Eilish Foxen

ARABROT – Revenge

October 6, 2010 // 0 Comments

Nordic metal is renowned for its dark and macabre nature. However standard so to speak Norwegian Black Metal is infamous for its cult following and complete conformity to the scene with regards to both the sound, religious morals (or lack of) and appearance of the band and their fans. But not Ararbrot…

PULL IN EMERGENCY – Pull In Emergency

October 2, 2010 // 0 Comments

For a relatively new band, Pull In Emergency are already beginning to get noticed, gathering airplay from famous faces such as Johnny Kennedy of XFM and Zane Lowe of Radio One. Their self titled debut album was released this month, so we at Call Upon The Author gave them a listen…

AUTONS – Celluloid

September 10, 2010 // 3 Comments

“Celluloid”, as you can probably presume from the title, is a loose concept album about the universe of motion pictures and cinematography…

YOUNG GUNS – All Our Kings Are Dead

September 9, 2010 // 1 Comment

Young Guns, despite “All Our Kings are Dead” being their debut LP, are already receiving huge publicity by Kerrang! Magazine. After listening to “All Our Kings are Dead” this is no great mystery. Young Guns are a quintessential Kerrang! Band in every sense of the phrase. They’re not a heavy band, what they lack in heaviness they make up for in talent.

MIMI SOYA – I Can’t Stand Pop Bands

August 14, 2010 // 0 Comments

2009 was a hectic year for the Brighton pop-punk quartet Mimi Soya. Working with legendary Funeral For a Friend producer Romesh Dodangoda, playing a sell out tour of the Netherlands and stage sharing with Get Cape, Wear Cape, Fly and Set Your Goals among other bands, you could easily be fooled for thinking that they would spend 2010 putting their feet up after the exhaustion of the previous year.
However this is not the case, Mimi Soya are back, rejuvenated and gone through a “phoenix-like rebirth” according to guitarist Chris, Mimi Soya’s latest offering is guaranteed to give your summer an essence of optimism…

PLEASE ALLOW ME TO INTRODUCE MYSELF: Young Guns

August 1, 2010 // 2 Comments

2010 has been a fantastic year for High Wycombe quintet Young Guns, who are undoubtedly flying the flag for up and coming British rock bands at the moment. Their new album “All our Kings are Dead” has received positive acclaim from the UK’s music press, including an impressive “4K” rating from Kerrang! Magazine, who are becoming a regular in the prestigious rock magazine. We took the time to catch up with Gustav Wood, the bands vocalist, during a busy UK tour to talk, fan tattoos, personal experiences reflected on the album and supporting Bon Jovi.

PLEASE ALLOW ME TO INTRODUCE MYSELF: Sound Of Guns

July 20, 2010 // 0 Comments

Whilst a number of our nations “sporting heroes” have not been busting their balls for our approval *cough * the England football team *cough*, rising Liverpudlian rock band Sound of Guns most definitely are. As the band arrive at Coventry’s famous Kasbah venue – after making an appearance on Sky and getting “ spray painted in make-up” according to vocalist Andy Metcalfe, before having to travel in a somewhat decrepit van up to Coventry during rush hour – it is arguable that other, more pretentious bands would cancel the gig due to exhaustion, not Sound of Guns…

LET’S GO TO WAR – Karmageddon

June 14, 2010 // 1 Comment

Electro has always been a popular choice of music amongst clubbers of all ages, and it’s the hardcore of this group of individuals who will enjoy Canadian dance act Let’s go to War’s new album “Karmageddon”. The album is loosely varied ranging from the Caribbean bashment sounding Push up ya Lighta! to the catchy, softer piano track Don’t Love Me which would not look out of place on a John Legend album.

ELVIS JACKSON – Against The Gravity

May 31, 2010 // 0 Comments

Slovenian rock band Elvis Jackson are finally beginning to receive the acclaim they deserve. The band were nominated for an MTV European music award last year and were busy touring with legendary acts such as Faith No More, The Offspring and NOFX. Finally, with the touring and making appearances at glamorous music award ceremonies, the band had some quality studio time to produce this fantastic new album “Against The Gravity.”

LA FOLIE – Risus Sardonicus

May 27, 2010 // 0 Comments

There goes the famous saying “never judge a book buy it’s cover,” well, thankfully that doesn’t apply to the unique and raw sounding Sheffield four piece La Folie’s debut album “Risus Sardonicus.” With the artwork depicting a failed and bloody circus ring, the fresh and almost psychedelic songs each cleverly carry a slight “seaside freak show” theme to them, making the album very original to say the least…