Tag Archives: Australia

Album review: SMOKING MARTHA – In Deep

SMOKING MARTHA - In Deep

Bad Reputation [Released date 25.05.18] I’ll say one thing for our cousins ‘down under’.  They like a bit of female fronted raunch ‘n’ roll.  And there’ve been some great bands over the years – stretching back as far as Cheetah … Continue reading

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Album review: SHADOWQUEEN – Living Madness

SHADOWQUEEN - Living Madness

[Release date 14.09.17] Shadowqueen, from Melbourne, Australia, caught our ears in 2013 with their debut album ‘Don’t Tell’.  Great vocals from Robbi Zana and piledriving riffs and an irresistible urgency characterised that debut and thankfully the band have retained all … Continue reading

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Gig review: ROB TOGNONI BAND/Salvation Jayne – Boom Boom Club, Sutton,15 April 2016

Rob Tognoni 1 - Paul Clampin

It would be surprising if the Australian rock-blueser Rob Tognoni still had a lot to say lyrically after nearly 40 years on the boards. And while his early recording career was much more song-driven, he now lets his guitar do … Continue reading

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Album review: GRANDHOUR – Bombs & Bullets

GRANDHOUR

Rock Hawk Records [27.11.15] Australia has produced some interesting bands recently, Shadowqueen and Kitchen Witch immediately come to mind.  Although bands like Palace Of The King and Tracer have followed the perhaps more predictable AC/DC lineage. The latest contenders – … Continue reading

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Album review: ONE THOUSAND YEARS – Get Your Rabbit’s Foot And Run

Arguably, the only two reasons you will ever have heard of Fremantle, Western Australia (population 25,000) are that AC/DC’s spiritual leader, Bon Scott, grew up there (in the sense that it was there that he got older, though perhaps not wiser) and … Continue reading

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Album review: TONK – Ruby Voodoo

MelodicRock Records [Release date 09.03.15] The first thing that hit me about Tonk is that how awful their name is! I remember Tonka toys…but Tonk…well according to Urban dictionary it is US customs slang for an illegal immigrant… Sorry we … Continue reading

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Single & EP reviews: BERLIN BREAKS, BLACK ACES, JUSTIN LERNER, FLIGHT 49

BERLIN BREAKS – Berlin Breaks EP Self Release   [Release date - Out now] Berlin Breaks are a brand new band from Salt lake City, Utah. According to their facebook page they were founded this year and, if so, it shows. … Continue reading

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EP review: CHASING LANA – In A World Of Disarray

Chasing Lana - In A World Of Disarray

Self Release    [Release date – out now] Chasing Lana are a four piece from Melbourne, Australia. They were formed in 2012 by Dave Cutting, singer/songwriter, and play regularly in their home town. This is their first EP with four tracks … Continue reading

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EP Review: TRIA MERA – Extinction

Tria Mera - Extinction

Self-release ( Release Date – out now) I have never been to Brisbane in Australia but I have always imagined it to be a happy, sunny place full of happy, sunny people, however after listening to this EP I am … Continue reading

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Single & EP reviews: WAKING UGLY, CHRIS ADAMS, VANITY RIOTS

Waking Ugly - Say Something Sweet

WAKING UGLY Say Something Sweet EP www.wakingugly.com If Kylie was going to make a ‘heavy metal’ album it would probably sound like this.  Girlie vocals, some decent rock guitar, but ultimately fairly shiny ‘pop’.  And that’s just what Waking Ugly, … Continue reading

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Album Review – LORD – Digital Lies

Dominus Records (Release date – out now) Lord started out life as Dungeon in the depths of the Australian outback. They relocated to Sydney and had a successful career, releasing 9 albums and finding an audience across Australia and beyond, … Continue reading

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Album review: SHADOWQUEEN – Don’t Tell

SHADOWQUEEN - Don

  Bad Reputation [Release date 13.05.13] I realised recently – and unplanned – that the first half-hour of my weekly radio show was made up of several Aussie acts, including Tracer and original AC/DC vocalist Dave Evans.  Along with bands … Continue reading

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