Tag Archives: The Pretty Things

Album review: THE PRETTY THINGS – Greatest Hits

THE PRETTY THINGS – Greatest Hits

Madfish [Release date 13.10.17] There are few bands who have make it to their 50th anniversary, let alone with such a welter of re-issues to mark the occasion. Indeed, The Pretty Things enthusiastic record company Madfish has already issued three … Continue reading

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Album review: GWYN ASHTON – Solo Elektro

GWYN ASHTON – Solo Elektro

Pete Feenstra chats to Gwyn Ashton and plays tracks from ‘Solo Elektro’ on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio (repeated, Tuesday 15 August 21:00 GMT)  More information Fab Tone Records [Release date 01.09.17] Having established himself worldwide as power-house rock-blues guitarist, … Continue reading

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Album review: BLACKWATER CONSPIRACY – Shootin’ The Breeze

BLACKWATER CONSPIRACY – Shootin

Bulletproof 20/20 Records [Release date 09.06.17] Still barely 2 years old, Blackwater Conspiracy is a Northern Irish band whose debut  album ‘Shootin’ The Breeze’ boasts their own take on classic rock, which they play with drive, purpose, passion, and deliver … Continue reading

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Gig review: THE PRETTY THINGS & THE IMPERIAL CROWNS – Relache Festival, Bordeaux, SW France, 7 July 2017

Jimmie Wood – Relache Festival, Bordeaux, SW France, 7 July 2017

There’s a lot to be said for the art of performance. And tonight The Imperial Crowns front man Jimmie Wood works hard to preach the blues to a sun drenched crowd initially cowering on the edges of the festival square, … Continue reading

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Gig review: HENRY’S FUNERAL SHOE, LA BASTARD, GRYS GRYS – Relache Festival, Bordeaux, 5 Aug 2015

Henry

There’s nothing quite like standing in the middle of a big French festival crowd while Welsh duo Henry’s Funeral Shoe light the fuse with an incendiary show that transforms a sense of anticipation into the second coming. Sandwiched between the … Continue reading

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Album review: KRISSY MATTHEWS – Scenes From A Moving Window

Promise [Released 02.03.15] ‘Scenes From a Moving Window’ finds young guitar slinger Krissy Matthews teaming up with former Cream lyricist and esteemed producer Pete Brown to great effect. This is the 22 year old’s 4th album and it’s a notable … Continue reading

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News: YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, SLIPKNOT, PRETTY THINGS – Tuesday 20 January 2015

Malmsteen - Now Your Ships Are Burning

The Polydor albums of Yngwie Malmsteen are collected in a new four-CD box set, ‘Now Your Ships Are Burned’, due for release on February 23rd. The box set includes Rising Force (1984), Marching Out (1985), Trilogy (1986), Odyssey (1988) and … Continue reading

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Gig review: THE PRETTY THINGS – London, 100 Club, 21 December 2013

The brief was, I am led to believe, simple. “It’s a mod do,” promoter John Hellier had said to the band beforehand, “so keep it strictly Mod- all R’n’B, no psych.” Admittedly, that’s not how I’d have played it, but … Continue reading

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