Category: Rock N Roll

Album Review: The Bonnevilles – “Arrow Pierce My Heart”

This piece originally appeared in The Thin Air & Issue 10 of the magazine One word that is regularly attributed to bands that fall under the rock ’n’ roll, blues or garage-punk monikers is ‘raw’. By that I mean there is more often than not a pure and unadulterated rawness or dirtiness, as it were, related to…

Gig Review: Giveamanakick

This piece originally appeared on The Thin Air All photo’s courtesy of Fran Michel Who: giveamanakick Where: Whelans, Dublin When: October 10th 2015 When it was announced that Limerick noise-rock duo giveamanakick were reforming to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their second album We Are The Way Forward, to say I was a tad ecstatic would’ve be…

EP Review: The Whereabouts – “I Don’t Care”

In all fairness Ireland’s County Cavan wouldn’t be the first place that springs to mind when determining where some of our country’s most talented young musicians hail from. So the fact that currently both The Whereabouts and The Strypes are making waves at home, over the Irish Sea and even further afield, is more than just a minor miracle. The comparisons between both…

Gig Review: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

Who: King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Where: The Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne When: September 17th 2014 This review originally appeared on Tonedeaf.com.au To say that Melburnian’s King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard have gathered a bit of momentum in their short time together would be one hell of an understatement. The seven strong psyche and garage rock…

Single Review: The Dissolutes – “Past Abandoned”

The Dissolutes are a Cork based foursome, who infuse 70’s inspired hard rock, with old style delta blues and a good honest rock’n’roll attitude. The group is comprised of; Paul Power; vox, Darrin Mullins; guitar, Ian Walsh; drums and Paco Cuence; bass, and with so much of their lives spent in the polluted world of alternative music, they…

Gig Review: The Strypes

Who: The Strypes Where: Northcote Social Club, Melbourne When: 22nd July 2014 It was great to see the Northcote Social Club packed out on a Tuesday night, especially as it was one of the nippiest nights that had befallen Melbourne all winter. However all those in attendance would have felt their innards warm up rather considerably, as they bore witness to one hell…

Album Review: D. Charles Speer & The Helix – “Doubled Exposure”

Having consumed what he could regarding the cultural and historical aspects of the Deep South growing up, multi-instrumentalist Dave Charles Shuford – aka D. Charles Speer – relocated to Brooklyn in the early 90′s and joined the long standing No-Neck Blues Band. Having become a mainstay within New York’s experimental underground scene, Speer then began…