Rock Reviews

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Godsized – The Phoney Tough & The Crazy Brave (, , )
25th April 2011 -

With riffs as big as their collective beards, UK band Godsized deliver the goods on their new EP ‘The Phoney Tough & The Crazy Brave’; a three track, 15 minute foray that is laden with whale sized, cancel that, Godsized hooks, melody, passion and power. Kicking off with the title track, Godsized set the mark with their low slung southern… Read More »

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Violent Soho – Violent Soho (, )
25th April 2011 -

Whoah! Sounds like the 90’s. Well not the bleak Oasis dominated years but the good bits when Nirvana ruled the MTV airwaves. Imagine what it would sound like if Weezer’s heavier brother formed a band with The Vines heavier brother and he knew The Smashing Pumpkins heavier brother? Well, that would be Violent Soho from Mansfield, Australia who rip through… Read More »

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Heights – From Sea To Sky (, , )
25th April 2011 -

The world of progressive post-rock is a difficult genre for a band to stand out from the crowd. With so many bands persuing the repeated trickle of notes for several minutes that eventually builds into an all too predictable crescendo, it is refreshing to hear that Heights have taken a different path along their soundscape. The three piece from Reading… Read More »

Oaf - Botheration Album Cover
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Oaf – Botheration (, )
25th April 2011 -

Botheration is the debut offering of Oaf, a punk rock duo whom sound is more akin a whole room full of drunken people shouting in your face, than two men with a bass guitar and a drum kit. Embracing influences and the passion of bands such as Cardiacs to the more melodic aspects of Kyuss, Oaf give us such delights… Read More »

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Furyon – Gravitas (, )
25th April 2011 -

Furyon, hailing from Brighton, released their debut album ‘Gravitas’ on June 23rd. On the same day they also pushed out 120,000 copies of their ‘Underdog’ EP with ‘Classic Rock’ magazine in what is a bit of a coup for an unsigned band. Produced by Rick Beato (Shinedown, Fozzy) with a traditional classic British rock sound that is almost tailor made… Read More »