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.

Die Grüne Welle’s Self-Irony

Combining punk rock, German rap, alongside elements of indie and ska to the mix is Die Grüne Welle, whose literal translation is “The Green Wave”. Their latest album Wirf Dein Leben Weg has just been released on Drakkar Entertainment. Wirf Dein Leben Weg can be interpreted as “Throw your life away!” so from that maybe you can get where the ...

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All on HAiG

If melodious rock n roll sound with a hint of alternative flavour is your bag, let us introduce you toHAiG. Formed by Billy Bibby formerly of Catfish &The Bottlemen,Wry Smiles and New York Tourists with an able and experienced line-up  completed by Tom Hill, Carl Forbes Rutherford andJoe Mooney “Being in Catfish gave me invaluable experiences and puts me in good ...

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Heavy Pettin Ain’t Dead

Scottish rock band Heavy Pettin are about to see their entire eighties catalogue rereleased, along with extras. Taking their name from UFO’s 1976 studio album, Glaswegians Steve ‘Hamie’ Hayman (Vocals) Punky Mendoza (Lead guitar), Gordon Bonnar (Guitar), Brian Waugh (Bass) and Gary Moat (Drums) joined forces to deliver a brand of hard rock that saw them deliver a trio of ...

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Kris Barras Moonlighting on Beth Hart Tour

Kris Barras will be special guest on Beth Hart’s February 2020 UK Tour, where he will be performing an acoustic set as part of a duo. The former cage fighter, member of Supersonic Blues Machine and solo artist has just finished his own headline tour with his full band in support of his new album Light It Up. “I kinda ...

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Eric Gales Storming in for UK Tour

Eric Gales is coming to the UK. Who’s he some of you ask? Let these guys tell you… “This guy could be the best player on Earth” says Alter Bridge’s Mark Tremonti while Jane’s Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro questions “How Eric Gales isn’t the hugest name in rock guitar is a total mystery.”   Joe Bonamassa goes further claiming he’s “One ...

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Zito & Trout Doing Good!

Following the release of Mike Zito & Friends’ Rock N Roll: A Tribute To Chuck Berry through Ruf Records comes news of that perennial classic ‘Johnny B Goode’ being released as a single. Not only does it feature Zito on guitar but Walter Trout too. In fact you can catch the video they’ve released for ‘Johnny B Goode’ right here ...

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Alignments: Neutral a Double Experience?

Canadian nerd/alternative rockers Double Experience has a new EP Alignments: Neutral, having just signed to Drakkar Entertainment Alignments: Neutral has been described as “a prog-rock concept album for the ADD generation; a voyage into real-world examples of morality and beliefs according to a certain alignment chart.” “Nerd Rock should be more than sweater vests and big glasses, it should be about ...

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It’s All a State of Mine for Cherry Dolls

All fuzzed up & out now on Bread & Butter Records is ‘State Of Mine’ from Melbourne’s The Cherry Dolls on Bread & Butter Records. Word has it The Cherry Dolls have been making waves nationally filling sweat-soaked venues all over Australia with a DIY-or-Die attitude, and an album and two critically acclaimed EPs under their belt already. The band ...

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A Life Divided By Echoes?

Imagine if you could send your latest favourite rock record on a journey through time and into the past – what would it sound like? That’s what A Life Divided had in mind when creating their new album Echoes that’s out on January 31st through AFM Records. “It was during the 80s when we first came into contact with music. ...

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Flickertail Play Contact Sport

Irish-Australian guitar-fuelled rock and rollers Flickertail went and wrote a song in a rehearsal room bathroom in Salford, Manchester. Out now as a new single, somewhat ironically it goes by the handle of ‘Contact Sport’. “I wrote all my sad songs in Aussie summer – it took a week of Mancunian rain to finally get something more hopeful out of ...

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