Frank Turner – Be More Kind

At least since his second album, Love, Ire And Song, Frank Turner has been accompanied by a permanent full band, The Sleeping Souls, but it was on his past two outings, Tape Deck Heart and Positive Songs For Negative People, that this full band sound really took over from the solo singer-songwriter style that made... Continue Reading →

Ghost – Prequelle

Swedish heavy metallers Ghost started life as something of a bizarre pastiche of the world of Scandinavian heavy metal, but dealt with in a serious and non-mocking manner. Their debut, Opus Eponymous, was clearly influenced by Danish black metal pioneers Mercyful Fate and King Diamond with, if anything, even more pronounced themes of black magic... Continue Reading →

The Limit Club – Painless (single)

For over a decade Nick Feratu and his band of rock 'n' roll misfits, The Limit Club, have been carving out a niche for themselves in the punk and rockabilly scenes of America's south-west. In that time they've played shows alongside the likes of Tiger Army while touring both in the US and Europe. Now,... Continue Reading →

Of Empires – Suzie

Hot on the heels of double a-side Waist Up In Gold/Gunslingers¬†in March,¬†Of Empires are back with another single, Suzie. While it remains firmly placed in the 60s retro stylings of their last few releases, Suzie sees the Brighton based rock 'n' rollers in lighter mood with much sweeter tones and harmonies replacing their recent dark... Continue Reading →

Nervous Twitch – Promised Me The World

I first encountered Nervous Twitch when I saw them supporting Tiger Army at Sound Control in Manchester back in November 2016 and, after quickly introducing myself to charismatic front woman and bassist Erin Van Rumble, picked up their then current album Don't Take My TV. Now the Leeds based three-piece, completed by Jay Churchley (guitar)... Continue Reading →

The Recks – The Beast From The Sea

Formed over a cold dark winter on the tiny island of Sark more than half a decade ago The Recks have had a tumultuous history that's seen them go from local pub The Mermaid Tavern, to Boomtown and Isle of Wight festivals, to a near devastating break up to an increasingly triumphant return - with... Continue Reading →

The Damned – Evil Spirits

Though it remains a reasonable description of The Damned, it seems fair to say that 'punk rock pioneers' or similar is a somewhat overused description of the band that misses out much of their history which has seen them grow and develop over five decades to the release of what is, arguably, their most highly... Continue Reading →

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