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Punk News review
21.08.14

Motorhead meets Lynyrd Skynyrd. That's how I used to describe Nashville Pussy to people who had never heard them, but it may be time to reconsider. Maybe it should be ZZ Top meets...

Insound review
05.08.14

It´s been a long, hard and winding road for mankind, but in December 2011 the moment we´ve all – yet unknowingly and yet unaware of our coming salvation – been waiting for finally...

NME review
16.06.14

Tokyo musician Boris ventures into heavy metal with mixed results

The Quietus review
25.06.14

When the first snippet of Boris' 19th record surfaced earlier this year, it seemed to be a much more overtly melodic, even anthemic statement of desired accessibility than what...

Insound review
17.06.14

Boris has always demolished expectations of what a band can do musically and aesthetically. In keeping with that tradition, they again flip the script for the band’s first...

Insound review
10.06.14

Bloody Hammers, the band revolving around the charismatic mastermind Anders Manga, release their third album Under Satan's Sun which follows once more the dark paths populated by...

Spotinews recomendation
01.06.14

Morning. Are you in the mood for some sludge metal? If yes, this new album by Crowbar is a must listen. Enjoy! (US version here.) Crowbar – Symmetry In BlackFiled under: 2014...

Punk News review
17.07.14

Yes, it's that same Crowbar. The one that rose to prominence after appearing on Beavis and Butthead in the early/mid '90s. The New Orleans-based band has been churning out their...

Insound review
02.06.14

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Crowbar with the release of .

NME review
12.05.14

The Japanese psych rockers get more tuneful, but still sound bonkers

Insound review
27.05.14

Enlightenment activists from far east psychedelic underground.Bo Ningen are from Tokyo, Gunmma, Tajimi, Nishinomiya, but all met in London.In 2006 Taigen (vocal & bass) met Kohhei...

The Quietus review
16.05.14

Bo Ningen have made "a sound" out of not having one, or rather via a saturation of gloriously overwhelming noise and ideas that converge in an organised, yet frantic way. In fact...

Insound review
06.05.14

This Salt Lake City group's hotly anticipated second full-length, , follows the still echoing sonic shock waves of Dwellers' enthusiastically received debut of 2012, Good Morning...

Insound review
29.04.14

Miami rock juggernaut FLOOR returns with Oblation , their first new album in over 10 years! The follow up to their ground-breaking, cult classic, self-titled album Oblation...

Punk News review
30.04.14

For years, the narrative went like this: After toiling in relative obscurity with his underrated pop-metal band, Floor, Steve Brooks finally broke through to a larger audience by...

Spotinews recomendation
30.04.14

Good morning. From a recent Spotify update: the new album by doom/sludge metal band Floor. Read some reviews and enjoy! Floor – OblationFiled under: 2014, Metal

Alt Press review
29.04.14

NME review
21.04.14

Danish synth rock trio beguile on their return

The Quietus review
13.05.14

When bands reform these days, it's tacitly (or sometimes openly) acknowledged that the primary motivation is to enjoy the payday they missed first time round or more cynically, to...

Spotinews recomendation
20.04.14

Hello. The sun is shining and here is the new album by Thee Oh Sees. Genre: garage rock. Enjoy! Thee Oh Sees – DropFiled under: 2014, Rock

NME review
28.04.14

If this is the last record from John Dwyer's psych rockers, it's a great way to bow out

Spotinews recomendation
12.02.14

Hello again. The highly interesting new album by Helms Alee is a very recent addition to Spotify. Genre: metal/rock. Enjoy! Helms Alee – Sleepwalking SailorsFiled under: 2014...

The Quietus review
10.03.14

Of all the bands associated with the Hydra Head label in its dying days, Helms Alee were the band I worried for the most. This hugely talented trio had produced two of the finest...

Insound review
18.02.14

Helms Alee’s music is exactly the sort of mutant, fantastic hybrid that used to only occasionally erupt out of small, isolated scenes, uninformed by trends of the day - instead of...

Punk News review
06.02.14

It seems that when The Shrine were recording Bless Off the band members forgotten what decade they are in. They seem to be about thirty years behind musically. This album sounds...

The Line of Best Fit review
06.02.14

They may be subsidising their debut LP with a lot of previously-heard material, but when it's material as good as this, who gives a flying damn?

NME review
17.02.14

The Kettering revivalists' debut is the full psych package - minus the drugs

Under The Radar review
12.02.14

Dig out your suede jacket and dust off your Beatle boots: Temples and their debut album Sun Structures are dragging the jingly-jangly psychedelic pop sound into 2014, and you need...

Clash review
12.02.14

The sound of ‘60s experimentation smashed stunningly into the present day...

Spotinews recomendation
11.02.14

Howdy folks. The fine debut album by Temples was added to Spotify today (for me). Genre: psychedelic rock. Enjoy! (One review here.) (US version here.) Temples – Sun...

The Quietus review
10.02.14

A first glance at Temples suggest that they are something that's hardly ground-breaking in the grand history of pop music. The quartet's look harks back to a time when you could...

The Line of Best Fit review
27.01.14

Neo-psych garage rock that shakes everything in its wake.

Spotinews recomendation
14.02.14

Hey again. From last month: the explosive new album by Pontiak. Genre: stoner rock. Enjoy! Pontiak – InnocenceFiled under: 2014, Rock

Under The Radar review
07.02.14

Pontiak, folks. Opener "Innocence" rules, in precisely their nonchalant manner. It opens in mono, or close enough—a classic record-bin, vibrato-and-decibels power riff, exploding...

The Quietus review
31.01.14

If ever you needed an album to blow out the cobwebs then this is it. And if the self-consciously capitalised album title Innocence looks like its shouting, it certainly sounds...

Insound review
03.12.13

Warble Womb “Where it's warm, a shelter from the storm”. Three years since the last Dead Meadow release and the full-length of all-new tunes since 2008. Self-produced by the band...

The Quietus review
21.11.13

A funny thing happened on the way to the punk bar - the stoner rock movement was born. In the early 90s, in the lawless frontier known as the suburbs of New Jersey, journeyman...

NME review
11.11.13

The Melvins have made so many better albums that it would be scandalous to recommend this one.

Under The Radar review
10.12.13

Two alternating line-ups weren't enough to keep them busy, so core duo Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover have now formed a third concurrent incarnation of the hardest-working band in...

The Quietus review
23.10.13

Now here's a welcome surprise – after a protracted, are-they-still-going-or-what type break from the public eye, it's the return of Bristol ur-rock titans Gonga with their third...

Spotinews recomendation
16.10.13

Howdy. From a very recent Spotify update: the new album by Red Fang. Genre: stoner rock/metal. Enjoy! (Note: I’ll be on the road all day tomorrow so the next update should arrive...

The Quietus review
04.11.13

Red Fang rose to prominence off the back of three vivid slices of video idiocy (videocy?) whilst promoting their Relapse debut Murder the Mountains. Directed by Whitey McConnaughy...

Punk News review
16.10.13

Portland, OR's Red Fang get by on pure unadulterated rock n' roll badassery. They don't have the clearly defined pop sensibilities of Torche, the experimental streak of Kylesa, or...

Insound review
15.10.13

Black Moth are four super talented individuals, Harriet Bevan - vocals, Jim Swainston - guitar, Dave Vachon - bass, and Dom McCready, battering the crap out of his drums. Formed 2...

Under The Radar review
03.10.13

Here's a toast to Tony McPhee. It seems like "Raise" on FUZZ's self-titled debut could be an unabashed tribute to McPhee's group The Groundhogs, one of those old-guy bands that...

NME review
21.10.13

Ty Segall is not a man who waits around on the sidelines

Spotinews recomendation
06.10.13

Hello. This explosive new album by Fuzz was added to Spotify five days ago. Genre: rock. Read some positive reviews and enjoy! Fuzz – Fuzz Filed under: 2013, Rock

Insound review
17.09.13

The new American Sharks record features nine tracks and clocks in just few ticks more than 20 minutes, making it a perfect soundtrack for a morning commute as long as the listener...

Punk News review
11.10.13

With few exceptions, heavy metal takes itself far too seriously. The same could be said for portions of punk, emo or just about any other genre of music of course, but in metal it...

Punk News review
30.08.13

Jenks Miller has steadily built up a following with his alias Horseback, a sort of solo project that expertly comprises metal, folk, drone and shoegaze. While his albums have...

Spotinews recomendation
26.07.13

Hello. The new album by Valient Thorr was added to Spotify last month. Genre: hard/stoner rock. Enjoy! (US version here.) Valient Thorr – Our Own Masters Filed under: 2013, Rock

Insound review
23.07.13

Savannah, Georgia' heavy-rockin' road dogs return to the fold with a stop-gap EP to hold us over between their raging last full length and their next. Tend No Wounds is a 6-song...

The Line of Best Fit review
19.07.13

Dead Meadow may not have invented sludgy metal riffs or psychedelia, but they sure as hell ragged the pair of ‘em mercilessly.

The Line of Best Fit review
05.08.13

Dead Meadow may not have invented sludgy metal riffs or psychedelia, but they sure as hell ragged the pair of ‘em mercilessly.

The Quietus review
17.07.13

What to make of Crumbling Ghost, purveyors of doom-infused psychedelic rock who use folk standards for their inspiration and incorporate the rhythms and cadences of traditional...

Insound review
11.07.13

Fatso Jetson's second and last album for SST Records.

Insound review
11.07.13

"This debut from Fatso Jetson of Palm Desert, CA, is as refreshingly direct and uncareerist as rock can get. Guitarist/vocalist Mario Lalli, bassist Larry Lalli, and drummer Tony...

Insound review
11.06.13

This is the first solo album from Andrew Stockdale, the voice, guitarist and creative visionary for the band Wolfmother. As the band was always Andrew's band with a revolving cast...