Archive for the ‘Old classics’ Category

  • AmpWrecked Album round up: FIDLAR / Sleaford Mods / Loma Prieta

    Dec 5, 15 • AMPWreCked, Features, News, Old classics, ReviewsComments Off on AmpWrecked Album round up: FIDLAR / Sleaford Mods / Loma Prieta
    AmpWrecked Album round up: FIDLAR / Sleaford Mods / Loma Prieta

    Quick round-up of some albums I've enjoyed but didn't get to write about from earlier in the year. Fidlar and their surf-punk, beer-drinking hijinks that make up Too; Sleaford Mods and their brand of curt misanthropy on Key Markets and lastly, Loma Prieta, painting a warped picture with Self Portrait. Enjoy. ...

  • Funeral For Funeral For A Friend

    Sep 15, 15 • Features, News, Old classics, Reviews, VideosComments Off on Funeral For Funeral For A Friend
    Funeral For Funeral For A Friend

    Funeral For A Friend have decided to call it a day. Deep within me somewhere, the 19 year old me is quite sad at this news as back then they were my favourite band. I still remember buying their debut album, Casually Dressed and Deep in Conversation back in 2003 (time has ravaged me) and playing it to death. ...

  • This Is New Album-core with Down I Go

    Jun 16, 14 • Features, News, Old classics, ReviewsComments Off on This Is New Album-core with Down I Go
    This Is New Album-core with Down I Go

    HUGE NEWS. Down I Go are back. Well, they're going to record an album at least, which is excellent. For those unfamiliar, Down I Go made/make concept albums (dinosaurs, disasters, robots, tyrants and gods) and are generally brilliant. They split up a few years back due to band members all living in different countries...

  • Hidden gems – 6 albums I’ve enjoyed this year that weren’t released in 2013

    Dec 21, 13 • News, Old classics, ReviewsComments Off on Hidden gems – 6 albums I’ve enjoyed this year that weren’t released in 2013
    Hidden gems – 6 albums I’ve enjoyed this year that weren’t released in 2013

    There's been loads of fantastic albums release this year - but what about albums you've heard and discovered this year that weren't released this year? Well, here are 6 of the best that have battered my eardrums over the last 12 months...

  • BACK IN THE STATE? RFTC 2013

    Nov 4, 12 • News, Old classics1 Comment
    BACK IN THE STATE? RFTC 2013

    This picture obviously means something. Quite what it means, I don’t know but I’m excited. Honestly, if it’s what I’m hoping and thinking it makes the At The Drive-In and Refused reunions look like small fry. Swami Records aren’t giving much away at the moment (the teases) but it could be one of two things: [&hellip...

  • Amazon Marketplace Fun times #3

    Sep 6, 11 • Blogroll, Features, News, Old classics, ReviewsComments Off on Amazon Marketplace Fun times #3
    Amazon Marketplace Fun times #3

    Sometimes I wish Amazon marketplace never existed. Thinking of all the money I could have saved not buying old nu-metal albums for a penny and £1.28 postage makes me weep. Then I realise that I’d only waste said money the next time I passed a Fopp or a local establishment that sells alcohol. Recent purchases [&hellip...

  • Fickle Public – Greatest Hits

    Nov 13, 10 • Features, Old classics, ReviewsComments Off on Fickle Public – Greatest Hits
    Fickle Public – Greatest Hits

    Band – Fickle Public Album – Greatest Hits Release date – 13th December Label – Smalltown America Records Sounds like – Kittens that have incredibly sharp claws. – For those of you unfamiliar with whom Fickle Public are, here’s a potted biography. Originally named Purple Munkie, they went through a slight line-up shift and become [&hellip...

  • Celebrator: The Blood Brothers Retrospective

    Feb 16, 10 • Features, Old classics, VideosComments Off on Celebrator: The Blood Brothers Retrospective
    Celebrator: The Blood Brothers Retrospective

    I have followed The Blood Brothers since 2003 after hearing ‘Ambulance Vs Ambulance’ on a compilation, which made me have that ‘ohmygodi’vegotsomefuckingjaffacakesinmypocket’ realisation. I’d listened to a lot of hardcore punk/metalcore before, but nothing prepared me for this. The castrated vocal squeals, the raw guitar scratches, the nonsense lyrics  ”“ not to mention the glockenspiel. [&hellip...

  • Wikipedia Band Creator Part 1

    Dec 20, 09 • Features, Old classicsComments Off on Wikipedia Band Creator Part 1
    Wikipedia Band Creator Part 1

    Here are the rules for those of you who don’t frequent forums or have any idea what this is about: 1. Open Wikipedia and click ‘random article’: whatever pops up, CONGRATULATIONS! That is your band name. 2. Next, open the Wikiquote page and guess what? Click ‘random quote’. Select the last few words from the last quote [&hellip...

  • The Rise and Fall: Million Dead Retrospective

    Dec 7, 09 • Features, Old classicsComments Off on The Rise and Fall: Million Dead Retrospective
    The Rise and Fall: Million Dead Retrospective

    Million Dead were a band that I’m sure a lot of people have found memories of. Their unorthodox take on punk rock, Turner’s engaging lyrics, their feedback-laden hum of determination and a sound not disimiliar to Swedish punks, Refused gained them many fans, during and long after their unfortunate demise. Their 5 year career began in 2000, [&hellip...