Tag Archives: art rock

John Wetton’s Extraordinary Life

On June 12th it would have been the late John Wetton’s 70th birthday and to commemorate the occasion a unique box set collection of his solo albums featuring a lavish hardback book and more has been announced, going under the apt title of An Extraordinary Life. Wetton’s long and productive career saw him renowned in the roles of singer, bass ...

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Aaron Buchanan & The Cult Classics – The Man With Stars On His Knees (Special Edition)

“Think Soundgarden. Think Muse,” was the suggestion offered when former Heaven’s Basement vocalist Aaron Buchanan began describing this his new band. More some Faustian pact between The Manic Street Preachers and The Darkness possibly; to be more specific let’s accept the initial flamboyant outrage that latter act presented the mainstream listener with and suggest their intent to be to go ...

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As Lights Fall with Alan Parsons

Grammy Award winning progressive rock maestro Alan Parsons has just released ‘As Lights Fall’, the third single from his latest album, The Secret, out now on Frontiers Music Srl. Alan’s longtime hobby has been performing magic and this brand new album showcases his own passion for the craft, hence the title The Secret. The album sees a return to the ...

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Alan Parson Can’t Get There From Here

Grammy Award-winning master of progressive rock Alan Parsons has released ‘I Can’t Get There From Here’ a song featured in the motion picture movie 5-25-77. It is taken from his new album, The Secret, due on 26th April from Frontiers Music Srl.  Guests on the record include Steve Hackett, Lou Gramm and Vinnie Colaiuta. ‘I Can’t Get There From Here’ ...

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Downes Braide Association To Perform Live

DBA, the musical collaboration between keyboard player Geoff Downes (Yes, Asia, Buggles) and singer/songwriter Chris Braide, are set to make their first ever live stage performance  on Friday 28th September. Sponsored by Prog magazine, the event will take place in the candlelit, atmospheric surroundings of Trading Boundaries situated in a Grade II Georgian manor house in the heart of Sussex ...

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DBA – Skin Deep

The Downes Braide Association (DBA), featuring Yes/Asia keyboard player Geoff Downes and songwriter Chris Braide have released ‘Skin Deep’, the second track from their recently released album Skyscraper Souls as a single. ‘Skin Deep’ features Marc Almond as guest singer. The track is available now from iTunes or as part of the album, and there is also a lyric video ...

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Letzte Instanz – Morgenland

Going strong for two decades now, German rock band Letzte Instanz release their new album Morgenland on February 16th through AFM Records. Described as one of Germany’s “most important ambassadors for ambitious artistic impression” Holly Loose (vocals), Bernie Geef (guitar), M. Stolz (violin), Benni Cellini (cello), Michael Ende (bass) and Andy Horst (drums) are said to give the listener food ...

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Downes Braide Association – Skyscraper Souls

“This is a song for those who never stop believing” proclaims Chris Braide as ‘Prelude’ begins. This optimism, gilded with naivety, continues to prevail against the pitfalls of a loose narrative sketched across the musical landscape that traverses through his and Geoff Downes‘ third collaboration under their  Association nomenclature for Skyscraper Souls. From the outset this feels a continuation of ...

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Kilbey Kennedy Release Glow & Fade

Kilbey Kennedy’s fifth album Glow And Fade celebrates a decade of collaborations from Antipodean musicians Steve Kilbey and Martin Kennedy, and will become available on the 24th November through Golden Robot Records. If the names appear not too familiar on UK shores, their credentials speak highly of their work, and in the case of Kennedy his music must certainly have ...

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The Tubes – November 2017 UK tour

The Tubes return to the UK this November for six club dates, plus five arena concerts supporting Alice Cooper. “We’re thrilled to return to the country that started it all for us,” said The Tubes’ frontman Fee Waybill. “I embrace my British heritage; the beer and the fish and chips and the best rock and roll fans in the world. The tour will be ...

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