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,…

REVIEW: The Charlatans – Modern Nature (BMG)

Tracklisting: Talking In Tones / So Oh / Come Home Baby / Keep Enough / In The Tall Grass / Emilie / Let The Good Times Be Never Ending / I Need You To Know / Lean In / Trouble Understanding / Lot To Say Today I will play the new Charlatans album Modern Nature with all…

REVIEW: Sleater-Kinney – No Cities To Love (Sub Pop)

Tracklisting: Price Tag / Fangless / Surface Envy / No Cities To Love / A New Wave / No Anthems / Gimme Love / Bury Our Friends / Hey Darling / Friends Confession time: I’ve always preferred female vocalists. More power, more range, more emotion; Aretha, Janis, PJ, Ella, Carly, Stevie, Dusty, Etta, even (whisper…

REVIEW: Death Grips – Niggas On The Moon (Harvest)

  Tracklisting: Up My Sleeves / Billy Not Really / Black Quarterback / Say Hey Kid / Have A Sad Cum / Fuck Me Out / Voila /  Big Dipper     The sudden disbanding of Sacramento’s experimental hip-hop pioneers Death Grips so soon after the release of their latest collection Niggas On The Moon,…

REVIEW: Fucked Up – Glass Boys (Matador Records)

  Tracklisting: Echo Boomer / Touch Stone / Sun Glass / The Art Of Patrons / Warm Change / Paper The House / DET / Led By Hand / The Great Divide / Glass Boys   For a band so uncompromisingly monikered as Fucked Up it seems churlish to question punk credentials yet on Glass Boys (the Canadians’…

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: The Afghan Whigs – Do To The Beast (Sub Pop)

  Tracklisting: Parked Outside / Matamoros / It Kills / Algiers / Lost In The Woods / The Lottery / Can Rova / Royal Cream / I Am Fire / These Sticks   1994. Hell of a year my friend. Year Zero for this old wordsmith. A journalism student finally dishing out semi-literate ramblings in the university rag. A country bursting with musical promise in…

REVIEW: Off! – Wasted Years (Vice Records)

    Tracklisting: Void You Out / Red White and Black / Legion of Evil / No Easy Escape / Over Our Heads / Hypnotized / It Didn’t Matter to Me / Exorcised / Death Trip on the Party Train / I Won’t Be a Casualty / All I Can Grab / Time’s Not On Your Side / Meet Your God / Mr. Useless / You Must Be Damned / Wasted…

REVIEW: Wolfmother – New Crown (Self Released)

  Tracklisting: How Many Times / Enemy Is In Your Mind / Heavy Weight / New Crown / Tall Ships / Feelings / I Ain’t Got No / She Got It / My Tangerine Dream / Radio / I Don’t Know Why   A thick ooze enveloped me, slowing my escape as I gasped for…

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…