Album Review: Kris Barras Band – Halo Effect

I just had one of those "I'm off to a gig on Wednesday, I wonder if the band have anything new out?" moments. And realised that Kris Barras and the lads' new album dropped... today. Oops. So in the spirit of a) making sure I know some new stuff for the gig, and b) ensuring … Continue reading Album Review: Kris Barras Band – Halo Effect

EP Review: Botched Pneumonectomy – Promo 2024

Yeah, OK, I admit that this one's jumped the queue on novelty value... given that the vocalist is an actual freaking pit bull. Also, it's a charity release, and we like those. Promo 2024 will appropriately be raising funds for Angel City Pit Bulls, based in Los Angeles. This is one of the briefest releases we've reviewed … Continue reading EP Review: Botched Pneumonectomy – Promo 2024

Gig Review: Metal 2 The Masses Heat 4 – The Jericho Tavern, Oxford (9th Mar 2024)

First and foremost, the following review is not from myself, I cannot and will not take any form of credit from this. The credit has to go to the lead vocalist of Stone Soup and fellow host of Manic Monday’s Radio Show on Moshville Radio, Paul. Not only has he taken up the mantle and … Continue reading Gig Review: Metal 2 The Masses Heat 4 – The Jericho Tavern, Oxford (9th Mar 2024)

Gig Review: Cassyette / Witch Fever / Harpy – The Globe, Cardiff (1st April 2024)

Harpy takes to the stage accompanied by a pulsing electro beat and more than a fair amount of smoke. Not someone I was too familiar with if I’m honest, but what I’d heard had me intrigued. She has been described as industrial/goth pop, and, in an interview with Underground England, cited Nine Inch Nails’ A … Continue reading Gig Review: Cassyette / Witch Fever / Harpy – The Globe, Cardiff (1st April 2024)

Gig Review: Blind Channel – Garage, Glasgow (31st March 2024)

Easter Sunday awesomeness at the Glasgow Garage, one of those serendipity moments. I'd never heard of Blind Channel until a few months ago when I was scrolling through Facebook and saw the tour advertised. Seemed like my kind of music and featuring hot guys in eyeliner and nail varnish so I thought I'd expand my … Continue reading Gig Review: Blind Channel – Garage, Glasgow (31st March 2024)

Gig Review: Tragedy / Ward XVI – Ivory Blacks, Glasgow (5th April 2024)

What a double-header. Sometimes you see a gig listing and immediately you know it's not just a couple of bands touring together, but a great package guaranteed to be something special. Having spoke to both bands recently (Mo'Royce is a lovely chap to interview, and we've been mates with Ward XVI for years) we knew … Continue reading Gig Review: Tragedy / Ward XVI – Ivory Blacks, Glasgow (5th April 2024)