Save the Flapper!

Whilst it may just be talk, it is of an unsavoury nature. Those familiar with the music scene in Birmingham will be very familiar with the Flapper & Firkin. This canal-side building is home to a large pub kitted out with your traditional pub games and vintage arcade games. Additionally, and more importantly, it holds…

Albums of the Year 2017

So, it has been a quiet year for me on here; even musically, or so I thought – I am amazed at how many albums I listened to – as I felt I had only dabbled in new releases. Sometimes it is simply not having enough time, sometimes I lacked the motivation. I have still…

The Tangent – The Slow Rust of Forgotten Machinery

“Political commentary and instrumental technicality, The Tangent allow Roger Waters’ influence to shape their re-purposed image of progressive rock.” Read what else I had to say at Echoes and Dust. Review | @thetangentmusic – The Slow Rust of Forgotten Machinery by Aidan Clucas. https://t.co/coZJ3Gp3Gq @insideouteu pic.twitter.com/usZd8Ljr5v — Echoes And Dust (@echoesanddust) July 19, 2017

Rest in Peace, Chris Cornell, 1964-2017

To those who know me, Chris Cornell was a personal hero of mine. I had not listened to Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog, or his solo efforts in a while, but I didn’t need to; his memory was engrained within me, and how he shaped me musically will forever help define me. His artistic talent would…

In Dante’s Eclipse – City of Wolves

West Midlands goth-rockers In Dante’s Eclipse has released the follow up to Obey the Sun, with City of Wolves. This will be the band’s third studio release, whilst it is the first to feature all current band members with writing credits. The inclusion of Marlon Urch (Guitar) and Damian John (Bass), known for their work with progressive…

Listening Playlist – March 2017

Here is what I have been listening to throughout the Month of March. There was some Summer sun towards the end and with that a change of pace in music. Therefore, here is a rather eclectic, but challenging, list. I hope you enjoy and hope you find something for you. 1. Bossk – I II (Reissue)…

Album of the Year 2016

To those who know me this is not a surprise in the slightest, especially considering it’s omission from the list thus far. However, my album of the year for 2016 is … Black Peaks – Statues I’d never paid much attention to this band before the That’s Not Metal Podcast introduced me to them, so for that I…

Albums of the Year 2016 – 5-2

5. David Bowie – Blackstar Earlier this year the world lost one of its greatest talents. It’s a pleasure that he gave us this glorious piece of music before he left this plane. This, like Nick Cave, is an album to be respected, as there is more to this than songs. Out of all the significant…

Albums of the Year 2016 – 10-6

10. Radiohead – Moon Shaped Pool Quant, delicate, and emotional. No I’m not talking about myself when I was 15, it’s the new Radiohead album. It’s great stuff and really pulls on my Steven Wilson heartstrings. 9. Heck – Instructions Best live band? Possibly, quite possibly. Great record but even better when you see them live. They absolutely…

Albums of the Year 2016 – 15-11

15. Every Time I Die – Low Teens I’d never listened to this band because of their name. I thought they were some God-awful emo band. I’m very sorry, this album is ‘riffz for daiz’. 14. Fall of Troy – OK They released it for free? How awesome is that? It’s worth more than that though,…

Albums of the Year 2016 – 20-16

The end of an era. Well, the year. Here are what I consider to be my most important albums of 2016. This was a particularly tough year to narrow down as it was truly exceptional. There were so many great albums from all kinds of calibre bands. It was, more importantly, a great year for…

Arcane Roots Debut New Single on Radio One

Arcane Roots debuted their new single ‘Curtains’ on Daniel P. Carter’s Radio One Rock show last night. Following this they announced a gig at Bush Hall in London in February. ON SALE// 🎫 @ArcaneRoots have announced a show at @Bushhallmusic in Feb 2017. Tix on sale NOW! HERE: https://t.co/nQ7LkbgTwa pic.twitter.com/JhPvY8fw3T — gigsandtours (@gigsandtours) December 5, 2016…