The Balboas – BIG|BRAVE – Death Wishlist – Melvins – album reviews

For your pleasure and delectation this time fighting boredom bring you the ‘punk surf sensation’ of The Balboas and their album made in lockdown. The ‘massive minimalism’ of BIG|BRAVE, the ‘raucous fusion of ’77 punk-rock and high-octane rock ‘n roll’… Continue Reading

Fighting Boredom Singles Review in the Pub – April 2024

Okay, so I’m lazy enough to use the image from last months reviews in the pub… sue me. As usual we moved Fighting Boredom headquarters to the Brewery and prepared to critique the music we have been send, found and… Continue Reading

Cock Sparrer – Jess Ribeiro – Mother Of All – Leather Jackets and Diesel Fumes – Various Artists – album review

Today we give you the ‘trademark anthemic sound; hooks, singalong melodies and strong mob chorus’ of Cock Sparrer. The Australian folk singer songwriter Jess Ribeiro, Copenhagen progressive/melodeath act Mother of All and yet another Cherry Red Compilation from the vaults of Lux… Continue Reading

Sinkane – Dragged Up – The Jonny Halifax Invocation – The Eunuchs – album reviews

This time on the reviews page we have the ‘joyous, uplifting “love letter to Black music.” from Sinkane. The ‘expanding on the ‘lo-fi garage scuzz with Sabbath-esque doom ethereal spoken word and deconstructed glam-punk’ Then the ‘skronk blues guitar, sax and… Continue Reading

Belle Royals – MaBH – MAQUINA. – Gvantsa Narim – album reviews

Today on the Fighting Boredom album reviews page we give you the ‘ frenzied noise punk and samples, alongside a lyrical hotchpotch of satire, in-jokes, cultural references, oddball obsessions, improvisation and cut-outs’ of Belle Royals. The ‘longform journey that glides… Continue Reading

Moving Away From The Pulsebeat – Post-Punk Britain 1977-1981 – Kitchen Cynics / Margery Daw / Grey Malkin – BEYOND EXTINCTION – Filalete – album reviews

This time we give you the new Post Punk collection from Cherry Red that takes a a whistle stop trip through the musical landscape as the dust settled on the apocalyptic overhaul of 1977. The wonderfully strange, psychedelic, magical, ambient… Continue Reading

VR Sex – Oi! the Album – Fake Youth Cult – Do The Strum – Joe Meek The Girl Band – album reviews

This time on the reviews page you get the ‘ sneering psychedelic punk ‘ of VR SEX, the reissue of the very first Oi! compilation album now forty five years old, and the ‘Dark-techno, industrial’ of Fake Youth Cult. Read what we… Continue Reading

SUNN O))) – Shoshin (初心) Duo –  Jesse Sykes with Phil Wandscher & Bill Herzog – Coventry – live review

Supersonic presents – SUNN O))) – Shoshin (初心) Duo –  Jesse Sykes with Phil Wandscher & Bill Herzog – The Empire Coventry – 2nd of April 2024 Supersonic festival continue to bring excellent music to the Empire in Coventry, this… Continue Reading

Attrition – Sons of Alpha Centauri – Cancervo – Chastity Belt – album reviews

This time around we have the long awaited, eagerly anticipated new album from Coventry’s ‘dark industrial pioneers’ ATTRITION, the ‘searing post hardcore, alternative metal and progressive hazy rock’ of Sons of Alpha Centauri. The ‘Italian doom mountaineers’ Cancervo and the… Continue Reading