Author Archives: Tom Dibb

REVIEW: The Orielles – Brudenell Social Club

Rating: There are perhaps no other band around at the minute that have shown musical development and growth quite like The Orielles. Since the release of the Halifax trio’s debut LP, ‘Silver Dollar Moment’ all the way through to last…

ALBUM REVIEW: SUSU ‘Call Susie’

New York based rock n roll outfit SUSU release their first full length album, ‘Call Susie’, a raucous unflinching homage to genres such as hairmetal and classic blues, that never feels stuck in the past. Opening up the album is…

EP REVIEW: Hijack Hayley ‘Counterpart’

Pic credit: Bryan Foo Fast rising Singaporean rockers Hijack Hayley release their debut EP, ‘COUNTERPART’. A cacophonous collection that tracks from a band that are less interested with introducing themselves, and more so with punching through your speakers. Opening up…

REVIEW: Bingley Weekender 2023

Rating: Pic: Matt Crockett Since its inception in 2019,the Bingley Weekender has proven year after year to be a success. Hosting acts such as James, The Libertines and The Pixies, it has managed to become a much needed middle ground…

REVIEW: Blur – The Ballad of Darren

Rating: photo credit: Reuben Bastienne_Lewis When talking about truly iconic bands, it won’t be long before Blur get a mention. Turning the British music scene on its head with 1993’s, ‘Modern Life is Rubbish’ and establishing what would become the…

REVIEW: Noble Oak – When It Finds You

Rating: Pic Credit: Devon Scott Wong Noble Oak (Patrick Fiore) releases his new album, ‘When It Finds You’. A collection of songs that are a perfect fit for a long, hot summer that also dive into Fiore’s insecurities. Kicking off…

bdrmm – I Don’t Know

Rating: bdrmm are a beacon of light in the modern musical landscape. There is perhaps no other band that push their musicality and the sonic landscape they create further. Their debut LP, ‘Bedroom’ was one of the best shoegaze LP’s…

REVIEW: Grian Chatten – Chaos for the Fly

Rating: Since the release of 2018’s, ‘Dogrel’ Fontaines DC have become one of the hottest bands on earth. With a number one record under their belt and tours that almost instantly sell out, it’s a matter of when, not if,…

LIVE: Suede @ Leeds O2 Academy 30.03.2023

Rating: Pic credit: Dean Chalkley Suede will go down in history as one of the truly great bands that this country has produced. Their eponymous debut LP recently celebrated it’s 30-year anniversary and was the record that spawned the movement…

INTERVIEW: Inspiral Carpets’ Graham Lambert

The Inspiral Carpets are without question one of the most important and beloved bands to come from Manchester’s 80’s musical boom. After a long 8 year break, the band are back with a massive, career spanning box-set and a near…