12th May 2017 – The Coathangers – Night and Day, Manchester

An eagerly awaited gig. For a band that has been around for ten years plus, it is some what annoying to note that I have not seen them up until this point. The show, in Manchester’s “trendy” Northern Quarter, is the  first date of a lengthy European tour supporting the recent album Nosebleed Weekend and forthcoming EP Parasite. The need for a pre-gig loosener in the … Continue reading 12th May 2017 – The Coathangers – Night and Day, Manchester

New Melvins album due soon

The Melvins, release the double album A Walk With Love & Death on July 7 via Ipecac Recordings here is a taster With A Walk With Love & Death, the trio of Buzz Osborne, Dale Crover and Steve McDonald showcase two distinct sides of the band’s music: Death, a proper Melvins’ release, and Love, the score to the Jesse Nieminen directed, self-produced short also titled A Walk With Love & Death. A release … Continue reading New Melvins album due soon

Boris announce new album “Dear”

Legendary amplifier-worshipping trio Boris have announced the release of their twenty-third studio album, Dear, which is due out July 14th on Sargent House. Dear marks the band’s 25th year of existence and while the 10-track album is chockfull of early-Boris calling cards, the avant-garde mavens aren’t learning on old tricks, describing the album as “heavenly—far beyond heavy.”  In anticipation Boris have shared the album’s first … Continue reading Boris announce new album “Dear”

Low Level Stink

Recorded March 22, 2015 at the Oorstof concert series, De Studio, Antwerp Featuring…. Dave Rempis alto, tenor saxophone Fred Lonberg-Holm cello, electronics Paal Nilssen-Love drums, percussion Released in 2017 via Dropa Disc 005 Two lengthy and freewheeling exercises in improvisation. At around twenty minutes each the listener is required to devote some time to this release. It’s jazz in punk metal mode with mostly high … Continue reading Low Level Stink

Maybe the people are waiting for trumpets?

Full Of Hell have now shared a new video for the title track Trumpeting Ecstasy, taken from their forthcoming and previously trailed album of the same name (Profound Lore, 5th May). The quartet are widely known for their visceral fury but this track is bespoke in its sinister and jagged haunting nature, amplified by the presence of guest vocalist Nicole Dollanganger. The video is written, … Continue reading Maybe the people are waiting for trumpets?

Rose and The Diamond Hand

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

It’s a Scream

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