New Music Exposure · Single Reviews

KOBADELTA – WHEN IT RAINS IT POURS / THE TAPESTRY – NEW MUSIC EXPOSURE

Amidst a cascade of shimmering synths and brooding riffs, Newcastle five-piece Kobadelta have burst onto our radar with an onslaught of viscous, blues-ridden psychedelica in the form of When It Rains It Pours. The latest addition to our Singles Bar is fresh out of my own back yard and oozes an intoxicating brand of rock… Continue reading KOBADELTA – WHEN IT RAINS IT POURS / THE TAPESTRY – NEW MUSIC EXPOSURE

Album Reviews · New Music Exposure

ZEN MANTRA – HOW MANY PADMES HUM? – REVIEW / NEW MUSIC EXPOSURE

Thus far in 2013, Australasia is proving to be a prospective goldmine of niche, psychedelic, and somewhat dreamy guitar music. Popstrangers exported Antipodes earlier this year, and impressed everyone lucky enough to have wrapped their ears around it. Splashh have arrived via London, and their upcoming debut LP has got fans of this sunbathed, fuzzed-out… Continue reading ZEN MANTRA – HOW MANY PADMES HUM? – REVIEW / NEW MUSIC EXPOSURE

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BLACK ON BLACK – LET’S GET CYNICAL – REVIEW / NEW MUSIC EXPOSURE

It’s always refreshing when you come across a band that, amongst the alarmingly high percentage of over-polished, insincere rock music that’s forced down your throat, immediately hooks you like a fish. Whilst the decade’s mainstream rock production line continues its conveyor belt of mediocrity, Black on Black are a commodity that is becoming rarer and… Continue reading BLACK ON BLACK – LET’S GET CYNICAL – REVIEW / NEW MUSIC EXPOSURE

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ALICE IN CHAINS – THE DEVIL PUT DINOSAURS HERE – REVIEW: ANOTHER ANTHOLOGY OF MALIGNANT BEAUTY

I’m just going to get this out there straight away… I love it. There’s also no doubt in my mind that if you’re a sucker for filth, grime, and still bear the softest of spots for the Seattle grunge movement of the nineties, you will too. This is as Alice in Chains as it gets;… Continue reading ALICE IN CHAINS – THE DEVIL PUT DINOSAURS HERE – REVIEW: ANOTHER ANTHOLOGY OF MALIGNANT BEAUTY