Category Archives: garage rock

In Deep – Smoking Martha (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

When the What’s Her Name? single landed before my reviewing pen a few months ago it seemed to have arrived at the perfect time. It gave me the perfect opportunity to rally against the conformity and unadventurous nature of the … Continue reading

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Is There Something – Nelson King (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

It is possible that Nelson King subscribes less to the “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it” philosophy and more to a “if it ain’t broke it’s still okay to beat the crap out of it and sculpt battered and … Continue reading

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Cult of Judex/Witchface – Judex (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I remember waiting for Souixsie and The Banshees to play at a festival and being subjected to northern chancers The Farm playing a set looking and sounding like a bunch of construction workers running through bad and uninspiring karaoke tunes … Continue reading

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Lo-Fi – Nelson King (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

The great advantage of knowing your musical history, of course, is that you have plenty of material to reference, be inspired by, to fill in the gaps between, cross pollinate and generally explore. In the same way that those who … Continue reading

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New Music of the Day – CLXXXVI: Say Can You – Divisionists

Sometimes songs can be a peek into a bands record collection, which for a music snob and general nosey parker such as myself is never a bad thing. Whilst Divisionists are a current London outfit, their music skims sonic stones … Continue reading

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No One Knows Me – Billy Roberts and The Rough Riders (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Sitting here slightly fragile after a night watching a Dallas rocker with a country swagger tear a hole where the stage in an English venue used to be, the latest release from Billy and the boys feels like the perfect … Continue reading

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Hang on a Second – Them Dead Beats (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

It may be a very simple idea, but as is often the case with simple ideas, it’s a good one, namely take the groove and grit of blues and give it the scuzzy garage rock treatment. It worked for their … Continue reading

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

Blurring lines and subverting expectation is the job of every musician worth his salt and the fact that Billy Roberts both obscures the distinction between alt-country and garage rock and does so from a whole different cultural heartland, shows that … Continue reading

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Crawling – Fennr Lane (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

In some ways Fennr Lane has restored my faith in rock music. Having been bombarded with metal so extreme that it sounds like the sounds like the heavy industry sector of the seventh circle of hell and would-be rock more … Continue reading

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A Big Bad Beautiful Noise – The Godfathers (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I remember watching The Godfathers at the infamous Marquee Club way back in the formative years of the band’s career (just don’t tell them that I had only gone along for the support act) and thinking at the time…blimey, they … Continue reading

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