Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Music Reviews

Andy Oliveri & The Mountaineers – Call Them Brothers (album review)

It’s not often that a record comes along that makes you both excited for the future of music and pine for the sounds of...

For Strangers Only – Abel Raise The Cain (album review)

Pop and rock music can sometimes make uncomfortable bedfellows. Some might say that pop can water down the power of the rock delivery, others...
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Lower State of Consciousness – Analog Bombs (album review)

It’s fair to say that it is hard to fault the choices this Bradford band makes. Cool band name, intriguing album title, interesting artwork…I...

What You Deserve – Anonymous (album review)

Classic rock, hard rock, rock…call it what you will but we can all agree that we are in familiar territory here. Not that it is...

Scene and Heard : Berlin – Kamikaze Girls

Good things…no, make that great things are happening for Leeds-based duo Kamikaze Girls. Not only have they just signed to Big Scary Monsters Recording...

Music Thursday : Lil’ Lost Lou – Lil’ Lost Lou (album review)

There is a certain poignancy coming to this album as I do just hours after hearing that Chuck Berry had duck walked off this...

Music Thursday : Spare Parts For Broken Hearts – Paul Menel and The Essentials

The inclusion of the track Common Ground on this album makes for an interesting point of reference between past and present. Menel’s anthem for...

Music Thursday : The Semi-Hollow – Les Robot

I know I’m always searching for music that is pushing new boundaries, testing the limits, fusing disparate threads into new forms and making truly...

Scene and Heard : Just How She Died – Tommy Hale and The Magnificent...

Like most musical labels employed by journalists and music tribe devotees, Americana, roots…even alt-country seem to have lost any meaning rather quickly. Despite hailing...

Music Thursday : Songbag – Jimmy Ragazzon (album review)

I shouldn’t be that surprised that a man with his feet planted so firmly in Italian soil can sound so authentically part of the...