[In Puppets Dream] at just after the five minute mark, when the guitar solo comes in, you should check whether you are playing air guitar. If not, you may require medical attention. Or already be deceased. Dave Cureton. You know that name, right? Well, if not, you certainly should. Dave is, of course, a founding..
Immediate hooks and hummable melodies are not the major stock in trade here - but of course that is no bad thing used in the right manner. Let's put it this way: Mahler's Second Symphony is a towering piece of musical brilliance, but you'd be hard pressed to whistle it. One thing which I've learned..
Winter In Eden are thrilled to announce that the digital release of their fourth album Social Fake will be available to download and stream from the 25th March 2022. The Physical CD release will follow on the 8th of April 2022. The album will be available in all territories. The album was produced by the..
Stuff that appears under [the Grapefruit Records] banner is very often not so much 'left-field', as 'over the touchline, into the stands, out into the car park and halfway down the motorway on the way home'. Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce Complex.... Things coming from the Cherry Red stable often tend to be of..
Shadow Puppet Theatre, (or ‘SPT’ for short), are a 4-piece Malaysian rock band based in the city of Kuala Lumpur, named after the beautiful and ancient art of shadow puppetry. In keeping with their chosen name, they meld both storytelling and what they call "the feels": an indefinable element adding a special ‘sparkle’ of life..
[You Can't Kill Me is] a brilliant rendition, so tightly played that all of the tricky time changes and false starts and ends are executed with the precision of a Swiss watch-maker, while the familiar propulsive riff and defiant chorus are flung out in a way that leaves no doubt that this particular Gong can..
The final track, at eleven minutes plus, could not go anywhere else on the record as it is without doubt the grandest and most traditionally anthemic piece of all, happy in its beautifully widescale pomp and circumstance. This is a Big Prog Piece, capitals absolutely intentional. It knows what it is and it revels in..
London based Alt rock band Wax on Water have released their new single You Know When You Know. Taken from their forthcoming full length album THE DRIP – set to land in May ’22, You Know When You Know is, on the face of it, very apt given its release date was ready for Valentine’s Day...
[Demons And Wizards] has the classic Roger Dean cover artwork on the front, with a slight variation on the back featuring a different band logo. Once again, every detail is crystal clear, right down to the wizard's (real) butterfly wings. You remember picture disc vinyl when it first made an appearance, around the turn of..
The Steve Gibbons Band burned brightly if briefly before dipping below the radar of the public consciousness, and that's a great shame. Happily, they are back here, captured in their prime and, at least on these discs, still Rollin' On. You could do a lot worse than check this out. Quite often box sets like..