Author: Steve Pilkington

Former editor of the CRS magazine 'Rock Society'. Presenter of weekly radio show A Saucerful Of Prog on Rock Radio UK. Author of several music biographies. 70s throwback...

HELD BY TREES – Solace (Tweed Jacket Music)

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..

SLADE – Coloured Vinyl Reissues (BMG)

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..

BLACKHEART ORCHESTRA UK TOUR DATES, APRIL – JUNE 2022

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..

Supersonic Blues Machine Announce New Album ‘Voodoo Nation’ ft. Charlie Starr, Eric Gales, Joe Louis Walker, Ana Popovic, Sonny Landreth & More

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,..

Derek Sherinian Announces New Album ‘Vortex’

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,..