Reviews

Tigercub - Evolve or Die

Review: Tigercub – Evolve or Die

Brighton three-piece Tigercub sit in an interesting place in the overall British rock scene. One foot firmly placed in the indie scene that is currently thriving, and the other in territories much heavier and complex than their indie contemporaries would ever go into. Past tours with Pulled apart by horses, Demob Happy and Black Peaks show that they are not ...

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Citizen - As You Please

Review: Citizen – As You Please

Ask any fan of Citizen to pick an album from their back catalogue and the chances are you will be told to listen to their 2013 release Youth. Ever since the release of that album, Citizen has had the musical equivalent of Mount Everest to climb to top the emotion, love and critical acclaim they received from it. So, four years ...

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Red Mountains - Slow Wander

Review: Red Mountains – Slow Wander

Norway’s Red Mountain, not to be confused with the one from the American deep south, is a band it would be easy to dismiss as just another bunch of musos who’ve turned their amps up to maximum full-on fuzzy distortion and just ground out the riffs. That would be a mistake. Yes, this is an album where the riff predominates, ...

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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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Live: Stop Stop, Manchester Ruby Lounge

While some may argue that the glam metal scene of the ’80’s is long dead there are still bands that make an effort to continue its traditions, Stop Stop are one of these bands. Starting out the night was The Lotus, an Italian progressive metal band, who have a number of songs that sound like early Queensryche but with more ...

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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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NUMB – Common Love

British rock band NUMB‘s self-titled debut album is now available on Attic Records and they have released ‘Common Love‘ as a single from it – There is also an accompanying video that can be viewed here on this page at Ramzine. The band was formed in 2015, rekindling a long term musical collaboration between guitarist and songwriter Darren Caven-Quantrill and multi-instrumentalist ...

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