Almeida / Atiptoe / Parachute For Gordo / Throatpunch City [Live Review – The Boileroom, Guildford, 27/1/15]

boileroom label shocase almeidaFuck Suzuki. Their cars are crap. My formerly faithful four-wheeler failed at completing a function even more basic than going forwards, and refused to even start. While Throatpunch City were getting through their set, I was pretty much doing this:

One train journey later, and Parachute For Gordo were, as always, goddamn incredible. Few instrumental post-rock bands infuse their music with Read more…

Posted on 28 January 2015

TMMP’s EPs & Tracks Of 2014

I have a very strong emotional attachment to many of the releases listed below. Choosing this list was exceptionally tough; I’ve been fortunate to discover some incredible bands and artists over the past year, and it’s safe to say that outside this list lie a great many immense tunes that can be found via a quick browse through TMMP’s archives when you’re done with this lot. However, the following choices are the cream of the crop. Read more…

Posted on 27 December 2014

Atiptoe / Patchwork Natives – ‘Split EP’ [Review]

atiptoe patchwork nativesOne thing’s for sure: Surrey-based indie label Failure By Design have great taste. For evidence, just give this split EP a metaphorical spin. Read more…

Posted on 06 September 2014

Into Color – ‘Brothers’ [Review]

into color press 1This is incredible. Very, very few tunes stun me rigid from beat one – but when the rhythms are as tasteful and complex as they are on this track, I’m powerless to resist. Read more…

Posted on 13 August 2014

Atiptoe – ‘Sir Real’ [Review]

atiptoeSongs like this make me proud to be British. Musically, our underground alt-rock scene is thriving right now, packed full of frequently mathy and always epic tunes – and Atiptoe are doing more than their fair share with tracks like Sir Real. Read more…

Posted on 13 August 2014

Mononoké – ‘Tom Finigan EP’ [Review]

Mononoke logoThis is an instrumental math/noise EP, and the collective name under which its creators work references anime (either this TV show or this movie – or perhaps both?).

No matter what the mainstream magazines might have you believe, it just doesn’t get any cooler than this. Read more…

Posted on 08 April 2014

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