Twang by The James Oliver Band is a set of 11 no-nonsense, good, honest, back-to-roots rockers, played with passion and great good humour.
Manchester has always been a hotbed of great bands. We take a look at which bands to keep an eye on as Manchester continues to thrive.
Psych-prog-alt rock outfit The Bloody Mallard, the brainchild of guitarist Tom Walding, writes for us once again. This time he takes us back into the Time Tunnel to share his experiences of one of his greatest ever live experiences.
Bob Kettle from Wigan folk rockers Merry Hell, shares with us his love of Leonard Cohen.
The Merry Hell Hourglass Trilogy continues with the new single, Sister Atlas, written by Virginia Kettle.
Jason Simon released his new album, A Venerable Wreck, on 22nd May. We’re very lucky to have him write for us about one of his biggest influences; 13th Floor Elevators.
What In The World is the latest offering on the state of the world by Michael McDermott.
News of the new album from progressive rock outfit steered manfully by Andy Tillison, The Tangent. It’s called Auto Reconnaissance and is out on Inside Out Music in August.
There’s a strong vein of Eighties polish and synth-pop on the new album, Celexa Dreams, from London quartet Kyros.
Kyros drummer, Robin Johnson tells us what he loves about Canadian trio Rush.
Football and folk music. An unbeatable combo and pulled into the same bed by Minnie Birch on Volume 1 of You’re Not Singing Anymore.
A shedload of albums, singles, rarities and unreleased music from the Buzzcocks archive. As usual, lovingly collated by the fine people at Cherry Red.
Self Made Man is the fifth album from Larkin Poe and it’s a stonker.
Eddie Taylor from Butterfly tells us all about Wings and what their music means to him. You can certainly hear Wings’ influence in the sound of Butterfly.
The debut EP from Uncle Greedy, The Journey To Mile 39, blends Folk-Rock and a bevvy of 60’s and 70’s influences.