Author: Andy Thorley

REVIEW: REDFERRIN – OLD NO 7. (2024)

I love reading the back stories of these country stars. For one thing, they always come from places that sound much cooler than where...

FLORENCE BLACK, JAMES AND THE COLD GUN, MUDDIBROOKE @ KK’S STEEL MILL, WOLVERHAMPTON 06/02/2024

It’s become something of a joke that MuddiBrooke are the MV house band at this point. And yet if they were we could do...

REVIEW: REVOLUTION SAINTS – AGAINST THE WINDS (2024)

Let’s start with the blindingly obvious, shall we? Because when it comes to Revolution Saints you almost have to. The three-piece is just about...

MALEVOLENCE, PAIN OF TRUTH, ROUGH JUSTICE @ KK’S STEEL MILL, WOLVERHAMPTON 05/02/24

Recently releasing what MV called on these pages "the best British hardcore album in years" (and as an aside don't Google that phrase at...

REVIEW: JACK J HUTCHINSON – BATTLES (2024)

Perfection is a state of mind” sings Jack J. Hutchinson on “Days Are Gone”, the second song here. This is more mature. More worldly...

BUCKCHERRY, THE TREATMENT, RUBIKON @ KK’S STEEL MILL, WOLVERHAMPTON 03/02/24

Rubikon singer Jae Sims says a couple of things in their set that rather neatly explains the ethos. He points out that the band...

THERAPY?, GALLUS @ O2 INSTITUTE 2, BIRMINGHAM 2/2/2024

Last year I reviewed Gallus’ album “We Don’t Like The People We’ve Become” and was using words like “energy” and tellingly all my references...

REVIEW: FLORENCE BLACK – BED OF NAILS (2024)

I’ve seen Florence Black play live a few times in the last few years and each time I have, you can’t fail to notice...

REVIEW: MARK VENNIS AND DIFFERENT PLACE – SMALL TOWN VAMPIRE (2024)

A decade or so ago The Virginmarys released a track called “Into Dust”. It's first line “I wanna say I’m tired but I’m fucking...

SPOCK’S BEARD @ RESCUE ROOMS, NOTTINGHAM 31/01/24

However Spock's Beard envisaged their encore going, it probably wasn't like this: They're reaching the bit in "The Light" where Ryo Okumoto is about...

REVIEW : CHARLIE AND THE OSCILLIATOR – HERE COMES THE OSCILLIATOR EP (2024)

Charlie And The Oscillator formed in 2018 as two DJ’s and fuse breakbeats, synths, and samples to create eccentric alternative electronic dance. They are...

HUGH CORNWELL, EX TC @ ASSEMBLY, LEAMINGTON 26/01/24

Late replacements after the Primitives were struck down with the lurgy, Ex Tc frontman Steve Hampton reckons they got the call because they’re cheap....

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