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Single cover for Disassociator by Lucky Number You

Disassociator by Lucky Number You – Single Review

Released on 7th January, Disassociator is the debut single from Birmingham based trio Lucky Number You. The band started out in 2020 as a studio project with one aim, to produce a full LP while being locked down in their […]

Video capture from Sittin’ (on the Dock of the Bay) by Weak 13

Sittin’ (on the Dock of the Bay) by Weak13- Review

Weak13 are a guitar, bass and drums three piece hailing out of Birmingham/ Black Country. Describing themselves as ‘low-tuned punk metal terror’ their take on the Otis Redding classic Sittin’ (on the Dock of the Bay) is the third of […]

Photo of James Harris Christmas EP

James Harris: Christmas EP – Review

James Harris is based in the Black Country and spends his time writing songs and singing – amongst other creative endeavours. With the time allowed by the pandemic Harris has been creating highly personable songs on a near industrial scale; […]

Screenshot from video for Synthetic Ecstasy by Elkapath

Synthetic Ecstasy by Elkapath – Single Review

Elkapath are Synthetic Gothic Rock band from Gloucester. Their new single, Synthetic Ecstasy, is heavy goth rock, hugely influenced by the likes of Nine Inch Nails, the Prodigy, Birthday Massacre and Korn (according to their blurb) but you will certainly […]

EP cover for Peter With Rosie Christmas Eve

Peter With Rosie-Christmas Eve – EP Review

The streets are alive with the hustle and bustle of the seasonal fayre, shoppers max out credit cards in a bid to secure that all elusive last minute gift for granny, employees rustle around in the back of wardrobes for […]

EP Cover for Value Of Love by Emily Ewing

Value Of Love by Emily Ewing – EP Review

Singer-songwriter, Emily Ewing returns to the fray following the release of her previous EP, Wild back in 2019 with a brand new three-track affair entitled Value Of Love. Far from resting on her laurels since the aforementioned Wild, Emily has […]

EP Cover for The Third Eye by Broodmother

The Third Eye by Broodmother – EP Review

Worcester based stoner rock band Broodmother released their EP , The Third Eye back at the beginning of November. This 4 track belter opens with the epic 6 and a half minute long Spiritual Shakedown, which , right from the […]

Single cover for Dutch Courage by Hipflask Virgins

Dutch Courage by Hipflask Virgins – Single Review

The artwork for alt-rock duo Hipflask Virgins’ new single “Dutch Courage” is immediately striking—an illustration by artist Antidote (a.k.a. Christian Burton) of a half-crushed can of lager bearing the name of the band and song. Anyone who has been to […]

WP cover for Chevy Chase Stole My Wife – How’s Sheila’s Glass?

Chevy Chase Stole My Wife – How’s Sheila’s Glass?

Let’s be honest we haven’t had much to be cheerful about in recent times… it’s been another tough year of isolation and restriction, the summer seemed to pass by in the blink of an eye and now the long winter […]

EP Cover for The Missed Worn out places

The Missed – Worn out places – EP Review

Midlands based band The Missed released a 5 track EP, Worn Out Places, back in October. The band is the brainchild of singer/songwriter Ken Sutera, who has been building up songs since 2012. The Missed produce songs that resonate on […]