Author: Richard Proctor

Former reviewer in the CRS "Rock Society" magazine. Formative music years were the 70's, from psychedelia, folk-rock, blues-rock, heavy rock, punkdom, New Wave through to Indie. I love pretty much all rock music, .... I just don't do soul and disco! ?

Wille and The Bandits – New Single and Tour Dates

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)..

Gordon Giltrap – Woman (Angel Air Records)

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 – Supernaturalation EP (Roulette Media)

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..

Collateral – The Interview

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..

Anchor Lane – The Interview

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..

Emerald Shine – Misty Tales

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..