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EP review: WAX ON WATER – The Drip (Part 2)

WAX ON WATER – The Drip (Part 2)

www.facebook.com/waxonwater [Release date 25.03.22] Wax on Water are fronted by singer, songwriter and producer Maya Damaris who was joined by guitarist Steven Blessing back in 2019. The band released the first of the ‘Drip’ series ‘The Drip- Part 1’ back … Continue reading

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EP review: THE BLOODY NERVE – Act II Reckoning

THE BLOODY NERVE - Act II Reckoning

Website [Release date 25.03.22] Act II/episode 2 of the Bloody Nerve’s new album ‘All Blood, No Treasure’. Unlike most artists who release a new album whole, the Bloody Nerve are releasing their new album in instalments. The Bloody Nerve revolve … Continue reading

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Album review: PHARMACOSE – Prescription Fiction

Pharmacose - Prescription Fiction

Indie [Release date 22.02.22] Rock is a genre that holds the key to so many subgenres. The umbrella term for so many artists, it may seem too broad a word. But sometimes we really do just need the reliability of … Continue reading

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Album review: EMPATH – Visitor

EMPATH – Visitor

Fat Possum Records  [Release date 11.02.22] Upon first listen to Empath’s new album Visitor, a rich blend of artistic influences jumped out within the individualistic sound the Philly foursome have to offer. Psych-rock royalty like 13th Floor Elevators, The Velvet … Continue reading

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EP review: THIRD LUNG – Dialogues Of The Fatal Few

Third Lung

Facebook [Release date 26.11.21] We enjoyed Reading four piece Third Lung’s 2019 EP ‘Sooner Or Later’ here at Ritchie towers and I was delighted to read they have a new EP out. The EP is a compilation of singles, plus … Continue reading

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News: ELLES BAILEY, STONEDEAD, URIAH HEEP (December 2021)

Michael Schenker, photo by Simon Dunkerley

Tim Arnold releases his new album, ‘Maybe Magic’, on January 7 via Bandcamp. Pretty Maids vocalist Ronnie Atkins releases his new solo album ‘Make It Count’ on march 18 via Frontiers. Elles Bailey has opened pre-orders for her next album, ‘Shining in … Continue reading

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Rising Stars: WAX ON WATER

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Maya Damaris from Wax on Water answers GRTR! Q&A… Wax on Water -The Sting in the Raw – YouTube 1. Your new EP ‘The Drip -Part 1′ is out now – what has the reception been so far ? What … Continue reading

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Quick plays: BRICK BRISCOE & THE SKINNY, HANNAH JAMES & TOBY KUHN

BRIK BRISCOE & THE SKINNY

BRICK BRISCOE & THE SKINNY www.brickbriscoe.com [Release date 15.10.21] Brick Briscoe is a composer, filmmaker and producer, who has been working in ‘the biz’ for over thirty years now. Joining Briscoe (who sings and plays guitar) on his latest album … Continue reading

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Upcoming: New releases (CD/DVD) October 2021 – December 2021

TONY MITCHELL – Hot Endless Summer Nights

Compiled by Jason Ritchie January-March 2021 April-June 2021 July-September 2021 January-June 2022 October 1st ASKING ALEXANDRIA ‘See What’s On The Inside’ Better Noise Music RONNIE ATKINS (PRETTY MAIDS) ’4 More Shots’ (EP) Frontiers BLACK SABBATH ‘Technical Ecstasy’ (4CD, 5LP) BMG … Continue reading

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News: POWER QUEST, BEARDED THEORY, GIANT (November 2021)

IAN ANDERSON (JETHRO TULL) - The Lowry, Salford, 14 September 2015

Annihilator release their latest album, ‘Metal II’, on 18 February via earMUSIC. Asia are to release a 10CD boxset The Official Live Bootlegs Volume 1 through BMG Records on 26 November. There will also be a digital album featuring a … Continue reading

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Album review: IAN McNABB – Ascending

IAN McNABB – Ascending

Website In 1981 the Icicle Works released a cassette of their earliest demos., which went to John Peel and the like and was sold at gigs. As the band developed, songs would get left behind and replaced with newer ones. … Continue reading

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Quick plays: LA LUZ, SAM CARTER, MASS

LA LUZ

LA LUZ S/T Hardly Art/Sub Pop [Release date 22.10.21] La Luz are, according to their bio, a “surf-rock / psych / 60’s pop trio”, fronted by guitarist and songwriter Shana Cleveland, who is joined by bassist Lena Simon, and keyboardist … Continue reading

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Quick plays: HAMISH HAWK, LANGAN FROST & WANE

Langan, Frost & Wane-Album

HAMISH HAWK Heavy Elevator Assai Recordings [Release date 17.09.21] Hamish Hawk is an Edinburgh-based songwriter who performs solo and as frontman of the New Outfit. Hamish Hawk possess a rich, warm baritone vocal, perfectly suited for the mellower moments like … Continue reading

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Album review: EMILY WOLFE – Outlier

EMILY WOLFE - Outlier

Crow’s Feet [Release date 25.06.21] With one album to her name to date Emily Wolfe – who has a recently released custom guitar the Epiphone Sheraton Stealth, Emily Wolfe – she has decided to stretch her musical boundaries on this … Continue reading

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Album review: TIGERCUB – As Blue As Indigo

TIGERCUB – As Blue As Indigo

BLAME Recordings [Release date 18.06.21] Fans of Brighton based Tigercub have been waiting patiently for this, the band’s second album, after releasing their well-received debut in 2016. In between times main songwriter, vocalist and guitarist Jamie Hall has been busy … Continue reading

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Album review: VARIOUS – Party For Joey

VARIOUS - Party For Joey

Sweet Relief [Release date 25.06.21] The Sweet Relief Musicians Fund provides financial assistance to all types of career musicians and music industry workers who are struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disability, or age-related problems. One of those … Continue reading

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Album review: IAN McNABB – Utopian

IAN McNABB - Utopian

www.ianmcnabb.com [Release date 05.03.21] Utopian is the final part of a trilogy Ian McNabb began with ‘Star Smile Strong’ (2017), and continued with ‘Our Future In Space’ (2018). Recording took on a very different approach during 2020’s global pandemic, with … Continue reading

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Quick plays: KATE VARGAS, TRICK OR TREAT, CRAIG CARDIFF

kate vargas for the wolfish & wandering

KATE VARGAS For the Wolfish & Wandering Bad Reputation This is Kate Vargas’s third album, released last year, and she has recently launched a Crowdfunding campaign to finance her next album. Her press bio has her down as a reformed … Continue reading

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Book review: On track…LEVEL 42, AIMEE MANN (Every Album, Every Song)

On track...LEVEL 42 (Every Album, Every Song)

Sonicbond Publishing [Publication date 01.04.21] Level 42 were very much a band of the eighties – the decade of their greatest success – and  submerged their early brand of jazz rock fusion in a highly accessible blend of pop funk.  … Continue reading

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Album review: THE GALILEO 7 – Decayed

THE GALILEO 7 – Decayed

Bandcamp Medway’s finest, fronted by Allan Crockford (ex-Prisoners), mark their tenth anniversary as a band with a limited edition album containing studio recordings of some of their favourite cover versions that have featured in their live set over the years. … Continue reading

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Quick plays: MARIOS POLITIS, SILENT SKIES, MOTHER ROAD

MARIOS POLITIS This Is My Story

MARIOS POLITIS This Is My Story Alcyone Records [Release date 10.11.20] Marios Politis is a composer, singer and guitarist from Athens, Greece who has released an album of meaningful and thoughtful songs. The lyrics focus on introspection and personal experiences … Continue reading

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Album review: BLUE OCTOBER – This Is What I Live For

BLUE OCTOBER – This Is What I Live For

Up/Down – Brando Records [Release date 23.10.20] The tenth studio album from Blue October recorded during the current pandemic. All bar two of the album’s thirteen songs were solely written by Justin Furstenfeld. Producer Eric Holtz is another key element … Continue reading

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Book review: Noise Damage by James Kennedy

Noise Damage by James Kennedy

Eye Books [Publication date 18.10.20] I’ve not just got a passing interest in rock autobiographies. I positively devour them. Pretty much anyone I admire who puts one out these days will tend to end up on my reading list sharpish. … Continue reading

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Album review: PADRAIG JACK – Making Sand

PADRAIG JACK – Making Sand

Website [Release date 25.09.20] Padraig Jack writes and sings in Gaelic and English, being born and raised 10 miles off the west coast of Ireland on the Aran Islands. Padraig has won second prize at the Pan Celtic National Song … Continue reading

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Rising Stars: HM JOHNSEN

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HM Johnsen is an experimental Indie/Rock Artist from Norway– a singer-songwriter who embraces many styles whilst still managing to stay true to himself and his musical and lyrical vision. On September 4 he released his latest single ‘Stay Within Range’ … Continue reading

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