Reuben set to reissue brilliant final album

On July 14th 2017, almost 10 years after it was originally released, Reuben will reissue their 3rd and final album ‘In Nothing We Trust’ through Big Scary Monsters (BSM) as a very limited vinyl run, as well as digitally across streaming and purchase platforms (for the very first time). Continue reading

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Kamikaze Girls – Seafoam

With the 2016 release of their debut EP, Sad, punk duo Kamikaze Girls wanted people to know that it’s okay not to be okay, to struggle. Drawing on her experiences with addiction & depression, front woman Lucinda Livingstone’s startlingly honest lyrics  make the band stand out from a scene that is saturated in meaningless lyrics. Along with drummer Conor Dawson, 2017 and their new release Seafoam sees Lucinda & the band in a somewhat happier state of mind. Having signed to Big Scary Monsters for their debut album, Kamikaze Girls continue to build on their success & make huge progress at the same time.
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Tricot – 3

Assuming my anticipated response to the genre of this review is correct I’d like to welcome the 4 people who decided to read it. But hoping that I’m wrong, I’d like to say that Tricot, the Japanese math-rock force from Kyoto, leapt into my lap and emptied a whole bucket of pleasant surprise. I was fully expecting a torrent of time signatures and anger akin to Rolo Tomassi, rather than an incredibly mainstream and polished sounding group of musicians. Continue reading