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…

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,…

REVIEW: Alien Ant Farm – Always and Forever (Executive Music)

Tracklisting: Yellow Pages / Simpatico / Burning / Let Em Know / Our Time / Homage / Sidelines / Little Things (Physical) / Crazy Love / American Pie / Godlike / Better Weather / Dirty Bomb Whooahhh [rubs eyes, shakes head, yawns] I’ve just awakened from a nu-metal nightmare! Dreams of Alien Ant Farm being BACK,…