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Paradise Of The Titans: Mermaid EP Review

Paradise Of The Titans Mermaid (Bandcamp) DL/Cassette Released: August 28th, 2020 8/10 Mystical Sci-Fi pop to take you on a trip Paradise of the Titans, a synth pop due from Coventry featuring singer/songwriter Alice Weston (whose previous band They Come For you In The Night we reviewed here) and Sarah Scouller on keyboards, are self-releasing… Continue reading Paradise Of The Titans: Mermaid EP Review

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Pussycat and the Dirty Johnsons: Beast Album Review

Pussycat and the Dirty Johnsons Beast (Hound Gawd! Records) LP/CD/DL Released: August 28th, 2020 8/10 Trash punk assault on the senses to unleash the beast The feline limbed but powerfully voiced Puss Johnson, backed by the quiff heavy guitarist Filfy Antz and the more hirsute drummer Dirty Jake, have been pounding audiences into submission across… Continue reading Pussycat and the Dirty Johnsons: Beast Album Review

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Nick Marsh: Waltzing Bones Album Review

Nick Marsh Waltzing Bones (Bandcamp) CD/DL Released: June 21st, 2020 8/10 Posthumous release from Flesh For Lulu’s frontman.  Nick Marsh, who passed away in 2015 at a much too early age, was best known for leading the post-punk/goth band Flesh For Lulu, and for his membership of the Urban Voodoo Machine. He released one solo… Continue reading Nick Marsh: Waltzing Bones Album Review

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Bob Vylan: We Live Here EP Review

Bob Vylan We Live Here (Bandcamp) Vinyl/DL Released: June 5th, 2020 9/10 Essential and visceral record dropped by Bob Vylan. Bob Vylan are Bobby (vocals and production) and Bobbie (drums and spiritual guidance) who began to generate interest in 2019 with a guest appearances on Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes Radio1session for Annie Mac, supporting… Continue reading Bob Vylan: We Live Here EP Review

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Bo Ningen: Sudden Fictions Album Review

Bo Ningen Sudden Fictions (Alcopop! Records) CD/Vinyl/DL Released: June 26th, 2020 8/10 Bo Ningen explore the musical timeline on Sudden Fictions London based four piece Japanese alternative rock band Bo Ningen (it means Stick Man in Japanese) have always pushed the envelope of what rock can sound like, taking influences from classical works as well as… Continue reading Bo Ningen: Sudden Fictions Album Review

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Synthetic Villains: Synthetic Villains Album Review

Synthetic Villains Synthetic Villains (Self-released) DL/Streaming Released: April 7th, 2020 8/10 Electronic solo release from Richard J Turner. Synthetic Villains is the solo project of Richard J. Turner, erstwhile member of Pill Fangs and Three Dimensional Tanx, and this debut release is a electro funk synth pop with guitars. The six tracks on this album… Continue reading Synthetic Villains: Synthetic Villains Album Review

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Lester Square & Craig Gannon: Cuts EP Review

Lester Square & Craig Gannon Cuts EP (Self-released) DL/Streaming Released: April 1st, 2020 7/10 Square and Gannon bring you something for the weekend. It would be hard to find two musicians with such an alternative/indie rock and pop history as Lester Square and Craig Gannon. Square was a founding member of Adam and the Ants… Continue reading Lester Square & Craig Gannon: Cuts EP Review

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Ex Lover: Gloomtube EP Review

Ex Lover: Gloomtube EP Review Ex Lover Gloomtube EP (Self-released) DL/Streaming Released: March 27th, 2020 7/10 Ex Lover release dark electronic soundscape Ex Lover is Midlands’ music producer and writer Dan Faulkner’s new musical project after formerly collaborating with Alice Weston in the group They Come For You In The Night. Gloomtube is his first… Continue reading Ex Lover: Gloomtube EP Review

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The Monochrome Set: Strange Boutique/Love Zombies Album Reviews

The Monochrome Set Strange Boutique/Love Zombies (Tapete Records) LP/CD/DL Released: 03 April, 2020 9/10 & 9/10 Tapete re-release the classic first two albums. The Monochrome Set’s first two albums get a much deserved re-release from Tapete. Both Strange Boutique and Love Zombies were released in 1980 and were thrown into the mix of post-punk. But… Continue reading The Monochrome Set: Strange Boutique/Love Zombies Album Reviews

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Give ‘em A Slap 2: Album Review

Various Artists Give ‘em A Slap 2 (Diablo) LP/DL Released: March 31st, 2020 8/10 Diablo release a compilation of current rockabilly, psychobilly and garage bands. Give ‘Em A Slap Vol. 2 is a foot stompin’, bass slappin’ delight. Diablo Records specialise in rockabilly, psychobilly and garage bands, keeping alive a genre that, though somewhat marginalised,… Continue reading Give ‘em A Slap 2: Album Review