Hominid Sounds: Noise is for life not just for Christmas

Wondering what to buy this Xmas for that avant-noise enthusiast in your life? Hominid Sounds, the new UK underground label set up by four warped souls conjoined by a love of gig going and ace tunes, have released some absolute corkers throughout the year guaranteed to thrill the pants off even the most particular of…

Dinosaur Jr: Give a Glimpse at Greatness on Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not

Tracklisting: Goin Down / Tiny / Be a Part / I Told Everyone / Love Is…/ Good to Know / I Walk for Miles / Lost All Day / Knocked Around / Mirror / Left/Right Full disclosure: I find it impossible to be impartial about Dinosaur Jr.  “Start Choppin’” was my Year Zero, the song that transported me from Top 40 loving teen to music…

Today I’m ashamed to be British

Today I’m ashamed to be British. Not for the reasons that my facebook feed has been littered with all day although as someone who voted to Remain in the EU I am saddened by the result, not because the world thinks Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage now speak for us because I hope the world…

Wolfmother: The Greatest Single Threat to our Liberty

In a nightmarish dystopian future where all notions of art are outlawed and fun is whispered, myth Wolfmother still exist in their four hundred and fifty second incarnation; free to churn out their plodding retro-rock to ever diminishing groups of lobotomised brutes. Totalitarian authorities tolerate their continued existence for they are sublimely anti-music, the antithesis of…

The Secret Diary Of E.J. Whig Esq Aged 33 1/3

Day One “Gay Dave!”, “Gay Dave!”, fucker keeps ignoring me…I was here first you preening tit, when the follicles were failing, who came to Reggie’s rescue? You weren’t even a glint on his shiny fucking pate. “Gay Daaaavvvee!”, Bastard. Everyone’s in a hurry today, Reggie has decided to record some new songs. Thinks he’s got…

REVIEW: Eleanor Friedberger – New View (Frenchkiss)

Tracklisting: He Didn’t Mention His Mother / Open Season / Sweetest Girl / Your Word / Because I Asked You / Never Is A Long Time / Cathy With The Curly Hair / Two Versions Of Tomorrow / All Known Things / Does Turquoise Work? / A Long Walk Do you remember the time that…

REVIEW: She-Devils – She-Devils EP (self-released)

Tracklisting: Come / Where There’s No One / I Wanna Touch You / Come (Remix) There was another version of the 60’s, one void of mop-tops, swinging London, peace, and love. Montreal’s She-Devils dive deep down into the rabbit hole to a time gripped in a swirl of post-reds-under-the-bed paranoia, indefinable fear of nuclear destruction,…

REVIEW: Trials of Early Man – Attachments (self-released)

Tracklisting: Cordite / Salvage / Ternary Means ABA / Even Other Jazzers / Nil Nil / Of Youth / Pierced With Arrows / That Ship Has Sailed, Old Friend / Lynd Ward / . Mid-life crisis punk rock, it’s the situation we find ourselves in as music’s most abrasive genre hits 40. Will it dye…

RE-REVIEW: Judgement Night (OST) – Various Artists (Immortal)

Track listing: Just Another Victim – Helmet & House Of Pain / Fallin’ – Teenage Fanclub & De La Soul / Me, Myself & My Microphone – Living Colour & Run DMC / Judgement Night – Biohazard & Onyx / Disorder – Slayer & Ice T / Another Body Murdered – Faith No More & Boo-Yaa…

REVIEW: ShitWife – Big Lad (Sapien Records)

Tracklisting: High Octane Party Banger / Hand Banana / Clammy Little Hands / The Reason For The Season Is Pleasin’ / Shoot A Bear Its Dead / Die Hard 4 Point 0 / Kablab / Thomas Brewins / More Goose Than Maverick   It’s the end of summer, the shorts are packed away and Helios…

REVIEW: Falling Stacks – No Wives (Battle Worldwide)

Tracklisting: Pool Party / Dust Motes / Sections and Sub-Sections / No Stops / Los Ticos/ A Fly Would Slide / Seven Cuts / Silverware / Double Scull / New Dog   Fear is a primal emotion; it surrounds, manipulates, suffocates, and ultimately destroys. We live in a time of great fear: fear of our leaders,…