2020, in a lot of ways, was a massive clusterfuck of a year. As it gradually progressed, we were more and more trapped inside. Concerts and festivals were understandably cancelled or indefinitely postponed and with only one proper concert under our collective belts, we here at Sounds from the Dark Side have seen better, more productive and overall happier times. The upside, as always, is the same: at least we still have music. And because staying at home provides with a lot more time to actually sit down and listen to albums, we’ve extended this year’s album lists with an extra ten entries each, giving you even more stuff to check out. Here we go.
With 2021 on the horizon, we wonder if you still got room for some experiment coming from the New Zealand noise-punk scene. It’s from a guitarless guitar band… Yep, still interested? Continue reading
Norway’s most famous alt rock institute is back to end a trilogy that was never really a trilogy. Confused? Excellent… Continue reading
Behold! These are 10 of the most infectious pieces of music we heard so far.
As Magnum closes in on their fifty year anniversary, they release a remarkably good 21st album. Let’s investigate. Continue reading
This is a short story about the search for new exciting music in the month of February and how we ended up in a very, very familiar place. Continue reading
Oh oh, eye, eye oh, oh… eye oh oh oh, oh… no, that’s not right, sorry. Oh ooh eye oh oh. Wait a minute, let’s start over. Oh oh oh oh eye oh oh. Shit!! Continue reading
As 2019 comes to a close, so does the decade, and that means everybody’s not only looking back at the past year but the past ten. Contrarian as we are, we’re not going to do that here and just concentrate on what 2019 brought us in music. Also because ten years seems like a lot of work. So here we go, here’s what we enjoyed most this year.
Warning! Severe weather alert: incoming storm from afar with some heavy drops of brain! F#$%k… Continue reading
Let’s face it, our planet is doomed so let’s get the hell out of here while we still can. Venus is just around the corner! Here’s some music to hare off by. Continue reading