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Boris – “Dear” welcomes in ultra-slow doom sludge, dripping distortion

Boris – “Dear” welcomes in ultra-slow doom sludge, dripping distortion

Ross McGibbon July 19, 2017 0

Sargent House                    14 July 2017 Ultra-heavy, slow and sludgy, this makes Dylan Carson’s Earth sound like Speed Metal. Sounds drip from guitars and trail across the floor into a black pool, its surface rippled

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Psychic TV – “Allegory and Self” / “Pagan Day” are reissues from rock’s great chancers

Psychic TV – “Allegory and Self” / “Pagan Day” are reissues from rock’s great chancers

Ross McGibbon July 14, 2017 0

Sacred Bones        14 July 2017 What’s not to love about Psychic TV. Massive chancers, playing the art game with a wink, churning out lots of crap and the odd shining star. I say that

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Melvins – “A Walk With Love and Death” is heavier than a collection of very heavy things

Melvins – “A Walk With Love and Death” is heavier than a collection of very heavy things

Ross McGibbon July 14, 2017 0

Ipecac Recordings                7 July 2017 Heavier than ever (how do they do that after two dozen previous albums?); The Melvins are doing heavy business as usual on this double album set. With maximum heaviosity,

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The Americans – “I’ll Be Yours”:      A potted history of American popular stylings

The Americans – “I’ll Be Yours”: A potted history of American popular stylings

Ross McGibbon July 5, 2017 0

LOOSE MUSIC     7th July 2017 Of course it’s the lead vocals but I’m reminded of John Fogerty’s brand of Americana and direct emotions of Creedence Clearwater Revival with the first track. I quickly learn

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Breakfast Muff – “Eurgh!”:       DIY fun from scratchy thrashy Glaswegian trio

Breakfast Muff – “Eurgh!”: DIY fun from scratchy thrashy Glaswegian trio

Ross McGibbon July 5, 2017 0

AMOUR FOO RECORDS        7th July 2017 The press release talks about musical development but what I hear is an exuberant racket. The sort of thing bands put out in the UK punk era, the

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Danny and The Champions of the World – ‘Brilliant Light’    All-embracing double album wraps in a warm country-soul-rock and harks back to The Band and others.

Danny and The Champions of the World – ‘Brilliant Light’    All-embracing double album wraps in a warm country-soul-rock and harks back to The Band and others.

Ross McGibbon June 28, 2017 2

LOOSE MUSIC                                 June 30, 2017 Danny Wilson’s sixth studio album with his Champions Of The World is a double, a massive eighteen tracks and not too long. Of course, he had albums before the

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Lau – Live at Saltaire 2017     Exciting trio reflect on a decade of pushing the boundaries back

Lau – Live at Saltaire 2017 Exciting trio reflect on a decade of pushing the boundaries back

Ross McGibbon June 21, 2017 0

I’ve seen Lau play half-a dozen times over their ten years as a band and tonight celebrates that decade. In that time they have established themselves as unique purveyors of a fusion of folk,

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Binker and Moses – Journey To The Mountain Of Forever       ‘fresh, thrilling, direct’

Binker and Moses – Journey To The Mountain Of Forever      ‘fresh, thrilling, direct’

Ross McGibbon June 21, 2017 0

GEARBOX RECORDS – 28 July 2017 This is the freshest, most exciting release in ages. A duo, Binker and Moses play saxophone and drums. That’s it. Simple, clean and thrilling – the communication is

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Circle – Terminal      Six mighty slabs of repetitive riffing make up Finnish band’s latest album

Circle – Terminal      Six mighty slabs of repetitive riffing make up Finnish band’s latest album

Ross McGibbon June 21, 2017 0

SOUTHERN LORD                       23 June 2017 Six mighty slabs of repetitive riffing make up Finnish band’s latest album and their latest press photo suggests they

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Michael Nau – Some Twist      Gentle and likeable retro hazy lazy meanderings

Michael Nau – Some Twist Gentle and likeable retro hazy lazy meanderings

Ross McGibbon June 21, 2017 0

FULL TIME HOBBY                            16/6/2016 A sweet and touching album of pondering, easy-going ballads. Try Wonder, the third track, as it ambles around, glad that Michael has no job, nothing to do, nowhere to

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