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Fighting spirit: French Mouth and Ian Deaton reviewed

Ian Deaton – Palindrome It takes a lot to creep people out these days, especially if you want to do it through the medium of modern music. People have painted their faces, spit fake blood, dressed as killer clowns, and even murdered their own members. A gimmick can…
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Young punk stomp: Burning Nickels & Ivan Moon reviewed

Ivan Moon – Cellophane Most folks figure that the Brits’ bigger impact on the world of rock music was all down to their songwriting skills, but I have a different opinion. Sure, the limeys are masters of the three-minute single. But, by and large, in an era…
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Planet B: The Elf-Pirate & Second Player Score reviewed

Second Player Score – That Escalated Quickly “If you liked this you might also enjoy…” is the phrase that has substituted the loyal but snobby music-store employee. Sure, Spotify could recommend 10 more bands that sound like Bad Religion. But can…
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Hard grip: Gaylips and Spank Williams reviewed

Spank Williams – Lebron James Minor Boogie Early on in his career, Tom Waits may have inadvertently written one of the Eagles’ biggest hits, but few musicians have been more removed from that world of ear-pleasing rock n’ roll as him. Signed to…
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Today and forever: Aidan Jack Finnecy & Spider reviewed

Spider – Energy Gone Wrong Committing a large chunk of your life to play hardcore punk is akin to joining a dissident political group in a country ruled by a one-party system under the iron fist of a dictator. You’ll definitely get recognized, you won’t…
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On the run: Melt Citizen and Harrison Lemke reviewed

Harrison Lemke – Exonerated Chocolate-pudding must have never tasted better for poor ol’ Dostoevsky than on the day that the Czar decided to pardon him from what looked like, almost certainly, a public execution that he’d earned for meddling in state…