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The Downsetters - Asylum Hotel

Review: The Downsetters – The Asylum Hotel

The Downsetters  The Asylum Hotel (CD, Liquidizer Records, 2016) This is a loosely structured concept album of sorts, where you enter …

Joe Scholes - Songbook Vol. II

Review: Joe Scholes – Songbook Vol. II

Songbook Vol. II by Joe Scholes Joe Scholes Songbook Vol. II (CD, Richmod Records/digital download through Bandcamp, 2016): From Joachim Uerschels, singer/guitarist/songwriter for …

Review: Natalie Wouldn’t – EP

EP by Natalie Wouldn't Natalie Wouldn’t (four-track, digital EP, 2016): Seattle’s Natalie Wouldn’t (made up of former members of the very much …

The Abrupters - Buffalo Ska

Review: The Abruptors – Buffalo Ska

Buffalo Ska by The Abruptors Nope, it’s not (spaghetti) Western Reggae (like Bad Manners’ track of the same name), but …

The Skints_FM

The Skints – FM – Review

Album No 4, „FM“, the first for Easy Star Records, can take The Skints from London even further, not only in the charts.

Jah On Slide Release Never Knocked Out – Review

The sound on Jah On Slide’s „Never Knocked Out“ is dominated by a fantastic lead guitar, raw organ licks, loads of fun choir singing and shouting, warm and lush horn riffs. Lots of melodic and rhythmic styles are being used in the songs.

Ed Rome - Snapshot

Ed Rome Releases Snapshot – Review

Ed Rome knows all the tricks on how to make a tune sound just right the old-school way, and is still able to inject some individual twists into it, some chord progression you wouldn’t expect, or a break in which the usually muted guitars get more space; or a change of beat.

El Bosso & Die Ping Pongs – Hier und Jetzt Oder Nie (Pork Pie)

To cut a long story short: With the release of „Hier und Jetzt Oder Nie“, German ska heroes El Bosso & Die Ping Pongs are on the road to success. You can call it their most accomplished release to date.

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