Biffy Clyro: Ellipsis – A belated review

Biffy Clyro are a favourite band of mine, top five for my life so far. Since being sent a few songs from a friend living in Scotland as Puzzle came out way back in 2007 I’ve been hooked. Ellipsis is Biffy Clyro’s seventh studio album and had the near impossible task of following the monstrous double album “Opposites”. […]

After Osmosis: What Do You See When You Dream?

Hello Albuquerque! What Do You See When You Dream? by After Osmosis Watching the US election results being returned is probably not the intended use case for “What Do You See When You Dream?”. Yet against the turbulence of the results coming in, it provides a perfect calming contrast. One of the the most beautiful […]

British Theatre: Mastery

British Theatre – Mastery Entry point: Gold Bruise/Capra Personal highlight: Newman Full disclosure: I was a backer of this project on PledgeMusic. I am unashamedly a huge fan of everything these guys do. Quality music follows them; Oceansize, their solo projects, Biffy Clyro (where they play the part of hired guns) and now British Theatre. Oceansize […]

Helmet: Dead To The World

Starting point: Life or Death or Bad News Personal Highlight: Look Alive Like any Australian who watched Rage after coming home from a night out or waking up early on a weekend – I’m aware of Helmet. They are the band pink guitar, shorts wearing band with a video that kept popping up every time a heavier […]

In Between: Locustvale

Entry point: Locustvale Personal favourite: Skin on Skin From the opening lines, this sounds promising. I’ve never heard of In Between before, two tracks into the album and I’m drawing comparisons to Rise Against and that pop influenced punk rock genre. Please note that the “pop influenced” is far from a bad thing, in my […]

The Illusion of Free Will: Kids Will Be Robots

¡Hola México ! Otro país visitado ahora en mi mapa musical . That’ll probably do me for now, my Spanish lessons on Duolingo haven’t yet covered how to do a whole review in another language. What I think I’ve said in the statement above is “another country marked on my musical map” – Mexico. Kids […]

Wang Wen: Sweet Home, Go!

Starting Point: Heart of Ocean Personal favourite: Heart of Ocean Things I’ve learned from Wang Wen: China has a post-rock scene. At least one Chinese post-rock band are up to album number nine. I really do know nothing. The above facts shouldn’t surprise me as much as they do, but in equal measure they please me. Music […]

pg.lost: Versus

pg. lost – Versus (2016) Entry point: Ikaros Personal highlight: Versus Adding a vocalist is something that every instrumental band I’ve been in has had suggested at one point or another. I’m sure someone at a live gig has come up to pg.lost and said “great sound, where’s your singer?” This music easily lends itself […]