Monday, 30 July 2018

Deaf Wish 'Lithium Zion' (ALBUM REVIEW)


Album number five from Australian noise-monsters Deaf Wish is upon us, and its a full-scale thunderstorm from down under(storm). The Melbourne four-piece stepped into a proper studio (Head Gap Recording in Melbourne) for the first time to record Lithium Zion, their second release on Sub Pop Records, but their acidic take on homebrew punk rock remains firmly to the left of the pH scale. 

Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Austel 'Unfold' (EP review)


Wistful electronica treads a path fraught with danger, with pompous self-indulgence looming to the left and a sheer drop into waves of boring nothingness to the right. Fortunately it’s a path Austel could walk with her eyes closed and still make it to the promised land at the end where total sonic immersion is offset by sincere lyrics. 

Monday, 23 July 2018

'The New Wave' Whitelock's & The Turk's Head annual beer festival - Leeds (PREVIEW)


'CELEBRATING THE NEW WAVE OF UK BREWERS AND FIRM FAVOURITES PRODUCING MODERN, PROGRESSIVE BEERS'

THURSDAY 26 JULY – SUNDAY 29 JULY 2018


Leeds - a city at the very forefront of craft beer in the UK has another mouthwatering event coming your way this weekend. Whitelock's and The Turk's Head are back to host their fourth annual beer festival, this year celebrating ‘The New Wave’ of UK brewers, "by showcasing the firm favourites who are producing modern, progressive beers". 

Friday, 13 July 2018

Oh Sees - o2 Academy Leeds, July 11th 2018



San Fransico's (Thee) Oh Sees must have surely seen just about everything in their twenty-plus album career spanning the same amount of years, perhaps until tonight. Scheduled to appear as soon as England's world cup semi final with Croatia is over, we're already late into the evening by the time John Dwyer and co can hurridly plug in and tune up. 'It's been a hell of a day... dig in' he encourages us as they rip into Orc album's opener 'The Static God'. 

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Asylums 'Alien Human Emotions' (ALBUM REVIEW)


On their not-so-difficult second album Alien Human Emotions Essex boys Asylums tackle topics far more meaty than their sunshine hooks and glistening melodies seem to suggest. Kicking on from debut Killer Brain Waves, the band ramp up the E-numbers on a record with more hooks than a fisherman’s kitbag.