Album Reviews

REVIEW: Paul Weller 66

REVIEW: Paul Weller 66

The year 1958; Sweden held the FIFA World Cup, Sputnik 1 re-entered the atmosphere & burnt up, whilst Gibson patented the Flying V Guitar. Other significant musical appearances included the release of All I Have To Do Is Dream The…

REVIEW: Bad Sounds – Escaping From A Violent Time

Rating: Bad Sounds release their latest album, ‘Escaping From A Violent Time’, a brilliant selection of summer-soaked pop excellence. Opening up the album is new single, ‘Lovers’, which quickly establishes the records tone. It leads in with a distinctly lo-fi,…

REVIEW: Flowered Up A Life With Brian reissue

REVIEW: Flowered Up A Life With Brian reissue

Flowered Up sprouted up gloriously like an award winning Chelsea Flower Show bloomer for a few years back in the early 1990’s. Formed on the back of meetings with original members, brothers Liam Maher vocalist and guitarist Joe Maher joined…

ALBUM REVIEW: Ian Skelly ‘Lotus And The Butterfly’

Evoking images of adventures in a Californian desert landscape this album immediately struck me as the perfect backdrop to scenes from ‘Sons Of Anarchy’. It’s the kind of sound I would sink into whilst driving the surrounding areas between Palm…

ALBUM REVIEW: Cottonopolis limited coloured vinyl compilation

ALBUM REVIEW: Cottonopolis limited coloured vinyl compilation

Yet again Vinyl Revival have struck gold with their latest release entitled Cottonopolis, a collection of obscure and unreleased tracks by Greater Manchester bands all of which never gained the fame their music deserved, with this strictly limited release their…

ALBUM REVIEW: Liam Gallagher and John Squire album review

ALBUM REVIEW: Liam Gallagher and John Squire album review

When 2 titans of Manchester’s music scene collide, you expect musical fireworks. Looking back on 3 of music’s big wig collaborations Blind Faith featuring Traffic’s Steve Winwood and Cream’s Eric Clapton lived up to the hype; New Order’s Bernard Sumner and The Smiths Johnny Marr brought…

ALBUM REVIEW: Gaby Jogeix ‘Smile to the Clouds’

Grammy nominated Americana artist Gaby Jogeix releases his latest album, ‘Smile at the Clouds’ a collection of tracks brimming with a classic New Orleans swagger, that always maintains a distinctly darker undertone. Opening up the album is the titular, ‘Smile…

REVIEW: Courting ‘New Last Name’

Rating: Credit: Charlie Barclay Harris Liverpool based four-piece Courting are set to release their sophomore album, ‘New Last Name’. Recorded in collaboration with legends The Cribs, ‘New Last Name’ once again sees Courting subverting any pre-convened genre expectations that may…

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…