Category: Reviews

Brix Smith – Valley of the Gods

“Brixton is God”
 The school kid scrawling it on the wall of the boys’ room all those years ago had it right. If they’re reading this, well maybe they’d be proud of the longevity of their proclamation. Because Brix Smith is still a rock god. She’s back amongst us with her first solo album – yeah, […]


Royal Albert Hall, London – Sunday 12th March 2023 KK’s Steel Mill, Wolverhampton – Friday 10th March 2023 Review: Nigel Wallbank Featured Photo: Sara Louise Bowrey   There is no other band quite like Killing Joke. Born out of ritual and fire in 1979 they continue their journey through the ages. Our journey to the […]

Vic Galloway’s 10 Album Reviews

Jockstrap – I Love you Jennifer B (Rough Trade) As we all know, there should be no rules when making art. That said, few musicians and songwriters adhere to that philosophy and often fall into clichés or tread well-worn paths. Not so Jockstrap. Take their mere name alone, they obviously delight in upsetting the apple […]

DJ Food’s Music Reviews

Unknown Genre – Elevator Ride 12”/DL (Other Goodness)  Andrew ‘Emperor Machine’ Meecham and Sean ‘A Love From Outer Space’ Johnston make up Unknown Genre and craft a beautiful couple of downtempo floor chuggers with touches of acid and timbale percussion amongst the sinister synth work. The Orielles turn in an ambient mix to round the […]

John Leckie’s Classic Album Review

The Incredible String Band : 1000 Spirits or The Layers of The Onion 1967   The Incredible String Band are a bit like Marmite…you love them or hate them. How can you be into Stockhausen and Hendrix and be a String Band freak? Many of my friends were (and still are!) This is the cover […]

Eclectica – Joe Muggs Music Reviews

   Lucretia Dalt ¡Ay! RVNG Intl Is Lucretia Dalt getting her groove on? Kind of! Her work over multiple albums and soundtracks has always had the influence of her native Colombia incorporated as an essence within complex abstractions. Here, though, the bolero, mambo, salsa, and merengue are vividly present – albeit slowed down, stretched and […]

Single Review: Gurriers, Approachable.

Gurriers. Remember the name because they are starting to cause a stir. They’re raging, visceral and their riffs will make you punch the air.  Synthesise the raw ferocity of a (melodic) Metz with the confident rock n roll swagger of early Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and you can start to get the idea of Gurriers’ […]

Album Review: En Attendant Ana

Principia – out now on Trouble in Mind Records I’m glad to report that all is well in the En Attendant Ana camp. The Parisian quintet are back with Principia, their third and, in my opinion, best record yet. According to vocalist and principal songwriter, Margaux Bouchaudon, the songs were composed from a place of confusion about […]

Boris – W- Review

Boris – W Sacred Bones In 29 years of playing and 26 in this lineup, Japanese rock trio Boris have never stood still. Thus, they follow ‘NO’, 2021’s album of furious, and relatively lo-fi, crustpunk, with one of the most detailed, sonically advanced records they’ve ever made. ‘W’ ranges from spooky abstract-but-intimate songs through ‘Loveless’ […]

Mazen Kerbaj – Sampler / Sampled – Review

Mazen Kerbaj Sampler / Sampled Morphine So, this is just all the way out there. On ‘Sampler’, Lebanese trumpeter Kerbaj pushes his instrument as far as it will go in all directions with various processing to produce hundreds of snippets and blurts of the most gloriously weird noise, intended for sampling and manipulation. On ‘Sampled’, […]