Now then, listen up, this is something special! Imagine a band remarkably like Dire Straits, playing quality blues-rock but with Ian Gillan on lead vocals, with hints of Graham Parker and Chris Rea thrown in for good measure! Swiss-based foursome the Ellis Manos Band will release their second album Ambedo on 25th June 2021 on Jazzhaus Records. In Switzerland, the Ellis..
Connor Bracken and the Mother Leeds Band are a young American band of whom great things are expected! September saw the release of their eagerly awaited second album Nightbird Motel, and all the signs are that this crew have a very promising future in front of them. Happily, Velvet Thunder were able to catch up..
Contrary to the revisionist history we are often fed, 1977 was not merely some kind of NME/Sounds battleground with ‘punks and hippies’ slugging it out via two falls and a mellotron. Going back an astonishing 42 years, making some of us who were, if not ‘angry young men’ at the time then at least ‘mildly..