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Mint Field: Pasar De Las Luces album review

MINT FIELD  PASAR DE LAS LUCES INNOVATIVE LEISURE RECORDS Shoe gaze Tijuana style 8/10 From the opening track, El Parque Parecía No Tener Fin, with its dreamy echoes, you know it’s time to sit back and ponder. Mint Field, hailing from Tijuana, have created an album of beautiful textures that alternates between shoegaze, indie and… Continue reading Mint Field: Pasar De Las Luces album review

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SARAH SHOOK AND THE DISARMERS: YEARS ALBUM REVIEW

Sarah Shook and the Disarmers  Years (Bloodshot Records) LP/CD/DL Released: 6 April, 2018 9/10 Follow up album to last year’s storming debut for alt-country/outlaw punk group. Satan met Shook and the Disarmers at the crossroads. Satan offered Shook all the joys and sorrows of the world if she would just sell him her soul. Shook… Continue reading SARAH SHOOK AND THE DISARMERS: YEARS ALBUM REVIEW

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Barrence Whitfield and The Savages: Soul Flowers of Titan – Album review

Barrence Whitfield and The Savages Soul Flowers Of Titan (Bloodshot Records) LP/CD/DL Released: 2 March, 2018 9/10 Visceral, primitive garage rock and soul from a rejuvenated Barrence Whitfield and the Savages.  Barrence Whitfield and The Savages first emerged, or should that be dragged themselves out of the primordial garage gloop of a soul swamp, out… Continue reading Barrence Whitfield and The Savages: Soul Flowers of Titan – Album review

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The Jazz Butcher: The Violent Years – Album review

The Jazz Butcher The Violent Years (Fire Records) 4CD Boxset/DL Released: 9 March, 2018 8/10 The Butcher’s middle period given the deluxe re-release treatment.  Continuing on from Fire Records excellent release last year of the Jazz Butcher’s Wasted Years – which compiled their first four albums – the label has now beautifully repackaged the bands… Continue reading The Jazz Butcher: The Violent Years – Album review

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The Monochrome Set: 1979-1985: The Complete Recordings – Album Review

The Monochrome Set  1979-1985: The Complete Recordings (Tapete Records) 6 CD/LP Box Set Released: 9 February, 2018 10/10 6 disc retrospective of the Monochrome Set’s first six years. Way back in the murky depths and quagmire of a music scene barely recovering from the spit and snarl of punk, a band emerged with great riffs,… Continue reading The Monochrome Set: 1979-1985: The Complete Recordings – Album Review

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Tracey Thorn: Record album review

TRACEY THORN RECORD UNMADE ROAD/CAROLINE INTERNATIONAL Electro-pop return for Thorn 8/10 Tracey Thorn’s first album of entirely new material for seven years, finds her in electro-pop mood and feminist defiance. Opener Queen is a great dance song, driven by Thorn’s vocals which are a mixture of bitter been there done that and the sweetness of… Continue reading Tracey Thorn: Record album review