Album Reviews

Review: BirdPen – ‘All Function One’

With Scottish post-rockers Mogwai recently scoring their first-ever No 1 album with ‘As the Love Continues’, there’s never been a better time than now to delve deep into a more alternative, electronica-tinged, cinematic sound that tips its hat to a Krautrock influence. With algorithms abound, and every modern device being …

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Review: Chez Kane – ‘Chez Kane’

For many, the ‘80s and early ‘90s were about big hair, big songs, and big bloody hooks. And at the forefront of the movement – a legion of female acts selling albums by the bucketloads. Pat Benatar, Heart, Vixen, Lita Ford, Alannah Myles, then you had Robin Beck with her …

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Weekly Singles Round Up

Artists are putting their time during lockdown to good use, and the number of top-quality singles and videos released on a weekly basis is staggering. Here’s a run-through of some singles hot off the press, from passionate and timely heavy modern rock from the South of England to short sharp …

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Review: Mason Hill – ‘Against The Wall’

If a picture truly does paint a thousand words, then some of the promo pictures produced by Scottish rockers Mason Hill to plug debut album ‘Against The Wall’ go one step further. The five band members lined up alongside each other, with fingers crossed over their mouths preventing themselves from …

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Review: Epica – ‘Omega’

It’s been a tough year already for fans of symphonic metal. As if Marko leaving Nightwish wasn’t bad enough, they also had to contend with the splintering of Delain, which really pulled the rug out from everyone’s feet. Thankfully Epica are on hand with their majestical eighth studio album ‘Omega’; …

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Weekly Singles Roundup

Artists are putting their time during lockdown to good use, and the number of top-quality singles and videos released on a weekly basis is staggering. Here’s a run-through of some singles hot off the press, from indie blues-rock from a name you might be unfamiliar with, to some sizzling slide …

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