New Video/Album News: (She Don’t) Gimme No Lovin’ (King King)

Today King King release the video for the first single from their upcoming 4th record, Exile And Grace. (She Don’t) Gimme No Lovin’ is a full tilt slab of classic, hook filled rock – a heavy blast that Thunder would be proud of, led in by a guitar riff reminiscent of the synth on Won’t Get Fooled Again. The chorus is immediately catchy, and delivered in the video by Alan Nimmo with palpable glee. The new single was mixed by Chris Sheldon (Foo Fighters, Feeder …

CD/DVD Review: Live At Carnegie Hall – An Acoustic Evening (Joe Bonamassa)

By Cameron Arndt Joe Bonamassa is back with another high quality live CD/DVD release (out today!). Yep, I can hear the complainers already, ‘Another live DVD!!’ they’ll cry, ‘When will he stop!’ Well I’ve got a simple solution for those folks: Don’t listen, don’t watch, and don’t buy. Problem solved! For everyone else, there’s much to enjoy here. Sure it might be too much for all but the biggest Bonamassa completest to own all his work – especially his myriad …

News/Preview: R&RT Presents Cameron Arndt (Highway 491) Europe Tour 2017

Highway 491 are excited to announce that frontman Cameron Arndt will be taking to the continent this summer for the In The Loop solo acoustic tour, taking in 7 dates across three countries in July 2017. Not only that, but this year will also see the release of the band’s second studio project. In The Loop – The Acoustic Sessions was recorded and produced by the band in May 2017 and – all going well – will be available on the tour dates, …

Album Review: Nikka & Strings – Underneath And In Between (Nikka Costa)

By Chris Marshall, edited by Cameron Arndt Nikka & Strings: Underneath and In Between is a varied collection of songs featuring emotive and honest vocals, a talented string quartet, tasteful piano and a perfectly in-sync rhythm section. The album has a coherence that can be lacking these days and shows off the singer’s experience and maturity through old classics and re-worked originals. I’ll be honest, up until very recently I had never heard of Nikka Costa. Whilst I may not …

Gig Review: Eric Gales/Bourbon Street Band (Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh – 24/05/17)

By Cameron Arndt, photos courtesy of and © Stuart Stott ‘We’ve been waiting for you twenty years Eric!’ comes the elated shout early in the show as the guitarist thanks everyone for coming along to his first ever UK show. The man onstage looks truly moved, and this is just one small special moment in an evening packed full of emotion, intensity and spellbinding musical skill. By any way you’d care to measure Eric Gales has had an illustrious career so …

News/Preview: HRH Blues Announces 2018 Line up!

By Cameron Arndt Just as the 2017 event begins to pass into legend, HRH Blues confirms a truly stellar line up of acts for the 2018 version of one of the UK’s premier rock/blues festivals from the popular Hard Rock Hell stable. 2018 will see quite possibly the best HRH Blues line up yet take the stage at the O2 Academy, Sheffield on the 14th and 15th of April. Top of the bill is Whitesnake legend Bernie Marsden – currently working …

Music Reviews: New/Recent Releases May 2017

New/Recent Releases May 2017 Welcome to our look at some of the best, brightest and most varied new stuff that has graced the music scene so far in 2017. We’ve got a huge mix of stuff on offer, so dive on in! Click one of the links below to jump to a specific review, or scroll through and find something new! Criminals EP (The Brocklebank) Swallow (Burnt Out Wreck) Fahrenheit Single (Das Plastixx) Rock N Roll (Dirty Rats) Dead Letters …

R&RT Presents… IdKid, The Naked Feedback and Highway 491 (Dreadnought Rock, Bathgate – 12/05/17)

By Cameron Arndt Hot on the heels of last week’s first ‘Rock And Roll Traffic Presents…’ gig, here we go again with Volume 2! This time we’re invading the Dreadnought Rock in Bathgate, with a headline set from IdKid who are once again joined by The Naked Feedback. Highway 491 completes the line up. It’s going to be a fantastic evening of music, and here we look ahead to what’s in store… IdKid Rock? Power pop? ‘Ragpop’…? IdKid can be …

On & Offstage… with King King/Bad Touch (O2 ABC Glasgow, 05/05/17)

On & Offstage #6 By Cameron Arndt, photos courtesy of and © Ritchie Birnie/Jace Media ‘If you’re going to see Mr Rodgers then have a ball, it’ll be a great show, but if you’re coming to see us lads… bring a helmet and knee pads… we’re gonna burst through the roof!’ So proclaimed King King singer/guitarist and leader, Alan Nimmo, on Facebook a few days ahead of tonight’s show. King King are a band riding high with justified confidence, having emerged …

Preview: King King/Bad Touch (O2 ABC Glasgow, 05/05/17)

By Cameron Arndt, Alan Nimmo comments from King King Facebook post. ‘If you’re going to see Mr Rodgers then have a ball, it’ll be a great show but if you’re coming to see us lads… bring a helmet and knee pads.. we’re gonna burst through the roof!’ So says Alan Nimmo ahead of King King’s triumphant return to Glasgow tomorrow, where they’ll once again headline the ABC – almost a year on from the night they recorded last year’s superb King …