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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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Suns Of Thunder ‘Start As You Mean To Get Down’ CD/DD 2015

9th April 2016 at 8:40 am

Suns Of Thunder

Let’s start this review with a little geography lesson. Wales is the largest county in England. It is owned by Prince Charles, but he chooses not to live there (he also owns Cornwall but doesn’t live there either). It does have its own government…
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Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell ‘Isobelle’ 7” 2016

14th February 2016 at 2:00 pm

Admiral Sir Cloudeseley Shovell

It’s impossible not to love Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell. It doesn’t matter that these two tracks sound like a lost recording of some obscure 1973 band who played 15 gigs before breaking up, getting jobs never to be heard of again. It doesn’t matter…
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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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Peace Killers – S/T – CD/LP/DD 2016

2nd February 2016 at 6:50 pm

Peace Killers - S/T

When a band’s bio claims that a band have a combined 40 years in the Sacramento punk and hardcore scene I will take a sideways glance at them and raise an eyebrow…this could be interesting I think to myself being a lover of things…
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LEMMY!

9th January 2016 at 1:50 pm

Lemmy

Ian Fraser “Lemmy” Kilmister – 24/12/1945 To 28/12/2015 At the time I’m writing this Lemmy has been gone for a week and a half…11 days. In those 11 days I have seen a greater outpouring of grief and respect on social media than I…
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Ollie Stygall’s Top 10 Albums Of 2015

22nd December 2015 at 7:15 pm

I wasn’t sure what to do when asked to come up with my top ten for this year…I wasn’t even sure if I’d heard ten albums this year if I’m honest as I haven’t really paid much attention to what’s happening in music for…
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Wizards Of Firetop Mountain – S/T – 12″/DD 2015

21st December 2015 at 7:06 pm

Wizards Of Firetop Mountain - S/T

Esteemed Shaman Editor: “Hey Ollie, would you like to review the new one from Wizards Of Firetop Mountain?” Me: “Who?” Esteemed Shaman Editor: “Wizards Of Firetop Mountain…you might like them” OK, it may not have happened exactly like that but it’s not far off….
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DoctoR DooM ‘This Seed We Have Sown’ CD/LP/DD 2015

4th October 2015 at 1:50 pm

DoctoR DooM

Initial impressions just looking at this album, with a name like DoctoR DooM and the shadowy figures on the cover, you might think you’re in for some sort of titanic, occult doom style nonsense…and the first minute and a half when you stick this…
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Carousel ‘2113’ CD/LP/DD 2015

17th September 2015 at 7:24 pm

Carousel

There’s no denying that retro rock is very de rigueur right now. There is no shortage of bands who looking back to the 70’s rock heyday with rose tinted spectacles and seeking to emulate the sounds of a time when heavy rock was new,…
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