An unusual combination of instruments and an album named after a trunk road. That’s 303 from Three Cane Whale.
Mike has been photographing and writing about bands going back many years. A former writer and Reviews Editor on Louder Than War as well as several online music blogs, he also contributes to Fireworks and to Powerplay Rock & Metal magazines.
We have a quick Q&A with Derek Moore (aka ‘Mo’) of Nekatr after the release of their excellent new album The Other Side.
The next batch of releases in the On Track series looks at the solo output of John, Paul, George & Ringo in the decade after the break up of The Fab Four and then the Becker/Fagan fronted Steely Dan.
It might be over twenty years since Psychotic Waltz released an album but The God-Shaped Void makes it worth the wait.
The definitive Godsticks album – a reflection of the frustration of Darran Charles’ search for perfection. To be fair to Inescapable, he’s not too far off.
iamthemorning singer Mariana Semkina goes solo on the stunning Sleepwalking album out on Kscope. Not a sign of unicorns or cupcakes.
The Masters Of Destiny tour hits Manchester. It’s album release day too for Delain’s new masterwork, Apocalypse & Chill.
“If you’ve never heard anything about The Mayflower and the birth of the modern USA, these words and music could be your primer.” The words of Seth Lakeman on A Pilgrim’s Tale. Out now on BMG.
It’s Independent Venue Week again. Richard Hawley is at The Met again. So are we. Again.
Delain return with Apocalypse & Chill that sees them upping their game once more in their unstoppable rise to the premier league of melodic and symphonic heavy rock.
Fourth album from Eyelids – The Accidental Falls on Decor Records – combines the lush with the loud noise of refined rock and roll.
Finnish folksters Frigg commemorate twenty years of music-making with a celebratory set of exuberant and evocative tunes.
Four track EP of stage favourites from Welsh thrash merchants Helldown.
Beat Hotel deliver an ‘almost’ album of songs of “love, near-death and the worst aspects of ourselves.”
Prog rock veterans Nektar return for a new decade with The Other Side that celebrates both their past and the present.