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EP review: PYLON POETS – Lucid Hallucinations

PYLON POETS – Lucid Hallucinations

Website [Release date 18.12.20] Pylon Poets are an alt rock trio from Torquay featuring Dan Hughes (Vocals, Guitars, Synths), Sam McIver (Drums, Backing Vocals) and Nathan Hughes (Bass, Backing Vocals). This EP was recorded by Barnaby Ray at Momentum Studios … Continue reading

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Album review: MISSING PERSONS featuring Dale Bozzio – Dreaming

MISSING PERSONS featuring Dale Bozzio - Dreaming

Cleopatra Records [Release date 20.03.20] A ‘household name’ back in the early days of MTV – as lead singer of Missing Persons – Dale Bozzio is said to have influenced Lady Gaga via Madonna. Also known for her work with … Continue reading

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Gig review: FLIGHT BRIGADE – Telford’s Warehouse, Chester, 4 October 2019

FLIGHT BRIGADE - Telford

What’s not to like? An architecturally interesting venue for food, drink and music.  A beer festival.  And a free gig!! The first thing you might say about Flight Brigade, two days into a 14-date tour, is “where are the girls?”.  … Continue reading

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Album review: VOLA – Applause Of A Distant Crowd

VOLA – Applause Of A Distant Crowd

Pete Feenstra chatted to Vola’s Asger Mygind in a show first broadcast in October 2018 for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio.  This hour special features tracks from the new album. Mascot records [Release date 12.10.18] Vola’s name means flying in … Continue reading

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Album review: TAYLOR’S UNIVERSE – Almost Perfected

TAYLOR

Marvel Of Beauty Records [Release date 17.11.17] If it’s hard to retain a serious notion of progressive rock in a genre that arguably ran its short lived course in the early 70’s, then Robin C. Taylor takes the instrumental jazz-rock … Continue reading

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Album review: VON HERTZEN BROTHERS – War Is Over

VON HERTZEN BROTHERS – War Is Over

Music Theories Recordings [Release date 03.11.17] ‘War Is Over’ isn’t so much a concept album as a dramatic prog rock album with associated musical influences, ranging from classic, hard and symphonic rock, to more poppy and synth influences. There’s plenty … Continue reading

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Quick plays: GO WEST, RAGDOLL

GO WEST Live Robin 2 - 2003

GO WEST Live Robin 2 – 2003 [Release date 29.07.16] Angel Air Records Go West are still going strong and with the original duo of vocalist Peter Cox and guitarist Richard Drummie. This show was recorded back in 2003, so … Continue reading

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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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Album review: THEO – The Game Of Ouroboros

THEO – The Game Of Ouroboros

Big O Records [Release date 27.01.15] “Thank you for calling Conglobocorp: Government made easy, your call will be recorded and archived in your Perma-file for security purposes”. Welcome to the futuristic world of keyboard playing composer Jim Alfredson and his … Continue reading

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Album review: CYRILLE VERDEAUX & PASCAL MENETREY – Tribal Hybrid Concept

CYRILLE VERDEAUX & PASCAL MENETREY – Tribal Hybrid Concept

Gonzo [Release date 12.05.14] ‘Tribal Hybrid Concept’ is cerebral and at times emotional music. It’s a cross cultural melange with lofty ambitions that fuses different genres of music with a succession of samples.  The result is free flowing atmospheric vibes … Continue reading

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Album review: MISSING PERSONS feat. Dale Bozzio – Missing In Action

Missing Persons feat. Dale Bozzio - Missing In Action

Cleopatra Records [Release date 04.03.14] The digipak at the top of the stack didn’t look that inviting.  Could it have been Dee Snider’s half-brother on the cover?  There’s an awful lot of ivory around that lady’s neck.  The name Dale … Continue reading

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Album review: KERAVEL – Voltz

At his best Canadian composer, arranger, multi instrumentalist and producer Serge Keravel immerses you in his moods, emotions and instrumental landscapes with infinite possibilities. At worst, he’s a pop synth dabbler like Jean Michel Jarre, all too happy to work … Continue reading

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Album review: DAYS BETWEEN STATIONS – In Extremis

Days Between Stations

Radio showcase for “In Extremis”, first broadcast 12 May 2013 www.daysbetweenstations.com [Release date 15.05.13] It may be 5 years since the excellent self titled instrumental debut album by Days Between Stations but in the prog rock world the musical staples … Continue reading

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Album review: WANG CHUNG – Tazer Up!

Wang Chung - Tazer Up!

www.wangchung.com [Release date 03.06.13] Blimey here is a blast from the 80’s, a band I knew from the classic 80’s compilation album ‘American Heartbeat’ with their big hit ‘Dance Hall Days’ (although as one of my fellow melodic rock fans … Continue reading

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