Posted in January 2013

The Lost Art of Appreciation..

The Lost Art of Appreciation..

It is always nice to know that when you review a bands work that they read it, understand what you were trying to say, and respect your opinion. This doesn’t always happen of course, most reviewers develop thick skin, especially when they are in the habit of being honest, and saying if they dislike a … Continue reading

February’s Ocelot Album reviews..

February’s Ocelot Album reviews..

It is not all underground, under the radar or unsigned music that I have the pleasure of writing about. I am lucky enough to get to review some of the best major releases as well for The Ocelot. This months musical delights were as interesting as ever, although it is fairly obvious who wins album … Continue reading

GagReflex – Nails EP

GagReflex – Nails EP

Music is a complicated thing. Not everyone can understand or excel in it. But then a certain simplicity creeps into the industry as well (and I don’t mean X-Factor contestants). In an effort to give understanding, and market particular types of music, anything with a similar style gets lumped together in a genre, and labelled. … Continue reading

EMP!RE – Birth

EMP!RE – Birth

Musical fashions come and go, much like those that dictate what we should all be wearing for that particular week, or should be eating to appear as cosmopolitan and right-on as possible. As always however there are exceptions to everything. Some people refuse to let go of their old stonewash denims or velvet jackets (perhaps … Continue reading

January’s Ocelot Album Reviews

January’s Ocelot Album Reviews

Another selection of albums for your aural delight this month, as published in The Ocelot (www.theocelot.co.uk) with pick of the bunch being Funeral For A friend, edging out The Blackout on originality. And I know I am biased, having a certain distaste for chart pop music, but the Kesha record really is naff! Hence my … Continue reading

Viva La Revolution – The Furnace Hots Up

Viva La Revolution – The Furnace Hots Up

The main feature in my January 2013 Gig Monkey page for the Ocelot was this little review of Godsized, Eye For An Eye and From Ruin at The Furnace in Swindon.  The revolution at Swindon venue The Furnace continues apace, and not just physically, as it gradually transforms itself from a slowly dying metal venue … Continue reading