Single Review: ÆUR – Lustral

ÆUR is a rock/thrash/experimental outfit from New Rochelle, New York and today I will be reviewing a track they sent to me, where they ‘honor the memory of NIRVANA/STP 90's grunge era style’. I was quite excited to review this entry as it was one of the submissions I got while I was taking a … Continue reading Single Review: ÆUR – Lustral

Single Review: Erection – Fuck You

Erection are a four piece, power punk group from Regensburg in Southeast Germany. Today I will be reviewing their single ‘Fuck You’ which was released on May 5th 2020. ‘Fuck You’ kicks off hard and fast with the eponymous line spoken right away, you feel the passion and intensity delivered by the group vocals. I … Continue reading Single Review: Erection – Fuck You

A History of Jack-o’-lanterns by Lilian Anderson

I wrote yesterday about how Trick or Treating originated in Scotland and Ireland and has been repackaged and returned to us in modern times with an American slant. Today’s Halloween tradition has also made the same journey. The carved pumpkin is a tradition which is now strongly associated with Halloween, but the tradition of the … Continue reading A History of Jack-o’-lanterns by Lilian Anderson

Single Review: Rather Raccoon – Golden Days

Rather Raccoon are a four piece punk rock group from Bavaria and today I’ll be reviewing their single ‘Golden Days’ which was released on November 15th 2019. ‘Golden Days’ opens with a busy but not overly fast combination of guitar, bass and drums that slowly build in speed and intensity as the song progresses. I … Continue reading Single Review: Rather Raccoon – Golden Days

Guising – A Celtic Tradition By Lilian Anderson

Trick or Treating, is that not an American tradition? I see people on social media every day claiming that Trick or Treating is just another sign of the over Americanisation of our children's lives and I guess in some ways they are right. But in so many other ways they are totally wrong! Guising in … Continue reading Guising – A Celtic Tradition By Lilian Anderson

EP Review: Päter – SOLE

Päter is a musician based in Toronto that we’ve both reviewed and interviewed on Off the Record before and with their newest EP release, SOLE, of course we jumped at the chance to review them again. Dam, Damn Starting off with Dam, Damn - a song I‘ve reviewed on it’s own! It’s a great start … Continue reading EP Review: Päter – SOLE

Cameo – A Shout-out to the Fans

I was recently introduced to an awesome platform called Cameo (although it has been around since March 2017). It’s a video sharing site created by Steven Galanis, Martin Blencowe, and Devon Spinnler Townsend which was made for the purpose of connecting celebrities with their fans. The creators realised how valuable interactions with these celebs was … Continue reading Cameo – A Shout-out to the Fans

Game Review: Mario Kart Tour

I started playing this game last year on the recommendation from someone at Game Centre, a now defunct retail store focusing on selling computer games and various other gaming paraphernalia. Tori B Bearly and I downloaded it immediately and just got sucked into it. It’s easily the equal of its sister games such as Mario … Continue reading Game Review: Mario Kart Tour

Single Review: Riiottt – TN (Freestyle)

Riiottt is a musician and self-described fairy who I first discovered because of Vice. I felt like they had good vibes so I thought I’d review their single ‘TN (Freestyle)’ which was released on March 13th 2020. ‘TN (Freestyle)’ starts off slow with a building synthy tone that rises and fades nicely, merging with some … Continue reading Single Review: Riiottt – TN (Freestyle)

Nothing Intimidating about Shudder

Shudder is a great little subscription service, featuring a variety of horror, thriller and suspense movies and shows. The curated and niche nature of the service means it’s ideal for horrorphiles, but within those genres they have titles covering a wide spectrum, so you can be guaranteed something that appeals to everyone, even people like … Continue reading Nothing Intimidating about Shudder

Single Review: Mista Myles – Die For You

Mista Myles is an Afro-pop/Afro-Beats music artist from Ghana and today I’ll be reviewing his track ‘Die For You’ which was released on August 28th 2020.  ‘Die For You’ opens with an almost jaunty little tune that merges well with Myles’s melodic voice that just washes over you from the moment the track starts. I … Continue reading Single Review: Mista Myles – Die For You

Single Review: Roberta Childs – Colours

Roberta Childs is a singer/songwriter from Glasgow and today I'll be reviewing her single ‘Colours’ which was released on October 10th 2019.  ‘Colours’ opens fast with a heavy pounding bass sequence that builds until the vocal breakdown, where the tone and feel of the track shifts somewhat. It still maintains a high energy and there … Continue reading Single Review: Roberta Childs – Colours

Game Review: Among Us

Maybe the Imposters were the friends we made along the way. I promised myself I’d include that line in here somewhere and figured why shoot for organic content when nonsense works just as well.  Anyway, today I’ll be reviewing Among Us, a game originally released in mid 2018, which did not receive the attention it … Continue reading Game Review: Among Us

Sign Up for Dropout.TV

Dropout.TV was launched in September 2018 is a subscription service created by CollegeHumor, as an offshoot of their YouTube channel, allowing them to create and share unique content and focus on content that might not be suited to YouTube.  Part of the reason why the platform was created was because CollegeHumor was having an increasingly … Continue reading Sign Up for Dropout.TV

Single Review: Danielle Cohn – Various Tracks

Danielle Cohn is a Tik-Tok influencer and musical artist from Orlando, Florida. Who actually first gained prominence on the Tik-Tok precursor before making the transition when the app merged with ByteDance. She currently has 18.5 million followers on the platform, and 2.2 billion likes on her videos. I’ve seen videos from the artist pop … Continue reading Single Review: Danielle Cohn – Various Tracks