For those who have been wondering “what ever happened to Skye Sweetnam?”, here’s a surprise for you. Sumo Cyco is a punk rock/metal band out of Toronto, where Skye Sweetnam now resides as lead singer, under the alter ego of Sever. With MD13 (Matt Drake) on lead guitar and Thor (Ken Corke) on bass guitar, Sumo Cyco have produced two albums, a live EP, a number of cover singles and a tonne of music videos. I had intended to write a review of their first album, but by the time I got to it, their next album was just around the corner, so here’s a review of that instead.
For the second time since their big hiatus, Garbage has released a new album. And just like last time, it totally snuck up on me. So after a time of avoidance, focused listening, and carefully consideration, I have a mixture of thoughts in the form of this review.
If you’ve heard of Nerina Pallot, you’re probably aware of her breakout hit "Everyone’s Going To War". I heard that song too when it swept the Top 40, but I first properly discovered Nerina Pallot’s work from a later release "Real Late Starter", and since then she’s become one of my favourite artists. She released her 5th album this month, and I’ve got a review of it for you.
Brassy Blue Sax
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If I’m being perfectly honest, I haven’t played saxophone in over a year. Or at least, that was the case until a few weeks ago.
Because I love The Little Stevies (or just Little Stevies, as they seem to be calling themselves these days), and received their new album a week and a day before it was suppose to be released, I thought I ought to give you a review of it. Continue Reading
Because two albums by bands I like came out in the last few weeks, I’ve got two reviews here for you. Here’s the second one! This is a review of Yeah Yeah Yeah’s latest album, called Mosquito. Continue Reading
Because two albums by bands I like came out this week, I’ve got two reviews coming for you. Here’s the first one! This is a review of Paramore‘s latest album, simply titled Paramore. Continue Reading