Review: After a debut EP on Lockin Out Records the Houston boys return. It doesn't have to be difficult, and it doesn't have to be new. It does, however, have to be right, and that's where Back To Black excel. The record's opener is brutally deliberate... so damned confident, and the 90 seconds of "Isolate Me" pack more hooks and frantic riffs than most bands would know what to do with - if you aren't moving by the end then you're probably dead. Perhaps their mission to get you moving, and perhaps they want to get under your skin just to infect you with the excruciating six minute dirge that fills the B-side - two notes have rarely sounded so painful. Limited to 500 copies with die cut covers and mastered by Arthur Rizk.
Review: "Boss Lady" is the second EP from the all female super-group Bad Cop/Bad Cop. With catchy hooks, three-part harmonies, and a drummer who fires her guns harder than most of her male counterparts, Bad Cop/Bad Cop bring to mind the '90s heyday of female rock bands. From the snarl of The Distillers and the catchy harmonies of Dance Hall Crashers, to the guitar prowess of The Muffs and wry lyrics of Lunachicks, Boss Lady is a perfect amalgam of the sounds that influenced Bad Cop/Bad Cop. When looking at their collective past endeavours (Compton SF, The Radio Sweetheart, The D'Maggs, The City, Angry Amputees & Cunt Sparer), it's little wonder how the band pulls off such an impressive comingling of varied elements so convincingly.
Review: After 15 years of live space-rock improvisations and jam sessions around Europe, Bambi Davidson finally got round to delivering their second LP last month. Warmly received by old fans and new, here we find the title track repurposed as an extensive 13 minute exercise in spatial expressionism. Dreamy, deep and full of endless twists and turns, this is the epitome of modern cosmicity. Claremont never cease to surge forward.