Alpha Hopper – Last Chance Power Drive LP (Swimming Faith / Radical Empathy)

This material is, what I truly believe, a second full-length by this Buffalo, NY-based quartet. Despite being fully aware of all the activities surrounding Swimming Faith, this recording somehow went under the radar, but luckily, now I have a chance to write a couple of lines about it. For those who missed my previous reviews… Read More Alpha Hopper – Last Chance Power Drive LP (Swimming Faith / Radical Empathy)

Heavy Petter – Such A Drag LP (Reel Too Real Records)

Right with the initial beats of this vinyl release, I knew this band would be right up my alley. There’s something about their highly energetic drumming and abrasive guitars that appeal to my listening apparatus, so their music entirely worked out for me after the first spinning. Heavy Petter is a punk rock trio from… Read More Heavy Petter – Such A Drag LP (Reel Too Real Records)

Science Man – II LP + Flexi 7″ (Swimming Faith / Big Neck Records)

After the Match Game 7″ comes the second full-length recording by Science Man. Once again, John Toohill proved there are no boundaries when it comes to writing and publishing everything in the true spirit of the DIY ethos. We all know that prolific artists are becoming repetitious or losing quality during mass production, but Toohill… Read More Science Man – II LP + Flexi 7″ (Swimming Faith / Big Neck Records)

The Hamiltones – Dracula Invitational, 1791 LP (Swimming Faith / Big Neck Records)

The Hamiltones are coming back on the scene with the blast. Their most-advanced full-length material Dracula Invitational, 1791, represents an illustrious soundtrack for the Dracula b-movie you have never seen and perhaps, may not exist at all. However, their humorous take on classic horror movies intervenes with comprehensive knowledge about this particular movie genre. The… Read More The Hamiltones – Dracula Invitational, 1791 LP (Swimming Faith / Big Neck Records)

Science Man – Match Game 7″ (Swimming Faith Records)

During the day, John Toohill is a creative individual who performs with the bands such as Alpha Hopper, The Hamiltons, Night Slaves, Spit Kink, The Midnight Vein, Black & White Cat / Black & White Cake, Cobra Cobra, and I probably forgot some other bands he crossed paths with during his musical endeavors. In the… Read More Science Man – Match Game 7″ (Swimming Faith Records)

Alpha Hopper – Alpha Hex Index LP (Hex Records)

Alpha Hopper were quiet for a while, but here they are with another banging recording that will knock your socks off. For those who somehow missed my article about their previous album, Alpha Hopper is a fascinating bunch of creative people emanating from Buffalo, New York. Their music defies classifications into a particular genre, mainly… Read More Alpha Hopper – Alpha Hex Index LP (Hex Records)

Alpha Cat – Pearl Harbor 2020

Elizabeth McColough’s story about this particular album is quite interesting. It makes me wonder about other artists and their stories about the recording process, various circumstances, fortunate and unfortunate events that somehow affected their songwriting and life. Elizabeth briefly explained everything about songwriting, composing, recording process but also thoroughly told the story about the people… Read More Alpha Cat – Pearl Harbor 2020

The Kindest People – Director’s Cut

The Kindest People are returning with another brilliant material. Like their previous recordings, this particular album is one of many from the series of conceptual releases. Each release follows a specific concept, decorated by an appropriate music genre. Therefore, their material recorded in 2016 carries surf rock aesthetics, recording from 2018 includes elements of garage… Read More The Kindest People – Director’s Cut

Pennan Brae – Lit LP

Pennan Brae decided to make a proper comeback with his latest offering to the broader auditorium. His latest full-length recording, simplistically named Lit, offers ten cheerful rock’n’roll compositions gradually infused by the recognizable power-pop vibe. His music vividly resembles the classic rock’n’roll sound of the seventies and eighties, highlighted with catchy pop twists and turns… Read More Pennan Brae – Lit LP