Category Archives: Reviews

Album Review: Martyn Crocker – Favouritism

Favouritism” is the full band debut album by Martyn Crocker, a Plymouth-based musician playing semi-acoustic rock with a smattering of pop-punk flavours in the vein of groups like This Wild Life. Crocker daylights as a secondary school music teacher, and to that light an appropriate and carefully directive demeanour is belied through his songs. Read our review below! Continue reading


Live review: Groezrock 2017 Day 2

After a day of Groezrock you can expect people to be a bit tired, but the opposite is true. They are up bright and early, as is the sun today. So when the festival grounds open, day two of Groezrock could not start a better way. Read our review on the acoustic side of the second day of Groezrock below. Continue reading


Live review: Groezrock 2017 Day 1

Every year, Belgian punk and hardcore festival Groezrock knows how to get a line-up that covers all grounds. Both old timers and new kids on the block are included in the line-up and like other years, acoustic music can also be found if you know where to look. Read our review on the acoustic side of Groezrock below. Continue reading


Album Review: Tim Vantol – Burning Desires

Tim Vantol has set the bar high for his third album “Burning Desires“. The Dutch songwriter’s sophomore album “If We Go Down, We Go Together” has made a lasting impression throughout the whole of Europe. Read our review of “Burning Desires” below.

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Live review: Groezrock 2016

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25 years of Groezrock: an anniversary edition with lots of great names, both big (RancidNo Use For A NameSum 41) and small (Bad Cap Bad CopMuncie Girls) and somewhere in between. Somewhere in between is where you had to look to find the acoustic acts this year. While last year still incorporated some acoustic artists on the Macbeth Stage (Ducking Punches), this year Frank Turner was the only one on the big stage with an acoustic guitar with him. Still, in several places you could find some peace and quiet – *ahum* – with some acoustic music. Read our report here! Continue reading


Album Review: Brightr – Year One

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As Brightr, Laurie Cottingham makes a brand of acoustic twinkle-infused heartfelt music that he describes as ‘gloomy emo pop’. His songs, however, are anything but gloomy; on his debut release “Year One“, Brightr pours his soul into 13 tracks punctuated by crisp (one could even say bright, but we’ll try not to) guitar tones and noodling riffs that betray his skill as both a musician and songwriter. Read the full review below. Continue reading


Ray Rocket posts solo dates

 

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Ray Carlisle of Teenage Bottlerocket has announced a solo tour as Ray Rocket, supporting The Copyrights and The Lippies. Check all the dates (and more) below. Continue reading