Lost Gems: Faith No More – King for a day, fool for a lifetime

From time to time, we like to talk about albums that time has forgotten about. Lost Gems is a column dedicated to albums that were overlooked in their time or simply don’t get that much press today, and we think it’s a damn shame. This time around, we invited Simon Roberts (Morricone Dancehall, The Farewell State, The Letter) to write about a sweet little topaz called King for a Day, Fool for a Lifetime. Continue reading “Lost Gems: Faith No More – King for a day, fool for a lifetime”

Shameless self-promotion

So, you might have heard that we organised a gig a fortnight ago. There was laughter, there were crazy drum rolls, there was many a drink to be quaffed, there were cases of tinnitus, but above all, there was ample talent on stage. We had some debate (I think we had, it’s all blurry now) about whether a self-review would be ok or a conflict … Continue reading Shameless self-promotion

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Fifteen springs and one mandolin after

R.E.M. – Collapse into now

The skinny: Still a trio, still making consistently good music.

The review proper: Nah, sorry, I’m biased. I’m still a fanboy.

Stream- Discoverer

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A violent dream

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.

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Ogden – more than meets the eye (part 1)

art by Olivia Peach♥

Ogden is full of surprises. From the moment I moved here, I became obsessed with Ogden’s bustling music scene. There are so many amazing metal and country bands, but today I am going to give you the lowdown on Ogden’s indie folk music scene.

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Why Harlem’s ‘Hippies’ will cheer you up

As Britain freezes in a blanket of ice, thousands of people across the country have found themselves trapped (!), entombed in their cars and homes, afraid to rear their fear ridden faces in case of instant frostbite, fractured bums or death by polar bear. A perfect time then to reawaken (or reimagine) those lost summer memories with one of the most overlooked, feel-good albums released all year.

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To the beat of the drum machine

Still Flyin’ – A party in motion

The Skinny : Synth overdose.

The review proper: Might have to get something out of my chest before starting this review. A party in motion is a bit too 80s for my own tastes. Drum machines, synths and even a sax (‘Victory walker (2 AM)’).

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