Category Archives: alt-rock

Swimsuit Issue debut video for Look Now

Following their first headlining dates of 2018, Swimsuit Issue debut their official video for their single “Look Now”. Watch the band’s self-directed clip below. Swimsuit Issue is a seven-person American rock band fronted by model Miles Garber and David Gagliardi, who also … Continue reading

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Heart of Gold – The Harlers (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

It’s been great watching The Harlers evolve and grow, from a basic two-piece of drums and guitar, through various sound enhancing, multi-amp, sonic manoeuvring to finally settle on the classic three-piece line up that they have now become. And whilst … Continue reading

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Melanina –  Maff (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

There are many people in the English speaking world who are put off by songs, like lead single Desfile, which are not sung in their native language. I have two issues with this. One, how arrogant! Two, you are totally … Continue reading

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Hide Your Valuables –  Well Dressed Villians (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

At last! One of the advantages of being a freelance reviewer, someone who writes about any music irrespective of genre, style, location or place in the musical hierarchy means that I get a good overview of what the new music … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCXXXXV : Glitter –  Nasty Little Lonely (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

You can always rely on Nasty Little Lonely to throw a spanner in the works, it’s the reason that you have to love them so much. Just when the music scene seems to have found its beige balance of acoustic … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCXLIX : Graveyard Dog –  Dr. C & the Gris Gris (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Music is like language, it comes with an accent. No matter how much we move into alt- this and post- that territory, no matter how much music invents new labels, new genres, new identities for itself, some things are unmistakeable. … Continue reading

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Memories –  Damian Sage  (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Music can be something frivolous, something throw away, a thing to be experienced and then forgotten. Of course it can – art for art’s sake and all that. But you could make a great argument for music to have a … Continue reading

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Santa Sangre – Japan Suicide (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Japan Suicide feel like the front runners in the search for a new form of rock music, one which very generously tips its hat to the darker swathed, post-punk originators but which also reminds us that commerciality and success should … Continue reading

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Flames, Doorways, Grass and Time –  Grasslands (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Mercurial, that’s the word! Well, that’s one word at least. It seems that many words and descriptions come and go through the listeners, and indeed the reviewers, mind as Grasslands’ music slips through the brain. The same thing happens if … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCXXXXIII : King of The World –  Des Del Rey (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Ultralust are in many ways the sound and face of rock music in the modern age. Sonically a blend of old school rock and contemporary vibes, infectious melody and street smart music, grit and groove and just the permitted amount … Continue reading

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