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Interview with Stags

I’m thrilled to be introducing you to London rock band Stags today. I’ve been wanting to interview this band since I first heard their music last year. I love their sound. They were hard to track down, but I recently managed to get hold of them and send over some questions. Stags recently released an…

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A post-tour interview with LEON TODD of RAGDOLL

It’s always a thrill to see a band you like and believe in get some well-deserved and well-earned opportunities. That’s one of the reasons I was so happy when Australian rockers Ragdoll recently embarked on their first European tour. I interviewed guitarist Leon Todd before the band headed to Europe (read that interview), decided to check in with him again, post-tour.…

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An interview with GRAHAM GREENE, the Guitar Shaman from Oz

Graham Greene is one of my favourite musicians: his music is in constant rotation in my house (it makes for perfect writing-music, for starters), and he’s also a genuinely hilarious and friendly guy. He has released several solo albums and EPs in his career, and has been part of bands like Ice Tiger, Flash Harry, Jac Dalton, and…

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Interview with Hekz

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to catch up-and-coming UK metal band Hekz playing live at the Cambridge Rock Festival. It was a great gig! I invited them here for a chat to find out a bit more about them and their music. INTERVIEW WITH HEKZ   Welcome to Real Rock and…

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An interview with LEON TODD of RAGDOLL

Ragdoll is an Australian band based in Perth, and I’ve been a huge fan since I first heard their music in 2012. Guitarist Leon Todd, bass-player and vocalist Ryan Rafferty (those pipes!), and drummer Cam Barrett play rock with passion and skill, crafting songs that you can listen to over and over again and always…

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Interview with Fragile Things

  Track listing: Enemy Is I Open Cage Broken Sun So Cold “Broken Sun” is the impressive debut EP by this 4-piece hard rock band from Milton Keynes and Brighton. Fragile Things’ songs have anthemic lyrics and catchy choruses. I love their debut single, “Broken Sun”, so was looking forward to hearing this EP. I…

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The Raven: A Thrash Metal Opera

I have news about a fascinating project to share with you today. If you’re a fan of concept albums, rock operas, metal music, and Edgar Allan Poe, then you’re in for a rare treat. Chris Violence is taking on Poe’s poem The Raven. The poem is in the process of becoming a 23-minute thrash metal…

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Interview with Tom Leighton of The Bad Flowers

On Monday my track of the day was the awesome “Living The Dream” by The Bad Flowers. This band have released two addictive EPs, and next month they’ll be on tour in the UK with Crobot and Dirty Thrills—both great bands that we’ve featured here on Real Rock and Roll. After listening to The Bad…