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Where I Am – Breathe Band

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When I first heard ‘Where I Am’, the piano intro stretched my heart sideways. Mournful guitar chords then augmented the sadness and when the accordion and violin arrived, I fell to my knees sobbing – in front of me, a sputtering campfire flickered shadows across the vardo. Of course, I was really still in my […]

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Van Tastik – Drag Me To Hell

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Review by Graham P. Ryan Dark Country isn’t Country. It’s darker, as the name infers. Think of it like the flipside. Like that other place in Stranger Things, or the mirror universe in Star Trek. You know, THAT place. This version of Country isn’t all Achy Breaky Heart or any of that crap. This is […]

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Felix And The Sunsets – Pass Me My Matches

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Take a laid back blues-esque piece from the backing band, a pinch of kick ass solo, some 70’s inspired vocal lines and you get Felix And The Sunset’s “Pass Me My Matches”. These are an interesting band, giving nice shades across this very well composed piece of music. I’m listening and I feel chilled but […]

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Ha Ha Ha – The Betty Windsor Show

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Indie pop is dead?! Right? Well the Ha Ha Ha think differently. Yes the late 80’s and 90’s are over but that doesn’t mean a whole genre should stop. In their very own words: “Named for its three founder members, Ha Ha Ha have been playing together in various forms since the turn of the […]

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Enola Gay – Sofa Surfing

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Review by Graham P Ryan Enola Gay are really going places. Sofa Surfing by the Irish group is an addictive slice of post-punk. You can sit there, if you like, and dig out the influences. Or you could, and you really should, just sit there and let the searing guitars of Joe McVeigh wash over […]

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Sunshine – Pauli

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Review by Graham P. Ryan I bet you couldn’t eat a fruit pastille and not chew it could you? Same with Pauli’s Sunshine. Listen to it and you can’t not tap or bob your head in tune. This is a joyous ode to summer, penned by the winner of “Best New Song 2020” as voted […]

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Three Day Monk; Osaka

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Three Day Monk’s most recent offering, Osaka, is a continuation of “Seasonal” releases from Tristan Nelson, the singular driving force behind the Three Day Monk moniker. This particular single is aptly categorized under “Winter”. A somewhat stark composition held together by acoustic guitar draws pictures of leafless trees clawing at slate grey skies, pregnant with […]