Album Reviews

Review: Dirty Honey – ‘Dirty Honey EP/LP’

You know that scene in Monty Python’s Life of Brian when Brian is running up the stairs to get away from the Romans, falls off the tower, and lands in an alien spaceship, the spaceship then gets involved in an intergalactic battle, takes a hit, then crashes back in Galilee, …

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Review: Mark Tremonti – ‘Tremonti Sings Sinatra’

Very few things in music cause a surprise anymore. Lacuna Coil getting heavier on their last few studio albums was a pleasant surprise, as was Halestorm bringing the heavy on new album ‘Back From The Dead’. The 1975 still releasing music and selling out arenas, however, not-so-pleasant a surprise. With …

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Review: The Blinders – ‘Electric Kool-Aid’

Having already released the EP’s ‘Electric Kool-Aid (Part I)’ and the cunningly titled follow-up ‘Electric Kool-Aid (Part II)’ to streaming platforms, Manchester-based outfit The Blinders are gearing up to release both EPs for the first time as one collection on vinyl. Nine tracks released months apart, coming together on one …

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Review: Jack Broadbent – ‘Ride’

Jack Broadbent

English singer-songwriter-guitarist Jack Broadbent recently featured as part of Joe Bonamassa’s third annual Keeping The Blues Alive Stream-A-Thon (raising money for musicians affected by the pandemic) alongside such luminaries as George Thorogood, Peter Frampton, Eric Gales, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Tommy Emmanuel, and Eric Gales; the list of artists is genuinely …

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Review: Halestorm – ‘Back From The Dead’

‘‘I’m back from the dead’’ bellows Lzzy Hale in her own inimitable style as she signals the beginning of a new Halestorm album with the crushing title track. To be honest, though, that should read “I’M BACK FROM THE DEAD”. All caps for a good reason, for not only is …

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Review: Thunder – ‘Dopamine’

Since returning with ‘Wonder Days’ in 2015, British rock stalwarts Thunder have gone on one almighty run of form that shows zero sign of abating. Five albums in eleven years is a pretty good return for any band (although, King Gizzard would laugh that amount off as pitiful), but what …

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Review: Ali Ferguson – The Contemplative Power of Water

Edinburgh-based guitarist Ali Ferguson has had 25 years as a professional musician playing with the likes of former Stiltskin and Genesis singer Ray Wilson and folk troubadour Dougie MacLean. Largely recorded at his home studio named the Little Blue Room, this is Ali’s third solo release, slowly compiled over the last …

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Review: Dorothy – ‘Gifts From The Holy Ghost’

The story behind an album is always interesting but for Dorothy Martin, the story behind the third studio album as front person for the pseudonymous, rock band Dorothy is something extraordinary. On her tour bus some three years ago, Dorothy’s guitar tech overdosed and Dorothy instinctively began praying for his …

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Review: Papa Roach – ‘Ego Trip’

Nu Metal pioneers Papa Roach return with their first studio album in three years, and never ones to rest on their laurels (or past glories), the Californians continue the evolution of their sound by daring to rally against what is expected from them in their fourth decade as a band. …

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