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Quick plays: THE GRISWOLDS, MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY, THE UGLY GUYS, LOTTA LENE

THE GRISWOLDS - Be Impressive

THE GRISWOLDS – Be Impressive Wind Up Records www.wearethegriswolds.com [Release date 25.05.15] Australian four piece the Griswolds (named after the family in National Lampoon’s Family Vacation) are one for those who like a little bit of synth led indie pop. … Continue reading

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Quick plays: NO POWER NO CROWN, THE FIFTH, DOGBANE

NO POWER NO CROWN – Be Peace…Or Else Steve Coleman, guitarist/singer/writer for No Power No Crown, has been pursuing me for while to check them out live. NPNC is a band based out of Charlotte NC and since I am … Continue reading

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Quick plays: CHITRAL SOMAPALA, MARK SLAUGHTER

CHITRAL SOMAPALA – Sinhabumi [Release date 23.01.15] Chitral Somapala is a big name in his home nation of Sri Lanka and on this album he sings in his native language. Rock fans will know him from his time in Power … Continue reading

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Quick plays: ASTRA, DEAD END HEROES, ROXIE 77, THE GHOST WOLVES

ASTRA – Broken Balance Scarlet Records [Released 15.04.14] Progressive metallers Astra  return on the scene with their third album with their last album being 2009′s ‘From Within’ (Lion Music). The  band are centered around keyboard wizard Emanuele Casali (DGM) although … Continue reading

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Quick Plays: HUMBUCKER, DIESEL, MORNING DWELL, AZORIA

DIESEL – Into The Fire Escape Music www.escape-music.com [Out now] Diesel is a new, British rock outfit touted to play solid traditional rock in the manner of Bad Company, with firm roots in the classic vein of British hard Rock … Continue reading

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Quick plays: KJETIL BY featuring ROBIN BECK,LEXIE GREEN, JON ALLEN

Kjetil By -feat. ROBIN BECK - Better Days

KJETIL BY featuring ROBIN BECK – Better Days www.kjetilby.com This is the fourth solo album from Norwegian guitarist Kjetil and the songs on this album are all co-written with Claudia Scott. His biggest coup is enlisting the help of Robin … Continue reading

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Album Reviews: NINE BELOW ZERO – Don’t Point Your Finger/Third Degree

The two most successful albums on Nine Below Zero’s early roster have been reissued and come in expanded packages with loads of live material, alternative versions and informative liner notes. ‘Don’t Point Your Finger’ is classic British r’n’b to its … Continue reading

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Album reviews: THERAPY? – Troublegum/Infernal Love re-issues

Troublegum (3CD)  **** Infernal Love (2CD)  *** [Released 31st March 2014] Two Deluxe Editions from Universal, celebrating the 20th anniversary of ‘Troublegum’. The Irish indie/alternative/punk metal band formed in the late 80s and after a couple of indie releases, signed to … Continue reading

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Quick plays: HANZEL UND GRETYL, SASQUATCH, HIDRIA SPACEFOLK, TOMAS BERGSTREN. JAMES McMORROW

Hidria Spacefolk - Astronautica

HIDRIA SPACEFOLK Astronautica (Hidria Records) http://hidriaspacefolk.st/ This Finnish band formed in 1999 and their first album ‘Symbiosis’ came out in 2002.  The band seem to have evolved organically, and slowly, as band members have come and gone sometimes to have … Continue reading

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Quick plays: DIO, HEAVEN RAIN, OLIVA, VANDROYA, EVILYN STRANGE

Nick van der Meulen gives us a run through new releases from Heaven Rain, Giunitini Project, Oliva, Vandroya, Evelyn Strange and another Dio reissue… HEAVEN RAIN – Second Sun Music Buy Mail Another slipped through my fingers: this album was released … Continue reading

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John Peel’s Tractor ‘The Road From Townhead Mill Rochdale’

John Peel’s Tractor ‘The Road From Townhead Mill Rochdale: 40th Anniversary Ozit Dandelion LP 8020 Through the unstinting efforts of Chris Hewitt and Ozit records,Rochdale psych rockers Tractor have probably enjoyed more profile and success in recent times than at … Continue reading

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