They don’t make them like they used to….

Medway’s Glenn Prangnell is a bloody genius. I’ve absolutely no idea how many years this guy has spent on this planet but he’s spent that time soaking up the sounds of the 60’s and 70’s, not just from the beat-boom era this writer had initially slotted him into but from other genres as well from Northern Soul to film soundtracks and everything in-between.

‘A Clip Round the Ear’ (even the title will have those of a certain age grinning) is Groovy Uncle’s sixth album and is housed in yet another brilliant sleeve perfectly depicting the sounds within. I just hope that ‘The Beano’-inspired image that adorns the pre-release CD we have here is going to be part of the vinyl album sleeve too, if ever an album should be bought because of the sleeve art…

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Lurching behemoth…

Progressive post-metal / horror-synth / sludge act Upcdownc release their new album I, Awake on 22nd September. Following 17 years of producing constant heavy, instrumental, fuzzy noise this will be the band’s first album as a 3 piece.  The change in personnel and dynamics led to the band taking a new approach to their song writing, looking at it from an alternate angle and with it bringing a fresh perspective.

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Blows the doors off every time…

A VERY strong set from beginning to end, “A Clip Round The Ear” is an absolute knockout of an album. Glenn Prangnell continues to amaze with his extremely sharp songwriting skills and sense of melody that carry on and build upon the very best of British Invasion era classic music. The soul and blues that Suzi Chunk bring add a depth and power that very few other current female singers can even come close to touching. This combination, known affectionately to fans as Unc N’ Chunk, blows the doors off every time. For a band that has made a huge impression on me from the first, I can easily say this is their best album to date and that’s no small statement. Anyone appreciating intelligent, witty and sharp lyrics combined with the very best of true rock, pop and soul, pick up this album. Unlike the other times you’ve caught a “Clip Round The Ear”, you’ll be thrilled you got this one.

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Review by Dana Saravia