Tag Archives: Quick Plays

Quick plays: THE GRISWOLDS, MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY, THE UGLY GUYS, LOTTA LENE

THE GRISWOLDS - Be Impressive

THE GRISWOLDS – Be Impressive Wind Up Records www.wearethegriswolds.com [Release date 25.05.15] Australian four piece the Griswolds (named after the family in National Lampoon’s Family Vacation) are one for those who like a little bit of synth led indie pop. … Continue reading

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Quick plays: THE GENTLE STORM, WINDSOR DRIVE, FINLAY MORTON

THE GENTLE STORM – The Diary Inside Out www.insideout.de [Released 23.03.15] A new name but a very experienced duo behind the name, namely Arjen Lucassen of Ayreon fame and Anneke van Giersbergen, the former Gathering vocalist and last seen on … Continue reading

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Quick plays: THE BARNUM MESERVE, KINGNALDO

The Barnum Meserve - The Barnum Meserve

THE BARNUM MESERVE – S/t www. facebook.com/thebarnummeserve [Released 06.04.15] Three piece from Nottingham consisting of Leon Wiley (vocals/paino), Paul Moss Pearce (drums) and Dylan Griffiths (bass), the PR blurb name checks Nine Inch Nails, Arcade Fire and Soundgarden as musical … Continue reading

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Quick plays: ANDREW COMBS, MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

Andrew Combs - All These Dreams

ANDREW COMBS – All These Dreams www.andrewcomsmusic.com [Released 26.01.15] This is the second album from Nashville based singer-songwriter Andrew Combs. As you would expect being based in Nashville there is a little country in the musical flavours on offer, along … Continue reading

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Quick plays: ASTRA, DEAD END HEROES, ROXIE 77, THE GHOST WOLVES

ASTRA – Broken Balance Scarlet Records [Released 15.04.14] Progressive metallers Astra  return on the scene with their third album with their last album being 2009′s ‘From Within’ (Lion Music). The  band are centered around keyboard wizard Emanuele Casali (DGM) although … Continue reading

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Quick Plays: HUMBUCKER, DIESEL, MORNING DWELL, AZORIA

DIESEL – Into The Fire Escape Music www.escape-music.com [Out now] Diesel is a new, British rock outfit touted to play solid traditional rock in the manner of Bad Company, with firm roots in the classic vein of British hard Rock … Continue reading

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Quick plays: KJETIL BY featuring ROBIN BECK,LEXIE GREEN, JON ALLEN

Kjetil By -feat. ROBIN BECK - Better Days

KJETIL BY featuring ROBIN BECK – Better Days www.kjetilby.com This is the fourth solo album from Norwegian guitarist Kjetil and the songs on this album are all co-written with Claudia Scott. His biggest coup is enlisting the help of Robin … Continue reading

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Quick plays: DIO, HEAVEN RAIN, OLIVA, VANDROYA, EVILYN STRANGE

Nick van der Meulen gives us a run through new releases from Heaven Rain, Giunitini Project, Oliva, Vandroya, Evelyn Strange and another Dio reissue… HEAVEN RAIN – Second Sun Music Buy Mail Another slipped through my fingers: this album was released … Continue reading

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Quick Plays: THE FINEST HOUR, LANA LANE

THE FINEST HOUR – These Are The Good Old Days Released 1st October Debut band from a band hailing from Lincolnshire, who cover a fair few musical bases as they try and find their own sound. You’ve got the ska … Continue reading

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Quick Plays: SHADOWS CHASING GHOSTS, CHASING DRAGONS, OCTOBER SKY, THE DUEL, FRAZE GANG

Fraze Gang – Fraze Gang 2 (Bongo beat ) Unsurprisingly, this is Fraze Gang’s second album, the first was released back in 2008. This Canadian rock collective were formed around the nucleus of vocalist/ guitarist Greg Fraser and bassist Stevie … Continue reading

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