Random ramblings on music and movies

Reviews and entertainment articles by Dave Simpson

Category Archives: Music

Billie Joe’s theatrical triumph – an Ordinary World review

It’s been a fruitful few weeks for iconic guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong. Not only did he and his bandmates just treat enthusiasts to a terrific twelfth album, but he also … Continue reading

October 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Flyleaf Spreads Their Wings by Carl Phelan – book review

Written by Carl Phelan, Flyleaf Spreads Their Wings documents how the formation of a band called Listen in 2002 led to the incarnation of Flyleaf with which we are familiar … Continue reading

November 29, 2014 · 2 Comments

Come LIFT A SAIL with Yellowcard – album review

Yellowcard have to be one of the most consistent bands of the twenty first century when it comes to productivity. Despite being on hiatus between 2008 and 2010, they have churned … Continue reading

October 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Weird and WONDERFUL Marmozets – album review

I’ve been anticipating the debut album from the Macintyre and Bottomley siblings for a long time. Songs such as “Why Do You Hate Me?” and “Move, Shake, Hide” haven’t left … Continue reading

October 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Flyleaf – Between the Stars review

I want to start this review by thanking John McClane. It’s through him that I first became acquainted with the music of Flyleaf when the video for “I’m So Sick” … Continue reading

September 30, 2014 · 5 Comments

The Madden Brothers offer GREETINGS FROM CALIFORNIA – an album review

The Madden Brothers have returned to the world of music with something a little different. The debut album from siblings Joel and Benji as a double act represents a step … Continue reading

September 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Amy Lee’s triumphant return – an Aftermath review

Amy Lee is one of my heroes. I have nothing but admiration and respect for her. So I was very excited at the announcement that she would be releasing new … Continue reading

September 24, 2014 · Leave a comment