It's an odd thing, but as I have grown older, with a free bus pass tantalisingly close, my approach and attitude to ambient instrumental music has very much shifted. Time was, and not all that long ago, when - aside from a liking for a few early Tangerine Dream albums and the like - the..
The 'Slayed?' album looked and sounded as if it was going to bully your other records as soon as you left the room, and this edition, with its replication of the original sleeve, looks like it will do it again. If you have the original vinyl as well, and store both together, they might do..
The Blackheart Orchestra are embarking on a UK tour which will see them traverse the length and breadth of the country during April, May and June. TBO are a two-person 'orchestra' playing up to 13 instruments in their unique live show. Their symphonic use of vintage synthesisers, acoustic and electric guitars, mandola, bass, bowed guitar..
All in all, this isn’t an album to drive to on the motorway, nor is it one to work out to, as it demands some attention from the listener, but it does reward such attentive listening. Jack Lancaster and Robin Lumley, for those who might understandably require some clarification, were (and indeed still are!) a..
Coming off the back of their first two albums, Bad Habit and Show Me Your Teeth, Cardiff hard rockers Beth Blade and The Beautiful Disasters are set to make a rousing return on July 8th with their new album Mythos, Confession, Tragedies and Love. Heaving with monstrous riffs, huge choruses and still underpinned with an..
Supersonic Blues Machine will be releasing their band-new studio album Voodoo Nation on 24 June via Provogue/Mascot Label Group. The album once again features another coming together of icons along with some of the most exciting names in blues; Charlie Starr (Blackberry Smoke), Eric Gales, Joe Louis Walker, Ana Popovic, Kirk Fletcher, King Solomon Hicks,..
I have to admit, I have never for a single moment looked at my record collection and concluded that it was short of a concept album about mountaineering. And yet, I now have to concede that it was a hole all along, waiting for this thoughtful and lovingly rendered work to fill it. Kaprekar's Constant..
Simon Phillips returns on drums along with guest appearances from Michael Schenker, Nuno Bettencourt, Zakk Wylde, Steve Stevens and more. World acclaimed keyboardist Derek Sherinian, (Sons of Apollo, Black Country Communion), one of the most significant keyboard players of the modern era, is pleased to announce the new album Vortex, due out on July 1st,..
Alternative Rock band Wax on Water is fronted by singer, songwriter and producer Maya Damaris and was joined by rock guitarist Steven Blessing back in 2019. The band released the first of the ‘Drip’ series The Drip- Part I EP back in November 2021. Now they release the follow up: The Drip – Part II..
The Tangent, the progressive rock collective led by Andy Tillison, are pleased to announce the release of their 12th studio album Songs From the Hard Shoulder on 10th June 2022. This album sees The Tangent focusing almost entirely on their long format songs or "epics", with only one song being less than 16 minutes long. Also released..