Category Archives: rhythm and blues

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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Deadline to Breadline – Lo-Fi Rebels (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

There is some music which, going on titles alone, begs more questions than answers. A band called, for example, Splat! could turn out to be almost anything musically. Similarly Doctor Bongo’s Electric Herring leaves you similarly bemused at what might … Continue reading

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J.D. Hangover –  J.D. Hangover (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

At a time when music is recorded as disconnected musical fragments which are then meticuluously put together to a perfect set of rules, it is great to come across musicians who are brave enough to return to basics, stick a … Continue reading

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Delete The Elite –  Derailer (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Aren’t you meant to mellow with age? Aren’t you meant to hand the musical baton on to the next generation, calm down and grow old gracefully? Well, when the younger generation seem largely content to write songs devoid of bite … Continue reading

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Call them a Band or call them a Gang: The wicked world of The Judex

Following on from writing about their recent release Kill White Lights we sat down for a bit of a chat to find out more about our favourite Philly garage rockers The Judex to find out more about where it all started, … Continue reading

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Greenbah –  Billy Roberts and The Rough Riders (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Genres are tricky things, full of implication and assumption. Pop music isn’t always popular, soul bands don’t always connect deep down and not all blues is melancholic. Similarly the term Americana might imply that it is a sound taken from … Continue reading

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Kill White Lights –  The Judex (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

It says something about the world around us when there are people who can name all of The Kardashians but who can’t name 5 congressional leaders, or know just how long it would take to ride from King’s Landing to…some … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCXVIII : It’s Up To Us! – Phillip Foxley

If you think that rock and roll is strictly a young man’s game, artists such as Phillip Foxley quickly remind us that this is certainly not the case. The genre may try to sell an image of young firebrands wielding … Continue reading

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Larger Than Life – Nelson King (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

There is one thing you can say about Nelson King, he’s no slouch when it comes to musical output. It seems that no sooner have the last notes of his trademark scuzzed-up and sleazy garage blues faded on the wind … Continue reading

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Music People – Emilio Crixell & Border Soul (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Borders are always interesting places for fusion and creativity. Cultures clash; community’s blend and wonderful new hybrids arise from the melting pot to take on a life of their own. South Texas is just such a place and if that … Continue reading

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