Hot Rats : A movie for your ears

So you want to listen to Frank Zappa? Perhaps you're overwhelmed by the frankly staggering discography or the, let's be honest, inaccessible nature of some of the weirder stuff, or hey perhaps you've never even heard of the guy. This is all fine. I present for your consideration the album, fresh from the dissolution of... Continue Reading →

Reviewed – Primo – Machine

Rating - 1/5 Primo and all-female Australian rock bring us their latest single “Machine” from the upcoming second album “Sogni”. It has an unusual approach with the band members harmonizing together to sing the lyrics. This gives the vocals a kind of monotonous droning whine which I guess fits with the machine vibe but it... Continue Reading →

Reviewed – Damien Jurado – Alice Hyatt

Rating - 1/5 Damien Jurado brings us the second single from his upcoming new album “What’s New, Tomboy?” in the shape of “Alice Hyatt” It's Damien’s second album for the label Look but it's the culmination of over 25 years in music. His signature is paired down, simply melodic music and Alice Hyatt is no... Continue Reading →

Reviewed: Isolates – Forces ft. Drew MacKenzie

Released: 28th March 2020 Rating: 5/5 What more fitting band could there be to listen to in self-isolation than Scottish Highlanders Isolates? Forces follows on from their debut single, Frost, which was released in December, and is a monumental piece of work. Forces incorporates all the best features of Frost, including the vast, chilling atmosphere,... Continue Reading →

Reviewed – Osca – New Summer

Rating - 3/5 “New Summer, new lover, got my new shades on” Osca seem to be bringing what the whole country is craving right now. They’ve captured that feeling that comes when Spring shows it's first glimmering shoots of hope and the Summer that promises to follow. Yes the song mentions being in July and... 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 →

Reviewed – The Dears – The Worst In Us.

Released - 13th March 2020 Rating - 3/5 The Dears have been a band since 1995, and during that time have had numerous lineup changes and consisted of 20 different members. The two core members are husband and wife Murray Lightburn (vocals and guitar) and Natalia Yanchak (keyboard and vocals) Describing themselves as “The original... Continue Reading →

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