Review: The Clench – The Clench

Weird westerns. Gotta love ’em. The cliché of the good guy wearing the white hat, evil being punished, and a good hootin’ and hollerin’ by the townsfolk at the end, all ignored. Instead, true grit is applied until the veneer breaks down into tiny pieces. The lustre is gone, night has fallen, and in the dark blue and pitch black nothingness that was a small … Continue reading Review: The Clench – The Clench

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30 days, 30 bands – #30 The Clench

 By all means, I can’t justify my love of country. I’m Mexican, so the closest decent thing we’ve got to country on the radio are John Denver songs and maybe a few Johnny Cash songs. Heck, you might find a few people, all of them over thirty, who know Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton, but that’s as far as it goes. No, corridos don’t count. Nor … Continue reading 30 days, 30 bands – #30 The Clench

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Review: The Fervor – Nightfall in the Kali Yuga

After a five year period of radio silence (barring a re-release), The Fervor are back with a three track EP of Americana goodness. Nightfall in the Kali Yuga is a quick drive through the blue tinted fields, a static buzz far in the distance, signalling a change. And that change comes in the shape of an EP. ‘Sweet Thing’, a song that combines a rock rhythm with lyrics akin … Continue reading Review: The Fervor – Nightfall in the Kali Yuga

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Stream: Emma Swift – Follow your money

I think it’s clear we love the alt-country//sadcore music created by the always nifty Emma Swift. No, really, we have been very clear. She released a single with that legend we know as Robyn Hitchcock for Record Store Day 2015 and we can’t think of anything better for this Wednesday than to listen to this gem. You can check out our review of her mini-album … Continue reading Stream: Emma Swift – Follow your money

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Stream : The Payroll Union – Paris of America

Sheffield’s official providers of Gothic Americana, The Payroll Union, are back from the woods they camped out with a new track, ‘The mission field’, now streaming on Bandcamp: ‘The Mission Field’ is part of Paris of America, their new album, out on June 29, 2015, which is a day after the best day in the year (fact.) The Payroll Union create lyrics based on the … Continue reading Stream : The Payroll Union – Paris of America

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Our last EP round-up! Council Tax Band, Warmhammer, Keel Her, Kings, O’Captain, Le Coq, King Capisce, New Beard, Brave New Storm

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Hullo, you wildling watchers of Westfield, this is our always late EP round-up, where we scrounge, scrawl and sweep sweet singular sonic sensations. This is so late you could say it’s the very late EP round-up.

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DID YOU  KNOW? U2′s Songs of Innocence will always be in your iTunes, no matter how many workarounds and fixes you try. Like an Eldritch horror, The Ancient Spectacled One  will not stop haunting you. Dream well, sleep tight.

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Oh, well, sigh, sorry for the delays, we were closing this website but we remembered we left some Jaffa Cakes inside the server (mmm, warm cake-o-biscuits). We promise not to do another one of these ever again. Unless y’all ask nicely. And tells us to lay off the Jaffas. Continue reading “Our last EP round-up! Council Tax Band, Warmhammer, Keel Her, Kings, O’Captain, Le Coq, King Capisce, New Beard, Brave New Storm”

Review: The Whiskey Priest – Mean Spirit

Three years. A lifetime for a band. An eternity for a relationship (or a break up). Or, less pretentiously, 36 months. This is the amount of time we’ve been deprived of new music from Seth Woods in his The Whiskey Priest persona. The wait has been long, just like the one before the banquet is served at a family reunion. In an ideal world, family … Continue reading Review: The Whiskey Priest – Mean Spirit

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Interview – Emma Swift

A couple of years ago, while I still lived in Sheffield, I serendipitously ran into Emma Swift. She was living in Nashville but was from Sydney. Heard her music, mostly Americana based, and found a sort of kindred spirit: a stranger in a strangeland, doing something close to the heart. Flash forward a few years, a few singles and now a lovely mini-album (our review) and … Continue reading Interview – Emma Swift

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I can’t believe it’s not another EP round – up! Pjaro, Feature/Slowcoaches

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Hullo, you pilfering pilchards o’ Pimlico, this is our always late EP round up, where we trawl through the titanic troves of tinnitus-inducing music and bring you the best of what’s around. Or at least what WE think it’s the best of what’s around.

Remember: don’t adjust your opinion. We are just a shithole of a website (TM)

DID YOU  KNOW: Matthew McConaughey enjoyed writing EP reviews even before he got paid to review. FACT.

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Oh, well, sigh, sorry for the delays, we were closing this website but the paperwork would’ve been a killer. In our usual droll manner, we will compare each EP to something unrelated, so the theme this time ’round is Mr. McCoughanaghahspcheck?ghey characters. Also: I dragged Sam out of retirement. JOY. Continue reading “I can’t believe it’s not another EP round – up! Pjaro, Feature/Slowcoaches”