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The Ditch and the Delta – S/T (Prosthetic Records)

With a name like The Ditch and the Delta my expectation was to hear the blues; born from Mississippi, paying homage to the great blues artists while swigging from a bottle of moonshine.  That expectation was rather misguided, as the… Continue Reading →

The Glad Husbands – Safe Places (Atypeek Music)

With a name like The Glad Husbands you could be forgiven for thinking that they can be found playing second fiddle to Mumford and Sons at a cheese rolling festival in Gloucester; however you’d be way off the mark.  As… Continue Reading →

Traps – The Fighter (Halfmeltedbrain Records)

For once the press info is spot on. This is promoted as “wild, whacky, proggy and crazy” and that it exactly what it is. The band photo of two disfigured faces pressed up against a car window nicely transmits the… Continue Reading →

Implore – Alienated Despair (Century Media)

I seem to have been wandering around with my head in the clouds of late, listening to a lot of ethereal, expansive, math/space/alt rock that whilst impressive from a song writing, musicianship and production perspective, sometimes you need something else,… Continue Reading →

Pelican – Nighttime Stories (Southern Lord)

Pelican’s (the birds) are part of the Pelecanidae family and look and sound unorthodox and odd. Swooping into the water filling up their mouths like feathery flying whales as they gorge on the fishy treats lurking beneath the waves. The… Continue Reading →

Membrane – Burn Your Bridges (Atypeek Music)

What’s with that bird on the cover? Is this a picture of some kind of ritual I’m not aware of, or is it just a picture of a dead bird? Also, why is the bird placed on someone’s bound-together feet?… Continue Reading →

Bison – You are not the Ocean you are the Patient (Pelagic Records)

My first encounter with Bison, this – which, I must hasten to add is not the early 80’s American heavy metal band, but the troupe from British Columbia. I didn’t know that they had formerly been signed to Metal Blade… Continue Reading →

Sofy Major – Waste (Solar Flare)

It’s rough being a musician. Years of dedication, practice and sacrifice are reflected in short pieces of work upon which your skill, talent and worth are judged in mere seconds, often by someone who has little idea the hardship that… Continue Reading →

ASG – Blood Drive (Relapse)

I’m not sure how, but I’ve somehow managed avoiding hearing, or for that matter, hearing of ASG, a North Carolina four piece that has been going since 2001.  My surprise is based to a good extent on their CV which… Continue Reading →

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