Category Archives: grunge

The Lazlo Device drop new single ‘Beetle’

Fresh off the back of announcing their upcoming album ‘You Stumble, I Fall’ earlier this year, London-based experimental post-rockers The Lazlo Device are dropping a 2nd single from the forthcoming release: ‘Beetle’. It follows on from the previous single and … Continue reading

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RXPTRS new single and tour dates

Bristol-based RXPTRS are a brand new quintet that combines a mix of ferocious grit with an ear for melody. The group, who formed in early 2018, blend elements of hardcore punk, grunge and hard rock to make a noise crammed … Continue reading

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Ghostdance –  Dead Planet (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Dead Planet, whilst being perhaps a bit rough around the edges production wise…everyone has to start somewhere, right… make rock music in that great, loose, meandering, stoner tradition that grew out of the dark underbelly Haight Ashbury hippy ethic, Doorsian … 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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Scene and Heard – CCLVIII : Stand Up –  Ravenscroft (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Ravenscroft continue with their mission to keep rock music, especially that infused by its classic halcyon past, relevant to modern audiences. Not always an easy thing to do with the fickle finger of fashion constantly causing scenes to evolve and … Continue reading

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Flames and Games – Prym (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Making music is often a case of taking the references and influences from the past and moulding them into a new music sonic experience for a whole new generation. The familiarity of the old and the freshness of the present … Continue reading

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New Music of the Day – CCVII : Ethics For Enemies – Fennr Lane

Fennr Lane has been nothing if not consistent in their mission to put muscular, dark, grunge infused rock back on the map. Ethics for Enemies is a blend of the cold, doom-laden edge of Danzig’s dystopian blues-metal and the emotive, … Continue reading

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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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Die Miss America – Suburban Vermin (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Music historians will tell you that Punk, in its original form, evolved from two separate sources. In America, the nucleus was a New York scene of garage rock bands, musical hustlers and street urchins, in the UK bored London art … 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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