Category Archives: pop-rock

Smile For Better Days –  Deep C Divers (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Nobody enjoys a pun and a bit of literary word play as much as I do. Well, except my brother-in-law, my neighbour and the guy who runs the shop at the end of my street. Okay, lots of people enjoy … Continue reading

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13th Floor Renegades –  Last Great Dreamers (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Last Great Dreamers make a glorious racket and no mistake. Then again they always did. Back in the day, the day in this case being the early nineties, they were part of that glam-punk, sleazy-blues infused back to basic rock … Continue reading

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So Far, So Good, So Cool – Death By Unga Bunga (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Garage Rock. Proto-Punk. Power-pop. Pop-Punk. Underground. Alternative. Whatever! It’s been called so many things but then that just shows you the limitations of music genres. But if you like music which combines the snap and groove or pop, the muscle … Continue reading

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New Single from Death By Unga Bunga

 Death by Unga Bunga have released their raucous new single ‘Cynical’ and described the song as ‘filled with fuzz-fuelled twin guitars and intergalactic synthesizers that will have you wishing you were riding in Elon Musk’s space-car with this catchy tune on full blast!‘   … Continue reading

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Seasons Change – Joel (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

As soon as opening salvo Spirit of Summer kicks in, you know that you are in for a bit of a treat. Its deft blend of addictive pop vibes and solid rock drive, its sass, and sublime, slick lines hits … Continue reading

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Yellow Roses – stop.drop.rewind. (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I said last time around that stop.drop.rewind are the masters of blending rock muscle with pop infectiousness and I Was A Portrait, the song in question, was a lesson in making music which effortlessly appeals to both camps. Yellow Roses … Continue reading

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I Second That Amendment Blues –  Elliot Schneider (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

We know that Elliot Schneider is great with a wacky and witty turn of phrase, anyone titling their album Don’t Put All Your Eggs in One Basketcase? really is someone you should listen carefully to. But whilst he is brilliant … Continue reading

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Real Time – Steve Ryan (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Well, if that isn’t the feel good hit of the summer I’d like to know what is! Although it is barely spring but there’s nothing wrong with being prepared. As earnest heroes of indie crank out earnest indie songs, rockers … Continue reading

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Vol 1 –  LucidFer (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Pop music with a rock and roll spine? Rock music with plenty of funky grooves? Sassy contemporary blues with a soulful kiss? Indie music which has grown up and stopped checking its hair in the mirror? Well, how about we … Continue reading

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Supersonic –  Jarel Portman (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

As I said when Runaway Blues hit the review desk at the start of the year, Portman’s music might sound like more of the same, a deft blend of pop and rock, blues and groove, but spend a bit of … Continue reading

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