Posts by Tom Watson (@onetongue)

Were the Noughties a Golden Era for Music Television?

Tom Watson traces the personalities, formats and mishaps of a transitional era in mainstream music broadcasting

DJ Seinfeld

Time Spent Away From U Lobster Fury
Brexit Big Band review

A Right Song and Dance: Matthew Herbert’s Brexit Big Band at the Barbican

The Barbican 20171023

Playlist: Blade Runner and Beyond

From Kuedo to Cliff Martinez, Vangelis’ Blade Runner OST has remained a key influential touchstone. Here’s the definitive playlist

© Vasily Agrenenko

Carla dal Forno:
Fleeting Moments

Propelled from her Melbourne home courtesy of her intimate, nocturnal sound, Tom Watson finds an artist inspired by the intensity of her new London base

20 Definitive Cold Wave Artists

From Asylum Party to Xeno & Oaklander, Tom Watson delivers an essential primer on the influential genre

Bandcamp releases

12 Bandcamp Releases To Buy In Support of Transgender Rights

Today, Bandcamp are donating their profits to the Transgender Law Centre. Here’s a guide to some of our favourite recent releases to help you spend wisely


Dear Sargent House
Orlando The Tide Moves Me review


The Tide That Moves Me Gobstopper

The Audacious Revival of Royal Trux

The notorious avant-garde rockers have reformed to considerable fanfare, and Tom Watson finds them in an appropriately hostile mood

Shabazz Palaces

Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star / Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines SubPop

Richard Dawson: Active Imagination

Tom Watson speaks with the unique Geordie songwriter to discuss his new LP Peasant. A record which explores a Dark Ages concept via twisted, experimental folk music

Karen Gwyer

Rembo Don't Be Afraid

Nick Höppner

Work Ostgut Ton

The Mandem Need You: Can Grime4Corbyn succeed where Red Wedge failed?

Tom Watson explores a very 2017 movement – and its echoes with pop’s Red Wedge coalition three decades ago