Album Review: Make Way For The King (Voodoo Six)

By Cameron Arndt Voodoo Six take line up changes and a long hiatus in their stride as they return with a powerful, raucous 4th album… Following the release of 2013’s acclaimed Songs To Invade Countries To – and that year’s triumphant jaunt supporting Iron Maiden in massive arenas all over Europe on the metal giant’s Final Frontier Tour – Voodoo Six looked poised to conquer the world themselves. Unfortunately the enforced retirement of frontman Luke Purdie (for health reasons) put a …

New Release Singles: The Naked Feedback, Chris Small and Pure Grief

For reasons of which we are not aware, there seems to have been a good lot of great new singles/videos released in the past week or so by bands from up, down and across the country. While we can’t be sure of the cause of this phenomenon, (if it can indeed be called a phenomenon) we thought we’d take the opportunity to gather together a few of our favourites for you to check out… Rather Be Me (The Naked Feedback) …

Album Review: Time And Emotion (Robin Trower)

By Cameron Arndt I didn’t know Robin Trower ever sang. Or, in fact, that he could sing. Being honest, I’ve not got a completely in-depth knowledge of his career in general, so it would have been fairly easy for this fact to escape me. Beyond his celebrated ‘Hendrixian’ Bridge Of Sighs era, a passing familiarity with Procol Harum, and his work with Jack Bruce I’m a bit lost. The only time I’ve caught the man live was during the Seven …

News/New Video: Black Country Communion Announce New Album, Tour Dates & Release New Video

Black Country Communion the Anglo-American rock group comprising vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Trapeze), drummer Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin, Foreigner), Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Alice Cooper, Billy Idol) and blues-rock guitarist/vocalist Joe Bonamassa, release their long awaited and highly anticipated fourth album, “BCCIV” via Mascot Records on Friday September 22nd 2017. This is the band’s first studio album since 2013’s “Afterglow”. BCC have this week issued a new in-studio video for the first track from the new record, Collide, and the hard-rockin’ number is sure to please fans of the band: Just like its three predecessors, “BCCIV” was …

Album Review: Defying Gravity (Mr. Big)

By Cameron Arndt. All images via Redsand PR and © Mr. Big   Defying Gravity is the first album from melodic hard rockers Mr Big since 2015’s Stories We Could Tell. While by no means a bad record – it certainly had some cool moments, great songs and the four piece’s usual stellar musicianship – for me Stories… didn’t quite reach the heights of comeback album, What If. The melodies were a touch lacklustre in places, the ideas maybe not quite …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …