The Midnight Vein – Till It Explodes 7” (Swimming Faith Records)

John Toothill is a man of thousand talents, and he doesn’t hesitate to showcase them through countless incarnations. Besides being entirely responsible for anything considering his record label named Swimming Faith, John performs in dozen of quality groups and outlets along the way. Science Man, Night Slaves, Alpha Hopper, Spit Kink, Black And White Cat… Read More The Midnight Vein – Till It Explodes 7” (Swimming Faith Records)

O Captain! My Captain! – Sleep Well Soon CD (Fond Of Life Records)

What started as an acoustic duo between Pascal and David Vicari, two brothers thirsty for some indie oriented punk rock music, suddenly evolved into a quartet with the addition of Benjamin Johannes and Markus Ott. The group delivered profoundly emotive acoustic compositions through records such as Travels and Chasing Fireflies, until now, when they’re ready… Read More O Captain! My Captain! – Sleep Well Soon CD (Fond Of Life Records)

The Special Bombs – Eruptions CD (SBÄM Records)

SBÄM Records are pretty much on a winning streak lately with notable new releases by Bottlekids, S.I.G, Chaser…plus many more to be published till the end of the year. The label specialized in releasing remarkable melodic punk rock music since day one. That’s also the case with Eruptions, the latest offering to the broader audiences… Read More The Special Bombs – Eruptions CD (SBÄM Records)

Come The Spring – Echoes CD (Engineer Records)

Echoes is a third album by Brighton-based alt-rockers Come The Spring, but I would not necessarily classify them as an alternative rock band, because there’s certainly more than meets the eye. Sure, they contain all the possible qualities of a classic alternative band, but for me, they’re more into emo/indie group sound than the remaining… Read More Come The Spring – Echoes CD (Engineer Records)

Low Standards, High Fives – Are We Doing The Best We Can? CD (Engineer Records)

Despite being published two years ago, this release is still worth mentioning on our pages. It’s as much relevant as it was on the day this material Engineer Records decided to release it. Low Standards, High Fives hails from Turin, Italy, and this quintet performs in such characteristic configuration. The band consists of three vocalists,… Read More Low Standards, High Fives – Are We Doing The Best We Can? CD (Engineer Records)

Sleave – Don’t Expect Anything CD (Engineer Records)

There’s something about groups who merge alternative with melodic punk rock music. The vast portion of these groups incorporates exact measurements of each ingredient to highlight particular moments in their music, but eventually, these examinations grow into something much monolithic. Sleave is one of the beforementioned bands that possess the common sense and knowledge about… Read More Sleave – Don’t Expect Anything CD (Engineer Records)

The Happy Sun – S/T LP (Noise Appeal Records)

The Happy Sun is another moniker of Gerhard Potuznik, a very prolific Austrian electronic artist whose career spans almost four decades. He began producing music in the early eighties, recorded numerous recordings under various aliases, and collaborated with dozen of artists during the years. Of course, his musical endeavors haven’t passed unnoticed, so he has… Read More The Happy Sun – S/T LP (Noise Appeal Records)

Flies Are Spies From Hell – Final Quiet LP (Voice Of The Unheard Records)

This is the first time I’ve been listening to Flies Are Spies From Hell, and their music left me speechless, to say the least. The band originates from London, UK, and so far they released a demo recording, dozen of singles / EPs such as Mountain Language EP, Tour Single, Remix EP, and Nerves Still… Read More Flies Are Spies From Hell – Final Quiet LP (Voice Of The Unheard Records)