Category Archives: alt-rock

Two Fingers in a V – Wasabi Fire Alarm (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I love this band before I have even finished reading their name. Anyone coming up with a name that cool, that outside the box of convention has surely got to be worth checking out? Well, I can report back that … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCXCII :  Spanish Orange – RGF (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Imagine if Mudhoney had paid their dues in the industrial wastelands of Birmingham, England in the late sixties. Or conversely Black Sabbath had invented grunge whilst touring around the American North-West. You can’t imagine either of those scenarios? Well, take … Continue reading

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Jitter Visions –  Cup (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

It’s very easy to throw comparisons around when reviewing bands, in his case make that one-man-bands, such as Cup, but as the short, sharp, opening sonic salvo of Runny Rummy hammers its way into your consciousness, all monotonous, industrial guitar … Continue reading

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Teenager Payback –  Cuthbert (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

As one of those jaded journo’s that you always hear about, I guess I’m always looking to fit music into easy pigeon-holes, to stick a label on it and keep things in nice tidy demarcated genres. That said, some of … Continue reading

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The Naked And Famous announce more headlining dates

After a wildly successful sold out west coast run, The Naked And Famous are pleased to announce additional headlining dates in the US and Europe on the ‘A Still Heart Stripped‘ tour. Tickets go on sale for the European dates Thursday, March 29th @ … Continue reading

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Where’s The Magic –  Band of Gold (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

You have to love an album which comes at you like the future of pop music whilst effortlessly blending past golden ages and Where’s The Magic does all this and more. For every cutting edge synth line there is a … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCLXIX : Don’t Give A Fuck – G. Killan (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Whilst the title might suggest a bunch of young punks with nothing new to say, the sentiment has taken on a whole new angle in the internet age. Rather than being just a mindless generation punk anthem, a slogan or … Continue reading

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The Size of The Night –  Peter Kernel (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I have to confess that when lead single and album opener There’s Nothin Like You first drifted past this reviewers ears, something strange happened. That odd sensation that here was a band that was at once brilliant yet bonkers, original less … Continue reading

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Mission –  Gonetcha (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Starting an album review of a band which, up until this point, you knew nothing about, is an interesting thing to undertake. You go into it without any preconceptions, any detailed back story and knowing that anything could greet you … Continue reading

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Wide Eyes –  Desert Mountain Tribe (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Desert Mountain Tribe landed in the public consciousness with a splash a couple of years ago as their debut album Either That or The Moon received critical plaudits and public acclaim from all who came into contact with its psych-rock … Continue reading

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