Topographic Tangents: Tillison Talks

Photo: Kate Abbey The twelfth and latest Tangent album Songs From The Hard Shoulder finds Andy Tillison the same supercharged creative powerhouse he was twenty years ago when the band's debut album hopped into the spotlight and won over an unsuspecting progressive rock crowd. In fact, he may be even more invigorated now. With the..

Farewell, Alan White

It's no small feat to seamlessly assume the drum throne from one of the true greats of the classic progressive rock era. But with breathtaking courage and a touch of swagger, that's just what Alan White did when the baton was passed from the suddenly departing Bill Bruford of Yes back in 1972. He was..

Yes Management Announce Change To Tour Lineup

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  YES MANAGEMENT ANNOUNCE CHANGE TO TOUR LINE-UP  22nd May 2022: YES Management have announced today that due to current health issues Alan White will not be taking part on the forthcoming 50th Anniversary Close to the Edge UK Tour.   Alan was really looking forward to playing live again preparing to celebrate 50..

KAIPA – Urskog (InsideOut Music)

Calling all 70's prog fans! Legendary Swedish progressive folk-fusion-rock band KAIPA are celebrating the release of their 14th studio album Urksog, out now. It really is a classic prog creation in every sense, lots of touches of so many bands from the 70's to start with, particularly ELP to my mind, albeit with a fresh, contemporary..

Dutch Experimental Rockers Lesoir launch new EP ‘Babel’ plus tour details

Dutch Art rock band Lesoir made a virtue of necessity in the quiet but turbulent lockdown period and in 2020 started working on something that would then become an 'interim project' for the band. Recorded at various locations in South Limburg (NL), the resulting 20-minute and 20-second epic grew into a full-fledged addition to the band's already existing repertoire,..

Marillion – An Hour Before It’s Dark (Ear Music)

Sunnier segments and crisper arrangements than on FEAR… Photos by: Anne-Marie Forker Photography No one knows how much time they've got left… sings Steve Hogarth in Care, the immaculate closing track of Marillion's twentieth and latest album An Hour Before It's Dark. Simple but compelling words to those of us who have not only weathered..

InsideOutMusic announce signing of Russian progressive rockers VELCROCRANES

InsideOutMusic are pleased to announce the signing of Russian progressive rock newcomers Velcrocranes! The band's debut album 'What If I Die' will be released on the 29th April 2022 via their new label home.  Watch a teaser here: https://youtu.be/Fn1V07X1n5w  Started out as a small jazz ensemble created originally for practice, it wasn't until they discovered the music..