Tramlines 2013 – The good, the bad and the _____


Well, Tramlines 2013 is done and dusted and I’ve reviewed it amply for La Pop Life (a top site from México) and Goldflakepaint (a top site from Bristol). For my own Shithole of a Website (TM), Sloucher, I’ll do a bit of photo caption and then go into an assessment of the bad, the good and the _____. Continue reading “Tramlines 2013 – The good, the bad and the _____”

Mega Aquarians @ Tramlines 2013

Photo: Ben Marchant-Williams

“It’s the festival of community. Community and unity, unity and peace, peace and love.”

And with those very words, Mega Aquarians’ guitarist and singer Des launches Sheffield’s biggest-sounding two-piece into their second thundering song of the evening. It heralds bleeding eardrums, grinning faces and sweaty bodies. Continue reading “Mega Aquarians @ Tramlines 2013”

Singles reviewed: Soundgarden, Mega Aquarians, Mark Eitzel, Chris Helme, Watchers, Silver, Autumn Owls

Greetings, readers! I’ve got reflux. It isn’t fun. It’s like using hydrochloric acid for mouthwash. Do you know how painful that is? It’s like that time I was in Tijuana with my Uncle Joe and we met a couple of delincuentes malandros who sold us this high quality mezcal (it had three worms instead of one). Turns out it was quadruple distilled Bacardi. That shit is rank.

This week’s singles come courtesy of Basil Brush, so boom boom!

Ah, singles, right:

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Sloucher Boxing Day Mix CD

What? You thought we only were going to do one free mix cd this year? Aw hell naw. We took a cue from The Smashing Pumpkins (the first band to release a free album on the Internet, check it!) and we just neg’ed the cover and got more awesome bands to donate tracks. Since the previous one was based on a Mexican festivity, why not … Continue reading Sloucher Boxing Day Mix CD

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Interview – Mega Aquarians

-What’s that? Eh?

-A camera, we don’t have money for a dictaphone so I just record and extract the mp3

-Oh yeah, yeah.

-We don’t have any money nor talent. You know, shit writers, shit editors, shit website…

Don’t you hate it? One day, you’re just minding your own business and two interdimensional musicians pop into your room, kidnap you, give you a free tall coffee and play some psychedelic rock just for you. An interview with the lovely cuates from Mega Aquarians, Desmond (vocals, guitar) & Marc (drums, cool moustache) followed. We just had to after watching them during Tramlines and pushing their music around…

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Tramlines 2011

Tramlines 2011. 

Every year, the city of Sheffield goes into full party mode and hosts the Tramlines festival, a veritable smogarsbord of musical talents, packed venues and heat stroke incidents (some of them rather unfortunate).

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Paving Stones: Mega Aquarians

Like a good day (i.e. raining) in Seattle, the psychedelic metal of Mega Aquarians can be on the “grunge” side of the scale, but when all is said and done (and the amps overloaded), they pack a hell of a punchy show. It’s only two dudes going Tasmanian devil on their respective instruments (drums, guitar) but sound like a proper demolition squad. Here’s a free … Continue reading Paving Stones: Mega Aquarians

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