Tag Archives: rock

Review: Virgil & The Accelerators – Army of Three

Blues rock’s not been the sole exclusivity for those with receding hairlines reminiscing over Cream reunions and Rory Gallagher reissues for some time. The last ten years or so have found resurgence in the form with young gunslingers playing at venues and festivals to sizeable crowds, not least in the form of female admirers. The way they gather in groups ...

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Review: Joe Bonamassa – Different Shades of Blue

Grammy-nominated Joe Bonamassa gets my vote for the most over-hyped guitarist out there today. Not because the guy can’t play because he sure as hell can, but the fact that if you so much as blink at some online feature by him your email box gets spam from his website literally every other day. Thus, my apologies in advance for ...

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Pineapple Thief Takes a Chunk Out the Charts

Ten albums in, The Pineapple Thief look set for a mainstream breakthrough. Their last album, ‘Magnolia’, has entered the official UK charts at No. 2 on the indie album breakers chart and No. 8 on the indie album chart.  Following their acclaimed 2012 album ‘All The Wars‘, ‘Magnolia’ (released via Kscope) proves to be an important turning point for the ...

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RAMzine’s Top Ten Rock ‘n’ Roll Rumours

Everyone loves a good yarn, a good tall-tale, hey! Sometimes the myth is actually better than reality. Rock music is no different; it is choc-full of legends that people down the boozer love to regale you with but which ones are actually really true? Well people, here’s your chance to trump your friends with your awesome knowledge of all things ...

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Review: Lonely The Brave – The Day’s War

It’s been a pretty good year for those Cambridge boys. Gaining traction with genuinely positive press, supporting the likes of Bruce Springsteen and Deftones, and hitting up the likes of Glastonbury, Download and Reading and Leeds; Lonely The Brave are one of the UK rock scene’s most hotly-tipped new acts around. Having only released an EP and a handful of ...

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Review: Rise Against – The Black Market

‘The Black Market‘ focuses on the cost of self-awareness. “Rise Against has always been a political band, but also a personal band,” says Tim (vocals/guitar). “We’ve always had songs that have a foot in both worlds. This album is a lot more introspective to me.” The intensely melodic strains of the first single: “I Don’t Want To Be Here Anymore” ...

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Review: Stars & Flights – Moral Colour

South Wales has a bit of a reputation for doling out some great rock music, and progressive-alt-rock trio Stars & Flights certainly do nothing to dent this reputation. Having had praise from the likes of Radio 1 Rock Show’s Dan P. Carter and critical acclaim for their debut album, Dropping Anchors, this June sees the release of their latest effort, ...

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I Divide – Last One Standing

Since winning the 2012 Red Bull Bedroom Jam, Exeter boys I Divide have been building a fanbase through hard work and club shows/support slots up and down the UK. But in a market that’s currently seeing plenty of up-and comers with great potential, can I Divide make their mark on the British rock scene? If ‘Last One Standing‘ is anything ...

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Alkaline Trio @ The Forum, London

Alkaline Trio have been knocking around a while now – their debut album ‘Goddamnit’ was released in 1998, and their most recent ‘My Shame Is True’ just last year. The crowd on this Saturday night at The Forum reflects their ranging appeal and long-term growing fanbase, with a mix of older and younger fans packing out the sold-out standing section ...

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Review: Hit The Deck Festival 2014

Hit The Deck Festival takes place yearly, playing a day each in Bristol and Nottingham. RAMzine were at the Nottingham leg of the festival, and here are our selected highlights… Hit The Deck always proves to have an interesting and diverse line-up, with a mixture of big name bands and up-and-comers, 2014’s festival proved no different. First off the bat, ...

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