Category Archives: pop-rock

Sideways Love –  Superbig (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

The world is a small, and indeed random, place. Sometime in the early nineties a younger, slimmer and more impressionable version of myself bumped into Chip Z Nuff, then co-driver of psychedelic, sleazy pop-rock musical vehicle Enuff Z’Nuff, loitering about … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCLIX : Knowledge –  Dynamos (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Last time out, Dynamos proved themselves to be a fantastic fusion of old school, low-slung rock and roll groove and clean limbed, tight pop delivery, and latest single, Knowledge, does nothing but reinforces the fact. We live in a nostalgic … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCLII : No Longer Me (Indian Song)  –  Minteer (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Taken from the album Calling All Aliens, No Longer Me is a beguiling blend of melodic pop, bluesy rock, eastern vibes and psychedelic trippery. A mix of retro 60’s insanity and futuristic conspiracy theory made into music, that said, for … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCXXXXIII : King of The World –  Des Del Rey (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Ultralust are in many ways the sound and face of rock music in the modern age. Sonically a blend of old school rock and contemporary vibes, infectious melody and street smart music, grit and groove and just the permitted amount … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard  – CCXXXX : Gentle  –  The Rumble Skulls (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Whilst the bands name and generally imagery suggests something a bit more foot on the monitor, rock and roll, and indeed a quick dip into their other musical offerings confirms this, Gentle, as the name suggests, comes from a more … Continue reading

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Rad Science  – Eleventyseven (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

F. Scott Fitzgerald famously said that there were no second acts in American lives. He also said a bit about trombone players and jazz music. He also predicted that pop-punk has had its day. Maybe. He was wrong about a … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard  – CCXXXIX :  Not Too Far to Reach –  Jake Ward (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

To an outsider, particularly one born on the opposite shore of The Atlantic and with very different musical traditions running through my DNA, country music can often seem to be full of predictable pitfalls and calculated cliche. But away from … Continue reading

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Occam’s Razor  –  Matt Saxton (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I’m always going to be a sucker for a song which mixes medieval philosophical principles with jaunty contemporary music, I can’t be the only one, I like my academia but I like it groovy. And that is just what Matt … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCXXXV : Tears  –  Gaz (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Pop music with a rock and roll spine? Rock music with plenty of funky grooves? Sassy contemporary soul with a bluesy bite? Well, how about we accept that Tears is all of that and more and we just call it … Continue reading

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Deep In The Waves –  J. Briozo (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Solo albums aren’t always a sign that cracks are beginning to show in the ranks of an established band, more often they are just a way of finding an outlet for music which doesn’t fit into the existing musical journey. … Continue reading

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