Streetlight – Ignition (Frontiers Music)

I have said on many occasions that the sheer number of AOR/Melodic rock bands coming out of Sweden is overwhelming and for a nation of around 10 million people is most remarkable. This leads neatly onto the band Streetlight which, as I'm sure you have already guessed, is another in what appears to be a..

Jättedam – Onda Blommor (Gaphals / The Sign Records / Lovely Records)

For anyone familiar with the Swedish Prog movement of the ’60s/’70s, this album will feel both familiar and completely new. The songs have a distinctive feeling where  jam session- like soundscapes are balanced with exquisitely well-written melodies.....Onda Blommor is the third album by Swedish rock band Jättedam. Inspired by a wide variety of musical styles ranging..

The Damn Truth announce October 2023 Headline UK Tour

Due to popular demand, the critically acclaimed psychedelic Montreal four-piece rock and roll band The Damn Truth return to the UK for six UK headline concerts in October 2023. Tickets for the Damn Truth's headline shows go on sale 9am on Friday 18th August from addition to supporting the legendary rock icon Glenn Hughes on his October 2023 UK tour, the Damn Truth will perform six of..

IN THIS MOMENT reveal new album’s title track, ‘Godmode’

GRAMMY® Award-nominated act IN THIS MOMENT has released the second new song and title track from their forthcoming new studio album, GODMODE. The opus arrives 27th October 2023 via BMG. IN THIS MOMENT vocalist Maria Brink discusses the track as follows: “The lyrics came from feeling powerful and tribal and entrancing. The fact that Chris [Howorth] gets me so much..

Headstone – Bad Habits/Headstone (Esoteric)

Dynamite 70s rock still highly listenable in 2023... My abiding question through numerous listens to the two newly-reissued albums from Headstone is: Why is this band so unknown? When mentioning them to my fellow music-worshipping peers, I've been met with quizzical responses and even occasional hints of disdain; as though to say 'They can't be..

CARE OF NIGHT : ‘Reconnected’ – third album by Swedish AOR/Melodic Rock act out 17.11.23 via Frontiers | ‘Street Runner’ single out today

Swedish AOR/Melodic Rock act Care of Night will release their third studio album via Frontiers on 17th November. Entitled Reconnected, a first single and video from it for the song Street Runner are available from today. "We are thrilled to finally be able to share new music with you," state the band. "We have been working hard..

Guitarist ‘Erja Lyytinen’ pays tribute to Jimi Hendrix by releasing her take on “Crosstown Traffic”

Internationally acclaimed guitarist and singer songwriter Erja Lyytinen will release Crosstown Traffic; the second single taken from her highly anticipated fourth live album Diamonds On The Road – Live 2023.The new single, accompanied with a live music video, will be released on Tuesday 15 August. The single is available on all streaming platforms HERE. The music video is available to watch on..

The Three Kings – Live In The 70s (Retroworld)

Exactly why it was so advantageous to be named King in the early days of the electric blues revolution, I don’t know. Maybe it was something to do with King Biscuit Time, a US radio show that started in 1941, named after its sponsors, a brand of flour, and specialising in African-American music. This was..


Photo:  Omar Ahmed. Black Orchid Empire has quite the reputation as a ferocious live band. The British prog rockers have announced a fresh run of tour dates. They'll be playing shows across the UK this October. "We're super stoked to be heading back out on the road!" says vocalist and guitarist Paul Visser. "It's been awesome..