"A State of Dystopia is defined as an imagined (hah!) state or society in which there is great suffering or injustice." No, I'm not about to get political with you all, I'm just pleased to report that Son of Man are about to release their second album, with that title, as a follow-up to their..
Wille & The Bandits return in 2020 with a brand-new line up, further increasing their immense and immersive sound by moving from a trio to a four piece. The band will now feature screaming Hammond organ and second guitar as well as 3-way vocal harmonies. Wille will be joined by Finn McAuley (drums & percussion), Harry Mackaill (bass, ukulele & vocals)..
On a bitterly cold night in Sheffield, what better way to warm the heart and soul than by hearing some of the very best live sounds around - no exaggeration. The Backroom stage at the rear of The Greystones is proving to be a consistently fine venue in Sheffield, with a varied line-up of acts..
Woman, the new album from Gordon Giltrap, is released via Angel Air on 28 February 2020. The album features a set of melodic yet touching and profound songs that were created by Gordon to celebrate some remarkable individuals. On the one hand utterly personal, and yet on the other universal in theme, this is a..
Molly Karloff (great name!) are a hard-hitting, three-piece British alt-rock metal/grunge band, who release their highly anticipated second EP, Supernaturalation on Friday 6th March 2020. The EP is distributed digitally by Cargo, physically by Roulette Media and is available to order via www.mollykarloff.co.uk/super-ep. The band’s EP launch will be held at The Blackheart in Camden Town, London, on Thursday 27th February. The first single She Said was released..
Yorkshire-based Tim Hunter is a prolific singer/songwriter, who also counts script-writing, acting and music-producer as his other skills. He also has his own record label Northern Soundscapes and in a previous life he's been a freelance IT professional so he's a busy man! His musical compositions range from ballads through to classic rock and have..
British four-piece rock band Collateral are set to release their highly anticipated eponymous debut album on February 21st. The album is released through Roulette Media Records and distributed worldwide through Cargo. The band are looking to promote the album through several gigs in the near future, - touring with Jared James Nichols in February and..
Scottish rock band Anchor Lane released their debut full length album Casino on 31 January. They're a young band, but they've been developing this first album over quite some time, and they're understandably excited about it, and very happy that people can now hear their recorded material. The band is a classic four-piece, comprising singer..
Supreme Southern Rock icons The Outlaws, one of the most influential and best-loved bands of the genre, have lined up the release of their stonking new studio album, Dixie Highway, on Steemhammer / SPV on February 28th. The title of the album pays homage to the first vital long distance route created between the Midwest..
Here at Velvet Thunder, we’re always on the look-out for “The Next Big Thing” – so here’s introducing Emerald Shine, a band from Northern Moravia in the Czech Republic who fuse the power of metal music with the distinctive sound of a harp, violin, recorders and tin whistles! Whether you call it Metal Folk or..