Category Archives: grunge

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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Shotgun Six ep – Shotgun Six (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

What’s in a name? When you hear the moniker Shotgun Six your mind can’t help but conjure leather clad, classic rock warriors, stuck in an eternal mid seventies nirvana. But we all know about judging books by their cover don’t … Continue reading

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Admission – Dearly Beloved (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

If opening salvo RIP comes at the listener like a train crashing headlong through the worse storm in living memory whilst the brakeman plays early Black Sabbath tunes on broken bagpipes, at least you can’t say that you haven’t been … Continue reading

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Flyying Colours announce tour and full-length debut

After two critically acclaimed EPs, Flyying Colours are set to release their debut album ‘Mindfullness’ in September on Club AC30. Residing in a dream-world that sits somewhere between psych, indie, grunge and shoegaze, the Australian band’s beautifully dynamic new offering … Continue reading

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The Room – Murmur Tooth – (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

A couple of years ago I found myself in the basement of a Berlin bar watching a young band called Mushi Features work their way through a set of charged, intense, doomy rock and riot grrrl sensibility. Bands change, people … Continue reading

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Half as Gold But Twice as Grand – Armchair Committee. (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I hate bands that are predictable, but you knew I was going to say that. So, what’s the opposite of predictable? Unexpected, random, surprising? Armchair Committee? They are pretty much musical shorthand for any of those terms. It may be … Continue reading

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Rival Pilots – Rival Pilots (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

The last time I saw Adam Oldfield gracing the stage it was leading a band that wouldn’t have seemed out of place cruising sunset strip in the mid eighties. Don’t get me wrong, it was a great band but it … Continue reading

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