The Sweet Release Of Death – S/T

October 15, 2016 // 0 Comments

The name is a complete misnomer: The Sweet Release of Death is a band, and self-titled album, buzzing with late-night energy. They give off the kind of head-nodding, [...]

Alsarah & The Nubatones – Manara

October 11, 2016 // 0 Comments

Manara, the Arabic word for light or beacon, is the aptly titled second album by Brooklyn-based band Alsarah & the Nubatones, and the name rings true on numerous [...]

Naked – Zone

October 7, 2016 // 0 Comments

September. St John at Hackney church. My faith in live music as an opportunity for fresh discoveries is renewed with Naked, the duo of Agnes Gryczkowska and Alexander [...]

Courtesy Tier – Everyone’s OK

September 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

Everyone’s OK – an aphorism possibly construed as the very antithesis of the blues, but as the sound of Courtesy Tier emanates through kith and kin, you understand [...]

Dumb Numbers – II

September 8, 2016 // 0 Comments

Dumb Numbers, the brainchild of Adam Harding, casts its arms wide, drawing in the talents of diverse musicians – including David Yow, Dale Crover and Lou Barlow among [...]

Okkultokrati – Raspberry Dawn

September 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

Who says there are no good political songs anymore? When Okkultokrati vocalist Black Qvisling sardonically sneers “World peace!” on the opening track of Raspberry Dawn it [...]
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