In a similar vain to the kind of characters that you might discover on a classic Tom Waits album from the early 70s, ‘Last Night at the Ha-Ra’, the latest release from American songwriter Bill Magill, is a highly thought out collective of tales in which the revelations of a group of regulars of the Ha-Ra bar … Continue reading Bill Magill gathers patrons for on last hurrah at the Ha-Ra
With this most unprecedented of summers surely now drawing to a close, let us draw upon an unprecedented source of inspiration. In a semblance of proof that music has touched the four corners of the map, squint closely towards a mere speck in the Indian Ocean off of the coasts of Mauritius and Madagascar. Here … Continue reading The Music World’s True Robinson Crusoe Launches Chart Offensive from Desert Island
Occasionally, the need for the polish is cast to one side for something a little rougher around the edges. For a band seeking to define the notion of what it means to be a ‘real’ rock band, while juggling their own responsibilities, Belfast-based MASK are evoking a pre-punk style perhaps able to offer a sympathetic … Continue reading MASK Defeat Life and Geography to Bring Back Blues Rock Without a Safety Net!
Cutting straight to the chase, the sound of Australian based Rich Webb and his band of troubadours is the accumulation of men who have ‘lived a life.’ With years of music and life experience at their backs, this band are not here to become kings of the music industry but to completely redefine it. Managing … Continue reading Rich Webb to release genre defying album of Australicana
Back in 2005, Panic! At The Disco married debauchery, trip hop and cabaret pop in an open relationship that invited us all to explore the slightly twisted sides of us that others may not have understood. Panic! gave outcast teen emos a place to belong, but what about those of us who never truly left … Continue reading The weird and wonderful world of Alice’s Night Circus
Every day new music is being created. Whether it be in high production recording studios or someone’s mum’s basement, the world will never be devoid of fresh sound as long as creative people are encouraged to pursue their talents. Yet not everything can start from nothing and many aspiring artists find themselves using the works … Continue reading Cover Countdown
Since their mainstream emergence in 2013, the duo known as Twenty One Pilots have relentlessly circled my musical peripheral. Yet, for a reason I cannot decipher, I have never really delved further than their most popular singles such as ‘Ride’, ‘Heathens’, ‘Stressed Out’ and the like. However, even though I may not follow the band … Continue reading The return of Twenty One Pilots