Things get even more interesting on the second disc, with the lost tracks by the big guns jostling with ever more eye-opening lesser lights The 1960s are rightly remembered as being perhaps the most pivotal decade in the development of what we now know as rock music, and that largely comes from specific events. The..
Sadly, the cancellation of the BIFF BYFORD solo tour previously scheduled for April & May 2020 has been announced. The cancellation is mainly due to low ticket sales, which may or may not have been affected by the current Worldwide Covid 19 Virus pandemic. Biff Byford “The honest truth is the tickets for the forthcoming..
The first thing to get straightened out before diving into this particular artefact is not the question ‘who are Ars Nova?’, but rather ‘which Ars Nova is this?’ as, strange though it may seem, there have been two bands both laying claim to this fairly unlikely title. The ‘other’ Ars Nova are a Japanese progressive..
One of the first things we played together was 21st Century Schizoid Man – I think maybe because Greg didn’t have to learn it! Emerson, Lake And Palmer. Can there ever have been a band who more fully encapsulated the idea of 1970s progressive rock more than this astonishing band. Positioned forever in people’s imaginations..
Comparable to the slightly pastoral prog of Charisma labelmates Genesis circa the Trespass album, with strong hints also of early Traffic... Brian Davison. Plenty of people might be aware of him, at a guess, as he was, and remains, best known as the drummer with The Nice, the band which propelled Keith Emerson into the..
This is an album which is gloriously and simultaneously barking mad, touched by genius and utterly, completely devoid of caring what people thought of it! Regular readers of the weird and wonderful things often reviewed on these online pages may have observed your humble scribe commenting about the astonishing breadth of music appearing on record..
British rock icons Uriah Heep are thrilled to announce an extensive UK tour in November 2020 to celebrate their 50th Anniversary. Uriah Heep’s longevity is a testament to the band’s excellent music, prolific song-writing and tireless efforts. The mighty Heep are cut from the same cloth of legends; their career spans over 50 years and..
BIRMINGHAM PROGGERS IO EARTH ARE PREPARING TO RELEASE THEIR NEW ALBUM AURA In a departure from their usual writing style, IO Earth’s Dave Cureton and Adam Gough have created a new album that is still progressive, still genre defying, but is more focused on the exploration and development of melody than ever before. Dave: We usually..
If you were a Nektar admirer during those heady days of A Tab In The Ocean or Recycled, you can approach this without trepidation: the legacy is in fine hands and has been respectfully added to Things are a bit complicated - and crowded - in the Nektar camp at the moment, which is a..
Hot on the heels of her critically acclaimed debut album in 2019, Rosalie Cunningham is back on the road in March and May this year. Rosalie is taking a quick break from recording her new album to play the following shows: March 03 March Railway Hotel, Southend 04 March Heartbreakers, Southampton 05 March The..