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Rowland S. Howard: Teenage Snuff Film/Pop Crimes Album Reviews

Rowland S. Howard: Teenage Snuff Film/Pop Crimes Album Reviews Rowland S. Howard Teenage Snuff Film/Pop Crimes (Mute) LP/CD/DL Released: 27 March, 2020 9/10 & 9/10 Ex Birthday Party member and maverick guitarist two solo albums re-released. Rowland S. Howard is probably best known for his work with the Birthday Party during the years 1978-82, having… Continue reading Rowland S. Howard: Teenage Snuff Film/Pop Crimes Album Reviews

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U.S. Girls: Heavy Light Album Review

U.S. GIRLS HEAVY LIGHT(4AD)Experimental pop with weight.8/10 Meg Remy’s ten year project U.S. Girls has pushed the boundaries of pop further than most, but on Heavy Light there is a sense of taking stock, of looking backwards in order to move forward. To emphasise the point three of the songs here - “Overtime”, “Statehouse (It’s… Continue reading U.S. Girls: Heavy Light Album Review

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Cornershop: England Is A Garden album review

CORNERSHOPENGLAND IS A GARDEN(Ample Play)Ninth album and still challenging.8/10 Cornershop have been quietly, in promotion if not content, been making albums over the last 26 years that have been diverse but a biting zeitgeist social commentary. England’s Garden is their ninth and the title evokes comfort and serenity, which is how the English like to… Continue reading Cornershop: England Is A Garden album review

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Scott H. Biram: Sold Out To The Devil Album Review

Scott H. Biram Sold Out To The Devil (Bloodshot Records) CD/LP/DL Released: 22nd November, 2019 9/10 Hiram Biram compiles his gospel tinged songs. Since the beginning of the millennium the man known variously as Scott H. Biram, Hiram Biram, The Dirty Ol’ One Man Band and, as here, the Rev. Scott H. Biram has been… Continue reading Scott H. Biram: Sold Out To The Devil Album Review

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Various Artists: Galigantus Album Review

Various Artists Galigantus (RIO) CD Released: 1st November, 2019 8/10 Compilation of Cornish Rock for charity. There have been some remarkable sounds coming out of Cornwall for a good few years now, and the scene of heavy and alternative rock is thriving with local venues putting on gigs most weekends. Bands like The Eyelids and… Continue reading Various Artists: Galigantus Album Review

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Jeffrey Lewis & The Voltage: Bad Wiring Album Review

Jeffrey Lewis & The Voltage: Bad Wiring Album Review Jeffrey Lewis & The Voltage Bad Wiring (Moshi Moshi) CD/LP/DL Released: 1st November, 2019 9/10 Lightning Lewis hits high Voltage with Bad Wiring. Jeffrey Lewis is the indie artist par excellence. If you want to know how to remain totally independent with a DIY ethic that… Continue reading Jeffrey Lewis & The Voltage: Bad Wiring Album Review

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The Monochrome Set: Fabula Mendax Album Review

The Monochrome Set Fabula Mendax (Tapete Records) CD/LP/DL Released: 27 September, 2019 8/10 The Monochrome Set take a concept trip through medieval France. The Monochrome Set continue a vein of productivity (this their sixth album in seven years) with new album Fabula Mendax, which the PR declares is based on manuscripts written in the 15th Century… Continue reading The Monochrome Set: Fabula Mendax Album Review

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Mark Lanegan Band: Somebody’s Knocking album review

MARK LANEGAN BAND SOMEBODY’S KNOCKING (Heavenly Recordings) Lanegan goes dark electronica. 9/10 On his eleventh solo album, the respected rocker reveals his love for electronic music, adding his own rock sensibilities, to create a subterranean sound with a dark edge and some great catchy dance tunes. Clearly influenced by bands such as New Order and… Continue reading Mark Lanegan Band: Somebody’s Knocking album review