Real talk. You know what? I dropped the ball several times on some absolutely outstanding releases in 2017 and I just couldn’t find my chill after doing the normal Top 10 list until I’d made some sort of penance. So below is a handful of the best stuff I DIDNT get around to penning reflections on. And I feel bad. Continue reading The Other List. (aka amazing releases I didn’t write up > but should have.)
It’s been a while since we last heard from Majora with the previous track ‘Tidal’ and the newest offering form the Newcastle outfit has upped the game even further with release of ‘Aphotic’. In short…its fantastic! Continue reading Majora – Aphotic (single) 2017
The first single offered from a new album to be released later in 2017, ‘Sacrifice’ is also the first new material from Mass Sky Raid in quite some time. Whatever they were doing seems to have produced some legit results. Continue reading Mass Sky Raid – Sacrifice (single) 2017
Music snobs beware: never judge a book by it’s cover.. and the same goes for music. I won’t beat around the bush, the artwork, the title, the bio and overall package just puts me off. It screams ‘this is not gonna be your thing Sean, don’t bother with it’. How wrong I was. Continue reading Hemina – Venus (2016)
The swirling synth lines and guitar tones that open up our first taste of new music from Sleepmakeswaves since 2014 are familiar and yet uncertain. You just don’t know where it’s all going to go and it doesn’t take long to ease that tension. Continue reading Sleepmakeswaves – Tundra (single) 2017
The Nation Blue return. Holy shit. Engaging, intense and relevant. Nothing else released this year even comes close. Continue reading The Nation Blue – Black (Poison City) 2016
Confession time. Continue reading Confessions of a music snob pt.1
This album is full of emotion and beauty.
Melody and movement entertain as much as the songwriting. The lyrics will move you and the sound grabs will surprise you.
‘Feel Nothing’ invokes pictures and memories in my mind of other albums whilst managing to sound current and relevant to todays top names in the emo/indie/post everything music scene. In short: this is a standout album. Continue reading We Set Sail – Feel Nothing (2016)
Building anything from the ground up takes time. It takes a special kind of effort and persistence to bring idea’s to life. Someone devoted to their craft will happily part with their money, spend hours researching and practicing the art to finally come to a place where what they have is truly something special. Meet Ben, he’s the captain and creator behind Codtone – custom guitar pedals. He’s one of those people.
Honesty, humor and realness ooze from this EP by Spencer Scott and co. Continue reading Paper Thin – Paper Thin EP (2016) Lost Boy Records