Category Archives: Single and EP reviews

EP review: MUDDIBROOKE – Luncay

MUDDIBROOKE - Lunacy

Self-release [Release date 22.10.21] ‘Lunacy’ is the debut EP from Derby based alt rockers MuddiBrooke who formed in January 2020. They have previously released two singles and music videos which have seen them receive airplay on Kerrang! Radio and earn … Continue reading

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EP review: JESSICA LYNN – Reimagined

JESSICA LYNN - Reimagined

www.jessicalynnmusic.org/music [Release date 17.09.21] This new four song EP from Jessica Lynn is influenced by her weekly livestreams during the pandemic. “Since the pandemic started,” Jessica reflects, “I have been performing piano livestreams every week, where my fans have challenged … Continue reading

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EP review: THE MANGOES – Pale Blue Dot

THE MANGOES - Pale Blue Dot

www.themangoesband.com [Release date 19.07.21] The Mangoes are a pop-rock duo formed by Tim Morse (vocals, keys) and Bret Bingham (lead vocals, guitarist, bass, keys, drum samples) in 2014 and conceived as a song writing collective. This new EP is as … Continue reading

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EP review: DEAD MAN’S WHISKEY – Breakout

DEAD MAN'S WHISKEY - Breakout

Self-release [Release date 01.10.21] Dead Man’s Whiskey are back in action with an appearance at this year’s Stone Dead festival and a string of tour dates this month (September at the time of publication). This five song EP is produced … Continue reading

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Single review: SANTANA – Move

SANTANA - Move

BMG [Release date 18.08.21] ‘Move’ is the first single from Carlos Santana’s new album ‘Blessings and Miracles’, which is released on October 15 by BMG. This single also heralds the much-anticipated reteaming of Santana with Matchbox Twenty singer Rob Thomas. … Continue reading

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Single review: MANIMAL – Armageddon and The Inevitable End

manimal armageddon

AFM Records [Release date 06.08.21] ‘Armageddon‘ is the title track and third “single” release from forthcoming new album from Sweden’s Manimal. As the song title suggests, this video version has lots of footage of global warfare, nuclear of course, clearly … Continue reading

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Single review: PARADOX – Mountains And Caves

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AFM Records [release date 13.08.21] German giants of Thrash, Paradox are well known within the genre. They have a sizeable coterie of discerning fans who’ve followed them since the band’s inception, in 1986. Had their chosen genre been say, melodic … Continue reading

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EP review: ASHLEY SHERLOCK– If You’re Listening

Ashley Sherlock - If You're Listening

Pete Feenstra chatted to Ashley Sherlock about the EP and his music for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio.  First broadcast 15 August 2021.  Self Release [Release date 09.07.21] Ashley Sherlock is a passionate singer-songwriter who fronts a powerful roots and … Continue reading

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EP review: ANDY PARTRIDGE – My Failed Songwriting Career Vol. 1

ANDY PARTRIDGE

Ape House [Release date 23.7.21] When XTC was put on hiatus following 2000’s “Wasp Star”, Andy Partridge decided it was time to write for other artists. A number of successful co-writes came to fruition (Steven Wilson, Pugwash, Miles Kane), along … Continue reading

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EP review: COUNCIL – It Runs In The Blood

COUNCIL – It Runs In The Blood

Facebook [Release date 17.09.21] Council is made up of the 3 brothers Reeves (Andy, Doug and Pat) who traded in a life of farming to pursue their true dream: writing and performing music. Last year’s EP was highly impressive and … Continue reading

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EP review: BASTETTE – Exposed

BASTETTE - Exposed

RPM Records [Release date 17.09.21] ‘Exposed’ is the debut EP from Blackburn based Bastette, who have already had benefited from recent exposure as one of the artists on the New Wave of Classic Rock compilation. Bastette are vocalist/songwriter Caroline Kenyon, … Continue reading

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EP review: SEETHER – Wasteland – The Purgatory EP

SEETHER - Wasteland - The Purgatory EP

Fantasy Records [Release date 30.07.21] Seether’s new EP will certainly appeal to existing fans of the band as it features three never-before-heard tracks and an alternate take of ‘Wasteland’ (along with the original album version). The EP gets a limited … Continue reading

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Single review: MAGPIE – Dancing With The Devil

MAGPIE - Dancing With The Devil

3MS Records [Release date 17.07.21] It’s no exaggeration to say that the late Cozy Powell’s seventies’ classic, ‘Dance With The Devil’ is etched into every rock fan’s consciousness. It’s an eminently durable mini masterpiece that has withstood sweeping changes in … Continue reading

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EP review: DRAGGED UNDER – We’ll Do It Live

DRAGGED UNDER – We’ll Do It Live

Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group [Release date 06.08.21] Dragged Under were formed from by former members of Rest, Repose in 2019. In just a few short years they have released their debut album (last year) and had a number of line-up … Continue reading

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EP review: OVERDRIVERS – Rock Out!

OVERDRIVERS – Rock Out!

Rock Of Angels Records [Release date 09.07.21] Overdrivers hail from France, although their sound owes more to Australia and the likes of AC/DC and Airbourne. This is their first new music since their 2018 album ‘She’s On Her Period’ (yes … Continue reading

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EP review: CROBOT – Rat Child

CROBOT - Rat Child

Mascot Records [Release date 18.06.21] Crobot have announced their new record Rat Child EP, which features a mighty cast of pure rock pedigree. It’s a punchy taste of what is to come in the future – this is a collaborative … Continue reading

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EP review : RHAPSODY OF FIRE – I’ll Be Your Hero

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AFM Records [Release date 04.06.21] There’s no band more adept at sucking us into their fantasy world of bombastic, exhuberant Metal than Champions League Melodic Metal band, Rhapsody Of Fire. This is one of those rarities we call an EP. … Continue reading

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Single review: EVOLUTION ROAD – Gold Digger

EVOLUTION ROAD - Gold Digger

Doug Bryan’s collective concept ‘Evolution Road’ have released their first single “Gold Digger” and it seriously deserves some air play! I chatted to Doug about the collective concept, rather than a band, there’s much talent packed into this line up … Continue reading

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Singles: NIGHT RANGER, PATRICK HEMER, VOODOO BLUE,

Night Ranger

NIGHT RANGER Breakout (Frontiers) A taster from the band’s 12th studio album, ‘ATBPO’ (And the Bands Played On), due out on August 6. It is a typical, upbeat rocker from Night Ranger with guitars to the fore and the band … Continue reading

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EP review: JAMES OLIVER BAND – Goofin’ Around

James Oliver - Goofin Around

The Last Music Company [Release date 14.05.21] James Oliver Band’s ‘Goofin’ Around’ is a 5 track EP/CD with a live in the studio feel. It’s full of unfettered energy and incendiary guitar lines that jump out the speakers like electrified … Continue reading

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EP review: THE JAILBIRDS – Jungle

THE JAILBIRDS - Jungle

Golden Robot Records [Release date 21.05.21] Now this is a Canadian three piece called the Jailbirds, not the Aussie/Irish Jailbirds who have a penchant for AC/DC riffs, which could explain why on first listen I thought they had undergone a … 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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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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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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EP review: MEMORY OF A MELODY – Burn Alive

MEMORY OF A MELODY – Burn Alive

Website [Release date 13.03.20] Memory of a Melody hail from San Antonio, Texas and prior to this EP have released three albums – 2011’s ‘Things That Make You Scream’, 2012’s ‘Mouthful of Razors’, and 2013’s ‘Phantom’s and Shadows’. After that … Continue reading

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