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ALBUM REVIEW: STARING AT THE RUDE BOYS

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★★★★☆ This three CD set illuminates the golden era of The British Ska Revival 1979-1989. ‘Staring At The Rudeboys’ brings 2-Tone bands like The Specials, Madness and The Selecter under the same roof as ska originals like Judge Dred and mods like The Lambrettas. This compilations even verges into the[…]

ALBUM REVIEW: MUDHONEY – REAL LOW VIBE

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★★★★☆ As the hammond organ falls out of sync with a four-to-the-floor kick drum and Mark Arm howls through a megaphone, opening track ‘Untitled’ brings 39 seconds of confusing chaos. Think of it as a fully charged warm up before the welcome relief of a motown beat kicks off ‘No[…]

BOARD THE BIG BUS WITH M.PRES

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Brand new reggae label Big Bus Records have announced their first release, bringing a low key rasta vibe from M. Pres. ‘Prayer’ sets the tone for her debut album ‘Lift My Voice’ which is to follow in the near future. M. Pres askes Jah to be with her and bless[…]

IDLES! AN EARLY INTERVIEW

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It’s fair to say that Bristol 5-piece IDLES have stormed the live scene in the last four years. In 2021 they’re three albums in and have toured the world more than once. Their latest album Ultra Mono reached the well deserved No.1 spot on the UK album chart and the[…]

LIVE REVIEW: THE BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE @ THE 02 FORUM, LONDON

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The sideburns and sixties haircuts were out in full force in Kentish Town recently as San Francisco psychedelic giants The Brian Jonestown Massacre descended on London for the penultimate concert of their mammoth 2018 tour. The eight-piece band took the stage in drabs with infamous tambourine player Joel Gion getting[…]