Good Cop, Bad Cop (Matt Helders of Arctic Monkeys & Joe Carnall of Milburn). This Is Not The Album We Wanted, It’s So Much More; Old Friendships Die Hard On This Classic Debut.

‘One of the best albums of 2019 so far… is not getting the hype it deserves…; you need this album in your life.’ Initial rumblings of Joe’s work outside Milburn were coming to light in late 2016 when he chatted with Underscore Part 3 at Portsmouth’s Wedgewood Rooms on Milburn’s first tour in 7 years Continue Reading

GIG REVIEW: Desperate Journalist, She Makes War & Oh, The Guilt at The Exchange, Bristol. 21.03.19. – Just Miraculous.

It is positive in a time of austerity that The Exchange has made a success of a share offer towards the end of last year and is now a community-owned enterprise, putting on a comprehensive programme of up and coming bands from the Bristol area and beyond, such as tonight’s headliners Desperate Journalist. ‘[Oh, The Continue Reading

GIG REVIEW: Easy Life, Che Lingo & DJ Jacky P. Streaming & Touring Culture Are Bringing Pop Music Live To Masses, Only The Best Will Survive and Easy Life Will Be One of Them.

‘Small circuit tours always go off when it’s a sell out and with Easy Life and Che Lingo at Southampton Joiners it followed in that fashion.’ As a gig goer you buy your ticket to a gig as a fan of the band but when the tour sells out no matter your excitement before it Continue Reading

EP REVIEW: Modern Nature – Nature E.P: A Parameter-Pushing Blank Canvas

A little biography is in order; Modern Nature is a coterie of collaborators based around Jack Cooper (Ultimate Painting), Will Young (Beak>) and Aaron Neveu (Woods), expanded on this initial outing by the cello of Rupert Gillett and saxophone of Jeff Tobias. The seemingly untimely demise of the acclaimed Ultimate Painting has been a catalyst Continue Reading

BOOK REVIEW: Frank Turner ‘TRY THIS AT HOME; Adventures In Songwriting’. A Book Anyone Would Enjoy, A Great Book For A Music Fan, A Fascinating Book For A Frank Turner Fan.

After 7 albums under his belt as a solo musician and 2 decades of touring, Frank Turner set about writing this autobiographical styled memoir based around 36 of his songs focusing on a chapter per song. Frank is a natural poet, raconteur and entertainer so it’s little surprise that this book is well written, honest, Continue Reading

GIG REVIEW: Arcade Hearts & Cherry Lotus at 60 Million Postcards, Bournemouth 14.03.2019. Hearts on Fire: Arcade Hearts reinforce their credentials

A Sixty Million Postcards south coast double-header is always something to look forward to. Although free-entry café bar nights risk disappointment, there was plenty of promise about this strong Thursday night billing courtesy of We Broke Free.     Bournemouth band Cherry Lotus saw proceedings underway, with the encouragement of a decent-sized local following. It’s Continue Reading

INTERVIEW: Munky. With A New Single Just Released And An EP On The Way We Chatted with Singer Zac.

Having just dropped evocative charity single ‘One In Five’ commentating on the current justice statistics of sexual assault on women and with their new EP release just around the corner we had to have a chat with singer and guitarist Zac to find out more about Irelands’ latest post-punk release. Hey Munky! Thanks for making Continue Reading

SINGLE REVIEW: Munky ‘One In Five’ Out 13.03.2019

‘‘One In Five’ is Munky’s unapologetic depiction of ‘the ludicrous nature of victim blaming in the face of modern day rape culture’.’ After their auspicious return from a brief online hiatus, and barely a month after unleashing the phenomenal, psych-infused ‘You Got Male’, Irish lads Munky are presenting yet another facet of themselves with latest Continue Reading