Author: Graeme Stroud

Graeme is a published author and journalist, having been an interviewer, reviewer and feature writer for the Classic Rock Society for five years. A multi-instrumentalist, he also records original, instrumental music under the name Chalkhill Blue.

When Rivers Meet – Aces Are High (One Road Records)

British husband-and-wife duo When Rivers Meet and their band come back with their third album Aces Are High, which continues in their dynamic bluesy heavy rock tradition. Grace and Aaron Bond’s musical style hasn’t changed much since their first album in 2019; it emphasises the heavy rock end of the spectrum a little more I..

Bernie Marsden – Obituary

When Bernie Marsden passed away in August at the age of 72, one thing very quickly became clear: no one had a bad word to say about him. It’s not that he was the flashest, slickest guitarist on the planet, or even that he had the best blues licks or emotional communication, or that he..

Teiger – TEIGER

Teiger (pronounced ‘Tiger’) is a new London-based trio fronted by photographer, singer and guitarist Talie Rose Eigeland. Their music is difficult to pigeonhole, sounding as it does like something that has evolved on its own, without much reference to what anyone else is doing or playing. It’s alt-rock, sure, with flavours of punk and new..

Albany Down – Born In The Ashes (AD Recordings)

Albany down are a UK rock band with their roots firmly in the classic rock camp. In fact, their sound arguably predates even the new Wave Of British Heavy Metal, with a retro vibe harking back to the early ‘70s. Add a melodic sensibility from the 1980s, and plenty of lush keyboard and orchestral soundscapes,..

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..

Matteo Mancuso – The Interview

The Sicilian guitar prodigy shares his reflections on The Journey - all photos by Paulo Terlizzi Sometimes, life just doesn’t seem fair. You love music, you start playing, you get in a band, you practise for years, you get good, you make a name for yourself. But then you hear someone who torpedoes your efforts..