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Nightbringer – Ego Dominus Tuus

Nightbringer - Ego Dominus Tuus

Nightbringer has been lurking around for about 15 years now blasting dark, blasphemous black metal across the nether realms.  The group's latest release, Ego Dominus Tuus, on Season of Mist caught my eye and I had to devour this music.  This album marks their fourth full length release to date. Nightbringer invoke a dark, brooding atmosphere and … [Read more...]

Weird Womb – Laziness EP

Weird Womb: Laziness

Nu wave rockers Weird Womb unveiled their EP Laziness at Shea Stadium in Brooklyn with fellow acts The Gondoliers, Slavve and Tape Deck Mountain. Hailing from Tucson, Arizona, the band have created a six track album that stands against the “rock/punk is dead” claims, with garage rock tracks like “Tanned Tits” delivering gritty vocals by way of … [Read more...]

Violet Woods – self-titled

Violet Woods - self-titled

Having debuted in late-2012 with the sublime Raw Love 7” for The Great Pop Supplement label and the dreamy download-only “Driftwood Royalty” single, it’s taken some time for the Cambridge-grown Violet Woods to fashion an album-sized release.  After two immersive sessions in the analogue Aladdin’s Cave of London’s Soup Studios during the course of … [Read more...]

White Arrows – In Bardo

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Their second or as second albums are often known as, their sophomore release, White Arrows may find themselves described as variously Psych-Pop, Tropical Pop or any other phrase that bands are labelled as, but they've created an album that deftly slides without difficulty into any of those categories and pushes the techno style they give us one or … [Read more...]

Various Artists – 5 Years Of Bedroom Suck Records

Various Artists - 5 Years of Bedroom Suck Records

The Australian music scene has been in remarkably rude health of late with the likes of Tame Impala and Courtney Barnett moving from the country’s musical margins to the heart of the globalised indie world.  Beavering a little more in the background of this new wave of creative fecundity - though certainly not flagging behind - is the … [Read more...]

Western Education – Let Your Secrets Out

Western Education - Let Your Secrets Out

Earlier this year, Western Education released their debut album Let Your Secrets Out. The quartet, which was formed by lead singer Greg Alexandropoulos at UMass, describe their band as “A modern indie-dance blend of The Killers, Interpol and Muse”.  It's about time to check out this Lowell based band. Both album opener "Peace" and closing songs … [Read more...]

Steve Kilbey & Martin Kennedy – Songs from the Real World Vol 2 (Commissioned Songs)

Steve Kilbey & Martin Kennedy - Songs from the Real World Vol 2 (Commissioned Songs)

Steve Kilbey (of The Church) and Martin Kennedy (of All India Radio) have teamed up again, producing a 2nd batch of warm and enjoyable commissioned songs, each crafted to the thematic specifications of the client.  The lyrics and tone of most of the tunes emphasize the joy and fulfillment of familial bonds and human connection.  Relationships of … [Read more...]

Artists On Albums: AOA#42 (Oliver Cherer on Festival Session)

Duke Ellington And His Orchestra’s - Festival Session (Oliver Cherer's original family copy)

Oliver Cherer on… Duke Ellington And His Orchestra’s Festival Session (Columbia/Philips, 1959) I grew up with music in the house.  My mum played Beethoven and Mozart on an upright piano and my dad listened to Stravinsky records and BBC Radio 3, but in amongst his collection of Deutsche Gramaphon classics, were two or three jazz albums, … [Read more...]

Damir Outloud- Graduation Day

Damir Outloud - Graduation Day

I have been remiss; I’ve been keeping Damir Outloud's Graduation Day, released on GEMA Unit Records, mostly to myself for the last several months, listening to it in-house which is completely unjust. Well, that's not completely true either.  I play it in the car and my young son in the backseat, also listening, shakes an egg filled with tiny beads … [Read more...]

The See See – Once, Forever And Again

The See See - Once, Forever And Again

Having been treated to such a gratifying and career-boosting ‘story so far’ celebration with Sundazed’s highly-recommended singles-led Days, Nights & Late Morning Lights anthology earlier in this year, The See See’s third proper studio album comes loaded and primed with a sturdier sense of collective confidence as well as signs of greater … [Read more...]