Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever: Sideways to New Italy

Two years on from 2018’s Hope Downs, Australia’s Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever returns with their sophomore record, Sideways to New Italy. Named after a village in New South Wales, Sideways to New Italy is a sunny record that sees the band stay close to home.  That’s because the main attraction of Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever remains their trio of lead guitarists and the jangle guitar … Continue reading Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever: Sideways to New Italy

Bleeding Heart Pigeons release enthralling new album, Stir

Today, May 22nd, is a day I’ve had marked in my mind for some time. It’s not just another Friday, the end of another workweek and the beginning of a chilled weekend. No, it’s new Bleeding Heart Pigeons album day, and it’s a great Friday to be alive. The guys have been busy. They’ve hidden out in their converted studio in Limerick for the past … Continue reading Bleeding Heart Pigeons release enthralling new album, Stir

Shady Nasty: Bad Posture

A few weeks ago, Shady Nasty released their single “AA”, which I had on repeat and covered. Today they’ve released their latest EP Bad Posture, and I’m excited to tell you about it. If EPs are intended to lay down a marker, Shady Nasty makes a hell of a statement. Brooding, brash and bruising, Bad Posture only leaves you wanting more. Previously released “AA” maybe … Continue reading Shady Nasty: Bad Posture

David Keenan: A Beginner’s Guide to Bravery

The wait is finally over. Dundalk’s David Keenan has released his long-awaited debut album A Beginner’s Guide to Bravery after a string of successful EPs, and reclessreviews couldn’t be happier. Keenan is well known for being a storyteller. However, the greatest story he’s written may very well be his own. Having moved to Liverpool in his teens to busk on its streets, to returning to … Continue reading David Keenan: A Beginner’s Guide to Bravery

Boy Azooga – 1, 2, Kung Fu!

Cardiff’s Boy Azooga are either a one-man band or a quartet depending on your music source. Either way, the music is what matters most. Having released 1, 2, Kung Fu! in 2018, Boy Azooga established themselves (I’m going with the group) as one of the most exciting up-and-coming bands in the UK. On 1, 2, Kung Fu! you find an unrestricted sound that Boy Azooga … Continue reading Boy Azooga – 1, 2, Kung Fu!

Cruiser-Cruiser

Cruiser are a limerick band who’ve been releasing absolute belters for a few years now. Somehow, despite their volume, I’ve managed to miss out on them until recently. However, through the release of the single No More Parties they’ve become impossible to ignore. While No More Parties is a fantastic single, today we’re going to talk about their debut record Cruiser. Released in 2017, Cruiser comes in … Continue reading Cruiser-Cruiser

Sharon Van Etten-Remind Me Tomorrow

Ah yes. Sharon Van Etten is back on the airwaves, I’m going to see her live in 2 months and that rash I thought I had turned out to be just smeared jam. Ah, life is good again. Today’s album up for review is Van Etten’s latest record, Remind Me Tomorrow. For me, and many others whose reviews I’ve read, it’s the latest in what is … Continue reading Sharon Van Etten-Remind Me Tomorrow