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Little Billy Died –  Strangely Alright  (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I made the point before when the wonderful All of Us Are Strange found itself under my reviewing pen but I’ll say it again, Strangely Alright are the perfect sonic storm of the sound of the past being rebranded for … Continue reading

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I Just Can’t Believe It’s True – Tom Esch (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Having stumbled upon a few reviews of Tom Esch’s latest release recently, I had in my mind that he would be peddling a big, grunge driven, raw edged sound, veering either to the side of the big and bombastic rock … Continue reading

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Save Me –  Suburban Vermin (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

In such an interconnected age as today, I’m surprised more bands don’t realise that just making music is limiting your appeal and that the best approach is a multi-pronged media attack. Okay, many deliver their music with a video to … Continue reading

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Aye! Priori –  Paradame (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Paradame sounds like the perfect artist for this post-genre world that we find ourselves in. There was a time when music was strangely tribal, that unwritten rules dictated that members of one broad musical base couldn’t be a fan of … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCLXII : All of Us Are Strange – Strangely Alright (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Although it is easy to see, and indeed hear, where Strangely Alright is coming from, the band does far more than the pedal past glories of their record collection, which I’m sure contains its fair share of Beatles, Kinks and … Continue reading

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Strange Stubborn Proud –  ELYXR (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Electro-pop never goes out of fashion because pop, by its very nature never goes out of fashion. Some things never age, an addictive vibe and infectious groove a solid beat, if you have that, you can’t go far wrong. And … Continue reading

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Disaffection –  Nostalgist (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Post-Punk is more a place on a musical timeline than any meaningful conceptual handle, too broad to be insightful, too vague to carry any deep meaning. But if we take it to encapsulate a place that fits between the end … Continue reading

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hERON –  hERON (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Not only is hERON a long distance collaboration between musicians in Seattle and San Antonio, it is a collaboration between musical worlds, between eras and genres as well. At the core of these lovely, languid largely instrumentals is a trip-hop … Continue reading

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Bloodthirsty – Symbion Project (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I always feel that if music causes us broken down scribblers to start inventing new musical labels and generic pigeonholes just to try to explain where it fits in to the grand scheme of things, the plan that only the … Continue reading

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Different Note/Beat Before Breakdown – Suburban Vermin (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

The wonderfully named Suburban Vermin continue their mission to pour all the snottiest, surliest, most belligerent and confrontational strains of music from the contemporary era into their sonic cauldron and create a new musical soup for the current disaffected and … Continue reading

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