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Science NV: The Quest for Prester John Volume 1 (2018)

Written by: Kev Rowland ScienceNV was formed in 2005 by Larry Jay Davis (guitar and bass guitar), David Graves (keyboards), Jim Henriques (guitar and keyboards) and Rich Kallet (drums). They released their debut album, ‘Really Loud Noises’ in 2008, following it up with ‘Pacific Circumstances’ in 2010 and ‘The Last Album Before the End of Time’ in 2013. Whereas those…

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Settle Your Scores: Better Luck Tomorrow (2018)

Written by: Kev Rowland Formed in late 2014, Settle Your Scores wasted little time in establishing a name for themselves in the Midwest music scene and the digital sonisphere at large. With a well-established regional presence and an energetic, vibrant and bold live performance, the group unleashed their debut full-length record, »The Wilderness«, in January of 2016 and haven’t slowed…

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Shields: Life In Exile (2018)

Written by: Kev Rowland Although London-based band Shields have been around since 2012, prior to this they had only released two EP’s, and this their debut album is the first new material for three years. They have been touring a great deal, but given the reputation they have been building it is something of a surprise that it has taken…

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The Slyde: Awakening (2018)

Written by: Kev Rowland Apparently this Canadian quartet have been around since 2008, but although this is the first I have heard of them, I am sure that this name is soon going to be far more widely known as this is a really enjoyable album. They appear to have released an album back in 2011, but only Nathan Da…

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Spiders: Killer Machine (2018)

Written by: Kev Rowland Spiders, comprising Ann-Sofie Hoyles (vocals), John Hoyles (guitar), Olle Griphammar (bass), and Ricard Harryson (drums), crawled out of their native Gothenburg, made their presence felt with their 2012 debut ‘Flash Point’. They then hit the road, pausing only to release ‘Shake Electric’ in 2014, playing with everyone from Kvelertak and Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats to…

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Stone Deaf: Royal Burnout (2018)

Written by: Kev Rowland This is the sophomore release from this Colorado-based outfit, and while they have a great stoner sound, I was soon quite distracted. The reason for that is that many of these songs actually sounds quite similar, and in one instance I actually though I had somehow hit repeat as the new song started in exactly the…

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