Monthly Archives: September 2015

Gig review: MIKE TRAMP – Black Heart, Camden, 24 September 2015

MIKE TRAMP - Black Heart, Camden, 24 September 2015

Former White Lion and Freak of Nature singer Mike Tramp has been something of a rock n roll troubadour over the last few years, regularly touring the length and breadth of the UK armed only with an acoustic guitar case … Continue reading

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Album review: SQUEEZE – Cradle To The Grave

SQUEEZE - Cradle To The Grave

[Release date 02.10.15] Squeeze return with their first album of new songs since 1998. The impetus for this has come from radio and TV veteran Danny Baker’s memoir being made into a TV series. Squeeze have provided a soundtrack of … Continue reading

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Gig review: LAURENCE JONES – The Tunnels, Bristol, 22 September 2015

LAURENCE JONES - The Tunnels, Bristol, 22 September 2015

Young blues guitarists come and go but every so often one stands out from the crowd and makes heads turn, a young Laurence Jones burst onto the scene with his debut album ‘Thunder In The Sky’ and since then has … Continue reading

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Album review: KIRT DEBIQUE – Things Left Unsaid

KIRT DEBIQUE - Things Left Unsaid

Brick Lane Records [Release date 23.10.15] This is the debut album by Kirt Debique, a self-taught musician who also owns Brick Lane Records and amazingly he has only been serious about making music these past six or seven years. He … Continue reading

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News: HAREM SCAREM, MAJOR INSTINCT, DEE SNIDER – Tuesday 29 September 2015

Dee Snider - STEELHOUSE FESTIVAL Day 2 - Ebbw Vale, South Wales, 26 July 2015

Dave Gilmour topped the UK album charts this week with his new album ‘Rattle That Lock’. Major Instinct release their debut album, ‘High Five’ on Nov 27th via AOR Heaven. The band features M.ILL.ION founder, main songwriter and bass guitarist B.J. Laneby. Harem Scarem … Continue reading

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Album review: JOE BONAMASSA – Live at Radio City Music Hall

JOE BONAMASSA – Live at Radio City Music Hall

Provogue [Release date 02.10.15] In the fullness of time Joe Bonamassa ‘Live at Radio City Music Hall’ will be recognized as a career milestone for the kid who grew up in Syracuse, New York, dreaming of the time he might … Continue reading

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Album review: THE LAST EMBRACE – The Winding Path

THE LAST EMBRACE - The Winding Path

Longfellow Deeds Records  -  [Release date: 20.04.15] Is there something in the water in France at present? For years our Gallic brothers have singularly failed to produce any progressive rock of any note, or at least any that registered on … Continue reading

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Gig review: CROSBY STILLS AND NASH, Brighton Centre, 19 September 2015

CROSBY STILLS AND NASH, Brighton Centre, 19 September 2015

Crosby Stills and Nash are both pioneers and survivors.  They can be regarded as forefathers of the whole West Coast scene and the voice of the late sixties American counterculture, and though their initial burst of creativity was brief before … Continue reading

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Album review: WASP – Golgotha

WASP – Golgotha

Napalm Records [Release date 02.10.15] This is the first new WASP album in 6 years following 2009’s ‘Babylon’ and some may ask, ‘why bother?’. In recent years the path for WASP has not run entirely smoothly including last year’s planned … Continue reading

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Gig review: WASP – 02 Academy, Glasgow, 18 September 2015

WASP – 02 Academy, Glasgow, 18 September 2015

WASP are undergoing something of a resurgence at the moment. Following their last ‘greatest hits’ tour which received glowing reviews, Blackie and the band started writing new material and the new album ‘Golgotha’ is now also gaining favourable feedback in … Continue reading

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News: JEFF LYNNE’S ELO ‘ALONE IN THE UNIVERSE’ NEW ALBUM

JEFF LYNNE’S ELO ‘ALONE IN THE UNIVERSE’ Release Date: November 13, 2015 First album of all new ELO music in over a decade. Jeff Lynne’s ELO release their new album, ‘Alone In The Universe’ on November 13th, 2015 on Columbia … Continue reading

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Interview: CATS IN SPACE

Cats In Space - Too Many Gods

Cats In Space are a new band featuring band members who’ve played with the Sweet, T’Pau, Ian Gillan and Arena. They release their debut album, ‘Too Many Gods’ on October 30th via Cargo Records and we catch-up with Greg Hart … Continue reading

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Album review: DEVIL CITY ANGELS

Devil City Angels

Century Media [Release date 11.09.15] You may hear that Devil City Angels comprises of members of L.A Guns, Cinderella and Poison and think ”oh great, yet another super group”, and yet this time the band really may be on to … Continue reading

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Album review: ROYAL HUNT – XIII : Devil’s Dozen

ROYAL HUNT – XIII : Devil’s Dozen

Frontiers Records [Release date 21.08.15] Danish progressive metal kings Royal Hunt return with “Devil’s Dozen” which is, surprise surprise, their 13th studio album. The man behind Royal Hunt and its music always has been (and always will be) keyboard maestro … Continue reading

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Album review: THORBJØRN RISAGER & THE BLACK TORNADO – Songs From The Road

THORBJØRN RISAGER & THE BLACK TORNADO - Songs From The Road

Ruf [Release date 25.09.15] If ever there was ever a case to be made for a European blues band emulating or surpassing their American counterparts, then you need look no further than Denmark’s Thorbjørn Risager & The Black Tornado. ‘Songs … Continue reading

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Album review: PRAYING MANTIS – Legacy

PRAYING MANTIS – Legacy

Frontiers Records [Release date 21.08.15] Praying Mantis were always lumped in with the NWOBHM but they were always more of a melodic rock band and “Legacy”, their 10th if you include the one issued under the Stratus banner in 1984, … Continue reading

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Album review: CATS IN SPACE – Too Many Gods

CATS IN SPACE - Too Many Gods

Harmony Factory www.catsinspaceband.com [Released 30.10.15] Cats In Space are a new band who have a serious love of all things 1970′s soft rock/power pop. You can tell this from the band’s various members who are from bands with a 70′s … Continue reading

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Album review: THE LIZARDS – Reptilicus Maximus

THE LIZARDS - Reptilicus Maximus

Hyperspace Records [Release date 01.09.15] The Lizards may leave us waiting far too long between albums but when they do appear they are invariably worthy of attention.  We reviewed their last “proper” 2006 release ‘Against All Odds’ noting that it … Continue reading

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Album review: TOWNES VAN ZANDT – The Late Great Townes Van Zandt

TOWNES VAN ZANDT – The Late Great Townes Van Zandt

Charly [Release date 30.10.15] The sense of irony in Townes Van Zandt’s 1972 album title ‘The Late Great Townes Van Zandt’ hasn’t lessoned with the passing of the years. If it was an attempt by long time friend, manager and … Continue reading

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News: Blues rockers JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR and MARTIN BARRE interviews – Sunday 20 September 2015

Joanne Shaw Taylor

Photo: Darran Griffiths/GRTR! Joanne Shaw Taylor is featured in an hour special on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on Sunday 20 September at 19:00 GMT. On the eve of her UK tour, Joanne chats to Pete Feenstra about her favourite … Continue reading

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