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THE SENTON BOMBS - Outsiders (Album)

There is a current trend for bands who wear the influences proudly on their sleeves. Whether this is because they are merely copying the greats or re-inventing them is the subject of much conjecture (see: The Great Greta Van Fleet Debate for more details). On first listen, you wouldn’t place THE SENTON BOMBS into this retro-rock craze - half the time they barely sound like themselves let alone anyone else but somehow....

JFK BLUE - Out Of The Blue (EP)

Hot on the heels of their 2017 debut album, Rough Round The Edges, London collective JFK BLUE have returned with their second release, entitled Out Of The Blue. Kicking off the 4-track EP, opener ‘Innocent Killer’ makes its uplifting, hook-laden presence felt with a driving bluesy dynamic, incorporating lengthy, jazzy swathes of psychedelic synths and keyboards into some passages, with scorching hard rock riffage rampantly injected into others. The unpredictable, shapeshifting nature of the ... 

MOLLY KARLOFF - Dancing For Money (EP)

Who is MOLLY KARLOFF? People once asked the same question about Alice Cooper and more recently Greta Van Fleet, Audrey Horne and Florence Black. As it happened, none of them turned out to be shes and similarly, Molly Karloff follows in their footsteps as an all male alt-rock/metal band from Oxfordshire, with a fashionable female pseudonym. The power trio dropped their debut 5-track EP entitled 'Dancing For Money' on 3rd September 2018, having recorded...

GIN ANNIE - 100% Proof (Album)

It’s been a busy year for GIN ANNIE, on the road supporting Diamond Head and Graham Bonnet, as well as playing festivals in between tours, and building up a decent reputation as a live band worth seeing. They will be kicking off 2019 headlining gigs across the UK, promoting their debut album ‘100% Proof’ due out January 25th, and available for pre-order now - https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/gin-annie ...  

TWISTED ILLUSION - I Have Music, I Have Life (Live Album)

“You alright people? Are there any twats outside?”

 

It’s not exactly your standard introduction to a gig, but then TWISTED ILLUSION isn’t exactly a standard kind of band. And Matt Jones certainly isn’t your standard frontman.

 

Happily confrontational and sharp tongues he invites heckles and seems to feed on them...

SONS OF LIBERTY - Aged In Oak (EP)

‘Aged in Oak’ is the second EP from SONS OF LIBERTY following on from ‘Shinola’ released earlier this year and cements their standing as southern rockers with a flair to capture the spirit of the genre. This selection of self-penned songs displays all the hallmarks of classic southern rock, evidently influenced by the like of the ‘Allmans’ and ‘Lynyrd Skynyrd’, but delivered with their own unique style.  ...  

THE BURNING CURTAINS - Fountains (Single)

THE BURNING CURTAINS, who describe themselves as “Manchester’s most whispered about Indie band”, rocketed onto the airwaves on 5th November with the release of their debut single, ‘Fountains’, and in so doing drenched the City in a post-Punk explosion that casually reaffirmed Manchester’s credentials as the undisputed epicentre of the UK’s alternative music scene.

SLIPPERFACE - Low Noise (Album)

On reviewing the single, ‘True Romance', I stated  that the SLIPPERFACE single was "one of the most interesting new tracks from a new band I've heard in a while". On hearing their new album, 'Low Noise', I do not disagree with myself. Of course I was right. This emerging indie-grunge band from the North West have a distinctive melancholic experimental sound throwing together some 90s indie inspired tracks.... 

OWL COMPANY - Iris (Album)

OWL COMPANY is an alternative metal band out of São Paulo, Brazil that began life in 2014 when vocalist Enrico Minelli and guitarist Felipe Ruiz started composing songs together and became a band as a three piece, together with drummer Thiago Biasoli. The trio began gigging in their local area and continued to write throughout 2016, recording songs at their home studio and independently releasing their debut album ‘Horizon’ in 2017, the year their numbers.... 

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