Beans On Toast delivers his annual seasonal offering. A double dose in fact, offering a rare celebration and the usual observations on the past twelve months. You know what’s coming…
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.
Dream Theater are in anniversary mode again as arguably their best album (plus assorted titbits) gets a full airing in London for the record.
In the same year as Jon Anderson released his 1000 Hands album he goes back to almost the start of his solo catalogue with a reissue of Song Of Seven.
A couple of new appearances on the On Track bookshelf from Sonicbond. Crosby, Stills & Nash and Barclay James Harvest get thoroughly discussed with an every album, every song analysis.
The second album from Kepler Ten is one that could well have you backtracking to see what you’ve been missing. A tremendous slab of polished progressive tinged songs.
The man in perpetual musical motion, Frank Turner, keeps his momentum going. A reunion with his ‘buddy’ Jon Snodgrass and a very welcome sequel.
Cellist Jo Quail reissues the haunting Five Incantations album in a beautifully packaged set.
On album number seven, Lunatic Soul (that’s Mariusz Duda from Riverside) explores the darkness of Slavic and Scandinavian folk. And it’s brilliant!
As musicians find alternatives to playing live, Bleek Noir dips into the catalogue for some acoustic imaginings.
KOYO releases the new single and video, Walking On Air – the result of working with legendary Strokes producer, Gordon Raphael.
Rachel Newton pays tribute to the women who’ve inspired and shaped her on To The Awe.
DarWin follow up the debut album with the next in a planned series that addresses the challenges faced by mankind in the future.
Merry Hell follow up their Hourglass trilogy of single releases with the usual Sunday release of a full album that inspires love and togetherness and hopefully brings a sackful of hope.
Moriaty -the band who give it everything they have. They have to, there are only two of them. The Die Is Cast finds Jordan West and Matthew Partridge, erm, giving everything they have. To great effect.
We cock an ear at the new single from Edenthorn – A Matter Of Opinion is out now.