Velvets – Velvets (The Sign Records)

In 1973/4, in my late teens, one never-to-be-forgotten episode of the OGWT featured two new bands that totally wowed me to the extent that I rushed out and bought both debut albums the next day. One band was Sassafras, the legendary Welsh rockers, the other was a trio called Blue - the original, excellent proper..

The Hawkins – Aftermath (The Sign Records)

Sweden’s high-flying garage rock outfit The Hawkins are set to release a new mini-album in autumn 2021. Following the release of 2020's Silence is a Bomb and its affiliated live-album Live in the Woods, The Hawkins decided to make something different. The result is Aftermath - a conceptual mini-album, dealing with the destructive aftermath of..

Sealand Airlines – Sealand Airlines (The Sign Records)

The first thing you notice about the new rock band that is Sealand Airlines is that the sound, style and delivery is so quintessentially English and it therefore comes as quite a shock to discover that they are actually Ukrainian. This is the debut release by a talented team of musicians and I understand that..

Screamer – Highway Of Heroes (The Sign Records)

A second review this week of a Swedish old-school metal band – that speaks a lot, doesn’t it (including of the reviewer’s obsession with the genre)? This time it is Screamer we are talking about, who will be releasing their fourth full-length album on October 11th. Highway Of Heroes comes with a really vintage-looking cover..