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Gig Monkey’s Super Tasty Musical Menu

Gig Monkey’s Super Tasty Musical Menu

Some stonking records this month but it is old favourites Vienna Ditto who pip the rest to the post with an absolutely superlative album that you should all own, that sounds only like Vienna Ditto. Vienna Ditto – Circle Record of the month. OK, this being Record Of The Month was more predictable than an … Continue reading

Ocelot Magazine record reviews March 2015

Ocelot Magazine record reviews March 2015

The March Ocelot reviews chucked up once again some brilliant and exciting stuff. Variety was once again the key, with indie-motown, avant-garde art ballads, folk-jazz and dream pop. all were in with a shout of the title, but the wonderful Alice & The Lovers pipped the rest to the post. Alice & The Lovers – … Continue reading

The Gig Monkey 2014 Awards

The Gig Monkey 2014 Awards

This is the unedited version of my January Ocelot column. My column last January was the first time I had written an awards / review of the year piece, and I enjoyed writing it rather a lot. So here is one for 2014’s musical happenings in Ocelotshire. Back to normal next month as I have … Continue reading

December Ocelot Record Reviews

December Ocelot Record Reviews

A nice selection of recordings this month for me to cast my ears over. Until the late submission by Amoral Compass it was looking like a Wiltshire special. Although after reading the review they may wish they hadn’t sent it in….. Congratulations to Buswell for his 2nd Record Of The Month Award. Buswell – An … Continue reading

Gig Monkey’s Oxford Special! (pt2)

Gig Monkey’s Oxford Special! (pt2)

And now for the review part of my Oxford special. And dear me the standard was high. But, The August List’s album is in a class all of it’s own when it comes to being different and having it’s own voice. Simply Superb. The August List – O Hinterland (LP) Record of the Month This … Continue reading

Octobers Ocelot music reviews

Octobers Ocelot music reviews

I got back to reviewing some local music for the October issue of the magazine. Although, I have not had that much coming through to me lately, I have no idea why. surely bands want reviews to help them promote what they do? Anyway, the batch I did rustle up were all of a rather … Continue reading

July’s Ocelot music reviews

July’s Ocelot music reviews

A bit late on posting this up, but better late than never. These are the local music reviews from the July issue of The Ocelot Magazine. And a really very strong quartet as well proving how spoilt we are round these parts. All could have been contenders for record of the month, but Vienna Ditto … Continue reading