Author: Jay Graves

About Jay Graves

From Swindon in the South-West of England. Vocalist and Guitarist for Folk-Punk, Mick O'Toole.

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The Franklys and The Forthcoming ‘Are You Listening?’

The Franklys – London, England, United Kingdom. Cover photo credit – Derek Bremner. A new generation of Garage Rock brought to us by Indie rockers The Franklys. London based and spanning origins from around the UK and distant Sweden, the band re-inventing the Garage sound of the mid 00’s with heavy...

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Resolve – The Debut Single ‘Exposed’.

Resolve – Lyon, France. ‘I am terrified about what’s coming, worried about what a crystal ball could reveal, I just want to find the bravery to not run away‘ ‘Exposed’ is the debut single from Lyon melodic Metal/Hardcore band Resolve, covering the recurring theme of the existential crisis which is...

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Keroscene At A Glance…

Keroscene – London, England, United Kingdom. Feel The Noise/Hear The Pain/ Life Is To Lose/Happiness Is To Gain Keroscene can be said to be a shoe-gazing, melodic Grunge quartet reminiscent of the sub-indie UK scene of the early 90’s. They a band for fans of early Feeder or for anyone...

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Yesterday – The ‘Suburban Blues’ EP.

Yesterday – Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. A few years ago Musically Fresh went international which was a big deal because now we get to discover awesome bands from across the pond. So without further ado and all the way from Ohio, we have the Pop-Punk/Indie outfit Yesterday. The band are currently residing...

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The Kaos and The ‘Cold’ Single Release.

The Kaos – Oxford, England, United Kingdom. A little closer to my (second) home town with todays musing, we’re in the Uni-town of Oxford where in May of 2013 the Alternative Rock trio The Kaos were born and promptly began bringing us what we dig about stadium-Rock but with a...

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Neverlearn – The ‘Start Tomorrow’ EP.

Neverlearn – Oulu, Finland. Cover photo credit: Juha Kuusela. Somewhere in the forestation of Finland there’s a search and rescue in operation tracking down Metal bands that got lost during their photo shoots, but these Punks needn’t worry about such travesties. Skate-punkers Neverlearn are too busy paying homage to the golden...

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Hunter and The Bear – ‘I Am What I Am’

Hunter & The Bear – London, England, United Kingdom. It seems we have US-influenced London-borne Rock for you today MFers, as a short time ago I received this total beat of a chill track in the form of ‘I Am What I Am’, the latest single from four lads “done-good”, Hunter...

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Fliptop Box – ‘Catch 22’ At A Glance.

Fliptop Box – Athens, Greece. From the ever-legendary and beautiful city of Athens comes Fliptop Box, a Progressive Metal five-piece formed in 2003. Since inception the band have received an amazing response from their peers and rightly so, they’ve nailed the border between the 80’s Thrash reaching into the melodic...

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Staff Picks: NOFX – ‘First Ditch Effort’.

NOFX – Los Angeles, California, USA. Mike has been a busy-punker in recent years, releasing new music with cover super-group Me First And The Gimme Gimmes, writing a (s)hit musical and coming out as a transvestite. Some wondered if the day would ever arrive when we’d get to hear a...

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Milo’s Planes – ‘Delivering Business Success’ Bristol Edition.

Milo’s Planes – Bristol, England, United Kingdom. For our previous work on the band – Click Here. It’s getting on for a year now since we last featured Bristol gents Milo’s Planes. The band have been busy in their bedroom of noise culminating this year already two stellar releases and...