Retrograde - Reviews

Browsing Archive: March, 2016

The Rash

Posted by mica hamilton on Tuesday, March 15, 2016, In : Punk 

The Rash are a punk band from Ashford who have felt the need to bring this style of Punk back into the forefront. With interesting Lyndon-esque vocals and fleeting moments of typical early seventies harmonies, to say this band are reminiscent of the past would be an understatement.

Its no secret to my ears that this band really sounds Like The Sex Pistols on certain songs, but you’d be mistaken if you though they sounded like a tribute band. Taking all the crassness and charm of The Sex P...


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Sonic Revolvers - N.S.A

Posted by mica hamilton on Monday, March 14, 2016, In : Alternative 

This new release by band Sonic Revolvers has a simple but effective use of a very early 2000’s writing style that will make all ex Blink 182 fans lose their shit.  With bursts of uplifting melodies and very clear vocals the song has a very solid base.

Easy to nod along to and very radio friendly this song will definitely create a wide range of target audiences.  The song itself could do with a bit more complexity for my tastes however the bands have managed to sell out their next gig. The ...


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Me Me Detroit

Posted by mica hamilton on Monday, March 14, 2016, In : Alternative 



Me Me Detroit is a singer songwriter based in the UK with a musical style reminiscent of The Smashing Pumpkins and Incubus. Her vocals draw out the 90’s Alt Rocker in you as she yearns for your attention. Definitely to be played on a lazy Sunday afternoon, gearing you up for your inevitable Monday morning. Her soft verses with ever so slightly grittier choruses that remind you of smoking indoors and council housing will leave you in peaceful mourning for the mid-nineties.

 ‘Adelaide´ l...


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WolfeSunday

Posted by mica hamilton on Thursday, March 10, 2016, In : Alternative 



WolfeSunday is a very upbeat and lively artist with a hint of a southern twang. The energetic vibes that are created with are very unusual for this style of music and are exactly what the genre needs. Using and abusing his guitar to his benefit, with an unrelenting musical style WolfeSunday has an extremely characteristic and recognisable vocal and playing style.

Technically the vocals could do with some work, however it only adds to the texture and soul of the music. Immediately your ears ...


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La Flamme Broken Hearted Sons Charity Release

Posted by mica hamilton on Thursday, March 10, 2016, In : Alternative 







LaFlamme have hit the ground running with an EP reminiscent of the early 80’s classic rock scene with surprising melodic undertones of early Mancunian Brit Pop.  Smacks of early punk in a few songs with faster tempos and upbeat tempos this band has definitely found something to run with.

This EP will no doubt have classic rock fans nodding and singing along with its radio friendly melodies and lyrically simple yet effective use of solid guitar work. Most songs roll into one another in an a...


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