Monthly Archives: April 2014

Creepoid – Wet

This four-track EP from Creepoid, released on 12” for Record Store Day on Graveface Records, is spaced out. It’s a 90’s grunge revival piece with references to Nirvana and Radiohead and very definitely The Pixies. This is 2014 though and … Continue reading

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Fight Like Apes – Whigfield Sextape EP

Fight Like Apes. A name I always look forward to seeing crop up in places. I first heard them many years ago when an old housemate played me their first album. His sister had heard it and sent it to … Continue reading

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Harker – Hours

Brighton four-piece Harker have come out with a really strong, well-produced and thought out four-track EP in ‘Hours’. The dynamics build and break powerful storytelling, with shouts to 90s post punk/emo such as Texas Is The Reason. Big sing-along choruses … Continue reading

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Uke-Hunt – The Prettiest Star

A month or two ago, we saw Me First and the Gimme Gimmes live. At one point, Spike Slawson pulled out a ukulele and declared he was playing songs from his side project – of ukulele cover versions – called … Continue reading

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Various (ALGB3) – Alt/Punk Vol. 2

This project is, according to the blurb on the A Lonely Burning Ghost bandcamp, “focussed on putting together top quality, freely downloadable compilations featuring tracks…[that] deserve to be heard”, which about nails it. This is a disparate, but well thought … Continue reading

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Among Giants – Back and Forth

Among Giants are exactly the sort of thing I’m trying to describe when I am talking to mates about forming a new band, lying somewhere between Osker (oh please get back together!), Interpol and Andrew Jackson Jihad on the musical … Continue reading

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Southpaw – Stitches

The list of acts that Berkshire’s Southpaw cite as influences must be huge, as each individual song on this five-track EP is reminiscent of two or three different bands, with little overlap. They are clearly influenced by several emo and … Continue reading

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