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 …

Single/Video Review: Who Is She? (The Naked Feedback)

By Cameron Arndt, all images © The Naked Feedback If I had to sum it up Who Is She? in just a few words… If I had to liken it to music by other artists… If pressed to describe the track in the most accessible way possible… I’d say something like: Crushing riffs and leads in the style of Queens Of The Stoneage, married to a Beatles-esque earworm chorus, with a fizzing guitar break that could have been perpetrated by Jack …

Music Reviews: New/Recent Releases June 2017

New/Recent Releases June 2017 Time for another look at some of the best music released on the unsuspecting public in the last few months. We’ve got yet another varied bunch of stuff for ya, all bound together by the high quality of each of the acts featured. Click one of the links below to jump to a specific review, or scroll through and find something new! Rocket Turtle EP (The Double Standards) Free Spirits EP (Lisa Kowalski) Goo Goo Shoom (Joe …

News: Voodoo Six announce new album, ‘Make Way For The King’

By Cameron Arndt Voodoo Six have provided more details on the upcoming release of their highly anticipated (not least here at Rock And Roll Traffic!) fourth album, Make Way For The King. The new record, the first to feature vocalist Nik Taylor-Stokes and guitarist Craig Price, will be released on the 8th September 2017. The band have been on a long hiatus after concluding their tour for third album, the all-conquering Songs To Invade Countries To (2013) which saw them join …

News: The Amorettes To Re-issue Debut Album, 16th June 2017

All photos © The Amorettes Big news from The Amorettes, who yesterday announced the much-requested re-issue of their acclaimed debut album, Haulin’ Ass (2010). Originally limited to only 1000 copies, it will be re-released on Friday 16th June 2017. Recorded at the very start of the band’s career, and only ever available at live shows, the record displays all the raw aggression, and youthful exuberance of a band with everything to prove, and nothing to lose. “We initially had no intention at all of …

Music Review: Inglorious II (Inglorious)

By Cameron Arndt Inglorious II: Released May 12th 2017 via Frontiers Music SRL Bands like Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and Black Sabbath used to release an album every 6 months. The Beatles recorded 12 studio albums in 8 years. Creedence Clearwater Revival’s entire output spanned only 5 years. Nowadays it’s not uncommon for a band to vanish for 2-3 years between records or – more likely – to spend two years on tour before considering a follow up album. Fact …

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 …

Gig Review: Iron Maiden (Glasgow Hydro, 16/05/17)

By Cameron Arndt, all photos courtesy and © Mark Rutherford The strains of UFO’s Doctor Doctor reverberate around the venue. Iron Maiden’s perennial intro track is beloved of band and fans alike, and the anticipation in the densely packed SSE Hydro reaches fever pitch as the masses sing along with the classic British rock anthem. The light’s go down and a video – showing the band’s mascot, Eddie, hacking his way through an exotic jungle – plays as the road crew …

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 …