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Album Review: Spoon – Lucifer on the Sofa

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The Mission rolled in to Dublin with their Summer Festival Tour 2022 playing The Button Factory and support came from Dublin punks The Nilz. Having seen these guys a number of times I knew I was in for a good show of hard hitting smut punk.The Nilz hailing from Dublin have been entertaining Dublin’s punks …

“You hyperventilate, within seconds your heart begins to race, and your blood pressure spikes….”

Teenage Fanclub played The Academy Dublin in support of their latest record Endless Arcade. Dublin being the end of a string of UK & Irish dates.Tonight support differs to that on the UK dates and that being Dublin-based The Crayon Set an alternative pop band with three albums under their belt, the last being in …

Album cover for Spoon’s Lucifer on the Sofa

Austin, Texas rock’n’rollers Spoon have released their 10th album – Lucifer on the Sofa – on Matador Records and it’s a blistering, thumping, rocking album that Spoon lovers will adore and those new to Spoon will too. It’s the first set of songs in over a decade that the band have recorded in Austin and was written and recorded …

If you haven’t been keeping up, San Diego’s Eric Schroeder released his most recent album in April – a deeply personal offering that was, as Donnie and Marie Osmond didn’t quite say, a little bit alt-country, a little bit rock’n’roll. Called The Kid, it would have been an impressive enough collection on its own, but …

“I’ll fuck you up for fun.” That’s one of the more forthright lyrics in this song. Meet Witch Fever! The four-piece have been causing quite a stir as of late, signing to Sony offshoot Music For Nations and releasing debut EP teaser ‘Reincarnate‘ within days of each other around the start of June. The quartet’s …

Formed in the early days of the March 2020 lockdown as an online collaborative project, it took until their first gig for Fraser and Amelia – otherwise known as Midnight Ambulance – to decide on that name and give their new venture a serious go. In February, they released debut single ‘Black Gloves’, and shared …

Album six; phase two, stage two. If it seemed curious that Manchester Orchestra trailed the impending announcement of The Million Masks of God at a performance that simultaneously capped off its predecessor’s campaign back in February, it was unwarranted. Having pushed themselves in a hard and heavy direction for 2014’s COPE, the Atlanta, Georgia quartet …

I find myself constantly amazed by the ever impressive David Grohl. Whether you’re a fan or not, whether you supported his musicianship as part of Nirvana or Foo Fighters, he clearly is a musician who knows his strengths and will stop at nothing to challenge his own potential and deliver something that’s authentically his. He’s …

English alternative rock duo Birdpen are the creation of Dave Pen and Mike Bird. They mix elements of alternative guitar rock, experimental electronica and Krautrock with cinematic moods, all delivered with powerful and meaningful lyrics. All Function One is an album written as the world was changing at the start of the 2020 pandemic. An …