ALBUM REVIEW: Riff makers John reach lofty heights on their new album; despite being ‘Out Here On The Fringes’ it’s sure to soar!

“Out Here In The Fringes is the perfect record for someone who wants to occasionally go for a good head bang but definitely isn’t a sacrifice-goats-in-a-graveyard type music fan.” Picture the scene: you’re a generic music fan and you’re trying to pick what you fancy listening to; you’re the kind of person that probably was Continue Reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Ezra Furman’s Latest Release Twelve Nudes Is The Glam Punk Album A Divided Society Needs Right Now.

“Twelve Nudes continues with Ezra’s career of bold work and damn right this is his punk record; we love it.” When Ezra Furman announced Twelve Nudes and described it as “our punk record” we didn’t know what we were to expect but Ezra has never been an artist to shy away from bold work so Continue Reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Indie-rockers No Hot Ashes Are Set To Go Intergalactic With Debut Album Hardship Starship. 

‘And with Hardship Starship, that fanbase is going to blow up. ‘ No Hot Ashes, a four piece from Stockport, might not yet be a household name — but give them time. They’ve been touring up and down the country almost non-stop, most recently with a headline slot at Thousand Island in London, wowing audiences 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

ALBUM REVIEW: The Black Keys ‘Lets Rock’; A Title as Bold and Brazen as the Album Itself

“Lets Rock is the sound of The Black Keys at their best, creatively fulfilled with other projects whilst leaving their best for America’s much-loved duo.” When one of America’s most respected blues-rock bands announces after 5 years they’re releasing a new album it’s met with excitement and fear; it’s well documented that the pair have Continue Reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Wasuremono ‘Are You Ok?’; A Musical Sugarcoating on Some of Life’s Most Difficult Challenges.

Having released their debut last year, which led to a Maida Vale session for BBC 6 Music Dj Steve Lamacq and then a tour supporting The Flaming Lips we were pleasantly shocked when murmurs of new releases started cropping up at the end of the last year. Soon we were graced with single Lonely Type Continue Reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Younghusband ‘Swimmers’; The True Sound of Indie Alternative to Charm Even The Most Resistant of Listener.

Swimmers is the third outing of London four-piece Younghusband led by singer/songwriter Euan Hinshelwood who commented that “There were so many things we liked and disliked about our first two records,” which led to the band trying to achieve “A middle ground. I wanted to bring us back to that place between the first and Continue Reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Cold Showers ‘Motionless’; Keeping The Spirit of Electro Goth Post Punk Alive

California’s Cold Showers’ third album ranges through a tasty menu of modernised goth and post punk notions reminiscent of New Order and their disciples. The rolling rumbling bass and inventive electro keeps the listeners interest for the full duration. No track name is spent on the Untitled intro, but radio commentary, sirens and sparse sounds Continue Reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Big Thief; UFOF: The Brooklyn Four Piece’s Emotive New Record Is an Indie Folk Masterpiece.

Big Thief are stopping for nothing and no-one. ‘UFOF’ is their third album in as many years and it represents a band whose collective synergy and chemistry has hit pure perfection. ‘UFOF’ is atmospheric, modern folk that can warm the heart and heal the downhearted. ‘Title track ‘UFOF’ is a beautiful example of Lenker’s floaty Continue Reading