Gingerfeet - High And Above: The First Wave

GINGERFEET – High And Above: The First Wave

You don’t get many new funk rock/metal bands come along nowadays so it’s a bit of a treat to have this new band from India Gingerfeet come along. They have a good groove to their music and on a song like ‘Stars’ mix a lot of hard rock guitar with the funk-tastic rhythm section. Touch of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers on ‘Am I Dreaming’, an instant hit on the ears and ‘Mr. Boombastic’ is the pick of the tunes for me, sure to please fans of Extreme and the Dan Reed Network. Loving the vocals and guitars on this one.

A very accomplished debut album and be great if they can get over to Europe for some summer rock festivals as their music will go down a treat.  ****

Review by Jason Ritchie

ANDI DERIS & THE BAD BANKERS – Million Dollar Haircuts On Ten Cents Heads

earMusic [Release date 09.12.13]

Andi Deris is the vocalist in Helloween and this is his latest solo album/side project. As the backing band and song title hint at it is a no holds barred attack on bankers. He certainly pulls no punches on opener ‘C**k’, an industrial metal beast that Marilyn Manson or Rob Zombie would be proud to call their own.

He ploughs a more traditional metal furrow on ‘Banker’s Delight (Dead Or Alive)’, whilst ‘Don’t Listen To The Radio’ is one of those catchy melodic metal tunes his day band Helloween do so well. A few songs sound a bit too run of the mill considering the talent involved, however the closing song, the acoustic ‘I Sing Myself Away’ is an interesting diversion and an all acoustic album in the future would prove a very interesting listen.

Sure to please Helloween fans and those who like melodic metal. It’s a decent enough listen but not a ‘must have’ I am afraid.  ***

Review by Jason Ritchie


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US based four piece band the Nightmare Boyzzz describe themselves as scum-pop, an interesting new musical subgenre that’s for sure! In truth they are a power pop band with a fast punk beat on some songs and similar to the Buzzcocks – the opener ‘Problem Child’ being a prime example. They even have a hint of Supergrass on the vocals on ‘You’re A Star’. The album is over in a flash though as most songs clock in at the radio friendly time of three and a half minutes.

Keep playing this one as it grows with every listen and perfect for your punk power pop fix. It’s like time travel back to the late 70′s/early 80′s New Wave era… ***1/2

Review by Jason Ritchie

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