The Smashing Pumpkins – Oceania

Oceania. I’d hate to say this is a return to form because… who the fuck knows what is the “form” of Smashing Pumpkins? They’ve changed in every single album, tackling psychedelia, shoegaze, prog, experimental, concept albums and metal. No album resembles the previous and I for one am grateful of a band that always mutates so much while still keeping those atmospheres and those lyrics. Continue reading “The Smashing Pumpkins – Oceania”

Review : Smashing Pumpkins @ Sheffield O2 Academy

It was a special night. Not only because I was catching up with a friend I haven’t seen in 18 months, but because it would become the third time I’d see The Smashing Pumpkins, first time out of Mexico. Continue reading “Review : Smashing Pumpkins @ Sheffield O2 Academy”

Singles – The Smashing Pumpkins, The Violet May, Bromheads, Gaoler’s Daughter, The Cubical

A veritable all mix this week, as we get an alt-legend strutting their stuff, a raucous band known for their intense live shows, a Liverpudlian gang who probably sleep in a beer freezer, a garage duo with a smashing garage sound and a group dabbling in a suave type of indie.

Hopefully, these songs will cheer you if the freezing weather is doing your mood in! As always, all links to the bands are at the end of the post.

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The Battle of the free releases

Sp pic from hipstersunited.com. Bromheads pic from Reverbnation.

So, it has come to my attention as co-editor in chief in this pocilga that there’s two bands devotedly loved by our staff. One is The Ones led by Uncle Fester (The Smashing Pumpkins) and The Dynamic aural range Duo from Sheffield (Bromheads). Even stranger is the fact that both bands have been unleashing a free download unto the Internet since last year.

Is this a direct bout or just the zeitgeist (see what i did there?) of our current music delivery sensibilities? Who cares? I smelled a box match and, well, let’s weigh the last singles each band have released.

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