Monthly Archives: January 2015

Oui Legionnaires – It’s Not What You Need, It’s What You’ve Got (so shut it.)

When a link to this latest EP arrived in my inbox I was really excited to see it was from Oui Legionnaires, a punky, emo-y “yelp-core” three-piece from the South West of England, a.k.a. my neck of the woods. It’s … Continue reading

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Harker – Gasping for Air

It’s clear from the opening three bars that this neat little two-track seven-incher from Brighton’s Harker takes a lot from that modern Americana guitar music aesthetic. Call it Gainesville sound, call it emo, you know where you are with this. … Continue reading

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JFK – You Deserve This

Now, when I was sent this EP to review, attached to the email was the comment “Not sure it will be your cup of tea, but will be interesting to see what you think of it”. This immediately concerned me, … Continue reading

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Darwin & The Dinosaur – A Thousand Ships

Last year I reviewed Darwin & The Dinosaur’s EP “Remus” and, whilst finding it promising, I was a bit underwhelmed. I stated then that I hoped their full-length album A Thousand Ships would change my mind. And they’ve only gone … Continue reading

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Focus on: Germany, with No Weather Talks

Germany has a thriving DIY music scene, with squats, youth centre spaces and bars/clubs across the country putting on excellent gigs featuring bands from all over the world and, of course, with a strong backbone of local talent. One of … Continue reading

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Mimas – Strong Ties

It’s been a long time coming, but Danish/Icelandic “death-indie” group Mimas have finally released their third album Strong Ties. It’s the closest thing to heavy that the band have released, and is pretty great. Mimas albums have usually contained two … Continue reading

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Somos / Sorority Noise – Split

This review may be a bit biased, as I currently love Somos. I’m fairly certain their debut album “Temple of Plenty” was my favourite album of 2014, so I was excited to see them release a couple more songs – … Continue reading

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