Axl Rose – Control Freak

The story is as familiar as any that have got their start in the world of music. Making that pilgrimage to the big city from back home, from small town America, running away from those that don’t understand or don’t approve, trying to break through and make a living playing music. It’s not the same... 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 →

Reviewed – Red Negative – Sweet Summer Girl

Rating - 3.5/5 Midlands five-piece, Red Negative release their single ‘Sweet Summer Girl’; an upbeat pop-rock effort that is at best extremely catchy and at worst derivative; but hey what pop-rock isn’t somewhat derivative at this point? The single arrives in advance of a longer, an unreleased project titled 'Two Metres Apart’; presumably a commentary... Continue Reading →

Reviewed – The Dears – Lovers Rock

Rating - 2.5/5 t’s been 3 years since the last offering from The Dears but they’re back with more of their signature indie-pop sound. Their breakthrough album No Cities Left was formed in the crucible of the post 9/11 world, and Lovers Rock emerges in a political and social landscape that is as turbulent, if... Continue Reading →

Reviewed – Pigs x 7 – Viscerals

Rating - 4.5/5 Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs (hereafter referred to as Pigsx7 simply for our mutual convenience) release Viscerals; their latest album that delivers a healthy dose of doom, punk, and metal in a dark, imposing package. The influence of doom metal progenitors Black Sabbath is abundant, peeking through the dense and... Continue Reading →

Reviewed – All Time Low – Wake Up, Sunshine

Released: 3rd April 2020 Rating: 3/5 Wake Up, Sunshine is album number eight from Baltimore feel-good pop-punkers All Time Low. Their second release on Fueled By Ramen, it sees a return to familiar territory after previous effort, Last Young Renegade. While their Fueled By Ramen debut received praise from mainstream music critics, it polarised fans... Continue Reading →

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