Album Review: Smoking Martha – Universe

Smoking Martha were a wonderful find in 2018; a year chock-full of excellent releases that will take some effort to top. Now, after two surgeries and everything the past world has thrown at the human race for almost two years, Smoking Martha are back with their newest album, Universe. And much like last time around, … Continue reading Album Review: Smoking Martha – Universe

Album Review: Null Cell – Nemesis

When I heard the first single from his album, "Over the Top", and read the description on the style they went for, I was genuinely excited to hear something heavy, groovy, and electronic. I expected a full album of songs similar in sound to "Counting Bodies Like Sheep" by a perfect circle, "Dragula" by Rob … Continue reading Album Review: Null Cell – Nemesis

Single Review: Expedition – “Within The Shadows”

Hurtling in from Donegal are Expedition, a four-piece heavily influenced by classic thrash acts. Last week they released their debut single, "Within The Shadows", and we were invited to take it for a spin. The track opens with a simple repeated riff, with drums kicking in after a few seconds - a classic routine. The … Continue reading Single Review: Expedition – “Within The Shadows”

Single Review: Decline The Fall – “S I N I S T E R”

Just a quick review as Sunday night draws to a close and "proper" work rears its head (as does getting the kids up early enough to get to school in the morning). Decline The Fall, like many bands, suffered over the last couple of years, but they must be really pissed off as they moved … Continue reading Single Review: Decline The Fall – “S I N I S T E R”

Gig Review: James / Bryony Williams – KK’s Steel Mill, Wolverhampton (23rd November 2021)

Tonight I am at KK's Steelmill in Wolverhampton where James are holding a warm up gig before they embark on their arena tour. KK's, affectionately known as the home of rock, is a great music venue and it is easy to see why. It is quickly establishing itself as one of the top venues in … Continue reading Gig Review: James / Bryony Williams – KK’s Steel Mill, Wolverhampton (23rd November 2021)

EP Review: Monkey Puzzle – Scum

We've known Monkey Puzzle for a good few years, since we featured them as Band of the Day in 2015, then saw them supporting Psychostick in 2016. We liked them so much they ended up opening our stage on the Sunday at Wildfire the following year. Scum is typically angry and shouty, much along the … Continue reading EP Review: Monkey Puzzle – Scum