Monday, 8 December 2014

Evil Blizzard Get Festive

Want to hear one of the greatest Christmas songs ever written? With riffs, masks and tonnes of bass?

Here's my review for the new Evil Blizzard seasonal single, 'Nothing for Christmas'...........

Saturday, 6 December 2014

With Apologies to Mr Walker

Can't believe I left the Scott Walker & Sunn0))) album 'Soused' out of my Top 10 Albums of 2014....what a fool! It's an absolutely fantastic album; deep, rich drones, operatic vocals and an otherwordly atmosphere that pulls you right into an alluring yet nightmarish, dreamlike world. Go forth and listen.

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Bring Das Pain

Das Pain bring atmospheric, brooding rock to the Leeds scene with their debut single Joyride/Haunted Heart....

Check out my review here:

Buy it here:

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

The Primitive Power of Dylan Carlson and Earth

Dylan Carlson released the first album to carry the Earth moniker back in 1993, beginning a journey that has taken on a variety of influences, some overt, mostly subtle. You can hear shades of sludge-metal, folk, jazz and country nestled in the ever present drone. Unique and powerful music.

Here's some of my reviews:

Earth 'Primitive & Deadly'

Earth 'Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light 1'

Earth 'Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light 2'

Earth 'A Bureaucratic Desire for Extra Capsular Extraction'

Earth Live 2012

Drcarlsonalbion Latitudes


Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Saturday, 16 August 2014


I went to Beacons Festival near Skipton last weekend, it was pretty amazing. The photo is of Yorkshire Life Aquatic (

My review covers the likes of Hookworms, The Fall, Neneh Cherry, Eagulls and Melt Yourself Down. Enjoy.

My Beacons Review:

Wednesday, 30 July 2014


Active since 1999, I was lucky enough to see the wonderful Nisennenmondai the other night at the Brudenell Social Club in Leeds. So much great music has come out of Japan- Nisennenmondai are pretty special. If you get a chance to see them play, don't pass it up! x

Here's my review:

And here's the band playing elsewhere:

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Wolves in the Throne Room

Wolves in the Throne Room, Olympia Washington’s premier eco-black metal band release an album of hypnotic space-drone as a companion piece to their Celestial Lineage album. It’s called Celestite and it’s quite stunning….

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Current 93 Over Halifax

Current 93 are an incredibly special band. David Tibet has collaborated with the likes of Nick Cave and Mark Almond while the group have ties to the ‘scene’ that gave us the likes of Throbbing Gristle, Coil and Nurse with Wound. I was lucky enough to see them play in Halifax recently and wrote some words about it….enjoy….

 And here's a taster of their music.........