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Desperate Measures – ‘Rinsed mini-album’ – “Old school punk from an old-school punk”

Desperate Measures – ‘Rinsed mini-album’ – “Old school punk from an old-school punk”

Ross McGibbon September 8, 2021 0

EASY ACTION RECORDS 3rd Sept 2021 A solid blast of old-school rock. Something that could be shoved into 1979 without anyone blinking at this punk / garage rock. Lots of power chords, belted chorus

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SILVERTWIN – ‘SILVERTWIN’ –  “classic piano-led seventies pop full of melody and feeling”

SILVERTWIN – ‘SILVERTWIN’ – “classic piano-led seventies pop full of melody and feeling”

Ross McGibbon July 25, 2021 0

SILVERTWIN RECORDS 16th July 2021 A love-letter to seventies pop, this recalls George Martin’s piano, ELO’s vocals and chorus harmonies, Todd Rundgren’s melodic grasp and the smooth pop of Yacht Rock. Largely the work

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Tedeschi Trucks Band – ‘Layla Revisited (Live at LOCKN’)’ – “soulful electric blues improve on Clapton”

Tedeschi Trucks Band – ‘Layla Revisited (Live at LOCKN’)’ – “soulful electric blues improve on Clapton”

Ross McGibbon July 9, 2021 0

Fantasy Records               16th July 2021 I’m a sucker for the Tedeschi Trucks Band and their soulful blues sound. Combining the blues chops and blues-perfect voice of Susan Tedeschi with the complex and detailed guitar skills

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‘Blue Weekend’ by Wolf Alice- A Treasure Chest of Musical Gems

‘Blue Weekend’ by Wolf Alice- A Treasure Chest of Musical Gems

Heidi Flood June 27, 2021 0

For a band that reached number 2 with their last album ‘Visions of a Life’ which debuted in 2017 and saw them play countless shows including the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury, they had a

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AMENRA –‘De Doorn’ – “Maximum heaviness, sadness and exorcism”

AMENRA –‘De Doorn’ – “Maximum heaviness, sadness and exorcism”

Ross McGibbon June 25, 2021 0

RELAPSE RECORDS    25th JUNE, 2021 With this, their seventh album, Amenra move record label and switch from calling their albums Mass I, Mass II, etc. It’s a marker of a shift in delivery, if not intention.

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Big Paul Ferguson – ‘Virtual Control’ – “Killing Joke drummer brings thoughts and impelling grooves”

Big Paul Ferguson – ‘Virtual Control’ – “Killing Joke drummer brings thoughts and impelling grooves”

Ross McGibbon June 25, 2021 0

CLEO RECORDS      25th June 2021 Big Paul Ferguson co-founded post-punk massive noise-mongers, Killing Joke. His part in their industrial levels of sonic attack was huge tribal drumming, which stood its ground amidst Geordie’s guitar onslaught and

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‘All The Colours Of You’ by James- A Metaphorical Masterpiece

‘All The Colours Of You’ by James- A Metaphorical Masterpiece

Heidi Flood June 4, 2021 0

James’ 16th studio album ‘All The Colours of You’ is like a piece of artwork in audible form. The band which have seen a 39 year career in the industry have demonstrated how you

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‘Beautiful Beaches’ by James- an upbeat, compelling sound

‘Beautiful Beaches’ by James- an upbeat, compelling sound

Heidi Flood April 27, 2021 0

From James’ 16th studio album ‘All Of The Colours Of You’, the band have released ‘Beautiful Beaches’. The song was written by lead singer Tim Booth as a commentary on climate change migration and

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Hadda Be – ‘Another Life’ – A powerhouse of indie punky pop-rock energy

Hadda Be – ‘Another Life’ – A powerhouse of indie punky pop-rock energy

Ross McGibbon April 25, 2021 0

LAST NIGHT FROM GLASGOW 30th April 2021 Hadda Be deliver their debut album and it is a powerhouse of indie punky pop-rock energy. It’s the result of a lot of dues paid and effort.

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BMX Bandits – “Star Wars” – long ago in a Glasgow far away

BMX Bandits – “Star Wars” – long ago in a Glasgow far away

Ross McGibbon April 25, 2021 0

LAST NIGHT IN GLASGOW 30th April 2021 Glaswegian chiming guitar pop. Think Teenage Fanclub – not surprising because a fair number of the Teenage Fanclub were at some point in the Bandits’ rotating line-up.

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