It’s been a pleasure to work on designing and creating the new website for Crime Cymru – The Welsh Crime Writing Collective.
The best of submissions, reviewed tracks, the almost-reviewed… and a fistfull of this month’s best music!
“With a keen eye for harsh words and wiry thin riffs, an ‘I’m doing my thing so screw you’ attitude… Madame So’s brand of force is infectious.”
Richard ‘Kid’ Strange has been busy. The pre-punk provocateur that spawned Doctors Of Madness is restless… and dare I say, even nostalgic.
“Between A-side highlights and a B-side that flies by, Fake Flowers Never Die is an intriguing slice of deceptively slick new wave indie…”
“Yes it’s a cheap kick, a paper thin throwaway, but that’s by design and for fun. It might not yet be the caliber of ‘Young Loud & Snotty’, ‘L.A.M.F’, or ‘Hate To Say I Told You So’, but it’s a direct and worthy descendant…”
“With the subtle synth dreamwave of Washed Out and Teen Daze, we tiptoe on 80s and shoegaze…”
“On its own it’s a slow play of ambient electronica that wallows in grim repetitions, as a film it plays up to its strengths as a soundtrack to abstract and ominous imagery…”
“They teeter on garage, psychobilly, and CBGB’s golden era. They’re a throwback and homage to drive-in monster movies, dimly-lit back-street theatres and the scuzziest Americana…”
“This is no-wave aggression with goth-static feedback and a psychedelic twist of industrial noise…”