Lyrical Poem – Whitesnake

  “Give Me More Time” cause I can’t quite decide I’m not “Ready an’ Willing” to give up my pride Cause “Love Ain’t no Stranger”: I’ve been there before. “Here I Go Again”, while you’re just one more   But I’m a “Fool for your loving”, and in the “Still … Continue reading

Live Review – Enter Shikari @ The Corn Exchange, Cambridge – 24/02/15

  Enter Shikari are one of the few bands that require no introduction, partly because any attempt to describe their music would result in the same confusion as a discussion of the meaning of life with an infant. These genre-hopping giants recently dropped their incredible 4Th LP “The Mindsweep” last … Continue reading

Album Review – “Rock Or Bust”, AC/DC

  There’s an argument to make that AC/DC’s approach to songwriting is the most successful in the history of popular music. Every album they’ve recorded draws from a beefed up treble-heavy take on blues rock based on big chords and bigger choruses, and since 1980’s legendary ‘Back in Black’ album … Continue reading

Album Review – “Smoke + Mirrors”, Imagine Dragons

  The difficult second album. It’s one of the great challenges in the career of any band with aspirations to reach the top of the mountain, particularly if they’ve put out a debut as well received as Imagine Dragons’ ‘Night Visions’ was. With singles as immediate and anthemic as “Radioactive” … Continue reading

Album Review – “Everything Is Fine”, Hawk Eyes

It has been three years since Hawk Eyes’ last full length release “Ideas”. However, despite receiving almost universal critical acclaim in the mainstream music press, the album only sold modestly. This eventually left the band without a major label, forcing them to adopt the more DIY approach in their following … Continue reading

Live Review – Marmozets, Electric Ballroom, 19/02/15

  Every so often a band comes along that makes you question why everybody else settles for musical mediocrity when they could strive for so much more. Marmozets showed promise from the moment they burst on the scene, fresh-faced teenagers spitting venom in every direction. But last-year’s debut full length … Continue reading

Pick Of The Week – “Why Do You Hate Me?”, Marmozets

Underground British rock is alive and well in 2014, and few bands embody the spirit of it quite like the marvellously unconventional Marmozets. Industry attention has been fixed on the young group for the last few years, and the last single they released, “Move Shake Hide”, saw their potential completely … Continue reading