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Review

The Man Motels: Quit Looking At Me!

7 Aug 2018 / Opinion, Review

Back on the scene after their hiatus in 2013, The Man Motels’ new 8-track album, “Quit Looking At Me!” is in smothered with heavy doses of Americana-esque rock riffage, orchestrated at a breakneck pace.

Muffled, ruffled electric guitar dominates the offering, …

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Review

Don’t Poke The Bear: Maps

3 Aug 2018 / Opinion, Review

Navigating the general scope of the human condition in a 10-track offering which swings neatly between genre, Capetonian trio Don’t Poke The Bear delivers a carefully curated album which could have ventured just a few strides more from their comfort …

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Review

The Medicine Dolls: A Good Chance of Bad Weather EP

1 Aug 2018 / Opinion, Review

The Medicine Doll’s second EP of the year comes wrapped in lilting, almost nostalgic themes, fringed in hard-edged punk-rock riffage and which somehow harks home to the mid-90’s thriving London punk scene. While their last EP, “Love Lost Lullabies”

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Dirty Moonshine: Bottom of the Barrel

25 Jul 2018 / Opinion, Review

I’m a huge fan of the kind of purist rock ‘n’ roll that Dirty Moonshine make – it’s in no way mainstream in SA at the moment, so you know that musos who are investing time and energy in …

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Review

MIAGII: High Hopes

23 Jul 2018 / Opinion, Review

There was this one time I referred to MIAGII as “pop punk” and I think all the members collectively threw up in their mouths a bit. Thinking back on that now it’s enough to make me chunder too.

Their second …

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Review

Jon Shaban: Speak Your Mind

10 Jul 2018 / Opinion, Review

You may know him as the man who spearheads rasping alternative folk duo The Shabs – but Jon Shaban has just dropped an extensive solo album, “Speak Your Mind” featuring a wealth of artists across the spectrum including …

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