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 […]

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 […]

Black Country, New Road: For the First Time – album review

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Black Country, New Road For the First Time Ninja Tune LP | CD | DL Out now On their hotly-anticipated debut, Black Country, New Road manage to live up to the hype – even if the album is lacking in surprises. Ellott Simpson reviews. BUY HERE Black Country, New Road have been the band to […]

Tom Pryce And Friends: For A Sweet And Loving Man – album review

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Tom Pryce And Friends For A Sweet And Loving Man Self-released DL/ Stream Out Now! BUY HERE   Tom Pryce And Friends deliver a collection of classic, heartfelt indie-rock with their debut album, For A Sweet And Loving Man. Andy Brown shares his thoughts for Louder Than War. The story of For A Sweet And […]

Shame: Drunk Tank Pink – album review

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Shame Drunk Tank Pink Dead Oceans LP | CD | DL Out 15th January 2021 On Drunk Tank Pink, Shame mature and expand their sound, reinventing themselves to tremendous success. Elliott Simpson reviews. BUY HERE In the current post-punk revival the UK finds itself in with acts like Fontaines D.C. and The Murder Capital, Shame […]

EP review: THE LICKERISH QUARTET – Threesome Vol. 2

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Stranger Danger [Release date 15.01.21] The Lickerish Quartet return with their second four song EP. The band comprise ex-Jellyfish members Roger Joseph Manning Jr, Tim Smith and Eric Dover and like the much missed Jellyfish, they carry on that band’s … Continue reading → The post EP review: THE LICKERISH QUARTET – Threesome Vol. 2 […]

Album review: PICTUREHOUSE – 1999 Live in Dublin

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Website [Release date 27.11.20] Ahhh live music we miss you so and even someone like me who isn’t normally a big fan of live albums has been playing a lot of live tracks this year. So when of the many … Continue reading → The post Album review: PICTUREHOUSE – 1999 Live in Dublin appeared […]

Hachiku: I’ll Probably Be Asleep – album review

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Hachiku I’ll Probably Be Asleep  Marathon Artists LP | CD | DL Out Now Ennui has never seemed so appealing and dreamy as on the debut album from Hachiku. Elliott Simpson reviews. If there’s one genre of music that was destined to flourish throughout lockdown, it’s bedroom pop. I’ll Probably Be Asleep, the first full-length […]

Listen to this! Salarymen release new single Something To Me

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Indie-rock duo Salarymen return with soaring new single Something To Me and an accompanying video. Take a listen. Built-up of jangly guitars and warm analogue synths, Salarymen have a sound that’s difficult not to fall in love with. Comprising of Renee de la Motte and Thom Eagleton, the duo have a knack for piecing together […]