EP review: SINKA – Take Me To The Skies

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Facebook [Release date 16.04.21] Sinka are Shaun Sewell-Sears (vocals & guitar), Matt Smith (bass) and Jack Wright (drums), who released a self-produced debut EP, ‘F.W.Y.K’ in April 2020 (which is well worth a listen and owning). For their new EP … Continue reading → The post EP review: SINKA – Take Me To The Skies […]

Quick plays: CITIZEN, NAD SYLVAN, ESCAPE

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CITIZEN Life In Your Glass World Run For Cover Records [Release date 26.03.21] Formed in 2009, Citizen – vocalist Mat Kerekes, guitarist Nick Hamm, and bassist Eric Hamm – return after almost 4 years away with their new album, ‘Life … Continue reading → The post Quick plays: CITIZEN, NAD SYLVAN, ESCAPE appeared first on […]

Album review: THE ALARM – War

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The Alarm [Release date 26.02.21] The Alarm are back with a new album, written and recorded in isolation, which physically arrived with fans six weeks from its inception thanks to a special limited edition blank CD-R they can burn themselves. … Continue reading → The post Album review: THE ALARM – War appeared first on […]

Album review: BIRDPEN – All Function One

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JAR Records [Release date 05.03.21] BirdPen – Dave Pen (vocals, guitar) and Mike Bird (guitars, keyboards) – are back with their sixth album, recorded during the early part of 2020 as the duo watched the global pandemic unfold. This formed … Continue reading → The post Album review: BIRDPEN – All Function One appeared first […]

Album review: TOBY JEPSON – Viewfinder

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Jepsongs Recordings [Release date 12.03.21] “This is a selection of my solo songs that I hope you enjoy for what they are; moments in time when I was on a journey that ultimately brought them into being.” So says former … Continue reading → The post Album review: TOBY JEPSON – Viewfinder appeared first on […]

Album review: MAXIMO PARK – Nature Always Wins

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PIAS, Prolifica [Release date 26.02.21] Maximo Park have been around since 2001, now releasing their seventh album ‘Nature Always Wins’. Although I had heard of Maximo Park I had not heard much by them and that I have swiftly rectified … Continue reading → The post Album review: MAXIMO PARK – Nature Always Wins appeared […]

Quick plays: IVY GOLD, BLACK PISTOL FIRE

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IVY GOLD Six Dusty Winds A1 Records/Golden Ivy Records [Release date 12.03.21] Ivy Gold is built around singer Manou and guitarist Sebastian Eder (Avalon). Rounding out Ivy Gold are drummer Tal Bergman (Joe Bonamassa, Billy Idol, Rod Stewart, Simple Minds, … Continue reading → The post Quick plays: IVY GOLD, BLACK PISTOL FIRE appeared first […]

Cloud Nothings: The Shadow I Remember – album review

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CLOUD NOTHINGS The Shadow I Remember Carpark LP | CD | CASS | DL Out 26th February 2021 Cleveland’s Cloud Nothings return with Steve Albini at the controls to produce an album that harks back to their earlier selves, expertly balances the ferocity of their sound with trimmed back alt-rock melodies. BUY HERE On Cloud […]

Album review: THE HOLD STEADY – Open Door Policy

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Thirty Tigers [Release date 19.02.21] The Hold Steady return to action with eighth album which as vocalist Craig Fin explains – “This album was written and almost entirely recorded before the pandemic started, but the songs and stories explore power, … Continue reading → The post Album review: THE HOLD STEADY – Open Door Policy […]

Album review: JASON BIELER & THE BARON VON BIELSKI ORCHESTRA – Songs For The Apocalypse

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Frontiers [Release date 29.01.21] Jason Bieler scored a winner with hard rockers Saigon Kick (who had a US hit with ‘Love Is On The Way’ in 1991), and since then Jason Bieler has been mixing up styles. Indeed, when asked … Continue reading → The post Album review: JASON BIELER & THE BARON VON BIELSKI […]