Posted in April 2013

May’s Ocelot Album Reviews

May’s Ocelot Album Reviews

A strong selection this month. I really enjoyed three of the albums reviewed. It is always nice to hear new Seasick Steve material, and this is one of his strongest offerings to date. and I have been a big Mark Lanegan fan since the days of The Screaming Tree’s. He is an artist that garners … Continue reading

Festival Tips from Gig Monkey

Festival Tips from Gig Monkey

Getting down and dirty with Gig Monkey at some local festivals! It is that time of year again when the Editor of the magazine I write for, The Ocelot (www.theocelot.co.uk), works up one of his famous sweats compiling a compendium of amazing festival facts, figures and fun. Yes, it is the definitive guide to the … Continue reading

Armchair Committee – Imola e.p.

Armchair Committee – Imola e.p.

An often recurring theme in my reviews is the blurry lines between genres, and how some of the most interesting music straddles several, creating its own niche within which to develop. Some genres seem to purposefully contain very loose common characteristics, or already be a cross breed of several more traditional and rigid categories, often … Continue reading

Old Colours – Mountains EP

Old Colours – Mountains EP

Music can be a powerful trigger, generating synaptic responses in the listener that can cause extremes of emotion, opinion, feeling and memory. Some music does this with a real battering ram approach, grabbing the lapels of your brain and shaking a response from it, but sometimes a more subtle tactic can be by far the … Continue reading

April’s Ocelot Album Reviews

April’s Ocelot Album Reviews

A real mix of music this month, from the crunching metal of Bring Me the Horizon to the proggy synth washes of The Flaming Lips. And several stops in between as well. Album of the month for me is Dinosaur Pile-Up’s.It has grown on me like you wouldn’t believe since I reviewed it, and has … Continue reading