In Defence Of The 1970s

The 70’s was something of a tumultuous decade. This isn’t going to be about politics, thankfully, but the music scene changed in such drastic fashion across the decade that it seems art in this case imitated life. As previously discussed here Heavy Metal was born in this decade. The 13th of February saw the release... Continue Reading →

Reviewed – Isolates – Hollow

Rating - 4/5 Inverness outfit Isolates have already proven they are capable of writing a brilliant song or two with debut single Frost, and followup, Forces. But Hollow, their debut album, shows this was no fluke, and they have plenty more to offer. Hollow consists of seven tracks, including Frost and Forces, and clearly takes... Continue Reading →

Reviewed – James Humphreys – Color

Rating - 4/5 Colour is the newest single from James Humphreys upcoming EP Memory Place, which lands on the 10th June 2020. It’s the follow up to his 2017 release Sun Mantra and the intervening three years have taken him to the Albert Hall, Glastonbury and then a cruise ship? Time on the waves has... Continue Reading →

Reviewed – Holding Out – Gutter

Rating - 3.5/5 “Gutter” attempts to combine the best of the best modern British rock movement with 80’s Punk inspired guitar work for good measure. Holding Out has produced an interesting and engaging experience with "Gutter". The opening sample adds some excellent speculation about what is to come. A Black Flag inspired distorted riff is... Continue Reading →

Ian Curtis – Leader Of The New Order.

It is 1976. 4th of June. On Peter Street, in the Lesser Free Trade Hall, there’s a gig going on. It’s not exactly well attended, its roughly two thirds empty, but this one gig becomes so famous that the attendance figures rise and rise over the years of retelling. If you believed every soul that... Continue Reading →

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