Category: Single Reviews

SLIPKNOT / ALL OUT LIFE

So its been around a week since the unexpected unveiling of the latest musical offering by the undisputed kings of modern heavy metal, Slipknot. The most iconic metal band of our time has returned and its straight back to business for the Iowa legends. It’s…

BUDDY GUY / BLUE NO MORE FEAT JAMES BAY

Man, some days are just a good day to get excited and celebrate music, and today sounds like one of those days. Reason being, I got my first sneak peek at the new album by Blues royalty, Buddy Guy and it came in the…

GRAHAM COXON & LUKE DANIEL / FALLING

Brand new single releases come and go, they’re consistent and continuous and always present for our scrutiny or comment. Every now and again arbitrarily, we’ll grab at one and review it, analysing its content and substance, determining whether or not it’s actually any good….

THE WOMBATS / LEMON TO A KNIFE FIGHT

Big news for fans of good time indie pop, as Liverdpudlian post punk trio The Wombats have returned with a brand new track as they prepare for the 2018 release of their fourth studio album. ‘Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life’ is The Wombats’…

VANCE JOY / LIKE GOLD

It sometimes really doesn’t seem fair to even associate a particular artist with one song. When it comes to Australian singer songwriter Vance Joy, it’d be so easy to say something dumb like “Christ, I thought he disappeared after Riptide”, and ok you’d have…

FRANZ FERDINAND / ALWAYS ASCENDING

In 2013, indie juggernauts Franz Ferdinand released what became for many, or at least myself, the album of the year with ‘Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action’. They rewrote the rule book on indie pop music and managed to create an album that had…

SMERZ / HALF LIFE

It was at this years Lost Village festival that we discovered the wonder of Smerz. We were lucky enough to catch them live (you can find the exclusive gig review here) and fell in love with their minimal yet exciting electro flavour. Following the…

FIRST AID KIT – IT’S A SHAME

I can only apologise to you and myself, for missing the boat entirely and only discovering today, the release of a brand new track by Swedish duo First Aid Kit. ‘It’s A Shame’ was unveiled late in the day, on the 28th of September…

WILD BEASTS / PUNK DRUNK & TREMBLING

It’s a shame nowadays that more bad news, or at least saddening news comes from the world of good music, while commercial darlings continue to dominate the radio waves and the charts, talented, skilled bands and musicians are taking the time to step away…

MORRISSEY / SPENT THE DAY IN BED

Big news for fans of politically charged and socially observant music, as everyone’s favourite indie pioneering hero, former frontman and vocalist of The Smiths, Morrissey has returned with brand new material today and after being unveiled to the world this morning, ‘Spent The Day…

STONE SOUR / ROSE RED VIOLENT BLUE (THIS SONG IS DUMB & SO AM I)

So we waited for it, patiently, anticipating its arrival. We then got it, and we loved it and it continues to give and give. When Stone Sour returned with brand new album ‘Hydrograd’ released through Roadrunner records, we knew the wait had been worth it as…

MARILYN MANSON / WE KNOW WHERE YOU FUCKING LIVE

It was widely reported yesterday that Marilyn Manson had unveiled a brand new single ahead of the release of his upcoming tenth studio record ‘Heaven Upside Down’ and it’s as brutal, aggressive and dark as he’s ever been before. With elements of punk and a…