Gallon Drunk – The Road Gets Darker From Here

Even with Gallon Drunk’s fledgling flush of notoriety and hipness in the early-'90s – that included high profile touring with Morrissey and PJ Harvey alongside a Mercury Music Prize nomination - James Johnston and co. have always been outsiders looking in on artistically likeminded but commercially shrewder others. During the … [Read more...]

Grinderman – Grinderman 2

As fun as 2007’s eponymous Grinderman debut was at the time, on reflection it now feels more like a libidinous hirsute recharge for Nick Cave & three of his Bad Seeds, needed to power-up 2008’s swaggering full-blooded Bad Seeds LP Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!, rather than a bona fide standalone gem in the increasingly vast Cave catalogue.  So when a … [Read more...]

Plans Plans – Col. Williamsburg

If you ever worked at or listened to your local college radio station, then the music of Maryland-based Plans Plans will sound uncomfortably familiar. Remember those instances of nonsensical vocals and lyrical incoherence, and the blatant examples of lo-fi production values with big drums and fuzzed-out bass? There’s plenty of it to be found on … [Read more...]