Festival Mixtape: Glasgowbury 2013

Published on July 8th, 2013 | by Brian Coney

An annual celebration of local musical talent like no other, Glasgowbury Festival returns to the Sperrin mountains this year with arguably its finest line-up to date. Headlined by the globetrotting, genre-defining The Answer, And So I Watch …... Read More



Classic Album: Metallica – Kill ‘Em All

Published on June 28th, 2013 | by Steven Rainey

You feel it building in your muscles, a tension crying for release.  Your fists clench, and your feet move. The strain spreads into your back, snaking up your spine. Before you know it, you’re thrusting your …... Read More



Getting Re-acquainted: Kitchens of Distinction

Published on June 14th, 2013 | by Steven Rainey

In the last few years, shoegazing (or ‘dream pop’, as our American cousins call it) has made a real comeback, a whole new generation of inarticulate youths picking up guitars and delay pedals , ready to …... Read More



Classic Album: Slowdive – Souvlaki

Published on June 7th, 2013 | by Steven Rainey

If we were to transport someone from the mid-90s to the present day, they’d almost certainly be in for a shock. Not at the political situation of the earth, although that is a cause for great …... Read More



Inbound: Go Wolf

Published on June 3rd, 2013 | by Brian Coney

Having spent the last few months building an ever-increasing fanbase, fast-rising Belfast indie pop band Go Wolf have just finished recording their debut EP. Seven months on from the release of their incandescent debut single ‘Voices’ …... Read More



Getting Re-acquainted: ‘Breaking The Law’

Published on May 31st, 2013 | by Steven Rainey

Part of metal’s appeal is its terminal uncoolness. It can’t be co-opted, it isn’t ‘hip’, and it doesn’t easily translate to a mass audience. Sure, sometimes it has a dalliance with the mainstream, but there are …... Read More



Label Mixtape #001: Sargent House

Published on May 28th, 2013 | by Brian Coney

Home to acts as spearheading and diverse as our very own Adebisi Shank (pictured) and And So I Watch You From Afar to Texan psych-rock five-piece Zechs Marquise and Zorch, LA based record label Sargent House …... Read More



The Story Behind: Hüsker Dü (Part II of II)

Published on May 25th, 2013 | by Steven Rainey

With Husker Du’s drive and aspiration was going to come into conflict with the orthodoxy of hardcore,  for the world at large, their meteoric development was continuing to deliver the goods, and their second album of …... Read More



Classic Album: The Smashing Pumpkins – Adore

Published on May 17th, 2013 | by Steven Rainey

It starts with the sound of twilight, that special moment when the air seems to vibrate, and time stands still. Over plucked acoustic guitar, a breathy voice intones warm whispers, comforting and safe. “The sky’s cruel …... Read More

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