Chris Cornell – Europhia Mourning Reissue

In 1999 when Chris Cornell released his debut solo album it was not anything like that which I expected; where were the doom-laden, behemoths, and soaring vocals of Soundgarden? They simply weren’t t...

The Survival Code – MMXV

London-based three-piece, The Survival Code released MMXV this week. The band cite influences from Coheed and Cambria to Johnny Cash via The Cure. Regardless of influences I found the powerful bass, ...

Vennart – The Demon Joke

Starting with a brooding soundscape which is reminiscent of Disintegration-era The Cure. ‘255’ breaks into ‘Doubt’ without missing a beat. The track has all the hallmarks of Mike Vennart’s illustriou...

Bill Wyman – Back to Basics

This week saw the release of Bill Wyman’s solo album, Back to Basics. “So what?”, you may ask yourself, but given most artists put out a record every couple of years, with Bill it has been 33 y...

The LaFontaines – Class

Having built up a reputation as an exceptional, exciting and – from personal experience – stupendously loud live act, Motherwell’s The LaFontaines have broken the Scottish Top Ten w...