Category Archives: rock

Acoustic –  Nelson King (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

You can say what you like about Mr King but you can’t deny that he has a pretty solid work rate. It seems that barely a season goes by without at least one album popping into the review pile. Whilst … Continue reading

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Schism –  On The Wane (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

If the music which, often to the chagrin of the artists in question, became known as gothic was born out of the post-punk crucible, part the echoing of early punk urges, part embracing the electronic experiments that futurists and Blitz … Continue reading

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Trump : The Bad Boy – One Man Rock Band (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I guess it is only fair that after a couple of reviews of songs and videos who have been, let’s say,  less than supportive of the controversial US Commander-in-Chief, I should include one from an artist who is totally in … Continue reading

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Blue Room (re-mix) –  Jonathan Cavier (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

If previous releases such as When You Come Around and Comes a Moment have shown Cavier to be the master of accessible, expertly wrought, commercially viable pop-rock, this re-mix of Blue Room from the recent album of the same name … Continue reading

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Hiccup –  Cup (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Hiccup is many things. A seventh album with all the energy and swagger of a debut release, a guitar driven musical blast built of slabs of sound rather than the intricacies and detail which the instrument usually loves to bathe … Continue reading

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Sons of Rage/West Sierra – The Decrees (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

If the art of good rock music is taking a robust sound and lacing it through with infectious melodies and memorable hooks and the art of great pop music is to aim higher than the short shelf life teen market … Continue reading

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The Exit –  Nir  (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

When you start throwing around terms such as “pop,” “rock” and “ballad” in close proximity to each other, it will conjure up images of the worst kind of stadium cliche and anthemic excesses. They are more often than not songs … 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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The Disorder –  O.D.D. (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I always maintain that one of the things that sets apart bands destined to remain a permanent  fixture of their local gig circuit and those who get out there and get the breaks, ones that are easily marketed to an … Continue reading

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Tales From The Bermuda –  Buried In Smoke  (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

As opening salvo Satisfy starts chugging from the speakers, a vocal onslaught leaves you in no doubt as to exactly what Buried in Smoke’s mission is, they pretty much lay it out before you even place one foot in their musical … Continue reading

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