Playlist – A September for remembrance

A well known trope is that all funeral scenes in film and television require rainy days with non-diagetic music setting up a sombre mood. A gust of wind here and there, not strong enough to tussle the protagonist’s hairline but signifying that said character will have to move on. Life has changed through the ending of someone else’s. Maybe it’s knowing that it’s the end … Continue reading Playlist – A September for remembrance

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Album of the week: Knot – Knot

The grungy desperation of Knot seeps through speakers through their debut album, Knot. Nine servings of mellow post-punk that were spiked with you hallucinogen of choice, giving you the right kick to the senses as you nudge yourself through the album. Out now on Exploding in Sound Records, Knot is a band regenerated from their previous selves, Krill. Changes came with a frantic surge of … Continue reading Album of the week: Knot – Knot

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Review: New Ghost – New Ghost Orchestra

Depression takes everything from you. It’s a savage, intangible beast that follows you everywhere. It makes food taste the same. It paints life through a grey palette. Days lose their identity. You become numb to outside stimuli and time fritters away. You can never escape depression. It will stay with you forever. Therapy, a cornucopia of pills, group sessions, the latest herbal panacea, they only … Continue reading Review: New Ghost – New Ghost Orchestra

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Review: Minimal Animal – I thought that we’d be happy here

Nick Cox‘s pop sensibilities have never been a secret. From the harmonies and French pop halcyon days of Screaming Maldini, his previous band, to his current venture, Minimal Animal, he’s always had a knack for picking the right hook. One that will veer from your bog standard rock into fashionable pop music. I thought that we’d be happy here is a short trip through a … Continue reading Review: Minimal Animal – I thought that we’d be happy here

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Review: Yugen Blakrok – Anima Mysterium

About a year ago, I was done with superhero films. I want to say Black Panther changed my mind. It didn’t. The soundtrack, though, that one was a pleasing surprise. A cornucopia of rappers, old and new. From that curated roster, one name stuck out: Yugen Blakrok. Anima Mysterium is not a brag-rap album. It’s a socially conscious album that tells a story, weaved through … Continue reading Review: Yugen Blakrok – Anima Mysterium

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Review: Moving Panoramas – In Two

  Time heals all wounds. It’s a cliché. It’s a platitude. It’s a tiny piece of driftwood in an ocean of tears. But, hey, it’s something. Moving Panoramas has had a couple of intense years since the release of their debut, One (our review), back in 2015. Intense touring -including a stop to watch the Marfa lights- and a heavy rotation of band members created … Continue reading Review: Moving Panoramas – In Two

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Review: We Were Promised Jetpacks – The More I Sleep, The Less I Dream

It was November of 2009. A drizzle covered the dark skies of Sheffield. The Uni rag asked me to cover We Were Promised Jetpacks at The Leadmill and S.A.D. was affecting me. It’s hard being in a strange country, one you maybe didn’t belong in. The Flying Squad was yelling their lungs out, closing their set on a high note. Not much time passed and … Continue reading Review: We Were Promised Jetpacks – The More I Sleep, The Less I Dream

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Single: Moving Panoramas – Baby Blues

  It’s been three years since Moving Panoramas’ One took over our hearts, set up residence and longed for Texan sunsets and lullabies about one night stands. In that time, the band has re-arranged itself into different incarnations, like Dr. Who, shifting and remolding -not remodelling- itself into a dreamgazing machine. ‘Baby Blues’ is the new single off their new album, In Two. There’s no time … Continue reading Single: Moving Panoramas – Baby Blues

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Review: Baked – II

Is our current mindframe geared towards EPs and singles, not albums? Has our attention span been decimated by our bloody quest for likes, hearts, retweets, and emoji reactions? It’s a long discussion, man, and I wouldnae wish to bore you without inviting over for a fine brew. Today we have Baked on tap. Another blend from Casa de Exploding in Sound Records, this refreshing drink, … Continue reading Review: Baked – II

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