New Music – Lover Lamp ‘Country Police’

Lover Lamp are ridiculous. Lover Lamp are radical. Lover Lamp are radiculous. From the beginning of the track we knew we were in for a ride but the raucous and rowdy tale of rock’n’roll suppression and police brutality was more than even we bargained for. It went hell for leather from the outset and kept…

Track Of The Day – Be Quiet. Shout Loud! ‘Louisiana’

(Photo: Simon Shaw)   ‘Louisiana’ is the lead track from Teeside based Be Quiet. Shout Loud!, this upbeat disco-rock track come as part of their recently released EP ‘Another Commotion’. Coming through with a full six tracks, including the upcoming single ‘No Hope’, the five-piece are making strides in fun and well written tracks to…

New Music – Weinf ‘Requiem For Myself’ (Album)

To start this off Requiem For Myself has an undeniable groove to it, exemplified in the tracks ‘Farewell’ and ‘Keep My Mind Away’. The album is littered with a filter effect that gives every song Weinf’s trademark psychedelic feel, that at times sounds like Jimi Hendrix and Tame Impala had a musical love child. The ten track record has a…

New Music – Bi:Lingual ‘Subject Number’

So the mystery man behind the YACK e-mail address sent me this little track by Bi:Lingual called Subject Number. After my first listen I check the Facebook page and notice some mutual friends knocking about the likes list (which is surprising, due to my lack of friends). It seems these guys are doing okay for…

New Music – Sanchez 77 ‘The Wrong Club’

The Wrong Club is what we can only assume is the latest single from Sanchez 77‘s E.P, ‘Scribble Republic’. The track reeks of this British, Sex Pistol-ly punk sound that Sanchez 77 have really got a firm grip of and have made their own. My first quibble with the track is that it is just…

New Music – Octavians ‘Artless’ (EP)

I’m going to start this review with a more general rant not specifically directed at Octavians, although they have fallen plague to one of my pet hates. Octavians define their genre as “alternative rock” and I’m never really sure what that means. In fact I’m pretty sure it means nothing. I understand that no-one wants to claim…

New Music – Elephant Memoirs ‘Demo’ (EP)

Elephant Memoirs (the gag here being that Elephants can’t write…) are a three-piece indie rock collective from Gateshead, UK consisting of John Aspinall (guitar, vocals), Carl Aspinall (bass) and Barry Drew (drums), and I’m here to examine their collection of tracks they have named Demo with a great and ferocious scrutiny. Minimalism, incidentally, is what…

New Music – The Modes ‘WTGD’

The Modes’ newest single WTGD is a gritty, unpolished, and full of attitude track. The Modes are a two piece band from Brighton consisting of Daniel Seccombe, on vocals and guitar, and Jon Thorley, on drums and synths. The combination of the two musicians certainly does give them a unique sound which can be characterised…