Album Reviews

Review: SKAM – ‘Intra’ EP

Leicester-based trio SKAM have been proving for a while now that three is indeed the magic number. For the sake of comparison, SKAM are more of a power-trio in a Budgie sense, rather than, say for instance Cream. The partnership of Steve Hill (guitar/vocals), his brother Neal Hill (drums/backing vocals), …

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Review: Walking Papers – ‘The Light Below’

Walking Papers

Eschewing the bluesier, classic rock ‘n’ roll sound which arrived with 2018’s ‘WP2’ album, Seattle outfit Walking Papers have instead turned left on new album ‘The Light Below’ and embarked down a darker, more intense path. Always more than simply a meat and two veg band, Walking Papers constantly surprise, …

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Single Review: Myles Kennedy – ‘In Stride’

Myles Kennedy

A quick scan of the “most anticipated Rock albums of 2021” throws out the usual suspects: Foo Fighters (already out), Alice Cooper (26th February), and then it gets a bit wooly. New Sting album – (yeah, nah), Royal Blood, Red Hot Chili Peppers, etc, etc, the year is going to …

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Review: Love and Death – ‘Perfectly Preserved’

Coming some eight years after 2013’s debut ‘Between Here & Lost’, Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch has finally given Love and Death fans what they had probably given up hope of ever hearing: a brand new album from Love and Death. Welch has always been an underrated vocalist, but the …

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Review: The Spangles – ‘Boys Just Wanna Have Fun’

The Spangles

Cunningly released to streaming sites on Valentine’s Day, noise merchants The Spangles have come up trumps with ‘Boys Just Wanna Have Fun’, a lip-smacking, leg-humping, four-track EP made up of covers from four different female artists from the 80s. Cheaper than a bunch of forecourt flowers (and longer-lasting), it’s 14 …

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Review: The Middlenight Men – ‘Issue 1’

The Middlenight Men

After releasing a string of high-quality singles, along with retina-blitzing promo videos set to stun, The Middlenight Men have made good on the early promise shown and delivered the all-important money shot in the shape of their infectious, feel-good debut album ‘Issue 1’. Who are The Middlenight Men? The brainchild …

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Review: Inglorious – We Will Ride

Inglorious

I have seen Inglorious play live now maybe half a dozen times. Twice with the “old” lineup and four times with the current. Each time I have seen this iteration I have been blown away by the obvious camaraderie on stage, not to mention the sheer class of musicianship. The …

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Weekly Singles Roundup

With the pandemic and resulting lockdown showing no sign of abating, artists are putting their time to good use, and the number of top-quality singles and videos released on a weekly basis is staggering. Here’s a run-through of some singles hot off the press, from easy-going Americana courtesy of a …

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