Tag Archives: sleaze

Album review: BEXATRON – Hey You!

BEXATRON – Hey You!

Zube Records [Release date 07.12.18] Bexatron are Bexx (vocals), Belle Star (drums), Adam Adorjan (bass) and Greg Radcliffe (guitar), having formed in 2015. They have been building up a decent following with support slots including a recent one with the … Continue reading

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Album review: AFFAIRE – Less Ain’t More

AFFAIRE - Less Ain’t More

Perris Records [Release date 19.04.19] Since releasing their debut single in 2011, Portuguese band Affaire have stuck to their guns and delivered uncompromising 80’s style hard rock. New album “Less Ain’t More” follows in the footsteps of the band’s 2015 … Continue reading

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Album review – L.A. GUNS – The Devil You Know

Frontiers [Release date 29.03.19] L.A. Guns are on a roll right now having just released their third album in two years. Following hot on the heels of 2017’s “The Missing Peace”, and last year’s live effort, new album “The Devil … Continue reading

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Album review: THE SENTON BOMBS – Outsiders

THE SENTON BOMBS - Outsiders

Regolith Records [Release date 07.12.18] I have mistakenly overlooked The Senton Bombs in the past, what a huge error this has been as the Blackpool band release album number 5, “Outsiders”, and what an album, mixing punk, sleaze and classic … Continue reading

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Album review: THE BRUTALISTS

THE BRUTALISTS

Cleopatra Records [Release date 31.08.18] The Brutalists were put together in LA by former LA Guns guitarist Mick Cripps and Quireboys’ bassist Nigel Mogg, and having regularly gigged throughout California, the band have now released their self-titled debut album. A … Continue reading

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Album review: LA GUNS – Made In Milan

LA GUNS - Made In Milan

Frontiers [Release date 23.03.18] The last two years have been nothing short of stunning for L.A Guns who have breathed new life back into the band and following last year’s “Missing Peace” album, we now have new live album “Made … Continue reading

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Album review: PRETTY BOY FLOYD -Public Enemies

Frontiers [Release date 01.1.17] For a band that have been together, on and off since 1987, Pretty Boy Floyd are one of the few bands from that era that pretty much sound exactly the same as they did 30 years … Continue reading

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Album review: SANTA CRUZ – Bad Blood Rising

SANTA CRUZ - Bad Blood Rising

M-Theory Audio [Release date 10.11.17] Finnish band Santa Cruz have just released 3rd album “Bad Blood Rising” which, with its heavy yet melodic sleaze, builds nicely on its earlier predecessors whilst encompassing a more modern edge. Opening track “Young Blood … Continue reading

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Album review: LA GUNS – The Missing Peace

LA GUNS - The Missing Peace

Frontiers [Release date 06.10.17] To be fair, I am a big fan of L.A Guns. Now before you assume that this review is going to be a one sided love fest, let me assure you that this is an upfront … Continue reading

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Album review: HANOI ROCKS – Reissues

HANOI ROCKS Bangkok Shocks, Saigon Shakes, Hanoi Rocks/Oriental Beat/All Those Wasted Years (Dissonance Productions) Finish band Hanoi Rocks are a glam sleaze metal band largely responsible for an influence that directed the 80s metal scene. Formed in 1979 and recording … Continue reading

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Gig review: L.A. GUNS – The Islington Academy, London, 25 March 2017

Having recently reunited after a ten year break, L.A. Guns vocalist Phil Lewis and Tracii Guns have just finished a UK tour which found the still popular band rolling back the years and sounding as good, and fresh, as they … Continue reading

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Interview: PHIL LEWIS of L.A. GUNS

GRTR!’s Nikk Gunns catchEs up with Phil Lewis of L.A. Guns to hear about how he reunited with Tracii Guns and the band’s upcoming UK tour dates. You’ve been making music for a while now- sum your career in one … Continue reading

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Album review: THE WILD! – Wild At Heart

THE WILD! - Wild At Heart

SPV/Steamhammer [Release date 17.02.17] Jailhouse tattoo sleeves, Jack Daniels, skanky birds, drag cars, chainsaws, yobbish football-terrace choruses, drinking double-fisted, whacking beer bottles with baseball bats, Powerage-era riffagery, setting fire to…anything, reckless frat-boy behavior, blue denim cut-offs, trailer-park trash attitude and I’m guessing, way out of date … Continue reading

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Album review: HANOI ROCKS – Strange Boys Box

HANOI ROCKS - Strange Boys Box

Cleopatra Records [Release date 21.10.16] Vastly underrated yet hugely influential, Finnish legends Hanoi Rocks are said to have sold one million albums back in the Eighties. That is not many when you consider that without them we would not have … Continue reading

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Quick plays: REDLINE MESSIAH, OPERATION: MINDCRIME, SEVENTH WONDER

Redline Messiah

REDLINE MESSIAH Buzzbomd Records Redline Messiah hail from the Mid-West and are made up from a melting pot of Chicago and California punk and metal veterans. Having formed only last year, the band’s debut album is a punk laced melodic … Continue reading

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Album review: THE SENTON BOMBS – Mass Vendetta

THE SENTON BOMBS - Mass Vendetta

7HardRecords [Release date 15.04.16] This is the Senton Bombs fourth album and they have been plugging away for the past decade. I have not heard any of their previous albums but based on this one I will soon remedy that … Continue reading

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Album review: DUST BOWL JOKIES – Dust Bowl Jokies

DUST BOWL JOKIES – Dust Bowl Jokies

Rodeostar/ SPV [Release date – 22.04.16] This is the second album by the Swedish sleaze rockers Dust Bowl Jokies following on from their debut released back in 2012. Swaggering sleaze/ glam rock is the order of the day here with … Continue reading

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Quick plays: CALLING ALL ASTRONAUTS, JOANA SERRAT, JAMES McARTNEY, DIRTY ACTION

CALLING ALL ASTRONAUTS Anti-Social Network

CALLING ALL ASTRONAUTS Anti-Social Network This is Calling All Astronauts’ second album and they have been around since 2012, consisting of David B (vocals/programming), J Browning (guitars) and Paul McCrudden (bass). Musically they cover goth, rock, electro and certainly have … Continue reading

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Album review: THE LAST VEGAS – Eat Me

THE LAST VEGAS – Eat Me

AFM Records [Release date 18.03.16] The Last Vegas are an American sleazy hard rock band and somehow they have managed to get their latest release “Eat Me” released on a German metal label… The band hail from Chicago, Illinois and … Continue reading

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Quick plays: DIRTBAG REPUBLIC, SNAKEWINE, TRAGIK

DIRTBAG REPUBLIC S/T www.dirtbagreoublic.bandcamp.com Now this is my kind of album- sleazy rock n roll neatly served up in 3 minute segments. This Canadian band have a sound that blends the likes of KISS, The New York Dolls, Cheap Trick … Continue reading

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