The problem with varied line-ups is not the lack of cohesiveness, but predicting the response from the public. It was a semi-cold Friday in Sheffield and Bungalows and Bears was teeming with people. Continue reading “Rough Shag presents: Mudcats Blues Trio, Falls and Drenge”
One of our all time fave bands is The Twilight Sad. Between the great lyrical work and an ever evolving sound that mutates from release to release, it’s like finding the right author and relishing on the books released, each one brimming with atmosphere and strong emotions. Continue reading “Interview – The Twilight Sad”
Cats:for:Peru + Zapp Brannigan @ Sheffield Hallam Hubs, Pod A
Below, people massed to see some football match between squads I have no knowledge of. Music first, sports later.
Grails – Deep Politics
The review proper: Another Grails‘ corker of an album.
Stream – ‘Deep Politics’
I have a funny story with Electric Six. I can’t stand their most-known hit (you know which one) as it got overplayed (and I still say it’s Jack White doing the voices) ’til repetition-saturation point. One fine day, I got Señor Smoke because it was cheap, it had a Queen cover (just go with it) and I needed a laugh. I loved the album, so much that I went and bought Fire and everything afterwards. In less than 1 year, I was an acolyte of the band and their skewed humour.
The skinny: Dense atmospheres with a banshee wail.
The review proper: Yeah, I like it a lot. So beware, a gushing follows after the jump.
Murder by Death are a terrific band from Indiana, USA, who specialise in a species of alt-country with some cinematic undertones. All their albums are dense, dripping with atmosphere and most them have an unifying narrative (The Devil in Mexico, Weird Western, etc). We got out resident freak/spammer Sam to send them an email filled with questions, as he became a fan since he reviewed their recent album, Good Morning Magpie and worked his way through the band’s back catalogue…
The Monicans is one of those bands I’ve heard a lot about from other bands in Sheffield, sort of a band’s band. Their psychedelic, seedy music is pretty rocking and talking with them was quite fun. Check out this rather strange conversation, with a rather weird joke which went nowhere (my fault, really).
Wheatus – Pop, songs & death: Vol. 2 – The Jupiter EP
The Skinny: Progeatus!
The Review proper: “In the words of the Virgin Mary: Come again?”