Category Archives: 2010

Album Review: Pulled Apart By Horses

Album Review: Pulled Apart By Horses
Album: Pulled Apart By Horses
Label: Transgressive

Pulled Apart By Horses have firmly stamped their mark on the UK map with their relentless touring ethic and the frenetic energy they have put into those shows over the past two years. But their self-titled, full length, debut is probably their biggest challenge yet – how the hell can they imbibe a circular piece of plastic (or a collection of 0’s and 1’s) with the same phenomenal power? Continue reading Album Review: Pulled Apart By Horses

Album Review: Foals – Total Life Forever

Album Review: Foals
Album: Total Life Forever
Label: Sub Pop

Back when I interviewed the sullen young lads who make up Foals a couple of months ago, I was taken aback by their introspective nature. This is a band that, before the release of this second album, had exploded into people’s consciousness in 2008 through a mix of tightly structured, playful jaunts. Top hit ‘Cassius’ was joyfully infectious, and had all the hallmarks of a band playing for nothing but fun. Continue reading Album Review: Foals – Total Life Forever

Album Review: The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster

Album Review: The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster
Album: Blood & Fire
Label: No Death/Black Records

As refined as Eighties Matchbox’s sound is, it seems that nobody really knows quite what to class them as. I’ve seen a range of interesting punts at forcing this particular pigeon into a tight hole, including psychobilly, psychosis rock, gothic cabaret and my own personal favourite, swamp-rock. Continue reading Album Review: The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster

EP Review: Wounds

EP Review: Wounds
EP: Wounds
Label: Yoyo Acapulco

Slayer. The Shining. Dante’s Inferno (and not the videogame). These are just a few of the inspirations that Dublin based Wounds proudly display on their otherwise tatty MySpace. So far, not so unique. I mean, who doesn’t consider Slayer as an inspiration? Even my nan wishes she could keep on going like they do at such a ripe old age. However, Wounds have done a good job of backing this up with a brilliant debut EP. Continue reading EP Review: Wounds

Album Review: Errors

Album Review: Errors
Album: Come Down With Me
Label: Rock Action

When it comes to music recommendations, I should hope that most people would put their trust in Mogwai. In their illustrious past they have championed notable acts such as Fuck Buttons, Part Chimp, Torche and the subject of this review, Errors. Having signed them up to Rock Action the moment the electronically afflicted Glaswegian’s started causing a bit of a commotion in 2004, Errors have repaid the favour with a string of impressive releases, of which Come Down With Me can be added with ease. Continue reading Album Review: Errors

Album Review: Converge

Album Review: Converge
Album: Axe To Fall
Label: Epitaph

Well, this is a bit of a late one. In all honesty, I’m not too sure why ‘Axe To Fall’ has found itself somewhat neglected on The Only Thing I Know For Sure. This has had all the trappings of a big release, being the follow up to 06’s ‘No Heroes’ and an album from a band who are considered at the pinnacle of their musical generation. Even my housemate, who on a regular basis makes masturbatory comments about Converge and their past few albums, seems to have let their seventh studio album pass him by. This is a shame. Because as those of you who did pick it up as soon as possible, and myself, have learnt to realise that ‘Axe To Fall’ is possibly Converge’s shining moment of glory. Continue reading Album Review: Converge