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Looking-For-Johnny

Looking For Johnny

DVD documentary
‘Self-pity is the most destructive of all narcotics’ said the late London artist and self-styled dandy, Sebastian Horsley. In an uncanny way, his quote seems a befitting epitaph to the Read more...


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Devon-Allman

Devon Allman

Ragged and Dirty
The opening tracks show a lot of his heritage but this is an album that declares that Devon Allman is a star in his own right with a guitar voice all of his own... Read more...

Status-Quo

Status Quo

Aquostic (Stripped Bare)
Ho ho! The title of the album, although clumsy, is nice touch and goes some way towards setting the scene for this album from Status Quo. Read more...

Rory-Gallagher

Rory Gallagher

Irish Tour ’74 40th Anniversary Edition
For almost any other artist this much would be overkill and for completists only but Rory Gallagher is worth it and this is special. Read more...


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Billy-Idol

Billy Idol

Kings and Queens of the Underground
There isn’t a bad track here but there are moments when you feel his age. Overall it is a fine return for Idol. Read more...

Elliott-Brood

Elliott Brood

Work And Love
Toronto three-piece raise the bar on second album. It seems that - apart from a short period of time in the 1990s - the best rock music mostly comes from across... Read more...

The-Wands

The Wands

The Dawn
Danish duo release fuzzy psychedelic debut. Denmark's The Wands are childhood friends Christian Skibdal and Mads Gras and seem to have grown up Read more...

Martika

Martika

Martika
Re-release for poppy debut of late eighties' US star who caught the eye of Prince. Read more...

The-Lovely-Electric

The Lovely Electric

Beautiful Filth
The Lovely Electric are Ariane Sherine and Graham Nunn, best friends for many years and now electro-pop/comedy songwriters. You may have come across them a few... Read more...

John-Kongos

John Kongos

Kongos
Most people who remember John Kongos think of thudding beats and a ‘Noddy Holder-esque’ roar of a voice but as this album (his second) proves, there was actuall... Read more...

Jimmy-Barnes

Jimmy Barnes

Hindsight
Damn it’s good to hear a proper rock singer again – welcome back Jimmy Barnes! Read more...

Flying-Colours

Flying Colours

Second Nature
It almost goes without saying that the playing all through the album is faultless but they also achieve a sense of playing as a band rather than just great musi... Read more...

Steve-Hillage

Steve Hillage

Live at Rockpalast
Another one of the excellent CD/DVD issues from the Rockpalast shows of the seventies, this one catches Brit-psych legend Steve Hillage at his creative peak. Read more...

Ben-Poole

Ben Poole

Live at the Royal Albert Hall
A real talent, confident and skilled and with a sound that is fresh and rare today. Read more...

Naldo

Naldo

{at-mos-fear}
Released on October 6th is {at-mos-fear}, the debut beat-tape from London based producer/artist, Naldo, a part of the up and coming DopexBroke collective. Read more...

Jimi-Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix

Rainbow Bridge/The Cry of Love
Two posthumous Jimi Hendrix's records see the light of day again. Read more...

Like-Swimming

Like Swimming

Structures
Like swimming? Or do you prefer sitting next to roaring fire in a plaid shirt and a woolie hat listening to the Scandinavian talents of Lykke Li and Team Me? I... Read more...

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Inspiral-Carpets

Inspiral Carpets

Inspiral Carpets
First album in 20 years from former Madchester boys. Since their moment at the start of the 1990s, Inspiral Carpets have reformed once or twice - but this is th... Read more...

Siouxsie-and-The-Banshees

Siouxsie & The Banshees

Through The Looking Glass, Peepshow, The Rapture, Superstition
Last four albums from punk/new wave pioneers. Read more...

Buster-Shuffle

Buster Shuffle

Naked
Some newcomers looking at Buster Shuffle’s promo photos and listening to the opening track of their new album Naked, may make an instant judgement. Read more...

THe-Ghost-Wolves

THe Ghost Wolves

Man, Woman, Beast
Carley and Jonathan Wolf (sic) are The Ghost Wolves, are a duo from Austin, Texas who play primal garage rock with only a few drums and a guitar. Ho-hum another... Read more...

Between-Dog-and-Wolf:-The-New-Model-Army-Story

Between Dog and Wolf: The New Model Army Story


Now in its 22nd year, Raindance Film Festival is Europe’s leading independent Film Festival showcasing feature films, shorts and documentaries Read more...

Wille-and-The-Bandits

Wille & The Bandits

Live at Gouvy
At the moment this album is only available at a Wille & The Bandits gig so make your way to see them if this is to your tastes. Read more...

Rococo

Rococo

Losing Ground
Hailing from London, Rococo formed in the 70’s as a progressive alt-rock band, before re-forming in the 21st century (sans original member John ‘Rhino’ E... Read more...

Kris-Kristofferson

Kris Kristofferson

An Evening with Kris Kristofferson
Including a mix of his latest critically acclaimed studio album ‘Feeling Mortal’ as well as a selection of his classic American songs – this intimate live recor... Read more...

Manny-Charlton

Manny Charlton

Sharp/Sharp Re-loaded
Most notable for being a founder member as well as being the lead guitarist for Scottish hard-rockers Nazareth, Manny Charlton has been around so ... Read more...

The-Subways-interview

The Subways interview

Billy Lunn, Charlotte Cooper
The Subways have their fourth studio album “The Subways“ released on 9th February 2015 and have a full UK headline tour in March 2015. Read more...

Death-From-Above-1979

Death From Above 1979

Life After Death From Above 1979
Ever wanted to know what happened to Canadian duo Death From Above 1979 10 years ago? Life After...holds all the answers. Read more...

Niagara

Niagara

Don't Take It Personally
Turin based Niagara is a collaboration between David Tomat and Gabrielle Ottino, artists and producers. This is their second album and while the band may say t... Read more...

Wishbone-Ash

Wishbone Ash

Bare Bones
Honesty is always refreshing and Andy Powell is to the core when he says in his excellent interview on the second disc of this package, that Bare Bones was reco... Read more...



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