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Album review: DENNIS GREAVES & MARK FELTHAM – Duo

DENNIS GREAVES & MARK FELTHAM – Duo

Zed [Release date 05.04.15] There’s no denying the veracity underlying Dennis Greaves and Mark Feltham’s stripped down ‘Duo’ album. It’s crafted with a genuine feel for the music, care for the arrangements and it’s sparked by some inspired interplay and … Continue reading

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Album review: IAN SIEGAL – One Night In Amsterdam

 IAN SIEGAL – One Night In Amsterdam

Nugene [Released 09.03.15] Like all the best outlaws, Ian Siegal aggressively sings about the kind of lifestyle that his fans love to hear about but wouldn’t want to live. ‘One Night in Amsterdam’ casts him as the perennial outsider who … Continue reading

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Album review: CHA CHA’s CADILLAC – Battle Hymn

CHA CHA

Cha Cha’s Cadillac [Release date 28.11.14] 32 years and plenty of miles separate the cowpunk of San Diego’s The Beat Farmers and the roots rockabilly and alt. country appeal Cha Cha’s Cadillac, but cutting edge rocking music is still alive, … Continue reading

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Album review: DUNCAN MORROW & THE DELTA CURVE – Coming Home

DUNCAN MORROW & THE DELTA CURVE – Coming Home

Duncan Morrow [Released 16.04.14] Duncan Morrow & The Delta Curve are clear about who they are musically and their role as an essential link to the present: “We are not a rock band trying to play hill country blues; we … Continue reading

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Album review: LAST AUTUMN’S DREAM – Level Eleven

LAST AUTUMN

AOR Heaven [Released 23.02.15] Last Autumn’s Dream are back with a new album and this is their eleventh. Vocalist Mikael Erlandsson is the last original member as in 2014 guitarist Andy Malecek decided to leave the band because of personal … Continue reading

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Album review: TROY REDFERN BAND – Troy Redfern Band

Troy Redfern Band

The Pete Feenstra Feature – Troy Redfern, 4 January 2015 by Get Ready To Rock! Radio on Mixcloud Troy Redfern Music [Released 26.01.15] www.troyredfern.com Troy Redfern is a slide guitar player who knows the value of a rich tonal landscape framed … Continue reading

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Album review: CAPTAIN BEEFHEART & THE MAGIC BAND – Live From Paris 1977

Captain Beefheart - Live From Paris 1977

Gonzo [Release date 28.10.14] ‘Live From Paris 1977’ replicates the format of the Gonzo label’s previous ‘Live in Detroit’ release, with similar art work and a trebley bootleg quality audio that is just about good enough to draw you into … Continue reading

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Album review: CORRUPTION – Devil’s Share

CORRUPTION – Devil’s Share

Metal Mind Productions [Release date 09.06.14] This record has been out for a little while and I can only apologise to connections that it has just emerged into the thin Autumn daylight at the top of my review pile. Unforgiveable. … Continue reading

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Album review: THE BUNNY GANG – Thrive

The Bunny Gang - Thrive

Hardline/Membran [Release date 17.11.14] The Bunny Gang are fronted by Flogging Molly bassist Nathen Maxwell.  However, the musical style of his side project is very different from Flogging Molly’s boisterous and defiant Irish punk drive. ‘Thrive’, the band’s second album, … Continue reading

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Album review: ANGELS OR KINGS – Kings Of Nowhere

Kings Of Nowhere

AOR Heaven [Released 27.10.14] Angels Or Kings can trace their history back to the 1980′s UK AOR scene when they were known as A.O.K. and played supports to bands passing through their hometown of Manchester. Guitarist Tony Bell has even … Continue reading

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Quick plays: JOHN FORRESTER, FYRE!

John Forrester

JOHN FORRESTER – Outsider Irregular Records www.forrester.uk.com [Released 27.10.14] This is the third solo album from John Forrester who plays bass in the Outcast band and bass/double-bass with Robb Johnson. On this album John Forrester provides the vocals, bass and … Continue reading

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Album review: KISS – Love Gun

Kiss - Love Gun

Universal [Release date 27.10.14] US glam/hard rock legends Kiss celebrate their 40th anniversary with this 2CD remastered edition of their 6th studio album. Released in 1977, it was the 6th album in three years (four if you count the classic … Continue reading

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Album review: THE TREWS – The Trews

The Trews

[Release date 29.04.14] The Trews are, like Collective Soul, a band who have released a string of enjoyable albums yet fly mostly unnoticed under the mainstream musical radar. I only knew this album was out when it was given away … Continue reading

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Album review: JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE – Single Mothers

Loose [Released 29.09.14] Justin Townes Earle has led an interesting life that’s for sure, from stints in rehab through to a revolving door with record labels. He is also the son of legendary country artist Steve Earle, although as the … Continue reading

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Album review: AUDREY HORNE – Pure Heavy

Audrey Horne - Pure Heavy

Napalm Records [Release date 26.09.14] Audrey Horne return with their new album just over a year since the highly enjoyable ‘Youngblood’. Most of the band members are also in death/black metal bands, yet Audrey Horne is more a homage to … Continue reading

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Album review: SARACEN – Redemption

Saracen - Redemption

Escape Music [Release date 29.09.14] Saracen are back after their last album, the concept piece ‘Marilyn’ based on the life of Marilyn Monroe. This album sees the band back to basics, in that there is no concept although they do … Continue reading

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Album review: ENCHANT – The Great Divide

Enchant - The Great Divide

Inside Out www.insideout.de [Released 29.09.14] It has been eleven years since the band’s last album ‘Tug Of War’ and it looked as though that would be the band’s swansong, especially with vocalist Ted Leonard joining Spock’s Beard. But a new … Continue reading

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Album review: JADED HEART – Fight The System

Fast Ball [Released 26.09.14] Jaded Heart deserve a medal for soldiering on over twenty years despite numerous line-up and record label changes. This album sees the recording debut of drummer Bodo Stricker, who replaces co-founding member Axel Kruse (although he … Continue reading

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Album review: QUEEN – Live At The Rainbow ‘74

Queen - Live At The Rainbow

Virgin/EMI [Released 09.09.14] Previously unreleased two live concerts from March and November 1974 recorded at the legendary Rainbow venue in London. These are available in numerous formats, from the single CD (of the November gig reviewed here) through to an … Continue reading

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Album review: WINTER IN EDEN – Court Of Conscience

WINTER IN EDEN – Court Of Conscience

[Released 08.09.14] This is the third album by UK based symphonic metal band Winter In Eden and they have upped the ante for this one, recording it in the Netherlands and it’s been produced by Ruud Jolie (Within Temptation).  The … Continue reading

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