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EP Review: Sons of Noel and Adrian

Sons of Noel and Adrian - Rivers EPEP Review: Sons of Noel and Adrian
EP: Rivers
Label: One Inch Badge Records

Music writing as part of the Sons Of Noel and Adrian collective must be an interesting experience. Consisting of twelve talented members, all with their own ideas and thoughts on what to write, it’s commendable that the band have managed to cram all those personalities onto just three songs, in their stop-gap follow up to last year’s self-titled debut album. Having said that, there is one overriding attitude that prevails over any other individual influences, and that is one of total melancholy. Continue reading EP Review: Sons of Noel and Adrian

Live Review: Earth/James Blackshaw

Live Review: Earth + James Blackshaw
Venue: St Andrew’s Church, Brighton
Date: 16th April 2009

Earth

Tonight marks the first time I’ve stepped foot into a church since I was about thirteen. It’s a surreal experience, knowing the kind of music that will soon be reverberating around the 181-year-old walls of St Andrew’s Church, and there is a palatable sense of hushed reverence as I walk in to find local James Blackshaw performing alone with his acoustic guitar. At first glance, it may seem a strange support act for a band that is known for their omnipotent volume, but Blackshaw woos the audience with gentle, unchallenging melodies with just his acoustic guitar. His nerve holds well and the silent respect the audience pay him is probably helped by our surroundings but, towards the end, you can feel a tingle of restlessness in the air as another drawn-out guitar solo is started. Continue reading Live Review: Earth/James Blackshaw

Live Review: These Arms Are Snakes/Russian Circles/Tropics

These Arms Are SnakesLive Review: These Arms Are Snakes/Russian Circles/Tropics
Venue: The Engine Rooms, Brighton
Date: 15th November 2008

It might be quite disenchanting to come all the way from the US and find out that the first venue you’re playing on your tour is a glorified basement with a bar. Oh, and a roof that leaks incessantly. But that’s where the joint headline tour for Russian Circles and These Arms Are Snakes has kicked off, and tonight I don’t think they could care less about the not so glamorous surroundings. Continue reading Live Review: These Arms Are Snakes/Russian Circles/Tropics