Album Reviews

The Contortionist - Clairvoyant

Review: The Contortionist – Clairvoyant

On the surface, Clairvoyant isn’t much of a departure from The Contortionist’s previous effort, Language, but on this album the band twist and mould the same textures and sounds into better-written songs. The songs feel more focused and concise, despite the album having a similar runtime to previous albums, and the techier tendencies of all members of the band are ...

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White Moth Black Butterfly - Atone

Review: White Moth Black Butterfly – Atone

White Moth Black Butterfly is the latest venture from always-busy vocalist Dan Tompkins and a supporting cast featuring Keshav Dar of Skyharbor, fellow vocalist Jordan Turner, Randy Slaugh on keyboards, and drummer Mac Christensen. It is a marked step away from Tompkins’ work in Tesseract, exploring avenues more ambient and spacious, and settling into more simple pop-structured songs. To call ...

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The Young Hearts - Honestly, I Was Just Thinking

Review: The Young Hearts – Honestly, I Was Just Thinking

These four alternative rockers from Deal, Kent have their upcoming EP release on September 29th entitled Honestly, I’m Just Thinking through Primordial Records. Although the album is only four tracks long you can get a very good idea of what it would be like to see The Young Hearts perform. Each song is rammed full of energy with the light nimble ...

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Ace Frehley - Anomaly

Review: Ace Frehley – Anomaly

Legendary guitarist Ace Frehley surely needs no introduction. Following his exit from KISS the second time around, he bounced back and unleashed a rather bombastic and hard-hitting album entitled Anomaly, marking a return to form in the sense that Frehley had not recorded any tunes of his own for roughly twenty years when he went into the studio to put ...

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Brand New - Science Fiction

Review: Brand New – Science Fiction

Eight years ago Brand New released Daisy into a world that – compared to now – seemed like a pretty calm place. Since then everything has gone a little bit insane, but Brand New have stayed quiet. There has been the occasional tour, but as for new music? Nothing. That is until now. A year after they announced that 2018 ...

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King King – Exile & Grace

This time last year King King had a live album out; the culmination of three recorded in the studio, an awful lot of touring, and a bagful of talent put in by the multiple blues rock award winners. As a statement we viewed it as a greatest hits collection and looked for similar songs getting added to their set list ...

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Suzi Quatro – The Best Of Suzi Quatro: Legend

Suzi Quatro arrived full-blown (but only pint-sized) as a tomboy caterwauling Aphrodite one Thursday evening singing ‘Can The Can’ on Top of The Pops. Her figure-hugging black leather cat-suit eternally etched on the minds of school boys and their fathers, her espousing rhetoric straight out of the The Wild Ones came as both a shock to the system and an ...

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Black Country Communion – BCCIV

Time waits for no man it knows things go round in circles. Wait long enough and those missed opportunities might not feel like lost causes any more. In the entertainment business if you wear yourself ragged, stopping having hits films, records or books but stash enough away to hideaway out in oblivion the call may come in redefining you as ...

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The World Is A Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid To Die - Always Foreign

Review: The World Is A Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid To Die – Always Foreign

When The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die announced that they would be releasing their third full-length record Always Foreign there was an understandable buzz around the scene, eager to see what the band would produce. After all, this is a band who have gained a cult following off the back of their previous ...

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Mollie Marriott – Truth Is A Wolf

Let’s get this out the way from the start. She’s Steve Marriott’s daughter. The goddamm voice that gave us The Small Faces and Humble Pie. She’s also step-daughter to Joe Brown, one of Great Britain’s original rock ‘n’rollers who’s still going strong to this day. We’re talking rock royalty. Nepotism is something she’s avoided involvement with however. Instead, sticking to ...

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