Category Archives: garage rock

Autonomy  –  Table Scraps (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I guess when you get your single spun as recommend new music by Idles frontman Joe Talbot, sitting in for Steve Lamacq on 6 music, you know that you have friends in the right places. But after opening shows for … Continue reading

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Deadline to Breadline – Lo-Fi Rebels (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

There is some music which, going on titles alone, begs more questions than answers. A band called, for example, Splat! could turn out to be almost anything musically. Similarly Doctor Bongo’s Electric Herring leaves you similarly bemused at what might … Continue reading

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Hiccup –  Cup (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Hiccup is many things. A seventh album with all the energy and swagger of a debut release, a guitar driven musical blast built of slabs of sound rather than the intricacies and detail which the instrument usually loves to bathe … Continue reading

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Delete The Elite –  Derailer (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Aren’t you meant to mellow with age? Aren’t you meant to hand the musical baton on to the next generation, calm down and grow old gracefully? Well, when the younger generation seem largely content to write songs devoid of bite … Continue reading

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Call them a Band or call them a Gang: The wicked world of The Judex

Following on from writing about their recent release Kill White Lights we sat down for a bit of a chat to find out more about our favourite Philly garage rockers The Judex to find out more about where it all started, … Continue reading

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Greenbah –  Billy Roberts and The Rough Riders (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Genres are tricky things, full of implication and assumption. Pop music isn’t always popular, soul bands don’t always connect deep down and not all blues is melancholic. Similarly the term Americana might imply that it is a sound taken from … Continue reading

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Kill White Lights –  The Judex (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

It says something about the world around us when there are people who can name all of The Kardashians but who can’t name 5 congressional leaders, or know just how long it would take to ride from King’s Landing to…some … Continue reading

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Co-Morbid – Faerground Accidents (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

For a band who wilfully describe themselves as “psychotic pop, psychedelic punk  and androgynous rock n’ roll,” Co-Morbid is a surprisingly together album. Together in the sense that whilst it is wild and raw, challenging and visceral, often intense, always … Continue reading

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Goodnight, Sweet Betty – 68 Creep (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I love the fact that I have lived long enough to witness the word Lynchian become a recognised label, one that can be applied to art and creativity across a wide range of spectrums. In the visual aspect it is … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCXIV : ‘Til It’s Gone – The Foshays

Normally the job of a reviewer is to try and dissect a record and explain to the potential buyer what is going on under the hood of that particular musical vehicle. With this bunch of Minneapolis generic gene splicers it … Continue reading

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