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Single & EP reviews: ALEXANDER ROSS-IVER, THE WELL, THE BLACKOUT

ALEXANDER ROSS-IVER  - I Wanna Be Your Man

ALEXANDER ROSS-IVER  – I Wanna Be Your Man Les McKeown of the Bay City Rollers fame appears on the track as a guest vocalist, while producer John McLaughlin (Echo & The Bunnymen/Mick Jones/Boyzone) and Jud Mahoney (Michael Jackson/Usher) co-wrote the tune … Continue reading

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Singles reviews: VOLBEAT, RECKLESS LOVE, THE TREATMENT

VOLBEAT – Doc Holiday/Lonesome Rider (10” gold vinyl with innersleeve) Spinefarm /Universal It’s so good to see some decent modern metal given a quality vinyl release. Danish band Volbeat mix metal with modern alternative and also rockabilly/psychobilly. Both tracks are … Continue reading

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Single review: PAUL MENEL & THE ESSENTIALS – Spirit Of ’66

www.facebook.com/paulmenel Former IQ singer Paul Menel returns with a timely release, a song for England supporters ahead of this year’s World Cup in Brazil. Starting with a Queen approved drum beat the song has a good sing-a-long chorus that you … Continue reading

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Singles and EP reviews: THE YOUNG FOLK, AMY SIMPSON, UNISONIC

THE YOUNG FOLK – Way Home Pixie Pace Records [Released 26.05.14] www.theyoungfolk.com Dublin based alt-folk band The Young Folk release their debut UK single and feature Anthony Furey (son of George from the legendary the Fureys & Davy Arthur). This … Continue reading

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Single & EP reviews: WAKING UGLY, CHRIS ADAMS, VANITY RIOTS

Waking Ugly - Say Something Sweet

WAKING UGLY Say Something Sweet EP www.wakingugly.com If Kylie was going to make a ‘heavy metal’ album it would probably sound like this.  Girlie vocals, some decent rock guitar, but ultimately fairly shiny ‘pop’.  And that’s just what Waking Ugly, … Continue reading

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Single reviews: STEVE BLOOD, TESS CUNNINGHAM

The Last Xmas

STEVE BLOOD The Last Xmas [Release date 8.12.13] www.thelastxmas.com Christmas songs.  Bah.  Humbug.  Who’d have ‘em?  Frequently cheesy, easily forgotten.  Here at GRTR! Towers we get our share.  This offering is refreshingly different. Steve Blood has an interesting career plying … Continue reading

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Single & EP reviews: I AM I, IAN TOOMEY, KILL FOR EDEN

KILL FOR EDEN – Living On Mars

KILL FOR EDEN – Living On Mars (EP) Kill For Eden pushed out one of the most accomplished and promising metal debuts of the year this Spring. The band’s hallmarks are all about giant hooks, dynamic vocals and craftily insistent … Continue reading

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Interview: ZP Theart of I Am I

Vocalist ZP Theart first came to prominence fronting power metal band Dragonforce for ten years before leaving in 2010. Since then he has formed I Am I who released their debut album, ‘Event Horizon’ last year and now release a … Continue reading

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Single & EP Review: ALL TO RUIN, DOOMED FROM DAY ONE, VALFADER

ALL TO RUIN Parables Self release  [Release date 28.09.13] Hailing from Port Talbot in Wales this EP finds All To Ruins in feisty form. The guys play fast paced nu-metal and over the course of the 5 tracks there is … Continue reading

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Single & EP Review: HAWK EYES, DIE NO MORE, KINDRED SHINS, BLACKWOLF

HAWK EYES That’s What This Is In One Ear Industries [Release date – out now] Hawk Eyes hail from Leeds and are a band that are starting to build some real momentum at the moment having recently played both the … Continue reading

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Quick plays (singles): TARJA, THEA GILMORE, REBELLIOUS SPIRIT, MATINEE, RUBYLUX, VALENTIINE

REBELLIOUS SPIRIT - Sweet Access Right

THEA GILMORE – Start As We Mean To Go On Start As We Mean To Go is the second single to be lifted from Thea Gilmore’s excellent new album Regardless. With the impetus from the first single Love Came Looking … Continue reading

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Quick plays: DIANA JONES, KRISTOFFER GILDENLOW, PJP BAND, BE LIKE PABLO,LUCKY BONES

DIANA JONES - Museum of Appalachia Recordings

DIANA JONES Museum of Appalachia Recordings Proper Records [Release date 08.07.13] Diana Jones made a break through with her 2006 album ‘My Remembrance Of You’, although she had been singing and recording since the mid-90′s. This album is as basic … Continue reading

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Single and EP Reviews: FUTUR PRIMITIF, ISOLATED ATOMS, CENTRE EXCUSE, MILESTONE

FUTUR PRIMITIF – Digital Space Integrity Records (Release date – 06.05.13) Futur Primitif are a new band put together by Daniel Lefkowit, former member of American indie outfit The Low Anthem. This is the band’s first single and it is … Continue reading

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Single reviews: THE LOST SOULS CLUB, THE CRUNCH

THE LOST SOULS CLUB – High Noon www.thelostsoulsclub.co.uk The Lost Souls Club hail from Southampton and have been touring overseas and in the UK building a steady reputation for themselves. Perhaps more NME fodder on first listen (Black Rebel Motorcycle … Continue reading

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Single reviews: THE TRADE, ORDINARYSON, VALENTIINE

Valentiine – Love Like Valentiine – Vanessa (guitars / vocals), Erica (bass/vocals) and Shelly (drums/vocals) are a 3-piece all girl garage rock outfit from Melbourne, Australia. Their debut UK single – Love Like- is reminiscent of the Shirley Manson / … Continue reading

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