Latest single reviews


The Hyena Kill

Still Sick
Oh no, not another two piece playing downtuned heavy blues orientated rock? There’s does appear to be a glut of these bands at the moment with Royal Blood, Bloo... Read more...


David 9 Lunas

Mushroom Tea EP
To be honest, I have no idea how to characterise David 9 Lunas, I can only say that the songs on this EP have been bringing bigger smiles to my face than anyone... Read more...


The Crunch

Neon Madonna
Yes, all-star power pop rockers The Crunch are still busy making noise and if new single Neon Madonna is anything to go by Read more...


Naomi Rush

Pixel Poetry EP
Naomi Rush is not someone I’ve come across before but on the basis of this debut EP she may well be making a decent name for herself in time to come. Read more...


Mo Evans

Spilled My Love EP
Son of singer Sam Brown and producer Robin Evans releases debut EP. With the success of Sam Smith, there will be a conveyer belt of similar sounding singers Read more...


Nash Albert

When I'm not Around/City is Burning
This double A side from Georgian artist Nash Albert as a fore taster for his forthcoming album is interesting. Read more...


Si Cranstoun

Never Gonna Let You Go
This song sounded very familiar when first heard and it wasn’t just Si Cranstoun’s voice - which is genuinely soulful and is in that Jackie Wilson sort of area. Read more...


The Symptoms

Listening to the Wind That Blows
What started out as a group of musicians coming together to perform a one-off covers gig has grown into something more. Read more...

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Latest album reviews



Reanimated Memories
A new album from Man is, and should be, something rather special. They seem to have been around since the dawn of time and the lineups and changes over the year... Read more...


The Dreaming Spires

Searching for the Supertruth
Robin and Joe Bennett have quite a complicated pedigree. They’ve played with the likes of Goldrush, toured with Mark Gardner of Ride and collaborated with ever... Read more...


Sanguine Hum

Now We Have Light
Sanguine Hum’s last album ‘Weight of the World’ was a very worthy 5 star effort but this release calls the marking system into question because ‘Now We Have Lig... Read more...


Asleep at the Wheel

Still the King: Celebrating the music of Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys
This is a curious collection dedicated to Bob Wills who is considered the “King of Western Swing”. Read more...


Peterik / Scherer

Risk Everything
When Grammy Award-winning songwriter Jim Peterik and singer Marc Scherer joined forces to create the ultimate album to showcase the latter’s incredible vocal ta... Read more...


Natas Loves You

The 8th Continent
Natas Loves You (let them explain the rather awkward band name come future interviews) release their first album ‘The 8th Continent’ Read more...


Joe Bonamassa

Muddy Wolf at Red Rocks
JB has put on a show that does tribute to two of the masters while saying loudly that he is worthy of playing this music – not hubris, talent. Read more...



By Absence Of The Sun
Could a tsunami in any context ever be called beautiful? Well if it can then Triggerfinger’s new album could be described a beautiful tsunami of riffs, rhythms... Read more...

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Latest live reviews


Ian Siegal Band

Jazz Cafe London
With most artists reviewing a live show is pretty simple. You know pretty well exactly what they will play and all you have to concern yourself with is a runnin... Read more...


Hat Fitz & Cara

Talking Heads Southampton
Hat Fitz & Cara Robinson were back at Southampton’s Talking Heads again on Tuesday and laid down a wonderful set of original Blues and folk to a crowd who start... Read more...


Spandau Ballet

Mediolanum Forum, Milan
Spandau Ballet’s return to the public eye in 2009 after a 20 year hiatus with bitter legal and personal battles, may have brought Read more...


Country to Country 2015

O2, London
I’m looking straight at a chap who’s chewing tobacco and spitting into his beer cup. Oh, and he’s dressed in camo-covered dungarees and a baseball cap. Read more...


The Janoskians 'Janofest - One Night Only!'

Wembley Arena, London
The Janoskians are made up of the Brooks brothers Beau, Luke, Jai and childhood friends Daniel and James. Read more...



Roundhouse, London
‘Be careful down there’ warns Idlewild guitarist Rod Jones to an enthusiastic pit during the concert, ‘none of us are getting any younger.’ or words to that eff... Read more...


We Are The City

St Pancras Old Church, London
Canadians We Are the City chose to play their debut UK concert in the rarefied surroundings of the St Pancras Old Church in North London. Read more...



Roundhouse, Camden, London
This writer remembers seeing Halestorm ripped apart by Heaven’s Basement some years back. Read more...

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