Author Archives: Paul H Birch

RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.

Samantha Fish – Kill Or Be Kind

Will the real Samantha Fish please stand up? On previous recording we’ve had country rock, Mississippi blues, songs that rock out and lingering love ballads.Live she can be a tour de force (Ignore those i-Phone Youtube videos, they don’t do her justice), she’s got a voice that can roar like a female version of a young Robert Plant to something ...

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The Kids’ Xmas Single

The Kids describe them well, a bunch of Aussie lads no older than 17. But don’t let their age fool you, these young punks deliver rage fuelled tunes inspired by the finest who’ve strode the punk ad grunge scenes previously. In reinventing punk rock for a new generation, they maintain the rebellious streak the genre is known for, while modernising ...

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Wille & The Bandits Return with New Line-up in 2020

Wille & The Bandits return in 2020 with a brand-new line up, expanding their sound as they move from a trio to a four piece. The band will now feature a Hammond organ player, a second guitar as well as 3-way vocal harmonies when they tour afresh. Vocalist and guitarist Wille Edwards continues to lead the roast with the addition ...

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A Life Divided by Addiction

A Life Divided featuring vocalist Jürgen Plangger and songwriter/producer Erik Damköhler release their new single ‘Addicted‘, the second track taken from new album, Echoes, due for release on 31st January. “It was during the 80s when we first came into contact with music. At that time, I bought my first Adidas Allround sneakers, let my hair grow and played the ...

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The Allman Betts Band – Down To The River

The sons of the south drink deep from their roots but sail gently on beyond them in what constitutes a full-length studio recording of Devon Allman, Duane Betts, and Berry Oakley, aided and abetted in their deeds by those worked alongside their parents. Distinguishing what each of the two main members, bring to the table is easy in terms of ...

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Bad Touch Spring UK Tour

Following their signing with ITB, Norwich five-piece rock band Bad Touch has gone into their studio record to record their fourth album but during the interim announced dates for a new UK tour to take place next March/April. The 12-date tour opens in their hometown and travels the length and breadth of Great Britain. Special guests will be Cannock’s Piston ...

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Sons Of Apollo Grooving as they Fall

Sons Of Apollo has released a new single from their new album MMXX that’s due out 17th January. The five minute track goes by the handle of ‘Fall To Ascend’ and distinct from the band’s previous more euphoric sounding single ‘Goodbye Divinity’ that when listened to accompanied by its office video here at RAMzine is a psychedelic grooving metal grunge ...

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Byford’s Backstreet Confessions

Biff Byford has released the second single and title track from his debut solo album, School of Hard Knocks. The Saxon front man has also released a video to accompany the single, wherein he relates the experiences of growing up in a Northern working-class background and the choices he made to climb rock’s ladder towards fame and glory. Visually we ...

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PSSR Get Busted

Watch out for PSSR a band with affiliations to act as diverse as Guns N’ Roses, The Allman Brothers and The New York Dolls! Apparently, fans of AC/DC, Aerosmith, Motorhead and The Stooges will find equal pleasure in their music, the band having signed with Golden Robot Records, and their first offering being the single ‘Busted’. “‘Busted’ is one of ...

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Johnny Casino’s Ghost Ships

Johnny Casino, the founding member and songwriter of Australian rock ´n´ roll band Asteroid B612, has more recently been living on the Mediterranean, and focussing on a solo career. To that end he’s just released a cover of the Chris Bailey/Saints song ‘Ghost Ships’ as anew single. The song harks back to the heartland; a deep and soulful rock track ...

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