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Thick Syrup – “Living In Leeds” : Heavy psych trips

Thick Syrup – “Living In Leeds” : Heavy psych trips

Ross McGibbon February 18, 2018 0

GRINGO RECORDS        23RD Feb 2018 Heavy psych from this new Leeds band, channeling tropes from hard rock of the seventies and elements of Les Butcherette’s vocal style. Songs tend to the heavy rock blues,

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Table Scraps – “Autonomy” wins praise from Idles for its garage punk credentials

Table Scraps – “Autonomy” wins praise from Idles for its garage punk credentials

Ross McGibbon February 18, 2018 0

ZEN TEN RECORDS         23rd Feb 2018 Really basic garage rock. The drums are boxy and the riffs simple and repetitive. The whole thing sounds low budget. Punk so basic it could be from the

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The Lovely Eggs – “This Is Eggland” : Punky, buzzy, fuzzy, sarky, stuffed with attitude AND cosmic wonder

The Lovely Eggs – “This Is Eggland” : Punky, buzzy, fuzzy, sarky, stuffed with attitude AND cosmic wonder

Ross McGibbon February 18, 2018 0

EGGLAND RECORDS     23rd Feb 2018 There is something rather wonderful about The Lovely Eggs. I don’t know what the most significant factor is – the flat Lancashire vowels, the quirky songs, or the pure

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Gong Expresso – “Decadence” : a jazzy wander from psychedelic fellow-travellers

Gong Expresso – “Decadence” : a jazzy wander from psychedelic fellow-travellers

Ross McGibbon February 18, 2018 0

THE ORCHARD                                   20/2/2018 Slowly wandering guitar leads a bass and some scarcely brushed cymbals through an opening jazzy landscape and setting the scene for… more of the same. Equal partners, the bass steps

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Hockey Dad ‘Blend In’

Hockey Dad ‘Blend In’

Elsa Anderling February 17, 2018 0

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Hockey Dad – a name that could have been hinting at a boyhood of being driven to the hockey practise by an invested dad. Then again, Billy Fleming and Zach Stephenson did grow up

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Nick J.D Hodgson- Tell Your Friends. Album Review

Nick J.D Hodgson- Tell Your Friends. Album Review

Angela Smith January 27, 2018 0

    Founding member, main songwriter and ex-drummer of the Kaiser Chiefs, Nick J.D Hodgson this week releases his debut solo album Tell Your Friends.            I grab Nick’s album,

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Clint Slate – “Woodn Bones”    – Big ballads and soul blasters

Clint Slate – “Woodn Bones” – Big ballads and soul blasters

Ross McGibbon January 24, 2018 0

SELF RELEASED          Out now I’m a sucker for sweet soul and this has a smooth charm to it, stiffened up by strong but unobstructive guitar work. Songs are heartfelt and the emotions are pinned

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The Limiñanas – “Shadow People” French psych channels the seventies – tres bien!

The Limiñanas – “Shadow People” French psych channels the seventies – tres bien!

Ross McGibbon January 15, 2018 0

BECAUSE MUSIC             19th Jan 2018 It’s been a good year or two for fans of classic French rock/ pop. This is the second The Limianas album in that time and Charlotte Gainsbourg has made

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Shopping — “The Official Body” Attitude, insight and funky grooves

Shopping — “The Official Body” Attitude, insight and funky grooves

Ross McGibbon January 15, 2018 0

FATCAT RECORDS – 19th January 2018 Reasons to love Shopping: Just listen to that deep, rounded and steady post-punk bassline on The Hype (the opener) Jittery funk Songs never outstay their welcome The danciest

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The Eskies – “AND DON’T SPARE THE HORSES” – a riotous Brechtian reincarnation of The Pogues

The Eskies – “AND DON’T SPARE THE HORSES” – a riotous Brechtian reincarnation of The Pogues

Ross McGibbon December 6, 2017 0

1st December 2017 With the sparse guitar tone favoured by Marc Ribot on some of Tom Waits’ sparkiest tunes (circa Swordfishtrombones), a street-corner sort of a brass band, a male chorus worthy of Greek

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