Tantale – Tightrope

Two years ago when Tantale released their second album, Just Add Vice, I said they were a band who felt somewhat overtaken by the scene around them, now though, as they release they third full length record, Tightrope, it seems they've found their place. Rather than this making them comfortably at ease in their music,... Continue Reading →

Music in Guernsey in 2017

When I first started thinking about what to include in my review of music in Guernsey and the Bailiwick in 2017 I was having a hard time thinking of what the big, defining aspect of the year had been. Other years there have been new festivals, large-scale events or individual bands who have really stood... Continue Reading →

Ghost – Ceremony and Devotion

Having caught Ghost in the last few years during the touring cycle for their third album, Meliora (and follow-up EP Popestar), I was amazed this most visual of bands hadn’t officially released any live material. While they still haven’t got a full-length film to their name they do now have a live album, the appropriately... Continue Reading →

The Delta Bombers – Self-titled

Based in Las Vegas, Nevada, The Delta Bombers are a rockabilly quartet steeped in the history of the style. While I first encountered them via a high energy live set supporting Tiger Army at the second 2017 Octoberflame show their most recent, self-titled, album, presents a slightly different, but none-the-less impressive side of the band.... Continue Reading →

Speakeasy – Lost Souls

Mod revival supergroup Speakeasy returned in November 2017 with a third full length album, Lost Souls, on the Heavy Soul Records label. Following on from Trouble and their self-titled debut the album continues their trend of mixing classic rock 'n' roll with elements of mod, punk and soul. The band is made up of members... Continue Reading →

Foo Fighters – Concrete And Gold

For the past two decades Foo Fighters have been gradually transforming from pop-grunge pioneers to stadium rock titans. While their last album, the geographically conceptual Sonic Highways (that came with an accompanying series of documentary films about the cities where each track was recorded) had some interesting moments, its hard to argue that the band... Continue Reading →

Prophets of Rage – Self-Titled

Twenty five years ago Rage Against The Machine blasted into the world with an incendiary hybrid of heavy metal and rap fuelled by perceived injustices and inequalities in life in the USA. Since then the band have come and gone a couple of times with varying levels of success, and each have pursued their own... Continue Reading →

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