CD REVIEWS

The Black Hollies – Casting Shadows

Casting Shadows ‘ The Black Hollies BY CHRIS PEKEN There is a particular fuzz guitar that first came to the wider public’s attention via John … Read more

Saravah Soul – Saravah Soul

Saravah Soul ‘ Saravah Soul BY CHRIS PEKEN For all its dark, damp pubs, warm beer and lack of winter sunlight London has never suffered … Read more

Rubies – Explode from the Centre

Explode from the Centre ‘ Rubies BY CHRIS PEKEN The term ‘explosion’ would indicate some form of vicious expression of energy: ‘to give vent to … Read more

Plastic Palace Alice – The Great Depression

The Great Depression ‘ Plastic Palace Alice BY CHRIS PEKEN Making bold claims about reviving the art of the ‘album’ ‘ as opposed to the … Read more

Morrissey – Greatest Hits

Greatest Hits – Morrissey BY Lachlan Jobbins Morrissey’s star has been on the rise again for the last few years, with two UK number one … Read more

The Bell Rays – Hard Sweet and Sticky

Hard Sweet and Sticky ‘ The Bell Rays BY CHRIS PEKEN The departure of guitarist and songwriter Tony Fate prior to the recording of Hard, … Read more

The Cassettes – Neath the Pale Moon

‘Neath the Pale Moon ‘ The Cassettes BY CHRIS PEKEN As their name might suggest, The Cassettes inhabit a world that is somewhat out of … Read more

Katheleen Edwards – Asking for Flowers

Asking for Flowers ‘ Katheleen Edwards BY CHRIS PEKEN Getting past the back cover picture that shows this Canadian singer-songwriter looking like an Amish Celine … Read more

Fuck Buttons – Street Horrrsing

Street Horrrsing ‘ Fuck Buttons BY CHRIS PEKEN Not for the faint hearted are this Bristol duo of Andrew Hung and Benjamin John Power, collectively … Read more

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Dig Lazarus, Dig!!!

Dig Lazarus, Dig!!! ‘ Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds BY CHRIS PEKEN Can this man really be about to clock up the half century’ … Read more