Monthly Archives: January 2014

Mike Petruccelli – No Refrain

Following on from his last record, ‘The Longest Day of my Life’, released with acoustic-punk band Dead End Days, it wasn’t long until Ohio-born Mike Petruccelli was at it again, this time though, solo. The four-track all-acoustic EP ‘No Refrain’ … Continue reading

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Getting audible with football, etc.

It’s great when you can listen to a band and get lost in the intricacies of the songs. With Houston’s football, etc., their swirling guitar melodies and serene vocals create a great calming effect; you can’t help but sit back … Continue reading

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Ieuan Williams – Love & The Minor Key

Writing my first review for ‘Scene Better Days’, I was excited to discover young singer-songwriter Ieuan Williams from South Wales. Now based in Bristol, after moving there for University, Williams has certainly been busy, writing music and promoting himself around … Continue reading

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Billy Liar – All I’ve Got

“I want to hear true adolescent rage, I want to be inspired, I want to see something change.” Billy Liar’s plea for passion during anti-industry protest anthem ‘Change’ certainly chimes a chord with most listeners. Billy Liar is the Edinburgh-based … Continue reading

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NONA / Crow Bait – Split

This six-track split between two bands from the US East Coast, NONA and Crow Bait, is a solid effort, yet hints that both are capable of more. NONA’s three offerings come first, which build on their decent debut album ‘Through … Continue reading

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Manhattan Coast – This One’s For You

Considering This One’s For You, the third EP in Manhattan Coast’s fairly brief existence, is a self-release, it sounds very well produced. So props to whoever accomplished that. Props also to guitarist Geraint Rees, doing his level best to hold … Continue reading

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Neighborhood Brats – Total Dementia

When you feel like life is getting a bit serious, it’s nice to just switch off and listen to some unpretentious, uncomplicated music. LA’s Neighborhood Brats fit that bill, providing a great soundtrack to the weekend. The band write scuzzy, … Continue reading

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