Alternative music reviews

April 8, 2006


Filed under: short reviews — @ 2:33 pm Comments (0)

As someone who likes to hear a band fronted by female singers – I am pleased to get a heads up by email about 8MM. Two-piece with atmospheric music and great imploring vocals. I think Nobody Does It Better was a mistake but the other three songs are spot on with Opener being my favourite.

8MM on MySpace

Trichroma by The Ghosts

Filed under: reviews — @ 12:53 pm Comments (2)

Another day another CD. What stops this relentless listening to new music becoming boring is when you get something that stops you dead in your tracks and you just take a sharp intake of breath. This happened on the first track Hoodoo Voodoo. Three minutes ten seconds into the track they let loose – distorted screaming and invective from the vocals and guitar. Suddenly, you realise that everything was just a build up to that moment. And then you wait as everything calms down to brooding anger knowing that it will all erupt again. And it does, and the second experience of pain is just as good as the first.

I remember I used to have a really crappy Dansette record player when I was young that you could set to repeat play a single. Hoodoo Voodoo was made for it. By the way, it’s one of the songs on their MySpace site.

The Ghosts Website

The Ghosts on MySpace