JACK – Honest To Dog

JACK! I think New York!

First of all ‘Honest To Dog‘ is an absolute 10/10 song name, just needed to clarify that before we got started.

This is one of those songs that I kinda don’t feel worthy of reviewing, it’s incredibly emotional, moving and gives me some of those Jeff Buckley Grace shivers – brrrrr *does the shivering mime*. I genuinly feel like I’m trespassing into the world of JACK (Brittany Costa) just by listening, but I’m listening anyway … at a safe distance.

Honest To Dog builds and falls in intensity with the grace of the mighty Mitski, especially with the repeated “it ain’t right“. Silence really can be such a powerful sound, don’t you forget that kids!

Go listen and trespass* to and on JACK’s Resting Places EP now on bandcamp fool. Oh and this came out last year, and Facebook tells me JACK has a new EP launch party in August woo!

10 Commandments out of 10


*we do not endorse the act of trespassing, so don’t go using us as an excuse for your renegade adventures

Your Dog – Droool

Your Dog! From the Bronx! New York! America!

I haven’t heard anything this good since probably the dawn of time.

Droool is my fav off the Talking To Bob EP, but 666 is also seriously good as are the other 2 tracks.

Droool is a grungy enticing sludge, with an imprisoned guitar fighting to break free. Now, I might have taken that too far, probably because I just watched the Star Wars film with the quicksand…BUT there are themes of being trapped and the simplicity between the instruments makes it raw, up in your face and they’re the sort of vocals that demand you go out and hear them live. Together, the sludge and rawness and bossy vocals make for a questionable cooking recipe, but a damn good song.

In case anyone is interested, my favourite line is “I’m something oh, ohhh I’m something that’s for sure“.

Go listen to the whole EP below.

10 Commandments out of 10.


Majik Taylor – L’ange

Ah Dallas, Texas, where you been hiding this glazy pop?

Majik Taylor seems to be (after some incredible detective work where I read the Soundcloud description) masterminded by Ian Salazar, along with drums from Ian Brothers – or the Ian brothers? There could be two drummers who knows.

L’ange is one sexy song, and it’s taken from their first LP release ‘Bad Faces’ now on bandcamp! check it here.

L’ange might be in reference to the 1982 French film by the same name, but I haven’t seen that and I won’t pretend that I have, plus I’m more interested in the amazing backing vocals of (..gels! ..gels!!) after the line We are angels. It’s my favourite moment, so there I’ve mentioned it now, plus it leads into the solo.

This is a solo intertwined with vintage recordings, which gives me a chance to use a lazy comparison to Public Service Broadcasting. I don’t know how many people in the USA know about these guys but they’re also cool, but make sure you listen to Majik Taylor first – or there’ll be hell to pay.

tl;dr: this is a good song

9 Commandments out of 10


Gabbi Green – Breath in the Wind

I’m really really excited to be back! I’ve been super busy and getting down and lost in the world of full time work but I refuse to let it stop me from digging back into music that I love. Sorry if I’m a little rusty and lame.

Gabbi Green are a band from Los Angeles and they claim that Tina Turner is one of their influences, so they instantly have my respect and adoration. Some would say “I’m easily pleased”, others would say that they “also understand the greatness of Tina Turner” and “Gabbi Green? Please tell me more!”

Well, other people (that have great taste in music) i’ve got good news for you, here’s Breath in the Wind – their first ever track.

This is a hot track, in that it should be listened to on a patio with some cacti hanging around, whilst you sip on some refreshing lemonade. Or driving in a car with a cactus, these are the only two situations for optimum listening. Basically, it’s really great and the vocals are incredible and there are even, what sounds like, Cicada’s in the background – grooving their butts off in the hot desert sun.

tl;dr: Grungy, blues music that makes me feel happy, which to be honest, is what we’re all searching for.

9 Commandments out of 10.


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