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Zig Zags ‘Scavenger/Monster Wizard’ 7” 2013

29th September 2013 at 11:39 am

Zig Zags

Rock and roll should be raw, raucous, rowdy and righteous. If it ain’t any of these things it has no business being called rock and roll in the first place. Fortunately Zig Zags are all of these and could probably find a few more…
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American Sharks – S/T – CD/LP 2013

6th September 2013 at 10:27 am

American Sharks - ST

American Sharks came blasting out of my speakers for the first time with an unexpected reckless fury that I welcomed with open earholes. It’s this sort of music that truly brings happiness to me. They’re the sort of band that you can listen to…
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Star & Dagger ‘Tomorrowland Blues’ CD/DD 2013

16th July 2013 at 8:05 am

Star & Dagger

I’ve got to admit it, and I’m sure I’m not alone on this (right everyone?!), but I’m a little bit gay for projects involving ex-QOTSA associates and alumni. For one band to have featured, at one time or another, appearances by everyone from Rob…
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Melvins ‘Everybody Loves Sausages’ CD/LP/DD 2013

2nd April 2013 at 10:22 am

Melvins

Ask several discerning Melvins fans which of the group’s two dozen (well, something like that, I’ve lost count!) albums they consider the best, you’ll most likely get several wildly different answers. But then this isn’t any “normal” rock group; this is the Melvins, credited…
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Twin Guns ‘Sweet Dreams’ LP/DD 2012

12th March 2013 at 9:33 am

Twin Guns

I have, and for as long as I can remember always have had, this unfortunate tendency to associate sound with visuals – or more accurately I suppose, I equate music with film. The best black and death metal always puts me in mind of…
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Lecherous Gaze ‘Bagagazo’ 7″ 2012

6th October 2012 at 11:59 am

Lecherous Gaze

Some bands just capture a spirit in their name; The Sex Pistols, Guns N Roses, Metallica, Slayer…etc. The name speaks volumes and lets you know exactly what that band is about and now you can add Lecherous Gaze to that list. The name has…
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Mighty High ‘Legalize Tre Bags’ CD/LP/Digital 2012

22nd June 2012 at 9:43 am

Mighty High

Yeah I know I’m in a band on the same label as these guys but that doesn’t necessarily mean I think this bunch of lobotomised chimps are any good now does it? For the record, I do…and I did long before we were label…
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Hot Lunch ‘Killer Smile’ 7” 2012

16th June 2012 at 11:58 am

Hot Lunch ‘Killer Smile’ 7” 2012

Whoa, without so much as a knock at the door these guys come stumbling into your home and take over right away. I’ve never heard of Hot Lunch, I’ve never seen any press and any info is pretty hard to come by but if…
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Mellow Bravo – S/T – CD/DD 2012

31st March 2012 at 12:20 pm

Mellow Bravo - S/T - CD/DD 2012

Goddamn!!! Us music journos don’t like being confused!!! We don’t like it when bands make us think about what we’re writing, we prefer to dismiss bands’ hard fought creations with glib epithets that give us more time to sit in our ivory towers snorting…
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Love Mound ‘The Noose, The Tree And The Desert Sky’ CD 2011

10th March 2012 at 9:51 am

Love Mound

As much as I love rock music I find myself increasingly despairing of the current state it’s in these days. Every week I find myself picking up Kerrang! In the shop and flicking through its pages and feeling slightly sickened by the lifeless parade…
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