Author: Iris North

Trash Talk - Tangle EP Review

Trash Talk - Tangle EP Review

"Tangle" is the latest in a string of releases for Sacramento, CA hardcore band Trash Talk. Released free-of-charge digitally, the five song EP nicely encapsulates the band's relentless drive, its strong ties to thrash and...

Review posted on 6th March 2017

Buzzcocks Spiral Scratch and Time's Up! (Re-Releases) Album Review

Buzzcocks Spiral Scratch and Time's Up! (Re-Releases) Album Review

Buzzcocks captured the imagination of a generation when the band released its debut, "Spiral Scratch", in 1976. "Time's Up!", a studio demo turned formal release, followed in 1978.The two of albums were recorded before "digital"...

Review posted on 1st March 2017

Chavez - Cockfighters EP Review

Chavez - Cockfighters EP Review

New York's Chavez doesn't approach weird with its music in the same way that visionaries like Frank Zappa or Captain Beefheart approached weird. Instead, the undeniably rock band incorporates an evocative, slightly eccentric style, drawing...

Review posted on 27th January 2017

Iris North's Top Rock Albums of 2016

Iris North's Top Rock Albums of 2016

Rock royalty deaths easily earned the "least favorite musical moments of 2016" award. Despite the loss of talented artists, the music that came into being in 2016 had quite a few highlights. Here are ten...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 24th December 2016

Sinsaenum - Interview

Sinsaenum - Interview

Announced in 2016, Sinsaenum is a long-brewing musical experiment which ventures into extreme metal's darkest territories. Armed with music composed since the late 1990s, Dragonforce bassist (and Sinsaenum guitarist) Frédéric Leclercq assembled the "supergroup". Joining...

Interview posted on 28th November 2016

Iggy Pop - Post Pop Depression: Live At The Royal Albert Hall

Iggy Pop - Post Pop Depression: Live At The Royal Albert Hall

"Iggy Pop - Post Pop Depression: Live At The Royal Albert Hall" is a DVD which shows the world what audiences who attended the springtime "Post Pop Depression" concerts knew intimately. Iggy Pop, a dynamic...

Movie Review posted on 16th November 2016

Gone Is Gone - Gone Is Gone Album Review

Gone Is Gone - Gone Is Gone Album Review

After four years of contemplation, songwriting, and demo work, American multi-genre, heavy rock band Gone Is Gone has released its eight track, eponymous debut EP.Band founders Tony Hajjar (At The Drive In) and Mike Zarin...

Review posted on 12th September 2016

The Wans - Run Baby Run EP Review

The Wans - Run Baby Run EP Review

Cleverly named to sound like a drawled "the ones", Nashvillian power trio The Wans packs a mighty rock punch on its six song "Run Baby Run" EP. From an unknown band discovered halfway through an...

Review posted on 12th September 2016

Guy Heller (Moistboyz) - 2016 Interview

Guy Heller (Moistboyz) - 2016 Interview

The wiry, extroverted Guy Heller, frontman for disbanded False Front and active Moistboyz, brings a colorful, confrontational, unapologetic voice to hard rock and punk, a voice often espoused in lesser-known music genres.Heller, a veteran in...

Interview posted on 14th July 2016

Paul Gilbert - I Can Destroy Album Review

Paul Gilbert - I Can Destroy Album Review

American guitar virtuoso Paul Gilbert's latest studio album, the 13 track "I Can Destroy", was released in Japan in December, 2015. Fans of rock and roll in the rest of the world endured a seven...

Review posted on 6th July 2016

Freddie Nelson - 2016 Interview

Freddie Nelson - 2016 Interview

American multi-instrumentalist, music producer, and Pittsburgh Music Hall of Fame inductee Freddie Nelson is best known for his "United States" collaborative record with guitar ace Paul Gilbert in 2008. He has a richer musical background...

Interview posted on 5th July 2016

The Kills - Ash & Ice Album Review

The Kills - Ash & Ice Album Review

"Ash & Ice" is the fifth studio album by The Kills, a duo who got its start as a feral, garage punk rock act, riffing alongside a drum machine. This album, the band's first in...

Review posted on 30th June 2016

The Hanging Stars - Over the Silvery Lake Album Review

The Hanging Stars - Over the Silvery Lake Album Review

British psychedelic folk-pop band The Hanging Stars has recorded its debut album, titled 'Over the Silvery Lake'. Vocalist and frontman Richard Olson's latest musical incarnation is a 13 song admixture of folk, country, surf, and...

Review posted on 23rd February 2016

Earl Burrows - Interview

Earl Burrows - Interview

With Earl Burrows, multi-instrumentalist and accomplished musician Mark Watrous is experiencing another musical rebirth.Watrous got his start in the Tri-Cities area in the Pacific Northwest. At the time, the entire region was a hotbed of...

Interview posted on 10th February 2016

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John Grant - Brighton Dome 29.10.2018 Live Review

John Grant - Brighton Dome 29.10.2018 Live Review

With a fourth solo album having just dropped and his 50th birthday celebrations behind him, John Grant kicked off the UK leg of his latest tour in...

Breaking the music industry: Regiment tells us about the highs and lows of making music

Breaking the music industry: Regiment tells us about the highs and lows of making music

Tristan Corrigan on the difficulties of making music within a genre that is so popular.

Backstreet Boys - Chances Video

Backstreet Boys - Chances Video

They've just announced their 2019 70-date world tour and they've dropped a new single and video just to get fans even more excited.

George Ezra - Hold My Girl Video

George Ezra - Hold My Girl Video

Seven months after the release of his second album 'Staying At Tamara's', George Ezra unveils the video to his newest single 'Hold My Girl'.

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Kesha - Here Comes The Change (From the Motion Picture 'On The Basis of Sex') Video

Kesha - Here Comes The Change (From the Motion Picture 'On The Basis of Sex') Video

Kesha's latest single is 'Here Comes The Change' from the soundtrack of an important new biographical drama entitled 'On the Basis of Sex'.

Gerard Way - Baby You're A Haunted House Lyric Video

Gerard Way - Baby You're A Haunted House Lyric Video

Former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way unveils a solo single for the Halloween season entitled 'Baby You're A Haunted House'.

Cheryl - Love Made Me Do It Video

Cheryl - Love Made Me Do It Video

It's been four months since her split from Liam Payne, and now she's poured her heart out into a brand new single entitled 'Love Made Me Do It'.

Mid-Week Playlist: 15 Happy Tunes To Get You Through Work

Mid-Week Playlist: 15 Happy Tunes To Get You Through Work

From 'Happy' to 'Banana Pancakes', these are soaked in positivity.

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