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Album review: GILBY CLARKE – The Gospel Truth

GILBY CLARKE - The Gospel Truth

Golden Robot Records [Release date  .21] Later this month Gilby Clarke releases his fifth studio album “The Gospel Truth”, his first new solo album since 2001’s “Swag” and it is a welcome return. He has kept himself busy since leaving … Continue reading

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Album review: THE TREATMENT – Waiting for Good Luck

The Treatment – Waiting for Good Luck

Frontier Records [Release date 09.04.21] “Waiting For Good Luck” is the fifth album from well-established British rockers, The Treatment and I have to say I think this is their best to date. This is simply a classic rock album with … Continue reading

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EP review: KISS KISS BANG – Hungry, High & Seeing Things

KISS KISS BANG – Hungry, High & Seeing Things

Bandcamp [Release date 26.03.21] Hailing from Bowling Green, Kentucky Kiss Kiss Bang comprises of Trevor Smith (vocals, guitars, synth, percussion), Clayton Crowder (guitars, slide guitars, vocals, percussion) and Andrew Hopper (bass, vocals, percussion) who were joined by drummer Taylor Sanders … Continue reading

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Album review: AMY SPEACE & THE ORPHAN BRIGADE – There Used To Be Horses Here

AMY SPEACE & THE ORPHAN BRIGADE – There Used To Be Horses Here

Wind Bone Records/Proper Music [Release date 30.04.21] This is a very personal album from Any Speace as she looks back on a twelve-month span between her son’s first birthday and the loss of her father. The album’s lyrical themes cover … Continue reading

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Album review: MASON HILL – Against The Wall

Mason Hill - Against The Wall

7Hz Porductions [Release date 05.03.21] Mason Hill have had a proper rock ‘n’ roll rollercoaster ride to get to this point of releasing their debut album, some six years after first forming. They signed to a label, left said label, … Continue reading

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Album review: THE PALACE GUARD – All Night Long: An Anthology 1965-1966

THE PALACE GUARD – All Night Long An Anthology 1965-1966

Omnivore Recordings [Release date 21.5.21] Garage rockers The Palace Guard may not have enjoyed the success of fellow Hawthorne natives The Beach Boys, but their entire recorded repertoire is now celebrated with this superbly remastered and restored compilation. They released … Continue reading

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Album review: THE L.A. MAYBE – Dirty Damn Tricks

THE L.A. MAYBE - Dirty Damn Tricks

Facebook [Release date 26.03.21] The L.A Maybe are a 6-piece band that originate in the Carolinas. They are a band that take inspiration from just about everything and everywhere, but I’m gonna go with Guns n Roses, AC/DC, The Black … Continue reading

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Album review: THE GHOST OF LEMORA – Love Can Be Murder

THE GHOST OF LEMORA – Love Can Be Murder

Resurrection Records [Release date 12.02.21] Originally formed in London in 2001, The Ghost of Lemora have released two studio albums and a couple of EPs. This new album has been in the works for a number of years  being delayed … Continue reading

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EP review: CAPTAIN NAYSAYER

CAPTAIN NAYSAYER

Website [Release date 13.02.21] Captain Naysayer, a Belgian rock n roll band, which started in their words, as a wet dream of Daan and Evert from rockband The DeVilles. Looking for other musicians to share in an adventure of 70’s … Continue reading

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Album review: EL COLOSSO – Forgotten Ancestors

El Colosso – Forgotten Ancestors

Bandcamp [Release date 17.12.20] This independent release containing 7 tracks is the follow up to El Colosso’s debut Album, ‘Pathways’, which was released in 2017. El Colosso are a Melbourne based heavy rock band, comprising Benny James Pertzel (Dirty York … Continue reading

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Album review: THE DUST CODA – Mojo Skyline

DUST CODA – Mojo Skyline

Earache Records [Release date 26.03.21] The Dust Coda’s latest album Mojo Skyline was recorded at Modern World Studios with the multi-platinum, award-winning producer Clint Murphy (Manic Street Preachers, Thunder, Devilskin), following on from their self-titled debut in 2017. The album … Continue reading

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Album review: BLAZE BAYLEY – War Within Me

BLAZE BAYLEY – War Within Me

Blaze Bayley Recording [Release date 09.04.21] If you like your rock of the metal variety you are in for a treat – this is a blistering, classic metal album in the making. The guitar work is simply put superb – … Continue reading

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Album review: SERENADE THE STARS – Astronomy

SERENADE THE STARS - Astronomy

Facebook Serenade the Stars are a Buckinghamshire based band consisting of vocalists Matthew Harman and Coral Smith, guitarist Damian Carruthers (who is also the band’s main songwriter), bassist James Wrigley and drummer James Burton. They formed back in 2017 and … Continue reading

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Album review: ONE THOUSAND MOTELS – Get In Where You Fit In

ONE THOUSAND MOTELS – Get In Where You Fit In

Universal Music [Release date 30.04.21] One Thousand Motels is a bit of a punk supergroup if you will, consisting of the Damned drummer Rat Scabies, and bassist/multi-instrumentalist Chris Constantinou, who has worked with Adam Ant, Sinead O’Connor, Bow Wow Wow … Continue reading

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EP review: SINKA – Take Me To The Skies

SINKA – Take Me To The Skies

Facebook [Release date 16.04.21] Sinka are Shaun Sewell-Sears (vocals & guitar), Matt Smith (bass) and Jack Wright (drums), who released a self-produced debut EP, ‘F.W.Y.K’ in April 2020 (which is well worth a listen and owning). For their new EP … Continue reading

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News: POWERWOLF, TONY IOMMI, OPETH, TRIFECTA (April 2021)

Lee Aaron will release her latest album, ‘Radio On!’, on June 18. Chicago’s 1971 album ‘Chicago Live At Carnegie Hall’ gets a 19CD set, 50th anniversary release on July 9. Focus release ‘Focus 50′, a 3CD/Blu-Ray package released on April … Continue reading

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Album review: THE FLEUR DE LYS – Circles: The Ultimate

THE FLEUR DE LYS – Circles The Ultimate

Countdown Records / Acid Jazz [Release date 26.3.21] Formed in Southampton in 1964, The Fleur De Lys had an ever-changing line up during their short lifetime, the mainstay being drummer Keith Guster who has assisted with this new 25 track … Continue reading

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Album review: UNDERKING – At Hell’s Gate

Underking - At Hell's Gate

Bandcamp [Release date 23.04.21] Underking is in fact a one-man band consisting of Maxwell Jeffries hailing from Nottingham and this is Underking’s third album. Maxwell has been working on this album for over a year, with the songs covering “topics … Continue reading

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Album review: REACH – The Promise Of A Life

REACH – The Promise Of A Life

Facebook [Release date 23.04.21] Reach was founded in 2012 and settled on a power trio consisting of Ludvig Turner (vocals, guitars), Marcus Johansson (drums) and Soufian Ma´Aoui (bass). Reach have released two albums prior to this one and have played … Continue reading

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Album review: THE OUTLAW ORCHESTRA – Power Cut

THE OUTLAW ORCHESTRA – Power Cut

Website [Release date 26.03.21] The Outlaw Orchestra, who love southern rock, blues and country, via their hometown of Southampton, follow up last year’s enjoyable ‘Pantomime Villains’ with this mini-album. As singer/guitarist Dave Roux explains “When we’re not on the road, … Continue reading

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Interview: Dolf de Borst of the Datsuns

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The Datsuns new album, ‘Eye To Eye’ – their first since 2014 – is released on May 28 and the band’s new single, ‘Suspicion’ is out now. GRTR! recently caught up with vocalist/bassist Dolf de Borst to discuss the upcoming … Continue reading

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Quick plays: CITIZEN, NAD SYLVAN, ESCAPE

Citizen - Life In Your Glass World

CITIZEN Life In Your Glass World Run For Cover Records [Release date 26.03.21] Formed in 2009, Citizen – vocalist Mat Kerekes, guitarist Nick Hamm, and bassist Eric Hamm – return after almost 4 years away with their new album, ‘Life … Continue reading

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Album review: THE BAND – Stage Fright (50th Anniversary Edition)

THE BAND – Stage Fright

Capitol / UMG [Release date 12.2.21] Often regarded as a poor relation to The Band’s peerless first two albums, this 2CD anniversary edition of “Stage Fright” (overseen by Robbie Robertson) invites fresh appraisal with a new mix and revised running … Continue reading

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