October 27, 2020

Heavy Feather – Debris and Rubble (The Sign Records)

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,..

Black River Sons – Poison Stuff

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..

GREENSLADE – Sundance: A Collection 73-75 (Esoteric)

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..

ANDY SCOTT (SWEET)

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..

Tyketto – Strength In Numbers Live (Frontiers Music)

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..

The Dark Element – Songs The Night Sings (Frontiers Music)

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..