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Album review: BIRDEATSBABY – The World Conspires

BIRDEATSBABY – The World Conspires

Bandcamp [Release date 18.10.19] ‘The World Conspires’ is the fifth album from birdeatsbaby, who started out in 2009. Birdeatsbaby’s current line-up consist of Mishkin Fitzgerald (vocals, piano, accordion, synths), Hana Maria (violin, cello, vocals, harp, hurdy-gurdy), Garry Mitchell (bass, guitars, … Continue reading

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Album review: THE HERBAL REMEDY – Land Of The Livin’

The Herbal Remedy - Land Of The Livin

1454875 Records DK [Release date 04.09.219] The Herbal Remedy is a roots rock band from the North East of England who play their music the way they feel it. ‘Land Of The Livin’ is a live album in all but … Continue reading

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Album review: POPA CHUBBY – It’s A Mighty Hard Road

Popa Chubby - It

Dixie Frog Records [Release date 14.02.20] Popa Chubby’s ‘It’s A Mighty Hard Road’ is the self proclaimed ‘Beast From The East’s 30th anniversary album. It’s a song driven set encompassing rocking blues shuffles, funky feels and surprisingly soulful moments, all … Continue reading

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Album review: ROSS THE BOSS – Born Of Fire

ROSS THE BOSS - Born Of Fire

AFM Records [Release date 06.03.20] Just when you thought that there was no band more ‘metal’ than Manowar or Judas Priest, along comes Ross ‘the Boss’ Friedman and his crew to combine elements of both and more to provide an … Continue reading

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Album review: JESSE DAMON – Damon’s Rage

JESSE DAMON – Damon’s Rage

AOR Heaven [Release date 28.02.20] Jesse Damon will be best remembered by many 80s rock fans as he was the lead singer and guitarist for the band Silent Rage. Silent Rage rose to fame in 1989 when signed by Gene … Continue reading

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Album review: DIRTY SHIRLEY – s/t

Album review: DIRTY SHIRLEY – s/t

Frontiers Music [release date: 20.01.20] Yep. George Lynch has pretty much nailed this. Dirty Shirley is a rich and classy hard rock album that holds the ‘80’s/early ‘90’s template tight to its chest, but offers enough twists and turns to keep … Continue reading

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Album review: RUSS BALLARD – It’s Good To Be Here

RUSS BALLARD – It

On Thursday 20 February at 22:00 GMT Get Ready to ROCK! Radio replays a two-part special when David Randall chatted to Russ Ballard about his long career. BMG [Release date 21.02.20] If you’ve done any world travelling, out of desire … Continue reading

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Album review: JAN JAMES – Justify

JAN JAMES - Justify

Website [Release date 27.03.20] Jan James met her partner, songwriter/guitarist Craig Calvert, at Michigan State University, before the pair of them moved to Chicago. They performed regularly in Chicago, released a series of albums, including one on the blues label … Continue reading

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Album review: SYTERIA – Reflection

SYTERIA - Reflection

Cargo Records [Release date 21.02.20] Based in Yorkshire, Syteria were formed by guitarist Jackie “Jax” Chambers, lead guitarist of legends Girlschool. And are often seen gigging during Girlschool downtime, our blond bombshell Jax is a busy girl. Since 2015 they’ve … Continue reading

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Album review: SUPERSUCKERS – Play That Rock n Roll

SUPERSUCKERS - Play That Rock n Roll

SPV/Steamhammer [Release date 07.02.20] It’s got touches of country, it’s got a bit of blues, it’s got rock n roll- but most importantly it’s got attitude, swagger and riffs a plenty. It is “Play That Rock n Roll” and it … Continue reading

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Album review: THE KENDALL CONNECTION – The Kendall Connection

The Kendall Connection by The Kendall Connection

Vibratown Music Records  [Release date 10.01.20] Nick Kendall is a UK based South African session guitarist and a contemporary of Dan Patlansky, who on this album steps fronts a top line band who cross the divide from the world of anonymous … Continue reading

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Album review: SON OF MAN – State of Dystopia

Son Of Man - State Of Dystopia

Cherry Red Records [Release date 27.03.20] Son Of Man’s ‘State of Dystopia’ is a powerful rock album rooted in the Man band legacy, but closer to Classic Rock than the jam band tradition. The music bristles with relentless energy and … Continue reading

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Album review: RICHARD MARX – Limitless

RICHARD MARX - Limitless

BMG [Release date 07.02.20] Richard Marx returns with his first new album in over five years, produced in part by himself and featuring co-writes with Sara Bareilles, Matt Scannell (Vertical Horizon), Darrell Brown (Dolly Parton, Keith Urban), his son Lucas and … Continue reading

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Album review: OUTLAWS – Dixie Highway

OUTLAWS- Dixie Highway

Release Date 26.02.20 The Outlaws are a too easily neglected part of southern rock history, enjoying success with a unique style that combined melodic, almost country-ish songwriting with the sonic attack of what became known as the ‘triple guitar army’. … Continue reading

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Album review: ZOE SCHWARZ BLUE COMMOTION – Chameleon

Zoe Schwarz Blue commotion - Chameleon

33 Records [Release date 03.04.20] ‘Chameleon’ is Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion’s 6th and best release so far. It’s a superbly crafted contemporary blues album with a dozen self penned track and a hidden bonus, full of musical diversity, imaginative arrangements, … Continue reading

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Album review: KING SOLOMON HICKS – Harlem

King Solomon Hicks - Harlem

Provogue Records [Release date 13.03.20]   ‘Harlem’ is the classic example of how American roots music recycles itself by supporting up and coming talent. It surrounds them with experienced hands to revitalise blues covers and interpret related material in the … Continue reading

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Album review: SONNY LANDRETH – Blacktop Run

Sonny Landreth - Blacktop Run

Provogue Records [Release date 21.02.20] ‘Blacktop Run’ is a guitar album with a difference.  It’s full of full of subtle tones, textures, lovely grooves, pulsing riffs and imaginative solos, tempered by startling stylistic diversity. It’s an album sparked by some … Continue reading

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Album review: LEAGUE OF LIGHTS – In The In Between

LEAGUE OF LIGHTS – In The In Between

Website [Release date 27.09.19] Second album from League Of Lights, who are the husband and wife duo Farrah and Richard West – the latter best known for being a member of Threshold. Their self-titled debut album released back in 2011, … Continue reading

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Album review: SQUIRE – Get Ready To Go!/September Gurls

SQUIRE - Get Ready To Go!

Hi-Lo Records [Release date 26.10.19] Squire formed around the time of the Mod revival in the late 70’s and were fronted by Anthony Meynell. They went on to release five studio albums, before relocating to the US in 1985 and … Continue reading

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Album review: HEAT – II

HEAT - II

earMUSIC [Release date 21.02.20] That difficult sixth album? Should that have been HEAT 2.0? The motive behind the title is not clear, even when reading explanation from the band. When a band uses its name in the album title this … Continue reading

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