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Deville ‘Come Heavy Sleep’ CD 2008

27th January 2009 at 9:28 am

Some albums don’t offer themselves up that easily. Some of them are just completely unfathomable whereas some, such as this debut full length effort from Deville, are a bit harder to figure out and play their cards close to their chests. On the face…
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Space Probe Tarus – S/T – 2008

27th December 2008 at 8:57 am

Space Probe Tarus - S/T - 2008

Way back in the mists of time before Dave Wyndorf discovered biker chic, arena rock and, more recently, the key to the pie cupboard, Monster Magnet released “Spine of God”. This was a proto stoner classic that blended the avant punk fury of MC5…
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Cortez ‘Thunder In A Forgotten Town’ CD 2007

20th December 2008 at 9:25 am

Cortez

Ever since “Blues For the Red Sun” came riding out of the Californian desert in a dusty Cadillac in 1992 it seems a million bands have dusted off their fuzz boxes, fired up a big assed bowl of weed and jumped on the stoner…
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Chickenhawk – S/T – CD 2008

18th December 2008 at 8:44 am

Chickenhawk - S/T - CD 2008

Shit, some bands really don’t have any respect for reviewers!!! They don’t make it easy for us at all. We want something we can categorise, some easy reference points to pick up on so we don’t have to use or brains too much and…
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Hotel Wrecking City Traders ‘Black Yolk’ CD 2008

13th October 2008 at 9:22 am

Hotel Wrecking City Traders

The name Hotel Wrecking City Traders (or HWCT to make life a lot easier) has been bandied around for a while now but as they come from way down under in Australia their music may be less familiar to most of you. The obvious…
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Torche ‘Meanderthal’ CD 2008

12th September 2008 at 9:22 am

Torche

It would be fair to say that Torche are confusing buggers. As a reviewer it’s always nice when a band hands you some convenient reference points on a plate. How often do we see lines like “…galloping Maiden style rhythms” or “…doomy Sabbath riffs”…
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Samsara Blues Experiment – S/T – CD 2008

2nd September 2008 at 8:56 am

Samsara Blues Experiment - S/T - CD 2008

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion copulating with the Sontaran Experiment? Nah mate. And if you’re wondering what ‘Samsara’ is, then I can tell you, oh sweet child of the forest. It means to flow and to pass from states of being, to wander the spiritual…
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The Killing Cure – S/T – CDEP 2008

31st August 2008 at 8:56 am

The Killing Cure - S/T - CDEP 2008

Picture the scene. The sun hangs high in the sky, blazing the eyes and distorting the landscape with its intense heat. Ahead of you the road cuts a swathe through the dunes and mountains, rocks lie static and the occasional cactus rises from the…
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Medamaki ‘Warbird’ CDEP 2008

30th August 2008 at 8:51 am

Medamaki

“Hello Evesham, you guys rock!!!” Hmmm, it doesn’t really have much of a ring to it does it? I can’t really imagine these words falling from the lips of Steven Tyler, James Hetfield, Bono or Bruce Springsteen. The very name Evesham brings to mind…
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Gonga ‘Transmigration’ CD 2008

21st August 2008 at 8:51 am

Gonga

After being plagued with line up changes, this Bristol four piece Gonga have now unleashed their long awaited second album. I started this review heeded by some good info about this release being a grower. There is defiantly more then meets the ear to…
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