ALBUM REVIEW: ‘A Girl, A Bottle, A Boat’ by Train

There can’t be that many Train fans, can there? And no, that’s not talking about people who just think Drops Of Jupiter or Hey Soul Sister are good songs, but those who have an active, consistent interest in the albums that this band put out. It’s mainly because, even after two-and-a-half decades, it doesn’t feel … More ALBUM REVIEW: ‘A Girl, A Bottle, A Boat’ by Train

ALBUM REVIEW: ‘All These Countless Nights’ by Deaf Havana

If recent times are anything to go by, being in a successful band is looking to be more difficult than ever. The British rock scene has seen far too many casualties of late – the breakups of numerous old reliables and rising stars alike (Funeral For A Friend, The Blackout, Blitz Kids, We Are The … More ALBUM REVIEW: ‘All These Countless Nights’ by Deaf Havana

ALBUM REVIEW: ‘The Trigger Complex’ by T.S.O.L

Here’s a bit of background on T.S.O.L – formed in California in 1978, the band released their debut self-titled EP three years later, a release that would go on to be an underground hardcore punk classic thanks to its left-leaning political stance and the firebrand punch that would characterise the genre’s early years. After that, … More ALBUM REVIEW: ‘The Trigger Complex’ by T.S.O.L

ALBUM REVIEW: ‘We Are Islands, After All’ by wars

If bands were being rated on ambition alone, there would be far more perfect scores than there are now. And honestly, that’s what everyone wants, bands willing to push themselves further beyond the bare minimum and, especially with new bands, forging a sound for themselves beyond the expected baseline. But the biggest hurdle comes with … More ALBUM REVIEW: ‘We Are Islands, After All’ by wars

ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Modern Ruin’ by Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes

Think of someone who’s used raw talent to get to where they are today; odds are, Frank Carter is better than 95% of them. Leaving Gallows at what was essentially the peak of their success was a real ‘jump the shark’ moment, and when Pure Love tried a similarly ambitious tactic, they were left dead … More ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Modern Ruin’ by Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes

ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Afterthoughts’ by Greywind

With the amount that their name has been thrown around lately, you’d find it difficult to believe that Afterthoughts is Greywind’s first proper release. In the last twelve months, the Irish duo – comprising of siblings Steph and Paul O’Sullivan – have covered more ground than ever before, embarking on their first ever live dates, … More ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Afterthoughts’ by Greywind

ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Ambitions’ by One Ok Rock

Minds tend to jump straight to the Western world when discussing rock music. Of course that can’t usually be helped, but bands like Japan’s One Ok Rock are a welcome reminder to broaden our horizons when it comes to searching for our new favourite artists. Already stadium fillers in their homeland, it took 2015’s 35xxxv … More ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Ambitions’ by One Ok Rock