The Reptilian – Full Health (EP)

Kalamazoo. What a place to live that must be. The name just rolls off the tongue: Kalamazoo. According to Wikipedia the name is derived from an old Potawatomi word; a Native American tribe from the area around Lake Michigan. Kalamazoo. The closest I can get to that is the crappy kazoo I bought to irritate […]

Boy Mandeville – Mo Skrib EP

Long-term readers of Nostalgia For Infinity may remember London’s Boy Mandeville from last June when I reviewed their single, Christina/Raisin Snake. The four-piece have now returned with a self-released 4-track EP, titled Mo Skrib. What’s the title a reference to? Buggered if I know: I’ve got no theories this time around. Anyway, the songs on […]

Into It. Over It & Pswingset – split 7″

This is the second of two Into It. Over It split releases I’ve reviewed this week; you can find the first review here. At the start of that review I riffed a little on the slightly daft names the two bands had. Well, Pswingset are upholding that tradition in their own way: the “P” in […]

Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) & Into It. Over It. split 7″

I suppose that, after sixty years of rock & roll and hundreds of thousands of bands, it shouldn’t come as much surprise that band names are getting increasingly convoluted, improbably, ridiculous, referential or just plain odd. As names go, Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) just about manages to flow nicely although I had […]

Babies Three – self-titled LP

Long-term fans of British DIY hardcore may remember Margate’s Babies Three, who were about between ’99 and ’04 and released a handful of records before briefly changing their name and splitting up. I never got to see them but they toured Europe with Yaphet Kotto and Song of Zarathustra, which is pretty fucking badass. So, […]

…And So I Watch You From Afar – Straight Through The Sun (7″ single)

I’ve been pretty keen on Dublin’s …And So I Watch You From Afar since catching them at This Ain’t No Picnic back in’08. For those not in the know they play instrumental post-rock that’s typically energetic and approachable.¬†Straight Through the Sun is their latest release on STA records and is a teaser for their imminent […]

Mountains For Clouds – Some People Buy Scenery Like This (EP)

Chicago-based three-piece Mountains for Clouds are a good band to listen to after a hard day at work and an evening spent writing, and you can trust that I’m speaking from experience there. This, as far as I know, is the first EP from the outfit although they did previously play together under the less […]

Football, Etc. – Away Game 7″

Just a quick review for you today, of Midwest indie/emo rockers Football, Etc. The Away Game 7″ came out last September and has recently made its way to me. For context, think back to latter-day emo – after the initial wave of frenetic, chaotic outfits, around the time in the mid-90s when the mellower end […]

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 […]

The Cold Beat – Get Safe

Boston three-piece The Cold Beat‘s debut album, Get Safe, lays many of its cards down from the outset. The title may be a little unfortunate: there’s nothing on offer here that’s likely to have your jaw dropping, your eyes popping or any other such cliche. The opening tune, ‘Play to Win’, establishes a formula that […]