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NO DEPRESSION premieres The BONNEVILLES “I’ve Come Too Far For Love To Die”

From Lurgan, Ireland, The Bonnevilles… Self-annointed a garage, punk, blues outfit like an arrow piercing my very own heart, lovers of heavy licks and head knockin’ back beats need apply in droves. McGibbon’s song writing is never suspect, influenced from those before yet soaked and steadily glazed in a brine of “cheap beer and buckfast” […]

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Hot blues-rock fuzz from moonlighting pair. King Mud is Van Campbell of Black Diamond Heavies and Freddy J IV from Left Lane Cruiser, and this side-project, recorded in Los Angeles with guitarist Parker Griggs of Radio Moscow, is every bit as filthy as the name suggests. – READ THE REVIEW HERE

KING MUD reviewed in BLURT magazine

The Upshot: As much pound as boogie, as much snarl as soul—what’s not to like? BY MICHAEL TOLAND The line between the blues and rock & roll can be as fine as the hair on a baby’s head, and few walk that line as deftly as the bands on the Alive roster. In that spirit, […]

Nice NO DEPRESSION review of KING MUD “Victory Motel Sessions”

Supergroup — the word alone is pretentious. Super to who, and why? To my recollection there’s been far more terrible black wax than collectible records made by bands coined supergroups. King Mud is the antithesis of this theory. The dynamic duo of Left Lane Cruiser’s Freddy J IV on guitar, the holder of my very […]

8/10 review of KING MUD in VIVE LE ROCK Magazine

GOSPELBEACH review in ELMORE Magazine

Pacific Surf Line, conveys a style that bears testimony to the album title, a series of sun-drenched, softly shimmering Southern California rock tunes that pay due reverence to both the Beach Boys and Neil Young in nearly equal measure. The dreamy designs soaked through songs like “Sunshine Skyway” and “Southern Girl” boast the breezy aural […]

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★★★★★ review of KING MUD “Victory Motel Sessions” via The EXAMINER

This album is filled with groovy songs that just beg to be blared from windows. Think of this album as a musical Q-Tip to clean all that mundane commercial music that is so readily available. – Gary Schwind / READ THE REVIEW HERE

Great review of DM3 “West Of Anywhere” in ELMORE Magazine

Hailed Down Under as on the cutting edge of Australia’s New Wave and Power Pop scene as it emerged in the 1990s, DM3 took an unabashedly enthusiastic approach to their craft, manifest in three albums released between 1993 and 1999. They made a mighty noise for a three-piece, and 20 years later, their stature is […]

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Nice review of DIRTY STREETS “White Horse” in NO DEPRESSION

Memphis’ throwback, garagey-arena rockers, Dirty Streets, were clearly brought up on copious amounts of rocknroll, Stax soul, Howlin’ Wolf’s howl and harp skills, Hubert Sumlin’s guitar, and heavily percussed psych and prog rock. Perhaps best described as a bit Troggs meets Flaming Groovies, a smattering of MC5, a sprinkle of Captain Beefheart, some Grand Funk […]

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