Deathwatch Beetle Party – Storm Seeker (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

If metal, rock and all its sonic progeny and sub-genre offspring tend to have a bit of a reputation for being a bit too po-faced, earnest and humourless then Storm Seeker are exactly the band to change that perception. Although built on a solid wall of rock riffage, it is what other sounds they invite... Continue Reading →

They Say I Don’t Write Love Songs – The Two Man Travelling Medicine Show (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Music can act as a sort of time travel device and whenever I hear this band's raggle-taggle beauty I am immediately transported through various interconnected chapters of my life, and the scenes and soundtracks that accompanied them. They remind me of everything from The Levellers soaring folk-punk, New Model Army’s windswept majesty, The Pogues lyrical... Continue Reading →

Odetta Hartman, new album and tour

Odetta will perform at The Islington, London on 24th September. She's also just announced a string of European shows in support of Micheal Nau & The Mighty Thread*. 'Old Rockhounds Never Die' is a bonanza of beautiful contradictions: intimate yet fiercely internationalist, spiritual and yet tangible, sweet and also sexy. It convenes with the ghosts... Continue Reading →

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