Category Archives: indie

Black Hole Heart – Sarah Donner (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Having come to Sarah Donner’s work initially through her Kitten’s Slay Dragons album Big, Big, Heart, it was interesting to experience her away from those more recent electronic experimentations and synth-pop drives. But what initially strikes me is that even … 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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IOUOME – Duncan Lloyd (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Duncan Lloyd is nothing if not productive. As well as being the driving force behind Maximo Park and busy with peripheral projects such as Decade in Exile and Nano Kino, he has still found time to release his second solo … Continue reading

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Hometown – Dru Cutler (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

When you look at an artists “about me” or biographical blurb and check their listed influences, it often says more about what they want to sound like or what they sound like in their own head rather than describes the … Continue reading

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Freedom Rider – Alun Parry (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

  The term “folk singer” comes with some very loaded images. Images of everything from emotive acoustic players, narrative storytellers, traditional bastions of historical musical forms, rabble-rousers, troubadours and street corner orators. Take your pick. Well, with Alun Parry you … Continue reading

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New Music of the Day – CLXXIX : Berlin – Kamikaze Girls

  Good things…no, make that great things are happening for Leeds-based duo Kamikaze Girls. Not only have they just signed to Big Scary Monsters Recording Company but they also release their forthcoming debut album Seafoam on 9th June 2017. Add … Continue reading

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Andy Oliveri & The Mountaineers – Call Them Brothers (reviewed by Ed Dyer)

It’s not often that a record comes along that makes you both excited for the future of music and pine for the sounds of the past but this effort from the newly gathered Oliveri and associates does just that, and … Continue reading

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For Strangers Only – Abel Raise The Cain (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Pop and rock music can sometimes make uncomfortable bedfellows. Some might say that pop can water down the power of the rock delivery, others that rock brings too much baggage to the pop party. Some might say that, not I, … Continue reading

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Lower State of Consciousness – Analog Bombs (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

It’s fair to say that it is hard to fault the choices this Bradford band makes. Cool band name, intriguing album title, interesting artwork…I like them even before the virtual needle hits the metaphorical groove…man, I miss the old days. … Continue reading

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Sweep Me Away – Ed Lofstedt (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Music can be used to do many things, evoke emotions, enhance or change moods, it can be deep and clever, throwaway and frivolous and sometimes it can even change your life. It can also be used to send a message, … Continue reading

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There She Is – Be Like Pablo (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

  From this video it is pretty obvious that they have played the off Weezer album from time to time but that’s alright as the LA four piece were themselves a conduit for earlier influences – pop punk, indie, power … Continue reading

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Scope Explosion – One Sentence. Supervisor (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

This gang of Swiss cosmic adventurers fit so much into just this one song, it is difficult to know where to begin. I guess the rhythm is as good a place as any and the lilting and luscious eastern vibes … Continue reading

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New Music of the Day – CLXIV: You and Me – A New Nowhere

There was a point just before the music kicked in that I had a few doubts about what was going to follow. Rock dude wandering through the forest, Donnie Darko-esque creepy, out of context rabbit suit, the distant clattering of … Continue reading

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New Music of the Day – CLXIII : Driveway View – Something Arbitrary

I’m not saying that Something Arbitrary have created a new genre, it’s just that they don’t easily fit into any one style…. or for that matter time period or generic template. They skirt around many different rock and indie pastures … Continue reading

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