SPOTLIGHT: The Awful Disclosures of Screeching Weasel

WHO: Screeching Weasel WHAT: The Awful Disclosures of Screeching Weasel WHY: Sure, Ben Weasel is a divisive figure, but you can’t deny the man can still write perfect pop songs. If you’re a pop punk fan, then Awful Disclosures will scratch that itch you’ve been having since the 90s. This is a tight album, with a familiar formula, that Ben Weasel makes his own. It knows what it wants to be and succeeds in that effort. One of the best...

Thursday, 13 October 2022
Vinyl Vlog 311

A deeper look at the grooves pressed into the Choke Cherry Tree LP by Ben Miller Band. The catch, when any band attempts to infuse a time-honored sound and style with new energy and fresh inspiration, is that they often lose sight of all the reasons why and how that form worked in the first place. While the heart and hopes might sound enough, the results often feel as though someone has tried to weld the fins from a ’57...

Tuesday, 27 February 2018
Vinyl Vlog 157

A deeper look at the grooves pressed into the vinyl reissue of Hater’s self-titled debut album. I must confess that I had never heard of Hater before Ben Shepherd put out In Deep Owl a couple of years ago. I was really, really taken with that album and had been thrilled at the prospect of taking an interview with him when the opportunity came up; in fact, I jumped at it. It was during that interview when I learned about...

Tuesday, 09 August 2016