Tag Archives: NWOCR

Gig review: THE DARKNESS – 02 Academy, Bristol, Tuesday 7 December 2021

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Never have I seen a queue so big so early at the 02 Academy in Bristol, particularly on a school night – and this had nothing to do with the time taken to show covid status and get in, which … Continue reading

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Gig review: PHIL CAMPBELL & THE BASTARD SONS – Thekla, Bristol, 18 November 2021

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First of all, what a venue, for the uninitiated, the Thekla is a floating music venue, it was a cargo ship in days gone by. It well and truly commands its place in Bristol’s thriving music scene. The staff are … Continue reading

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EP review: LIBERTY LIES – HaLLoween EP

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Liberty Lies – Official Website (libertyliesofficial.com) [Release date 29.10.21] Liberty Lies formed in 2010 and the current line up consists of vocalist Shaun Richards, guitarist Josh Pritchett, drummer Adam Stevens and bassist Miles Bagshaw. They have been on the road … Continue reading

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Gig review: PRAYING MANTIS – Arlington Arts Centre, Snelsmore, 7 October 2021

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A mere 581 days since I last attended an indoor concert – Jon Boden in Didcot back in March 2020. Since then live music as we know has been decimated with the fall out from the pandemic, however, you can’t … Continue reading

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EP review: NAKED SUNDAY – Skeleton Keys

NAKED SUNDAY - Skeleton Keys

Facebook  [Release date 03.09.21] Naked Sunday are a hard rock, 4 piece band from Stafford, they are the epitome of what we define as the new wave of classic rock genre in my humble opinion. The vocals, lyrics and heavy … Continue reading

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Gig review: MASON HILL- Camden Underworld, London, 24 September 2021

MASON HILL- Camden Underworld, London, 24 September 2021

Mason Hill have been making up for lost time in more ways than one. The young Scots full-length album seemed to have been ages in the making not least with record company politics, and then just as they were building … Continue reading

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Gig review: MASSIVE WAGONS – Grand Central Hall, Liverpool, 25 September 2021

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This was only my second gig with zero restrictions in place, what a venue the Grand Central Hall is. I have not been before, I will definitely be back – the venue team were well organised and entry was easy, … Continue reading

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EP review: DEAD MAN’S WHISKEY – Breakout

DEAD MAN'S WHISKEY - Breakout

Self-release [Release date 01.10.21] Dead Man’s Whiskey are back in action with an appearance at this year’s Stone Dead festival and a string of tour dates this month (September at the time of publication). This five song EP is produced … Continue reading

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Gig review: NOZFEST – The 1865, Southampton, 14 August 2021

NOZFEST- The 1865, Southampton, 14 August 2021

Oh, how we have missed rock festivals during the pandemic. 2020 proved to be a write-off as Coronavirus proved more stubborn than originally imagined, and with depressing predictability, as spring turned into summer most organisers gave up the unequal struggle … Continue reading

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EP review: BASTETTE – Exposed

BASTETTE - Exposed

RPM Records [Release date 17.09.21] ‘Exposed’ is the debut EP from Blackburn based Bastette, who have already had benefited from recent exposure as one of the artists on the New Wave of Classic Rock compilation. Bastette are vocalist/songwriter Caroline Kenyon, … Continue reading

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Album review: VARIOUS – New Wave of Classic Rock Vol 1

VARIOUS - New Wave of Classic Rock Vol 1

RPM [Release date 23.07.21] New Wave of Classic Rock (NWOCR) will be a term familiar to many but for the uninitiated, the NWOCR Facebook group was set up in October 2017 to support and promote the many new bands who … Continue reading

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Album review: LITTLE RED KINGS – The Magic Show Part One

LITTLE RED KINGS – The Magic Show Part One

Bandcamp [Release date 29.05.20] Little Red Kings last album ‘Callous’ was a veritable delight of blues, rock and gentler acoustic moments. Expectorations are high with this fan on any new music from the band. As vocalist Jason Wick explains about … Continue reading

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