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

Jon Gomm – ‘Dance Of The Last Rhino’ [Review]

jon-gomm rhinoOpening with a scratchy guitar body groove and winding its way through percussive harmonics, slinky melodies, and thick, earthy riffs, Dance of the Last Rhino is exactly the kind of awe-inspiring instrumental guitar masterpiece we’ve come to expect from Jon Gomm. The above compositional elements aren’t layered in a multi-tracked sense, but performed simultaneously. If you’re new to Jon Gomm’s world, then welcome – and whether you’re a newbie or superfan, you know you need to check out the video below… Read more…

Posted on 16 November 2014

Into Color – ‘White Lies’ [Review]

into color press 1What do you get if you cross Brandon Boyd’s lyricism, an idiosyncratic yet familiarly contemporary male pop vocal, a touch of Biffy Clyro’s more commercially-oriented song structures, and a little Jon Gomm-esque acoustic work? Well…this. Into Color manage to take so many disparate parts and fuse them into something appealing in a pop sense, yet sufficiently inventive to attract the praise of the most hard-bitten muso. Once again, they deserve massive respect for another solid step in the right – and a fresh and exciting – new direction. Read more…

Posted on 30 October 2014

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