Category: Introducing

  • EP Review: Steven McNamara – ‘Wake Up Lie Down’

    Every now and again you are confronted with the unwelcome news, that a band you have come to cherish and respect, have decided to call it a day. Such was the case recently with Formes – I had been eagerly awaiting a vinyl release date for their debut album ‘Dysphoria Part 1‘, only to be…

  • Album Review: Fyrskeppet – ‘Sydostbrotten’

    Album Review: Fyrskeppet – ‘Sydostbrotten’

    Who the fuck is Fyrskeppet I hear you cry… In this instance it is not so much a who, as a what. In the truly idiosyncratic style to which we have become addicted, Fyrskeppet – or Swedish for Lightship is the latest incarnation of Daniel Westerlund, aka The Goner, aka E Gone. That he returns in…

  • EP Review: Capra Informis – ‘Womb Of The Wild’

    EP Review: Capra Informis – ‘Womb Of The Wild’

    “‘Womb of the Wild’ is the first release by Capra Informis, a new band put together by the unnamed djembe player from Goat.” An enigma wrapped in a mystery then… I love the whole anti-celebrity air of mystique that shrouds the Goat collective, proof positive that you do not have to sell your soul to…

  • Video: Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation – ‘Take Me Beyond’

    Video: Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation – ‘Take Me Beyond’

    ‘Take me Beyond’ is the first single from Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation‘s debut album, ‘Horse Dance’ and was released as a digital single on 30 October. Every now and again something of this calibre comes along, and somehow manages to slip between the cracks of my listening and appreciative pleasures. In this instance, I…

  • New Release: Vulgarians – ‘Wet Juice’

    New Release: Vulgarians – ‘Wet Juice’

    I get sent all kinds of stuff – most of it by people who have obviously never bothered to read the page, or even taken the time to establish what it’s all about. Don’t get me wrong, I like to think I am as eclectically open-minded as the next astute, demagogic demigod… Vulgarians bassist Jodie…

  • New Release: ESTRONS – ‘Make A Man’

    New Release: ESTRONS – ‘Make A Man’

    ESTRONS craft that elusive breed of barbed hook, guaranteed to leave you dangling on their line and dancing to their tune. Their Bio informs; ESTRONS are an Alternative Rock band based in Cardiff, UK. Fronted by Canadian-Swede Taliesyn Kallström, they bring punchy melodic songs, combined with powerful vocals, loud raw guitars and busy beats. Meaning ‘ALIENS’ in…

  • Introducing: Kinotone Records

    Introducing: Kinotone Records

    Kinotone Records, with little in the way of fanfare or fuss – much like it’s innovative, hard-working and unassuming originator, David Mapson Jnr., recently heralded it’s arrival within the musical firmament. Kinotone’s impeccable credentials boast, “The patron saint of the unheard… run by former guitarist for The Underground Youth”, and that, “Kinotone is an independent…

  • Track Review: Tuath – ‘Amhairc Thart Ort Fein’

    Track Review: Tuath – ‘Amhairc Thart Ort Fein’

    photo by Ciaran Mc Ginley Tuath are a Donegalway powerhouse, “an Irish language, psychedelic, progressive, post punk/rock, shoegazey band, founded by Donegal man Robert Mulhern”. I had the absolute pleasure of making Robert’s acquaintance, at the recent ‘Distorted Perspectives‘ Festival in Letterkenny – an event to be applauded in promoting it’s uniquely peripheral status, set…

  • Introducing: The Van T’s

    Introducing: The Van T’s

    Photo by Martin Barker Earlier this week, I had the good fortune to make the e-cquaintance of Claire Lim who along with partner-in-crime Paul McCallum, co-founded A Badge of Friendship in 2009. Their roster is choc full of the sort of bands like The Van T’s, who scratch my “melan-phoric” itch. Prophetically, just a few days…

  • Introducing: Thee Unholy Innocents

    Introducing: Thee Unholy Innocents

    Thee Unholy Innocents‘ brand of “Gospel Punk Psyche Blues in Dub”, is the vehicle of choice for Neil Robertson and has set the needle twitching on my radar for some months now. They now have a clutch of radio slot airplays under their belts, such is the calibre of their sonic character. Allaying my initial…