Monthly Archives: May 2020

Single review: RAGZ – Don’t You Forget

RAGZ – Don’t You Forget

Ragz Nordset brings her otherworldly music of the spheres from her native Nordic roots and the result is one of the most sublime things you’ll probably ever hear. With the haunting notes of a piano that sounds like it is … Continue reading

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Album review: PHIL VINCENT – Today, Tomorrow, Yesterday

PHIL VINCENT - Today, Tomorrow, Yesterday

Rock Company [Release date 10.06.20] Solo album number 22(!) from Phil Vincent, who tends to indulge his love of melodic hard rock and the Beatles more on his solo efforts. The album runs the spectrum of melodic rock, from the … Continue reading

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Album review: KIERAN CONAWAY – Your Ghosts

KIERAN CONAWAY - Your Ghosts

Buoy 58 Records [Release date 29.05.20] Kieran Conaway is a singer/songwriter from Delaware, USA. Kieran began his musical studies as a classical pianist and cellist, later receiving instruction in orchestral arranging and composition. Kieran developed his acoustic guitar, piano and … Continue reading

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EP review: FROST* – Others

FROST* - Others

Inside Out [Release date 05.06.20] Frost* mastermind Jem Godfrey, along with Nathan King  (Level 42) and John Mitchell (Lonely Robot, Kino), are back with a new EP ‘Others’ and a new album, ’13 Winters’, is set to follow in the … Continue reading

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EP review: KAROBELA – Karobela

KAROBELA - Karobela

Facebook [Release date 05.06.20] The Avengers are no more, scattered to the winds and the world needs saviours. Who will fill the huge gap? The cry goes up and an answer comes as four remarkable individuals rise and meet, put … Continue reading

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Album review: LAURA BRANIGAN – Self Control

LAURA BRANIGAN - Self Control

Cherry Red Records [Release date 05.06.20] In other circumstances, it would have been reported that Branigan’s untimely death in 2004, aged 52, brought a sparkling, hit filled career to a tragic end. But in fact, while that was true, she’d … Continue reading

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Album review: BAD TOUCH – Kiss The Sky

BAD TOUCH- Kiss the Sky

Marshall Records [Release Date 19.06.20] For Norfolk classic rockers Bad Touch, a fourth album in five years, not to mention incessant touring, is testament to their hard work. It deserves to pay off, being their most accomplished to date. They … Continue reading

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Album review: ALESTORM – Curse Of The Crystal Coconut

Napalm Records [Release date 29.05.20] The Perthshire pirates are back with more tales of the high seas told in their own special way, forget sea shanties we want metal! As per usual the album won’t be to all tastes, its … Continue reading

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Album review: RUSH – Permanent Waves 40th Anniversary Edition

UCM [Release date 29.05.20] Back in January 1980 Rush released their 7th studio album which met with great critical acclaim and saw the band reach their highest chart positions worldwide. That album was Permanent Waves and it was the first … Continue reading

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Album review: BLIND RIVER – Made Of Dirt

BLIND RIVER - Made Of Dirt

Bandcamp [Release date 25.05.20] The New Wave of Classic Rock is a movement that has captured both old fans and new alike, its concentration on hard rock and heavy metal that’s full of power and melody says much about desire … Continue reading

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EP review: CADENCE NOIR – A Reckless Endeavour

CANDENCE NOIR - A Reckless Endeavour

Indie [Release date 20.06.20] There’s something so blissfully wild and earthy about Cadence Noir as they join great bands like The Levellers in mixing folk and punk into a heady brew that will make you dance uncontrollably. This new seven … Continue reading

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Album review: VANDENBERG – 2020

VANDENBERG- 2020

Mascot Records [Release Date 29.05.20] Best known for a long if chequered stint in Whitesnake, before that guitarist Adrian Vandenberg led his own band through three albums in the eighties. Now he has revived the name and iconic logo, though … Continue reading

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EP review: THE LICKERISH QUARTET – Threesome Vol. 1

THE LICKERISH QUARTET - Threesome Vol. 1

Lickerish Quartet/Label Logic [Release date 15.05.20] The Lickerish Quartet formed in 2017, featuring former Jellyfish members Roger Manning Jnr. (Imperial Drag), Eric Dover (Slash’s Snakepit, Alice Cooper, Imperial Drag) and Tim Smith. All three of them toured in support of … Continue reading

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Album review: DION – Blues With Friends

DION - Blues With Friends

Keeping The Blues Alive Records [Release date 05.06.20] Dion Francis Dimucci is a genuine legend of modern popular music culture. Scoring no fewer than thirty-nine Top 40 hits running from the late 1950’s to the mid 1960’s, including the classics … Continue reading

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Album review: TROY REDFERN – Island

Self release [Release date: 22.05.20] Troy Redfern’s ‘Island’ may well be his best work yet. It’s an atmospheric nuanced album full of vacillating emotions and material that he might not have envisaged writing a few months ago. It’s a splendid … Continue reading

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Album review: IRON TYGER – Hyperdrive

IRON TYGER - Hyperdrive

Coda Records [Release date 10.03.20] In the spirit of keeping 80s rock music alive, Sussex (England) based band Iron Tyger release their third album, and they remain firm favourites of the team at Music Legends. Drummer Trev Harper is son … Continue reading

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EP review: SVEN GALI, HANNAH WICKLUND

SEVEN GALI - 3

RFL Records [Release date 12.06.20] Sven Gali started out in the late 80’s as a covers band before releasing their self-titled debut in 1992, which earned them a gold disc in their native Canada. Sadly grunge appeared to spell an … Continue reading

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Feature: Call Collect – An introduction to ROY BUCHANAN

Roy Buchanan - Alligator Records pubilicity photo, 1985

David Randall reflects on a patchy early recording career, with Telecaster Titan Roy Buchanan only realising his full potential three years before his untimely death… The story of Roy Buchanan is one of a great unsung hero, a feeling of … Continue reading

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Feature: Albums that time forgot – NOTHING BY CHANCE – Ghosts Of Love

NOTHING BY CHANCE - Ghosts Of Love

Dover/Chrysalis/Starward [1991] Bob Harris has a lot to answer for.  I am sure – like many other musical insomniacs – he influenced our choice of album purchase in the early 1990s.  As mentioned in despatches elsewhere, his overnight show for … Continue reading

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Feature: Albums that time forgot – MAE McKENNA – Mirage And Reality

MAE McKENNA - Mirage And Reality

Kadence [1991] In 1993  “old school” DJs at the BBC, such as Bob Harris and Alan Freeman, would be culled as part of a new regime at Radio 1 but that didn’t stop a “golden” period for a few years … Continue reading

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