Single Review: Yard Arms – Pirouettes

Yard Arms are a Bristol based melancholic pop duo, made up of Noah Villeneuve & Billy Golding, who make what they call ‘sad pop for dad bods’. Today I will be reviewing their latest single ‘Pirouettes’ which was released on December 3rd 2021.  ‘Pirouettes’ opens with a quick, jaunty bass line that explodes into an … Continue reading Single Review: Yard Arms – Pirouettes

Single Review: DeadBeat At Dawn – Survival Zone/Skapocalypse

DeadBeat at Dawn are a five piece ska/punk/rap outfit from North Yorkshire made up of Disco Dave on Guitar, Shrimp on Bass, Aaron BeatUp on Vocals, Mr Dead on Vocals and Nobby on Drums. Today I will  be reviewing their Double A-side singles Survival Zone/Skapocalypse which were released on 11th December 2021. ‘Survival Zone’ opens … Continue reading Single Review: DeadBeat At Dawn – Survival Zone/Skapocalypse

Album Review: Ninja Sex Party – Level Up

Ninja Sex Party, often shortened to NSP is an American musical comedy group made up of Singer Dan Avidan who performs as the character Danny Sexbang and Keyboardist Brian Wecht, who performs as character Ninja Brian. The group formed back in New York in 2009, but are currently based in Los Angeles. In 2015 Ninja … Continue reading Album Review: Ninja Sex Party – Level Up

Album Review: Dan Avidan & Super Guitar Bros – Self-titled Album

Okay so first off, a breakdown of who’s who, let’s begin with Dan Avidan, or as he is sometimes known Danny Sexbang, he is the lead singer of Ninja Sex Party, a comedy musical duo, one of two singer in the video game themed music trio Starbomb. He was a member of The Northern Hues … Continue reading Album Review: Dan Avidan & Super Guitar Bros – Self-titled Album

Single Review: Skyhill – Howling at the Moon

Skyhill, as I’ve discussed previously, here and here are an electronic/synth outfit from Brooklyn, they are formed of Dan Avidan, the lead vocalist and Peter Lennox, as the guitarist. When performing live they also added to their duo with Zach Hagen on Bass and Backing Vocals, Elena Belan on Keyboard and Backing vocals and Mr. … Continue reading Single Review: Skyhill – Howling at the Moon

Single Review: Skyhill – Firefly

Skyhill are an electronic/synth duo, originally from Brooklyn, formed by Peter Lennox (on guitar) and Dan Avidan (on vocals). The group released their debut album ‘Run with the Hunted’ in May 2007 before going into a permanent hiatus in 2008. You can find out more about what I thought of their album by clicking here. … Continue reading Single Review: Skyhill – Firefly

Album Review: Skyhill – Run With The Hunted

Skyhill was a Brooklyn based electronic/synth outfit formed by vocalist Dan Avidan and Guitarist and Keyboardist, Peter Lennox back in 2006. During live shows they fleshed out their sound with Zach Hagen on Bass and Backing Vocals, Elena Belan on Keyboard and Backing vocals and Mr. X on Drums. According to Dan, who responded to … Continue reading Album Review: Skyhill – Run With The Hunted

EP Review: The Northern Hues – Self-titled EP

The Northern Hues were a six piece indie rock outfit from Philadelphia formed in early 2002 by Aron Brand and Jeff Rains, both of whom were guitarists. Shortly afterwards, responding to a Craigslist ad they were joined by Dan Avidan as lead vocalist. In spring 2003 they were subsequently joined by keyboardist Alex Yaker, bassist … Continue reading EP Review: The Northern Hues – Self-titled EP

Single Review: Play Dirty – Seems Like You Can’t With Me

So this one is going to be a little different because it's in remembrance of a great man who fathered two wonderful daughters. Sadly, on the 11th August 2021 Derek Laird, or Curly to his friends, passed away after a battle with cancer. He had a lifelong passion for drumming and so today as a … Continue reading Single Review: Play Dirty – Seems Like You Can’t With Me

EP Review: Larsen – Second Wind

Larsen are a four piece indie/alt-grunge outfit from Adelaide, South Australia made up of Liam Christensen on Lead Vocals/Guitar, Sam Massacci on Lead Guitar, Steven Massacci on Bass/Vocals and Alex Andrews on Drums/Vocals. Today, I will be reviewing their EP ‘Second Wind’ which was released on 6th August 2021. ‘Eating Me Alive’ opens with a … Continue reading EP Review: Larsen – Second Wind

Album Review: Five North – Scumbag

Five North are a pop-punk rock trio from California, the band is made up of Tyler Posey (an actor and musician noted for his roles as Shane on VH1’s Scream: Resurrection and Scott McCall on MTV’s Teen Wolf or from performing in other bands such as Lost in Kostko and PVMNTS) on Guitar/Vocals, Kyle Murphy … Continue reading Album Review: Five North – Scumbag

Single Review: The Ghost Club – Same Graves

The Ghost Club is a musical project based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, led by Domenic Dunegan and today I will be reviewing their single ‘Same Graves’ which was released on 21st August 2020. ‘Same Graves’ opens fast and hard, strings and percussion hammer forward blending with Domenic’s rich and powerful voice. I’m so glad to finally … Continue reading Single Review: The Ghost Club – Same Graves

Single Review: Tidal Wave – Next Year

Tidal Wave are a Toronto-based seven piece art-rock group inspired by the likes of Depeche Mode and Arcade Fire. Today, I will be reviewing their single ‘Next Year’ which was released on August 5th 2021. ‘Next Year’ opens with slow, tentative strings bringing a rich, harmonious orchestral feel, and instantly making me like the track...I … Continue reading Single Review: Tidal Wave – Next Year

Single Review: YVR – Out of It

YVR are a pop/indie duo from Los Angeles and today I will be reviewing their single ‘Out of It’ which was released on July 15th 2021. ‘Out of It’ opens with trilling tones, fading and building as they are filled with a deep, percussive beat that tonally reminds me of a heartbeat more than a … Continue reading Single Review: YVR – Out of It

Single Review: Calling All Captains – Undone

Calling All Captains are a five piece pop-punk/post-harcore outfit from Edmonton, Alberta which is made up of Luc Gauthier on Vocals, Brad Bremner on Guitar/Vocals, Connor Dawkins on Guitar/Vocals, Nick Malychuk on Bass and Tim Wilson on Drums. Today, I will be reviewing their single ‘Undone’ which was released on 15th July 2021. ‘Undone’ opens … Continue reading Single Review: Calling All Captains – Undone