Category: Reviews

SPEAKING IN ITALICS – Chasing Our Tails

Speaking In Italics

The bank Speaking in Italics are an alt-rock band from Leicester. The newcomers formed in 2011 and have been accepting numerous support slots around the UK in 2014. After touring in February, Speaking in Italics have put out a free track to stream  for their fans to hear and to hopefully grab some new ears along [...]

MARC FORD – Blue Sky

MARC FORD - Blue Sky

American blues rock guitarist Marc Ford is an ex guitarist of the well known Black Crowes and has been the leader of Fuzz Machine, The Sinners, Burning Tree, The Neptune Blues Club and Jefferson Steelflex. Marc’s new solo album Holy Ghost, featuring his backing band Phantom Limb, is released on Monday April 14th, 2014 on [...]

BURY TOMORROW – Man On Fire

BURY TOMORROW - Man On Fire

Bury Tomorrow are a five piece metal core band from the South East of England and formed in 2006. The band are back this year with new album Runes, which is their third studio album to date. The album’s predecessor, Union of Crowns, was an interesting step away from the sounds within their first album Portraits, and Runes [...]

HOW TO DRESS WELL – Words I Don’t Remember

HTDW

As the first studio recording since 2012’s highly praised ‘Total Loss’ follow up single ‘Words I Don’t Remember’ has been a treat worth waiting for, as Tom Krell - the mastermind behind How To Dress Well - has clearly been making good use of his time. Posted to YouTube originally the song is a genre clash between [...]

OUR FUTURE – On Surface

OUR FUTURE - On Surface

Our Future is a four-piece band from New York City. The track ‘On Surface’ is taken from their debut EP Perennial Construct, which will be released in April via Address label. This is a curious avant-pop piece making an effort to embrace noise, electronica and soft indie. Confident vocals are supported by buzzing industrial noises and [...]

WATER LIARS – Water Liars

Water Liars

Mississippi born and bred Water Liars have been touring their native US for the past two years in support of a string of album releases. Their debut record Phantom Limb helped kick start a gentle hum of interest, lasting up to their sophomore record Wyoming, released in March 2013 on the prestigious Fat Possum label. The [...]

LOREDO – Trawl

LOREDO - Trawl

After some legal issues with naming rights newly-formed London band Loredo have finally been able to get their debut EP Trawl out into the ether. Lead by the deep, humbling voice of Stuart Bennett, it doesn’t take a genius to figure that Editors and The National rank highly in the group’s list of influences. At [...]

LAPLAND – Lapland

Lapland

The self-titled debut album from Lapland, the new vehicle for Josh Mease’s music, is unpredictable, original and highlights a wealth of individual talent from Mr Mease. With a range of styles available throughout the album, the listener is treated to a buffet of brilliance from an artist with clear awareness for musical history and an [...]

NORINE BRAUN – Conventus The Eye of the Heart

Norine Braun

With blues / rock influences, such as Patti Smith and Janis Joplin, this album is also inspired by the 20+ year marriage with her partner and, in some tracks, she brings to life this love that made ​​her fight against death. She has a distinctive voice, probably grown from roots, inspired by what she listened [...]

IDIOM – Movement

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Idiom, hailing from the capital of Devon, have been causing a bit of a stir in the Metal community recently with their latest release: Movement. Being a Devonshire man myself, you’d think I would be familiar with Idiom, but bizarrely I’m not; let’s investigate them together. I had a vague idea about what Idiom might [...]