Tag: rock

Make Better Music 34: Quantisation Death Ray

Make Better Music 34: Quantisation Death Ray. One of the problems I have with electronic music is that missing “human element”. It’s not that there’s anything wrong with robotic music, or...

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Black Label Society – Colston Hall

A few years ago (2007) Black Label Society, headed up by guitarist and singer Zakk Wylde, booked a March date at London’s Brixton Academy, well in advance following only a handful of appearances on...

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Rival Sons – Rival Sons EP

Vocalist Jay Buchanan belts out his lyrics with the melody of Robert Plant, the tone of Steven Tyler and the swagger of David Coverdale. Fuzzed up bluesy rock riffs provide meaty instrumental hooks...

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Yuck – Yuck

Slacker pop returns. Yuck hail from London with a sound that comes directly from 1990s. As much Pavement as Dinosaur Jnr, as much Yo La Tengo as Teenage Fanclub, as much tribute as triumph. A lot of...

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Make Better Music 23: Well there’s bad music and there’s good music…

Make Better Music 23: Well there’s bad music and there’s good music… I don't really believe in good and bad music....

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Benoit Pioulard – Lasted

The shimmering delight of Lasted by Seattle émigré Benoit Pioulard AKA Thomas Meluch is a massively inspired vehicle of brilliance. A gushing Trebuchet review. ...

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Lingua – All My Rivals Are Imaginary Ghosts

Aural Music (2010) Mixing the harder edge of Indie guitar with the soaring vocals of mid-era Depeche Mode Swedish rockers Lingua have taken the scrawled melodic postcard of At The Drive-in and kept...

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Ensemble: Collaborations in solitary sound

Ensemble is the platform created by electronica musician Oliver Alary to explore ‘the meeting point between melodic noise and disjointed pop’. On his eponymous debut for Fat Cat records...

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Make Better Music 7: Think it over and it will fall down.

Make Better Music 7: Think it over and it will fall down. Elton John’s partner David Furnish (yeah I can’t believe I’m quoting him either) once said “Anyone with an addiction is not being...

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I’m From Barcelona – Let Me Introduce My Friends (2006) – EMI

This is possibly the catchiest record ever released. If you are anything like me that may sound like a turn off, but bear with me. Now usually an album of such infectious pop-indie songs would have...

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Hormonauts, Jetlag, Tre Allegri Ragazzi Morti: The Italian Job

Review of Hormonauts, Jetlag, Tre Allegri Ragazzi Morti: The Italian Job...

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The Flaming Lips, London 2006

The Flaming Lips Hammersmith Apollo 14th of November. 2006. A review...

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