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Interview: TASHA D of SMOKING MARTHA

We caught up with vocalist Tasha D of rising hard rockers Smoking Martha ahead of their UK tour next month. They release their debut album ‘In Deep’ via Bad Reputation on November 9th. What can fans expect on your upcoming … Continue reading

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Interview: DANDELION CHARM

DANDELION CHARM

Dandelion Charm combine prog, folk and rock influences into a blend of intricate harmonies, soaring melodies, superb musicianship and heartfelt lyrics. A mix of Fleetwood Mac meets Opeth and CSN meets Yes. Dandelion Charm started in 2015, the brainchild of John … Continue reading

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Album review: THE FIERCE AND THE DEAD – The Euphoric

THE FIERCE AND THE DEAD - The Euphoric

Bad Elephant Music [Release date 18.05.18] The Fierce and the Dead – Matt Stevens (guitar, synth, piano), Kev Feazey (bass, programming, synth, percussion), Steve Cleaton (guitar, piano) and Stuart Marshall (drums, percussion) – return with their fourth album. Opener ‘Truck’ … Continue reading

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EP review: BAD MOTHER EARTH

Self-released [Release date 26.01.18] Bad Mother Earth are a new four piece consisting of vocalist Jacky Rogue, guitarist Joe Kash, drummer Greg Kats and bass palyer Mitch Prax. ‘Not Comin’ Home’ has been released as lead single/video and fair pelts … Continue reading

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Album review: SPREADING THE DISEASE – Insurrection

Facebook page [Release date 26.01.18] I reviewed Spreading The Disease’s EP a couple of years ago and that featured the awesome song ‘Bulldozer’ – a song that did what it said on the tin, namely rolling over the listener with some … Continue reading

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EP review: ALEX JAMES BRIERLEY – Listen

Intense Pulse Records [Release date 23.02.18] Alex James Brierley is a young rising star who has been playing the piano since he was six and has toured supporting the likes of Space and Scouting For Girls. On this EP he has enlisted … Continue reading

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Rising Stars: LOUISE STEEL

Louise Steel

Louise Steel has just released her new album ‘Heartstorm’, one for lovers of passionate melodic rock. We ask Louise a few Qs about the album, its recording and her future musical plans… Louise Steel Music What have you got planned … Continue reading

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Interview: CORNERSTONE

We caught up with Alina Peter (Vocals/Guitars) and Michael Wachelhofer (Bass/Keyboards/Vocals) of Cornerstone to see what they have planned for this year and beyond, plus how their latest album ‘Reflection’ has been doing… Have you been pleased with the response … Continue reading

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Rising Stars: MASON HILL

MASON HILL have recently signed with Frontiers and release their debut album early next year. Having recently supported fellow label mates Inglorious at their London show, GRTR! caught up with James Bird (Lead Guitar) and Scott Taylor (Vocalist)… Congratulations on being signed recently to … Continue reading

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Album review: HONEYJACK – 8 Track

www.honeyjackband.com Honeyjack are a duo of Mark Summerlin (vocals/guitars) and T.J. Scarlett (guitars). Mark Summerlin has been the guitarist and musical director for Seal and he was planning this to be a solo album, that was until he hooked up … Continue reading

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EP review: ELASEA – Lesson Learnt (plus interview)

ELASEA - Lesson Learnt

ELASEA Lesson Learnt www.facebook.com/elaseauk [Release date 17.03.17] Second EP from Elasea and since their debut EP they have added keys/synths to their sound. This EP is produced by John Mitchell (Lonely Robot/Frost*/Arena), so you know the sound will be spot … Continue reading

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Interview: Rising Stars – DALLAS FRASCA

1.  Dallas Frasca are a fiercely independent band, it seems like you’ve been doing that for a while – even before it was perceived as ‘cool’ ….any comments?  What are your thoughts on the mechanics like Pledge that are available … Continue reading

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Interview: THE SENTON BOMBS

The Senton Bombs have released their latest album, ‘Mass Vendetta’, through 7Hard and here we catch-up with guitarist Damien Kage for more about the album and the band… How have the band changed musically since their inception back in 2004? … Continue reading

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Rising Stars interview: THE REBELLES

The Rebelles is formed of Tracie Hunter, Elizabeth Westwood and Phoebe White, and ahead of their debut album they have released a single of the Mott the Hoople classic ‘All The Young Dudes’. Over the band for more on the … Continue reading

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Interview: THE ZILLA PROJECT

Cyprus based blues band the Zilla Project have just released their debut album ‘This One’s for the President’. Here we catch-up with vocalist/guitarist Emmanuel ‘Big Mo’ Vourakis… Brief history of the band and how you got together… The Zilla Project … Continue reading

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Interview: JOSH TAERK (June 2015)

Josh Taerk

Josh Taerk releases his new album ‘Here’s To Change’ in July and has just completed a run of UK shows. We catch-up with Josh who tells us more about the album, and how the recent UK dates went. Over to … Continue reading

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Interview: Rising Stars – THE JURY & THE SAINTS

Singer Jesse Smith of The Jury & The Saints answers our questions ahead of the release of their self-titled album on 2nd March via Long Branch/SPV Records… What are you currently up to? (recording, gigs, plans etc.) We have been … Continue reading

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Interview: Rising Stars – TRISTAN MACKAY

Tristan Mackay - Wire & Wood

Tristan Mackay releases his second album ‘Wire & Wood’, a follow-up to ‘Out Along The Wire’ and here we hear about the new album, his musical influences and more… Can you take us through your new album ‘Wire & Wood’? … Continue reading

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Interview: Rising Stars – THE TOI

The Toi - band photo

Glaswegian three piece rock band the Toi consist of Pol Healy (vocals/guitar), Andy Carr (bass/guitar/vocals) and Stevie Mclay (drums/vocals). They release their rather good debut album, ‘Water Into Wine’ on March 2nd. Over to Pol for the answers… Brief history … Continue reading

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Interview: Rising Stars – THE YOUNG FOLK

The Young Folk

The Young Folk consists of Anthony Furey (vocals/guitar), Tony McCaughlin (bass/mandolin/vocals), Paul Butler (keyboards/vocals) and Karl Hand (drums/vocals).  With the current popularity of folk music, particularly that in the more alternative/popular end of things like Mumford & Sons, Fleet Foxes … Continue reading

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