Monthly Archives: May 2017

Quick plays: WILL LUDFORD, DAUDI MATSIKO

WILL LUDFORD Addicted

WILL LUDFORD Addicted Big Buzzard Songs Blues guitarist Will Ludford has worked in the past with Joe Meek, met George Harrison and jammed with Jimi Hendrix – not a bad musical CV! ‘Addicted’ has a distinctive 60′s feel to the music, … Continue reading

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Book review: THOMAS DOLBY – The Speed of Sound

THOMAS DOLBY - The Speed of Sound

Icon Books www.iconbooks.co.uk [Published 08.06.17] Thomas Morgan Robertson become Thomas Dolby after his friends named him after the famous Dolby noise reduction device found on many 70′s and 80′s sound systems. Most will know the name for his early 80′s … Continue reading

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Interview: UNCLE SID (Dale Salive)

Uncle Sid

Uncle Sid are back and have released their latest, self-titled album. Here we catch-up with founding member and drummer Dale Salive… What have Uncle Sid been up to in the past year? Hi GRTR!, for the most part we’ve just … Continue reading

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Interview: ORDEN OGAN

ORDEN OGAN

GRTR! recently caught up with Orden Ogan’s Dirk and Seeb ahead of the band’s upcoming album, ‘Gunmen’ which is released on AFM Records on July 7. The ‘Gunman’ video is very good indeed and will the storyline be carried onto the next … Continue reading

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Album review: 42 DECIBEL – Overloaded

42 DECIBEL – Overloaded

SPV/Steamhammer [Release date 23.06.17] When a band lists their influences as pretty much “Aussie Rock”, there’s no mistaking what’s going to be in that tin. And whaddya know…? Ditties about venereal disease, booze, loose women and fighting abound on the … Continue reading

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Album review: THE AMORETTES – Haulin’ Ass

THE AMORETTES – Haulin’ Ass

[Release date 16.06.17] This is exactly what happens when testosterone bleeds across gender boundaries – three gal-rockers from Edinburgh, cunningly calling themselves The Amorettes – a cutesy name which suggests a motown-era backing group type deal….which they definitely ain’t !! … Continue reading

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Album review: NIKKA & STRINGS – Underneath And In Between

NIKKA & STRINGS – Underneath And In Between

Metropolis Recordings [Release date 02.6.17] Despite a background as a teen star, a high profile backing singer and a songwriter who has worked with the likes of Clapton and Prince, Nikka Costa still has a way to go before carving … Continue reading

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Gig review: IRON MAIDEN – O2 Arena, London, 27 May 2017

IRON MAIDEN – O2 Arena, London, 27 May 2017

Ariana Grande had been due to play the O2 on the previous two evenings and given the horrific events at her Manchester Arena show earlier in the week, it was no surprise that the atmosphere outside the venue was subdued. … Continue reading

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Gig review: KISS – Hydro, Glasgow, 27 May 2017

KISS – Hydro, Glasgow, 27 May 2017

On arrival at the Hydro tonight there was a tight cordon of security following the tragedy at Manchester Arena the previous week. Whilst being searched the security guard asked if I had seen Kiss before to which I replied, yes … Continue reading

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Gig review: FAIRPORT CONVENTION – Union Chapel, London, 27 May 2017

Fairport Convention - Cropredy, 13-15 August 2015

Folk-rock pioneers Fairport Convention have never been a band to shy away from celebrating their own legacy. When they decided to split in 1979 they held a big outdoor farewell gig in Cropredy, Oxfordshire that proved so successful they decided … Continue reading

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Gig review: DOYLE BRAMHALL II – Under The Bridge, London, 27 May 2017

DOYLE BRAMHALL II – Under The Bridge, London, 27 May 2017

Pete Feenstra chatted to Doyle Bramhall for his “Pete Feenstra Feature” show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio.  First broadcast 21 May 2017. More information Doyle Bramhall II and his band have got things wrapped up tight. Bramhall is almost … Continue reading

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News: TODD RUNDGREN: New album and interview (May 2017)

Todd Rundgren

The full version of this interview is broadcast as part of the 500th ‘Assume The Position’ presented by David Randall on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio.  Repeated Monday 29 May, 22:00 GMT and Friday 2 June, 22:00 GMT (5:22) Now … Continue reading

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Gig review: MATT ANDERSEN – Borderline, London, 25 May 2017

MATT ANDERSEN – Borderline, London, 25 May 2017

Pete Feenstra chatted to Matt Andersen for his Feature show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio in March 2017, playing tracks from the album ‘Honest Man’ (57:00) My first time at the Borderline since its recent refurbishment and it was … Continue reading

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Album review: HAREM SCAREM – United

HAREM SCAREM - United

Frontiers [Release date 12.05.17] This is Harem Scarem’s second album since reuniting back in 2013 – three if you count their re-recording of their classic ‘Mood Swings’ album they did to get back their ownership of the songs. Original members … Continue reading

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Rising Stars: MASON HILL

MASON HILL have recently signed with Frontiers and release their debut album early next year. Having recently supported fellow label mates Inglorious at their London show, GRTR! caught up with James Bird (Lead Guitar) and Scott Taylor (Vocalist)… Congratulations on being signed recently to … Continue reading

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Album review: WARRANT – Louder, Harder, Faster

WARRANT - Louder, Harder, Faster

Frontiers [Release date 12.05.17] Now, there is no getting away from the fact that the late Jani Lane was one hell of a songwriter and left behind some stand out songs from the Sunset Strip era.  However, Warrant these days … Continue reading

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DVD review: THE ROLLING STONES – Ole, Ole, Ole! A Trip Across Latin America

Eagle Vision [Release date 26.05.17] More a documentary than a concert film, “Ole, Ole, Ole! A Trip Across Latin America” was originally released in selected cinemas last September and was shown on Channel 4 at the end the year. The … Continue reading

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Album review: LITTLE STEVEN – Soulfire

LITTLE STEVEN - Soulfire

Wicked Cool/Big Machine/UMe [Release date 19.05.17] It has been awhile since Little Steven’s (Steven Van Zandt) last album, 1999′s ‘Born Again Savage’, although he has been busy touring with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, along with TV appearances including … Continue reading

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Album review: RAVEN – Reissues

RAVEN - Reissues

Dissonance Productions [Release date 02.06.17] Formed in the mid 70s by brothers John and Mark Gallagher, initially with twin guitars and progressive rock leanings, Settling as a threesome, with drummer Rob Wacko Hunter, Raven were an integral part of the … Continue reading

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Album review: CRAZY LIXX – Ruff Justice

CRAZY LIXX - Ruff Justice

Frontiers Records [Release Date 21.04.17] For over a decade now Swedes Crazy Lixx have been proving a youthful take on the glam and sleaze bands that dominated the airwaves and MTV in the second half of the eighties. I’d always … Continue reading

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