My Top Picks Of October 2013


Greetings readers! It seems that another month of music has come to an end, which means that it is now time for me to go back through everything I have written throughout the month and compile my list of Top Picks. So, in no particular order, here are my recommendations from everything I’ve listened to…

The Montreux Album – Smokie


1978 – RAK Pop/ Rock British pop-rock band Smokie’s fifth studio album is pretty much as predictable as all their others. It kicks off with a sufficiently catchy blues based number, moves onto a bare-bones Queen impersonation, and just continues on its line of latching onto the power of other bands’ popularity from there. This…

The Kt26ers – The Kt26ers


2002 – Permanent Records Alternative/ Grunge/ Rock/ Punk Five tracks, wild energy, bad vocals, terrible production values. This little EP has everything you want when you’re looking for something opposed to everything the pop well tells you makes a good album. Kicking off with Loose one can instantly hear the low-fi aesthetic at work on…

Pugsley Buzzard Album Launch


I have just received some very exciting news friends and followers. Pugsley Buzzard, one of the most exciting singer-songwriters to come out of Australia in recent years, is about to kick off an Australia wide tour to launch his brand new album! I’ve had the chance to hear one track off the new record so…

Icon For Hire – Icon For Hire


Released 15th October 2013 – Tooth And Nail Records Electronic/ Punk/ Metal/ Alternative/ Rock/ Rap The second album from Christian (though they deny to category) elctro-punk band Icon For Hire kicks off with an intense burst of pounding energy. The guitars come from the old-school of industrial metal, and the drum lines provide a solid…