Michael Warren (aka Ziggy Hero)

My Life as a Costumed Adventurer  Solo Sounds To find a fictionalised version of oneself as a central character in a popular novel must be a singular thing; even more so if that version of ‘you’ was a self-constructed persona in the first place. But such is the extraordinarily postmodern fate to befall one Michael…

Allo Darlin' Kiss Me Quick?

Hailing form a Queensland country town referred to locally ‘Twin Peaks, Australia’, where “no one realised that Loopy Lenny was actually a serial killer”, you might expect Allo Darlin’ leader Elizabeth Morris’s lyrical world to dwell upon a multitude of murk and dreary darkness. Not a bit of it; she writes great big, gloriously melodic…

Soup with the Duke

Iniquitous history and musical community go hand in hand in East London’s modish epicentre. Kieron Phelan takes a stroll down haunted, happening Hanbury Street. Lovers of Victorian brickwork (and I know you’re out there) will disagree with me, but Hanbury Street is not much to look at. Within spitting distance of Rodinsky’s room, it’s a…