Paul Comrie-Thomson's Blog
A music-obsessive, bibliophilic, part-time journalist and full-time law student, reflecting on albums old and new, from the popular to the obscure.
PAUL COMRIE-THOMSON'S BLOG: Killing Joke - The Singles Collection Brought to you by RIU
With a career spanning more than three decades, June sees Killing Joke playing their first ever New Zealand shows. The shows come as part of a tour in celebration of this recently released single collection, and the breadth and quality of the composite tracks serve as an injection of excitement in anticipation of the shows.
PAUL COMRIE-THOMSON'S BLOG: Bad Religion - True North Brought to you by RIU
Fans of the Suffer and No Control albums rejoice. True North sees Bad Religion’s songwriters – the 48-year-old Greg Graffin and 50-year-old Brett Gurewitz – channelling their vicenarian selves in a celebration of the band’s golden years of fast melodic punk rock. It’s what the band set out to achieve on this album and they do so admirably.
PAUL COMRIE-THOMSON'S BLOG: Hard and Fast Living, Frank Turner Brought to you by RIU
Frank Turner is a ridiculously busy man. Having started out as the vocalist for post-hardcore outfit Million Dead, the punk-rocker turned folk-rock singer is gearing up to release his sixth solo album in almost as many years and has recently delved into the world of side projects with a hardcore band called Möngöl Hörde.
PAUL COMRIE-THOMSON'S BLOG: Dorena- Nuet Brought to you by RIU
PAUL COMRIE-THOMSON'S BLOG: The Lawrence Arms - Apathy and Exhaustion Brought to you by RIU
PAUL COMRIE-THOMSON'S BLOG: This Drama - The Wasted Youth Brought to you by RIU
PAUL COMRIE-THOMSON'S BLOG: Converge - All We Love We Leave Behind Brought to you by RIU
PAUL COMRIE-THOMSON'S BLOG: Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Psychedelic Pill Brought to you by RIU
Neil Young copped a lot of flak for Americana. His first album with Crazy Horse since 2003’s Greendale was an album primarily made up of old folk numbers and was criticized for being ill-conceived, badly executed, and with terrible accompaniment – Crazy Horse particularly, never renowned for their technical proficiency, facing accusations of ‘calling it in’.
NEWS: Salt-n-Pepa are heading to Auckland this November
After a phenomenal sold out tour in 2011, one of this countries favourite Hip-Hop acts Salt n Pepa...
SINGLE OF THE WEEK: Arctic Monkeys - Do You Wanna Know?
Our Single of the Week is the great new track from the Arctic Monkeys, entitled 'Do I Wanna ...
NEWS: Eminem's new album will head into "further territories"
The 'Love the Way You Lie' rapper is working hard on his seventh major label album, and his long ...
NEWS: Flume to play three shows this October
La De Da presents rising star Flume for three shows in New Zealand. La De Da is excited to ...
INTERVIEW: Denzel Washington on the movie Flight
Pilot Whip Whitaker (Denzel Washington), miraculously crash-lands his plane after a mid-air ...
WIN: 1 of 2 Nerf Multishot Madness Vortex Diatron
Are you ready to bring some multishot madness to your next mission? The Diatron blaster lets you ...
NEWS: Man of Steel soared at the box office last weekend
Warner Bros.' Superman movie reboot starring Henry Cavill and directed by Zack Snyder soared at ...
NEWS: Jay-Z has announced his new album Magna Carta Holy Grail
The 'Run This Town' rapper will release his twelfth studio album worldwide on July 4 in a unique ...
NEWS: MIA new single 'Bring The Noize'
MIA's new track 'Bring the Noize' has been unveiled online – her first release since single 'Bad...
LISTEN: Falling in Reverse - Fashionably Late
Falling in Reverse return with their sophomore album Fashionably Late, the follow-up to their big ...
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