Hot Juice – Small Town Blues

A couple of weeks ago Jersey based three piece Hot Juice played their biggest show to date headlining the Made In Jersey Stage at the island's Weekender festival after winning a battle of the bands contest and releasing their third single, Small Town Blues. The track starts out as it means to go in with... Continue Reading →

Blinded By The Light

When I first heard about Blinded By The Light, a film based on the music of Bruce Springsteen, I assumed it would be based on his life story, as told relatively recently in his autobiography Born To Run. When it then transpired it was actually a comedy drama set in England I was less enthusiastic... Continue Reading →

Hot Plastic – Time Bomb

Over the last year or so Hot Plastic have, in their current form, been steadily building their reputation both in their home base of Jersey and across the south of the UK with a few visits across the Channel and in August 2019 they released their latest and fourth single, Time Bomb. Combining up to... Continue Reading →

IT Chapter Two

Two years ago, with IT (now I guess Chapter One), Andy Muschietti created a tight adventure movie that married elements of nostalgic 80s kids’ romps like The Goonies with a genuine sense of disquieting threat and fear laced throughout. Now with IT Chapter Two the focus has shifted to the same characters, twenty-seven years later,... Continue Reading →

3Teeth – Metawar

I first discovered 3Teeth when I saw them supporting Ministry in London on 6th July 2019, the day after the release of their third album, Metawar. After Hyperstition, an intro that drops us very much into the present, Affluenza kicks off a maelstrom of industrial metal that paints a picture of a world on the... Continue Reading →

First Man

Having very much enjoyed the last collaboration between director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling, La La Land, and being fascinated by the space race and Apollo missions (see my review of recent documentary Apollo 11 here) I came to First Man with a great sense of anticipation to discover more about the first man... Continue Reading →

Playlist – August 2019

Another busy month for music with a load of new music topped off with the longest running festival in the Channel Islands, the Vale Earth Fair, means another packed playlist. From and inspired by the Earth Fair is music from The King Blues, The Wakes and Lifejacket. Byzanthian Neckbeard is here after a storming live... Continue Reading →

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