“A document of the random wanderings of a Londoner grinding out a February in the capital. ”
“Refreshingly the LP isn’t cluttered with references, or over eager to please; despite containing a Peter Warlock song (of all things), the music is quite happy to set the stage for Philip Clayton-Smith’s Gothic imaginings. ”
“I think this album is dedicated to a pet dog. The band certainly thanks their animal friends, and as the cover has the silhouette of what seems to be two bears kissing. ”
Continue reading “Sleeping Dog – Polar Life”
With titles like Rattlesnake Chalice and Black Halo Rider, you know from the off who are Dead Child’s target audience: adolescent boys who spend far too long alone in their bedrooms searching for the Sword of Azeroth.
Hamilton uses this new musical direction to do handstands and some idiot runs around with a plastic bag on his head. It’s all too much. Noble decides that the audience needs fruit and starts throwing apples and bananas at the residents of Cologne.
“The variety of the album ultimately leads to it unravelling at the seams – the songs do not cohere to form one piece of work. ”
Continue reading “No Kids – Come Into My House”
“As a whole, it’s quite a downbeat LP; more suited for a summer’s lazing around than air guitar heroics on behalf of the listener.”
Continue reading “22-Pisterpikko – Well You Know Stuff Is Like We Yeah!”
“You can’t beat cracking opening tracks, and Womanizing Metal Studs is one such. It’s an odd growling hybrid of very early Chicago-style West Coast rock and Soft Boys quirky psychedelia. ”
Continue reading “Massshivers – Ecstatic Eyes Glow Glossy”
“As ever with Adamson, right from the first note you are reminded of a film score.”
Continue reading “Barry Adamson – Back to the Cat”