Category: Music

Review: The Byson Family – “Kick the Traces”

When Phil Campbell (not the one from Motörhead) parted ways with The Temperance Movement at the beginning of last year I was more than a little disappointed with the announcement. I felt that The Temperance Movement had managed to capture lightning in a bottle and they were easily one of the best things going in …

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Review: Chvrches – “Screen Violence”

Formed in Glasgow in 2011, Chvrches have gone from strength to strength over the last decade and have risen through the ranks to be true global superstars and one of Scotland’s best musical exports since the turn of the millennium and now, they are back after what seems like forever and a day with their …

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Review: Kat Von D – “Love Made Me Do It”

Kat Von D needs no introduction but for those like myself that don’t follow her career too closely, I think it would come as a surprise to most that her most recent project sees her embark on what may very well be her most personal journey to date as she prepares for the release of …

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Review: Kyle Falconer – “No Love Songs for Laura”

Truth be told I’ve never listened to much of Kyle Falconer outside of this new release. I hate The View and his first solo album passed me by altogether simply because I didn’t even know it existed so I’m going into No Love Songs for Laura, his second solo release, with relatively fresh take on …

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Review: Bobby Gillespie & Jehnny Beth – “Utopian Ashes”

Bobby Gillespie (Primal Scream) and Jehnny Beth (Savages) may seem like an odd pairing but they’ve come together to release Utopian Ashes, one of the most original and musically interesting albums I’ve heard in a while. However, as we all know, originality alone isn’t always a recipe for success and with so much material out …

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Review: Garbage – “No Gods No Masters”

After what seems like forever Garbage are finally back with their politically charged new album, No Gods No Masters. Garbage are a funny band in the sense that they’ve never conformed to one particular style or fitted any standard mould. They’ve always been true to themselves, unapologetically so, and not only is that something to …

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Review: Wet Wet Wet – “The Journey Out of Lockdown”

Following the delay of their next album, now due for release in October, Wet Wet Wet surprised us all with the digital release of The Journey Out of Lockdown: The Greatest Hits Live from Glasgow. Comprised of audio from their live broadcast back in April, the release sees the band’s biggest and best songs being …

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Review: Del Amitri – “Fatal Mistakes”

For the first time since 2002, Del Amitri are back with a new album with the release of Fatal Mistakes. However, despite remaining in our hearts and in our ears over the years, is this latest release the return we’d all hoped for or does it fail to live up to the beloved legacy they’ve …

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Review: Texas – “Hi”

Texas are one of the few bands who have not only stayed consistently good over the years, but who have actually improved with time, aging like a fine wine since their early days in the late 80’s. In my opinion the band’s last album, Jump On Board, is probably the best thing they’ve done so …

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Review: Travis – “10 Songs”

During the late 90’s and early 00’s, Travis felt like the biggest band in the world and while the band themselves may have fallen out of public consciousness, last year saw the release of their 9th studio album, 10 Songs meaning once again I’m headed down the Travis shaped rabbit hole. The band’s previous album, …

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