Category: Reviews

VLADIMIR – Born Slippy

VLADIMIR - Born Slippy

Vladimir are a four-piece sonic wonder originating from Scotland. The track ‘Born Slippy’ is taken from their new double A-side single – ‘Smoke Eyes’ / ‘Born Slippy’, out now - and yes, this is a ‘hats off’ to the unforgettable piece from the Trainspotting OST. This tribute from Vladimir is less messy and more concentrated than the [...]

THE GREASY SLICKS – Into The Night

The-Greasy-Slicks-Into-The-Night-EP-cover

New EP Into the Night from The Greasy Slicks begins with raw, country and blues inspired rock, nodding towards the style of Lynyrd Skynyrd and Eagles of Death Metal, with a ‘90s funky, lunging style – Pearl Jam spring to mind. The second track ‘Messing With My Head’ features rock-infused, classic country bass-flicks in a [...]

THE SKULL DEFEKTS – Awaking Dream

THE SKULL DEFEKTS - Awaking Dream

The Skull Defekts are a post-punk act from Sweden who released their new album called Dances in Dreams of the Known Unknown this month. The track ‘Awaking Dream’  taken from this album was brought to life with the help of Daniel Higgs (Lungfish) on vocals. Starting from post apocalyptic buzzes, the track then evolves into a meditative [...]

BAD COMPANY – The 40th Anniversary

BAD COMPANY - The 40th Anniversary

“Welcome to this very special Limited Edition Collector’s Pack, celebrating the 40th anniversary of Bad Company. We hope you like the DVD as much as we do. It’s our story, and though sometimes it’s not pretty, it is heartfelt and true –the way we’ve always made our music. And it’s our gift to you for [...]

NICOLE ATKINS – Girl You Look Amazing

NICOLE ATKINS - Girl You Look Amazing

New Jersey’s Nicole Atkins has just released her new album Slow Phaser. It is Nicole’s third release to date. ‘Girl You Look Amazing’ kicks off with funky guitar riffs and a good drum beat that remain throughout the song. There’s a lot of character in Nicole’s voice, and she’s got a really interesting tone to it. [...]

HANS CHEW – Life & Love

HANS CHEW - Life & Love

  Rolling Stone magazine was right giving four stars to this singer, pianist, songwriter, performer…in a word: artist. He is brilliant and simply amazing. Hans Chew is a self-taught pianist from Tennessee who released his debut album in 2010, Tennessee & Other Stories, and is now returning with his second one Life & Love. Helped [...]

ARCHITECTS – Lost Together // Lost Forever

Lost Together Lost Forever

I was excited when I got asked to review this album, as I’d already been listening to it for a few weeks, ever since they released a full stream on YouTube. I’d also pre-ordered a signed copy (I’m a bit of a fan). I knew how amazing this album was. And now I’m going to [...]

DANIEL CARLSON – Eko

DANIEL CARLSON - Eko

Daniel Carlson is a musician from NYC whose sound can be best described as dream-pop. If he added more drums we could probably get another Britpop reincarnation. If there was an overdose of ambient noises we could hear light space-rock. But his track called ‘Eko’ takes a confident path between the two with its vocals [...]

JUDITH OWEN – Ebb & Flow

JUDITH OWEN - Ebb & Flow

Welsh singer, songwriter and pianist Judith Owen has been a regular musical partner to Richard Thompson and straight woman to Ruby Wax in their odd fringe theatre twin act. She’s married to the actor and humorist Harry Shearer. Ebb & Flow, her eighth album, released on 7th April, 2014 on Twanky Records, is a successful [...]

DZ DEATHRAYS – Gina Works At Hearts

DZ DEATHRAYS - Gina Works At Hearts

DZ Deathrays, an energetic hard rock duo from Australia, recently unveiled ‘Gina Works At Hearts’ - an electrifying, fuzz-fuelled and frenzied track from their upcoming sophomore album Black Rat, set for release in May. An explosive guitar riff and unapologetic, hard-hitting percussion opens DZ Deathrays’ ‘Gina Works At Hearts’. The heavily distorted guitar sounds raw and [...]