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HELVETIA – besides being the female national symbol of the Swiss, we’ll leave that aside for now, is the latest musical doings of Jason Albertini, otherwise known to your American alt.rock-lovin’ ears as precisely 33% of San Jose’s Duster; and time spent wisely as bassist for the glorious Built to Spill for six years from 2012 to 2018.  He’s …

TIME to get dirty and righteously fuzz-rocky, with a Swiss angle; Helvetia is the solo project of multi-instrumentalist Jason Albertini, exactly one third of San Jose’s Duster and bassist for the lovely Built to Spill from 2012 to 2018. Helvetia are releasing their tenth album and fifth for Joyful Noise, Essential Aliens on June 25th; by way of bringing that news to …

KIM GORDON really should need no introduction if you at all profess to be a music head; unless, of course, deep in the Amazon, Livingstone I presume, &c. She’s just dropped the video for “Hungry Baby”, a rip-roaring track taken from her solo debut, No Home Record, which came out on Matador in October 2019; …

THE MARTHA’S VINEYARD FERRIES, the loud and deliciously, abrasively proud trio brought together by Shellac’s mighty Bob Weston, Chris Brokaw, of Come and Codeine, and Elisha Wiesner, otherwise of Kahoots, have dropped the video for a lip-curlingly LOUD and guitar heavy new song, “Jail Material” – you can take a dive down the bottom there. It’s …

Ongoing Dispute is is an album of maturity and fittingly, a grower with each listen

KALBELLS are one of those fun, creative side gigs, an adjunct to another band which, having animated with the spark of lifeforce, has gained a vitality all of its own. The band was conceived as a little place for Kalmia Traver to shake a solo thang, outside of the cute-as, lo-fi Brooklyn pop outfit Rubblebucket …

NEW JERSEY’S Garcia Peoples, who’s latest long-playing foray Nightcap At Wit’s End is out on October 9th, have just released the second single to be lifted from that LP in the shape of “Crown Of Thought”.  It follows the cool East Coast rock of “One At A Time”, which we had a squizz at here; …

After having its initial release date pushed back due to the coronavirus pandemic, Scottish rock behemoths Biffy Clyro have finally graced us with their ninth offering in the form of A Celebration of Endings. Released on 14th Floor Records, A Celebration of Endings is the beautiful glimmer of hope that soundtracks a lost British festival …

Multi-platiunium selling rock band Goo Goo Dolls have released a new video for their single ‘Fearless’, one of the stand out tracks from last years much lauded ‘Miracle Pill’, album. Emotive and melodic and euphoric from the off, Fearless has all the songwriting that years in the business brings, and all the sheen of still …