SINGLE REVIEW: Memes ‘Happy Shopper’; The More Self-Assured Younger Brother To Memes Previous Work.

“Happy Shopper is equally memorable as the double A side [Blah, Blah, Blah] that brought the industry insiders knocking recently; possibly even more memorable!” Memes are the product of banging tunes but also banging good luck. We assume that Memes sent their first double A side Blah, Blah, Blah/Funny Man to Steve Lamacq and were Continue Reading

SINGLE REVIEW: China Bears – Cold Shivers. The Final Puzzle Piece Ahead of The Bears Eagerly Anticipated E.P.

Shivering has a been a staple inspiration in British guitar music down the decades. From Patrick Fitzgerald’s abstract wordplay about women defrosting and “sunshine orange skin” to Chris Martin’s sinister lyrical undercurrents in Coldplay’s breakthrough era, these little involuntary bodily reactions have been a perennial focus for musical musing. Perhaps it’s the duality of the Continue Reading

EP REVIEW: Dead Nature ‘Taking My Shadow’; The Spring King Is Dead Making Way A For New Monarch, Dead Nature.

“[Taking My Shadow dares] you to listen to it without smiling. A dare that you will ultimately lose over and over.”  Tarek Musa’s new solo venture post-Spring King is exciting and as energetic as his previous band. The four-track strong EP is riveting; each song is intrinsically unique and enjoyable in its own way, almost Continue Reading

Linkin Park Rarities; A Celebration Of The Work Of Chester Bennington 2 Years On From His Passing.

In the nearly 2 decades that Chester Bennington was frontman of Linkin Park a lot of music got made but much of it never made it onto an official album release. Instead, a great majority were released on yearly discs for the Linkin Park fan club, known as the LP Underground. To celebrate the life Continue Reading

ALBUM REVIEW: GOON ‘Heaven Is Humming’; It’s on Partisan Records – Lets’ Face it, Shouldn’t That Be Enough to Make You Want to Listen to it?

GOON is no longer the name of the little kids in school you hate, it is the name of your new favourite band in the form of 4-piece LA grunge lords. Having only formed in 2016 GOON haven’t been short of creative inspiration releasing 14 tracks in the shape of 4 releases since 2017. Many Continue Reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Kyle Craft & Showboat Honey ‘Showboat Honey’; Not the Album You Thought You Needed In Your Life But Sometimes Your Ears Don’t Know What’s Best For Them.

For Kyle Craft’s third long-player he has enlisted a full backing band named Showboat Honey with the album baring the same name suggesting this could be the start of an ‘era’ for Kyle Craft. ‘Showboat Honey’ is released on the infamous Sub Pop Records but doesn’t bare the trademark guitar grunge sound of the label Continue Reading

LIVE REVIEW: The Murder Capital & Egyptian Blue at Heartbreakers, Southampton; This Years Tour That People Will Want to Say “I Was There!”

For a handful of years post-punk has been at the heart of the indie/alternative scenes, but in 2019 Dublin has proved over and over that right now no one can beat the post-punk coming from it right now, on Saturday The Murder Capital showcased their album in order except for final track Love, Love, Love Continue Reading

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Citadel; The Festival Who Self-Proclaims It’s ‘The Ultimate Summer Sunday’. Citadel, With Your Line Up We have to Agree!

Citadel festival is back for its 6th year, still featuring the inimitably indie Communion record label, and its lineup is ludicrously good.  Headlined by the arena-gracing Catfish and the Bottlemen, in the beautiful Gunnersbury Park, it features the lofty likes of Bear’s Den and Bastille; of Banfi and Balcony; of Bittersweet and Boyoca. And those Continue Reading