Rose Coloured Records – ‘Doorstep – Volume 2’ [Review]

rose coloured doorstep volume 2Dropped right before Christmas last year, Rose Coloured’s Doorstep Volume 2 compilation doubtless made great stocking filler for a number of Surrey and Hampshire’s resident music fans. It also offers plenty of great reasons to get excited about the Guildford- and Aldershot-centred music scenes in 2015. Read more…

Posted on 05 January 2015

TMMP’s Top Gigs Of 2014

2014 has been a difficult time for underground live music in the UK. With small venues across the country facing all manner of issues, it was heartening to see the team behind Guildford’s Boileroom make it through an emotionally trying licence review process and move on to host some incredible gigs and community-oriented events. With any luck, 2015 will see a change in fortunes for venues like the Boileroom.

From intimate showings from ska legends to inhumanly tight math-pop sets via beatboxing virtuosity and an audience with the professor of punk, here are TMMP’s top gigs of 2014. Read more…

Posted on 21 December 2014

Lightboxes – ‘Help Keep The Sadness Out’ [Review]

lightboxes help keep the sadness outI made a big mistake the first time I listened to this EP. I didn’t play it loud enough. Read more…

Posted on 20 September 2014

twothirtytwo / Parachute For Gordo / Katie Malco / Midfield Workhorse [Live Review – The Boileroom, 9/9/14]

twothirtytwo tour posterThis show was special. Read more…

Posted on 12 September 2014

twothirtytwo – ‘The Hope We Had’ [Review]

twothirtytwo The Hope We Had art workThis is more like it.

When I last reviewed twothirtytwo, I wasn’t too impressed. But on this four-track extended player, things are very very different indeed. Gone are the awful drum sounds, below-par production and scrappy guitar tones; this is a complete 180-degree turn from what came before. Read more…

Posted on 15 July 2014

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