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Blackwitch Pudding ‘Covered In Pudding Vol. 1’ CS/DD 2014

11th September 2014 at 10:23 am

Blackwitch Pudding

How’d ya fancy a collection of monolithic doom? A collection of titanic doom covers? And how about a collection of colossal doom covers of awesome rock tunes? How about a collection of enormous doom covers that sound nothing like the original tracks?! You, like…
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Martyrdöd ‘Elddop’ CD/LP/DD 2014

2nd September 2014 at 9:32 am

Martyrdöd

Martyrdöd caught my interest purely because of the bands they listed as their influences. It’s shameful to admit that but hey, we’re living in a post-Last.fm world aren’t we? They reckon they’re into bands I listen to fairly regularly (Bathory), and bands that I’ve…
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Earthling Society ‘England Have My Bones’ LP/CS/DD 2014

31st July 2014 at 10:38 am

Earthling Society

How’s about some roaring pagan magick-music to wet your summertime whistle? Earthling Society’s long-delayed platter of lysergic love-cookies (four of them) comes dusted with the musical equivalent of popping candy. Of course, like all good med-heads, they’re into the classic Teutonic grooves of Can…
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Wooden Shjips / The Cult Of Dom Keller @ O2 Academy 3, Birmingham 04/06/2014

19th June 2014 at 8:34 am

Wooden Shjips @ O2 Academy 3, Birmingham 04/06/2014

A little over two weeks ago, I bore witness to a small-scale, quasi-religious ceremony graciously hosted by some hairy fellas inside a small venue in the heart of Birmingham. The band was Wooden Shjips, and the ceremony was quite remarkable. I arrived at the…
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Orange Goblin ‘Healing Through Fire’ CD/LP Reissue 2014

2nd June 2014 at 12:55 pm

Orange Goblin

It’s not often you find yourself having to defend Orange Goblin. They’re simply unimpeachable, yet there are some dunderheads out there that insist they aren’t “all that”. I distinctly remember a conversation – drunken, mind you – at a house party on New Year’s…
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Hot Lunch ‘House Of Whispers’ 12″/DD 2014

23rd May 2014 at 10:07 am

Hot Lunch

Hot Lunch – UK psychedelic lynchpin Julian Cope once said flattering words about them. So flattering, in fact, that his devotees (myself included) immediately checked them out. Turns out he was right (isn’t he always?) Since their formation, they’ve been picking up plaudits and…
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The Golden Grass: Ross Horton Talks To Drummer & Vocalist Adam Kriney About Music From A Bygone Era

8th May 2014 at 9:39 am

The Golden Grass

The Golden Grass are as exciting as they are cool – they know the musical landscape inside out, and you’ve got the feeling they might own one or two more records than you. And good on them – their record is a leafy combination…
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E-Musikgruppe Lux Ohr ‘Spiralo’ LP/DD 2014

30th April 2014 at 9:59 am

E-Musikgruppe Lux Ohr

The six letters, one hyphen combo ‘E-musik’ makes me instantly think of Neu! The fifth track on their legendary Neu! 75 album, ‘E-musik’ stood for ‘ernste Musik’ (earnest music), and one can only imagine whether they were taking the piss or being deadly serious…
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Death ‘Leprosy’ CD/LP/DD Reissue 2014

24th April 2014 at 10:14 am

Death

You’re walking in a desert. The sun above you is blistering your eyeballs but you have to keep them open so you can trudge step by step by hundredth step, hoping to find some way out of this arid wasteland before night falls –…
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Sweet Apple ‘The Golden Age Of Glitter’ CD/LP/DD 2014

8th April 2014 at 10:23 am

Sweet Apple

Rock and fucking roll. That’s what it’s called. Not power-pop. Not indie. Not nothing – Sweet Apple is a rock and roll band. They’re made up of members of other rock and roll bands, some you might have heard of, others you might not…
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