November 2021 Playlist

Click here to listen on Spotify Another month with lots to chose from that I’ve whittled down to ten tracks for you added to my ongoing playlist for the year. In new stuff there’s Rhumba Club, IDLES, Courtey Barnett, Monster Magnet, Violet & Dave Grohl and something a bit different from Kiya Ashton from the... Continue Reading →

IDLES – Crawler

While it has been a little over a year since the release of their last album, Ultra Mono, continuing events globally have made it feel like there’s barely been enough time for another, but nonetheless Bristolian post punk outfit IDLES are already back with their fourth full length studio album, Crawler. If Ultra Mono saw... Continue Reading →

Various Artists – The Metallica Blacklist

If you’ve been following my blog you’ll have seen my post a few weeks ago marking the 30th anniversary of Metallica’s landmark self titled album, aka The Black Album - for some reason the Bay Area thrash titans have chosen to wait until September 10th to officially mark this birthday, but boy have they’ve gone all out, with not just a multi-format reissue of the album with a tonne of extras but also this, a rather unique official and endorsed tribute compilation, The Metallica Blacklist...

November 2020 Playlist

Click here to listen on Spotify This month I’ve had the chance to catch up on a few recent new releases both from at home and further afield as well as revisit some old favourites. Firstly with the newer stuff is my highlight from IDLES’ latest Ultra Mono, Bruce Springsteen’s Letter To You and The... Continue Reading →

IDLES – Ultra Mono

The last few years have seen Bristol post punks IDLES’ reputation grow and grow from critically acclaimed albums to stand out sets at Glastonbury to feuds with other bands being escalated by the media in a manner reminiscent of the Britpop battles of the mid-90s (albeit with a musically harder edge). This has meant that... Continue Reading →

May 2020 Playlist

Click here to listen to my full 2020 playlist on Spotify Another strange month comes to an end but, at least where I'm living, on a more positive note as things start to reopen (though we await any kind of announcement about full scale gigs happening again). With that in mind I have another motley... Continue Reading →

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