On & Offstage… with The Howling Lords & Jack Rabbit Slams (13th Note Glasgow, 12/02/17)

On & Offstage #2 Written by Cameron Arndt, pics by CA except where noted Sunday 12th February presented an intriguing proposition for us. Stornaway-based bluesy hard rock duo, The Howling Lords, were appearing at the 13th Note, Glasgow on their tour to promote their recently released self-titled debut album, and had invited West Lothian grungy, sleaze rock three piece Jack Rabbit Slams along as support. On the face of it, not necessarily an obvious match up, but something that interested …

Music Review: Down To The River EP (Black Cat Bones)

Review by Cameron Arndt All pictures and images provided by and © Black Cat Bones Liverpool’s Black Cat Bones formed in 2013, and burst out of the blocks in 2015 with debut EP False Promises and Wasted Time, dispensing their high octane brand of rock with plenty of attitude, and giving no quarter to any listener who could’t stand the pace. Since their inception in they’ve made a name for themselves, playing at the O2 Academy and the famous Cavern …

Music Review: Cheap N Nasty EP (Jack Rabbit Slams)

Review by Cameron Arndt, Jack Rabbit Slams have the (un?)holy trinity of the attitude, the look and, vitally, the songs to make a big noise in the Scottish music scene. Which is fortunate as their Facebook page lists their band interests as ‘making very, very loud music and having a damn good time doing it!’ The three piece play straight up, heavy rock and roll with notable swagger and plenty of hooks. Their debut EP, Cheap N Nasty, was released …

Monthly Roundup: January 2017

It’s been a pretty rock & roll-filled start to the year, both here on Rock And Roll Traffic (naturally!), and in the wider world. Huge tours by Black Sabbath, Rival Sons, Glenn Hughes and Tyketto have kept us busy in recent weeks, as well as plenty of new music. Here’s our first regular monthly roundup showing you everything we’ve featured in the last four weeks – hit the titles to go to the article in question. Maybe you missed some …

#5: Metal(core?) – Chris Gardner (Spectacular Primate Disaster)

 Roads To Rock N Roll #5 One of the most interesting features in Classic Rock’s – sadly recently discontinued – Blues Magazine was ‘The First Time I Met The Blues’ where a musician was asked what got them interested in blues  music in the first place. While it’s perhaps a little foolish to try to pin an artist down to a particular genre, in this series we’re going to attempt to do it anyway! What we’re really interested in is …

Music Review: The Fantastic Terror EP (The Super Pumas)

By Cameron Arndt The Super Pumas inhabit a genre-hopping territory where catchy melodies and big tunes meet modern guitar rock, loud beats and even some flecks of indie. The Fantastic Terror EP is the Inverclyde trio’s first release since forming in late 2015 – though they are no strangers to the live scene, formed as they are from ex-members of Tragic City Thieves and Scarlet Blue. The EP contains four tracks, with a good bit of variation across the release. …