Reviewed – Taylor Swift – Folklore

Rating - 4/5 ‘Folklore’ is the latest offering from Taylor Swift, which as you can imagine from the name, borrows heavily from the folk tradition. It’s a collection of stories, self reflection and assorted musings set to a backdrop of downbeat, alternative folk and dream pop. Aaron Dessner and Jack Antanoff are credited as co-writers... Continue Reading →

Reviewed – Casa Loma – This is Coping

Rating - 4/5 It’s fairly common for band members to have side-projects, giving them an alternative creative outlet and a chance to showcase their versatility and talents that may otherwise not be appreciated. While Man Overboard bassist and vocalist Nik Bruzzese doesn’t appear to be doing anything out of the ordinary with his indie/emo project,... Continue Reading →

Reviewed – Owen – The Avalanche

Rating - 5/5 It had been a good few years since I had last engaged with the work of Owen, however the release of singles ‘A New Muse’ and ‘On with the Show’ brought everything back to me.  I was taken back to when I first discovered the solo material of the infamous Mike Kinsella... Continue Reading →

Reviewed – Non Canon – Dark Force Rising

Rating - 4/5 Today’s single is a treatise on sociopolitical behavior from a man named Barry. Wait, don’t run off screaming just yet. Non Cannon aka Barry Dolan (he of Oxygen Thief) is bringing his follow up album after a four-year break. Imaginatively titled Non Cannon II and released on May 15th, the album covers... Continue Reading →

Reviewed – Brian Fallon – Local Honey

Released - 27th March 2020 Rating - 5/5 Local Honey is the third solo album from Brian Fallon, the lead singer of the Gaslight Anthem. For those unfamiliar with Brian’s vocal sound, it's a jarring mixture of Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan. Jarring because one second you think you’re listening to Dylan, the next Springsteen.... Continue Reading →

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