Puppy – The Goat

There’s nothing particularly original about what London’s Puppy are serving up on their debut record The Goat. Yet, there’s no denying that the power trio’s particular blend of influences is certainly idiosyncratic. The peculiar mixture of alternative, indie rock and occult-tinged heavy metal displayed on their two existing EPs has…

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A Perfect Circle – Eat The Elephant

A Perfect Circle was never the same following the re-election of George W. Bush. Although the band had remained largely apolitical and introspective up until that point, the controversial ballot saw them abandon an impending hiatus to deliver one last hurrah, in the form of 2004’s overly political, covers collection…

Cloudkicker – Fade

To say I’m a fan of Cloudkicker would be a severe understatement. Ben Sharp is literally the biggest reason I write, record, and produce all of my own music. Seeing his critical success from doing everything himself and sustaining a regular life outside of music, keeping music as a labor of love hobby, has been extremely inspiring to me. I’ve followed every release of his since Portmanteau in 2009 and have loved every single one of them. Seeing the progression from a Meshuggah inspired instrumentalist to a spacey-post rockish-shoegazer has been a trip. Every album Ben has released has its own sound and identity, and Fade is one of the biggest stand outs in his discography, as well as being the first he’s co-written with a friend of his, Adam Castle.