Album Reviews

Review: Myles Kennedy – ‘The Ides Of March’

Myles Kennedy

Whether it’s with Alter Bridge, solo, or with Slash, the ever-prolific Myles Kennedy has performed on ten studio albums in the last seventeen years. The most relevant album of these would be Kennedy’s 2018 debut solo effort ‘Year Of The Tiger’, a beautiful, heartfelt, acoustic-driven album that struck a chord …

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Review: Candlemass – ‘Green Valley Live’

Swedish Doom Metal legends return with their eighth live album to date “Green Valley Live”. That’s a fair amount of live albums even for a band that’s now been around for over 35 years. The recording was actually from a covid “lockdown” session that was streamed for fans in July …

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Review: Fences – ‘Wide Eyed Elk Ensemble’ EP

With Atlanta’s Manchester Orchestra riding high with almost universal praise for their latest album ‘The Million Masks of God’, it’s a good time for artists who are offering something a little different from the norm. Enter Seattle native Fences (the alter-ego of musician/songwriter Christopher Mansfield) with his latest EP ‘Wide …

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Review: Reach – ‘The Promise of a Life’

Throw a dart at Sweden and chances are that you will hit someone in a band, and with so many top-quality bands currently bursting out of the country; Sweden (along with Germany) is arguably one of the front runners when it comes to producing well-played, gutsy, memorable rock ‘n’ roll. …

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Review: J.R. Harbidge – ‘Long Black River’

With a tip of the hat in appreciation to early 1970’s Laurel Canyon residents such as Jackson Browne, and the Eagles, Cannock-based singer-songwriter J.R. Harbidge returns with his sophomore album ‘Long Black River’ and leaves the listener chilling with a peaceful easy feeling washing over them. Opener ‘Wrong Side of …

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Review: Gojira – ‘Fortitude’

In 2008 when the promo for ‘The Way of The Flesh’ dropped on my desk, I was already aware that Gojira were making some waves after their previous album ‘From Mars to Sirius’. With no disrespect, the French metal scene has never really taken over the world like some of …

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Review: Them Bloody Kids – ‘Radical Animals’

When The Wildhearts released their all-conquering ‘Renaissance Men’ album in 2019, Ginger Wildheart was often heard bemoaning the fact that it took a bunch of 50-year old guys to highlight the shitshow of affairs that was the United Kingdom in 2019. Where were all the young, angry musicians Ginger would …

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Review: Steve Cropper – Fire It Up

Whilst Steve Cropper may not be somebody you’ve heard of, you will undoubtedly have heard his guitar playing. Eddie Floyd’s “Knock on Wood”, Sam & Dave’s “Soul Man”, Otis Redding’s massive hit “Dock of the Bay” and Booker T and the MG’s “Green Onions” were all co-written by Cropper and …

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Weekly Singles Round-up

Another week, the sun is still shining, and there is another fresh batch of new singles ready to devour. Here is a small handful of what has grabbed our attention recently; from various American acts who are just starting out, and some that are already household names, to four acts …

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