Progressive metal takes a backseat as Ray Alder branches out in solo mode
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.
Two tracks doth an album make. Garcia Peoples take us on a journey through most musical forms.
The Sheffield songster literally packs out his favourite venue, Manchester’s Albert Hall.
A huge slab of feelgood rock and roll from Joe Elliott’s labour of love.
Time for another trip to planet Elbow with a soundtrack that promises some departures from the tried and trusted but enough of the familiar Garvey clout.
Alice is back in Manchester and At The Barrier’s deadly duo are in the not-so cheap seats.
The band that gives Inside Out Music’s progressive tag a certain edge with their hybrid of progressive and creative art-rock.
Gold Of Scar And Shale finds Jack Rutter following up Hills with a set that further enhances his reputation as a solo artist.
The Trials Of Cato bring their fiddle free folk to The Met and nail it.
Hannah James and her Jigdoll ensemble are proving to be an innovative and creative force.
The new four piece Show Of Hands make the numbers count on Battlefield Dance Floor.
The Blackheart Orchestra wow Wigan with sounds old and new as they preview their Mesmeranto album.
Enjoy a trip with the cosmic sounds and disco grooves of Moon Duo.
Kaprekar’s Constant release another progressive rock meisterwork with Depth Of Field.
A dystopian roller coaster of a white knuckle ride ensues from Le Cygne Noir.