Sunday, 25 February 2018

Beer x Music III : Moonraker x Dinosaur Jr


Beer: Moonraker 'Zam Bone' 8% DIPA
A beer couldn't smell anymore like a Jelly Babies on the pour if it tried and then sat in the glass it smells sweet, zesty and green. Now this looks a hop yogurt! Citra and Simoe work as a marriage made in heaven. 

Thursday, 15 February 2018

I AM HILL 'Give It A Rest' (ALBUM REVIEW)


Sometimes haunting, sometimes uplifting, always intoxicating, the new album  from Canadian singer/songwriter/producer/creative iamhill is a heady after-dark soundtrack to life under streetlights as much as under shooting stars.

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Ought 'Room Inside The World' (ALBUM REVIEW)


Yet another Canadian band appear on the Plus One horizon, this time it’s Ought, a post-punk, post-rock quartet of interlopers whose paths happened to meet in a communal rehearsal space in Montreal. After gelling, they signed to local indie label Constellation, the band’s first two records creating approving murmurs in all the right places, yet the 9-track ‘Room inside the World’ finds Tim Darcy (voice, guitars) Matt May (keys) Ben Sideworthy (bass) and Tim Keen (drums) heading south of the border to Merge Records, recording sessions taking place in Brooklyn. With Gallic producer Nicolas Verne (The War on Drugs) installed at the controls, the Big Apple setting clearly helped shape the post-industrial dystopian indie sound, with bags of introspection thrown in for good measure.

Monday, 12 February 2018

The Go! Team - Leeds Wardrobe, February 10th

Credit: Annick Wolfers

One of the most welcome returns to the 2018 music scene must be cosmopolitan co-operative The Go! Team; their fifth long player, the kaleidoscopic and urbane ‘Semicircle’ providing a welcome ray of sunshine in these chilly times. With lead single ‘Mayday’ cartwheeling onto many radio playlists including 6music, the deserved praise has resulted in a slew of their current tour dates selling out fast, including tonight’s Wardrobe appearance by all accounts.


Sunday, 11 February 2018

Funeral Shakes 'Self titled' (ALBUM REVIEW)


The debut album from Funeral Shakes is a raucous and anthemic race through the sort of heart-stopping, sweaty punk rock that launched a thousand garage bands (followed by a thousand noise complaints). And this lot have serious pedigree – members of Gallows (drummer Lee Barratt) and Nervus (guitarist/vocalist Em Foster) join founders and former Smoking Hearts Calvin Roffey (bass/vocals) and Simon Barker (guitar) for a new project straight out of Watford.

Sunday, 4 February 2018

Beer x Music II : Verdant x Ty Segall


Beer: Verdant 'Putty' 8% DIPA. 
I can't believe the only time I tried this was a sample at Hop City that I dont recall the flavour of. The hops used are Mosaic, Galaxy and Azacca so pretty much 3 of my favourites; surely onto a winner.