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Ripe & Ruin: Make rock music great again

Hamburg three-piece rock act Ripe & Ruin have had a great 2018 with the release of EP “The Eye of the World” that successfully walks the tightrope between infectious alt-rock and a fist full of gravel. They might be lacking an [...]

December 11, 2018 Messed!Up Spotlight, Recent posts, Slider

Teleman: Sci-fi disco for the charts

They’re hardly new on the scene but London four-piece Teleman, formed out of the ashes of indie band Pete and the Pirates, deserve more attention than they’ve got so far. The band’s name derived from seeing an album in a charity [...]

December 4, 2018 Messed!Up Spotlight, Recent posts, Slider

Terra: Carrying on the Gothenburg legacy

Gothenburg may not be the capital of Sweden, but many would argue passionately (and probably a bit obnoxiously) that it is the music capital. The high-quality bands span from internationally acclaimed The Soundtrack of Our Lives and Union Carbide Productions, [...]

November 28, 2018 Messed!Up Spotlight, Recent posts, Slider

Demons of Ruby Mae: Electronic sounds and memorable hooks

Leicester-born but Manchester-based duo Demons of Ruby Mae bring together electronic sounds in the shape of synths and beats, and the instantly memorable vocal hooks showcasing the breadth of their self-titled debut album released a few days ago.  Jonny Gavin [...]

November 19, 2018 Messed!Up Spotlight, Recent posts, Slider

Dolores Haze – “A bit like Spice Girls, but gross”

Swedish Dolores Haze emerged in 2015 with a punk-oriented sound, with mixtures of distorted guitars and electronic, danceable beats. They were young (they still are though), badass and, as they said themselves, “A bit like Spice Girls, but gross”. At [...]

November 12, 2018 Messed!Up Spotlight

VHS Collection: Taking retropop back to the future

New York based three-piece VHS Collection consisting of James Bohanon, Conor Cook, and Nils Vanderlip and with a name reminding us about bygone times, quickly became the mainstay headliner at the NYC’s lower east side rock clubs. Their electronic rock has [...]

November 7, 2018 Messed!Up Spotlight