Back again after an almost twenty-year absence comes the Galactic Cowboys with a new album, one which features all four original members of the band. Not too many bands wait so long between albums but the Galactic Cowboys found themselves in a situation whereby they were caught between two polar opposites. Initially signed to Geffen, they were heralded as the ...Read More »
We always judge a band by their opening song: Vintage Trouble – comprising of Ty Taylor (vocals) Nalle Colt (guitar), Richard Danielson (drums) and Ri...
Glitter And Spit is the title of UK duo Kirsty and Sara, The Pearls Harts, first full-length release. They have garnered press adulation from their li...
The darlings of a certain UK ‘Classic’ Rock station release their eponymous debut album, Broken Witt Rebels in late November. This 10-track CD combine...
Ursa Major, the Shepperton five-piece, has recently dropped their latest release ‘Old Bones’. The bands blend of metal and hardcore makes this one of ...
36 Crazyfists have always been a band hard to define by a genre. Caught between the Nu Metal and Metalcore scene, listeners have always found it hard ...
All the bands on tonight’s line-up are at exciting points in their careers. Palm Reader are enjoying a second run of the UK since the release of their...
These days it seems like bands are constantly trying to straddle genres like an errant cowboy straddles two horses. This could be to appeal to the mos...
Nazareth were never a straight-up hard rock band, they bothered the Top 20 singles charts too much in their glory days for that and one look from thei...
From Ashes is the debut released from Danish based stoner rock band IAmFire and, evidently, was recorded as far back as 2014. I’m unclear as to why the delay between the recording of the album and its eventual release, but the band cryptically say “life is not always a day at the races. We’re extremely pleased to have been able ...Read More »
Topping album of the year polls for almost two decades and seemingly reinventing their sound with every subsequent album, Atlanta Prog Metal legends, Mastodon return to Manchester with an entirely sold out show along with Chicago based post-metal outfit, Russian Circles, and Mastodon’s ever familiar support band, Red Fang. Russian Circles started the show and it feels like their set ...Read More »
Christmas came early this month, for those of the stoner scene in London. The Underworld was set to become “tonehenge” for the evening with a trio of bands providing the finest desert rock/stoner/psychedelic musicianship you could wish for, courtesy of Greenleaf, The Atomic Bitchwax, and Steak. Kicking off the show was Londons very own Steak, my love for this band ...Read More »
When you have a birthday midweek and hit a good few pubs with friends, there is little more that can top it off perfectly than finding yourself a gig at the weekend. Mine was already pre-planned, having had the pleasure of photographing Blind River early this year supporting Grand Magus where they really left an impression, I found myself really ...Read More »
The seventh album from August Burns Red is undoubtedly their most ambitious to date. The 11 tracks that make up Phantom Anthem are unlike anything they have produced before, and while overall that offers something new and shows intent to play around and attempt to remould their genre, it does have its flaws. The positives are immediate. There is a ...Read More »
Pop-Punk kids, now is your time to fix up, look sharp and listen, as you may be about to discover a new favourite band (feel free to thank us later). Welsh quintet Seven Stories High are coming straight back out of Swansea with a brand new four track EP, Deadweight, a kickass, albeit all too brief romp through the heavier ...Read More »
Manchester Arena, 1st December 2017 Gorillaz have returned to the UK after 7 years, which is pretty much a million years, but it was well worth the wait! With the Launch of their new album Humanz, it will be an interesting night as it has had mixed reviews. Lets not worry about that for now though as we hear tonight’s ...Read More »
The Norwegian black metal institution that is Satyricon recently embarked on a club tour in their native country, which, luckily, included a visit to Hulen in Bergen on a cold and bleak Wednesday night. Not surprisingly, the gig was sold out and the room was crammed with people. Witnessing a band of this size at a small, intimate venue such ...Read More »
Four piece support act The Hand & The Flowers make amiable sounds from onstage, ranging from a crunchy blues rock of the early ZZ Top persuasion on opening number ‘One Is The Truth, The other is A Lie’ to more Rory Gallagher styled rifferama on songs like ‘What You Want’ though their soloing is less frenetic. Most interesting are numbers ...Read More »