Tag Archives: rock

Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin’ Stones

Performing live since she was a kid the now 22-year old Hannah Wicklund made her UK debut live this year on Planet Rock’s Roadstar’s tour, releasing this her third album in the process. A rich vein of psychedelic blues rock of the American vein runs through her work, but while the summer sounds of the 60s and 70s has left ...

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Glitter Machine Cover Ariana Grande

Glitter Machine has just dropped their third single a brooding version of the Ariana Grande hit ‘God is a Woman’. Following on from their previous two hard rock singles, this track showcases the complexity and versatility of Glitter Machine’s sound. Thematically it’s a sultry ode to strong women, with hints of sexuality and spirituality; the verses interspersed with ethereal bridges ...

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New Line-up on LBJ November Tour

Practically on the eve of their forthcoming tour, the Laurence Jones Band has announced a changing of the guard. “I’m happy to announce the newest addition to the Laurence Jones Band, Jack Alexander Timmis. With a wealth of experience and knowledge Jack’s sound brings a new excitement to the band that I can’t wait for you all to hear”. Timmis ...

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American Punk-rockers The Menzingers open up on Hello Exile

American Punk-rockers The Menzingers bring the punk with their latest release Hello Exile, which welcomes us to the various human connections they’ve felt, and makes us feel them, too.  ‘America (You’re Freaking and Out)’, either introduces strangers to The Menzingers’ sound or reintroduces old friends. With a welcoming beat on the drums and catchy lyrics, which actually have meaning, it’s ...

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Fireball Tour

Fireball Tour 2019

Skanking and Fireball aren’t the most likely combination. But somehow it works at O2 Academy Brixton for the tour that brings together two of the biggest names in ska-punk, Goldfinger and Less Than Jake, but before that there is a whole day of ska to look forward to. Matt Stocks was not simply a DJ, but a mail man, delivering ...

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Alter Bridge – Walk the Sky

Alter Bridge are one of those rare musical commodities the rock world, they are constantly reliable in the content the write, the time of release after the previous, and they match it on the live scene too. Thanks to that, they have become one of those perfect gateway bands for people to get into the rock world with, and sell ...

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Lucy In Blue

Leave The Pale Blue Sky Behind – An Interview With Icelandic Prog Rockers Lucy In Blue

A few months ago the ever-reliable and awesome Karisma Records (Norway) released a true gem of a record in the shape of In Flight by the Icelandic prog rock outfit named Lucy in Blue. Now, I am not exactly sure how to describe or put into words just how beautiful and moving the aforementioned LP is. You want drama and ...

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Irish Music Award Nomination for Cormac Neeson

Cormac Neeson, lead vocalist with The Answer is on the short list for the prestigious Northern Ireland  Music Prize 2019 for Album of The Year, for his solo debut recording White Feather. Now in its sixth year, the Northern Ireland  Music Prize celebrates the pinnacle of that country’s music with nominees shortlisted by people from across all areas of the music industry – ...

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Anchor Lane’s Fame Shame

Glasgow rock band Anchor Lane will be playing The Garage 2 in their hometown as part of the celebrations for the release of their new single ‘Fame Shame’ on Friday 11th October. Following the release of their New Beginning EP in 2017, singer Conor Gaffney, guitarist Lawrence O’ Brien, bass player Matthew Quigley and drummer Scott Hanlon as Anchor Lane ...

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Goo Goo Dolls

Goo Goo Dolls unleash new album Miracle Pill

Goo Goo Dolls have a predictable formula when it comes to their music. The softest rock, meaning the lightest taps on the drums, the same few piano chords echoing in the background, pop rock guitar styling, added to the most inoffensive lyrics, with not a curse word in sight…well, sound, and you have one of their records. Their latest albums ...

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