Landlords: Codeine (2022)

Landlords: Codeine (2022)

Here we have the second EP from Hamilton-based quartet Landlords containing five songs at approximately 20 minutes in length. Interestingly the band are signed with a UK label, something I only realised when I checked out their Bandcamp page and could not work out why...
Anxiety Club: Old Dreams (2022)

Anxiety Club: Old Dreams (2022)

A little while back I was fortunate enough to hear the single Carousel, and now Wellington-based Anxiety Club are back with the album. As I said in the earlier review, due to various reasons Kev Fitzsimons (Thom Cross) and Clint Meech (Matt Langley band) found...
Silcrow: Keep The Silence (2022) single

Silcrow: Keep The Silence (2022) single

Silcrow will be a new name to many, it certainly was to me as it was only when I was arranging to see them play recently that I discovered this is the new name for Close to the Bone. I was aware of that band, but had not seen them play, although I had seen lead singer...
The Hill Country Devil: The Magnolia Sessions (2021)

The Hill Country Devil: The Magnolia Sessions (2021)

Here we have another album in what to my ears is one of the most essential series of recordings ever captured. For those who have somehow managed to miss my reviews so far, the concept behind this is really simple. Label boss and recording engineer Dan Emery invites a...
Johannes Luley: Follow Your Heart (2022)

Johannes Luley: Follow Your Heart (2022)

I first became aware of Johannes more than ten years ago when he sent me the Moth Vellum album to review. Since then, I have followed his career with interest, both in Perfect Beings and solo, and I was somewhat intrigued to discover he was releasing a new album, but...