Hollie Lucia – Scales-Weights

December 2018 saw more music released by artists and bands from Guernsey than I can recall in one such focussed period, so that's why it's taken me a while to get to this one. Hollie Lucia first came to my attention as half of 'dream-pop' duo Tonight The Skies around six years ago and, through... Continue Reading →

Blacksmith – Chapter One EP

Power metal, in its myriad variations, is and I think always will be a strange beast, and it's into this world that Guernsey trio Blacksmith (Adam Powell - Guitar and vocals, Iain Baxter - bass and vocals, Josh Davies - drums) have leaped feet first with their debut release, the Chapter One EP Despite having... Continue Reading →

Music In Guernsey In 2018

A year ago, when I was writing my review of music in Guernsey in 2017, I commented that it felt like a year when the bands and musicians in and from the island had all, collectively, taken a great step forward I terms of the quality of what was being produced and the professionalism with... Continue Reading →

Lord Vapour – Semuta

Two and half years ago, already with a formidable live reputation, psychedelic hard rock trio Lord Vapour put out a debut album, Mill Street Blues, that hinted at great things to come. Since then it's seemed they've been on stage somewhere every weekend (including a tour in Europe) and now a second album, Semuta, has... Continue Reading →

BLAKALASKA – Joyride EP

Three years ago, having gained an impressive reputation through their live shows, electro-rockers BLAKALASKA unleashed their debut EP, Machine, with much fanfare and praise. Since then the band have been comparatively quiet, though they've still found opportunity to complete a couple of mini-tours of the south of England and also playing some great sets at... Continue Reading →

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