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From Saturday 22 June 2024

Other Half – ‘Dark Ageism’

Norwich’s Other Half are, like all of us, aging. Having spent the last decade making “little-to-no progression” (their words, not ours) in a punk band now gets raised eyebrows and the question of “what are you going to do with your life?” This same question is asked to the

Friday 31 May 2024

Gaffa Tape Sandy – ‘Hold My Hand, God Damn It’

We’ve said it before, we’ll say it again – The Brighton music scene thrives like bees around honey. Included within that musical hive are three-piece Gaffa Tape Sandy. Another band who’s first proper headline tour was cut short by that ‘P’ word we’ve all tried to forget,

Wednesday 13 March 2024

NOFX announce two London shows at O2 Academy Brixton

As legendary punk rock band NOFX wind up their time on this planet after 40 years, Fat Mike and co. have announced two very special London shows at O2 Academy Brixton on Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 June 2024. These dates will see the band play three

Wednesday 04 October 2023

Shower Of Teeth – ‘Eternal Gut Rot’

With a name like Shower Of Teeth, the expectation is a terrifically dark deathcore band with plenty of songs detailing the macabre and haunting aspects of life and death. Likewise, ‘Eternal Gut Rot’, their latest album, evokes similar imagery, and that’s without pointing out the album cover

Wednesday 30 August 2023

Spanish Love Songs – ‘No Joy’

Returning for their fourth album, Spanish Love Songs have a difficult challenge upcoming. Their previous albums have all been adored, with 2018’s ‘Schmaltz’ introducing many to the LA-formed quintet, and 2020’s ‘Brave Faces Everyone’ being the perfect soundtrack to the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns. Telling stories

Friday 19 May 2023

Sir Chloe – ‘I Am The Dog’

Touring with the Pixies and Beck, and being pals with Harry Styles (yes, that one) before the release of your debut album can likely be overwhelming, particularly when you’re already pulling in millions of monthly Spotify listeners. It leads to the question of ‘just how good is this band

Tuesday 06 December 2022

Other Half – ‘Soft Action’

The dreaded sophomore slump is a real thing. Will a band’s follow-up album hit as heavy as their debut release? Will they be able to build on the foundations of songs that made their name? For Norwich natives Other Half, the answer is a resounding yes. ‘Soft Action’ not

Friday 23 September 2022

Kid Kapichi – ‘Here’s What You Could’ve Won’

Sometimes, writing close to a delivery deadline is a dangerous game. As an example, this review has almost certainly breached the guided deadline for submission, and I’ll have to pull strings to get it published in time – this says more about me than anything else. But for a

Tuesday 23 August 2022

The Losing Score – ‘Learn To Let This Go’

Closing their 2020 EP, ‘Closed For Season’, with the line, “That was the most honest response I’ve ever had towards death”, you could be forgiven for thinking The Losing Score take themselves too seriously. But keen listeners know that couldn’t be farther from the truth, with light-hearted levity being

Wednesday 13 July 2022

Viagra Boys – ‘Cave World’

Post-punk is in a good place, thriving you could say, and no band is as distinctive within the genre as Sweden’s Viagra Boys. Following on from 2021’s critically acclaimed ‘Welfare Jazz’, Sebastian Murphy and the Boys are back with another helping of visceral absurdity in the form of ‘Cave