Category Archives: rock

Wild  –  Acid Hags (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Sitting here in England writing about a band from Croatia not too long after my own country’s World Cup defeat to them, might cause some writers to look harshly on them through some sense of sport related, warped national pride. … Continue reading

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The Mezcaltones Second –  The Mezcaltones (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Anyone who opens their album with a Spaghetti Western theme medley is not only laying out a pretty clear statement of intent (if the band name and album cover hadn’t already done that) but is playing right into my musical … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCCXLVIII : Jupiter’s Crash –  Cylew  (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Making music is often a case of taking the references and influences from the past and moulding them into a new music sonic experience for the next new generation. The familiarity of the old and the freshness of the present … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCCXLVI : Burn – Transylvania Stud (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

If you think that rock music hasn’t really moved forward in recent years then you haven’t been paying attention to bands such as Transylvania Stud. This is a band who manage to combine some familiar musical building blocks with their … Continue reading

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The Road –  Stephen J. Push (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Well, you can’t say that this isn’t a funky piece of work. Bluesy rock and roll, bursting at the seams with infectious grooves, ear-worm riffs, classic rock and roll swagger and a simple message. The message is that the world … Continue reading

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Thunderin’ Down the Road –   Terry Derosier (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Driving music is no new concept, songs that act as the soundtrack to a road trip, music to seek adventure to, four wheeled party tunes, we are all familiar with how that works. And whilst this great little bluesy-country-rock piece … Continue reading

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Ghostdance –  Dead Planet (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Dead Planet, whilst being perhaps a bit rough around the edges production wise…everyone has to start somewhere, right… make rock music in that great, loose, meandering, stoner tradition that grew out of the dark underbelly Haight Ashbury hippy ethic, Doorsian … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCCXCCCXLII : Vultures – Memorain (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Memorain appear to be on a mission to keep rock music, especially that infused by its classic halcyon past, relevant to modern audiences. Not always an easy thing to do with the fickle finger of fashion constantly causing scenes to … Continue reading

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The Room in the Wood –  The Room in the Wood (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

It’s probably just journalistic laziness that keeps me coming back to terms like post-punk for bands such as The Room in the Wood.  Although as a sort of shorthanded soundbite it communicates certain characteristics that were first and most deftly … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCCXL : Big Tim –  Izzy The Cat (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I’m going to break out one of my go-to and possibly made up words now. Ready? Groovesome! I’m not sure if you will find it in the dictionary but it is exactly the right word for Izzy The Cat’s blend … Continue reading

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