Category Archives: pop-rock

Black and Blue –  Annie Fitzgerald (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

There is no place like home, or so they say, and by her own admission it would seem that a return to her native Minnesota soil after a decade in New York City has imbued Annie Fitzgerald’s latest album, You … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCCXXV: Little Harwood –  Echoglass (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

In the parlance of the younger and hipper than myself, “What’s not to like?” When it comes to bands as interesting, eclectic and wonderfully disarming as Echoglass the answer is, well, nothing. ‘Scuse the double negative. Firstly when listing the … Continue reading

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Last of the Tall Ships – Jimmy Lee Morris (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

As I said last time around when the excellent Gallery dropped through the virtual letterbox about this time last year, artists like Jimmy Lee Morris are a breath of fresh air. He seems part of an ever diminishing body of … Continue reading

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Before She Knows – Rhett Repko (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

If ever there was a place where the traditions of classic song writing meets the neon glare of the more fickle clubland scene, where rock merges effortlessly into pop, where dance grooves are subsumed into indie eloquence it is in … Continue reading

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In Verses –  Daxton (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Daxton Monaghan, as an artist, is a wonderful mixture of influences, sounds and styles, but then any artist worth their salt should be and In Verses contains a collection of slick rock, infectious pop, bluesy grooves and chiming psychedelic infused … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCCIII : French Cigarettes – Djo Life (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Some music is great for talking about the big issues, of the meaning of life, the grand philosophical questions, politics and the human condition. It’s all very worthy, but sometimes music is inspired by the simplest of things such as … Continue reading

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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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