DARE Road To Eden (Legend Records)
Though it would be unreasonable to expect a full return to their original style, this nice blend of classic and newer Dare is a perfect representation of where they are in 2022, setting them up nicely for the extensive autumn tour which will hopefully bring their profile back up to where it should be. **** 1/4
Review by Andy Nathan
BLACK SWAN Generation Mind (Frontiers)
Even when they’re recycling old ideas, it’s done with such enthusiasm and skill. . . they have heart and soul and warmth.
This is how it used to be, only right now. ****1/2
Review by Brian McGowan
JOE SATRIANI The Elephants Of Mars (earMUSIC)
Satriani once again manages to sustain a wholly instrumental album with few curveballs (the burst of funfair in ‘Dance Of The Spores’ being the one exception) and forever pushing the envelope. *****
Review by David Randall
MATT PEARCE & THE MUTINY The Soul Food Store (Mutinear Records)
It’s an old school album forged with contemporary values, full of organic goodness and framed by deep grooves salient hooks and measured guitar playing which always pays due respect to the song. ****
Review by Pete Feenstra
FOZZY Boombox (Mascot)
What an absolute classic of a rock album, I love, love, love it, this truly deserves chart success too – that benchmark just got even higher. Grab a copy, put it on loud and educate your neighbours! *****
Review by Karen Clayton
TIMOTHY B. SCHMIT Day By Day (indie)
Like his long term band, most of these songs would have fitted into a 1970s FM radio schedule, immediately evoking the laid back sun, style and nostalgia of the West Coast. ****1/2
Review by David Randall
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Power Plays w/c 8 August 2022 (Mon-Fri)
BORN LOST Take Time (Mouthpiece) (Revolver Records)
JAIME KYLE Driving With The Brakes On (Conquest Music)
SCARLET DORN Born To Suffer (SPV Recordings)
HOLDING ABSENCE Coffin (Sharptone Records)
TYRANNOSAURUS NEBULOUS Get Some (Echoed Past Records)
KROOKED TONGUE When The Beaches Bleed (indie)
SKYPILOT Knifed On The Beach (The Distortion Project)
Featured Albums w/c 8 August (Mon-Fri)
09:00-12:00 LESSMAN VOSS Rock Is Our Religion (Atomic Fire Records)
12:00-13:00 H.E.A.T. Force Majeure (earMUSIC)
14:00-16:00 THE SLAMBOVIAN CIRCUS OF DREAMS A Very Unusual Head (indie)
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