Single Premiere: “Fuck The American Dream” by Strangers With Guns

The phrase "modern grunge" may stir unease, conjuring thoughts of yarbled radio rock choruses. But as I've stated in past reviews, it's always a pleasure when bands embrace the ethos of grunge rather than its marketability. With that, Dublin trio Strangers With Guns prove to be another of those great bands with their new single … Continue reading Single Premiere: “Fuck The American Dream” by Strangers With Guns

Egor Lappo – Trancevoicer Review

Overall, I’m floored by Trancevoicer. This album perfectly blends the grandiose eccentricities of prog with the concise and pointed songwriting of pop. If you love prog, you’re not gonna want to miss this album. If you hate prog, you’ll probably like this album even more! Trancevoicer is definitely a crowd pleaser, yet it still maintains the integrity, originality, and quality any music nerd seeks in a new album.

Jason Bieler and the Baron von Bielski Orchestra – Songs For The Apocalypse Review

Normally I start these reviews off with some witty paragraph before introducing the album in question. However, when going through the promo materials for this one, I was struck by a quote from the artist himself that does this new album far more justice than I ever could. When asked about the new record Songs … Continue reading Jason Bieler and the Baron von Bielski Orchestra – Songs For The Apocalypse Review

Bitch Falcon – Staring at Clocks Review

It starts with a harrowing screech. The bone-chilling battle cry of a bird of prey. The first few seconds of guitar feedback on this debut let you know one thing: the Bitch Falcon has landed. Staring at Clocks is the debut album of Dublin trio Bitch Falcon, who has aptly been described as a "dream-grunge" … Continue reading Bitch Falcon – Staring at Clocks Review

War On TV – War On TV Review

From the first meandering notes of the opening bass groove melting into the guitar line, it seems that War On TV is attempting to craft something unique and contemporary while embracing the spirit of the mid-nineties. The eponymous release conjures aromas of Soundgarden, American Football, and Coheed and Cambria but has no intent of being … Continue reading War On TV – War On TV Review

The Espresso: in earnest – “29”

The Espresso - a quick review of in earnest's new single "29" It's everyone's favorite sporadically recurring segment - The Espresso! We're back and revisiting the subject of a previous Espresso, in earnest. Last time I reviewed the Southend-on-Sea indie band's debut single "Put Me Under" and gave it a glowing review. This time I'll … Continue reading The Espresso: in earnest – “29”