Album Reviews

Mayors Of Miyazaki – Holy Cop

After taking time out to focus on other commitments, London based math-punkers, Mayors Of Miyazaki are back with their second full-length album Holy Cop. The London based trio (including Silent Front drummer Gareth Thomas), have produced their latest achievement via We Be Records after having the album recorded by Harvey Birrell (PJ Harvey, Shellac, Cat on Form). Expectations were therefore ...

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Liquid Casing – A Separate/Divide

Names like Mogwai and The Mars Volta are offered as musical signposts for the aural outpourings from Houston, Texas four-piece collective Liquid Casing and there’s certainly an experimental progressive flow at work on A Separate/Divide, albeit jazzier like the waves of a tide ebbing to and fro, sometimes gently splashing collectively towards the shore at other crashing violently against each ...

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The Quireboys ‘Beautiful Curse’

We love The Quireboys. The band has been working hard (in one way or another) since 1984. You know what to expect with The Quireboys. Classic rock and a bit of blues. And a slice of glam here and there. There is no bone-splitting metallic sledge-hammering in the Quireboys repertoire. So do not expect the anguish and anger found in ...

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Dave McPherson – Dreamoirs

Fans of InMe will definitely know of frontman Dave McPherson, but as well as fronting arguably one of the UK’s most commercially underrated rock acts, McPherson has also been releasing solo material, with his debut solo album ‘The Hardship Diaries’, released in 2011, meeting great critical acclaim. The follow up, ‘Dreamoirs‘, has a very similar feel to its predecessor, throwing ...

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We Came As Romans – Tracing Back Roots

Inspirational Detroit metalcore outlet We Came As Romans  are set to man the battlefields once again with the release of their 3rd studio album titled ‘Tracing Back Roots‘. The album features some noticeable changes to the bands structure. However its still business as usual with the first track named after the title of the album ‘Tracing Back Roots’. Erupting at ...

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Fuchsia II : from Psychedelia to a Distant place

This album is all about a journey. A journey that started out in the ‘Psychedelia’ of the late 1960’s London underground scene. To a ‘distant place’ – Australia in 2013. It is also about the journey of an album that disappeared in 1971 – but became a cult classic 40 years later. The British progressive folk-rock band ‘Fuchsia’ – founded ...

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Flotsam and Jetsam – Ugly Noise

Arizonan 80s thrashers Flotsam & Jetsam released their eleventh studio album, Ugly Noise, through Metal Blade in April. The recording was fan-funded through PledgeMusic with profits going to charity. In addition, ex-member Jason Newsted contributed to writing the album, which may have induced excitement amongst fans. Now Newsted is best known for being the ex-bassist of Heavy Metal titans Metallica. ...

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JJ Grey & Mofro – This River

JJ Grey & Mofro from Jacksonville, Florida (formerly billed just as ‘Mofro’) can trace their history back to the late 1990’s – trying to grab themselves a recording contract in London, UK. In 2001 the band released their first studio album ‘Blackwater’ on Fog City Records – and the album was called “One Of The Best Of The Decade In ...

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De La Cruz – Street Level

It’s more than a stretch in the ocean from the Sunset Strip to Bondi Beach but when the sounds of Van Halen got a six string razor shave and a glam rock makeover to form the sleazy street rock of bands as disparate as Motley Crue and Guns N’ Roses it seemingly made a belated impact down under too. New ...

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Neuronspoiler – Emergence

With collective feet grounded in the New Wave of Heavy Metal sounds of the 80s and their guitarists’ fingers itching to play out the neo-classical power metal game, Neuronspoiler are a multi-national UK-based band whose debut album has been produced Guillermo Maya (The Answer, Adrian Smith etc). In this day and age you have to dazzle from the outset to ...

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