Tag Archives: folk

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

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

Wind Bone Records/Proper Music [Release date 30.04.21] This is a very personal album from Any 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 … Continue reading

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

Lee Aaron will release her latest album, ‘Radio On!’, on June 18. Chicago’s 1971 album ‘Chicago Live At Carnegie Hall’ gets a 19CD set, 50th anniversary release on July 9. Focus release ‘Focus 50′, a 3CD/Blu-Ray package released on April … 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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Album review: MAGGIE E ROGERS – No Going Back

Maggie E Rogers - No Going Back

Self release [Release date 09.03.21] Maggie E Rogers’ ‘No Going Back’ is both a pleasant surprise and absolute delight. It’s a surprise simply because it’s a vast improvement on her previous album in terms of material, performance, and above all … Continue reading

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Album review: NINEBARROW – A Pocket Full Of Acorns

NINEBARROW – A Pocket Full Of Acorns

www.ninebarrow.co.uk [Release date 05.03.21] Ninebarrow – the duo of Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchardiere – were planning to carry on their impressive and relentless series of gigs up and down the country last year. Of course the pandemic put paid … Continue reading

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Book review: OFF THE CHARTS by KAT GOLDMAN

Off The Charts

  Sutherland House [Publication date 09.02.21] Canadian singer songwriter Kat Goldman has made four critically acclaimed albums and her songs have been covered by Grammy-nominated band, The Duhks, Dar Williams, among many others. I will be honest I had not … Continue reading

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Album review: MILTON HIDE – Temperature’s Rising

MILTON HIDE – Temperature’s Rising

www.miltonhide.com [Release date 05.03.21] Milton Hide emerged out of the East Sussex open mic and folk club circuit five years ago, where the acoustic duo picked up many plaudits for their debut EP, ‘Little Fish’, released in 2018. Now husband … Continue reading

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News: CHEAP TRICK, FM, LEAGUE OF LIGHTS (February 2021)

IAN ANDERSON (JETHRO TULL) - The Lowry, Salford, 14 September 2015

Cheap Trick release their new album ‘In Another World’ on April 9 via BMG. Sweet Oblivion featuring Geoff Tate release their second album ‘Relentless’ on April 9 via Frontiers. FM release a double live album ‘Tough It Out Live’ on … Continue reading

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Album review: LUCERO – When You Found Me

LUCERO – When You Found Me

Thirty Tigers [Release date 29.01.21] Lucero’s last album, 2018’s ‘Among The Ghosts’, was a real treat and new discovery to this reviewer. Lucero have reunited once more with Grammy Award winning producer Matt Ross-Spang (Jason Isbell, Margo Price, Drive-by Truckers) … Continue reading

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Album review: THE CHARLIE DANIELS BAND – Live At The Nassau Coliseum, May 4 1979

THE CHARLIE DANIELS BAND - Live At The Nassau Coliseum, May 4 1979

Floating World Singer, songwriter, guitarist and violinist Charlie Daniels, who sadly left us last year, was a pioneer in that he brought together country, blues, bluegrass, rhythm’n’blues and southern rock. A kind of centre point, it’s not until you listen … Continue reading

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News: FOO FIGHTERS, RAINBREAKERS, KISS, JOHN SYKES (January 2021)

HEART – O2 Apollo, Manchester, 30 June 2016

Foo Fighters have released a new song ‘No Son Of Mine’ taken from their upcoming album ‘Medicine at Midnight’, out February 5 on Roswell Records/Columbia Records. John Sykes (ex-Blue Murder, Whitesnake) released a new song ‘Dawning Of A Brand New … Continue reading

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Album review: RONAN FURLONG – The King Of Leaves

Ronan Furlong - The King Of Leaves

Thoroughbred Music [Release date 20.11.20] Ronan Furlong’s ‘The King Of Leaves’ is an essential jagged-edged, genre bending, Celtic tinged roots rocking album of the highest order. It’s shot through with unrelenting intensity, yet understated swagger. And there’s enough musical diversity, … Continue reading

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News: UK Rock and Music FESTIVALS in 2021

Bearded Theory Festival

Compiled by Jason Ritchie All dates are subject to the coronavirus pandemic restrictions. Please check artist and venue websites for latest information. Your festival not listed? Contact us! 2021 Tour Dates (UK and Ireland) 2021 Tour Dates (Europe, USA, ROW) You can see … Continue reading

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News – NEAL SCHON, HEART, MAGNUM, THE DARKNESS (December 2020)

Journey’s Neal Schon (pictured) releases his new album ‘Universe’ this month. Dream Theater have started work on their new album. In the meantime they have released a seasonal medly ‘The Holiday Spirit Carries On’, available for download at dreamtheaterofficial.bandcamp.com Magnum … Continue reading

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Album review: GRYPHON – Get Out Of My Father’s Car!

GRYPHON - Get Out Of My Father's Car!

Talking Elephant/Gryphon [Release date 20.11.20] Gryphon will always occupy a small but significant place in my musical heritage.  Coinciding with my interest in (and performance of) early music, in the early 1970s they became a cross-genre novelty act.  And with … Continue reading

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Album review: RICH YOUNG – Nonsense of the Heart

RICH YOUNG - Nonsense of the Heart

North Star Music [04.09.20] We often miss the big picture whilst staring directly at one aspect. In that way we may see a particularly bright colour whilst failing to notice the multitude of hues that also make up the rest … Continue reading

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EP review: BLACKMORE’S NIGHT – Here We Come A-Caroling

Blackmore's Night

Edel/EarMUSIC [Release date 04.12.20] Blackmore’s Night have been around since 1997, founded by Ritchie Blackmore and Candice Night to stage their mutual love for traditional medieval and folk-rock music. This seasonal EP is released ahead of the band’s next album … Continue reading

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Album review: MARK VICKNESS – Interconnected

MARK VICKNESS - Interconnected

www.markvickness.com [Release date 15.09.20] Mark Vickness is a classically trained guitarist but has also worked in jazz and fusion genres.  He freely mixes world flavours with classical/acoustic/rock.  On ‘Interconnected’ he is joined by some talented collaborators such as the Grammy … Continue reading

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Album review: MARTIN SIMPSON – Home Recordings

MARTIN SIMPSON – Home Recordings

Topic Records [Release date 13.11.20] Martin Simpson’s next album was going to be a live one but the first lockdown put paid to all that. Unable to play to audiences (he can average over 100 gigs a year) or go … Continue reading

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Album review: ADAM’S CURSE – What The Ancients Knew About Us

ADAM’S CURSE - What The Ancients Knew About Us

In this audio showcase, first broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Bat Kinane talks us through his musical influences, his musical journey, and featuring his new band Adam’s Curse. Bad Reputation [Release date 10.11.20] Adam’s Curse is a new … Continue reading

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Rising Stars: THE BEAUTY OF GEMINA

THE BEAUTY OF GEMINA

Swiss band The Beauty Of Gemina have just released their second UK single ‘A Night Like This’ , taken from their forthcoming album ‘Skeleton Dreams’. Frontman Michael Sele tells us more about the band and their music… Can you describe … Continue reading

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