Tagged: Grunge

DOT – ‘DOT’.

DOT – Toulouse/Bath, France/United Kingdom. Cover photo credit: Imag’in Live – Click Here. The two-piece band dynamic is somewhat popular these days with big names such as Royal Blood, Slaves, Sleaford Mods etc… garnering the majority of the popularity and credit to the formula and fair play to them. However, it...

Fresh Picks: Malfunc Prism.

Malfunc Prism – Freiburg, Germany. The cover photo used is very fitting for a band who can’t decide how to describe themselves or who are further confused by those who try to describe them. Malfunc Prism of Freiburg have been compared to the likes of Pearl Jam, The Distillers, Deftones,...

wych elm – ‘School Shooter/Bag Of Worms’ – 16/9/17.

wych elm – Bristol, England, United Kingdom. wych elm are a (now) four-piece from Bristol and the latest to be snapped but my emerging local label Quit Yr Job Records as they very much quest around Bristol and Bath digging-up the best in underground Alternative music and with the dreary...

Brain Ape Return With ‘Auslander’.

Brain Ape – London, England, United Kingdom. For our previous work on the band – Click Here. Photography credit – Gregory Hesse-Wagner. Ah, Brain Ape. A strange band from London with revolving members quite literally in and out of humanity. For now the three-piece are to be believed wholly human although many...

Underwing and The Debut ‘Kaela Upsweep’.

Underwing – Arendal, Norway. Cover photo credit: Jasmin Moriko. ‘Progressive Grunge’ is a term I hadn’t heard until I received a review request from Norway’s Underwing. To understand this I would say try to envision a concoction of vintage Red Hot Chili Peppers, Soundgarden, Audioslave, Pearl Jam and Tool. This was...

Sage and The Debut ‘Procrastinate’ EP.

Sage – Cochrane, Ontario, Canada. As a herb, there is no apparent “good evidence’” that Sage has a beneficial impact on the brain. However, the best thing about this Sage, is that as a band, they’re from the same town as Tim Hortons. Now gee isn’t that a wonderful coincidence....

One Eyed Jack – ‘What m’ I Getting High On?’

One Eyed Jack – Verolanuova, Italy. Now, with an album title such as the above followed by three pink Chickens, you are naturally going to expect an album not fitting of the word “normal” or any other adjective depicting just another Rock band. One Eyed Jack are abstract and with...

Tío Rico and The Forthcoming ‘Business and Pleasure’ EP.

Tío Rico – Manchester, England, United Kingdom. Manchester based Punk label Horn & Hoof Records is steadily growing. MF has been lucky enough to tag along for the ride for much of this and hopefully time permitting will continue to do so. Tío Rico counts label operator Scott Bradley within...

The Without and The Debut ‘Factions’ EP.

The Without – Portland, Oregon, USA. FIDLAR told me that I can’t buy liquor in Portland, Oregon and thats not the best first impression to get from an area on a coast you’d like to see one day, but then all of a sudden all negative opinion was negated. Why?...

Fresh Harvest #4.

Black Tree Suns – Plymouth, England, United Kingdom. Imagine a hybrid between the tried and tested Grunge of Alice In Chains or Pearl Jam and the moody melodies and sharp riffage of Stone Sour. Imagine calm drum beats, mellow guitar riffs, sweet little harmonies and pain stricken vocals. This is...