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Album review: BARENAKED LADIES – Fake Nudes

UMC [Release date 17.11.17] Barenaked Ladies, a band you have to be careful when Googling particularly with this latest album title… Barenaked Ladies have deservedly won many awards in their native Canada – 8 Juno awards to date – for their harmony filled pop songs, … Continue reading

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Quick plays: BLUE ROSE CODE, AUTOBAHN

BLUE ROSE CODE The Water Of Leith Navigator Records [Release date 27.10.17] Blue Rose Code is in fact singer songwriter Ross Wilson and he has already gained an impressive set of fans including actors Denis Lawson and Ewan McGregor, along … Continue reading

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Quick plays: INGER LORRE, LUKE GASSET, VINCE RIPPER AND THE RODENT SHOW

INGER LORRE Live at The Viper Room Cargo Records [Release date 04.08.17] Part grunge, punk ethic and totally unique, Inger Lorre is still as beautifully eccentric as she was back in the day s of The Nymphs. “Live at The … Continue reading

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Quick plays: WHITEWOODS ROCK, SYTERIA, THE NIGHTS

WHITEWOODS ROCK Whitewoods Rock hail from Denmark and are a four piece consisting of Michael Torp (bass), Jonas Abildgaard (guitar/vocal), Mikkel S. Petersen (guitar) and Jacob Abildgaard (drums). They have a sound reminiscent of R.E.M. circa their ‘Green’ album, particularly … Continue reading

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Quick plays: WILL LUDFORD, DAUDI MATSIKO

WILL LUDFORD Addicted

WILL LUDFORD Addicted Big Buzzard Songs Blues guitarist Will Ludford has worked in the past with Joe Meek, met George Harrison and jammed with Jimi Hendrix – not a bad musical CV! ‘Addicted’ has a distinctive 60′s feel to the music, … Continue reading

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EP reviews: THE LOFT CLUB, DIG DEEPER, GOODWOOD ATOMS

THE LOFT CLUB Heart’s Desire www.facebook.com/theloftclubband The Loft Club released this EP back in October 2016 and have had big success on Spotify with a Niklas Ibach dance remix of the EP’s title track. Their sound recalls greats like the … Continue reading

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Quick plays: ADRENALINE RUSH, BLOOD COMMAND, LIGHT FREEDOM REVIVAL

ADRENALINE RUSH Soul Survivor

ADRENALINE RUSH Soul Survivor Frontiers [Release date 21.04.17] Album number two from Adrenaline Rush, the band built around former pop singer Tave Wanning. The band have undergone a couple of line-up changes with Sam Soderlindh (lead guitar) and Joel Fox (bass) … Continue reading

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Quick plays: THE WEEKS, ABEL RAISE THE CAIN, HAPPYNESS

THE WEEKS - Easy

 THE WEEKS Easy Lightning Rod Records [Release date 07.04.17] The Weeks have been around since 2006 and they consist of Cyle Barnes (vocals), Samuel Williams (guitar/vocals), Cain Barnes (drums) and Damien Bone (bass). They have toured with the likes of Kings Of Leon … Continue reading

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EP review: FRAGILE THINGS, THOSE WHO KNEW

Fragile Things - Broken Sun

FRAGILE THINGS Broken Sun www.fragilethingsoffical.com Release date [17.02.17] Hailing from Milton Keynes, this four piece band consist of Richie Hevanz (vocals), Mark Hanlon (guitars), Steve Lathwell (bass) and Hugo Bowman (drums). Vocalist Richie Hevanz you may recall from Heaven’s Basement, … Continue reading

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Interview: SOME VELVET MORNING

GRTR!’s Dave Atkinson catches up with indie/alternative power trio Some Velvet Morning ahead of their upcoming headline gig at London’s iconic Scala venue next month. Desmond Lambert (vocals & guitar), Gavin Lambert (bass & vocals) and Rob Flanagan (drums) field … Continue reading

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Quick plays: CLAP YOUR HEADS SAY YEAH, MINUS THE BEAR

CLAP YOUR HANDS SAY YEAH - The Tourist

CLAP YOUR HANDS SAY YEAH The Tourist [Release date 24.02.17] Clap Your Hands Say Yeah (CYHSY) are the brainchild of Alec Ounsworth, who writes and composes all the music, although he used a bass and drummer for the album, playing … Continue reading

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Album review: HEAT – Overnight

HEAT - Overnight

Topshelf Records [Release date 20.01.17] https://heatband.bandcamp.com/album/overnight We all have bands that we love. Sometimes we even love bands enough to wish that there were more bands that sound like the one we love. However, as soon as a new band … Continue reading

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Album review: THE MOLOCHS – America’s Velvet Glory

Innovative Leisure Records Release date 13.01.17] Let’s say you are relaxing on your back porch in your favourite soft chair. Overlooking the shimmering ocean. Bathed in warm afternoon sunshine. Probably in Southern California. The sky is starting to turn a … Continue reading

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Single & EP reviews: RED CAIN, MICHAEL ARMSTRONG, BLINK

Red Cain

RED CAIN [Release date 25.11.16] Hailing from Alberta, Canada Red Cain consist of Evgeniy Zayarny (vocals), Nik Ryzhenkov (guitar), Rogan McAndrews (bass), William Lancaster (synths/orchestration) and Samuel Royce (drums). This is a self-released EP and of very good standard it … Continue reading

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Album review: FEEDER – All Bright Electric

Cooking Vinyl [Release date 07.10.16] Feeder are back after a four year break and signed to a new label, Cooking Vinyl, who certainly have an impressive roster with the likes of the Cult, Embrace, HIM and Gary Numan amongst others. … Continue reading

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Quick plays: FIELD MOUSE, THE AMAZING

FIELD MOUSE - Episodic

FIELD MOUSE – Episodic US band who expanded from a two-piece that made the debut album, ‘Hold Still Life’, to this album’s line-up of Rachel Browne (vocals/guitar), Andrew Futral (guitar), Saysha Heinzman (bass), Tim McCoy (drums) and Zoë Browne (synth/Rhodes/vocals). … Continue reading

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Quick plays: BREAD OVER BOMBS, GONE DEAD TRAIN, THE MIRROR TRAP

Bread Over Bombs

BREAD OVER BOMBS www.breadoverbombs.org Interesting backstory to this band from Los Angeles in that they put the profits of the band’s music into providing food for food banks. They have to date provided over 10,000 meals for people via the … Continue reading

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Quick plays: HORSE PARTY, ELIZA NEALS, CHRISTA COUTURE

Horse Party - Horizons

HORSE PARTY Horizons REPEAT Records [Release date 01.04.16] Bury St Edmunds three-piece rockers, fronted by guitarist/singer Ellie Langley have been getting plenty of plaudits over the past 12 months from the likes of 6music, Radio One, and Radio X. Formed … Continue reading

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Album review: THE DUNWELLS – Light Up The Sky

THE DUNWELLS - Light Up The Sky

Concord Records [Release date 26.02.16] The Dunwells debut album ‘Blind Sighted Faith’ is a firm favourite in my collection and there has been high anticipation for this follow-up. It has been a few years in the making, with the band … Continue reading

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Album review: THE WONDER STUFF – 30 Goes Around The Sun

THE WONDER STUFF - 30 Goes Around The Sun

IRL records [Release date 19.03.16] This is the Wonder Stuff’s eighth studio album and the album’s title refers to the bands thirtieth year. Vocalist/guitarist Miles Hunt is the sole original member (and his uncle Bill was a member of both … Continue reading

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