Chemicals kick things off, presenting a fast-acting power-chord progression, raw drums and an equally raw vocal line that lays bare a deeply reflective, poetic string of lyrics.
Beautifully raspy vocals lead the way through this progressive rock soundscape and emotive lyricism that is Dear Blue. Creatively blending an array of rock influences, from cinematic to punk-pop in the various sections of the set-up, the single pours its longing sense of love and desire into the room with unquestionable and increasing passion. While … Continued
We all dwell on our mistakes, we all overthink and find ourselves lying still in utter silent chaos. Awake encapsulates that state of being, and it couldn’t come at a better time.
The hard-rocking Elephant happens to be pretty darned funky as well as rock solid. The rhythm section gets a great chance to flex in this brilliantly arranged and mixed little taste explosion.
Long-time rockers Dead Freddie return with a bang to kick 2020 into shape and remind listeners that creative, intentional and immersive rock is still alive and thriving.
A band with precisely the tools and passion required to satisfy that need for energy and volume during these extensively still, unsettling times.
The soundscape and that leading voice evolve into operatic realms later on, leaning towards power-rock with multiple layers of passion and intensity intertwining; not least of all a beautiful and welcomed touch of electric guitar solo.
Fresh, cool and intriguing, I’d be interested to see what Tough On Fridays can do if they only gave themselves a longer run-time on a track…
It’ll hopefully be totally obvious that I thought this album was extraordinary. You’re very unlikely to have heard anything like this, and I actually can’t think of a better way to recommend that you should listen to it than just that.
Perhaps one of the most aptly named bands of the year, Pistols At Dawn kick in with vastly atmospheric yet gritty rock classics, which work hard to embrace and transport listeners to intense new plains.
Always an act worth taking a moment out of your day to turn up the volume for, By Small Ruin kick back into gear with a gorgeously melodic, classic pop-rock ode to the inevitable power of love.
“Edinburgh as a whole seems to have this eerily deserted feeling, which I’m not used to in the slightest. I cannot wait for it to return to its bustling former self.”