Category Archives: ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile)

Album review: FIREWIND – Immortals

FIREWIND - Immortals

AFM Records [Release date 20.01.17] It’s been four years since ‘Few Against Many’ but Gus G is no slouch.  In the interim he’s released two excellent solo albums and moonlighted with Ozzy.  And in spite of everything he always seems … Continue reading

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Album review: LISBEE STAINTON – Then Up

  Marionet Musis [Release date 21.04.17] Lisbee Stainton returns with her first new album in three years. Like previous albums she utilises skilled musicians she has worked with either in Seth Lakeman’s band – guitarist Jack Rutter and percussionist Cormac Byrne – or … Continue reading

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Album review: HELLBOUND HEARTS – Film Noir

[Release date 07.04.17] Hellbound Hearts are a three-piece hailing from Yorkshire and consist of Danny Lambert (lead vocals/guitar), Craig McLaren (bass/vocals) and Lee Brook (drums/vocals). They have produced a number of EPs and singles previously before releasing, this their debut … Continue reading

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Album review: ROBIN BIBI – No More A Secret

Robin Bibi - No More A Secret

Ashwood Records [Release date 08.07.16] For a musician with a stellar CV and a solid back catalogue, it come as something of a surprise to realise that this is Robins Bibi’s first set of original songs. ‘No More A Secret’ … Continue reading

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Album review: EDDIE MARTIN – Black, White and Blue

Eddie Martin - Black, White & Blue

Blueblood Records [Release date 11.11.16] Eddie Martin has always been an independent blues artist. He’s equally happy playing country blues as he is exploring Texas grit or Chicago blues, but it’s when he colours his own blues hybrid that he … Continue reading

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Album Review: DELICATE STEVE – This is Steve

ANTI- Records Release date 27.01.17] I’m not a lyrics guy. There I’ve said it. It’s always been about the music, and inevitably about the guitar(s). However, I’ve never been convinced that I’m an instrumental guy either. Sure, I’ve got a … Continue reading

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Album review: RICK WAKEMAN & TONY ASHTON – Gas Tank

Rick Wakeman & Tony Ashton - Gas Tank

Gonzo Multimedia [Release date 03.03.17] Where can you hear Rick Wakeman accompanying Rick Parfitt, Alvin Lee and  Phil Lynott  and – no – it’s not at the Pearly Gates.  Back in the early 1980s there was a Channel 4 TV … Continue reading

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Album review: BLACK STAR RIDERS – Heavy Fire

BLACK STAR RIDERS – Heavy Fire

Nuclear Blast [Release date 03.02.17] This is album number three from Black Star Riders and it is an album which does what is says on the tin as the old saying goes. ‘Heavy Fire’ is the heaviest record yet from … Continue reading

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Album review: PRIDE OF LIONS – Fearless

PRIDE OF LIONS - Fearless

Frontiers [Release Date 27.01.17] They come less frequently these days, with a five year gap between each of the last two albums, but a Pride of Lions album is always worth the wait, marking the return of veteran master songwriter … Continue reading

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Album review: LIONVILLE – A World Of Fools

Frontiers [Release date 24.02.17] Lionville are back after an extended break (their second album came out in 2012) and they are on a new label as well. Lionville’s main man Stefano Lionetti is still on board, plus Work Of Art’s … Continue reading

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Album review: THE OUTSIDERS UK – Everything’s Gone Vintage

The Outsiders UK - Everything

Planet Records UK [Release date 24.06.16] The Outsiders UK hail from Lancashire. They are a reformed band who after a 15 year hiatus take great delight in mining some of the best musical of influences of the early 70s’s. Originally … Continue reading

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Album review: THORBJORN RISAGER & THE BLACK TORNADO – Change My Game

Thorbjorn Risager & The Black Tornado - Change My Game

Ruf [Release date 27.01.17] Danish big band soulful blues/rockers Thorbjorn Risager & The Black Tornado find themselves in uncharted waters with their new album ‘Change My Game’. Such was the critical acclaim of their last 2 albums, that ‘Change My … Continue reading

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EP review: RAINBREAKERS – Rise Up

[Release date 07.04.17] Hailing from Shrewsbury, the Rainbreakers have released one EP previous to this one and have toured extensively, including garnering a rave review from GRTR! master of all things blues, Pete Feenstra, when the band supported Mountain’s drummer Corky … Continue reading

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Album review: MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST – Live Tokyo International Forum Hall A

MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST - Live Tokyo International Forum Hall A

Inakustik [Release date 24.03.17] Surely, not another Michael Schenker live album and Bluray?  The propensity of live releases – including a focus on Japan where he remains popular -  is really a testament to Schenker’s great revival in recent years. … Continue reading

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Album review: THUNDER- Rip It Up

THUNDER- Rip It Up

In this interview edit Pete Feenstra chats to Danny Bowes from Thunder  (3:10). The full version of the interview is broadcast again on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Thursday 9 February at 23:00 GMT earMUSIC [Release date 10.02.17] The claims … Continue reading

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News: THUNDER – New album, tour and radio interview (February 2017)

Melodic hard rockers Thunder release a new studio album ‘Rip It Up’ on 10 February via earMUSIC. The band’s eleventh studio album follows the successful ‘Wonder Days’ and last year’s performances at Ramblin’ Man and Steelhouse Festivals. The band ‘s … Continue reading

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Album review: ERJA LYYTINEN – Stolen Hearts

ERJA LYYTINEN – Stolen Hearts

Tuohi Records [Release date 07.04.17] Given the rigorously defined nature of the blues scene in some people’s eyes, Erja Lyytinen probably wouldn’t thank anyone for suggesting that over the course of the last few years she’s become a beacon on a … Continue reading

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Quick plays: CLAP YOUR HEADS SAY YEAH, MINUS THE BEAR

CLAP YOUR HANDS SAY YEAH - The Tourist

CLAP YOUR HANDS SAY YEAH The Tourist [Release date 24.02.17] Clap Your Hands Say Yeah (CYHSY) are the brainchild of Alec Ounsworth, who writes and composes all the music, although he used a bass and drummer for the album, playing … Continue reading

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Album review: MARCUS MALONE – A Better Man

MARCUS MALONE – A Better Man

Redline Music [Release date 30.03.17] ‘A Better Man’ is UK based, Detroit blues rocker Marcus Malone’s 8th album. And in his journey from being a West Coast Metal star, via Motown, to becoming a 5 star soulful blues/rocker , he’s … Continue reading

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Album review: DANKO JONES – Wild Cat

DANKO JONES - Wild Cat

AFM Records [Release date 03.03.17] Danko Jones have been around since 1996 and this is the band’s eighth album. They have a good live reputation, regularly touring the UK and Europe. For me this is my first time listening to a whole album … Continue reading

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