Category Archives: post-punk

Flag Burner – American Anymen (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

One of the things which speaks volumes about just how much the world has changed over the last generation is when you are reading the comments of an on line discussion and some one posts something along the lines of … Continue reading

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On the Outside /Don’t Be So Sure – Tulipomania (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Sometimes the clues are right there in front of you and the fact that this latest sonic delight from Philadelphia’s Tulipomania comes wrapped in a cover graced by the hand of 4AD design visionary Vaughan Oliver certainly tells you something … Continue reading

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She is Lost – The Foreign Resort (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I love music that acts as your own personal time machine; able to take you back to a time and a place, and evoke the sounds and styles of that particular point on your personal timeline. She is Lost does … Continue reading

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Das Ram – Rachel Mason (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I’m not normally a particularly nostalgic person when it comes to music, far happier to explore the “what next” than the “back in the day.” But there is something beating at the heart of Rachel Mason’s latest album that we … Continue reading

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The Gospel According To John – The Black Watch (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Some music doesn’t fit neatly into the accepted cultural canon or defined generic boundaries that help keep things organised. There is music that seems to instead exist in alternate timelines and The Black Watch is just such a band. Imagine … Continue reading

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Hey Muse! – The Suburbs (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

The eighties is a much-misunderstood period. It was a time of massive musical creativity as the barriers kicked down by the punks the decade before were trampled into the dust in a rush to explore technology, possibility and potential. It … 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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Open Eyes – Audio Citizen (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I’ve always been very defensive of the eighties as a musical decade; it represents my formative years, my musical education and as such shaped my tastes, attitudes and my very being. It’s why I get riled over the frequent re-writing … Continue reading

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Humble Pie – Sergeant Buzfuz (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

In these times of descriptive hyperbole and overstatement it seems as if a day doesn’t go by without a “totally unique” band being wafted my way. In fact these one in a million bands crop up nine times out of … Continue reading

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Crow Swan Wolf – They Called Him Zone (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

  Whether a conscious decision or not, Crow Swan Wolf may just be the perfect sound track to the world we find ourselves going into. Yes, the dystopian vibe is certainly obvious right from the start but there is also … Continue reading

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