Category Archives: pop-rock

Empires – Even Nine (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Bandy around the term pop-rock and the mind initially goes to some sort of middle of the road, fashion-driven dross that neither delivers the immediacy of the former nor the integrity of the later. But what if there was a … Continue reading

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New Music of the Day – CLXVI: Triple Exclamation Mark – I, Symptom

The post-genre musical world is a fantastic place. If punk broke the dominance of the powers-that-be, who largely played by the rules then the period that followed created all sorts of musical tribes and generic affiliations and it is possibly … Continue reading

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This is Steve – Delicate Steve (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I have a few “go to” words when writing reviews, some probably much over used but they have served me well. Ethereal crops up a lot, as does subversive. Mercurial is also one of my favourites, but after encountering a … Continue reading

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New Music of the Day – CXXXII : So Vanilla – George Wilding

I love artists who continue to musically meander, evolve their sound across a number of styles and therefore keep coming up with the goods. And whilst you can’t quite say that this song represents some sort of Bowie-esque, chameleon-like, morphing … Continue reading

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Valuables – Enemies (reviewed by Ian O’Regan)

Long ago, in days of yore, when I was growing up around the fringes of the Irish music scene, everything seemed rather small and restrictive. There was room for only one “sound” at a time, and “new” was a four-lettered … Continue reading

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Courtney Yasmineh goes from Minneapolis to Manhattan

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Black Beauty – The Twilight Hours (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

A quick flick through the The Twilight Hours family tree will give you a few pointers as to what is probably going to come your way over the course of this sophomore album. More than that debut Stereo Night signposted … Continue reading

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New Music of the Day – XCVII : Laser Love – Phil Campbell

I’m pretty sure that not many of us were expecting Phil Cambell’s first post-Motorhead single to be quite like this. His previous employers were always known for a no nonsense, organically produced, hard rocking, kick arse brand of rock and roll, … Continue reading

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Somewhere Else – Rummage (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

  Mark Mulholland last cropped up within the scribblings of this dubious website in regards to his 2012 duet with dEUS ex-pat Craig Ward, the dreamy, baroque collection of drifting folk songs, Waiting For The Storm. Here we find him … Continue reading

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New Music of the Day – XCV :Come On, Die Young – Talk In Code

Whilst some bands seem to make a fuss about every aspect of their working lives to the point of a social media overload which shoes them buying milk, walking their dog, eating lunch and other such earth shattering revelations, Talk … Continue reading

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