New Music Exposure · Single Reviews

POLTERGHOST – BEAST / ORDINARY – NEW MUSIC EXPOSURE / SINGLE REVIEW

Here’s a band that we are particularly excited about at Reviewcaster. Polterghost first appeared with Holy Smoke before our summers had really got going, and it promised much. The track provided an overdose of lo-fi, dousing its guitars in a vat of distortion and maintaining an accessible, melodic structure. Last month however, Polterghost stepped it… Continue reading POLTERGHOST – BEAST / ORDINARY – NEW MUSIC EXPOSURE / SINGLE REVIEW

New Music Exposure · Single Reviews

NINE BLACK ALPS – NOVOKAINE – SINGLE REVIEW / NEW MUSIC EXPOSURE

It’s hard to believe it’s now been 8 years since Nine Black Alps’ quite brilliant debut. It was fully deserving of its critical acclaim, overflowing with energy and angst, and channeled a new kind of grunge. Since then, the albums have remained very solid, and the sound has retained an edgy, fast-paced frenzy from its… Continue reading NINE BLACK ALPS – NOVOKAINE – SINGLE REVIEW / NEW MUSIC EXPOSURE

New Music Exposure · Single Reviews

KOBADELTA – RITUAL (TIME FLIES) / UNDERESTIMATION – NEW MUSIC EXPOSURE

We’ve touched upon Kobadelta before, describing their sound back in June as ‘an onslaught of viscous, blues-ridden psychedelica’, ridden with brooding riffs and shimmering synths. They’re back 4 months later with another single and b-side, and it’s safe to say the tracks haven’t dampened our hype for the Newcastle five-piece. Ritual is factory fitted with… Continue reading KOBADELTA – RITUAL (TIME FLIES) / UNDERESTIMATION – NEW MUSIC EXPOSURE

Album Reviews

SONS OF THE SEA – SONS OF THE SEA – REVIEW: ANOTHER MEDIUM FOR BOYD TO CELEBRATE HIS ENTERPRISE

Brandon Boyd has never been shy about showing off his artistic side, whether it’s his scrapbooks, his uncanny knack of consistently delivering lyrics that open up a chasm of intrigue to a listener, or his army of self-designed tattoos that line up like traffic jams all over his body. Sons of the Sea is the latest exponent… Continue reading SONS OF THE SEA – SONS OF THE SEA – REVIEW: ANOTHER MEDIUM FOR BOYD TO CELEBRATE HIS ENTERPRISE

Album Reviews

YUCK – GLOW & BEHOLD – REVIEW: THE POST-BLUMBERG YUCK LACK THAT CUTTING EDGE

With Yuck frontman and co-founder Daniel Blumberg off to pastures new, guitarist Max Bloom has received an internal promotion, as such, to take on the mantle of frontman. This rearrangement, as resourceful and personnel-retaining as it is, was always going to be the focal point of any critique sent Glow & Behold’s way. Such a transition is always going to be… Continue reading YUCK – GLOW & BEHOLD – REVIEW: THE POST-BLUMBERG YUCK LACK THAT CUTTING EDGE