The Taxpayers – To Risk So Much for One Damn Meal (album)

During my research into this record – a fun process that usually involves browsing the execrable MySpace far more than I’d like – I discovered that the Taxpayers credit a whopping ten people on this record. This goes some way toward explaining just how they’ve managed to produce such a varied record whilst retaining a […]

The End of America – Steep Bay (album)

There are times when cultural differences, no matter how small and minor, seem signficant. It’s my conclusion that Steep Bay by The End of America suffers from these – from my perspective, at least. But Steep Bay is an album that remembers the expansive landscapes of North America rather than the cramped rural countryside of […]

Yngve & the Innocent – Nothing Was Delivered EP

The frontman of Yngve & the Innocent, the eponymous Yngve, has been performing and recording music for over half a decade, but it was in 2008 that he permanently upped sticks and moved to London from Dublin/county Sligo, with his new band forming soon after. The alt-folk four-piece have been gigging the UK and Ireland pretty […]

“What did they do with the bodies?” – Defiance Ohio @ Cowley Club, Brighton

DEFIANCE, OHIO + Madeline + Jakal + Kelly Kemp Cowley Club, Brighton, 28th May 2009 It’s a while since I’ve been down to the Cowley Club – not since last time I tried to see Defiance, Ohio, in fact, on which occasion Brighton’s only radical social club was so packed they’d instituted a one-in one-out […]