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Rok Ink

From Barnsley in England hail Pete Brotherton (Rhythm Guitar /Lead Vocals), Luke Slater (Drums), Ant Allatt (Bass /Backing Vocals) and Scott Crowther (Lead Guitar / Backing Vocals) who make up the heavy metal band Rok Ink. Immediately on hitting play you just know you are dealing with rock at its basic level and Rok Ink deliver it well. It […]

The Active Set

The Active Set is an alternative indie band from Los Angeles in the USA. The three piece line-up is Matthew Stolarz (vocal / bass), Wayne Russell (guitar / vocal) and Francis Ramsden (guitar / keys / vocals). For live performances the band extends to five players with Keys – Damien Stolarz on Keys and Steve Coy on Drums. Shiny […]

Boxed Wine – EP review – Cheap, Fun

It was back in August 2012 that I introduced the US indie band Boxed Wine and they have now released their EP – Cheap, Fun which came out on the 22nd January 2013. Opening with Bones - an indie rock number with an upped tempo as the instantly recognizable enhanced percussion and bass rattles the speakers, whilst the lyrics […]

Junior – Dia Uno / Cariño, Rapido! Un Ticket Hacia Vos – EP review

Just under a year ago I took a look at Junior from Argentina. With nothing in between suddenly arrived in my inbox news of Dia Uno / Cariño, Rapido! Un Ticket Hacia Vos a three track EP. To be fair – I had low expectations as the last set of music I received was an absolute delight. But my muffled […]

An interview with La Fin Absolute Du Monde

An interview with La Fin Absolute Du Monde, who I first introduced in December 2012. In which we discuss, The Dead Kennedys, Gretna Green, cooking recipes and so much more. Apologies for the quality of my microphone at the very start of this interview as it sounds as though I am speaking through water, but it quickly clears up. Début de […]

Band of the week top 5 chart w/e 26th January 2012

The band of the week top 5 chart for w/e 26th January is dominated by bands from England, with one sole representation from Argentina to break the stranglehold. 1. Skreamer (England) Don’t Look Down On Me – Single – Skreamer is available on iTunes*. 2. The Blue Collars (England) 3. Gardenia (Argentina) 4. The Newds (England) The First Strike […]


Skreamer from London in England is an alternative metal band comprising Samuel Morter (Guitar / Vocals), Sergio Ronchetti (Bass / Vocals), Bobby Steel (Drums) and Andreas Pavlou (Guitar). As you know well; rarely do I cover metal of any style as so much of it is  - turn up the volume and hope for the best. I can’t play a guitar, […]

Marc Evans – Chasing Daylight – EP review

Back in April 2011 I introduced Marc Evans and over the intervening years his style has changed for a fuller sound and here I review the three track EP – Chasing Daylight. A couple of years on and immediately we find a more luxuriant space as Beautiful Blueberries floats out of the speakers, whilst there is a recognizable style, the […]

Ummagma – Rotation – Video Only

I first introduced Ummagma back in September 2012 and they have been busy ever since including the release of their video – Rotation. They are currently working on another project and I expect to have some news to share on that towards the end of next week. For now – here is Rotation. Join the […]

Off Orbit

Off Orbit from Miami in the USA is Moises Jimenez (bass/ lead vocals), Marcos Jimenez (lead guitar / vocals), Jonathan Colorado (Drums), Mike Rodriguez (Drums) and Angel Cerdeiras (Percussion) plus guests with their eclectic mix of soul blues funk. I am sure you, like I, wander past in a bleary ear of indifference as this genre fills […]

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