Life Pop Bang – Lyon Tide – Album of the month.

Featured

Midlands based Lyon Tide have just chucked a hand grenade into the reckoning for best album of the year with their sophomore album Life Pop Bang. The follow up to their debut - shoegazey, dream pop debut Beginnings of Ends the Brummie trio have released an album that is as far away from that rather … Continue reading Life Pop Bang – Lyon Tide – Album of the month.

The Shed Project – The Curious Mind Of A Common Man – Album Review

Featured

Was it Noel Gallagher that wrote on Fade Away. While we're livingThe dreams we have as children fade away. I've always felt the poignancy of this lyric especially as I got older and felt at times that my dreams had indeed gone forever. Well sometimes they don't, sometimes if you're (mostly) 5 middle aged blokes … Continue reading The Shed Project – The Curious Mind Of A Common Man – Album Review

The Heavy North – Electric Soul Machine – Album Review

Featured

There is a moment at the end of the first song on the album - The Genie a huge Black Sabbath type riff opening salvo, when the trumpet kicks in when you say your first WOW!...it's the first of many. Liverpool's The Heavy North have been playing their rock n roll n soul n blues … Continue reading The Heavy North – Electric Soul Machine – Album Review

The Skinner Brothers – The Real Peaky Blinders

Featured

Zac Skinner with his peaky hat, lank curly hair, looking like he is coming down or coming back up is like a modern day Artful Dodger. He looks like nothing else around at the moment! He's going to be the next big rock star (if things like that still exist). More attitude then NWA, more … Continue reading The Skinner Brothers – The Real Peaky Blinders

Jay Tennant – Forever Roses

Featured

Jay Tennant is a prolific singer songwriter from the Midlands. He surprised everyone on Friday 4th February by announcing his new album and dropping the bandcamp streams and vinyl pre-order links to a bit of a rumpus on the twitterverse. Wasting no time I was straight over there, reserving my copy in eagerness of what … Continue reading Jay Tennant – Forever Roses

Invisible Squirrel – Sonder- Album Review

At this time of year most Squirrels are busy hibernating or at least hiding their nuts! Well not for this secret squirrel, he's been playing with his nuts and nobs, smashed open the banger wardrobe and came up with the first EDM album of the year. Kicking off with the title track Sonder - its … Continue reading Invisible Squirrel – Sonder- Album Review

Anger is an energy….Dirteens… album review

Well the flowers of Crimson Bloom may of wilted but whilst lesser musicians would go dry and crusty at the side of the road, song writing machine Andrew Johnson just gets new shoots and grows again. This time he is angry and frustrated and put all of this into a new album of songs titled … Continue reading Anger is an energy….Dirteens… album review

Soundtrack of the year – Pocket Lint – Themes for Silcaville

Late summer and a strange oblong object drops through my door, something that looks like its from the past but also futuristic in its look. What was this baby blue in colour piece of plastic, wrapped in cardboard with a cover of a night-time cityscape? Was it some form of secret message that only a … Continue reading Soundtrack of the year – Pocket Lint – Themes for Silcaville

Wake up! It’s the Sky Diving Penguins. Album review

Featured

2021 has been a funny year for music, certainly in my musical tastes, as a large part of it has been dipped in rich psychedelic chocolate loveliness. Starting the year off with the McCartney type sounds of Teenage Waitress I was then flying high with the full on, out there Lennon meets Floyd Space rock … Continue reading Wake up! It’s the Sky Diving Penguins. Album review

Album Review – Apollo Junction – All In

Featured

A year is a long time in music - especially if you have been locked down and unable to gig and promote yourself.What if you had just issued your debut album and were starting to make some headway in the choppy indie waters, trying to bring your electro pop fussed bangers to the world? What … Continue reading Album Review – Apollo Junction – All In

Album Review – Hardwicke Circus – The Borderland

Featured

What if after I had told you 18 months ago that when I set up this blog to write about cool music, cool people and cool things that I would be reviewing an album that at times reminded this writer of New Model Army, Crusty Rockers The Levellers you would of raised an eye brow … Continue reading Album Review – Hardwicke Circus – The Borderland

Album of the Month – The Shop Window – The State of Being Human

Featured

Jangle pop what a great word that is - the euphoric sound of layered guitars and vocals coming together to create a sound that harks back to a bygone age when Indie was great, and all the cool kids were playing it. But first a history lesson - C86 was an album that many of … Continue reading Album of the Month – The Shop Window – The State of Being Human