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Tomorrow’s here: CAMP STAG and Futurist reviewed

Futurist – Aries // Godspeed the Ministry I wouldn’t dare claim that there are people rejoicing at the difficult last year, complete with sickness, lockdowns, and economic woes. I will say that it will surely help a lot of horror and disaster movies get more…
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Pop mist: Alex McArtor and Half Catholic reviewed

Half Catholic – Slow Down You know, having a group member that can sing, actually SING, does tend to help careers in the music business. Of course, there are creative ways around it, and I hear you say. It’s sometimes the ones that find a way of managing the…
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The news today: Just a Ride and Tofu Boy reviewed

Tofu Boy – Shark Attack Indie rock is to pop music what postmodernism is to literature. Frankly, the term “indie” has long ago lost its meaning, with groups making records on a cassette player in their bedroom and Imagine Dragons all sharing the same…
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Sweet and sour: Merit Maker and King-Mob reviewed

Merit Maker – New Way Pop-punk is having an unexpected resurgence in mainstream music. Unlike other styles that hit it big with radio and TV circa the 2000s (nu-metal, industrial) this is a comeback in earnest. New artists are emerging, and many of them are using…
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Double dip trip: Glutenhead and Morningless reviewed

Glutenhead – Naked in Toronto We all know about various communities dealing with highly sensitive issues that have only been made worse by the pandemic and everything that has happened in the previous year. But, what about the hipsters? Surely, we must think of them…
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Classic tones: John John Brown and Guitarmy of One reviewed

Guitarmy of One – Overtones of Hercule and Holmes The sound of the guitar is at the very foundation of popular music in all of its varieties. Perhaps, as a consequence of having heard it so often, we have forgotten how to honour some of the musicians blessed with…