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EP Review: The Love Buzz Shine On ‘No Different’

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Say Psych: Album Review: Maquina – PRATA

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EP Review: Liverpool Genre-Bending Quartet Bonk! Shine On ‘The Act Of Doing It’ EP

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Mary In The Junkyard are an exciting experimental rock trio composed of guitarist and vocalist Clari Freeman-Taylor, bassist and viola player Saya Barbaglia, and drummer David Addison. With several live shows under their belts and a handful of singles, they have released their first EP, ‘This Old House’. It’s zany, exceptionally written, beautifully delivered, and …

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Portuguese, London-based singer-songwriter Inês Loubet makes Tropicalia toned music of openness and honesty, which reaches out to people while following its own course. She was vocalist and co-writer in the latin-jazz, fusion-facing ensemble Caravela whose intoxicating album ‘Orla’ sent the UK scene slightly giddy in 2021 (see Backseat’s review HERE). That document was shaped during …

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Brighton Psych-Indie newcomers Elandra have released their vibrant new self titled EP, a blend of Tame Impala-esque psychedelic-synth-rock and at times, high octane art-rock. Opening with the shuffling rhythms of ‘I Don’t Know’, the band’s psychedelic tendencies are brought to the fore immediately on a track that would easily fit the backdrop of a Tarantino …

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After heading out to California at the latter end of 2023, Elaine Palmer set up at Half Moon Lodge up in the San Diego hills with Producer Mike Butler (Norah Jones, Ray LaMontagne, Phoebe Bridgers and The Pretenders) a bunch of incredible musicians Matt Lynott (The White Buffalo drummer), Bobby Furgo (Leonard Cohen’s violinist) Patrick …

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You could use up a whole review word count with guitarist/producer and multi-instrumentalist Alessandro Stefana’s illustrious CV but some snapshots and name drops will give the flavour. He’s played on albums by Faith No More vocalist Mike Patton (Mondo Cane), Micah P Hinson (I Lie To You), Penguin Café (Rain before seven) and Calexico (El …

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With a difficult birth, the album took five years in the making. The band started in 2020 but were delayed for obvious reasons. A second attempt in 2022 saw yet another roadblock with Campbell remarking, “After so much time, and two aborted attempts to record, it was beginning to feel like the album was cursed.” …

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Years in the making and its finally here, the legend Kerry King is back, and he has unleashed his latest prodigy on us, and this is a beast of a record. ‘From Hell I Rise’ is the creation spawned from one of Thrash’s greatest sons, and it does not disappoint. The opening track, ‘Diablo,’ starts …

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PC Nackt is a multiple Grammy-nominated post-genre composer, performance artist, multi instrumentalist and producer from Berlin. Nackt is co-founder of various projects, including the electropunk band WARREN SUICIDE, the orchestra THE STRING THEORY, the recording studio CHEZ CHÉRIE and currently the band RAISON with Schorsch Kamerun, with whom he has been staging musical theatre at …

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Hailing from Basingstoke, England, Revenant features guitarist and vocalist, Sugarman Sam, guitarist Matthew Hudson, bassist Robin Nutley and drummer Carl D. After starting life with the esteemed blues band, The Voodoo Men, Sam moved on to form the Dead Jackals, where he settled into the role of guitar player as part of a twin harmony attack with Matthew …

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So, what makes a great compilation album? It so much more than flinging a gaggle of tracks together which have got a loose connection to a time or place or label or genre….and let’s not get started on the ‘Greatest Hits’ collection. No, outstanding compilation albums are assembled by people who know and care about …

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