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Album review: THE MAGPIE SALUTE – High Water 1

THE MAGPIE SALUTE - High Water 1

Mascot Label Group [Release date 10.08.18] Saluting the magpie is an old English country tradition meant to ward off unsavory events or bad tidings and is, by extension, a symbolic gesture of “coming in peace”. Delving into the background of … Continue reading

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Gig review: THE MAGPIE SALUTE – Under The Bridge, London, 13 April 2017

The Best of 2017

Despite having to venture way too close for personal comfort to this very interesting venue situated in the guts of Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge home, the London debut of Rich Robinson’s new travelling band of musical gypsies, The Magpie Salute, gave … Continue reading

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Album review: DATURA4 – Hairy Mountain

DATURA4 – Hairy Mountain

[Release date 28.10.16] How far is it from the west coast of Australia to the west coast of the USA ? Turns out that, musically, it’s about a five minute trip in a space-buggy powered by stardust and riff-diesel. Fremantle’s … Continue reading

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Album review: BLACKBERRY SMOKE – Like An Arrow

The Best of 2016

Earache Records [Release date 15.10.16] Blackberry Smoke are back with the follow-up to last year’s ‘Holding All The Roses’, an Album of the Year selection here at GRTR! and a rare five star album from me. So no pressure then … Continue reading

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Quick plays: deVIENCE, LOVE AND A .38

DeVience

deVIENCE – S/T Broken Road Records If you’ve been writing reviews for a while every now and then you stumble across a debut album that slips into your record collection and stays there for years, and the self-titled debut effort … Continue reading

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EP review: BROKEN WITT REBELS – Georgia Pine

[Released 01.04.16]  https://www.facebook.com/BrokenWittRebelsUK/ Broken Witt Rebels hail from Birmingham (UK), not Alabama as you may be mistaken for  thinking after listening to their southern rock tinged sound on this five song EP. The band consists of Danny Core (vocals/rhythm guitar), … Continue reading

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Album review: BLACKBERRY SMOKE – Holding All The Roses

Blackberry Smoke - Holding All The Roses

Earache Records [Release date 09.02.15] www.blackberrysmoke.com This is amazingly Blackberry Smoke’s fourth studio album, as their last album ‘The Whippoorwill’ was released in the UK last year (although it dated from 2012 when it was released in their native US) … Continue reading

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Gig review: SKINNY MOLLY – Beaverwood Club, Chislehurst, 28 November 2013

Skinny Molly are a four piece US Southern rock band made up of ex members of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Molly Hatchet and Blackfoot who are Mike Estes  (guitar/vocals), Jay Johnson (guitar/vocals), Luke Bradshaw (bass) and Kurt Pietro (drums). This was the first … Continue reading

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