• Stephen McLeod

    About Stephen McLeod

    Stephen has been stumbling around in a drunken haze harassing anybody that will listen about new music for about as long as he can remember. Review Editor at SlashTheSeats.com (formerly of Artrocker.com fame), this is his new home. Get in touch via @stephenemm or Google+


    READ: Nat Lyon – New England Paradigm Shift

    by  • 09/08/2013 • LISTEN, READ • 0 Comments

    Nat Lyon - New England Paradigm Shift

    Nat Lyon is a literal one man band living somewhere in the hills of Connecticut, where he allegedly spends his time renovating an old farmhouse and frolicking with the local livestock… or something. He played all of the instruments on this character-filled DIY release, which in my book is reason enough alone to give it at least one listen over.


    LISTEN: Listener – Time is a Machine

    by  • 23/07/2013 • LISTEN, READ • 0 Comments

    Listener - Time is a Machine

    Listener are a three piece ‘spoken word rock band’ from Arkansas in the States. Time is a Machine is their latest release, coming out just a few days ago on the European side of the Atlantic, and just shy of a week prior to that for our American chums.

    Despite the trio having been together since not long after the dawning of the new Millennium, and having since trotted their way across the globe, this album is unlikely to feature on many hipster run down lists of the year… but could well be one of the most interesting for those who have ears to listen.


    WATCH: Flash Bang Band – If You’re Driving

    by  • 13/06/2013 • LISTEN, WATCH • 0 Comments


    Flash Bang Band are a bunch from Brighton that I first covered waaaaay back in my auspicious role with what-was-then Artrocker.com. I’m sad to say that I’ve not kept up with their developments too much since, despite having liked to have… Once I initially cover a band it can become difficult to know which updates to keep up with and which to promote and…. aye.

    This track caught me surprise. Starting out with elements of the wonderfully soft-sung Iain Archer, coupled with the illustrious Thom Yorke… then shifting to something more akin to Weezer, or the rougher and more recent Dinosaur Pile Up.

    They’re on tour soon. Go find them.

    READ: Marnie Stern – Broadcast, Glasgow – 2nd June 2013

    by  • 03/06/2013 • READ • 0 Comments

    Marnie Stern - Glasgow 2010
    Archive picture – 2010

    The prospect of going out tonight seemed like a chore. Having to wake up from my comfortable slump on the couch and trek across Glasgow wasn’t something I relished after a week of zero motivation or energy. However, this wasn’t just any old gig. This was Marnie Stern – and if it had been anybody else I might not have bothered moving at all. (more…)