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Album review: THE PASS OUTS – Dead Technology

The Pass Outs - Dead Technology

Self release [Release date 06.06.14] The Pass Outs hail from Mebourne in Australia, where they have built up a following strong enough to sell out a 250 capacity venue on the launch of their debut album ‘Dead Technology’. A loosely … Continue reading

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Book review: NIRVANA FAQ by John D Luerssen

Nirvana FAQ -All that

Backbeat Books [Publication date 22.05.14] Written by award winning author John D Luerssen, who has written for the likes of Rolling Stone, Billboard and Spinner, “Nirvana FAQ-All that’s left to know about the most important band of the 1990′s” is … Continue reading

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Gig review: NEIL YOUNG AND CRAZY HORSE, British Summer Time Festival, Hyde Park, 12 July 2014

Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Hyde Park, 12 July 2014

How typical of the idiosyncratic, sometimes curmudgeonly, always unique Neil Young to amble on stage and effectively jam for five minutes with his band before turning to the audience and uttering his first lyric. Trends ebb and flow, fashions swell … Continue reading

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Album review: AUDIO NATION – Wait It Out

Audio Nation - Wait It Out

Self Release  [Release date -  Out now] Audio Nation was founded in 2012 in Reykjavik, Iceland (one of my old haunts) by Gulli Falk and Gisli. They cite influences from Alice in Chains and Rush among others. ‘Wait It Out’ … 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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Album review: ATOM STRANGE – The Lost Cosmonauts

ATOM STRANGE – The Lost Cosmonauts

        RayGun Records [Release date 01.10.13] Welcome to Atom Strange’s world of ‘Hi-Fi Sci-Fi’ where ‘substance, groove, depth and style’ prevail in multi genre format that is rooted in hard rock but pulls towards AOR, metal, prog … Continue reading

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Album review: SKOOKUM – Pleasure Cruz

SKOOKUM – Pleasure Cruz

        Fugly Music Release date [12.11.13] According to which sources you use, Skookum means big, tough, fearsome and swift’, or simply durable and even excellent!It’s also a common place name in British Columbia, and Skookum the Vancouver … Continue reading

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Album review: GRACE SOLERO – Hundred Years Apart

Wohone Records [Release Date: 30.09.13] Startling Italian vocalist Grace Solero lends her name to an international band whose second album ‘Hundred Years Apart’ is full of full of passionate vocals, poetic lyrics, crashing chords and steely riffs. It’s a thinly … Continue reading

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Album review: SOIL – Whole

SOIL - Whole

AFM Records [Release date 19.08.13] Soil – or should that be SOiL – have been with us for a while now as their major label debut album Scars was released back in 2001. The band hail from Texas and are … Continue reading

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Quick plays: GAVIN ROSSDALE – Wanderlust, INSTITUTE – Distort Yourself

Gavin Rossdale - Wanderlust

GAVIN ROSSDALE – Wanderlust earMUSIC [Release date: 01.07.13] English-born Gavin Rossdale is perhaps best known now for fronting Bush, but back in 2008 he released his debut solo album Wanderlust.  Highly accessible, it produced some chart success in the States … Continue reading

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Album review: TRACER – El Pistolero

Mascot Records [Release date: 06.05.13] Take one young retro sounding Australian band and send them to Europe to make a splash and build up a following. Sign them to a Dutch label and then record them in LA under the wing … Continue reading

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“Entertain Us- The Rise of Nirvana” by G Gaar

Jawbone Even if you are not a fan of Nirvana, you will be aware of how their story ended- band gets huge, singer doesn’t like that, has mad wife, shoots himself (or did he?!!), becomes a saint like figure for … Continue reading

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