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Review: Beth Gibbons, Lives Outgrown

Words by: David James Young When assessing great singers of the 1990s, any list is incomplete without English singer-songwriter Beth Gibbons. Her pained, haunted vocals propelled trip-hop trio Portishead to create some of the decade’s most striking musical moments, including classics like “Glory Box”, “Sour Times,” “Roads” and “All Mine.” Distinctive, emotive and consistently engaging, […]

Review: Microwave, Let’s Start Degeneracy

An album of two halves from the Atlanta outfit. Musical evolution is a funny thing. Bands that repeat themselves are doomed to fade away (the exception being AC/DC), but changing without focus can lead a ship off course. While not quite as jarring as Deafheaven, who dropped their post-rock leanings to go full shoegaze on […]

Album Review: The Lagoons – Island Hopping

Album Release Date: March 29, 2024                                                                                                    […]

Album Review: 408 – Hot Mess

Album Release Date: March 22, 2024Genre: Alternative / Pop Punk In the words of the late great Kurt Cobain, ‘Teenage angst has paid off well,’ and no better description could be created for Orlando-based pop-punk outfit 408. Following 2022’s ‘Out Of It’ the quartet has returned with thirty-three minutes of fist pumping tunes, with track […]

Album Review: NewDad – MADRA

Album Release Date: January 26, 2024                                                                       Genre: Indie Rock / Shoegaze  It’s no secret that Ireland’s bountiful music scene is currently […]