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Album review – BLACK STAR RIDERS ‘Heavy Fire’

I’ve been looking forward to ‘Heavy Fire’ ever since Black Star Riders announced they were working on a new album. Since I loved BSR’s two previous albums, I figured the new release would be good, but I also thought the band would have a hard time topping ‘The Killer Instinct’. Turns out they not only topped…

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Album Review: Selfish Age, by As Lions

I’ve been following As Lions for a while now. Initially I was curious to see the band, being an Iron Maiden fan, because the lead singer, Austin, is Bruce Dickinson’s son. I have now become a fan of As Lions, having seen them at Camden Rocks last year and again at their EP release gig…

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EP Review: Acoustic Variations – Joe Symes and the Loving Kind

Reblogged from Soundwaves Review: Featuring all the best music floating on the airwaves! Joe Symes and the Loving Kind released their self-titled debut album in 2013. It’s a wonderfully eclectic mix of songs. You can get the album on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/joe-symes-and-the-loving-kind/id676228102 Here’s a video for one of the tracks from the album:   I interviewed…

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Album review – SLENDER ‘Revival’

I confess I hadn’t heard of this Canadian band until they hooked up with Rock And Roll on Twitter, but man, am I glad I gave them a listen. ‘Revival’ is Slender’s debut album, and it is a confident and well-crafted release, featuring ten tunes by a band with some serious rock’n’roll chops. There are…

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EP review – PRÖWESS ‘Headfirst’

As a music-blogger, there are times when I count myself especially lucky. Getting a preview taste of ‘Headfirst’, the debut EP from North Carolina-based band Pröwess, is definitely one of those times. I’ve followed this band for a while now, and when I sat down for my first listen I had a serious case of…

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EP review – THE WANTON BISHOPS ‘Nowhere Everywhere’

When I stumbled on The Wanton Bishops’ music online a while back, I was instantly hooked: their album ‘Sleep With The Lights On’ was such a heady, mesmerizing mix of deep blues and middle eastern vibes that it was impossible to resist. On the new EP ‘Nowhere Everywhere’, the band adds a shot of electronic, dance-y…