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Mysterious Europa: Grated Heads and Ladderman reviewed

Laddermen – Welcome To the 20’s We may love Johnny Thunders and the rest of the fashionably wasted rock stars. But, the truth of the matter is that the music world, like most aspects of life, belongs to people who are ambitious and take themselves pretty…
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Hues of blue: COLYER and Dome Dwellers reviewed

Dome Dwellers – Way It Goes Musical progress ain’t always pretty. I’m pretty sure not a lot of people were sitting there listening to the original hardcore bands going, “Wow, this sounds agreeable“. Aesthetics aside, the gull and effort of…
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Infectiously yours: Gumiho and The Goa Express

THE GOA EXPRESS – Second Time There was a point, I can practically bet, that just about everyone who ended up wearing black leather jackets, skull and bones necklaces, and playing in a goth band, just wanted to roll with the kids who sang pretty melodies over simple…
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Shouted and screamed: Traipse and Strange Gods reviewed

Strange Gods – Less Than Zero Just like tales of human suffering, or stories of great heroic deeds, the blues gets retold with each passing generation. The blues itself is, essentially, a simple, clever, simple musical formula that gets to the heart of most…
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Pop changing skins: Ollie Happyness and Prudence reviewed

Prudence – Better It’s easy to underestimate the influence of people like Peter Gabriel or Kate Bush on the current generation making smart pop music. Both artists were, originally viewed as prog-rock agitators, quick to embrace theatricality and storytelling…