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RIVAL SONS – HEAD DOWN – REVIEW: CALIFORNIAN BLUES-ROCKERS PULL OUT ALL THE STOPS

Blues-rock, as a movement, is continuing to make more and more headway in the contemporary music scene today. The success of Black Keys’ El Camino last year, coupled with the band selling out Madison Square Gardens in 15 minutes, serve as a rousing reminder that the sideburns, toiling guitars and nostalgic constructions on the foundations… Continue reading RIVAL SONS – HEAD DOWN – REVIEW: CALIFORNIAN BLUES-ROCKERS PULL OUT ALL THE STOPS

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SOUNDGARDEN – KING ANIMAL – REVIEW: BEEN AWAY TOO LONG? SOUNDGARDEN ASSURE ADMIRABLY

Well Chris, I couldn’t have put it better myself. You certainly have been away for too long… 16 years to be exact. In that time, you’ve made hay with Audioslave, performed a Bond theme and managed to release a quite simply dire solo album that we’ll not mention any further. Meanwhile, your bandmates have dabbled… Continue reading SOUNDGARDEN – KING ANIMAL – REVIEW: BEEN AWAY TOO LONG? SOUNDGARDEN ASSURE ADMIRABLY

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DEFTONES – KOI NO YOKAN – REVIEW: THE BAR CONTINUES TO RISE

A Premonition of Love. The English translation of the title of Deftones 7th full length effort is like love at first sight for an intellectual; a more educated understanding of a term thrown about all too loosely. This term can go a long way to distinguishing the differences between love and lust, and the potential… Continue reading DEFTONES – KOI NO YOKAN – REVIEW: THE BAR CONTINUES TO RISE

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NINE BLACK ALPS – SIRENS – REVIEW: IT PROMISES MUCH… BUT DID IT DELIVER?

Most of you could be forgiven for not noticing Nine Black Alps’ departure from the proverbial radar after bursting onto the scene and hitting the ground running in 2005. Much was promised for the Manchester four-piece, following scintillating live sets of unadulterated energy and a relatively successful, critically acclaimed debut album. 7 years on and… Continue reading NINE BLACK ALPS – SIRENS – REVIEW: IT PROMISES MUCH… BUT DID IT DELIVER?