Gavin Brown

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Ever since I discovered my Dad’s Doors and Alice Cooper records, I have had an all encompassing passion for music. I attended my first gig (The Almighty) in 1994 and have been attending gigs all over the world ever since. I have always been into the heavier side of music but have definite eclectic tastes. hardcore, grindcore, death metal, punk, sludge metal, hip hop and doom are some of favourites but if it’s good I’ll give it a listen and am always on the lookout for new bands, artists and albums. Reviewing albums and gigs is a big passion for me too and am always on the lookout to do more and more.

Articles by Gavin Brown

Acid Cannibals – Horny For Tomorrow

Horny For Tomorrow is a brilliant release, packed full of life affirming zest and anger and is a more than worthy follow up to their debut EP.

Interview – Spotlights

Spotlights are a trio who describe the sublime music they make as dreamsludge, an apt description that takes in shimmering and dreamlike soundscapes and combines it with the heaviness of sludge to create an ethereal noise. Their new album Love & De …

Cocaine Piss – Passionate And Tragic

Do yourself a favour and devour this album, then go and see them live where the songs will no doubt take on a new life of their own in the most energetic and life affirming way possible. 

Jason Carty and Jodie Cox from Markers

London guitar duo Markers have just released their brilliant debut album Heaven In The Dark Earth. We caught up with both of the bands members, Jason Carty and Jodie Cox to hear all about the album as well as discussing forthcoming live plans, the pair …

Caspar Brotzmann Massaker

With Southern Lord reissuing the first two Caspar Brotzmann Massaker  albums, we caught up with Caspar himself to talk all about them, his memories of making them, the history of Massaker as well as his other musical projects both past and present and what he is working on next.

Endon – Boy Meets Girl

It’s a glorious noise that Endon make and long may they continue doing just that.

Teeth Of The Sea

Personally I love being in the studio; that’s where we really get to indulge every idea we can come up with, and it’s never too arduous making a Teeth Of The Sea record, we tend to work very quickly due to the fact that we can’t afford much time in the studio.

Interview & exclusive video premiere: Barnett + Coloccia

Gavin Brown had a chat with Faith Coloccia and Alex Barnett to talk all about their new album ‘VLF’ and how the recording and creation of the album went as well as Faith’s work with her other projects Mamiffer and Mára as well as the SIGE record label and what inspires them as an artist.

Deceased – Ghostly White

Put Ghostly White on, turn it up loud and revel in the triumph of the band’s timeless death and horror obsessed metal sound.

Interview – Randall Dunn

Gavin Brown chats to renowned producer Randall Dunn about his first solo album and much more.

Planet B

Planet B combine elements of hip-hop, hardcore, punk, turntablism and a series of more abstract influences to create the dazzling melding of sonic assaults that form their just released self-titled debut album. The duo that consists of like-minded crea …

Gentry Densley from Eagle Twin

Gavin Brown caught up with Eagle Twin vocalist and guitarist Gentry Densley to hear all about the latest record and its creation and themes, influences as musician, the bands live plans, touring with Sunn O))), the influence of jazz on the music of Eagle Twin and his favourite gigs.

Josh Graham from A Storm Of Light

Gavin Brown caught up with A Storm Of Light main man Josh Graham to talk about the new album ‘Anthroscene’, the inspiration for his work as a visual artist, touring with Sleep, working with hip hop megastar Jay-Z on tour visuals and much more.

Raw Peace – Total Death (Review + Exclusive Album Premiere)

One listen to this album and fans of the D-Beat sound will have found their favourite new band and a new favourite album.

Mono • A Storm Of Light • Jo Quail – The Fleece, Bristol

When Japanese instrumental giants Mono announced their latest European sojourn, one that took in several dates in the UK, fans rejoiced at the prospect of seeing the band live again on these shores for the first time since 2016. With a new album arriving early next year, the anticipation of the band debuting new material was another reason to not miss out. . .

Endless Swarm – Imprisoned In Skin

Their latest album Imprisoned In Skin sees the band reach new levels of intensity as well as speed and heaviness.

Leeched – You Took The Sun When You Left

This is heavy music done right, done with passion and done with the plan to make as much noise as possible, a plan they triumph with easily.

Andy Gibbs and Bryan Funck from Thou

Gavin Brown caught up with guitarist Andy Gibbs and vocalist Bryan Funck from Thou for an extensive chat about their new album ‘Magus’, its creation and themes that was both insightful and fascinating and a whole lot more.

Axis Of Despair – Contempt For Man

It has to be said that it is certain that you won’t find another album with as much power intensity for the rest of the year and if you have a passion for grindcore, then your album of the year is right here.

Mariano from DEAFKIDS

Gavin Brown caught up with drummer Mariano from DEAFKIDS to hear all about how the tour went and their live experiences as well as their latest release, being signed to Neurot Recordings and their experiences with Neurosis and the influence of d-beat as well as music from their homeland in Brazil.

Anders Jakobson from Axis of Despair

Gavin Brown had a chat with drummer Anders Jakobson from grindcore band Axis of Despair to hear all about the band and their new album ‘Contempt For Man’.

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