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Album review: FIVE GRAND STEREO – Sex & Money

Five Grand Stereo [Release date 26.01.18] Five Grand Stereo are Chris Singleton (vocals/guitar/piano), Jane Fraser (vocals), Stelios Kalisperides (guitar), Michael Kirkland (sax/synths), Zane Maertens (bass) and Ben Woollacott (drums). Chris Singleton has of course released a series of excellent pop/rock … Continue reading

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Album review: THE BAD FLOWERS – Starting Gun

THE BAD FLOWERS - Starting Gun

Pete Feenstra chatted to Tom Leighton for his Feature show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio (January 2018) [Release date 16.02.17] The Bad Flowers - Tom Leighton (guitar/vocals), Dale Tonks (bass/vocals) and Karl Selickis (drums) – released a damn fine single … Continue reading

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Album review: BIGFOOT

BIGFOOT

Frontiers [Release date 13.10.17] Bigfoot are a five piece hailing from Wigan, not the natural home of the Bigfoot beast but one that houses this band who have a penchant for classy hard rock. The line-up consists of vocalist Anthony Ellis, guitarists … Continue reading

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Album review: WICKED STONE- Ain’t No Rest

WICKED STONE- Ain’t No Rest

[Release date 07.10.17] Formed in 2015, Wicked Stone are a British five-piece hard rock metal band, citing influences such as Guns n Roses, Alter Bridge and Black Stone Cherry.  ‘Ain’t No Rest’ is band’s debut album from Wicked Stone. The … Continue reading

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Album review: THE AMORETTES – Haulin’ Ass

THE AMORETTES – Haulin’ Ass

[Release date 16.06.17] This is exactly what happens when testosterone bleeds across gender boundaries – three gal-rockers from Edinburgh, cunningly calling themselves The Amorettes – a cutesy name which suggests a motown-era backing group type deal….which they definitely ain’t !! … Continue reading

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Album review: GALACTIC EMPIRE – S/T

Galactic Empire

Rise Records [Release date 03.02.17] Galactic Empire caused a stir last year on YouTube with their version of the ‘Main Theme’ from ‘Star Wars’ – currently over 3m views and counting. Now they unleash a full album of their versions of … Continue reading

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Album review: JON BODEN – Painted Lady

Navigator Records [Release date 30.9.16] Jon Boden was the frontman and fiddle player for Bellowhead who called it a day in May this year. This album was his debut solo album and was originally released back in 2006. Navigator Records … Continue reading

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EP review: IMPAVIDUS – s/t

www.impavidus.bandcamp.com/releases [Release date 27.1.16] Manchester born Impavidus are currently tearing venues all around the UK apart and their newly released EP is the damning evidence. Formed from members of both My Wooden Pillow and Driven Apart, Impavidus provide a cutting … Continue reading

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EP review and interview: DOLL SKIN – In Your Face

EMP Records (EP) There is no doubt that 2015 has been a great year for new music and ending the year on a high note is Doll Skin. Produced by Megadeth bassist David Ellefson, and released on his EMP Records … Continue reading

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Album review: RADIO EXILE – Radio Exile

AOR Heaven [Released 6.11.15] And now for something not Swedish….proper American classic melodic rock fare, best served loud and with beer, Radio Exile’s debut, self-titled album. The tune-smithery (is that a word?) is, in parts, reminiscent of Ritchie Kotzen’s Winery … Continue reading

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Album review: THE TOI – Water Into Wine

The Toi - Water Into Wine

Sushi Roll [Released 02.03.15] Glaswegian three piece rock band the Toi consist of Pol Healy (vocals/guitar), Andy Carr (bass/guitar/vocals) and Stevie Mclay (drums/vocals). They also have Dan Hawkins of the Darkness involved in helping out on the arrangements along with … Continue reading

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Album review: AMMUNITION – Shanghaied

Ammunition Shanghaied

AOR Heaven [Released 26.01.15] Wig Wam may sadly be no more, but the band’s ex-members are certainly busy with guitarist Trond Holter teaming up with Jorn Lande on their rather good ‘Dracula’ themed album and now vocalist Åge Sten Nilsen … Continue reading

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Album review: REVOLUTION SAINTS – S/t

Revolution Saints

Frontiers Records [Released 20.02.15] Another project put together by Frontiers, this time featuring Journey’s drummer Deen Castronova, Night Ranger’s Jack Blades and former Whitesnake guitarist Doug Aldrich. Add to this superstar trio Frontiers ‘go to’ man for melodic rock projects … Continue reading

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Album review: MASSIVE – Full Throttle

Massive - Full Throttle

Earache Records  [Release date: 21.07.14] Melbourne, Australia appears to be a hotbed of rock at the moment with more bands appearing from the city every month. One of the best to emerge are Massive who have taken a smattering of … Continue reading

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