Since addressing the savage folly that was \'Chisel Friday\' The Quietus has sought its stimulation in more sedate and productive ways. This has mainly revealed itself in drinking ultra strong coffee and gallons of tea from Rough Trade East. Each time a tumbler of highly caffeinated, viscous liquid, the same temperature and strength as magma on the surface of Mercury is purchased, a card is stamped and a fraction of a goat is secured for the coffee growers. After much white knuckled imbibing this week we finally secured enough caffeine points to despatch our beast, Numan The Goat Lord south towards the Cradle of Civilization. We hope you enjoy the excellent features and reviews up on The Quietus this week.
PJ Harvey & John Parish interviewed
The Quietus heads to Somerset to hear the sweet tale of how John Parish and PJ Harvey met, and the story of what went into their new album A Woman A Man Walked By
Things I Have Learned
Andy Bell of Erasure on domestic live and love in Hastings and selling bread to The Cheeky Girls
An early review of Pet Shop Boys\' fantastic new album Yes
Rob Halford of Judas Priest interviewed
On being a figurehead for gay metalheads, his alcoholism, and playing live with Led Zeppelin in San Francisco
Grizzly Bear on new album
And their dislike of beards:
This Heat interviewed by Simon Reynolds - a Totally Wired outtake; Lux Interior remembered, by John Robb; Dancehall author Beth Lesser interviewed; A Palava In Java, a new column by our tropical correspondent; and new band Crystal Stilts.
Reviews of all the latest releases, including new albums from Morrissey, Quietus man Aidan Moffat, The Prodigy, Napalm Death, Kreator, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart and Spider & The Flies
NOT TO FORGET, ON PAIN OF FINGERNAIL PULLING:
This weekend sees The Quietus stepping up to the spinning plates of sonic joy on Friday and Saturday night. On the 13th, we\'ll be DJing after Part Chimp and Todd\'s gig at the Lexington for the White Light night, and then on St. Valentine\'s rancid day, there\'s the regular Quietus Caper at the Mucky Pup in Islington where we\'ll be showcasing the best new music that we\'ll be covering on the site over the next few months.
As ever, thanks for reading,