will be unavoidable but having seen S.C.U.M develop and grow over the past few years, I'm very excited about the direction they're taking. And with a bit of context, it's easy to see that they're well on the way to carving out their own, exclusive niche in a broad consciousness. Leave The Horrors out of it.

I have a feeling the widget below might not work, it's being weird. If it doesn't work click here, where The Guardian is hosting the album in its entirety.

S.C.U.M - Again Into Eyes by Mute UK

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Kettle Tape

It's raining and I'm bored, so I'm mucking about.

("Deny The Body" acoustic)

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Rainy Tuesday Music

This song never fails to lift my heart.

Monday, 5 September 2011


I've just read a review of the OGen night by Luke Griffin, who writes for Basementbrain.

Here's what Luke had to say about me:

"In his blink-and-you'll-miss-it set (really, he played four songs), Joseph Coward brings with him possibly the highlight of the night with his cover of The Smashing Pumpkins- 'To Forget'. The fact he has stripped away all other elements of the song, right down to just guitar and vocals gives us a bare bones rendition that offers up the most gripping moment of the night by a long way, as well as a contender for the best version of the song. New single 'Jesus Christ' shows that young Coward has an old soul, drawing on his slightly unnerving ability to turn a room of half drunk disco junkies into silent gawkers. It's all quite haunting, making for both a soulful and soul destroying experience, in a good way."

Also included are reviews of Replicas and Electricity In Our Homes. It's a good read, as is the rest of the blog.

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Last night

I got home from Manchester at about eight this morning after a ridiculously long drive back to London in the van with Electricity In Our Homes.

The O Genesis Presents night was fun, Replicas and EIOH were brilliant as usual.

Here I am, playing.

Here's a review of the night by John Robb of Louder Than War

Here is a picture of the O Genesis lot, clockwise from far left, top row: me (gurning for some reason), Charlie Boyer, Tim Burgess, Nick Fraser, Jim Spencer, Abbie Worthington, Bonnie Carr, Ashiya Eastwood, Helena Gee. 

Hope to see you again soon, Manchester (stay classy). Thanks for coming. If you've any footage of my set, please forward it to me and I'll post it here.