Ghost – Ceremony and Devotion

Having caught Ghost in the last few years during the touring cycle for their third album, Meliora (and follow-up EP Popestar), I was amazed this most visual of bands hadn’t officially released any live material. While they still haven’t got a full-length film to their name they do now have a live album, the appropriately... Continue Reading →

The Darkness – Pinewood Smile

15 or so years ago The Darkness appeared on the British music scene as if from nowhere (actually Lowestoft) with a refreshing bast of uncynical, upbeat, knowingly silly, hard rock that saw them headline festivals and even release a Christmas single that has stood the test of time. Since then they've had their ups and... Continue Reading →

The Delta Bombers – Self-titled

Based in Las Vegas, Nevada, The Delta Bombers are a rockabilly quartet steeped in the history of the style. While I first encountered them via a high energy live set supporting Tiger Army at the second 2017 Octoberflame show their most recent, self-titled, album, presents a slightly different, but none-the-less impressive side of the band.... Continue Reading →

Speakeasy – Lost Souls

Mod revival supergroup Speakeasy returned in November 2017 with a third full length album, Lost Souls, on the Heavy Soul Records label. Following on from Trouble and their self-titled debut the album continues their trend of mixing classic rock 'n' roll with elements of mod, punk and soul. The band is made up of members... Continue Reading →

Foo Fighters – Concrete And Gold

For the past two decades Foo Fighters have been gradually transforming from pop-grunge pioneers to stadium rock titans. While their last album, the geographically conceptual Sonic Highways (that came with an accompanying series of documentary films about the cities where each track was recorded) had some interesting moments, its hard to argue that the band... Continue Reading →

Prophets of Rage – Self-Titled

Twenty five years ago Rage Against The Machine blasted into the world with an incendiary hybrid of heavy metal and rap fuelled by perceived injustices and inequalities in life in the USA. Since then the band have come and gone a couple of times with varying levels of success, and each have pursued their own... Continue Reading →

Le Quesne – Love And Death

Tyler Edmonds has long been known as frontman of Last Of The Light Brigade and more recently for being one of the founders of the School of Popular Music but he has now released his first solo record, under the name Le Quesne, Love And Death. Featuring long time band mater Stu Carre on drums... Continue Reading →

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