Genrefvckery: The Smelling Fresh, Triumphant Diamonds in the Rough

Back in late 2019, I went through a stint of stumbling across rarer songs on Spotify. I do this every now and again; it's yielded surprisingly awesome results (including otherwise-popular musicians who just aren't listened to through the platform, like Joerg Reiter). But nothing compares to The Smelling Fresh, a university bedroom recording project by … Continue reading Genrefvckery: The Smelling Fresh, Triumphant Diamonds in the Rough

Album Review: Green Day’s New Album Hasn’t Lost Their Fire – Just Taking It Less Seriously

Green Day is one of the rock bands that has been in the backdrop of most of my life. 'Boulevard of Broken Dreams' showed up on the radio shortly after I moved to Canada from Britain at the tender age of nine;¬†American Idiot¬†introduced me to punk and emo, and as I learned how to navigate … Continue reading Album Review: Green Day’s New Album Hasn’t Lost Their Fire – Just Taking It Less Seriously

ALBUM REVIEW: Within Temptation – RESIST 2019

Within Temptation has been one of my favourite bands for more than a decade - Sharon Den Adel was one of my first queer crushes, and they were the first band to really get me interested in metal. (It's amazing what going from 'Memories' to 'Enter' will do for a slippery slope into symphonic soundtracks.) … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Within Temptation – RESIST 2019