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Queen City Sounds by Tom Murphy

Queen City Sounds By Tom Murphy Published Issue 095, November 2021 Grief Ritual | The Gallows Laugh The distorted drone like caustic winds in the scorched hellscape of a near future earth, punctuated by the sounds of echoing metallic clanging in the distance is the perfect way for “Backwards Circle” to introduce this album. While …

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October Queen City Sounds: Tom Murphy

Queen City Sounds By Tom Murphy Published Issue 094, October 2021 Buck Gooter | Head In a Bird Cage A chain of genre tags like industrial, psychedelic, bluesy noise punk and references to obvious musical touchstones for potential listeners like Butthole Surfers, Chrome, Suicide, Swans, Alice Donut, Big Black and Screamers could never quite encompass what …

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Queen City Sounds: Tom Murphy

Queen City Sounds By Tom Murphy Published Issue 093, September 2021 Bolonium | Full Of It Imagine an orchestral mélange of an Adult Swim musical skit, They Might Be Giants, 8-bit video game music and Devo and you have an idea what you’re getting into with Bolonium’s latest album. The band is an extension of …

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Queen City Sounds: Tom Murphy

Queen City Sounds By Tom Murphy Published Issue 092, August 2021 DOZE DOSING | shared_DOCS_w/_u As an educator Jeffrey Wentworth Stevens spent much of the pandemic interacting with students online and using digital cloud resources and tools to receive work and transmit various forms of feedback and analyze data. As a way to cope Stevens …

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Queen City Sounds by Tom Murphy

Queen City Sounds By Tom Murphy Published Issue 091, July 2021 NECROPANTHER | IN DEPTHS WE SLEEP This concept EP was performed and produced during the 2020 COVID-19 lockdown while the band members couldn’t work together in a physical space. Perhaps this serves to explain why a band that normally writes music about a dystopian future set these …

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Queen City Sounds By Tom Murphy

Queen City Sounds By Tom Murphy Published Issue 090, June 2021 Eolian | Division Ian O’Dougherty is no newcomer to conceptual song cycles. One of his old bands Uphollow crafted ambitious art rock and pop songs from the late 90s onward. This 2021 release from Eolian drew from O’Dougherty’s Zen-like observations about tragedy and disaster …

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