GIG REVIEW: Drahla, Sleep Eaters, Happy 2000 & Web at Southampton, Heartbreakers 12.5.2019; A Pleasureable Audio Assault From All Four Acts.

It had been a roasting hot May Sunday the day after the legendary The Great Escape Festival in Brighton when Drahla came to Southampton which by all means is not the ideal conditions for a gig but each of the 4 bands brought different ways to win over the crowd eager to experience a broadly Continue Reading

ALBUM REVIEW: FACS – Lifelike. Uneasy Listening: Beauty in the brutality.

Lifelike is the sophomore release from Chicago’s FACS, a trio featuring ex-Disappears members Brian Case (guitar/vocal) and Noah Ledger (drums), with Alianna Kalaba (bass) replacing Jonathan van Herik who played on 2018 debut Negative Houses. “[Lifelike] is a glowering morass of a record, seething with foreboding and very, very dark.” Let’s nail down a few Continue Reading