This is a site where I will post reviews of CDs, DVDs, LPs, and concerts. I have been writing music reviews on and off since 1984. I ran a heavy metal fanzine from 1984-1988 called Metal Madness and have been a staff writer for Aural Innovations for many years. I have also contributed to Chrohinga Well (RIP), Bad Acid (RIP), Lowcut (RIP), Roadburn and a number of other zines as well.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Nathan Hall and the Sinister Locals- The Volga Sturgeon Face EP (The Hip Replacement )
Nathan Hall is the front man in the cool UK band, the Soft Hearted Scientists. This is a 4 song EP of 60s inspired tracks. The opening track if it had a more analog sound to it, would have fit perfect in 1967 with the harpsichord and strangeness. A really lovely song about everyone burning Effigies! You can hear it below. Song for the Flowers features the harmonium and a bit of a folky flavor to it with intense backing vocals. Powerful lyrics about pant genocide. Like a Setting Sun is a mid paced track with a slow build as the instrumentation gets more and more layered as we move along in this 5min track. Catacombs of Camden Town ends this EP. The lyrics are great and I like the double tracked vocals. A simple but effective emotional psych track. If you like the Soft Hearted Scientists, you will for sure like this. My only disappointment here was that their were no more cool songs to hear!!