Reviews

Ghouls

Ghouls last ever live show at Rich Mix London

Ghouls. A little band that started with five people who studied at university together in 2012, came together at Rich Mix in Shoreditch to say goodbye to three hundred dedicated fans; some coming from as far as Australia and America. The night opened with grime/ska artist Karl Phillips and The Rejects. Karl and the band had incredible energy during their ...

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Roadstars UK 2019 Tour, Saturday 5th October The Flapper, Birmingham

One’s initial impression of the dirty rock with a touch of the blues blasting out on stage from five piece band Gorilla Riot is of a joyous aural collision between Humble Pie and  ZZ Top. There are three guitarists, each a lead player we’ll later find out, two adding backing vocals; the front man delivering fine smoky come gravel elivery ...

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In The Whale Next Year

Denver, Colorado duo In The Whale will be unleashing their particular brand of raw, aggressive and energetic music in 2020 courtesy of Riot Records. Together since 2011, In The Whale have supported the likes of Jane’s Addiction, The Descendants, The Offspring, Gogol Bordello while putting in appearances at Lollapalooza and various other US festivals. Last year the band  released the six ...

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Matt Pearce @neilmach 2019 ©

Matt Pearce and the Mutiny, Thursday 26th September 2019: Upstairs at The Garage, London

As a member of the successful hard rock band Voodoo Six, Glasgow-born guitarist Matt Pearce supported Iron Maiden on a concert tour and appeared in front of millions of heavy metal fans around the world. But 18 months ago he found himself at a crossroads in life and felt as if he “had to mutiny…” perhaps to survive. He admitted ...

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InMe treat Newcastle to an epic set of deep cuts

Venue: The Cluny, Newcastle Looking back I’m not sure if InMe were in the right place at the right time, or the right place at the wrong time…or the other way around. I’m not too clear on why this band aren’t as celebrated as their contemporaries. With a new take on the alt-rock/post-grunge style and great musicianship to boot InMe ...

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Collateral & Piston, Friday 20th September 2019: The Asylum 2, Birmingham

The members of Collateral obviously listened to their granddads talk about how back-in-the-day Deep Purple began their live act with the aural equivalent of a train crash; Blackmore screeching notes out to emphasis the metal behemoth scraping loose from its tracks.  These young lads like the idea so much they not only deliver their opening number in this manner but ...

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Pyramido

Pyramido – Fem

Fem is the upcoming fifth full-length album from Swedish sludge outfit Pyramido as they continue to add to their body of work and look to further their reach from their native Scandinavia. All of Pyramido’s work I have taken a look at has a DIY feel to it and this album is no different, there is nothing fundamentally wrong with ...

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4th LABYRINTH

4th LABYRINTH set to release new album Better filled with catchy hooks

The debut release of Cambridge-based band 4th Labyrinth, 2015’s Quattro Stagioni, brought the band some degree of public and critical acclaim. The album was plugged in a number of publications and featured on several radio stations across the county, which included the Beeb. Since then the band have been gigging around the country, appearing at festivals, supporting acts like Wishbone ...

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Stevie D.and Corey Glover

Stevie D featuring Corey Glover are Torn From The Pages

You must have heard of Stephen DeAcutis… no? Well, how about Stevie D? He is the ridiculously talented guitarist, producer, multi-Instumentalist, engineer, writer, and performer who has been involved with many and varied acts such as Vanilla Fudge,Vinny Moore, Pat Travers, Carmine and Vinny Appice, Punky Meadows, and Cyndi Lauper to name but a few. He has now teamed up with ...

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Grand Royal

Grand Royale don’t Take It Easy

First of all, this is NOT the Beastie Boys tribute band that plies their trade in Portland, Oregon (the home of Grimm!) so beware your Googling! This Grande Royale are from Sweden and presents a clever blend of 70s era American rock and the ever-strong Scandi rock of the 90s and beyond. Now on to album number five (counting a live ...

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