Cutty’s Gym (EP launch), Objectified, Shredd at The Hug and Pint, 25/5/18

Contenders for hardest working band of the year, Shredd open this Cutty’s Gym EP launch at The Hug and Pint. Shredd seem to get better every gig, what happens if you improve exponentially are these guys in danger of exploding in a puff of smoke! Wearing their guitars higher than Simon Cowell’s trousers and with ChrisContinue reading “Cutty’s Gym (EP launch), Objectified, Shredd at The Hug and Pint, 25/5/18”

Part Chimp, Cutty’s Gym at Stereo, 15/4/17

After lying mostly dormant for five years, London’s Part Chimp is back with a new record iv out, as ever, on Mogwai’s Rock Action Records. It would be fair to say that the musical landscape has changed since their previous record, Thriller in 2009, as more bands have found success within the UK as aContinue reading “Part Chimp, Cutty’s Gym at Stereo, 15/4/17”

EPs of 2014

18 Daniel Mutch – Remedy & Therapy With Remedy & Therapy, Mutch has managed to present us with five remarkable tracks well worth spilling out of any speaker or set of headphones over the winter period and we’d be fools not to oblige. [review] 18 So Many Animal Calls – Burden [Bloc+] So Many AnimalContinue reading “EPs of 2014”

Various Artists – Bloc+ Compilation #1 [Bloc+]

Bar Bloc have released the first of four free compilation albums via their Bloc+ label featuring a showcase of innovative artists. The compilation was born from the venues commitment to nurturing up and coming bands that are struggling to get their music out there due to the pressures of the industry. The bar runs anContinue reading “Various Artists – Bloc+ Compilation #1 [Bloc+]”

Melt-Banana, Cutty’s Gym at Mono, 22/5/2014

The night starts with Cutty’s Gym, a mathy post-rock duo of impressive technical ability. Dynamics and textures crystallise and dissipate, riffs stab and paradiddles diddle, time signatures shifting and guitar lines weaving through expert loop pedal work. It’s all highly impressive, although a bit too cerebral in comparison to things to come, lacking the vitality,Continue reading “Melt-Banana, Cutty’s Gym at Mono, 22/5/2014”