The Spook School (album launch), Martha, Marble Gods at Stereo, 27/1/18

“Tonight’s show is sponsored by Linda McCartney sausages. Sausages! Vegetarian! Sausages! Vegetarian!” is announced through the speakers in the unmistakable tones of Spook School drummer, and mouthpiece of the band, Niall McCamley. It’s a theme that plays out throughout the show, as McCamley’s battle for veggie sausage sponsorship is played out before us, but beforeContinue reading “The Spook School (album launch), Martha, Marble Gods at Stereo, 27/1/18”

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Tracks of 2017 (40-31)

40. Marble Gods – ‘Washing Machine’ “a song about finding your feet and washing your socks”, it couldn’t have been put any better. Marble Gods are a band that exude joy, and ‘Washing Machine’ is the perfect example of that with its delightful lo-fi indie pop jangle, sugar coated C86 vocal displays and whimsical lyrics.Continue reading “Tracks of 2017 (40-31)”

EPs of 2017 (30-21)

Albums 30-21 – 20-11 – 10-1 EPs 30-21 – 20-11 – 10-1 30. Polarneck/Grand Pricks – Polarpricks [GoldMold] Grand Pricks’ offer tracks that seem to always be building, replacing toe-tapping with jumping around wanting more, raucous anti-establishment punk which manages to deliver both the simple hook and feel of 80s skater punk, coupled with eloquent, carefully considered lyrics. Polarnecks hit youContinue reading “EPs of 2017 (30-21)”

Freakender, Day 1, 15/9/17

Now in its second year garage, psych and rock festival Freakender has excitement blossoming around it as the trio behind Eyes Wide Open, El Rancho and Fuzzkill put together a killer weekend that is crammed full of talent that’s also lovingly curated into three unique days. Day one has an overall an experimental vibe to it,Continue reading “Freakender, Day 1, 15/9/17”

Fazerdaze, The RPMs, Marble Gods, Joyce Delaney at The Hug and Pint, 1/5/17

The appeal of a band fresh from New Zealand and ready to start a headline tour is strong tonight and even though it’s a bank holiday the crowd bustle in from the start to enjoy a packed night of support acts. First up is Joyce Delaney, a three-piece fronted by Chrissy Barnacle on guitar andContinue reading “Fazerdaze, The RPMs, Marble Gods, Joyce Delaney at The Hug and Pint, 1/5/17”