Single Review: Blue Kubricks – You’re a Beach

Blue Kubricks are a five piece alt-funk rock band from Leeds and today I will be reviewing their track ‘You’re a Beach’ which was released on September 25th 2020.  ‘You’re a Beach’ opens with the sounds of the sea and seagulls, before light percussion and a jaunty, guitar melody flow forward, the vocals are tight … Continue reading Single Review: Blue Kubricks – You’re a Beach

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: 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

Single Review: Fake Lips – Fame Whore

Fake Lips are a rock/punk duo from West Lothian made up of Gary Mclean Guitar/Vocals and Michael Cameron on Drums. Today, I will be reviewing their debut single ‘Fame Whore’ which was released on April 28th 2020.  ‘Fame Whore’ kicks off with some mid-speed guitar and then just explodes forward, which instantly made me like … Continue reading Single Review: Fake Lips – Fame Whore

Album Review: Mal Blum – Pity Boy

Mal Blum is an American songwriter and musician from New York who is signed to Don Giovanni Records and today I will be reviewing their album ‘Pity Boy’ which was released on July 12th 2019. ‘Things Still Left To Say’ opens with their voice that just washes over you, easy going and just a little … Continue reading Album Review: Mal Blum – Pity Boy

Album Review: The Howling Lords – Self-titled Album

The Howling Lords are a three man group from Stornoway who pump out blues/Rock music, the actually Howling Lords are Felix who does Guitar and Vocals, Jens who does Bass and Eoghainn on  the Drums. Today I’ll be reviewing their self-titled debut album. ‘Bad for Me’ opens with a building warble that explodes into a … Continue reading Album Review: The Howling Lords – Self-titled Album

Music Review: Quotes of the Dead – Demo Tracks

Quotes from the Dead are a four piece alternative rock group from Glasgow made up of Lauren Wade on Lead Vocals/Guitar, Brian Blackwood on Lead Guitar, Alex Macdonald on Bass and James Storey on Drums. Today I’ll be reviewing some of their demo tracks. ‘Twist Or Stick’ opens fast and builds in both volume and … Continue reading Music Review: Quotes of the Dead – Demo Tracks

EP Review: HVMM – Talk To Me Like I’m Dead

HVMM (which I believe is pronounced Hum) are a four piece blues/rock band from Worcester made up of Ebony Clay on lead Guitar, Andy Teece on Vocals/Guitar, Jack Timmis on Bass and Sam Jenkins on Drums. ‘Lacerate’ opens with a nice little baseline before the drums and everything else kicks in, it's bloody wonderful and … Continue reading EP Review: HVMM – Talk To Me Like I’m Dead

EP Review: The Virginmarys – Sitting Ducks

The Virginmarys are an English three-piece rock band from Macclesfield, England. They were formed in 2009 and released several EP’s by themselves before they released their debut album ‘King of Conflict’ via DoubleCross/Cooking Vinyl and Wind Up Records (US) in February 2013. I make it a policy to never review any new material without listening … Continue reading EP Review: The Virginmarys – Sitting Ducks

Band Interview: Redwood Ridge

Redwood Ridge are a 5 piece rock group from East Ayrshire made up of Jessica Hufton on Vocals/Acoustic, Darren McLelland on Lead Guitar, Adam McColl on Rhythm Guitar, Caroline McGregor on Bass and Stuart Robertson on Drums. I've reviewed Redwood Ridge's music, and you can check that out here.  So first off, how did you … Continue reading Band Interview: Redwood Ridge

Band Interview: Brora Wolf

Brora Wolf are a four piece alternative rock outfit from Airdrie made up of Kate MacMillan, Paul Black, Chris ‘Rev’ MacMillan and Chris MacMillan Snr. So first of how did you all meet? Kate (Vocals) - Family and friendship Paul (Guitar)- My wife was brought up with Rev, Kate and Chris as very close family … Continue reading Band Interview: Brora Wolf

Single Review: Soldier On – Get What Ya Need

Soldier On are an old school Rock 'n' Roll outfit from Ayrshire made up of Johnny Yen as the Frontman, Stephen Hunter on Guitar/Vocals, Ben Prescott on Guitar/Vocals and Liam Lambert on Bass. Today I'll be reviewing their single 'Get What Ya Need' which was released on the 6th March 2017. This will be the first time … Continue reading Single Review: Soldier On – Get What Ya Need

Music Review: Redwood Ridge – Demo Tracks

Redwood Ridge are a five piece, female led band from Ayrshire made up of Jessica Hufton on Vocals/Guitar, Darren McLelland on Lead Guitar, Adam McColl on Rhythm Guitar, Caroline McGregor on Bass and Stuart Robertson on Drums. If you want to find out more about this band then check out this interview I did with … Continue reading Music Review: Redwood Ridge – Demo Tracks

EP Review: Gordon’s Alive – All These Days

Gordon's Alive are a three piece classic rock group from the southside of Glasgow who have been together since 2009, they are made up of Jonny Penman on Guitars/Vocals, Paul Murray on Bass/Vocals and Tony McCauley on Drums. Today I'll be reviewing their EP 'All These Days' which was released on the 1st June 2017. … Continue reading EP Review: Gordon’s Alive – All These Days

EP Review: Emma Durkan – The Girl with the Cloak

Emma Durkan is an Ayrshire based singer/songwriter who also plays the Fiddle and Clarsach (celtic harp). She has played gigs all over the UK as well as in Spain and Sweden and I was fortunate enough to interview her a few weeks ago. Anyway, today I'll be reviewing her EP 'The Girl with the Cloak' … Continue reading EP Review: Emma Durkan – The Girl with the Cloak