What You Make of It – The Sad Song Co. (Single Review)

As part of a number of influential and original bands Frank Turner And The Sleeping Souls, Unbelievable Truth, Dive Dive, Nigel has been part of wave of cultish bands which have broken through to mainstream success but his most intimate, poignant and thought provoking creative outlet can be found in this solo musical vehicle.

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Apathy Is Easy – System Corporation (Single Review)

A blend of droning, tribal rock and roll that takes in Doorsian psychedelia and 60’s garage band, The Dandy Warhol’s dark pop and tips a hat to The Brian Jonestown Massacres free-wheeling sonic journeys. It is sad, beautiful and capacious and speaks to the moment but does so in such an understated way that as a message it is more subversive than rallying.

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Flames, Doorways, Grass and Time –  Grasslands (album review)

The result is a manic, genre-bluring collection of retro-futuristic songs, in that it sounds like what the 21st centuary might sound like in the imagination of an early eighties post-punker, one who had grown bored with blues-based, three chord guitar possibilities and had rewired some broken keyboards and bent them to their will.

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