Tag: rock

ALBUM: Imagine Dragons ‘Smoke and Mirrors’

Rating: It’s been a long two and a bit years since Imagine Dragons smacked the world round the eardrums with their hit-packed debut album, Night Visions, containing the explosive ‘Radioactive’, ‘On Top of the World’ and other such bangers. Having blown…

ALBUM: Carl Barat And The Jackals ‘Let It Reign’

Rating: ‘Glory Days’ as the opener to Carl Barat‘s latest LP, Let It Reign, is reminiscent of the blues of The Rolling Stones, coupled with an impassioned delivery á la Strummer. Barat is proud of this assault on your eardrums, you…

Ones To Watch: Springh

Springh, a grunge pop duo from London have just released their debut single ‘Silhouette’, and it’s one not to be missed. The track’s concise sound is down to the chemistry within the band. Guitarist Sam Swift-Glasman and violinist Lisa Sara Jenkin first met…

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ALBUM REVIEW: Red Racer ‘Define’

Rating: When recording a debut album it helps to tick a few boxes up front:   Get Josh Hommes’ mate and lead singer of Eagles of Death Metal to produce it… Tick. Record it in an uber-cool musical Mecca in California… Tick….

Tom Vek LIVE @ The Haunt, Brighton 07.10.14

Rating: There has always been something paradoxical about Tom Vek, something quietly contrary. Coming out of nowhere with his first album We Have Sound in 2005, his uncompromising and assuredly wry style set him apart and found him adorning the…

Unsigned Act Of The Week: The Sherlocks

The new single from The Sherlocks cements them as one of the best new indie bands today – strong vocals and undeniably catchy riffs power through this unstoppable tune. These two sets of brothers from Sheffield have worked themselves up…

PREVIEW: Green Man Festival

This week, Green Man festival announced their day-by-day stage line-ups, and – damn it – it has thrown up a few conundrums. Slint or East India Youth? The War On Drugs or Panda Bear? Neutral Milk Hotel or Kurt Vile,…