Thursday, 30 June 2016

Metronomy 'Summer 08' (ALBUM REVIEW)

"...Album opener ‘Back Together’ effortlessly fuses choppy guitar interspersed with sun-drenched synths, all propelled along with an urgent driving rhythm, and adding still further to the 1980s feel, ‘Miami Logic’ provides the listener with another taut bass, this time wrapped around and somewhat oriental sounding Rio-era guitar riff..."

Monday, 27 June 2016

Birra Gjulia - 'Ribò' and 'Barley Wine'

"..Birra Gjulia continue to impress with their varying styles and experiments with grain and grape! The packaging and labelling are exceptional and not to mention wonderfully eye-catching. Already distributed across the restaurants and wine shops of their home country, Gjulia are looking to export not just their products but an expression of fine Italian drinking culture..."

Friday, 24 June 2016

Fantastic Negrito 'The Last Days Of Oakland' (ALBUM REVIEW)

"...Album highlight ‘Lost in a Crowd’ delightfully combines the funereal paced fury, staccato piano dancing in and out of a bluesy riff, with a disarmingly heartfelt chorus providing a much needed ray of hope..."

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Field Studies 'Rainmaking' (EP REVIEW)

"...‘Verbatim’ completes the panoramic yet down-tempo denouement, the soothing outro bringing to mind a sunset on a deserted beach..."

Sunday, 5 June 2016

Brewers Box - Brewing at home, made easy

"Fermentation may have been a greater discovery than fire." - David Rains Wallace.

For it is the fermentation process we have to thank in turning natural sugars into alcohol that occurs when making our favourite beer isn't it? As a nation of beer lovers, times are currently at an all time boom for our beloved drink. Never has there been such an abundance of different styles, varieties and strengths available from such a wide selection of outlets. Thanks to the ready availability of various grains, a world-wide selection of amazing hops and the all important yeast strains, established and new brewers are cooking up all manner of lovely delicious ales, lagers, stouts and much more besides.