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Callow

Callow, a two-piece down-tempo rock outfit, comprised of Red Moses (vocals/guitar) and Sami Knowles (drums/keys/vocals). Formed in 2009 and hailing from San Francisco Bay in the USA, the duet has toured and promoted itself for some time now and released their debut, Orb Weaver, in 2012. My thanks once again to Robbie for the review. […]

East-Ra

East-Ra is the solo project of Dino Santaleza who hails from Labin, a small village in Croatia located in the Istra region. Many thanks to Robbie who  took the time from his schedule to write this review. After being lucky enough to speak to Dino it became clear that Istra has a rich history of song […]

Paul Hayworth – Ultra Violet – LP review

Paul Hayworth is a solo musician from Cambridge in England whose recent releases span genres from indie to space rock. He’s also a prolific artist, having released nine albums and an EP in little over a year – a brief listen to his most recent few left me wondering how one man could produce such […]

EndAnd

EndAnd is a noise-punk/post-hardcore trio from Brooklyn, New York, featuring Daniel Fern (guitars, vocals), Mike Morales (drums, percussion) and Bill Fitzgerald (bass, vocals). The first thing to hit me about EndAnd was the technicality of the drumming and inventive melodies. Their latest release, Mechanics & Energetics of Stilt-Running, opens with At Fault’s End, a song […]

4th Ward Afro Klezmer Orchestra

4th Ward Afro Klezmer Orchestra is a nine-piece ensemble comprised of Edim Baho (acoustic guitar), Colin Bragg (electric guitar), Jeff Crompton (reeds), Tony Staffiero (tenor sax), Noah Kess (drums), Chris Riggenbach (bass guitar), Bill Nittler (reeds), Roger Rusow (trumpet) and finally Nick Dixon (trombone). Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, these fellows play what can only be […]

Jacob’s Mouse

Jacob’s Mouse was a three-piece alternative rock/punk band from Bury St Edmonds in Suffolk (England), made up of Hugo Boothby (guitar) Jebb Boothby (bass, also Hugo’s twin brother) and Sam Marsh (drums, vocals). Formed during the late 1980s, the trio released The Dot EP in 1990. A vinyl-only release which showcased the group’s interest in […]

Otis Heat

Otis Heat is a three-piece rock group from Portland in the USA –  comprising of Sean O’Neill (vocals / bass), Mike Warner (guitar) and Buddy Weeks (drums). After a break for a few months to get his head down on University and life Robbie is back with some thoughts to add to the Indie Bands […]

Mutual Benefit

Mutual Benefit is a Boston (USA) -based experimental indie project from Jordan Lee with recent contributions from Andrew Morehart, Katie Pierce, Bradley Will, Marc Merza and Samuel Yager. In 2009 the debut mixtape “Figure in Black” was released by the solo Jordan Lee, a fragmented cauldron of music which played host to a mixture of […]

Death Valley Sleepers

From picturesque Copenhagen in Denmark comes the dreamy music of Death Valley Sleepers, originally a solo project from multi-instrumentalist and producer Tobias Winberg.  Now comprising Tobias (Vocal / guitar), Adam Winberg (Drums), Jesper Van (Bass), Christian Ki Dall (Guitar), Mads Jensen (Organ) and Kristina Romby (Vocal / Percussion). Another review by Robbie Gallagher, many thanks. […]

Unquiet Nights

Unquiet Nights are a three-piece rock band from Dublin in Ireland, comprised of Luke Mathers, Rodger Firmin and John Rossi. I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce a new writer on the Indie Bands Blog – Robbie Gallagher – who is currently studying music at Northampton University. The boys from Belfast have gained considerable […]