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The Black Bullets – When The Devil Comes Knocking.

On November 16th, The Black Bullets assault the airwaves with their brand spanking new single ‘When The Devil Comes Knocking’. I heard it first live at one of their gigs a few weeks ago at Percys in Whitchurch and the power it created there has been captured in the studio! …

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Bad Touch – Eleven, Stoke-on-Trent – 8th November 2018

Another fantastic night at Eleven in Stoke as Bad Touch played their finest set I’ve seen from them over the last five years, supported by Aaron Buchanan & The Cult Classics and Daxx & Roxane making it the best gig I’ve attended so far in 2018. Touring on the back …

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Electric Rebels – Heaven Tonight EP

Yet another episode in my long running saga of checking out the support bands at gigs and not just watching the headliners! This time it was the very raucous Electric Rebels from Manchester, opening a Falling Red show. Formed just over a year ago, they are kicking up some dust …

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Electric Jaguar Baby Unveil New Music Video “El Diablo”

Electric Jaguar Baby

A few days after the official release of its brand new EP ‘Old Songs From Beyond’ for Limited CD & Digital editions, French acid/fuzz-rock/psych/stoner duet Electric Jaguar Baby have just unveiled a new music video for the song “El Diablo” available right now: –  In addition to this news, the band have just launched the pre-order for it’s …

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Cheap Tissue – Cheap Tissue

Garage Punk ‘n’ Roll band Cheap Tissue from Los Angeles, released their self titled debut album earlier this month via Lolipop! Records. Founded in 2015 when Andrew Taylor and Jesse Youngblood got together and decided to write songs, which they felt, most people wouldn’t like very much! They were soon …

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Led Zeppelin Announce Record Store Day Limited Edition 7 Inch

Led Zeppelin Announce A Record Store Day Limited Edition 7″ Produced By Jimmy Page Featuring Unreleased Versions Of “Rock And Roll” And “Friends”.  Available April 21 Exclusively At Independent Music Retailers In advance of Led Zeppelin’s 50th Anniversary celebration, slated to commence this September, the band will whet fan’s appetites with …

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The Graveltones – Love Lies Dying

The Dynamic Aussie Duo strikes again! Right from the word go The Graveltones second album ‘Love Lies Dying‘ hits you like a rampaging rhino that tramples all over you, backs up, and for good measure, tramples all over you again and again to make sure the job is done! That …

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Sticky Boys – Make Art

Sticky Boys. Now where do I start? I have never heard of this Parisian threesome before I listened to their latest and second album ‘Make Art‘. The French trio certainly do show their love and affection for all things Rock and Roll here, but it took several listens of the …

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The Milestones – “Higher Mountain – Closer Sun”

The Milestones are a band I have literally stumbled across just recently, and it is hard to believe that this band are both, a Scandinavian band from Finland, and did start out 20 years ago. “Higher Mountain – Closer Sun” is the fourth such album from the band, who first …

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Bloody Hammers – Under Satan’s Sun

“Bloody Hammers are a heavy rock band from Transylvania County, North Carolina.” Their latest ten-song disc, Under Satan’s Sun, was released in 2014 on Napalm Records. “Although commonly viewed as gothic rock, the band have incorporated elements of doom metal, stoner metal, and psychedelic rock.” By their name and the …

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The King Lot – Until My Dying Day – Single

The King Lot are a three piece Hard Rock and Roll band from West Lothian, Scotland who I have never heard much about until now! The band members have been friends for many years, and have written and recorded in various bands and projects together as well as achieving commercial …

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Aventus – Valley Of The Kings

Another contender in the overcrowded, glutted digital music revolution, Scotland’s Aventus put their spin on rock and roll with their latest disc, called Valley of the Kings. The recording has a warm, analog feel to it, and is nicely balanced and enjoyable. The band mix doomy, sludgy riffs with more …

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Buffalo Summer – Buffalo Summer

When we talk about bands and music, bands who are real and step up to the mark. Bands who provide sounds that seem old, familiar but also fresh, vibrant and put on that awesome live performance. Of recent times The Answer and Rival Sons are names that spring to my …

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Down The Machine – Everything I Am Not

Caveat: don’t judge a band’s entire output based on one “free” song. This tune, “Everything I Am Not”, by West Yorkshire UK’s Down The Machine, sounds like a cross between industrial bands like Nine Inch Nails, grunge type outfits like Alice In Chains, and modern rock outfits like Audioslave. The …

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The Temperance Movement – Glasgow, Oran Mor – 18/09/2013

The Temperance Movement – Glasgow, Oran Mor – 18/09/2013

For this live review I would like to say first of all, I missed support act Samuel Taylor due to doing an interview with The Temperance Movement during his set. Sorry Sam, but for the record a few days later I did manage to catch Sam at the Newcastle gig, …

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Celeb Car Crash – Ambush

Ambush is a nicely-produced, 13-track offering from Parma, Italy’s Celeb Car Crash. In contrast to their catastrophic name, this is a ‘safe’ album in the alternative rock, or nu-grunge vein. The band is competent, skilled, and versatile. Their sound could be described as vaguely reminiscent of Alice In Chains, or …

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Marcus Jidell – Pictures From A Time Traveller

Evergrey guitarist Marcus Jidell released his solo album, Pictures From A Time Traveller, in 2013 through Lion Music. It’s definitely an instrumental guitar album, but it doesn’t fall prey to “backing tracky” sound, or overly indulgent ‘shred’ in any given passage. Fluid passages lull one into a drifting, borderless sea… …

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The Answer – New Horizon

Northern Ireland will always bring a big smile to my face. Not only as it’s my homeland, but there are a hell of a lot of great bands with huge energy, a lot of passion, spirit and soul throughout. A lot of Northern Irish bands seem to get overlooked somehow …

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