Album review – KXM ‘Scatterbrain’

From the outside looking in, KXM might have originally seemed like a rather odd gathering of rock-talent: assembling dUg Pinnick on bass, George Lynch on guitar, and Ray Luzier on drums. However, the band’s debut album knocked me for a loop , and ever since, I’ve been hoping the three-piece would get together and work…

Album review – DANKO JONES ‘Wild Cat’

Danko Jones has been rocking the hell out ever since 1996, and by golly, they can still bring the brawn and the power and the riffs like nobody’s business. The band’s latest release ‘Wild Cat’ is a party-starter pack of 11 tunes, heavy on rattle-your-ribs, shake-your-hair-and-pump-your-fists rock’n’roll. So tight, so fierce, so full of energy……

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…