Fontaines D.C. – Dogrel

After IDLES and Sleaford Mods, in the ongoing 'rebirth' of British(ish) music with a conscience (I know it's always been there it just feels like it's again being noticed by the mainstream), comes an Irish viewpoint and take on the idea with Fontaines D.C. and their debut album Dogrel (tellingly released through Partisan Records who... Continue Reading →

The Darkness – Easter In Cancelled

A couple of years ago Lowestoft's finest rock band, The Darkness, released a record that felt something like a return to form with Pinewood Smile followed by a live album that seemed to capture the band in fully rejuvenated spirit live as well — so, when I heard about the new album, Easter Is Cancelled,... Continue Reading →

King Nun – Mass

Earlier in the year I had the chance to catch upcoming pop rockers King Nun when they visited Guernsey and played a show at St James Concert Hall only weeks before they opened for Foo Fighters in Dublin and now they've released their debut album, Mass. As I expected it all begins, and continues, with... Continue Reading →

El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

Six years ago, almost to the day, one of the best extended TV series I can recall, Breaking Bad, came to a dramatic end that wrapped up its tale of a teacher turned drug baron with one rather obvious lose end left open, and that's exactly where El Camino now picks up. After a flashback... Continue Reading →

Joker

Over the years there have been at least six versions of Batman's arch nemesis, The Joker, rendered on screen from Cesar Romero's camp 1960s vision to the Oscar winning agent of chaos embodied by Heath Ledger in the mid-2000s and now, with much fanfare (as he always has and I'm sure would like) we get... Continue Reading →

The Wildhearts – Diagnosis (mini-album)

Less than five months since they release Renaissance Men, their first album in a decade, The Wildhearts are back again with a mini-album, Diagnosis, taking one previously released track and adding five new ones recorded in a more recent session (oh, and in between Ginger Wildheart found time to put out solo album Headzapoppin too).... Continue Reading →

St James Presents… WaterColour Matchbox Album Launch with Isle Stone, Case On The Base and Rachel Dawson – St James Concert Hall – 28/09/19

Since St James Concert Hall started their 'Presents...' series of events showcasing Guernsey bands in a different way a few have certainly stood out; the inaugural one from Track Not Found saw them present their music as time line showing their songwriting evolving while Lord Vapour became the Buds In Bloom and created a whole... Continue Reading →

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