Category Archives: rock

Slept on the Sofa – Camens (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

It’s nice to come across a band who actually live in the real world for a change. Too many artists are all about self-mythologising, creating their own celebrity, talking about (shallow) own jet set life styles. Thankfully Camens live in … Continue reading

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Sound The Alarm –  Ignacio Peña (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

The Same Replies was my first venture into the musical world of Ignacio Peña, a song which opened his latest album, Songs For The Fall of an Empire, via swathes of neo-classical vocals and ancient grandeur before getting down to … Continue reading

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Unknown Sin (Stormy Daniels) The Owl-Eyes (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I Could Careless was a great low-slung rocker of a song but for me this is the more interesting of The Owl-Eyes output to have crossed my path. This time out the riffs are slinkier, the groove more sultry, swaggering … Continue reading

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Little Boat – Ajay Mathur (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

There are a few odd and almost indefinable generic terms in music, handles used mainly by lazy journalists, like myself, to easily box music, the draw lines of demarcation in an effort to say it is one thing or another. … Continue reading

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Tight!  –  Harmless Habit (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Remember when Jet rocked up (literally) in the early part of this century and sounded like the hottest 60’s garage rock band that no one had ever heard of. Well, Harmless Habit has those same qualities. They may take their … Continue reading

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Nothing Ever Goes as Planned – The Gary Douglas Band (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Even when delivering such a poignant song as this, one that points to the cracks in the American Dream, the dark underbelly, the false promises and societal failings, there is something wonderfully smooth, soothing almost, about the overall nature of … Continue reading

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Superseed –  Superseed  (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

It would be very easy to label Superseed as a 90’s grunge inspired outfit, but that would be lazy on my part, in the same way that not every modish indie band should be written up and written off as … Continue reading

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Grandview Station – Grandview Station (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

There is a quote that comes with the press release of Grandview Station’s eponymous album noting that it has been described as “like finding an album in the basement from 1979 that was lost and never released.” To be honest, … Continue reading

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Aidattu Tulevaisuus  – Teksti -TV 666 (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Sometimes less is more, there’s a whole cliche built around that notion. But sometimes more is more…I guess the clue was right there in front of us all the time. More means more and more has to be better than … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCCLXXXIV :  Stereo Multiplex –  My Cousin Dallas (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

A hero of mine, the illustrious, DJ, legend and all round saviour of music, Mr John Peel was once asked, around the time of the onset of CD’s, why he liked vinyl records so much when most seem to have … Continue reading

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