The Others – The Grace, London, 30/04/22

Twenty years have passed since mid-00s London scene favourites and NME cover stars The Others got together and set about making their mark on the musical world. To celebrate the fact that they are still very much still in existence and filled with as much life as ever, tonight’s gig sees the band break anContinue reading “The Others – The Grace, London, 30/04/22”

Columbia – Embrace The Chaos

Many artists try hard to bury their influences under heaps of avant-garde experimentalism, misjudged kooky angles and cringe worthy vocal gymnastics when, truly, it was the monolithic greats who brought us all kneeling at the altar of rock’n’roll. Columbia see no merit in hiding where their sound comes from and boldly plaster their influences inContinue reading “Columbia – Embrace The Chaos”

Fate Of The Sun – Blade Runner 1999

Fate Of The Sun reckons we live in a dystopian mess of a world, so much so he feels like he’s living in the cruddy future originally envisioned in 1982 sci-fi flick Blade Runner, and who are we to argue when he cries he’s “had enough of this crazy spice infested town”, “they gambled itContinue reading “Fate Of The Sun – Blade Runner 1999”

Andrew Cushin – You Don’t Belong EP

Masterful songwriting is a skill sometimes bluffed in the world of melodic indie rock but Newcastle’s Andrew Cushin has authentic composition talent in spades and exhibits it proudly on his debut ‘You Don’t Belong’ EP, an assemblage of tunes so accomplished he even has the famously cynical ears of Noel Gallagher pricked up. Feasting onContinue reading “Andrew Cushin – You Don’t Belong EP”

As Loud As A Mouse – Cat Gone Dog

On debut single ‘Cat Gone Dog’, Reading DIY duo As Loud As A Mouse make a massive noise for just two men. It’s a nutty punk noise, a bizarro math rock noise, an at times anarchic shouty noise and a damn catchy single with enough tempo changes to give you a small nose bleed, anContinue reading “As Loud As A Mouse – Cat Gone Dog”

Opus Kink – The Unrepentant Soldier

What happens when a Brightonian punk band fully embrace cuban jazz? You get a unique, conquering sound like the one Opus Kink make and on ‘The Unrepentant Soldier’, the latest release from OK’s forthcoming debut EP, the six-piece use flamboyant trombone, guitar and throaty vocals to dissect the stubborn thoughts of a regretless mercenary asContinue reading “Opus Kink – The Unrepentant Soldier”

Rats-Tails – Spines

Today’s review is of this curious, fragile tune by the wholly independent South East London duo who go by the moniker ‘Rats-Tails’. They are singer/songwriter Courtney McMahon and guitarist Chris Bull, and describe their music as Mystic Folk & Dream Pop, a succinct and accurate description indeed. Barely over-running the two minute mark, their melancholyContinue reading “Rats-Tails – Spines”

The Mysterines – Reeling

You may have missed it when The Mysterines creeped quietly onto the scene in 2018 with small fanfare and you would also be forgiven if you overlooked the stream of fast paced and filthy indie blues tracks the Liverpool group have spent the past four years drip feeding the world, but there’s absolutely no ignoringContinue reading “The Mysterines – Reeling”

Soccer Mommy – Shotgun

We’re not sure if ‘Shotgun’ was written about a nightmare, toxic relationship situation or if it’s an infatuated love song. Either way, it’s steeped deep with emotion, whether or not it’s joy or pain. And such is the magnificence of Soccer Mommy Sophie Allison’s song writing skill, a record exerting the lyrical prowess of poeticContinue reading “Soccer Mommy – Shotgun”