As the curtains slowly close on 2020 and our staff writers look forward to 2021, Matthew Wand takes a retrospective look back thirty years to 1991, the year 90s music truly broke and the rock scene flourished. To some, the 80s was a true shining light in music, to others it was a decade to forget. Music in the nineties is still long revered by the globe Populus, but this … [Read more...] about 1991: The Year Rock Diversified and Shone
Off the back of releasing Ohm, Deftones’ critically acclaimed ninth album that gained a Vinyl Chapters five-star review, we take a step back in time 25 years and revisit the band’s debut album, Adrenaline. The single biggest mistake you can make regarding the Deftones is to pigeonhole their sound or the music they write. Whether it be ‘90’s alternative’ or ‘nu-metal’ the … [Read more...] about Deftones: Adrenaline – Marching To Their Own Beat
On the 30th anniversary of its release, Matthew Wand revisits Alice in Chains' debut album, Facelift, telling the story of how it came into being. In August 1990, Alice in Chains, Seattle's first successful sons released their debut album Facelift to critical and commercial success. The Oxford dictionary defines grunge as "US slang; a general term of … [Read more...] about Alice In Chains: Facelift – Setting The Tone For Grunge.
Matthew Wand delves back into the ’80s to revisit the soundtrack of cult movie classic, The Lost Boys with the vinyl reissue released this month. Officially, I hate the 80’s. I know, it's a bold statement. The excess, the indulgence, the fashion, the haircuts, for the most part, the cinema, and especially mainstream music. Music that was overproduced, compressed, shotgun … [Read more...] about ‘The Lost Boys’ Bite Back: Vinyl OST Reissued
Skunk Anansie were a band raised out of the London music scene who truly grabbed the brass ring of British Rock with their debut album: Paranoid & Sunburnt. In the mid ’90s there were a great mix of rock bands from all over the world coming to the attention of the media and music fans alike. Although the female-fronted bands had become a popular format, when Skunk … [Read more...] about Skunk Anansie: Paranoid & Sunburnt – Classic Albums
We continue a look back at some of our favourite gigs as lockdown persists, trying to hold on to that precious atmosphere of hearing live music until we can get back to it ourselves. This week, Matthew Wand takes us back to 8th March 1997 where Aussie rockers Silverchair blew the crowd away at Nottingham's Rock City. In 1997 Silverchair released the sophomore album … [Read more...] about Retro Gigs: Silverchair – Rock City Nottingham 1997