Author: Chris Spann

Neon Circus - Don't Get Panicked

Neon Circus - Don't Get Panicked

What is Neon Circus?That's a good question. In simple terms, they're part pretentious indie rock, part punk, part disco, all blended up with a big thick dollop of britrock.And truth be told, this album isn't...

Review posted on 9th August 2010

Disclosure - Offline Dexterity

Disclosure - Offline Dexterity

Squarepusher has a lot to answer for. In the mid 90's, he made subtle, arty dance music a force to be reckoned with, "Feed Me Weird Things" demonstrating to the world that dance music didn't...

Review posted on 9th August 2010

Hilltop Hoods - State of the Art

Hilltop Hoods - State of the Art

My knowledge of Hip-Hop is somewhat skewed. The first time I heard Hilltop Hoods, my initial reaction was "Wow, they sound like they're ripping off MC Sniper". Turns out MC Sniper's debut album came out...

Review posted on 9th August 2010

Tweak Bird - Tweak Bird

Tweak Bird - Tweak Bird

This album makes me wish I was about sixteen again. Not for any great ideological or philosophical reason, it's just that when I was sixteen years old I was a right little tearaway and wasn't...

Review posted on 9th August 2010

Wavves - King of the Beach

Wavves - King of the Beach

Wavves have always sounded like summer. They sound like open windows, sunburn and light nights, but until now I couldn't help but think that Wavves hid some of their songwriting skill behind a needless and...

Review posted on 26th July 2010

Orbital - Don't Stop Me

Orbital - Don't Stop Me

I wish I could be interested in this single, I really do. I wish that I could sit here and tell you that Orbital's first single in six years was a triumph and an excellent...

Review posted on 26th July 2010

Sky Larkin - Kaleide

Sky Larkin - Kaleide

Kaleide by Sky Larkin is quite a good album. It's not a great album, and it's not a bad album, it's just quite good. And, to be honest, I don't really know what else to...

Review posted on 22nd July 2010

The Qemists - Spirit in the Machine

The Qemists - Spirit in the Machine

Here's a list of things you should do once you've bought the Qemists' new album:-Put it in your CD player-Glue that CD slot up-Turn the volume knob up to 'max', and snap it off-Rave your...

Review posted on 22nd July 2010

Beatsteaks - Limbo Messiah

Beatsteaks - Limbo Messiah

Beatsteaks make music you simply have to tap your foot to. I'm listening to the album as I type this, and my fingers are hitting the keys in time with the beat, and as such...

Review posted on 9th July 2010

Sleigh Bells - Treats

Sleigh Bells - Treats

Sleigh Bells sound exactly like absolutely nothing you've never ever heard before. Sleigh Bells are pop taken to a conclusion that is simultaneously the most logical and the most insane. Guitars jangle and scream over...

Review posted on 9th July 2010

Chrome Hoof - Crush Depth

Chrome Hoof - Crush Depth

Chrome hoof are... eccentric doesn't quite cover it. They seem to specialise in sounding like every out-of-left-field band you've ever heard of, switching between deranged disco, whacked out space-prog noodlings, synthesised rave-alongs and straight up...

Review posted on 14th June 2010

Pendulum - Immersion

Pendulum - Immersion

Pendulum are a peculiarity: Too Drum 'n' Bass for the Metal kids, too Metal for the Drum 'n' Bass kids, but full of enough swagger and verve to be loved by just about anyone with...

Review posted on 14th June 2010

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Kai Whiston - No World As Good As Mine Album Review

Kai Whiston - No World As Good As Mine Album Review

Kai Whiston is back already with his second album of his own 'No World As Good As Mine', and this time he has the help of organic instruments.

Feet - Ramsgate Music Hall 25.11.2019 Live Review

Feet - Ramsgate Music Hall 25.11.2019 Live Review

Feet are mid-tour and promoting their debut album, and tonight they played Ramsgate Music Hall with support from local band Malpractice.

Lucy Spraggan - The Booking Hall, Dover 18.10.2019 Live Review

Lucy Spraggan - The Booking Hall, Dover 18.10.2019 Live Review

Famed for performing one of her own songs as her opening gambit on The X Factor, Lucy Spraggan rocked up at the Booking Hall as part of her UK and...

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Mark Lanegan - Somebody's Knocking Album Review

Mark Lanegan - Somebody's Knocking Album Review

After nearly thirty years since his first solo record Mark Lanegan has just released one of his very best and there's not many artists who can claim...

Mallory Knox - The Booking Hall, Dover 12.10.2019 Live Review

Mallory Knox - The Booking Hall, Dover 12.10.2019 Live Review

For the first, and almost certainly last, time Cambridge indie rockers Mallory Knox performed at The Booking Hall in Dover.

Starcrawler - Devour You Album Review

Starcrawler - Devour You Album Review

'Devour You' is a fantastic follow up to Starcrawler's debut album and represents a move on in terms of sound and, in part, direction.

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