If you really want to know about what is happening in the Manchester music scene, and I mean really happening, you need look no further than the video above, or the EP below. Rose, of Poppycock and Locean fame, stands very well on her own merits with band members Mark Corrin, Bob Clowrey, and Leonie Fox. There are some strong female voices on the Manc … Continue reading Rose and The Diamond Hand
If you want to fill the Lemmy shaped hole in your listening space then you need go no further than Power Trip whose new album “Nightmare Logic” is released on February 24th on Southern Lord. The band have that blistering rock and roll swagger which Motörhead had down to a fine art. Power Trip display that raw energy which is a hallmark of the best rock bands. … Continue reading Nightmare Logic
Two hefty slabs of music arrived via the ethernet today. In the promo that always arrives with such offerings New York City’s Black Army Jacket , the rascals responsible for the two albums, are described as one of the key players in the powerviolence movement of the 1990s. This gave me pause for thought as the music that came blasting through the earphone was more metal … Continue reading Powerviolence or Grindcore?
SPC ECO (pronounced Space Echo) is the duo of alternative electronic producer Dean Garcia, originally of alternative rock band Curve, and his daughter Rose Berlin. Rose is a Sound and Light artist. She experiments with the potential for sound and light to be used as atmospheric mediums, intent on bridging the gap between art and music. Apart from a decade with SPC ECO and nearly 15 … Continue reading If Space Is A Vacuum How Can You Hear Echoes?
If you name your band after a New Order song several things may well happen to you. You might be badged as Barney wannabees, or you may well be besieged by hordes of rabid New Order fans aiming to draw some linkage into their complex network of fandom. Or then again you could be a Swedish/American band that writes intelligent, well-crafted pop tunes that sound … Continue reading Stealing Your Ears
Everything in the news these days seems to revolve around one topic and the music industry is not immune as influential Washington, DC-based hardcore/punk outfit Scream have issued a brand new video for a previously-unreleased protest track, “Politics Is Entertainment.” This comes as Southern Lord announce the impending remixed reissue of the band’s No More Censorship LP. Scream was formed in 1981 by vocalist Peter … Continue reading It’s a Scream
California technical death metal band and recent Unique Leader signees So This Is Suffering release their album Palace Of The Pessimist on February 24th. The ten-track offering was recorded at Interlace Audio and features artwork by Chris Panatier (Dopelord, Totem Skim). “We’re excited to be working with one of the top leading labels in extreme music,” offers the band in a collective statement. “It’s been a long journey … Continue reading Optimism for the Pessimists