Tag Archives: rock n roll

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Interview with Liam Cormier of Cancer Bats at Download 2018 “Dude, this is such a party!”

Cancer Bats are on fire this year. Dropping one of 2018’s best punk albums out of nowhere back in April, The Spark That Moves caught us all off guard in the best possible way. Seems these days bands do a much better job of keeping their cards closely tucked into their chest than are given credit for. The element of surprise ...

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Samantha Fish & Rainbreaker: Robin 2 Bilston Wednesday 22nd November

Tonight I am attending the award-winning Robin 2 not quite knowing what to expect and in what is the first of several pleasant surprises I get to experience Shrewsbury four piece Rainbreakers who trade in an alternative rock and blues that flirts with pop, along with a side order of funk and soul. Their mainstream appeal is readily apparent in ...

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Review: Palace Of The King – Valles Marineris

Last year, Australian rock n roll sextet, Palace Of The King, released their debut album White Bird/Burn The Sky. It was full of anthemic, feel-good tracks and was one of my favourite releases of 2015. Just a year down the line, we get their second instalment, Valles Marineris. Kicking off with that old-school organ sound and dropping into a tasty ...

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Why you should be excited about Palace Of The King

Last year, as if from out of nowhere, Aussie rockers, Palace of the King, came crashing onto the international music scene with their debut album White Bird/Burn The Sky (2015). Throwing more hooks than Rocky Balboa, the album was feel-good; it was exciting; it was fresh; it was put together incredibly well; and I fell in love with it, as ...

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The Dead XIII release single ‘Lay Siege To Hell’

Manchester quintet The Dead XIII marked the horror of Halloween with the release of new single ‘Lay Siege To Hell‘ along with lyric video. Bringing an old school rock n’roll attitude with a fresh from the graveyard look and a thirst for riffs, they waste no time in fun and festivities of the horror season after just finishing a small ...

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Review: Thundermother – Road Fever

With a Chuck Berry lick giving us the come-on Thundermother are off and running with the hard rocking coy-rhyming reverse-sexism couplets of ‘It’s Just A Tease’. It’s high on youthful energy as is the whole of this album, one that frequently gives a saucy nod and a wink to Bon Scott-era AC/DC. ‘FFWF’ most assuredly goes that route as Clare ...

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Review: Backyard Babies – Four By Four

So, the drugs kick in like this: I’m picturing ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons trucking on down, practising laying out p-funk chords on his way to audition for James Brown only to be stopped in his tracks by Animal (The Muppets or Motorhead’s version, you take your pick) who calls double-time on his cowbell whereupon ragged guitars slash away mercilessly. The ...

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Review: We Are Harlot – We Are Harlot

As a guy, I can speak for most when it comes to the emotions that women put us through, from lust to regret, love to hate and all of the feelings that come with it (and that’s only Friday night!)…. We Are Harlot’s debut album is just that. So with that done, time to move to the next review…… LIKE ...

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Jonny Cola & The A Grades announce new album

Jonny Cola & The A Grades have revealed the title and release date of their sophomore album. The boys will release Spitfire on both LP and CD this September. The album is particularly meaningful to the band as it sees them make their long awaited comeback after a life or death scenario with lead singer Jonny where he battled end-stage ...

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The Wild Lies release new song for free

The Wild Lies have released the first track off their upcoming EP for free. The song, titled Relive The Ride, is set to feature on their new EP, Jacks Out The Box. Check out the video below! Get your free download here. The Wild Lies will also be playing a few UK dates later on in the year. Check out ...

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