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…

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: 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: Tweak Bird – Any Ol’ Way (Let’s Pretend Records)

Tracklisting: Weird Oasis / Greens / She Preach / A Sign Of Badness / Peace Walker / Builder / A Sign Of Positivity /  Mild Manor / Inspiration Point / Burn One / Sunshine   Writer’s block, it’s a fucking disease dear reader. A dilapidating, suffocating, crushing sickness fuelled by self-doubt and a crippling lack…

REVIEW: Pixies – Indie Cindy (Pixies Music)

  Tracklisting: What Goes Boom / Greens and Blues / Indie Cindy / Bagboy / Magdalena 318 / Silver Snail / Blue Eyes Hexe / Ring The Bell / Another Toe In The Ocean / Andro Queen / Snakes / Jaime Bravo   Never look back. Where once eyeballs were deliciously sliced now former demonic…

REVIEW: Death Pedals – The Carvery (Triple Jump / Rip This Joint Records)

Ripping hipsterville a spanking new arsehole through the shit-kicking combination of stabbing riffs, hardcore rhythms and more fuzzy yelps than feeding time in a hyena cage, East London’s Death Pedals are a filthy rock’n’roll beast gagging to fulfil all your fucked-up dreams with ferocious tunes and penetrative swagger. ‘The Carvery’, 9 songs, 25 minutes epitomises…