Album Reviews

REVIEW: Bob Mould – Distortion: 1989 – 2019

REVIEW: Bob Mould – Distortion: 1989 – 2019

Strewn with treat after treat, the new mammoth 295 track 24 CD box set, entitled Distortion: 1989 – 2019 released via Demon Music Group, represents the last word on the work of Bob Mould as a solo artist plus his…

ALBUM REVIEW: She’s got spies ‘Isle Of Dogs’

If the poor souls tasked with planning the so-caalled Brexit Festival find themselves running short of ideas, they could perhaps turn to Laura Nunez aka She’s Got Spies for advice. On ‘Super Sniffer Dogs’, the opening tune of this, her…

REVIEW: Nimbus Sextet – Trap Door

REVIEW: Nimbus Sextet – Dreams Fulfilled

If you think of the modern funk, jazz charm of Incognito mixed with Bobby Hutcherson vibes and sweet soulful vocals lifted from the very best that Stax had to offer you’re bound to feast upon the new album delivered by…

REVIEW: The Style Council – Long Hot Summers

REVIEW: The Style Council – Long Hot Summers

When Paul Weller left Foxton and Buckler to start a new band many might have thought; will he still play a Rickenbacker? Will it be as good? Has he lost the plot? Whilst the first 2 questions were firmly answered…

ALBUM REVIEW: Keemosabe ‘Look Closer’

Rating: Stadium indie is, of course, an oxymoron.  The lo-fi, anti-fashion, outsider world of indie, with its roots in punk and its philosophy in sticking it to the man, transported to the widespread acceptance and unabashed popularity of the ultra -mainstream. …

REVIEW: Menswe@r – The Menswear Collection

REVIEW: Menswe@r – The Menswear Collection

If you were a music fan in the early 90’s with your finger on the pulse of all things Britpop you would no doubt have seen the steady trickle of bands coming through that almost seemed to be formed over…

REVIEW: Sing Leaf – Not Earth

REVIEW: Sing Leaf – Not Earth

The new album by Sing Leaf was written in creator David Como’s home at the quiet of day maybe when the birds are singing aloft on an autumn branch, when the sun is just peaking over the brow of a…

REVIEW: Palace Winter – …Keep Dreaming Buddy

REVIEW: Palace Winter – …Keep Dreaming Buddy

The elegant, youthful sound of Palace Winter is just the sort of thing to calm the nerves whilst de-icing the car, navigating misty roads and putting the full beam on as the nights draw in and the warmth in the…

REVIEW: Teenage Waitress - Love and Chemicals

REVIEW: Teenage Waitress – Love and Chemicals

Southampton. Birth place of Ken Russell, Howard Jones plus an exciting new artist that has been compared to the likes of Blur, Supergrass and Arctic Monkeys with the same pace as Matt Le Tissier flying through midfield before unleashing a…

REVIEW: Garcia Peoples – Nightcap At Wits End

REVIEW: Garcia Peoples – Nightcap At Wits’ End

The last album by Garcia Peoples, One Step Behind, was one of the most imaginative and distinctively creative in recent years by any band harking from New Jersey. Totally 2 tracks, the first being a 30 minute plus jam come…