Category: Reviews

The Ramonas – 100 Club, London – 19th August 2023

Joey Ramone never graced the legendary stage at London’s 100 Club with his band of misfits from the twilight zone whose sonic blitzkrieg lead one of the most impactful revolutions in the history of music. In the words of John Cooper Clarke “The first punk band I remember hearing was undoubtedly The Ramones. The greatest […]

Böndbreakr – EXILE

Böndbreakr – EXILE – out now on Grimace Records “There is no thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives.”  ― Audre Lorde About a year ago, Hurricane G, Böndbreakr’s vocalist, was telling me about the time when she started to get interested in rock music and the imagination of fronting her […]


Du Blonde Message Deleted – out now on Daemon TV It’s a joy to have Du Blonde back. The new track, Message Deleted – the first since 2021’s wonderfully defiant and triumphant Homecoming album and the follow up anthemic single, Radio Jesus – is still wonderfully 100% Du Blonde and is already one of my […]

Skeletal Family – Light From The Dark

With Anneka Latta, arguably the strongest singer they have ever had, especially live, “Light From The Dark”  is the 6th studio album from the hugely influential Post-Punk/Gothic band Skeletal Family. A 10 track, dare I say, masterpiece that stands very comfortably alongside their impressive back-catalogue, written at Paul Weller’s Back Barn Studios over a 2 […]

How Tragic – The Fear

How Tragic… the duality of the name and the singularity of the impact. ‘The Fear’ is your punk rock sweet spot. A soaring, euphoric anthem that snarls, spits and caresses. It’s a bloody film noir, a slice of retro kitsch that respects the trailblazers of the 90s but covers new ground. Thunderous drums and a […]

A Certain Ratio – 1982

In September 2021, I interviewed A Certain Ratio just ahead of the release of Loco Remezclada. They had already written 1982. Restlessly creative, respectful to their influences and history, always looking forward. First of all, the stunning album design by Trevor and Craig Johnson. Classic, clean, modern typography and a passionate colour palette that unlocks […]

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 […]