Album review: Big Hogg – Pageant of Beasts

Album artwork Words by Grey Malkin Glasgow's Big Hogg have become a beloved and recognisable fixture on that city's music scene, regularly collaborating with local fellow travellers such as members of the much missed Trembling Bells, as well as with visiting luminaries such as Ex Reverie (the band recently backed Gillian Chadwick on her and Julia … Continue reading Album review: Big Hogg – Pageant of Beasts

Album review: The Cleaners From Venus – Penny Novelettes

Album artwork Words by Alexandra Rose ‘Penny Novelettes’ is the brand new release and latest jewel to add to the crown of The Cleaners From Venus, aka Martin Newell, whose timeless tales of provincial life, love and all points in between have firmly established his work in the great tradition of English singer-songwriters.  Drawing on … Continue reading Album review: The Cleaners From Venus – Penny Novelettes

EP review: The Owl Service – Rise Up Rise Up

Album artwork Words by Grey Malkin The Owl Service initially came to attention via a series of mostly self-released EPs throughout 2006 and 2007, each highlighting not only their love of rustic or psychotropic horror films such as Blood On Satan's Claw and Psychomania, but also their masterful and intuitive ability to capture a psychedelically hued folk rock … Continue reading EP review: The Owl Service – Rise Up Rise Up