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DVD review: INXS – Live Baby Live

INXS - Live Baby Live

Eagle (Blu-ray) INXS are one of the few bands that could blend rock, pop and dance music and successfully take it to the stadiums all over the world. They were an absolute machine of a band, and no matter what … Continue reading

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Album review: ANNIE DRESSNER – Coffee at the Corner Bar

ANNIE DRESSNER – Coffee at the Corner Bar

Website [Release date 15.05.20] An American in Cambridge, since moving to the city by the Cam, Annie Dressner have been creating some of the most enchanting modern folk around with material that transports you easily to her home country. This … Continue reading

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Album review: READ OUT LOUD – Read Out Loud

READ OUT LOUD

Facebook Read Out Loud is formed around guitarist Tim Read (ex-Chrome Molly, Demon). He is joined by two current members of Demon – guitarist Paul Hume (although he plays bass on the album, as well as producing it) and drummer … Continue reading

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Album review: JACK BESSANT – Lucky Mountain

JACK BESSANT – Lucky Mountain

CHEDX [Release date 14.08.20] Jack Bessant is a solo singer-songwriter and the bassist in platinum selling rock band Reef. For Jack this album is something of a catharsis, confronting an intensely personal subject that has been buried deep. “I had … Continue reading

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Album review: LIONVILLE – Magic Is Alive

LIONVILLE - Magic Is Alive

Frontiers Records [Release date 07.08.20] Fourth album from Lionville, an emphatically Westcoast Rock band. Each new release confirms that guitarist/songwriter Stefano Leonetti couldn’t have found a more suitable front man than Lars (Work Of Art) Safsund. What this celebrated vocalist … Continue reading

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News: URIAH HEEP, SLADE, DEF LEPPARD, JON GOMM (August 2020)

URIAH HEEP – Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, 14 December 2018

Uriah Heep (pictured above) have announced they will start work on their next studio album in February. Overkill are currently ‘hard at work’ on their next album. Slade release a new best of, a double CD entitled ‘Cum On Feel … Continue reading

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EP review: THE GEORGIA THUNDERBOLTS

THE GEORGIA THUNDERBOLTS

Mascot Records [Release date 21.08.20] The Georgia Thunderbolts hail from Rome, Georgia, and comprise vocalist TJ Lyle, Riley Couzzourt (guitar), Logan Tolbert (guitar), Zach Everett (bass, harmony vocals, keys), and Bristol Perry (drums). Friends since high school, the band have … Continue reading

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EP review: SEMISONIC – You’re Not Alone

SEMISONIC – You’re Not Alone

Order link [Release date 18.09.20] Back in 2001 Semisonic went on hiatus before returning in 2017 with a series of shows. In between times singer and main songwriter Dan Wilson enjoyed a successful career as a songwriter and producer for … Continue reading

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Album review: MORSE, PORTNOY, GEORGE – Cov3r To Cov3r

MORSE, PORTNOY, GEORGE – Cov3r To Cov3r

Inside Out [Release date 24.07.20] Neal Morse, Mike Portnoy and Randy George. Three titans of modern prog locked together to fight the elements and stride forth on their third covers album, each one bringing their ‘A Game’ as they join … Continue reading

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Album review: RAMOS – My Many Sides

RAMOS – My Many Sides

Frontiers [Release date 07.08.20] If you’re expecting the polished melodic rock sound of Hugo, Journey or The Storm, then look away now. The clue is in the title. There’s not many sides of Josh Ramos on display here, and the … Continue reading

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Album review: HAKEN – Virus

HAKEN - Virus

Inside Out [Release date 24.07.20] Following the release of their fifth studio album “Vektor” back in October 2018, the members of the British Progressive Metal sextet Haken have rightfully been in the receiving end of various rewards and accolades. For … Continue reading

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Album review: SASKIA – Are You Listening?

SASKIA - Are You Listening

www.saskiagm.com [Release date 31.07.20] Saskia certainly has an interesting backstory, giving up her Harley Street practice in 2013 to pursue her real passion, singing. Starting out by busking around the UK leading onto being a regular on the acoustic music … Continue reading

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Album review: SIMON SAYS – Spin This

SIMON SAYS - Spin This

Escape Music [Release date 14.08.20] Bit of a musical curio in Simon Says, a band who hail from Greenfield Park, Quebec, Canada and were formed from the ashes of Spectrum and Rawx. ‘Spin This’ was originally released back in 1991, … Continue reading

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Album review: DEEP PURPLE – Whoosh!

DEEP PURPLE - Whoosh!

Ear Music [Release date 07.08.20] Classic rock legends Deep Purple remain a star on the highway, heading towards the next decade with studio album number 21. Long gone are the lengthier tracks, but the band’s ability to find a groove … Continue reading

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Album review: THE WILDERNESS YET

THE WILDERNESS YET

www.thewildernessyet.com [Release date 24.07.20] Named after a line from a Gerard Manley-Hopkins poem The Wilderness Yet are a young folk trio releasing their debut album. The Wilderness Set comprise former BBC Young Folk Award finalist Rosie Hodgson, Rowan Piggott (his … Continue reading

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Album review: VARIOUS – NWOBHM Thunder 1978-86

VARIOUS - NWOBHM Thunder 1978-86

Cherry Red Records [Release date 31.07.20] (3 CD set) 1978 to 1986. Those 9 years were the Golden Age of NWOBHM. They were the years that spanned the birth, working life and eventual demise of a significant sub genre in … Continue reading

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Single reviews: JEFFERSON STARSHIP, LIONHEART, MICHAEL DES BARRES

JEFFERSON STARSHIP - It

JEFFERSON STARSHIP It’s About Time Golden Robot Records [Release date 13.07.20] When the history of 20th Century Rock is written, Jefferson Airplane will have a chapter all to itself. Anyone who was paying attention knows it evolved into the much … Continue reading

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Album review: JAMES REYNE – Toon Town Lullaby

JAMES REYNE – Toon Town Lullaby

Bloodline [Release date 10.07.20] The haunting, wistful title track, ‘Toon Town Lullaby’, takes us back to Reyne’s finest, post Australian Crawl hour, on his “A Whiff of Bedlam” album, released in 1994. That was the moment he truly found his … Continue reading

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Album review: TONY MITCHELL – Church Of A Restless Soul

TONY MITCHELL – Church Of A Restless Soul

AOR Heaven [Release date 28.08.20] Vocalist Tony Mitchell fronted Kiss Of The Gypsy, who were signed to Atlantic back in early 90’s, since then he has performed with the likes of Rick Wakeman and Alice Cooper. In 2018 he released … Continue reading

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Book review: JOHN BARROW – How NOT to Make it in the Pop World

JOHN BARROW - How NOT to Make It in the Pop World

Trafford Publishing John Barrow’s hugely entertaining memoir about his life as a working musician is now onto its third edition, having originally been published in 2004. Having instantly taken a liking to John from reading the original edition, it’s good … Continue reading

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