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Review

Jester & The Sickboys: Dismantlepiece EP

26 Feb 2015 / Opinion, Review

The introductory track of the “Dismantlepiece EP”, with its “cock-in-hand salutes” and F-bombs, piqued my curiosity. The subsequent tracks, however, are directed at an unnamed protagonist with lyrics that are too literal. It makes the songs difficult to relate to, …

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Review

Sol Gems: A-side/B-side

24 Feb 2015 / Opinion, Review

Let’s address the elephant in the room, Sol Gems sound a lot like MGMT. This observation is not intended as a quip to downplay the quality of the band or their debut 2-track release, but it needs to be said.

In …

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Review

Gateway Drugs: Dare Tonight

23 Feb 2015 / Opinion, Review

Haunting the airwaves is a synth-pop duo that sounds like they had just tumbled out of Doc Brown’s DeLorean and stumbled into a dazzling ideal of what the 21st century would look like in Robert Zemeckis’ head. Perhaps, the first …

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Review

BEAST: Bardo

12 Feb 2015 / Opinion, Review

BEAST’s second album is a highly polarised one, balancing low bass guitars with a soaring vocal range, as well as high and low rock-rooted tempos. “Bardo” also welcomes their new drummer Werner Von Waltsleben, whose versatility and style …

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Save It For The Weekend: He Said She Said

9 Feb 2015 / Opinion, Review

From the opening chords of ‘He Said, She Said’, it would be easy to dismiss the song as just another generic acoustic-pop-punk song with mild leanings towards sounding like something that would emerge from an emo cover band. However, Save …

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Gangsterdam: Gangsterdam

6 Feb 2015 / Opinion, Review

With a name like Gangsterdam, you expect the music to sound like it crept out of a dark side-street in a dimly lit, seedy looking ghetto. Upon clicking play on their self-titled debut album, I rather expected some heavily distorted …

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