Thursday, April 25, 2019

Music Reviews

Pop by any other name from tunnelmental experimental assembly

You never really know what you are going to get from the tunnelmental crew but you know that the...

The Near Jazz Experience get a dub makeover

Besides having a brilliant name, The Near Jazz Experience make brilliantly original music. As the name suggests, their springboard...

MARBL return with another sophisticated sonic slice

I love the way that MARBL is able to wander neatly between infectious pop, indie-folk cool and a more...

Stay Lunar unleash the perfect blend of beat and beauty on Brainshake

Before you even find yourself engaging with the song itself, what really grabs you about Brainshake is the over...

The Brainiac 5 return with more prog-punk brilliance

I would normally find myself reaching for such stock phrases as “genre-hopping,” or the ever meaningless “post-genre world” when...

Anthony Reynolds new book continues to chronicle the career of music icons

As every discerning music fan is acutely aware, the ultimate irony of musical biographies is that whilst you will...

Hans Matheson swaps big screen for minimalist musings to deliver near perfect album

I have to start by addressing the elephant in the room. When someone you recognise from one creative field...

Bromide blend forward thinking with nostalgic tones on latest single

Forget the coins of the title, the real magic at work here is Bromide’s ability to take an ultra-now...

New album from Fly Cat Fly is the perfect blend of power and poise

Fly Cat Fly has always been a band who excel at mixing power and poise, not only in the...

Heavenly, and timely, re-issue from Marty Willson Piper

Reviewing music can be a bit of a lottery sometimes. It requires you to go into the unknown with...

Record Store Day provides alt-country history lesson

Timing is, as we know, everything and it is something that I’m sure Kenny Roby has contemplated more than...

The Claim’s forgotten link between indie and Brit-pop resurfaces

It would be very easy for those not so interested in the timeline of sonic order to suggest that...

Tiny Fighter drop cultish yet commercial set of songs

Now that’s a clever concept, making music that both chimes perfectly with mainstream, modern sensibilities but which also sounds...

Bauhaus man offers Thoughts and Prayers for these troubled times

It’s an obvious subject for any right minded creative to write about, especially as I sit here to pen...