Mark Le Gallez – Mark Two

Since the release of his debut solo album, Mark One, some four decades ago Mark Le Gallez has had quite a musical career - from touring California with mod power pop band The Risk, to dalliances with psychedelic indie around Europe with The Sacred Hearts, kicking up a garage rock storm closer to home and... Continue Reading →

Rammstein – Zeit

It’s easy, when listening to a new record from Rammstein, to think you already know what your going get, their mix of industrial metal, Neue Deutsche Härte, electronic sounds and martial rhythms is so clear. However, as new record Zeit proves, like any other band they have different moods and tones that shift with each... Continue Reading →

Wet Leg – Self-titled

Ever since I first discovered Wet Leg last autumn, thanks to a great cover of their song Wet Dream by Lula & Gene and near incessant airplay on BBC 6Music, I have been captivated by the quirky, fun and fresh sound of their string of singles but I made a point of avoiding thinking too... Continue Reading →

Ghost – IMPERA

With their last album, Prequelle, there was a definite feeling that Swedish metallers Ghost’s career could be divided into two sections, those being before their third album, Meliora, and after it and so, as album number five, IMPERA, is now out in the world, that feeling continues. With that in mind here they seem, more... Continue Reading →

Frank Turner – FTHC

Ever since Tape Deck Heart, and arguably even before that, it’s felt like Frank Turner has been on something of a journey with his music that has seen him expand his view, both in terms of subject and sound, and, on No Man’s Land, even record a concept album without his usual backing band, The... Continue Reading →

Ministry – Moral Hygiene

A few years ago there was a real feeling that Ministry leader Al Jourgensen (and by proxy the band) had slipped somewhat too far into self caricature however, with their 2018 return album Amerikkkant, it seemed like they had renewed themselves and their creative energies and this has continued on new record Moral Hygiene. Alert... Continue Reading →

Yard Act – The Overload

With their debut album, The Overload, Yard Act have taken the last four decades (and maybe a bit more) or British music and culture and combined it into 11 blistering tracks that capture possibly the first taste of truly now era Britain. The title track kicks things off with a sound rather like Sleaford Mods... Continue Reading →

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