Category Archives: rhythm and blues

Return of The Split Lip –  The Judex (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

The Judex is less a band, more a collection of contradictions, a whirling mass of opposites that somehow have managed to attract and believe me when I say that they are like few rock bands that have crossed your path, … Continue reading

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Extended Play Catalogue Vol  1 – Neil Gregory Johnson (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Country music has a habit of taking itself a bit seriously, all those over-earnest, brooding acoustic guitar slingers singing of unrequited love, darker times and driving off into the sunset. And that’s fine, there is obviously a market for such … Continue reading

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Hard On Things –  The Harpoonist and The Axe Murderer (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Even if I didn’t rate the music you have to love a band with a name like The Harpoonist and The Axe Murderer, doubly so once you find out that their current album is called Apocalipstick! Thankfully I do rate … Continue reading

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Where the Wild Things Hide and Hunt –  True Strays (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

If the fashion of the moment seems to be pop and indie bands appropriating retro and roots goodness to add cool and credibility to their sound, True Strays have always made music for more honest reasons. Yes, there are a … Continue reading

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The Missing Persians – The Missing Persians (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

As soon as Old Man’s Shoes emanates from the speakers you quickly realise that you are in a very different musical world from the vast majority of music made these days. I guess it is an age thing, once you … 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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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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