The Origin (and Death) of a Muse Fanboy

In September 2019, Muse announced the release of their Origin of Muse premium box set – a ridiculously definitive reissue of their debut albums, and rare early tracks and recordings, many of which are previously unreleased. Its artwork is beautifully intricate, featuring replicas of tour posters and programs from their early days. It is on sale for the princely sum of £125. Years ago, this … Continue reading The Origin (and Death) of a Muse Fanboy

Real Fans: How to wind up 80,000 Muse fans in one foul swipe… (11/09/2010)

A few weeks ago, I uploaded excerpts from my old gig diary from 2004-2005 (Wednesday 13, CKY, HIM), just to document my passions predating any journalistic experience. At that point, I intended to stop uploading them. Well, I stumbled across this gem a few days ago, and couldn’t resist unleashing it upon the world. By the this point, I was going to too many concerts, … Continue reading Real Fans: How to wind up 80,000 Muse fans in one foul swipe… (11/09/2010)

Interview: Frank Turner

This is an interview with Winchester wonder Frank Turner. Conducted on the 29th November 2012, backstage before his performance at Southampton Guildhall (review coming soon), on behalf of CRITICAL WAVE. — Of all places, what brings you back to Southampton Guildhall? Well, this tour that we’re on at the moment is the longest and most, kind of regional UK tour that we’ve done in a … Continue reading Interview: Frank Turner