Posts by Tom Watson (@onetongue)


AmeriKKKant Nuclear Blast


What a Time to Be Alive Merge

The Complex History of Plagiarism in Music

Tom Watson explores the fine line between flattering inspiration and career flattening infringement

The Genius of Mark E Smith in 20 Songs

The Genius of Mark E Smith and The Fall in 20 Songs

In the wake of Mark E Smith’s passing, Tom Watson traces the story of the post-punk band’s history through their most definitive tracks

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