Surreptitious (or not!) replaying of classic rock / blues-rock greats from the late 60s and early 70s such as Cream and Free is wonderful enough. But when you stumble across talented young(ish!) musicians creating and playing new stuff in the same vein with the same levels of energy, honesty and passion as said Household Gods,..
Poison Stuff is the debut album by French Southern Rockers, Black River Sons. They are a new band, although seasoned musicians, all hailing from Lille. They are a four-piece with Emeric on lead vocals and guitar, Baptiste on guitar, Said on bass and Vincent on drums. These guys look, play and act the part of..
“What motivates 50,000 spotty, greasy young people to don tribal uniform and bang their heads in pseudo-nihilistic fashion at these muddy affairs?” Pondered Chris Roberts, a writer for Sounds music paper, despatched, or maybe sentenced, to a field in the middle of the UK in August 1985. The answer was the Monsters Of Rock festival,..
The Ancient Mariner is a genuine lost classic, while other tracks like Movie Madness, Standing On Broken Glass and Rebel Without A Cause all point to what could have been a dynamite second album You know that feeling when something has unaccountably passed you by and you simply can’t understand why or how it happened?..
Every student of 1970s rock should have a copy of Slaughter On 10th Avenue – and the addition of Play Don’t Worry and the treasure trove of extra material on here make it a desirable item for anyone on the periphery of this man’s world. Mick Ronson needs no introduction to either anyone following David..
If you’re a casual listener – this is probably all you’ll need. If you’re a fan, that Reading track you’ve been after is finally here... Greenslade are one of those peculiarly ‘1970s’ prog bands who had a fairly high profile in that decade yet dropped of the proverbial cliff as the ‘80s dawned (much of..
The Sweet today: Bruce Bisland, Lee Small, Paul Manzi, Andy Scott. Sweet. Or ‘The Sweet’ if you prefer. To anyone who was fortunate enough to be growing up in the ‘70s, just the mention of the name evokes such a groundswell of nostalgia as to be almost palpable. Mental images of the band on Top..
New York based hard rock band Tyketto formed back in 1987 and released a couple of good albums before falling victim to the rise of grunge. This limited their possibilities as they were deemed unfashionable which ultimately led to the demise of the band in 1996. However, they reformed in 2004 for a reunion tour..
This is the second release by the frenetic rockers Burnt Out Wreck and follows on from the excellent and hard hitting debut, Swallow, in 2017. The band features Gary Moat, formerly the drummer with '80s Scottish hard rock outfit Heavy Pettin', alongside Adrian Dunn (guitar), Alex Carmichael (bass), Miles Goodman (guitar) and Paul Gray on..
The Dark Element hit the ground running with their self titled debut release in 2017 and this exciting new band is now back with their much awaited second album. This Swedish/Finnish joint venture sees former Nightwish singer Anette Olzon combining forces with the songwriter and former Sonata Arctica guitarist Jani Liimatainen. Again, his fellow Cain’s..