Category Archives: rock

Swimsuit Issue debut video for Look Now

Following their first headlining dates of 2018, Swimsuit Issue debut their official video for their single “Look Now”. Watch the band’s self-directed clip below. Swimsuit Issue is a seven-person American rock band fronted by model Miles Garber and David Gagliardi, who also … Continue reading

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Heart of Gold – The Harlers (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

It’s been great watching The Harlers evolve and grow, from a basic two-piece of drums and guitar, through various sound enhancing, multi-amp, sonic manoeuvring to finally settle on the classic three-piece line up that they have now become. And whilst … Continue reading

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Seán McGowan announces debut album and tour dates

Seán McGowan has announce the release of his debut album, Son of the Smith, through Xtra Mile Recordings on 11 May 2018. Preorders for the album on CD, LP and digital are available at this link https://seanmcgowan.lnk.to/sonofthesmith  The first single taken … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCLII : No Longer Me (Indian Song)  –  Minteer (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Taken from the album Calling All Aliens, No Longer Me is a beguiling blend of melodic pop, bluesy rock, eastern vibes and psychedelic trippery. A mix of retro 60’s insanity and futuristic conspiracy theory made into music, that said, for … Continue reading

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Peripheral Vision – Alpha Mule (reviewed by Sarah Ryan)

With harmonies reminiscent of Simon & Garfunkle and imagery reflective of a whiskey-fuelled fairy-tale, Alpha Mules’ ‘Peripheral Vision’ boasts an array of original and Tuscon-tuned tracks. Taking inspiration from the music of the American south and American southwest, Alpha Mule … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCXXXXVII : The Try and The Fail – Track Seven Band (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Hip-Hop may have grown from a street corner, a cappella, lyrical battle ground but like any musical genre it has come a long way since that formative early eighties learning curve. It has evolved and explored along the way, given … Continue reading

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Reaching For Clouds –  Joe Jermano (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

There is something of the smooth yet sophisticated West Coast vibe of Steely Dan which greets the listener as Reaching For Clouds dances past and as accolades go they don’t get a lot better than that in my opinion. But … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCXXXXV : All The Leaves – The Foshays (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Last time out The Foshays offered us a slice of Stax fuelled mutant punk-soul with ‘Til it’s Gone, this time the Minneapolis cartoon rock band revel in a 60’s psyche-pop stomp that feels less like the pastiche machinations of the … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCXXXXIII : King of The World –  Des Del Rey (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Ultralust are in many ways the sound and face of rock music in the modern age. Sonically a blend of old school rock and contemporary vibes, infectious melody and street smart music, grit and groove and just the permitted amount … Continue reading

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Apathy Is Easy – System Corporation (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

System Corporation is a wonderful rallying point for today’s music scene, both creatively and ethically. The latter comes to the fore in this song about low voter engagement around the globe, the irony that there is a slice of the … Continue reading

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