Music Reviews

The Pretty Littles – Soft Rock for the Anxious (Album Review)

The Pretty Littles – Soft Rock for the Anxious (Album Review)

Soft Rock for the Anxious is a playful yet poignant offering of punky garage rock with a smattering of indie/pop. It’s an album of many tonal and emotional ups and downs that generally hits more than it misses. The Pretty Littles jump somewhat sporadically from dirty punk vibes to softer, slower tunes (possibly owing to their erratic writing/recording regimen) but they tend to do better at […]

Scott Russell

September 22nd, 2016

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Twin Atlantic – GLA (Album Review)

Twin Atlantic – GLA (Album Review)

Glasgow’s’ Punk Rock four piece, Twin Atlantic have been in the game for the past eight years, from their first release back in 2007 to their 3rd release in 2014 Great Divide that saw success in the UK album charts at #6 that year, and now their fourth and latest GLA. Whilst the band’s past two albums were birthed on the road, GLA goes back […]

Ziggy

September 22nd, 2016

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Deap Vally – Femejism (Album Review)

Deap Vally – Femejism (Album Review)

The title Femejism might be the funniest thing I’ve heard all year. I don’t know what it means and I don’t propose to think about it. I’m just happy that it is.  From the first note of the opening track, Royal Jelly, Deap Vally’s new record Femejism establishes itself as an exercise in riff driven rock n roll.  The thing that shines through instantly, though, rather than any element of the songs, or of the sound itself, […]

Benjamin Smith

September 22nd, 2016

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Against Me! – Shape Shift With Me (Album Review)

Against Me! – Shape Shift With Me (Album Review)

It seemed like only yesterday that Against Me! returned from a four year hibernation with the album Transgender Dysphoria Blues; an album which marked a significant chapter in the band’s career. This album was momentous in many ways, mainly being the first album released by the punk rockers since lead singer Laura Jane Grace sung openly as a transgender woman. Transgender Dysphoria Blues was dark, […]

Joel

September 19th, 2016

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Figures – Figures (EP Review)

Figures – Figures (EP Review)

Heavy melodic rock has a new sound debuting on September 23rd. Hailing from Melbourne, Australia comes the long awaited release of Figures’ debut EP Figures at the Evelyn Hotel. . Figures is a five-piece band formed in 2014 and since have combined their years of touring, unique stylistic influences and playing experience to create something awesome. With Mark Tronson on vocals, bassist Jen, guitarists Paul and Simon […]

James Sherwood

September 19th, 2016

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Safe Hands – Tie Your Soul to Mine (Album Review)

Safe Hands – Tie Your Soul to Mine (Album Review)

Newcastle natives, Safe Hands first plunged into the Australian rock music scene 10 years ago as a hardcore band with an attitude to match. Their debut EP, Oh The Humanity (2011) and album, Montenegro (2013) earnt them support slots with the likes of Norma Jean and La Dispute, as well as a legion of fans they can now call their own. Their second album, Tie […]

Jackie Smith

September 19th, 2016

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Alter Bridge – The Last Hero (Album Review)

Alter Bridge – The Last Hero (Album Review)

On October 7, Floridian rock quartet Alter Bridge are set to release their fifth studio album. Entitled The Last Hero, this record has been highly anticipated by fans worldwide, myself included. When Alter Bridge first premiered Show Me A Leader, I was admittedly a bit disappointed. The track had a promising intro, but the body of the song itself lacked that particular energy which Alter […]

Nemi Noxwood

September 19th, 2016

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Spencer – Harry’s Still Sad (Single Review)

Spencer – Harry’s Still Sad (Single Review)

Harry’s Still Sad is the new single from Zurich based indie stalwarts Spencer and is on their 4th studio album We Built This Mountain Just To See The Sunrise that was released earlier this year on Ambulance Recordings.  Spencer’s sound has a unique 90’s feel, which is evident in their distorted guitars and lead singer Leo Niessner’s monotone vocal delivery. . . However, it is their pop sensibilities that are revealed […]

Dan Turner

September 18th, 2016

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Opeth – Sorceress (Album Review)

Opeth – Sorceress (Album Review)

Opeth are undoubtedly one of progressive metals most revered and important bands. For over two decades the Swedes have built a strong and loyal fan base on the back of putting out album after album of progressive metal gold. Their early career was defined by  Mikael Akerfeldt‘s unparalleled ability to switch between guttural growls and soothing yet melancholy clean vocals. In more recent times the band’s […]

Chris Reid

September 9th, 2016

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Mike Noga – King (Album Review)

Mike Noga – King (Album Review)

Mike Noga, former drummer of Australian rock band The Drones, delivers a captivatingly dark concept album titled King.     Inspired by George Büchner’s 1830’s play ‘Woyzeck’, Noga takes us on a journey of the inner thoughts and emotional struggles of Jack and Mary.  The couple deal with a range of relatable emotional issues such as isolation, insecurity and unhappiness.  Noga explores these very human struggles […]

Sean Wales

September 8th, 2016

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