Black Peaks – Statues (2016)

Black Peaks are a rock/metal band from Brighton, England. In 2016 they released their major label debut via Sony. How did they end up on my radar? Jamie Lenman. The former Reuben frontman wrote an article for Kerrang, “10 songs that changed my life”. Sitting on that list were Black Peaks, in particular, a live […]

Switchkicker -Another Way

(Image credit – Switchkicker Facebook page) Switchkicker is the moniker of Dan Sutherland, of Many Machines on Nine/MM9 fame. Switchkicker released two EPs which gained airplay on Triple J in the early 2000s. Dan Sutherland is one of the more captivating frontmen in Australia and in my mind is our version of Trent Reznor. After […]

Klone – Unplugged (2017)

Starting point: People are People Personal highlight: Gone Up In Flames Hailing from France, Klone are a prog rock band signed with Pelagic-records. They have released an acoustic album “Unplugged”, acting as a pseudo greatest-hits. Sourced from their previous two albums, the songs stripped bare and performed acoustically take on a new life. Throw in […]

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”. […]

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 […]