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Nothing ‘Tired Of Tomorrow’ 2016

17th April 2017 at 1:04 pm

Nothing

Philadelphia’s NOTHING are an intriguing prospect. Signed to Relapse who is usually associated with more abrasive types of music, this is an emotional heavy weight contender rather than an ear battering visceral experience. Walking the line between bright shimmering shoe gaze and darker themes,…
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Baklavaa ‘Dane On’ CD/CS/DD 2016

12th May 2016 at 7:04 pm

Baklavaa

I’m a sucker for a good bit of noise rock. There’s something so appealing about the juxtaposition of the ugly and the beautiful in music that makes bands such as Sonic Youth, Shellac and The Jesus Lizard as popular as they are. One of…
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Lightsabres ‘Hibernation’ LP/DD 2016

31st March 2016 at 6:23 pm

Lightsabres

Lightsabres, the solo efforts of John Strömshed (also of Tunga Moln), may well on the surface remain a somewhat lonely one-man affair. But with the launch of Hibernation, the Luleå, northern Sweden native’s fourth full length in well under three years, you get the…
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General ‘Goji’ CD/DD 2015

14th February 2016 at 1:56 pm

General 'Goji'

General’s first album Where Are Your Gods Now, released in 2012 on Catacomb Records was a bit of a belter…big on riffs, grooves and showing some killer song writing touches and fantastic, raw, impassioned vocals. It’s an album that should have booted them up…
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Resurrection Men ‘Resurrection Men Must Die!’ DD 2014

9th January 2015 at 10:53 am

Resurrection Men

It’s a curious title that Resurrection Men have sprung upon us for this, their debut release which was splurged out of The Moonbase Recording Studio at the arse end of 2014. On the one hand, it could be condemning the re-re-re-release of the “retro”…
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Grizzlor ‘When You Die’ 7″/DD 2014

24th December 2014 at 10:25 am

Grizzlor

Let me tell you a little secret about me; if you tell me you play grungey noise rock, you’ve got my ear straight away. As a chap whose first foray away from mainstream music was along the lines of Nirvana, the Smashing Pumpkins and…
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Drunk Dad ‘Ripper Killer’ LP/DD 2014

18th September 2014 at 9:43 am

Drunk Dad

How do you define Drunk Dad‘s Ripper Killer? A band with a silly name that potentially points towards a troubled past. An album title that seems obsessed with destruction but could also just mean ‘really cool.’ Furious vocals, heavy riffs, insane drumming. They go…
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Pissed Jeans ‘Shallow’ CD/LP/DD Reissue 2014

26th August 2014 at 10:20 am

Pissed Jeans

Pissed Jeans, Pennsylvania’s finest purveyors of sludgey man-child hardcore punk, have enjoyed a slow and steady ride into the hearts of many punks and trendy’s alike, culminating in last year’s critically-lauded Honeys. But the story began in 2003 with a demo cassette which the…
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Possessor ‘Electric Hell’ DD 2014

27th July 2014 at 11:58 am

Possessor

Looks can be deceiving. Given Possessor’s loose, rabid, and running wild crossover/thrash-fest on their latest, Electric Hell, you’d expect the three 1970s era torch toting beauties (see cover art) to either be punching some poor lad in the face (a la Pantera’s Vulgar Display…
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Southern State – S/T – DD 2014

1st April 2014 at 9:00 am

Southern State - S/T

You can usually find some intentional humour on a band’s bandcamp page – Southern State, for instance, refer to their sound as ‘stoner’, ‘wizard’ and ‘sad bastard’. That’ll be something to do with their super-heavy metallic sound taking major cues from post-rock and shoegaze…
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