Album Reviews

ALBUM: Lottery Winners- Lottery Winners

Rating: Lancashire-based indie rockers, ‘Lottery Winners’ release their eponymous debut LP. A glistening, pristine debut, the band attempt to tackle various societal issues but without the necessary bite required. Opening up the album is, ‘Meaning of Life’. This establishes an…

Miles Ahead: ‘Bitches Brew’ Hits 50

At the end of this month we celebrate the 50th anniversary of ‘Bitches Brew’ by Miles Davis. So what, you may ask. But the answer is emphatic. So everything. The record is one of many apogees of the jazz idiom,…

REVIEW: Matt Monro – The Lost New York Sessions

REVIEW: Matt Monro – The Lost New York Sessions

You’ve heard the well told story of The Beatles Let It Be sessions, with the band on another golden streak recording immaculate songs before the tracks were sent to the prestigious production talents of Phil Spector who added layer upon…

REVIEW: C90 Various Artists 3 CD album review

REVIEW: C90 Various Artists 3 CD album review

C90 will be familiar to music purveyors who enjoyed the compilations form the early 90’s that everyone craved after seeing an advert in the weeks NME and Melody Maker. Released via Cherry Red records this gathering of many best loved…

ALBUM: Dealing With Damage ‘Ask The Questions’

Rating: Punk-rockers Dealing With Damage release their debut full-length album, ‘Ask the Questions’. A record brimming with anger and frustration that tackles the issues within the modern political climate.  Opening the album is track, ‘Stop Everything’ and immediately the listener is thrust directly into the classic punk sound that permeates…

REVIEW: Brand New Friend – A Cure For Living

Rating: Northern Irish alt-rockers Brand New Friend follow up their debut LP, ‘Seatbelts for Aeroplanes’ with their latest EP, ‘A Cure for Living’. 7 tracks packed with youthful exuberance and frantic punk-rock energy. The EP starts as it means to…

REVIEW: Peter Green – The End Of The Game re-release

REVIEW: Peter Green – The End Of The Game re-release

50 years ago Peter Green released his first solo album within little time of him leaving behind what was at the time a bestselling group Fleetwood Mac. Esoteric Recordings have remastered and expanded The End Of The Game essaying this…

REVIEW: Hanging Stars - A New Kind Of Sky

REVIEW: Hanging Stars – A New Kind Of Sky

With a mixture of folk, country and psychedelia Hanging Stars return with a formidable long player that shimmers and shines on Crimson Crow records. Consisting of songwriter, singer and guitarist Richard Olson, Sam Ferman on bass, Paulie Cobra on drums,…