Tagged: Grunge

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...

Introducing The Shuks…

The Shuks – Bath, England, United Kingdom. Cover photo credit: Small Grey Cat – Click Here. Quit Yr Job Records seem to be developing a knack. A knack for digging up and uncovering some considerable underground talent. The label also has a thing for Post-Punk apparently so when you get...

Brain Ape and The ‘Give Me My P45’ Premiere.

Brain Ape – London, England, United Kingdom. For our previous work on the band – Click Here. Brain Ape are a London band that we keep good tabs on at MF. The band are somewhat idiosyncratic in some ways, as although they like many toil in and out of all...

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...