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Glass Mountain – Glacial CDEP

2016 has been an exciting year for the band Glass Mountain. In February they were asked to do their first gig supporting MARSICANS in Leeds. Accepting that they would need a second guitarist they quickly found a fourth member in Lewis, who, turning up for an initial jam session, caused them to realise that they […]

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Wolf Bites Boy – Family Isn’t Always Blood

Picking up this album by Wolf Bites Boy  after their recent very well received performance on the ‘new’ band stage at Rebellion Festival in Blackpool, I expected something good. Their live performance, so good as it was, meant that the merchandise stand outside the smallest of the festival stages struggled to keep up with demand. […]

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The Appleseed Cast @ The Rainbow, 19th June 2016

As the glorious British summer continues in fine form I make my way into Digbeth on a wet and dreary Sunday evening for what promises to be one hell of a night. Tonight The Rainbow plays host to Atlas:Empire, Kurt Travis, Listener and The Appleseed Cast which is one darn fine line-up if you ask […]

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Eagulls – Ullages

Often a band will look to drive home the advantage of an early success; keeping the ball rolling. They will approach the “difficult next album” scenario by giving us more of the same. In a move that cuts across the weave of the usual music industry approach, Eagulls have taken a deliberate pause for breath; […]

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The London Souls – Here Come the Girls

Some bands make great records, and some bands are great live; not often are they great at both.  This is because sometimes the qualities of a raw and edgy live performance cannot be captured in a studio; many times I have listened to a dull album and been told you have to see them live […]

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Killing Joke – Pylon

Every few years, with the state of Planet Earth sinking utterly beyond satire and parody in its Nineteen Eighty-Five-on-steroids ruination, a certain collective pauses to pass scathing comment upon it. This acidic dissent comes courtesy of Messrs Jaz Coleman, Martin ‘Youth’ Glover, Geordie Walker and Big Paul Ferguson, trading unclassifiable apocalyptic disco-metal as the legendary and […]

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Terry De Castro – You Can’t Separate Light

Sometime terms that are bandied around like indie, low-fi and the rest of the classifications thrown around by the pundits, do little to throw any light on the music they are meant to describe. But I’m going to succumb to this anyway because Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Terry De Castro has created a real mid-Atlantic “West […]

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Malpas – Rain River Sea

Malpas, aka songwriter Ali Forbes and producer Andy Savours, will release their début album ‘Rain River Sea’ on 27th July 2015 through Killing Moon Records. For Andy this is his first venture out from behind the mixing desk, having previously made records with artists including The Horrors, Sigur Ros and My Bloody Valentine.  The album has […]

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We Are The Ocean – Ark

With three years having passed since the release of Maybe Today Maybe Tomorrow, and the departure of singer Dan Brown, We Are The Ocean move further into area’s yet to be explored with new record Ark. Released through BMG Rights Management and being represented by a new management company, it feels like a clean slate […]

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Dustin Kensrue – Carry The Fire

When Thrice announced that they would going on an  ‘ indefinite hiatus’ over three years ago, Front-man Dustin Kensrue’s  decision to go into the church came as little surprise to the majority of fans. The front-man’s lyrics whether wrapped in metaphors or more literally, have always leaned Dustin’s faith either directly like when he sings […]

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Kings of Leon + Wild Nothing @ Genting Arena, 20th February 2017

Weekday shows are always an interesting moment of music madness. What exactly brings people out on a weekday? What draw […]

Blue October – UK Dates and Single for March 2017

The Texas based alt-rock band, Blue October have announced a short UK tour and a new single  Coal Makes Diamonds for March, […]

Otherkin Announce 2017 UK Tour

Grunge-pop band Otherkin are playing The Flapper in Birmingham on 9th March. Dublin-based band members Luke, Conor and David first had […]

Three Band Line-up for ScaryCanary

23rd of February sees a very special three band line-up at Stourbridge’s art space venue of ScaryCanary. Sharing a label […]

Little Comets + Eliza and the Bear @ o2 Institute, 15th February 2017

Little Comets and Eliza and the Bear played the Institute recently. Brumlive’s Alan Neilson, always a man to tell it […]

Pinegrove Return to the UK

Pinegrove, hailing from Montclair, New Jersey, return to the UK this month to follow up on their successful mini-tour of 2016. […]

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