Plosivs – ‘Plosivs’ (Swami Records)

Plosivs – ‘Plosivs’ (Swami Records)

Seemingly not content with having already released one of the contenders for albums of the year in 2022 via his superb debut solo effort ‘Ride... Details
Ginger Wildheart – ‘The Pessimist’s Companion’ (Wicked Cool Records)

Ginger Wildheart – ‘The Pessimist’s Companion’ (Wicked Cool Records)

A break-up album can be the most honest and personal album of a musician’s career. I feel an artist is at their best when they... Details
Spot Mcrackin – ‘New Tricks’ (Last Exit Records (Germany) LP, Mcrackins Records (Canada) CD, Memorable But Not Honorable (USA) Cassette, Little Lost Girl Media (USA) 8–Track)

Spot Mcrackin – ‘New Tricks’ (Last Exit Records (Germany) LP, Mcrackins Records (Canada) CD, Memorable But Not Honorable (USA) Cassette, Little Lost Girl Media (USA) 8–Track)

Spot looks like a little serious doggie on the cover of the album but I found after the first few play-throughs I wasn't feeling the... Details
Crows – ‘Beware Believers’ (Bad Vibrations Records)

Crows – ‘Beware Believers’ (Bad Vibrations Records)

So, an old friend of mine (who has been working with, managing and writing about cool bands for the best part of three decades) said... Details
The Imbeciles-‘Imbecelica’ ( Cadiz Music)

The Imbeciles-‘Imbecelica’ ( Cadiz Music)

The Anglo-American Imbeciles are led by writer / guitarist Butch Dante's , originally starting out as a conventional punk band, Wartoad, 2019's 'The Imbeciles' debut... Details
Chip Z’Nuff – ‘Perfectly Imperfect’ (Frontiers/Avalon Japan)

Chip Z’Nuff – ‘Perfectly Imperfect’ (Frontiers/Avalon Japan)

The line-up history of Chicago Power Pop legends Enuff Z’Nuff is a complicated thing to follow. In a nutshell; After 15 years and 10 albums... Details
Lux And Ivy Say Flip Your Top – ‘Sinners And Penguins Doing The San Francisco Twist’ (Cherry Red Records/Righteous Records)

Lux And Ivy Say Flip Your Top – ‘Sinners And Penguins Doing The San Francisco Twist’ (Cherry Red Records/Righteous Records)

Records from the beginning of popular music or modern popular music way back in time called the 1950s.  Pre Beatles and Stones, pre-Britpop, pre-grunge.  There... Details
Warrior Soul – ‘Out On Bail’ (Livewire/Cargo)

Warrior Soul – ‘Out On Bail’ (Livewire/Cargo)

2 years on from their covers opus ‘Cocaine And Other Good Stuff’, Warrior Soul return with a brand new album, the title inspired by their... Details
Asian Dub Foundation – ‘Enemy OF The Enemy’ / ‘Tank’ (X-Ray Production)

Asian Dub Foundation – ‘Enemy OF The Enemy’ / ‘Tank’ (X-Ray Production)

Politically charged upstarts and agitators Asian Dub Foundation first showed up on my radar in the late 90s when I saw one of their videos... Details
Soul Glo – ‘Diaspora Problems’ (Epitaph Records)

Soul Glo – ‘Diaspora Problems’ (Epitaph Records)

Philly-based hardcore band Soul Glo signed for Epitaph Records were always going to be challenging and thought-provoking and politically charged, it was a no brainer.... Details