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The Working Man: Lizard Fingers Video Premiere

The Working Man—without a doubt one of the most unique, boisterous and simply balls-out entertaining rock outfits to come out of the UK in recent years—returns with yet another demented video escapade, available exclusively today this 19th of October 2017, and following the election-themed “Look at this Tory Cunt” earlier this year.


Both heavy and melodious, with a suitably deranged keyboard lead that sounds like something that might have been first worked out on the sanitarium “therapy” xylophone—before edging seamlessly into a more old-school heavy metal guitar rendition—“Lizard Fingers” is a delightfully in-your-face, ska-tinged hard rock bruiser with an off-kilter, paranoid feel that fits perfectly with the song’s conspiracy-themed subject matter...

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At Vacuum's Edge by Michael Mc Aloran - novella Review by Ross Breslin

As an author and editor I consider myself just about well-read enough as one would have to be in those dual positions and not much more. It’s a source of personal concern, an insecurity I assuage by assuring myself that, while I may not be all that well-read, what I have read, I have read well. It gets me through the day.

Now that that disclaimer is out of the way, I can honestly say that Michael Mc Aloran—the mesmerizing, disturbing and eviscerating style of his signature “disembodied voice” perspective—is unlike any other poet or writer I’ve ever read. And it is both poetry and prose (and perhaps, even, it’s neither). As I said, it’s different. It’s hypnotic, unsettling—somehow viciously-grotesque and lyrical at the same time. If they happen to sing lullabies in Hell, if demons and devils have babies who seek comfort in the retelling of the horrors endured by the humans above, these are the words they might sing...

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New Pope North Donegal Video Launch by Robert Mulhern

To “sonder” is to walk past a stranger in the street, catch a glimpse of the emotion in their eyes and realize that they probably have similar difficulties in their lives, similar dreams, hopes and goals. In our humanity we are bound by two things: our basic nature and the ashes of which we will become. This song is so personal that it feels like upon listening that you are being invited into the psyche of “New Pope” for the most detailed, personal “Sonder” you could possibly imagine.


The trustworthy repetitive folk guitars and very tamed percussion come very much in peace...

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Tongue Bundle Peppery Talk - Album Review by Robert Mulhern

Now, as I am a man on the internet who likes and writes about music, I must have some sort of licence to talk about music..........yes? Of course I fucking do. I went to MIT and studied “objective taste”, a scientifically programmed PHD course which allows me to pass judgement on anything I see fit. I am an expert on everything from wine to music, I’m not just a musician on the internet with millions of opinions just like everyone else in this field. So you should just take my word as gospel. Before I start, I must state that music journalism is an exact science and that everything I say must be correct regardless of my personal musical taste and background. My opinions, and those of my Ivy League education circle, are not just...

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