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Album review: OVERLAND – Scandalous

OVERLAND - Scandalous

Escape Music [Release date 18.09.20] FM vocalist Steve Overland returns with a new album, aided by Tommy Denander, along with Brian Anthony (bass, piano, Hammond) and drummer Brian Tichy (Foreigner, Whitesnake, Dead Daisies et al). The album’s contrasting styles can … Continue reading

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Album review: BIG COUNTRY – Out Beyond The River, The Compulsion Years Anthology

BIG COUNTRY – Out Beyond The River, The Compulsion Years Anthology

Cherry Red [Release date 25.09.20] The late great Stuart Adamson and his band, Big Country, made an indelible musical mark on UK popular culture. Their history is well documented. This anthology focuses on a very narrow, but hugely fertile period … Continue reading

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Book review: On track…MIKE OLDFIELD (Every album, every song) – Ryan Yard

On track…MIKE OLDFIELD (Every album, every song) – Ryan Yard

Sonicbond Publishing [Publication date 18.09.20] As Ryan Ward suggests in this survey of Mike Oldfield’s music, his calling card Tubular Bells – in 1973 – defined him and was never surpassed.  He was only 20.  Those of a certain age … Continue reading

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EP review: GALLOWS CIRCUS – II

GALLOWS CIRCUS - EP II

Facebook [Release date 25.09.20] Kent based Gallows Circus are a relatively new band, having formed in 2016. The line-up consist of vocalist Ian Day, bassist Richard Tunbridge, guitarist Ben Attwood and drummer Steve Kitchener. Six songs on the EP, although … Continue reading

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Album review: FORNDOM – Fapir

FORNDOM – Fapir

Nordvis Produktion [Release date 03.04.20] A new genre has been created: Viking Chill-out and Forndom is the King. Skillfully mixing the best of Icelandic bands like Sigur Ros along with traditional Scandinavian folk, this Swedish artist brings a stunning world … Continue reading

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Album review: BILLY WALTON – Dark Hour

Billy Walton - Dark Hour

Harmonized Records [Release date 04.09.20] ‘Dark Hour’ is a ground-breaking album for the Billy Walton Band. It kicks like a mule but also searches for soulful subtly. ‘Dark Hour’ also finds a meaningful role for the band’s horn section, beyond … Continue reading

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Album review: JACKIE MCAULEY– The Cherryvale Files

Jackie McAulay - The Cherryvale Files

Red Button Records [Release date 21.02.20] ‘The Cherryvale’ Files is Jackie McAuley’s first album for about 4 years and though it’s an introspective aggregation of songs rather than a full-blown album, it’s been worth the wait. The former Them, Belfast … Continue reading

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Album review: ERROL LINTON – No Entry

ERROL LINTON – No Entry

Bra$$dog Records [Release date 02.10.20] Normally our blues maestro Pete Feenstra would be waxing lyrical I am sure on this release, however I like a little traditional blues now and then, something Errol Linton is steeped in. Errol has releases … Continue reading

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Single reviews: CONSTANT FOLLOWER, ARCADIAN TEMPLE

CONSTANT FOLLOWER - Set Aside Some Time

CONSTANT FOLLOWER – Set Aside Some Time Sometimes, if you’re really lucky, you’ll stumble across a band that will truly make your heart swell and your life better. Constant Follower are one such band. Changing greys to multi coloured pastel … Continue reading

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Album review: SLADE – Come On Feel The Hitz: The Best Of Slade

SLADE - Come On Feel The Hitz

BMG [Release date 25.09.20] You have to love Slade – one of Britain’s finest hit makers during the 70s and were strongly associated with the glam rock and hard rock scenes. But with a unique frontman (and one of the … Continue reading

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Album review: KAT RIGGINS – Cry Out

Kat Riggins - Cry Out

Gulf Coast Records [Release date 14.08.20] ‘Cry Out’ is a high energy album full of heartfelt lyrics, stylistic diversity and booming arrangements that gives Kat Riggins the best possible context for her gritty and soulful vocals. The album’s arts work … Continue reading

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Album review: TRAPEZE – The Box Sets

TRAPEZE - Medusa

Cherry Red (Release date 18/09/20) The talented trio at the core of Trapeze, Mel Galley, Glenn Hughes and Dave Holland, progressively elevated the band’s unique brand of hard/funk rock, constantly overhauling their own template during that lineup’s short lifespan (1970-73). … Continue reading

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Album review: SOUTH OF SALEM – The Sinner Takes It All

SOUTH OF SALEM – The Sinner Takes It All

Indie [Release date 25.09.20] South Of Salem hail from Bournemouth, consisting of vocalist Joey, guitarist Fish and Kodi, bassist Dee and drummer Pip. You can get some idea of the band’s music with the choice of producer Scott Atkins, who … Continue reading

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Album review: AYREON – Transitus

AYREON - Transitus

Music Theories Recordings [Release date 25.09.20] Ayreon’s latest album comes complete with the book and vinyl offerings accompanied by a 28 page graphic novel illustrated by Felix Vega. It’ll see Arjen Lucassen, Dutch songwriter, singer, musician and record producer, tackle … Continue reading

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Album review: LOUISIANA’S LE ROUX – One Of Those Days

Louisiana Le Roux - One Of Those Days

Gulf Coast [Release date 24.07.20] In keeping with the gumbo tradition of Louisiana cuisine, Louisiana Hall Of Fame inductees Le Roux’s brand new album ‘One Of Those Days’ is a musical hotch-potch of all that’s good about Louisiana roots music and … Continue reading

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Album review: EDDIE & THE HOT RODS – New York Live

EDDIE & THE HOT RODS - New York Live

Angel Air Records [Release date 21.08.20] This album is the last official live recording for the band with Barry Masters on vocals. Barry was a fixture in the Hot Rods from the beginning back in 1975 and until his death … Continue reading

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Album review: THE CHRIS BEVINGTON ORGANISATION – Sand & Stone

The Chris Bevington Organisation - Sand & Stone

Self release  [Release date 18.07.20] The Chris Bevington Organisation’s fourth album ‘Sand & Stone’ is a booming, gospel tinged, big band blues-rock outing.  And while the songs are written by guitarist Jim Kirkpatrick and vocalist /multi instrumentalist Scott Ralph, it’s … Continue reading

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Album review: PAUL SABU – Heartbreak & Only Child

ONLY CHILD

Rock Candy Records Remasters [Release date 07.08.20] From the moment he burst onto the disco music scene in the late seventies, the legend that is Paul Sabu has been inundated with accolades… “best this…”, “best that…”, but he never truly … Continue reading

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Album review: JD SIMO – JD Simo

JD Simo by JD Simo

Crows Feet Records Inc [Release date 21.08.20] For some folks, Acid rock never really went out of fashion, it was simply subjugated into a supporting role for other genres. JD Simo may well buy into that theory, as his self-titled … Continue reading

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Album review: NEAL MORSE – Sola Gratia

NEAL MORSE - Sola Gratia

Inside Out [Release date 11.09.20] Neal Morse hardly seems to be out of the studio, with a covers collection released in the summer under the Morse Portnoy George handle, and last year he released the ambitious double album ‘Jesus Christ: … Continue reading

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