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PJ Harvey Shares Teaser from Upcoming New Album

PJ Harvey Shares Teaser from Upcoming New Album

Stephen Dorney December 19, 2015 0

Photo by Maria Mochnacz Polly Jean returns with her much anticipated new record due out in the spring of 2016. Harvey yesterday released a twenty-five-second snippet of one of the tracks which possessed her

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Tom Robinson – Only the Now

Tom Robinson – Only the Now

Stephen Dorney October 13, 2015 0

PledgeMusic Release Date: 16th October, 2015 Tom Robinson enjoys the fruits of his ageing self – “Take a good look at me now”, “The fact that someone’s older doesn’t always make them wrong” –

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Blitzen Trapper – All Across This Land

Blitzen Trapper – All Across This Land

Stephen Dorney September 22, 2015 0

Label: Vagrant Records (US), Lojinx (UK) Release Date: 2nd October, 2015 I had a soft spot for these urban-meets-country (more urban, mind) Portland, Oregon-based Westerners ever since I was introduced to their “Black River Killer”

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Pentagram – Curious Volume

Pentagram – Curious Volume

Stephen Dorney August 26, 2015 0

Label: Peaceville Records Release Date: 28th August, 2015 If you wish to be surfeited with geriatric soft doom then Curious Volume is your stop, yet I believe it more than My Dying Bride’s trying-too-hard

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The Ground Will Shake – The Ground Will Shake

The Ground Will Shake – The Ground Will Shake

Stephen Dorney August 11, 2015 0

Label: Tower Records Release Date: 31st July, 2015 Well, if they’re attempting to sound like a very watered-down Arctic Monkeys, they’ve passed, on the most erroneous of terms, and if they’re trying to sound

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My Dying Bride – Feel the Misery

My Dying Bride – Feel the Misery

Stephen Dorney August 9, 2015 0

Label: Peaceville Records Release Date: 18th September, 2015 When studying for my second year exams in university for my undergrad, I did go through a phase of scoping out the doom diatribes that herald

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Joss Stone – Water for Your Soul

Joss Stone – Water for Your Soul

Stephen Dorney August 6, 2015 0

Label: Stone’d Records Release Date: 31st July, 2015 Joss Stone returns with her first studio album since 2012 and it has the word “soul” in it. How ‘bout that? A true mechanic of the

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KEN mode – Success

KEN mode – Success

Stephen Dorney June 14, 2015 0

Label: Season of Mist Release Date: 15th June, 2015 On leaving my erstwhile review on the sludge sardonicism of Melvins, I wasn’t too keen on reviewing the Winnipeg trio’s clamour I must confess, but

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Melvins – The Bulls & The Bees/Electroretard Split

Melvins – The Bulls & The Bees/Electroretard Split

Stephen Dorney June 1, 2015 1

Label: Ipecac Recordings Release Date: 2nd June, 2015 Drugs and rock are synonymous with hallucinogenic expression, be it for artistic prose or acting the childish cock. Funnily enough, our cult hero Buzz Osborne is far from

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Fred Abbott – Serious Poke

Fred Abbott – Serious Poke

Stephen Dorney May 27, 2015 0

Label: Lojinx Release Date: 24th July, 2015 “Nobody wants to come down” – I was never up, Fred I’m afraid. With the disbandment of yet another “indie rock” band, former Noah and the Whale guitarist and

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