Our Reviewers

Our reviewers have various musical interests. They also work in other areas, and take time out to write for us as a labor of love, so are only identified by their initials.  See if your taste aligns with any of the artists below! 

RP: mainly interested in modern indie, and likes to see the influences modern bands take from classic popular music from Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan and the Beatles, onwards. Favored artists are bands like the Magnetic Fields, Beirut, Generationals, Trevor Sensor, New Pornographers, Ruen Brothers.

MB: prefers strongly melodic modern music, often by female artists, with good vocals and consistent song writing. Examples would be LP (aka Laura Pergolizzi), Molly Burch, Brandi Carlile, Sharon van Etten, Tristen, Miya Folick, Escondido, Chitra, Jenny Lewis, Jackie Cohen, London Grammar. Also likes some country rock style bands such as Kacy & Clayton.  In another age would have sung along to Joni Mitchell, Cher, Connie Francis, Peggy Lee or Jefferson Starship (Ed: surely some mistake?).

PJ: goes for heavier tracks with a good rock beat, music for dancing and especially for driving to (loud, with the widows down).  Likes classic rock like the Smiths and Morrissey, Springsteen, Patti Smith, Big Country, Mark Knopfler, Midnight Oil, Libertines, Tubes but will leave them in the past for the most part and talk for us about bands like Rilo Kiley, the Vaccines. Future Islands, Popguns, Cairo Gang, Cousin Tony's Brand New Firebird, Deep Sea Arcade.

QD: favors quirky, highly talented but lesser-known bands such as The Sound of Money, The Ballet, Say Hi, and also singer-songwriters like The Tallest Man on Earth, as well as distinctive singers or bands who have already broken through including Ezra Furman, Dope Lemon and some indie folk. For classic selections he may also introduce some electronica, some Robyn Hitchcock, some REM, some Hawkwind, some Belle and Sebastian, some Enigma and some old Brian Eno (but no ambient stuff).

We hope the wide range of musical tastes of your reviewers will help you find new music you will love!