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Gig review – BLACK STAR RIDERS – Queens Hall, Edinburgh, 9 November 2017

BLACK STAR RIDERS - Queens Hall, Edinburgh, 9 November 2017

During tonight’s gig Black Star Riders frontman Ricky Warwick took time out during the show to remind us that the band have now been a around for five years. In that time a few members have come and gone and … Continue reading

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Album review: BLUES PILLS – Lady In Gold

BLUES PILLS - Lady In Gold

Nuclear Blast [Release date 05.08.16] Second album by Blues Pills who received rave reviews for their debut album. The band’s main focus are the wonderfully soulful vocals of Ellin Larsson. Listen to the ballad ‘I Felt A Change’ and the … Continue reading

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Gig review: STEELHOUSE FESTIVAL – Ebbw Vale, South Wales, 23 July 2016 (Day 1)

STEELHOUSE FESTIVAL - Ebbw Vale, South Wales, 23 July 2016

As a founding fan from the very first event where a couple of hundred people showed, I have been fortunate to see Steelhouse grow year on year.  Along with many others I heard the rumours almost every year that Thunder … Continue reading

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Single & EP reviews: KITCHEN WITCH, SHIRAZ LANE, NAT2RAL BORN KILLERS

KITCHEN WITCH  - Trouble

KITCHEN WITCH  Trouble EP [Release date 31.10.15] https://kitchenwitch.bandcamp.com/album/trouble-ep First glance at the retro art nouveau sleeve for the debut release from Aussie female fronted rockers Kitchen Witch, with its topless female form, the immediate first thought is – is this … Continue reading

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Gig review: RAMBLIN’ MAN FESTIVAL Day 2 – Mote Park, Maidstone, 26 July 2015

Marillion - RAMBLIN

Photo by Paul Rodgers With a weather forecast that had Noah on standby, hammer in hand, our intrepid trio of Andy Nathan, Yiannis Stefanis and Paul Rodgers returned to Mote Park for day two of the Ramblin’ Man Festival and … Continue reading

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Gig review: DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL – DAY 1,12 June 2015

DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL – DAY 1,12 June 2015

5am. Not the most rock ‘n’ roll of hours to rise on a Friday morning but when you have a 311 mile journey to the spiritual home of all things metal these sacrifices have to be made. What I do … Continue reading

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Gig review: BLUES PILLS – Islington Academy, London, 22 April 2015

BLUES PILLS - Islington Academy, London, 22 April 2015

The latest in the seemingly endless line of classic rock revivalists, a big buzz has emerged around Blues Pills. In their short career they have topped many end of year polls, including being GRTR!’s own tip for 2015. Then on … Continue reading

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Gig review: RIVAL SONS – The Ritz, Manchester, 11 December 2014

RIVAL SONS - The Ritz, Manchester, 11 December 2014

Rival Sons: are these guys the new Kings of Cool?  They certainly put an essence of style back into rock music and show that it’s not all battered denim and leather as they stroll onto the stage suited and booted … Continue reading

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Album review: MOJO MAKERS – Devils Hands

Mojo Makers - Devils Hands

        Hypertension Music   [Release Date: 10.10.14] ‘Devils Hands’ is a successful lo-fi, ‘live in the studio’ attempt to capture an essential bluesy feel and soulful vibe. The album comprises 11 impressive tracks steeped in a retro … Continue reading

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Gig review: HARD ROCK HELL 8 – Pwllheli, 15 November 2014

HARD ROCK HELL 8 - Pwllheli, 15 November 2014

Simon Dunkerley writes: I hadn’t seen opening act MORE play for 33 years.  In fact the last time was at Monster Of Rock – the original Download before all the hype took over and turned it into the money making … Continue reading

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Album review: BLUES PILLS – Blues Pills

BLUES PILLS – Blues Pills

Nuclear Blast – Out Now. Retro Rock is currently the flavour of choice and no other country in the world has embraced and best represented the sound of 70s Rock than Sweden – the very Scandinavian nation that brought us, … Continue reading

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Gig review: BLUES PILLS/THE VINTAGE CARAVAN/BLACK WOLF – The Dome, London, 18 November 2014

Blues Pills - Shepherds Bush Empire, London, 18 November 2014

And suddenly everything is 1971 again, from the three long-hair bands and their similar looking audience, to a stage full of Orange amps, virtuoso bass players, screaming guitarists, wah-wah pedals, the smell of patchouli and psychedelic posters. Blues is alive … Continue reading

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