Tag Archives: Angel Air

Album review: JIM McCARTY – Walking In The Wild Land

JIM McCARTY - Walking In The Wild Land

Angel Air [Release date 09.03.18] Jim McCarty, of course, is known to rock fans as the long-standing drummer of the Yardbirds. Indeed, he is the only original Yardbird left in the latter-day version of the band and the only member … Continue reading

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Quick plays: THE ZIPPERS, MATTHEW FISHER, CHRISTINA MARTIN, DARLING WEST

THE ZIPPERS Angel Air [Release date 09.03.18] Back in the late 80′s it seemed the major record companies signed up any band with long hair and guitars, only for them to record an album and then never get it released. The … Continue reading

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Quick plays: THE SILENT RAGE, SNAKE EYE

THE SILENT RAGE The Deadliest Scourge Alone Records The Silent Rage hail from Greece (and not to be confused with the melodic rockers Silent Rage) and consist Nikos Siglidis (guitar/vocals), Vocals Steve Venardo (lead/growling vocals), Stavros Tsilivarakos (bass), Stamatis Katsafados … Continue reading

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Quick plays: THE WINTER TREE, BRYAN ADAMS, JOE EGAN

THE WINTER TREE Earth Below

THE WINTER TREE Earth Below www.thewintertreeband.com Andrew Laitres is the main force behind this band, who also feature Mattias Olsson (Anglagard/White Willow/Necromonkey) on drums and percussion, Jacob Holm-Lupo (White Willow/Opium Cartel) who mixed the album plus played some guitar/synths, as … Continue reading

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Quick plays: AMBERIAN DAWN, SUNSPOT, LUKE GASSER

AMBERIAN DAWN - Innuendo

AMBERIAN DAWN – Innuendo Napalm Records [Release date 23.1.15] Second album from the Finnish symphonic metal band to feature vocalist Capri Virkkunen and she helps lift the band from another run of the mill metal band. To be honest it … Continue reading

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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: CLIMAX BLUES, THE LUCID DREAM

CLIMAX BLUES - Broke Heart Blues

LUCY MAY – Whirlwind (EP) www.facebook.com/iamlucymay [Released 06/03/15] The PR sheet says there has been a country music revival in the UK and that certainly bears up given the success of artists like Lady Antebellum and Taylor Swift (although you … Continue reading

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News: JEFF LYNNE, VAN HALEN, ROBIN GEORGE – Wednesday 4 February 2015

The Sweet, Giants Of Rock - 9 February 2014

Kiske/Sommerville release their new album ‘City of Heroes’ on April 17th on Frontiers. Jeff Lynne will perform at this Sunday’s Grammy awards ceremony. AC/DC will also be appearing and rumour is that former drummer Chris Slade will appear with them. … Continue reading

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Quick plays: BEND SINISTER, GANDALF’S FIST, DAVID BRONSON, THE KORGIS

Bend Sinister - Animals

BEND SINISTER Animals FU:Music [Released 11.03.14] Canadian four piece whose album has been out since earlier this year and they create a massive wall of sound. Case in point being the eight minute epic opener ‘Best Of You’ that has … Continue reading

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Quick plays: RAINBOWS ARE FREE, ROBIN GEORGE, LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III, SALIVA, AMANDA RHEAUME

Rainbows Are Free - Waves Across The Ocean

RAINBOWS ARE FREE – Waves Ahead Of The Ocean www.rainbowsarefree.com [Released 04.08.14] This is the second album by Oklahoma based rockers Rainbows Are Free and if you like Stoner rock and big Sabbath riffs you will love this album. Even … Continue reading

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Album review: THE SWEET – Sweetlife

Angel Air [Released 07.04.13] Continuing the excellent series of latter day Sweet re-issues Angel Air now present the band’s 2002 album ‘Sweetlife’. The line-up then featured sole original member Andy Scott joined by drummer Bruce Bisland (who is still in … Continue reading

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Interview with DEL BROMHAM (Stray) – 24 December 2013

It’s hard to believe Stray founder member and guitarist Del Bromham recently reflected on his web site that 2013 has been a quiet year for him. This after all is the man who apart from deservedly receiving a ‘British Blues … Continue reading

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SNAFU – Situation Normal

Angel Air www.angelair.co.uk This is the band’s second album originally released back in 1974 and saw Pete Solley take more of the limelight, which as a result sees this album have a much more country rock leaning than the debut. … Continue reading

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SNAFU – S/t

snafu

Angel Air www.angelair.co.uk         Snafu was formed in 1973 by vocalist Bobby Harrison, who had just left the band Freedom (and before that was in Procul Harum) and former Juicy Lucy guitarist Micky Moody. Joining them were … Continue reading

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WISHBONE ASH – Live in Geneva 1995

Angel Air www.angelair.co.uk         Wishbone Ash have had multiple line up changes and periods of inactivity since their ‘70’s hay day. Andy Powell, the sole surviving member by 1995, put a touring band together and marked their … Continue reading

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Quick Play: THE APOSTATES, ZEN MOTEL, CAPTAIN CRIMSON, THE SPOKES, FULLFORCE

THE APOSTATES – Wide-Eyed & Determined www.theapostates.co.uk (Released Dec 10th) The Apostates formed back in 2006 and the three piece consist of Adam Stone (vocals/guitar), Steve Reynolds (bass/vocals) and Mike Saminaden (drums/vocals). They have racked up hundreds of live shows … Continue reading

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SON OF A BITCH – Victim You

Angel Air What you would expect from 3/5ths of Saxon is exactly what you get. No nonsense riffmongerous chunks of mainstream metal. That description could probably fit neatly into a copy of Kerrang! circa 1984 and so could this album. … Continue reading

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Quick Play: AFFINITY, TAURUS TRAKKER, TYGERS OF PAN TANG, STAIND, SONDURA

AFFINITY – The Baskervilles Reunion September 10th 2011 Angel Air www.angelair.co.uk A reunion concert for a group of musicians who last appeared on stage as the Baskervilles some 46 years ago. The Baskervilles morphed into Affinity, hence the band’s name … Continue reading

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RED JASPER re-issues

Action Replay 3.5/5 Anagramary 3.5/5 Angel Air 2012 Red Jasper were an English prog rock band who released several acclaimed yet low key albums in the late 80s and early 90s, and they are getting a decent reissue campaign here. … Continue reading

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HARD STUFF – Hard Stuff/Bolex Dementia

Angel Air (2012) More than a mere rock journeyman, late (2011) guitarist John du Cann connected fiery fretwork to balanced, considered composition and perfect stage poise to fine effect in a career that took in high points in Atomic Rooster and … Continue reading

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