‘One Night’s Promises’: Midnight musings from indie rockers, ‘Seven Purple Tigers’

I’m always disappointed by bands with misleading names. Seven Purple Tigers – featuring not a single big cat playing bass – may be the worst offenders yet. Still, they’ve put out a stunning tune in ‘One Night’s Promises’: tender, shimmering, indie-rock tailor-made for midnight listening. Lead singer Austin Horne delivers a wonderful croon. His delivery […]

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Punt Guns serve up sinister, spacey rock-opera on Nemesis

‘Nemesis’ is a brooding piece of cyber rock that flirts with both spy and sci-fi sensibilities. Punt Guns have aimed for a cinematic sound, and Nemesis oozes it. Lyrics are sparse, but the impressive tones from the two-pieces baritone guitar and six-string bass do enough talking. Foreboding, you could imagine it being a staple on […]

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‘A Flock of Seagulls’ classic hits’ given new vigour, on the orchestral ‘String Theory’

A Flock of Seagulls: unfairly branded as a one-hit-wonder with a novelty haircut. In fact, their self-titled debut album formed a benchmark for British New Wave. Optimistic, melodic, and with a futuristic grandeur, it was a departure from the punkier acts of the US towards a more emotional sound that would grow into the New […]

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