Four track EP of stage favourites from Welsh thrash merchants Helldown.
Mike has been photographing and writing about bands going back many years. Editor on Louder Than War, he also contributes to the LTW magazine, Powerplay Rock & Metal mag, Fireworks and FATEA as well as freelancing for PROG, Record Collector, Sonic Bandwagon and local press in Bury and Congleton.
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.
One of those ‘lost classic’ albums, this time featuring the combined talents of Harry Nilsson and Randy Newman which has been re-created by British singer/songwriter, Steve Hogg, some 50 years after its release.
Steve Harris puts his day job aside for a while and gets back to basics with his ‘up close and personal’ side project British Lion.
Martyn Joseph turns his attention to the songs of Phil Ochs on Days Of Decision on Pipe Records.
Six years on from IX, Texan art-rock punk mothertruckers And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, come back with a vengeance on their tenth.
Mike Ainscoe looks back at his first ever gig – an encounter with thin Lizzy at Manchester Apollo in 1979.
A monster set from a particularly prolific period for Glenn Hughes. To be fair, the voice of rock has never shied away from being anything less than active.
Seen recently rocking out with Leprous on their amazing Pitfalls tour, we discover that there’s more to Canadian cellist Raphael Weinroth-Browne than meets the eye.
The power trio format takes an interesting turn with Benji Kirkpatrick’s latest offering.
We reckoned Gary Numan’s show at Manchester Albert Hall was one of our gigs of the year. Now we return to to Manchester’s grand Bridgewater Hall and an equally majestic and frankly monumental recording of his orchestral tour.
Second mixtape from the London roots outfit that comes named after a line from a 10th Century spell translated from Old English.
Release Date: 29th November 2019 Label: Cherry Red Formats: 2CD, DL, special edition 4CD/DVD mega package Cherry Red are doing the Be Bop Deluxe catalogue a real service. After the excellent reissues of Sunburst Finish and Futurama, we get another impossible to resist offering of Modern Music. Modern […]
Devin Townsend and Haken. A deadly and triumphant combination that could challenge for gig/tour of the year. Moments of outstanding musicality, devastating delivery and plenty of quirkiness came to Manchester’s Albert Hall.