Pandemonio – Moonshine Booze (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

It is usual to glance through the list of bands influences and inspirations and see the same worn out and over-cooked role-call of artists, a list that usually has more to do with what a band would like to sound like than the music that they make. It is wonderfully refreshing, therefore, to come across... Continue Reading →

Barren King – Manntra (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Ahead of a full-album next month, tantalisingly titled Monster Mind Consuming, Barren King offers a wonderful taste of the musical and mystical world that Manntra calls home. Blending sea-shanty sonics with searing metal licks, industrial grind with folk grandeur, traditional sounds with otherworldly, gothic vibes, Barren King is a fantastic flight of fancy. It is... Continue Reading →

Nova – Beemo (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

If Beemo isn’t the perfect bridge between the established traditions of Celtic folk and country rock, and the sound of contemporary indie music, then it will certainly do until a better bridge comes along. Nova, a succulent sonic taster from the album Bustin’ Out, is a buoyant and boisterous sing-along, upbeat and euphoric in the... Continue Reading →

Our Hour – Hanterhir (reviewed by T. Bebedor)

It’s difficult to classify a band such as Cornwall’s Hanterhir, among the fifteen – yes, fifteen– songs tracks on ‘Our Hour’ the band dip into different genres like a guest at a finger buffet, filling their plate with rock, punk, folk and poppy radio-friendly music but the music feels connected by the acoustic guitar that... Continue Reading →

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