Kevin Burke has just begun at The Big Takeover. An Irishman who has lived his life in the company of music and sounds from around the world. He is currently a regular contributor and reviewer for Ireland’s HeadStuff online site where he dives into popular music culture along with art and movies. Kevin also contributes to Belgium’s Peek-A-Boo alternative-rock magazine, print and online versions contain his interviews and reviews. Along with past contributions to Metal-Temple online and Music News, his path has finally led here.
Massive Attack Announce Previously Unreleased Mad Professor Dub Version of Mezzanine on Vinyl
This week writer Kevin Burke looks into the heart of My Bloody Valentine’s sublime classic Loveless
Rose McDowall & Shawn Pinchbeck are set to release “Gem”, a peek into their upcoming joint venture, the Far From The Apple Tree soundtrack
On October 4, Futurismo will celebrate New York fusion pioneers Konk with the release of The Magic Force Of Konk 1981-1988
The King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard upcoming album Infest the Rats’ Nest is a more hardcore, nostalgic approach with a foothold in the eighties, and that early noise of thrash metal
On August 16, Irish quintet The Murder Capital release their highly anticipated debut album When I Have Fears.
Bon Iver deliver i,i, a social commentary soaked masterwork that continues the trend of quality
This week, writer Kevin Burke reflects and discusses the importance of the Miles Davis masterwork Bitches Brew.
The late Jeff Buckley’s seminal Grace will be celebrated with a mammoth release onto streaming services August 23.
Irish based Fangclub release their highly anticipated second album
Legendary alternative band The Poo Sticks are set to re-release the very rare Poo Sticks Singles Box Set
Ladytron announce a new remix EP, “Far From Home – Night Versions”
David J offers a further insight into his upcoming album Missive To An Angel From The Halls Of Infamy with the single release “Migena & the Frozen Roses”.
Writer Kevin Burke looks back fifty-years and discusses the connection between Dennis Wilson, The Beatles and convicted murderer Charles Manson
Girl Band announce a new album, tour dates and release the single “Shoulderblades”
Strip Search Tramp are a five-piece collective who are intent on branding your brain with their unique punk inspired manifesto.
On September 13, Future Pilot AKA will unleash Orkestra Digitalis, a recording which holds that unique appeal of challenging the listener.
Sleater-Kinney’s upcoming release The Center Won’t Hold is Eleven-tracks from the musical soul of third wave feminism, digging their heels in and straddling the airwaves with addictive power-rock.
The Flaming Lips return with King’s Mouth, a mammoth beast trying to stumble into the territory of brilliance.
Writer Kevin Burke discusses the connection between two of the most remarkable musical statements of the 20th Century.
Ummagma release the long awaited Compass album today, an electrifying inner-journey to a musical Mecca
The oddities become addictive on the black midi debut album Schlagenheim
The genius and influence of the late Frank Tovey and Fad Gadget are celebrated with the vinyl issue of The Best Of Fad Gadget
On September 27th, The Replacements will issue the 4CD/1Lp boxed set Dead Man’s Pop, presenting their original vision for 1989’s Don’t Tell A Soul.
Kim Deal, Kristin Hersh, Vanessa Briscoe Hay, Kim Gordon and Kat Bjelland, five women who inspired the sound of Riot Grrrl.
Following on from the release of Berths, and riding the crest of adoration, Julie Lynn of Slowness took time out to answer a few questions about the album
The hardest working musician on the scene Ashton Nyte talks about his past, the present, and what the future holds for both his solo work and The Awakening.
One of Matthew Sweet’s most acclaimed pieces of work gets a release proper. Kimi Ga Suki * Raifu is upon us now to enjoy in full, and music this good is always worth waiting for.
The energy is still flowing with Pere Ubu, as to is the creativity, “The Long Goodbye” is a doorway to further adventures.
On July 15th 1988, the world mourned the loss of Nico, the true gothic princess,
The upcoming Violent Femmes album Hotel Last Resort, due on July 26th, punches like a heavyweight and is deserving of more than just one casual listen.
Fifty years after the death of Brian Jones, Kevin Burke looks back at the last surge of brilliance from the original Rolling Stone
Damaged Good release an outstanding overview of Underground Star Billy Childish in Punk Rock Ist Nicht Tot 1977-2018
On July the 12th, New Order release the mouthwatering live set ∑(No,12k,Lg,17Mif) New Order + Liam Gillick: So it goes.. .
Cherry Red Records has released a comprehensive compilation by English songstress and actress Dana Gillespie.
On July 19th, Live release the 25th Anniversary Celebration version of Throwing Copper
The avant-garde artist Cellista speaks to Kevin Burke about her latest album Transfigurations and how she effortlessly blends ambient noise with slices of hip hop, classical music, and alternative pop.
Kevin Burke shares his opinion on David Bowie’s game changing album The Man Who Sold The World
Mike Peters and The Alarm has really brought out an interesting album that locks the audience in at an early stage.
Aldous Harding presents an album of avant-garde imagery, wrapped in integrity and melodic joy.
Cherie Currie and Brie Darling forthcoming collaboration is an album that showcases two veterans pushing forward and making their mark once more
On Everything So Far Paul Den Heyer brings you on a personal journey into his artistic soul.
Released through Cherry Red Records this coming Friday, the essential guilt punk pleasure of 1977:The Year Punk Broke
Following the release of the posthumous Originals, Kevin Burke looks back at the unreleased album by Prince that became a cult all of its own.
Silent Forum release “Safety In Numbers” which offers another dimension to what the band are capable of.
Michael Ciravolo’s Beauty In Chaos return with a new release, Beauty Re-Envisioned. A follow on from 2018’s Finding Beauty In Chaos
PJ Harvey releases new music as part of The Virtues Soundtrack