Deep Cuts #1 | Hi’s and Skydives

Hi everyone, welcome to the first post of Deep Cuts! Since increasing the amount of content from three times a week to nine times a week I’ve noticed that having the content that’s solely made up of reviews is…kinda boring. So I’ve decided that every now and then I will contribute to the content by writing about whatever comes to mind, whether it be something I’ve done or a gig I’ve attended or something that annoys me about the “biz” of being a music blogger. That way I feel like I’m able to show off that I’m a human and not some robot programmed to say that this album is good or not so good.

As you probably could tell by the painfully obvious title I went skydiving this past weekend! We were initially going to do it back in June but unfortunately the arrival of some clouds meant that we couldn’t. That sucked as it meant we spent £250 to sit in a field in Kent before leaving disappointed. What also sucked was having a couple of beers and some Burger King afterwards, only to become best friends with the toilet a couple hours later due to a dodgy Whopper. Definitely not the experience I wanted, but at least I finally got it on Saturday, August 6th, strapped to a guy named Si, screaming my face off.

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Queen Giza – Machine Master Demon Dream | Album Review


When you come across a submission in your inbox and see that the band’s influences range from Pink Floyd’s ‘Animals’, Queens of the Stone Age’s debut and Thee Oh Sees’ ‘Mutilator’ you know you’re gonna be in for a good time. Queen Giza is a band based in Brooklyn and Charleston in the US of A and this is their debut album Machine Master Demon Dream. The record is described by the band as a “something of a two act rock opera” and the plot (in a “sentence”, the band says) is (and I quote):

“An old man builds a humanoid in his younger image, implanting his memories; the robot discovers what he is, hunts down and kills creator with some difficulties (Machine Master Side), and then the creator has a postmortem dream/nightmare focused on losing his soul to the robot/demons/devil (Demon Dream Side). The 2nd side is formatted around the stages of sleep/dreaming and the bodily/brain functions, and all songs flow into each other. “

Simply put, it’s badass.

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Private Island – Sunbreak | EP Review


Private Island is a band comprising of SIX PEOPLE determined to knock your socks off and throw your feet to the dancefloor with the release of their second EP Sunbreak. These guys’ flair for indie rock and funk have gained them quite a bit of attention thanks to the release of some popular singles in the form of ‘Enough’ and ‘Drugs’, and now look to come in strong with this new EP.

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The Masses – Better You Know | Track Review


The Masses are a band based in Leeds and this is their newest single Better You Know. These guys have been committing solidly to a “12 Singles in 12 Months” project which sees the band release a track on the first of each month, culminating in a full length album in 2017. It’s certainly an impressive method to build up hype for your record, especially if the band sticks to it. The most I’ve committed to something is watching an entire season of Breaking Bad in one night.

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The Academic – Mixtape 2003 | Track Review


The Academic are an Irish four-piece and this is their new single Mixtape 2003. I was 10 years old in 2003; unwillingly about to leave primary school and head into the scary world of secondary school which meant puberty, liking girls and puberty again came into full swing. My mixtape back then would have involved a lot of boybands my sisters liked, and possibly some Guns N Roses for good measure.

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Jaunt – Chat | EP Review


Jaunt is a band from Toronto and this is their new EP Chat. The art of conversation is a wonderful thing, as it allows you to join words with a person of choice about whatever topic you please. From Brexit to Dip Dabs to the person you hate at work to something you saw on the Internet, you get to talk about all kinds of shit. In this conversation, we’re talking about how great Chat is.

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Saint Agnes – Sister Electric | Track Review


Saint Agnes is a four piece from London and this is their latest track Sister Electric. I was turned on to these guys back in 2014 courtesy of their excellent track ‘A Beautiful Day For Murder’ with it’s ominous roundhouse kick of blues rock blowing my mind, so I’m very excited to hear this new track. I was also pleased to see that they too realise that weather’s very important when it comes to murderin’.

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