Alice Cooper releases “oddest song I’ve ever done”

And he's not wrong. The official words below, but I've given it a couple of listens myself and I'm loving it. The bright tones and vocal style immediately hark back to the 70s and the era that Alice's forthcoming album is celebrating. The riff is bright, cheesy and catchy. The lyrics are alternately bright and … Continue reading Alice Cooper releases “oddest song I’ve ever done”

Single Review: Jeanice Lee – Double A-side (Christmas In C Minor / My Heart Is Complicated)

I had the pleasure of watching the Jeanice Lee band live earlier this year and they were actually the last band I photographed this year before COVID kicked in. As such I was pleased to be able to do a short review for their new upcoming double A single when they approached me. "Christmas In … Continue reading Single Review: Jeanice Lee – Double A-side (Christmas In C Minor / My Heart Is Complicated)

Single review: Steel Mage – Mandatory Detention

Well, if ever there is a song that is more relevant in this moment in time, bring it to my attention as I won't believe you. Steel Mage are a very young band from Manchester who have spent their time over the lockdown period venting their anger at the system and the world with this … Continue reading Single review: Steel Mage – Mandatory Detention

Single Review: Shores of Null – Beyond The Shores (On Death And Dying)

Italian blackened gothic doom entity Shores of Null team up with members of Swallow The Sun and Saturnus for their most ambitious work to date. As the darker nights creep in earlier and the weather fluctuates, so too does my go-to style of metal. I was immediately captivated by Sabrina Caramanico's stark, cold artwork to … Continue reading Single Review: Shores of Null – Beyond The Shores (On Death And Dying)

Single Review: Death Party UK – “Death Party To The Rescue”

Not content with being a member of Chaos Bleak and also The Angelfire Project whilst heading The Nightbreed organisation (phew!) Trevor Bamford is also one half of Death Party UK alongside his partner-in-rhyme Scarlet Moonchild. Like a modern day Hansel and Gretel they’ve left a tempting trail of digital singles with which to entice the … Continue reading Single Review: Death Party UK – “Death Party To The Rescue”

Single Review: Elephant Gym – Dear Humans

Hailing from Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Elephant Gym are a math rock trio who’re a pleasing tension of opposites. Driven by a heavy bass (the Elephant) yet lithe and agile (the Gym) the bands latest single “Dear Humans” encapsulates their wonderful juxtapositions and wraps them up in pastel shades and warm textures. Siblings KT (bassist) and guitarist … Continue reading Single Review: Elephant Gym – Dear Humans