There’s a strong vein of Eighties polish and synth-pop on the new album, Celexa Dreams, from London quartet Kyros.
Mike has been photographing and writing about bands going back many years. Editor on Louder Than War, he also contributes to the LTW magazine, Powerplay Rock & Metal mag, Fireworks and FATEA as well as freelancing for PROG, Record Collector, Sonic Bandwagon and local press in Bury and Congleton.
Football and folk music. An unbeatable combo and pulled into the same bed by Minnie Birch on Volume 1 of You’re Not Singing Anymore.
A shedload of albums, singles, rarities and unreleased music from the Buzzcocks archive. As usual, lovingly collated by the fine people at Cherry Red.
Chelsea Wolfe and Jess Gowrie rejoin forces in the guise of Mrs Piss. Self-Surgery is a disturbing set of songs done on their own terms, in their own way, with no overthinking.
Leeds Art-Rock band Sang Froid have a new single out. Lachrymose is the second of a trio of recent recordings.
The fortieth anniversary of Rush’s Permanent Waves is marked with a retrospective set and needless to say a trawl through the memory banks.
FROST* are back with some quality leftovers on the Others EP that heralds the start of what looks like being a productive and FROST*-y 2020.
Polymnia is the debut album from Sailing Stones. The work of Jenny Lindfors, it’s a quietly assured and confident collection.
The first full solo album from the ultra-busy Kavus Torabi is a divine collection of music. Hip To The Jag is out on Believers Roast Records.
Halifax’s Paradise Lost continue their thirty years plus of making music on the dark side with a new and diverse set in Obsidian.
Vintage rock without guitars? The Alligator Wine show it can be done and how it’s done on Demons Of The Mind
Sudden death, the sixth album from Swedish quintet Horisont, delivers on their promise of “better, harder, faster, higher.”
Tom Kitching works his way round England with his fiddle and provides an insight to the nation from the busking perspective.
Fish On Friday release their fifth album Black Rain. It’s a “coming of age” record according to bassist Nick Beggs.
Will Pound – the man once labelled “the Eddie Van Halen of the harmonica” – has a new album that takes a trip around the music of a continent.