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 – 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 – The Strokes – The New Abnormal

Rating - 4/5 ‘The New Abnormal’ is the culmination of recording sessions stretching back to 2016 featuring production from heavyweight Rick Rubin. It’s a collection of stripped back, mature-sounding tracks that show The Strokes have mellowed significantly, but like a glass of fine wine has aged well; Rubin’s characteristic production complements the simplicity and tranquility... Continue Reading →

Reviewed – Graywave – Growing Garden

Rating - 4/5 Birmingham singer-songwriter “Graywave” is fulfilling the vacancy of the emo inspired shoegaze sound that has fallen flat in recent times. Two-track EP “Growing garden” combines elements of the highest points of new wave shoegaze while making it her own at the same time. These two tracks are a great installment into what... 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 →

Reviewed – Deep City – Joyride

Rating - 4.5/5 Deep City releases their aptly named single, ‘Joyride’; a shimmering, chorus-laden excursion that manages to capture a sweet, nostalgic vibe with its slick musicianship and an infectiously catchy sound. For fans of jangly, dream-pop look no further; the track is drenched in soul-soothing reverb, tasteful guitar hooks and a sparse, but effective,... Continue Reading →

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