Album Review: Infinite (Deep Purple)

By Cameron Arndt, all photos © Deep Purple/Ear Music After a long break from the studio Deep Purple return with their 20th album and, nearly 50 years into their career, the title, Infinite, seems somewhat appropriate. It includes ten tracks (nine new, one cover) and a cool new logo on icy cover art. I particularly like the ‘Deep Purple In Ice’ image behind the CD! Before we dig in to the new record, however, cards on the table: The band …

R&RT Presents… The Naked Feedback (13th Note – Glasgow, 29/04/17)

By Cameron Arndt This coming Saturday we’ll be going live for our first Rock And Roll Traffic Presents… showcase. Taking place in the cool, laid back, underground confines of the 13th Note’s basement venue it’ll see four bands, handpicked by us, take the stage to put the spotlight on some of central Scotland’s best young musical talent. The show on the 29th April will feature Glasgow’s The Naked Feedback and The Label along with Idkid from West Lothian and Edinburgh’s …

#8: Classic Rock/Blues – Harry Slater (Bad Touch)

Roads To Rock N Roll #8: …in which we try to pin an artist down to a particular genre that’s influenced or inspired them, foolish though that may be, and in the process hopefully find out more about the journey they’ve taken to to discover the music that’s important to them. Are there songs which have stayed with them from an early age? Have they just recently discovered something which changed their entire outlook? What got them to where they are today? Classic …

Gig Review: Raveneye (Glasgow Garage, 08/04/17 supporting Hellyeah)

Written by Kristaps Baumanis, all photos courtesy of and © Iain Mitchell Photography On 08/04/17 yours truly had the privilege to go see a Raveneye show. Actually, it was a triple bill that saw Raveneye and Sanguine supporting Hellyeah on the UK leg of their world tour for new album Undeniable. But I was there mainly to see Raveneye. They are a power-rock three piece from Milton-Keynes. Raveneye are an already an established act – partially thanks to frontman Oli Brown’s …

Introducing: Neon Suicide

By Cameron Arndt In an increasingly crowded field of two piece bands – from The White Stripes to The Black Keys, The Kills, Royal Blood, The Graveltones… – Glasgow’s Neon Suicide are eschewing the prevailing notion to take a stripped-back bluesy route in favour of something far more mixed and, indeed, up to date. Drummer Andy Paton and guitarist/singer Connor McWinnie have created a set of songs that mix the modern pop/rock stylings of the Arctic Monkeys with grungier/heavier elements …

Album Review: Fight And Flight (Tequila Mockingbyrd)

By Cameron Arndt Australian power trio, Tequila Mockingbyrd, recently signed to Off Yer Rocka Recordings, home of such acts as The Quireboys, Hellyeah, Bonafide and The Amorettes. Their debut album, Fight And Flight was released on March 24th and anyone who’s caught these ladies in concert – as we did on their recent UK tour with Bonafide – won’t be surprised to hear that it’s a no-holds-barred feast of riffs, hooks and attitude – with style to burn! The record …

News/Tour Preview: Raveneye supporting Hellyeah and KISS in 2017

Rough and ready English rockers Raveneye are gearing up for two high profile support slots. After previous road trips with Deep Purple, Slash and Joe Satriani they released their acclaimed debut in September last year. Nova contained lashings of grimy riffs, potent bass and drums, and stratospheric hooks – not to mention stellar guitar playing from frontman, Oli Brown. Brown previously released three well-received blues-based  albums – and a live record – as a solo artist before forming the hard rocking three …

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

Onstage & Backstage #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 …

News/Tour Preview: Tax The Heat

Announce UK Tour Dates In Spring 2017 Tax The Heat are pleased to announce UK shows in March, April and May 2017. Last year saw the release of the band’s critically acclaimed debut album Fed To The Lions and an incredible run of shows and festival appearances throughout UK and Europe. Fed To The Lions shows a band bursting with creativity and energy – previous singles Some Sympathy, Highway Home and Fed To The Lions sit alongside future classics such …

Gig Review: Bad Touch/Broken Witt Rebels – Roadstars ’17 (O2 ABC2 Glasgow, 18/03/17)

Review By Cameron Arndt, Pics courtesy Ritchie Birnie and Martin Bone, © as noted. The 2017 edition of the Planet Rock Roadstars tour finally arrived in Glasgow this past weekend. It’s a show that’s been highly anticipated here at Rock And Roll Traffic and, going by the reaction of Glasgow’s gig-going population on Saturday, we weren’t the only ones looking forward to it. As this is a co-headline tour the two bands are taking turns to play first. Tonight, Birmingham’s Broken …