February 24, 2020

NEKTAR – The Other Side (Esoteric)

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..

BLACK SWAN – Shake The World (Frontiers)

Wow, wow, wow, get ready to be blown away by the latest Frontiers project!!!! I must admit that I started to get a little over-excited when I saw the line-up for this new band and when you see the names of Robin McAuley (lead vocals), Reb Beach (guitars), Jeff Pilson (bass, acoustic guitar, keyboards) and..

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..

ZIO – Flower Torania (Posh And Rock)

There are moments of great restrained melodic prog beauty here, and there are also sections of sheer metallic hammer to make even the most carnivorous of metalheads nod appreciatively. It's Prog Metal Jim, but not as we know it. Zio. Let's start with a little explanation about who, or what, constitutes Zio. Essentially, it is..