Rob Taylor

Rob Taylor has written 26 articles for Nouse

Hidingplace, What If

Rob: I really, really like this. It sounds a lot like my favourite band Nickelback. Last night I wet the…

Sonic Youth, Sonic Nurse

There are cool parents, and there are the parents of Coco Gordon Moore. Whilst Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore have…

Animal Collective, Sung Tongs

A purist might say that there is no room in journalism for personal ambition. However, a journalist would probably say…

The Cribs, Virgin Mobile LOUDER

If The Energy Group had seen the Cribs perform the first song of their set they would have bulldozed all…

The Shins, Chutes Too Narrow

In the US, The Shins’ debut album, Oh Inverted World, was greeted with a Strokesian level of hubbub, but over…

Who Are Franz Ferdinand?

Rob Taylor gets to know more about the hottest band of 2004, by catching up with Franz Ferdinand guitarist, Nick McCarthy

Sufjan Stevens, Seven Swans

Most people have developed the Pavlovian reaction of running away when they hear the words “Christian Rock”, lest they should…

Electrelane, The Power Out

I’ve been a forthright supporter of random drug testing in music for years as the world has turned a blind…

Basking in Glory: Bugalee storm to victory in BoB 2004

On Saturday night Bugalee scooped the biggest musical award on campus. A recording contract, a headline slot at Woodstock and a Grad Ball appearence awaits the talented ensemble. Nicola Brady and Rob Taylor look back on two weeks of highs, lows and the best musical talent York Uni has to offer

Scout Niblett, Fibbers

About six months ago, patron saint of music journalism, Everett True, wrote something about Scout Niblett using silence as an…

The Summer Traffic

Expect Delays: All the bears have come out of hibernation too early and Cliff Richard has donned his tennis shorts. Why? Rob Taylor went to Fibbers only to discover those pesky Delays with a bag full of summer pop

Broken Social Scene

A Broken Social Scene? Rob Taylor interviews a band within a band who are taking life in their stride but still like to make a point, both in their music and their politics