New Horizons (Part 1) by John Foster

A couple of years ago I wrote a book about music. The first pandemic lockdown was a month old; no one had any idea as to how long it might last, nor how it might end. We all shared similar fears, worries and concerns. But now that I was working from home, I found that … Continue reading New Horizons (Part 1) by John Foster

Single Review: Deathroll – Why is Your Name on the Deathroll?

Deathroll is a Japanese solo black metal project, from singer/songwriter, musician and Iwaki native Kazuya Niitsuma. Today I will be reviewing his latest single ‘Why is Your Name on the Deathroll?’ which was released on March 18th 2022.  ‘Why is Your Name on the Deathroll?’ explodes forward heavy percussive beats, and hammering guitars blending together … Continue reading Single Review: Deathroll – Why is Your Name on the Deathroll?

Single Review: The Driver Era – A Kiss/Forever Always

The Driver Era (stylised as THE DRIVER ERΛ) are a Los Angeles based alternative rock duo made up of brothers, Ross Lynch on Lead Vocals/Rhythm Guitar and Rocky Lynch on Lead Guitar/Lead Vocals. The band is formed from two core members of the now defunct band R5, which also featured additional members of the Lynch … Continue reading Single Review: The Driver Era – A Kiss/Forever Always

Single Review: Hironobu Kageyama – Cha-La Head-Cha-La (with Bonus Review)

Hironobu Kageyama (景山 浩宣) is a Japanese singer/songwriter and musician from Osaka, Japan. He is sometimes called Kami (Kei) by his fans. Due to his long standing association with anime, including being an original member of the Anison (Anime song) band JAM Project he has also been dubbed the ‘Prince of Anime/Tokusatsu Songs’. As I … Continue reading Single Review: Hironobu Kageyama – Cha-La Head-Cha-La (with Bonus Review)

EP Review: Sunrise and Ammunition – Triangulum

Sunrise and Ammunition are a three piece, psychedelic Rock outfit from Houston, Texas made up of Tyler Saucier on Vocals/Guitar, Chris Richardson on Bass and Chris Banton on Vocals/Drums. Today, I will be reviewing their EP ‘Triangulum’ which was released on April 1st 2022.  ‘Movers’ has a flurry of sound building, percussion, melding into some … Continue reading EP Review: Sunrise and Ammunition – Triangulum

Album Review: Tenacious D – Self-titled Album

Tenacious D are an American comedy rock duo from Los Angeles, California, made up of Actors Jack Black on Lead Vocals/Rhythm Guitar and Kyle Gass on Lead Guitar/Backing Vocals. While Black and Gass represent the core members of the group, and have remained unchanged since the duo formed in 1994, they have occasionally been joined … Continue reading Album Review: Tenacious D – Self-titled Album

Single Review: Maddie in Good Company – Overflow

Maddie in Good Company is a three piece outfit from Nashville, Tennessee made up of Maddie, Chris and Griffin. Today, I will be reviewing their single ‘Overflow’ which was released on April 8th 2022.  ‘Overflow’ kicks off with a nice swinging melody, a strong energy filled combination of guitars, bass and drums, and Maddie is … Continue reading Single Review: Maddie in Good Company – Overflow

Album Review: TWRP – New & Improved

TWRP, formerly known as Tupper Ware Remix Party, are a Canadian rock band, who started back in 2007 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Much like Steam Powered Giraffe, who I’ve also reviewed, and you can check that out here. TWRP are a group which perform in full costume, with their own sci-fi identities and fictional band … Continue reading Album Review: TWRP – New & Improved

Single Review: Earthquake Lights – Out of Sight, Out of Mind

Earthquake Lights are a five piece, Brooklyn based rock outfit made up of Myles Rodenhouse, Stephen Helms, James DiGirolamo, Cam Underhill and Evan Douaihy. Today, I will be reviewing their single ‘Out of Sight, Out of Mind’ which was released on April 7th 2022.  ‘Out of Sight, Out of Mind’ opens slower than I was … Continue reading Single Review: Earthquake Lights – Out of Sight, Out of Mind

Album Review: Alestorm – Curse of the Crystal Coconut (Reviewed By Me, Big G)

Un-shiver those timbers! De-Batten your hatches! And that mainsail better get hoisted. Such Sea-fairing sayings can only indicate one thing; a new Alestorm album has been announced!  What better time than to take a look at the Scottish Pirate Metal outfits 2020 release – “Curse of the Crystal Coconut''.  So, I ask you to sign … Continue reading Album Review: Alestorm – Curse of the Crystal Coconut (Reviewed By Me, Big G)

Single Review: The Eves – Big Love

The Eves are an Edinburgh based pop duo made up of Caroline Gilmour and Marissa Keltie. Today, I will be reviewing their single ‘Big Love’ which was released on April 1st 2022.  ‘Big Love’ opens with a sonorous and reverbed build that flows into a heavy bassline which perfectly supports the vocalist. They have rich … Continue reading Single Review: The Eves – Big Love

Single Review: Shadow Academy – Invisible

Shadow Academy are a two person, progressive rock outfit from California, made up of Dan Avidan and Jim Roach. This isn’t the first time I’ll be reviewing the group either, and you can check that out by clicking here. Today, however, I will be reviewing their single ‘Invisible’ which was released on March 25th 2022.  … Continue reading Single Review: Shadow Academy – Invisible

EP Review: PRIVATE SUCKER – Dazzled Zombieland

PRIVATE SUCKER are a four piece, punk rock outfit based in Straubing, Germany made up of Tom on Guitar/Vocals, Pille on Guitar, Larissa on Bass and Timon on Drums. This isn’t the first time I’ve reviewed the band, you can check that out here. Today, however, I will be reviewing their EP ‘Dazzled Zombieland’ which … Continue reading EP Review: PRIVATE SUCKER – Dazzled Zombieland

Single Review: Shadow Academy – Once and Never More

Shadow Academy is a progressive rock musical project from Dan Avidan and Jim Roach. I've written about their debut single ‘White Whale’ and you can check that out here. Today, however, I will be reviewing their single ‘Once and Never More’ which was released on 25th February 2022.  ‘Once and Never More’ opens slowly, with … Continue reading Single Review: Shadow Academy – Once and Never More

Album Review: Ninja Sex Party – The Very, Very, Very, Very Classy Acoustic Album

Ninja Sex Party or NSP are a comedy musical duo made up of Dan Avidan, as Danny Sexbang, an oversexed Jewish Ninja, and Brian Wecht, a silent and somewhat homicidal Ninja. In 2015 the band expanded to include TWRP who joined them as the backing band on all subsequent releases and live performances. I have … Continue reading Album Review: Ninja Sex Party – The Very, Very, Very, Very Classy Acoustic Album