The Cor Damme Lars – Tangled Lies

The last year and half has seen the The Cor Damme Lars build a solid reputation for themselves on Guernsey's music scene, first as a trio and then really hitting their stride as a five piece with bass (Tom Bradshaw) and drums (Andy Nicholson) added to their mandolin (Gemma Honey), violin (Sarah Van Vlymen), accordion... Continue Reading →

Playlist – May 2019

May 2019 has been a varied one musically for me but has been highlighted by a trio of what could be called comeback albums. First came The Wildhearts' Renaissance Men that saw the unlikeliest band of 90s Britrock survivors unleash possibly their best album in two decades. Then German rockers Rammstein emerged from a decade... Continue Reading →

Stray Cats – 40

After great 'comeback' albums from both The Wildhearts and Rammstein dropped in May 2019 after a 10 year break, rockabilly revivalists Stray Cats outdid both and, almost out of the blue, marked their 40th anniversary with their first album of new material in 27 years, appropriately named 40. While guitarist and frontman Brian Setzer’s career... Continue Reading →

Rammstein – Untitled

It seems May 2019 is the month for big comebacks. So far The Wildhearts have broken a ten year silence for new material to give us the rather excellent Renaissance Men and still to come The Stray Cats are back to mark their 40th anniversary, now we can add to that list another band breaking a... Continue Reading →

Cokie The Clown – You’re Welcome

Over the years NoFX have, along with increasingly blistering social and political commentary and their fair share of juvenile humour, featured a darker, often more personal, streak than many other bands who grew out the 1980s California punk rock scene. This now seems to have reached its peak with You're Welcome, a new album from... Continue Reading →

The Wildhearts – Renaissance Men

Ten years on from their last album, Chutzpah, The Wildhearts have been back in the studio and created Renaissance Men, an album that at once harks back to old glories while defiantly looking forward and presenting something fresh and new - not bad around three decades since they first formed. Obviously I'm a big fan... Continue Reading →

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