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Seek To Hide – A Shoreline Dream (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

As always, A Shoreline Dream seem to pose more questions than they present answers for with their latest release. Then again, if your music isn’t working that hard then perhaps it is just taking up too much space anyway. Seek To Hide is certainly a cluster of contradictions, one that will ponder notions such as... Continue Reading →

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A Short Conversation with I Like Trains

There is an interesting arc between 2012s The Shallows and KOMPROMAT, one which moves from discussing the effect of emerging technologies on the individual to the effect those same inventions can have on whole societies. Can you expand on that idea? I Like Trains: It certainly feels as if there’s a strong link between the... Continue Reading →

Reckless – RX (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Pop songs driven by acoustic guitar rarely reap great results. But that’s because most artist essentially try to take a folk music approach to a genre which celebrates very different sonic elements. The result is very often a middle ground, light-weight, ballad, one which makes use of neither pop’s infectious wants nor folks more cinematic... Continue Reading →

A Short Conversation with The Haunt

I’m sure that you get asked this a lot but what is it like being siblings in a band? What are the plus points and what problems, if any, does such a relationship come with? The Haunt: It’s definitely a lot less complicated than people think. The biggest plus of being siblings in a band... Continue Reading →

No Love – Taj (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Perhaps more than any other creative form, due to its immediacy and mobility, music is often the fastest medium to reflect ongoing events. I’m sure the upheaval of recent times - the pandemic, political divisions, looming economic isolation (I’m writing this from the UK remember) and the renewed drive for racial and gender equality -... Continue Reading →

A Short Conversation With Johnny Chops

As someone who is used to spending a significant amount of time making and performing music, how hard has it been to find yourself removed from that routine? Johnny Chops: It’s been a difficult adjustment. I’ve been steadily performing every week for almost 20 years. Having that completely disappear overnight has really taken a toll.... Continue Reading →

A Short Conversation with The Wolfhounds

The Wolfhounds have gone against the F. Scott Fitzgerald adage of there being no second act. What is different about being a band and making music in 21st century to your 80’s experience of the same? The Wolfhounds: We’re ‘Band Interrupted’, really – we never ran out of ideas first time around, just time and... Continue Reading →

A Short Conversation with Town Meeting

You often get tagged as being “folk-rock” but it is easy to hear that there is much more going on in the music. What are your biggest influences musically and otherwise? Town Meeting: We all grew up listening to a lot of different styles of music but collectively we are deeply rooted in folk, rock... Continue Reading →

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