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New Reviews October 2012

It’s been a while (again) since I posted links to some of my recent reviews, so long in fact that this will have to be a shortened list I fear. Here are a selection of the reviews I’ve written for RoomThirteen.com during June through to October 2012, plenty more can be found through my profile page on the site.

Codex Leicester – A Mad Mans Lullaby EP
We’re really liking this record from Leicester based four piece Codex Leicester who take their moniker from one of Leonardo D Vinci’s notebooks. Their jagged and noisy indie-rock is similarly quite intriguing and varied, this new EP opens with Strong Like Bull which is short but sweet, a strong mix of heavy duty riffage and synth melodies with high pitch shouting.
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Flights – Eleven (single)
The lead track of the three, Eleven, is epic and atmospheric, full of tricksy rhythms and soaring sing along vocals. There’s a touch of post-hardcore to this one; boasting thunderous guitars and nicely melodic in all the right places, but it’s also full of texture and atmosphere.
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Speedy Ortiz – Sports EP
This sweetly melodic and angular EP from Northampton (MA, not UK) based Speedy Ortiz obviously calls on early 90s American rock for inspiration (the good stuff…Pavement et al) but never sounds drenched in nostalgia, which is a good thing as you crave more of them and not the past.
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Now Playing – 3rd September 2012

Still feeling pumped from seeing Everyone Everywhere and Chalk Talk the other day and as a result I’ve been playing Chalk Talk‘s Bad Influences EP tons as well as the Everyone Everywhere (2012) record which is still getting regular spins . Along with these I can recommend The Coltranes – their album I’ve Got Heaven In My Smile, is brilliant but I’ve also recently acquired (from the lovely staff at Shogun Records) a vinyl re-release of their older EPs on one disc – Chris Benoit and Visions Of Terror And Bliss. Excellent.

Just received the latest Maximum Rock And Roll issue in the post which is their 30th Anniversary edition and a solid read – packed with punk reviews again to make you want to spend too much money and a crap load of decent articles.