Tag Archives: 70′s rock

Album review: LITTLE RED KINGS – Callous

 LITTLE RED KINGS - Callous

Bandcamp [Release date 12.04.18] Little Red Kings, hailing from Norwich, have been around since 2011 and thanks to a fellow music fan on Facebook I was made aware of them. Glad they did as I have been missing a treat on this band! … Continue reading

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EP review: JIM LEA – Lost In Space

JIM LEA - Lost In Space

Wienerworld [Release date 22.06.18] Formed in the 60′s, massive in the 70′s and enjoying something of a revival in the 80′s, the original Slade finally came to an end in 1991. Since then vocalist, Noddy Holder, has become a a … Continue reading

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Album review: SMASH FASHION – Rompus Pompous

Electric Pudding Recordings [Release date 13.07.18] It has been a long wait since Smash Fashion gave us the power pop-tastic treat that was their debut album ‘Big Cat Love’. Now they are back with their new album, the gloriously titled ‘Rompus … Continue reading

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Album review: FARGO – Constellation

SPV [Release date 25.05.18] Right, strap yourself in – I’m going to be as charitable as I can here because I think it’s crass and churlish to be overly critical if someone else has been there and done it and … Continue reading

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Gig review: THE SWEET – Nells Jazz & Blues, London, 15 December 2017

After perhaps rather too many Christmas tours of provincial theatres in recent years and, ahem, a tour supporting the Bay City Rollers last year it was gratifying to have Sweet do a short tour of proper rock venues this year. … Continue reading

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Album review: TARGET – In Target

TARGET - In Target

Escape Music [Release date 20.10.07] Target will be of interest to melodic rock fans as the band featured future Cobra/Survivor vocalist Jimi Jamison, who sadly died back in 2014. This was planned to be Target’s third album and was recorded … Continue reading

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Album review: BITERS – The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be

BITERS - The Future Ain

Earache Records [Release date 19.05.17] The Biters released their debut album ‘Electric Blood’ in 2015 and I was impressed, although the album did tail off with a few filler tunes. Biters are back with album number two and they have … 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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Gig review: FOREIGNER, Styx and Don Felder – PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, USA, 31 May 2014

Apologies in advance, but I’m afraid this write up will be a little heavy on KISS rants, despite it not being a KISS show. Originally I was going to see Adrenaline Mob at Tremont, and then I heard that Styx … Continue reading

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Album review: BERGGREN KERSLAKE BAND – The Sun Has Gone Hazy

Berggren Kerslake Band - The Sun Has Gone Hazy

AOR Heaven www.aorheaven.net  [Released 27.01.14] An interesting one this as it sees the return of legendary drummer Lee Kerslake of Uriah Heep and Ozzy Osbourne fame, working with Stefan Berggren, who has sung in a number of bands including Company … Continue reading

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Album review: SWEET – Hits

Sweet - Hits

Angel Air Records [Release date 13.01.14] This is a thirteen song compilation with a difference from the multitude of Sweet collections out there in that all the songs have been re-recorded by the current line up, namely sole original member … Continue reading

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Quick plays: HAPPYNESS, THE DAVID LIBERTY BAND, DIRTY THRILLS, UNCLE SID, JOE COCKER

The David Liberty Band

HAPPYNESS – Happyness EP Weird Smiling [Release date 06.01.14] Three-piece band from south London consisting of Johnny Allan, Benji Compston and Ashley Cooper. This is their self-produced debut EP and they certainly pack a lot if instrumentation in for a … Continue reading

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Album review: M.I.C. – 5th Avenue

      Self release via Two Side Moon [Release date January 2013] M.I.C. is the brainchild of Canadian vocalist, guitarist and song-writer Yvon Serre, who over the last 8 years has carved out an AOR niche in China and … Continue reading

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