January, for most people, is a proactive time. It's a month for planning and of course looking forward. So it's only natural that my first post of the year be of a revisionist nature. 2014 may or may not go down in the annuls of time as a particular stellar vintage for musical offerings. But I … Continue reading Wild Beasts – Present Tense
The one thing certainly not lacking from the current music scene is solo male vocalists. And whilst Noel O'Brien, the 21-year-old singer/songwriter from Tipperary, may be just that, he does little to blend into the crowd. Having just released a self-titled EP (his debut offering) O'Brien seems to be set on proving that deep (somewhat … Continue reading Introducing: Noel O’ Brien
Keeping in the same vein as last weeks post where I looked back at Wild Beasts fantastic 2014 album Present Tense, I've decided to keep the proverbial ball rolling with yet another ear-pleasing offering from the year just gone. It's hard to mention the emergence of a new and exciting Icelandic band without availing of the … Continue reading 2014 Albums: Asgeir – In The Slience
Shorter days, lower temperatures and the emergence of the all-dreaded christmas music can only mean one thing. No not santa! There's still 29 days till the jolly red giant comes calling (not that I'm counting or anything) But no, the end of the year for music bloggers and journalists alike only means one thing and … Continue reading Analogue Wave: N.L.G. W.V. Album Review
My Tribe Your Tribe is the solo project of musician and former Boy Lights Fire frontman, George Mercer. Since the disintegration of previous band related activities earlier this year, Mercer has been proactive in his quest for musical development and in such he has discarded the humble guitar in favor of keyboards, drum machines and … Continue reading Introducing: My Tribe Your Tribe
So while I'm still working out some technical issues with the full album stream from the Analogue Wave guys. Here's a sneak preview of N.L.G. W.V. (well 5 songs is hardly a preview, it's half their album). If you like what you hear below, I would encourage you to head over to the guys bandcamp … Continue reading Album Preview: Analogue Wave
Luuunnnatic, I see you loving like a Luuuuuuuuuuuuunatic!! What better way to start this review then with the same lyrics and ferocious intensity as the opening of Makings debut E.P. 'Lunatic'. Okay so my words might not carry the same levels of enthusiasm but I am counting on you to utilize your imagination. If such device … Continue reading Makings – Lunatic E.P.
Bluegrass, folk, a big double bass and an ole banjo thrown in for good measure. Sound familiar? Of course it does! Corner Boy are relatively new kids on the tweed covered block, can a block be covered in tweed? We'll it was only a metaphor, but disprove me if you must. The 'Irish Folk Rockers' formed under … Continue reading Corner Boy – Morning Morning E.P.
Mumford and Sons have done well over the years to forge a solid and comfortable throne for themselves. As the undisputed kings of modern day folk, they have brought the humble genre to new heights. With their previous musical offering, Sigh No More, reaching Quadruple Platinum success and their new album, Babel, looking very likely … Continue reading Mumford and Sons – Babel
Having taken the same path over the course of three albums, The Gaslight Anthem‘s major label debut marks a significant change for the band. It sees them shaking off their punk shackles of old, as they prepare to take on the stadiums of the world. Handwritten is a rock album and makes no apologies for … Continue reading The Gaslight Anthem – Handwritten