PLENTY : ‘I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry’ – Art rock trio fronted by Tim Bowness of No-Man ‘borrow’ country classic – from new album out 25 June 2021 via Burning Shed

Plenty - 1988 photo: Robert Whitrow Plenty originally formed in Liverpool in the mid-'80s as a post-punk/art rock hybrid and were fronted by singer Tim Bowness, who subsequently hooked up with multi-instrumentalist Steven Wilson in 1987 to found No-Man. Having reunited for the well received It Could Be Home in 2018, the trio will release..


Frontiers have announced the forthcoming release of Come One, Come All, the debut album by Circus Of Rock, a massive new project masterminded by drummer Mirka Rantanen of Finnish hard rock group King Company. A first single entitled 'Desperate Cry' that features vocalist Johnny Gioeli (Hardline, Axel Rudi Pell) is out now. "My influences for..

HEAVEN & EARTH : ‘V’ – new album by LA based international hard rock act out 16 July 2021 via Frontiers

Hard rock outfit Heaven & Earth return in July with the release of their fifth studio album, the aptly entitled V. With a line-up that now includes Gianluca Petralia (vocals), Stuart Smith (guitars), Lynn Sorensen (bass), George Barabas (Hammond organ and keyboard) and Simon Wright (drums, percussion), they have become a truly international band. With an..

DUFFY – SCRUFFY DUFFY (Esoteric / Cherry Red)

[St Johns] is pretty much the sound you would expect if Ian Anderson had elected to split Jethro Tull after Aqualung and join Uriah Heep instead. Another day, another Esoteric reissue from a band I'd never heard of! This one is baffling, however, as a good proportion of this album is right in the wheelhouse..

MAYANK feat GUI OLIVER : ‘Mayank’ – debut album from new group fronted by Brazilian vocalist out 6 August 2021 via Frontiers

GUI OLIVER of MAYANK Mayank is a new melodic rock band centred around Brazilian vocalist Gui Oliver, who is joined by guitarist Rolf Nordström (Perfect Plan), keyboardist/producer Alessandro Del Vecchio and drummer Nicholas Papapicco. Their self-titled debut album is out on 6th August via Frontiers Music Srl. "I was really inspired by the songs Ale [Del..

Year of No Light share new single ‘Alètheia’

NEW ALBUM 'CONSOLAMENTUM' RELEASED 2ND JULY (PELAGIC RECORDS)  YEAR OF NO LIGHT have revealed their latest single, 'Alètheia', described by the band as, 'a double movement of light and darkness before burning our memories on the altar of the void'. The track is taken from their new album "Consolamentum" set for release via Pelagic Records on 2nd July.Listen to Alètheia now..

Sinoptik – The Calling

Despite everything, this has been a Very Good last twelve months for being constantly surprised and wowed by new music, new bands of every description and genre. Whatever your taste, I bet you've unearthed something very tasty and new to help you Keep The Faith! The latest new arrivals to massively impress me are these..

THEODOR BASTARD announce re-issue of ‘Volch’ya Yagoda’

Russian Karelian Neofolk outfit THEODOR BASTARD are now announcing the re-issue of their 2020 masterpiece Volch'ya Yagoda, which was originally released on April 9 last year. The album will be re-released via Season of Mist on June 25, 2021 in various formats. THEODOR BASTARD comment on the re-issue: "Volch'ya Yagoda is the Russian folk name for any poisonous forest berries. But there..