Articles by John Sturm
A corker of an album that made me realise what I fool I have been.
Dorje are back with their second EP and it’s just a tiny bit bloody special. – By John Sturm
This is, hands down, my album of the year. Yes, we’re only in May, but the way this album affects me emotionally, the music contained within it, the performances…. it will not get better than this. – By John Sturm
John Sturm caught up with Dorje before their show in Cardiff for a chat about social media, the financial implications of touring, influences and a question of biscuits.
Hot on the heels on their iTunes chart bothering, self-released, EP ‘Catalyst’, Dorje roll into Cardiff bringing with them a blend of Extreme, Incubus, Soundgarden and Metallica. John Sturm was there to review the gig.
Dorje are one of the UK’s best kept secrets. But not for long if they keep releasing music this good. – By John Sturm
This may be tagged “vintage rock”, but make no mistake, this is vital, fresh and relevant music. Flares are simply optional… – By John Sturm
Sounding as vital as they ever did, this record further cements Paradise Lost’s legacy of excellence. It’s heavy, dark, doomy, gothic, haunting, lyrical…. – By John Sturm
Von Hertzen Brothers have truly recognised what makes them so unique and there are times on this album that it’s hard to believe that these guys aren’t the biggest band in the world. – By John Sturm
A great album by a great band: doomy, punky, heavy and groovy. Read this. Then go buy the album. – By John Sturm
Melodic, heavy and massively rewarding. EtHERSENS offer up a progressive gem. – By John Sturm
Down unleash riff after riff into your poor little ears. And it is glorious. – By John Sturm
Riff-laden, groove-filled, foot-stomping and bowel-loosening. The Hoof unleash some excellence on your ears. – By John Sturm
No words, just emotive, startling and wonderful soul-searching music. – By John Sturm
Beauty and ugliness rolled into one that manages to uplift and make you mosh at the same time. – By John Sturm.
John Sturm asked John Wesley, who has worked live with Porcupine Tree, and as a co-writer with ex-Marillion singer Fish, some questions about his new solo album Disconnect.
Groove, swagger, rock and roll…. what more could you want? – By John Sturm
A strong, solid debut album featuring lots of hooks, lots of bits that crowds can sing and enough heavy guitars to satisfy most metal heads. – By John Sturm
An album that displays a musician at the peak of his powers. Breathtaking in scope and design. – By John Sturm
It’s not revolutionary. It won’t need a new sub-genre. It’s hard rock at its finest. – By John Sturm.
Bigelf return and with their most melodic, poppy, heavy, proggy album to date. Welcome back gents. – By John Sturm