Posts by Tom Watson (@onetongue)

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

Rebel Intuition: How Sean Lennon electrified the Black Lips’ sound

Lennon connects with the lo-fi psych-rock agitators to recall how they summoned the energy for their trippy new album Satan’s Graffiti or God’s Art

Playlist: Twin Peaks and beyond

Over two hours of music made for, or because of, ‘Twin Peaks’

Turning Points: Adrian Sherwood

The producer, label boss and DJ recalls a lifetime working with dub’s most essential weirdos

Medicinal Music: 20 Records for Healing

Reflecting on defining therapeutic works and the stories behind them


Narkopop Kompakt

Eight talking points from DAMN.

God? Damn. Here’s our initial takeaways from one of the most anticipated records of the year

Future Days: The Can Project celebrate and amplify at the Barbican

Barbican Hall, London 8 April

Various Artists

mono no aware PAN

The Tedious Contradictions of John Lydon

John Lydon is used to ruffling feathers with performed contrarianism. We scrutinise his track record and ask if, in the age of Trump, it’s time he retired his routine

Jacques Greene

Feel Infinite LuckyMe

Big Mistake: A conversation with Manuel Göttsching

Tom Watson meets the iconic German composer to unpick the foundations of his seminal work, ‘E2-E4’