At the close of 2019, Great Affairs man Denny Smith released an excellent solo album ‘From The Dark’. It’s choice of title was inspired by his receiving the all clear from a serious illness and its stripped down arrangements were a direct reaction to the amount of time the singer-songwriter had spent pondering life, the universe and everything during the writing and recording process. Despite the following year being sidelined by a global pandemic, Smith’s world trucked on, and The Great Affairs released ‘Everybody Moves, Nobody Gets Hurt’, an album of enjoyable retro rockers that very much showed the band taking a very much business as usual approach.
At the end of 2017, Watts tried to convince us they were ‘All Done With Rock & Roll’. They then took a little time out to work on other projects before returning with a string of singles cementing their reputation as one of the greatest retro sounding bands of the era.
It’s been three years since A Place To Bury Strangers released new studio material, but everyone’s favourite New York noisemakers return in July with a brand new EP release, ‘Hologram’.
As part of the early promotion for their long overdue return, they’ve shared the lead single ‘End of The Night’, along with an accompanying video.
Nuclear Winter – the one man metal project masterminded by Gary Stautmeister – is set to return in May with a full length album, ‘Greystone’. Following last year’s ‘StormScapes’ EP, the new release promises a similar blend of heavy riffs mixing melodic death metal with industrial and djent edges, further cementing Gary’s place within the underground metal scene.
Okay. On the surface, this looks absolutely terrible. The Sex Organs are a duo who claim to be from outer space and dress up as…sex organs. They play squarely into the hands of novelty and spend most of their time being vulgar. There are at least three dozen reasons why their schtick just shouldn’t work. However, looking beyond beneath the crassness, buried somewhere beneath the shock value, you’ll find a raw as hell garage rock band that are actually worth listening to.