14 May 2017
The Afghan Whigs - In Spades
The name Afghan Whigs has always hold a certain value and worth to a lot of people, with each release being met with anticipation. When they released their 2014 album 'Do to the Beast' (our review linked here) it was a majestic return of unbridled joy & passion and showed that they had truly grown as musicians during their sabbatical and 'Do to the Beast' was the album that the band had always threatened to release, it was when their ambition was met by their performance and it sounded glorious. Roll forward three years and they have released 'In Spades' which was produced by head Whig Gregg Dulli in studios in New Orleans, Joshua Tree, Los Angeles and Memphis. It is an album that spans the whole of America and it is one that I have been looking forward to. Will it be as good as 'Do to the Beast' or will it miss that greatness?
- Linkin Park - One More Light
- Guy Wampa & Justin Percival - Ammut
- Artbreak - Will to Survive (Single)
- Arcite - As the Fire Takes Hold
- Future Islands - The Far Field
- Bison Bisou - Bodysick
- The Charlatans - Different Days
- Ulver - The Assassination of Julius Caesar
- Erasure - World Be Gone
- Braddock Station Garrison - Saint Stephanie and th...
- Life of Agony - A Place Where There's No More Pain...
- The Afghan Whigs - In Spades
- The Without - Factions EP
- Mew - Visuals
- ▼ May (14)
- ► 2016 (249)
- ► 2015 (267)
- ► 2014 (309)
- ► 2013 (499)
So, we have reached the end of the year and it's been an eventful 12 months! So much has happened, the standard of the records rel...
Who doesn't like an end of year list? No-one! They tell you they don't, but inside they secretly do. So, as we approach the e...
Alice Cooper is a legend that really doesn't need any introduction, if you're new to the game then you've got a little bit ...
Rightly or wrongly, They Might Be Giants will always be viewed as a ‘One Hit Wonder’ in the UK, which is a shame. If you mention thei...
Ryan Hamilton is an all-round legend in my books. I recently conducted an interview with him for my radio show on NE1FM called Attentio...
New Language (stylised NEW LANGUAGE) is a band I found out about early this year whilst looking for songs for my radio show. As with a f...
Has it really been that long ago since I started this blog? The first post (cleverly linked here) was posted on the 2nd December (o...
The legend of Bootsy Collins, the image of the man has long been etched into my mind. What can I say here that has not been said b...
Ghost//Signals are one of my favourite groups in Newcastle right now, together with The NX, Dunes and Waheela. Last year, their second s...
Welcome to the final round-up review of 2017! Similar to the Round-Up posts I put up earlier in the year, I’m going to be posting some bull...