You know Bowling For Soup, the pop-punk band who rose to fame in the early ’00s, with hits like ‘1985’ and ‘Girl All The Bad Guys’ want, right? Did you know their front-man Jaret Reddick is on a solo, acoustic and storytelling tour across the UK? Why am I asking….it’s been pretty well advertised. Anyway…being big fans of Jaret’s work ...Read More »
by Paul ‘Manny’ Manson. After a sensational finish to 2015, playing support to none other than stunt guitar maestro, Joe Satriani, Patlans...
It’s a dull and slightly chilly evening; only two bands on tonight Oh Rococo & Deadlines, but the price is the same, £5.50; is this partly t...
London outfit The Riven are a new band with an old feel, keeping the heavy, dirty sound of rock and blues alive. Blackbird is their debut EP, a five t...
In 2011 Swedish lead singer Elin Larsson, with drummer Cory Berry and bass player Zack Anderson – all just in their early Twenties – forme...
Founded by two former members of Annihilator, drummer Robert Falzano and guitarist Curran Murphy (who also played in Nevermore), this is the third out...
Woooooahhhoooh it’s Mallory Knox live in Liverpool! They open with ‘QOD II’! This track features on the Deluxe version of new album ...
Well after a hard and heavy Saturday courtesy of giants like Orange Goblin, Megadeth, and Scorpions to name a few, you’d think after a quick gaze thro...
In the past I’ve mentioned that I like to write a music review by using two methods. Either make a clever word play or pun using the album title...
Lunatic Soul is the band Mariusz Duda plays in when not engaged in his day job, bassist, singer and main composer with the mighty Riverside. Fractured is the follow-up to 2014’s Walking on a Flashlight Beam. The new release has been described by Mariusz Duda himself as an “album of catharsis” after an extremely challenging year, which saw him lose bandmate ...Read More »
Brighton three-piece Tigercub sit in an interesting place in the overall British rock scene. One foot firmly placed in the indie scene that is currently thriving, and the other in territories much heavier and complex than their indie contemporaries would ever go into. Past tours with Pulled apart by horses, Demob Happy and Black Peaks show that they are not ...Read More »
Ask any fan of Citizen to pick an album from their back catalogue and the chances are you will be told to listen to their 2013 release Youth. Ever since the release of that album, Citizen has had the musical equivalent of Mount Everest to climb to top the emotion, love and critical acclaim they received from it. So, four years ...Read More »
Norway’s Red Mountain, not to be confused with the one from the American deep south, is a band it would be easy to dismiss as just another bunch of musos who’ve turned their amps up to maximum full-on fuzzy distortion and just ground out the riffs. That would be a mistake. Yes, this is an album where the riff predominates, ...Read More »
On the surface, Clairvoyant isn’t much of a departure from The Contortionist’s previous effort, Language, but on this album the band twist and mould the same textures and sounds into better-written songs. The songs feel more focused and concise, despite the album having a similar runtime to previous albums, and the techier tendencies of all members of the band are ...Read More »
White Moth Black Butterfly is the latest venture from always-busy vocalist Dan Tompkins and a supporting cast featuring Keshav Dar of Skyharbor, fellow vocalist Jordan Turner, Randy Slaugh on keyboards, and drummer Mac Christensen. It is a marked step away from Tompkins’ work in Tesseract, exploring avenues more ambient and spacious, and settling into more simple pop-structured songs. To call ...Read More »
While some may argue that the glam metal scene of the ’80’s is long dead there are still bands that make an effort to continue its traditions, Stop Stop are one of these bands. Starting out the night was The Lotus, an Italian progressive metal band, who have a number of songs that sound like early Queensryche but with more ...Read More »
These four alternative rockers from Deal, Kent have their upcoming EP release on September 29th entitled Honestly, I’m Just Thinking through Primordial Records. Although the album is only four tracks long you can get a very good idea of what it would be like to see The Young Hearts perform. Each song is rammed full of energy with the light nimble ...Read More »
Legendary guitarist Ace Frehley surely needs no introduction. Following his exit from KISS the second time around, he bounced back and unleashed a rather bombastic and hard-hitting album entitled Anomaly, marking a return to form in the sense that Frehley had not recorded any tunes of his own for roughly twenty years when he went into the studio to put ...Read More »