Album Review: Willard Grant Conspiracy – Untethered

The release of Willard Grant Conspiracy’s album Untethered was a bittersweet affair. As anticipated as new music was from this alt-country stalwart, there was no escaping the finality of it for Willard Grant Conspiracy’s founder and lynchpin, Robert Fisher, had died of cancer almost 2 years earlier

Album Review: Dave Hause – Kick

“…a clear and bitter understanding of the negative effect of the modern world on the individual, and the importance of love to withstand the danger…”

EP Review: The Faim – Summer Is A Curse

“…a My Chemical Romance style arena anthem combined with Fall Out Boy falsetto vocals and liberal swearing. It’s like the stylistic history of emo in 3 minutes…”

Album review: Mavis Staples – If All I Was Was Black

Little Bit sets the tone decisively with an unflinching bass line to ramp up the tension. The accusatory tone is warranted. The song’s topic is systemic racism, specifically police shootings: “poor kid they caught him without his license/that ain’t why they shot him/they say he was fighting/So?” No-one is fooled by the official narrative, but nor…