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News: ANVIL, TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT, ALAN PARSONS (September 2021)

UFO – Shepherds Bush Empire, London, 4 April 2019

Abba release a new album ‘Voyage’ – their first in 40 years – on November 5. They have also announced a new live show, ‘Abba Voyage’, will open at the new 3,000 capacity Abba Arena in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park … Continue reading

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Album review: MEDICINE HEAD – Warriors Of Love

Medicine Head - Warriors of Love

Living Room Records [Release date 03.09.21] ‘Warriors of Love’ is a career high for Medicine Head founder member, British Lions and Box of Frog main man John Fiddler. And while the original Medicine Head featured Fiddler and Pete Hope Evans, … Continue reading

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Album review: FINNY McCONNELL – The Dark Streets Of Love

FINNY McCONNELL – The Dark Streets Of Love

Whiskey Devil Records [Release date 03.09.21] After 30 years of leading renowned Celtic punk rockers, The Mahones – who have released over 20 albums and shared stages with the Dropkick Murphys, Shane MacGowan, Stiff Little Fingers, Billy Bragg, The Buzzcocks, … Continue reading

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Quick plays: HAMISH HAWK, LANGAN FROST & WANE

Langan, Frost & Wane-Album

HAMISH HAWK Heavy Elevator Assai Recordings [Release date 17.09.21] Hamish Hawk is an Edinburgh-based songwriter who performs solo and as frontman of the New Outfit. Hamish Hawk possess a rich, warm baritone vocal, perfectly suited for the mellower moments like … Continue reading

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Album review: COLIN SCOT – Colin Scot

COLIN SCOT - Colin Scot

Esoteric/Cherry Red [Release date 30.7.21] It’s more than a little unfair that the late singer-songwriter Colin Scot’s 1971 debut seems to be regarded more for the myriad of guest musicians than for Scot’s own undoubted talent. Reissued on CD for … Continue reading

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News: VANGELIS, SLADE, GENESIS (August 2021)

JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR - O2 Ritz, Manchester, 17 March 2019

Bryan Adams has signed with BMG who will release his new album later this year. Elles Bailey has released a new single ‘Cheats & Liars’. It’s the first single from her third album ‘Shining in the Half Light’ which is due next … Continue reading

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Album review: BARENAKED LADIES – Detour de Force

BARENAKED LADIES - Detour de Force

Raisin’ Records [Release date 16.07.21] It has been four years since Barenaked Ladies released their excellent ‘Fake Nudes’ and like many artists it was started before the outbreak of the pandemic, which delayed its completion and has played havoc with … Continue reading

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Album review: DAVID CROSBY – For Free

DAVID CROSBY - For Free

BMG [Release date 23.07.21] David Crosby has been prolific as a recording artist, despite various health issues, and he is back with his fifth solo album since 2014. Joining Crosby on the record are Michael McDonald, Donald Fagen, Sarah Jarosz … Continue reading

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Quick plays: MURRAY McLAUCHLAN, SEAN CHAMBERS, MARK GERMINO

MURRAY McLAUCHLAN Hourglass

MURRAY McLAUCHLAN Hourglass True North Records [Release date 09.07.21] Folk and country artist Murray McLauchlin has been recording and touring since the early 70’s. In his native Canada he is an eleven-time Juno award winning artist, received the Order of … Continue reading

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News: ENVY OF NONE, HOOKERS & BLOW, TROY REDFERN (July 2021)

INGLORIOUS, 02 Academy, Oxford, 28 October 2019

Alcatrazz guitarist Joe Stump’s new solo instrumental record, ‘Diabolical Ferocity’, is due to be released on September 17 through Lion Music. Barclay James Harvest’s 1975 album, ‘Time Honoured Ghosts’, will be reissued in remastered and expanded form by Esoteric Recordings … Continue reading

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Album review: JOE DANKS – Seaspeak

JOE DANKS - Seaspeak

Website [Release date 09.07.21] Joe Danks may live in landlocked rural Derbyshire but the sound and smell of the sea and maritime images are locked firmly in his head. Danks found his ‘sea legs’ when he landed a year-long residency … Continue reading

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Album review: STEPHEN FOSTER & HOWLER – Southern

Stephen Foster & Howler - Southern

Thoroughbred Music [Release date 21.04.21] With a career spanning Americana, r&b, blues, rock, country, zydeco, gospel, folk and even electronica, Stephen Foster has plenty of scope to dive into his southern roots for an album full of swampy grooves, strong narratives, … Continue reading

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News: CARAVAN, DONNIE IRIS, DOWNLOAD (June 2021)

FIREWIND - Manchester Academy, 16 February 2017

Asking Alexandria have signed with Better Noise Music and have already started work on new music. Barenaked Ladies release their latest album ’Detour de Force’ on July 16. The Beach Boys will release a new five-CD box set, ‘Feel Flows — The … Continue reading

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Singles: NIGHT RANGER, PATRICK HEMER, VOODOO BLUE,

Night Ranger

NIGHT RANGER Breakout (Frontiers) A taster from the band’s 12th studio album, ‘ATBPO’ (And the Bands Played On), due out on August 6. It is a typical, upbeat rocker from Night Ranger with guitars to the fore and the band … Continue reading

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Album review: IAGO BANET – Iago Banet

Iago Banet - Iago Banet

Razor Edge Records [Release date 07.11.2o] Anglo-Spanish guitarist Iago Banet has all the right credentials for an acoustic guitarist. He’s Galician born (in the North West of Spain) and is equally at home on acoustic and electric guitar, though this … Continue reading

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News: SLIM CHANCE The Phoenix Tapes, track by track (May 2021)

slim chance the phoenix tapes

THE PHOENIX TAPES is a collection of fourteen previously unreleased tracks recorded by Slim Chance since its reincarnation some 10 years ago. Originally posted as a series on YouTube in the last part of 2020 to raise spirits in lockdown, … Continue reading

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Album review: GNOSS – The Light of the Moon

GNOSS - The Light of the Moon

www.gnossmusic.com [Release date 07.05.21] Gnoss originally formed as a duo in 2015 at Glasgow’s Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, consisting of Aidan Moodie (vocals, guitar) and Graham Rorie (fiddle, mandolin), before being joined by Connor Sinclair (flute, whistles) and Craig Baxter … Continue reading

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Quick plays: KATE VARGAS, TRICK OR TREAT, CRAIG CARDIFF

kate vargas for the wolfish & wandering

KATE VARGAS For the Wolfish & Wandering Bad Reputation This is Kate Vargas’s third album, released last year, and she has recently launched a Crowdfunding campaign to finance her next album. Her press bio has her down as a reformed … Continue reading

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News: ASIA, ANTHRAX, TOBY HITCHCOCK, GENESIS (May 2021)

Dream Theater - Manchester O2 Apollo, 13 February 2014

Alter Bridge plan to record their next album in 2022. Joan Armatrading’s new album ‘Consequences’ is released on June 18 via BMG. Asia are celebrating their 40th anniversary by releasing a 5CD boxset ‘The Reunion Albums: 2007 – 2012′ through … Continue reading

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Album review: HONEY AND THE BEAR – Journey Through The Roke

HONEY AND THE BEAR – Journey Through The Roke

www.honeyandthebear.co.uk [Release date 23.04.21] East Anglian-based duo Lucy and Jon Hart, performing as Honey and The Bear, return with their second album. Like many musicians, especially on the folk circuit, they would normally have spent a lot of the past … Continue reading

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Album review: AMY SPEACE & THE ORPHAN BRIGADE – There Used To Be Horses Here

AMY SPEACE & THE ORPHAN BRIGADE – There Used To Be Horses Here

Proper Records [Release date 30.04.21] This is a very personal album from Amy Speace as she looks back on a twelve-month span between her son’s first birthday and the loss of her father. The album’s lyrical themes cover childhood memories, … Continue reading

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News: POWERWOLF, TONY IOMMI, OPETH, TRIFECTA (April 2021)

Lee Aaron (pictured) will release her latest album, ‘Radio On!’, on July 23. Bellowhead release a live album, ‘Reassembled’, on June 18. This was recorded at the band’s one-off online reunion show last December. The Black Keys release a blues … Continue reading

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Book review: On track…LEVEL 42, AIMEE MANN (Every Album, Every Song)

On track...LEVEL 42 (Every Album, Every Song)

Sonicbond Publishing [Publication date 01.04.21] Level 42 were very much a band of the eighties – the decade of their greatest success – and  submerged their early brand of jazz rock fusion in a highly accessible blend of pop funk.  … Continue reading

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News: QUEEN, SABATON, ANGEL, RAMMSTEIN (March 2021)

Rammstein - DOWNLOAD, 10-12 June 2016

Rammstein (pictured) have been working on a new studio album during the current lockdown. No news as yet on a release date, title, etc. Alice Cooper has already announced plans for his next album. It will be recorded by his … Continue reading

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Album review: NOTHING CONCRETE – The Haberdasher’s Voyage

NOTHING CONCRETE – The Haberdasher’s Voyage

Round Flat Music [Release date 01.04.21] Nothing Concrete are a six-piece international band (featuring two French members, one English, one Scot, one Italian and one Belgian) is based in the countryside of the French Pyrenees- sometimes compared to Ronnie Lane’ … Continue reading

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