Tagged with Album Reviews

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

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 Magazine Album Reviews

July’s Ocelot Magazine Album Reviews

Only three reviews this month. And a real mixed bag they are too! Once again there is a clear favourite, and once again, an album I wouldn’t waste someone else’s money on. So stand up and take a bow Jane’s Addiction, for producing a fantastic live album the really captures the essence and energy of … Continue reading

June’s Ocelot Magazine Album Reviews

June’s Ocelot Magazine Album Reviews

Only one great album this month, the brilliant debut from Oxfordshires Trophy Wife. Massive shame it is their last as well as their first. Biggest surprise was the enjoyment I had in some of the tracks on the Stooshe album, I am not ashamed to admit. Josh Kumra’s debut was the biggest disappointment, I had … Continue reading

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

March’s Ocelot Album reviews

March’s Ocelot Album reviews

First published in The Ocelot Magazine.  Bit of an lighter feeling selection this month. Album of the month is obviously the stunning début from Bastille. A near perfect indie-pop record without flaw. Doughnut of the month was a surprise, as I expected a lot more from Delphic, having really liked their début a few years ago. A special mention … 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

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

Decembers Ocelot album reviews…

Decembers Ocelot album reviews…

I cast my ear over an as eclectic as always quartet of records in the December issue of The Ocelot (read it here) . The selection included 2 débuts  a prolific youngster and a returning old master. Three of the records were united in the “variety is the spice of life” sense, full of ideas, influences … Continue reading