LATEST MUSIC REVIEWS/INTERVIEWS

IDLEWAR - Fractured (Album)

Orange County hard hitting heavy rock/blues power trio IDLEWAR are set to blaze a trail with the release of their third album Fractured’ (independent) on 5th October 2018. As with well-received previous albums ‘Impulse’ (2016) and ‘Rite’ (2017), drummer Pete Pagonis has produced the band’s latest offering. Fans of Led Zeppelin, Queens of the Stone Age and Soundgarden may well find they dig the Californian rockers tunes, and there is certainly a plethora of hard and heavy anthems to get your teeth into ...

CHASING DRAGONS - Faction

Leeds based four-piece CHASING DRAGONS released their debut album ‘Faction’ on Friday 5th October, funded in part by a kickstarter pledge campaign. The band played Amplified and Waynestock festivals this year and have had a pretty intensive live date schedule to boot. Prior to the release of ‘Faction’, lead single ‘Like Gravity’ dropped in July and second single ‘Parasite’ has just been released... 

JARED JAMES NICHOLS - End Of Time (Single)

This is possibly the easiest review I'll ever have to write as I know the song well and it's one of my favourite JJN songs. 'End of Time' is the new single from the 'Black Magic' album and weaves voodoo bewitchment over me as it snakes its way through massive riffs and sexy licks, just the right of side of dirty rock n roll...

BLITZ - Miss America (Single)

Big drums and guitar open the latest single, 'Miss America', from Nottingham's BlitZ. The familiar gnarly vocals of Stuart Corden take us on a nostalgic trip to ‘80s American stadium rock with a catchy repetitive chorus and memorable lyrics, in a song which is instantly satisfying in fighting mediocrity... 

7HE 7OUCH - Seventyseven

7he 7ouch pull together a delicious fusion of alternative rock and vintage grunge and produce hard hitting songs with meaning at their heart. The band pull off anthemic stadium fillers comprising laidback choruses with uplifting, powerful melodies intended to make you move...

SLACKRR - Lights On (Single)

Punk/pop/emo band SLACKRR hail from Southampton and have been together for just under a year after originally forming in November 2017 when founding member Scotty Perry wrote what would become their debut single ‘Closest to Perfect’ and started playing it along with a couple of friends just for fun. After the single was released to critical acclaim and received rave reviews from industry professionals including Voice FM and BBC Introducing, the band were...  

KIKAMORA - Masquerade (EP)

Building on the success of their debut 2016 EP ‘In The Henhouse’ and with a new lineup including Andy Page on drums and Brazilian guitarist Chris Archela, Clevedon hard rock quintet KIKAMORA are set to drop their highly anticipated sophomore EP, ‘Masquerade’, on 16th November 2018 and will be taking it on the road for a UK-wide tour this Autumn, concluding with a hometown show on 30th November 2018.

AUDREY - Self Titled (EP)

 Legend has it, that a couple of years ago in a barn AUDREY came into being. Josh Darby (vocalist and guitar) explains; "Tom (drums) and myself met at an open mic night around three years ago. I wasn’t playing in a band but had a whole bunch of original songs, and we started jamming. Tom already knew Ben (Bass), so we quickly got him involved, and worked as a 3-piece for a short time, searching for someone to come play lead, and we eventually found Ben Farr (lead guitar)..

THE VIRGINMARYS - Northern Sun Sessions (Album)

I first discovered THE VIRGINMARYS at that much-hallowed field of rock n roll they call 'Donnington' and have followed their career with much interest ever since. A couple of years passed with the release of four EP’s before the release of their debut album 'King Of Conflict' in 2013, with 'Divides' following in 2016. With Matt Rose (their former bass player) departing the band in 2016 and their split from Wind-Up Records it sure was a rocky time for the guys..

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