Preview/Interview: Dan Reed returns to Dreadnought Rock (01//07/17)

Interview by Cameron Arndt   One of the world’s greatest musical talents and a true internationally renowned musician returns to Dreadnought Rock to perform a solo acoustic show on Sat 1st July supported by local heroes The King Lot who will also perform acoustically, with their new line up. After successes with the reformed and rejuvenated Dan Reed Network who toured globally in 2016 and early 2017 (read our review of their excellent show at Glasgow’s Oran Mor here!) this …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Interview: Wilko Johnson

Interview by Cameron Arndt In a world beset by tumultuous political upheaval, wars, poverty and, on a smaller scale, seemingly unending sad occurrences – not least the perceived epidemic of celebrity deaths in 2016 – the story of Wilko Johnson is a rare, heartwarming and inspirational tale. The legendary former Dr Feelgood/Blockheads guitarist had been ticking along quite nicely in his later years, touring with his vital, high octane solo trio when, in January 2013, he was diagnosed with late …

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 …