Album Launch or Shamanic Ritual? GNOB at Blondies

There are a plethora of small music venues across London and sometimes the journey to the venue requires a little dedication… Getting to Blondies in time to be part of the launch party for GNOB’s first full length album, “Electric Dream Demon” released through Drone Rock Records required an epic voyage including a bus, two…

Golden Void at the Black Heart

I’m not entirely sure where I first heard Golden Void, I suspect it was late at night on BBCSix Music but I can’t be sure… However I came to hear them, their eponymous debut album somehow found its way on to the wall of CD’s and made itself at home nestling comfortably with Goatsnake, Golden…

Electric Octopus release “Line Standing”…

There’s strange twilight time between Christmas festivities and the New Years celebrations. The presents have been unwrapped, crackers pulled, and the only chocolates left in the box are the ones nobody likes. If you’re lucky enough not to have to go back to work, it’s a lost week where time is measured only by the…

The Making of “Taboo” by Brockley Forest

Once in a while I get to do more than take photos of bands… This was my first review of a music video (published on Rock at Night) combined with an interview with the band. It was a lot of fun to write… The splendid photos shown here weren’t taken by me, the band provided…

Levellers: Acoustic at the Roundhouse

Brighton five-piece band, Levellers are celebrating their 30th anniversary by releasing a new 10 track album, “We the Collective” recorded at the iconic Abbey Road Studios and released on their own label, On The Fiddle Recordings. To celebrate the album’s release on March the 9th, Levellers are out there right now on a full acoustic…

The Sound of Yell

The musical “find of the festival” at the Goodlife Experience this year was (for me at least!) Sound of Yell. All the words and music are written arranged and produced by Glasgow-based Stevie Jones, but on stage Sound of Yell can number anywhere up to twelve musicians! A mere five took to the stage in…

Gwyneth Glyn and Twm Morys

Gwyneth Glyn and Twm Morys being introduced by Cerys Matthews and playing at the Goodlife Experience in Harwarden near Chester. Beautiful melody and singing with some fascinating storytelling between the songs. I know that not being a Welsh speaker I missed out on much of the meaning and poetry in the songs, but the music…

The Jonesing Jams – “Fireball”

London has 8.6 million people squeezed in to its 1500 square kilometre footprint. It’s an incredibly rich melting pot of cultures and influences. All of which means that musically-speaking, if there’s something you want to find, it’ll be here somewhere. You may have to risk a journey down more than one dark rabbit hole to…

IDestroy

IDestroy are a band I’ve been hoping to catch for a while. I’d encountered Bristol-based bass-player Becky Baldwin through one of her other projects (and there are several!), the metal band Triaxis, so when I found out that she was also in a punk outfit called IDestroy with Bec Jevons on lead vocals and guitar…

The Shelters

Fresh from playing the British Summertime Festival in Hyde Park, The Shelters played their final gig on European shores for a little while last week at the Borderline in London.   Atlas Wynd were an inspired choice as last minute stand-ins in the support act slot. They recently released a double A-side single containing “Eyes…

Snakerattlers

Once in a while giving old Fortuna’s Wheel a bit of a spin works out nicely. Sometimes very nicely indeed. It just so happened that we’d booked a weekend away in York. Then it just so happened that the Sly Persuaders mini-tour happened to be passing through York the very same weekend, and it just…

Cybernetic Witch Cult

Go on. Admit it. They had you at the name didn’t they? With a name like “Cybernetic Witch Cult” you are almost duty bound by the insatiable musical curiosity that has led you this far, to follow the links in this article and see what sort of noise this band makes. I’ve been on a…