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Wreckless Eric – Construction, Time & Demolition – a review

Wreckless Eric – Construction, Time & Demolition – a review

Ross McGibbon March 21, 2018 0

SOUTHERN DOMESTIC RECORDS 30th March 2018 The perpetual underdog, Wreckless Eric defies the proverbial saying by actually being quite bitter. Having produced one of the best songs of the seventies, Whole Wide World, the

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ERIC CHENAUX – “SLOWLY PARADISE”: Jazzy and distinctive

ERIC CHENAUX – “SLOWLY PARADISE”: Jazzy and distinctive

Ross McGibbon March 7, 2018 0

CONSTELLATION RECORDS                          9th March, 2018 I’ve heard a few Eric Cheneaux albums and every one has been different – he’s earnt a lot of respect here. A very skilled guitarist but one who

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Embrace, veterans of the centre ground, release album

Embrace, veterans of the centre ground, release album

Vanguard Online March 5, 2018 0

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Choosing a notion that has been with us for millennia for the title of your album is a brave and intriguing choice. It suggests two possibilities, either the musicians are going to provide a marvellously original take on an

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Gwenno – “Le Kov” :  Cornish Waif, errr……..

Gwenno – “Le Kov” :  Cornish Waif, errr……..

Ross McGibbon February 28, 2018 0

HEAVENLY RECORDINGS    2nd March, 2018 You know what I’d do if I’d had critical acclaim for a concept album in Welsh based on an obscure science fiction album? I’d record my next set in

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Damo Suzuki & Jelly Planet – is another journey to the imagination of Damo and collaborators.

Damo Suzuki & Jelly Planet – is another journey to the imagination of Damo and collaborators.

Ross McGibbon February 28, 2018 0

PURPLE PYRAMID RECORDS      Feb 2nd, 2018 Damo Suzuki is a man so legendary that The Fall named a song for him. Damo is like the old legend of stone soup. In that story, a

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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

EGG 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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