We have just spent an escapist, week long family holiday at Corcreggan Mill in Dunfanaghy, courtesy of the ubiquitous host and raconteur, Brendan Rohan. There are few better antidotes for “civilisation”, Corcreggan is a magical destination, one which Brendan describes in his local walking guide as follows, “The hollow in which Corcreggan Mill is situated is said …

‘Masters of the Mole Hill‘ is the 9th LP by TBWNIAS – The Band Whose Name Is A Symbol, perhaps Cana-duh’s best kept secret. Last year’s ‘Pathfinder’ opus, introduced to the baying UK pack by Cardinal Fuzz, rightly left the uninitiated salivating for more – ‘Masters of the Mole Hill’ consummates that fevered tryst. ‘Masters of the …

Only 22 more sleeps to go, only 22 more sleeps to go, only 22 more sleeps to go… In my second of 3 tantalising teasers for the upcoming Fuzz Club Festival at London Fields Brewhouse on the 13th & 14th of November, featuring THE KVB, CAMERA, THE TELESCOPES, 10,000 RUSSOS, NEW CANDYS, THROW DOWN BONES, THE MYRRORS , LOLA COLT , SONIC JESUS, MUGSTAR, THE CULT OF DOM KELLER, RADAR MEN FROM THE …

‘Out’ is the third LP release, by Stuttgart post-punk trio Die Nerven. I am delighted that this found it’s way to me via Ben Lynch at PinDrop Publicity – just the other day, I was reminiscing about John Peel having introduced me to Xmal Deutschland and Einstürzende Neubauten back in the day, courtesy of one of those Facebook …

ESTRONS craft that elusive breed of barbed hook, guaranteed to leave you dangling on their line and dancing to their tune. Their Bio informs; ESTRONS are an Alternative Rock band based in Cardiff, UK. Fronted by Canadian-Swede Taliesyn Kallström, they bring punchy melodic songs, combined with powerful vocals, loud raw guitars and busy beats. Meaning ‘ALIENS’ in their …

Only 30 more sleeps to go, only 30 more sleeps to go, only 30 more sleeps to go… Anyone who has been paying even scant attention, that includes you at the back with the pointy hat on, will have noticed my zealous adoration for all things Fuzz Club – if you haven’t, please leave quietly by that …

photo by Ciaran Mc Ginley Tuath are a Donegalway powerhouse, “an Irish language, psychedelic, progressive, post punk/rock, shoegazey band, founded by Donegal man Robert Mulhern”. I had the absolute pleasure of making Robert’s acquaintance, at the recent ‘Distorted Perspectives‘ Festival in Letterkenny – an event to be applauded in promoting it’s uniquely peripheral status, set against …

‘Paradigm 3’ is the 3rd album in 18 months from precocious and prodigious talent, The Virgance aka Natham Smith. It follows hot on the heels of 2014’s ‘Lost Continent’ and this January’s ‘Hiko Shrine’, a release which, in conjunction with an interview with the man himself, I was honoured to have grace this page – “‘Hiko Shrine’ …

Photo by Martin Barker Earlier this week, I had the good fortune to make the e-cquaintance of Claire Lim who along with partner-in-crime Paul McCallum, co-founded A Badge of Friendship in 2009. Their roster is choc full of the sort of bands like The Van T’s, who scratch my “melan-phoric” itch. Prophetically, just a few days before hand, I …

Bearing comparison to the likes of Future Islands and Band Of Horses, The Jaguar Club have continued their love affair with 80s New Wave with brand new track ‘The Last of Night’. Having released their EP ‘Close‘ this year, the New York based five piece are heading over to the UK for a short tour before returning …