Row Boat – Romance

Row Boat – Romance

There isn’t much to describe Row Boat’s latest release other than Beautiful. The Romance theme is far too strong to ignore, upgrading this from a very impressive EP, to a very impressive *conceptual* EP. It’s definitely worth a listen if you’re into sad mountains, distant boats, or lonely birds. By Foofer

The Pineapple Thief – Magnolia

The Pineapple Thief – Magnolia

This is a dizzyingly thrilling showcase of all that is good and great about this superb band. One can only hope that their time has finally come. – By Dave Cooper

This Patch Of Sky – This Patch Of Sky

This Patch Of Sky – This Patch Of Sky

This Patch Of Sky is definitely an emotional work, one that seems to be sad, melancholic and optimistic and joyful at the same time, and because of this, its about fifty minutes pass without a single dull moment. By Daniela Patrizi

Witches Of Doom – Obey

Witches Of Doom – Obey

What does the debut album Obey by Witches Of Doom have to offer? Plenty more great songs inspired by 90’s alt and goth rock as it turns out (and this is no bad thing when done right) that rattles through at a good pace with verve, character and energy. – By Andrew Rawlinson

Recreant – Still Burn

Recreant – Still Burn

This album is really well produced, the songs are well written and really bring the point across of what the lyrical themes are about. This album is what punk is about. Strong lyrics with powerful meanings, angry abrasive guitar hooks, violin pieces which bring more raw emotion, weave together in solidified realm of dissatisfaction against a broken system. – By Daniel Chavez

Interview: Amplifier

Interview: Amplifier

Dave Cooper caught up with Amplifier lynchpin Sel Balamir to ask him about the band’s new lease of life, the band’s inspirations, and where their restless muse will take them next…

OHHMS – Bloom

OHHMS – Bloom

You are left with wanting more from this band such is the power of their music. You sense that they haven’t quite got started although a few extra songs may very well have tipped the balance into extremity. Instead we have a perfectly tuned album that, whilst not without faults, is a great introduction. – By Martyn Coppack

Megaton Leviathan – Past 21 Beyond The Arctic Cell

Megaton Leviathan – Past 21 Beyond The Arctic Cell

Megaton Leviathan have created a nightmarish vision but one filled with enough beautiful moments that you will want to keep on returning. – By Martyn Coppack

Anjou – Anjou

Anjou – Anjou

Those expecting something remotely like Labradford might be disappointed with this effort, but those open to a wholly new and creative project from some of Post-rock’s most inventive musicians will find ‘Anjou’ a very special musical experience. By Gareth Watkins

Zodiac – Sonic Child

Zodiac – Sonic Child

Keeping it simple is often the best policy. As Swedish rockers Zodiac demonstrate in ample quantities on third album Sonic Child by sticking to the tried and tested formula of whisky soaked 70’s and 80’s hard rock. – By Andrew Rawlinson

Antethic – Origin

Antethic – Origin

A dependable post-rock production that might not stand out from the crowd but contains moments of brilliance. By Ginnia Cheng

Biscuit Mouth – Doing it Right and Doing it Well

Biscuit Mouth – Doing it Right and Doing it Well

Doing it Right and Doing it Well is a short-lived burst of dark, acrimonious noise that doesn’t let up once throughout its running length. Relying only on drums, vocals, and a 3 string hybrid bass/guitar the two piece merge noisy blues riffs with math rock rhythms to produce a wholly distinct sound; landing sonically somewhere between The Jesus Lizard and Bitch Magnet. By Charlie Floyd

Liverpool Psych Fest 2014 Preview – White Hills

Liverpool Psych Fest 2014 Preview – White Hills

“Psychedelic music should reflect what a psychedelic trip is like. It takes you to furthest reaches of the universe and to the deepest darkest places within your soul. It’s beautiful and ugly, comforting and uncomfortable all at the same time.” – Martyn Coppack talks to Dave White from White Hills

Liquido Di Morte – Liquido Di Morte

Liquido Di Morte – Liquido Di Morte

It’s difficult not to like Liquido Di Morte. Their music is surprisingly accessible given the nature of it and it will be interesting to see where they take their sound next. – By Martyn Coppack

Less Than Nothing – It Will Set You Free

Less Than Nothing – It Will Set You Free

I can tell that Less Than Nothing will be immensely proud of this record, I know they will have invested a lot of time and effort in making it. For that, they are to be commended, so at this stage I struggle to be overtly critical. It’s early days for Less Than Nothing, but everyone’s got to start somewhere, right? I’ll wager album number two will be something entirely different. By Geoff Topley

Echoes Of The Past: I Love The Beauty of Rare Innocence

Echoes Of The Past: I Love The Beauty of Rare Innocence

In the second part of his journey back to the roots of his love for Kate Bush, Dave Cooper reflects on the impact on his younger self of The Kick Inside.


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