Category Archives: rock and roll

13th Floor Renegades –  Last Great Dreamers (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Last Great Dreamers make a glorious racket and no mistake. Then again they always did. Back in the day, the day in this case being the early nineties, they were part of that glam-punk, sleazy-blues infused back to basic rock … Continue reading

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Hard On Things –  The Harpoonist and The Axe Murderer (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Even if I didn’t rate the music you have to love a band with a name like The Harpoonist and The Axe Murderer, doubly so once you find out that their current album is called Apocalipstick! Thankfully I do rate … Continue reading

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Lauren Ruth Ward debuts video for Blue Collar Sex Kitten

Lauren Ruth Ward’s video for “Blue Collar Sex Kitten” premiered today. The video pulls viewers into a dreamlike sequence as Ward unleashed her mesmerizing rock n’ roll swagger on an eclectic cast of characters including local LA DJs, bandmates and … Continue reading

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The Missing Persians – The Missing Persians (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

As soon as Old Man’s Shoes emanates from the speakers you quickly realise that you are in a very different musical world from the vast majority of music made these days. I guess it is an age thing, once you … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCLIX : Knowledge –  Dynamos (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Last time out, Dynamos proved themselves to be a fantastic fusion of old school, low-slung rock and roll groove and clean limbed, tight pop delivery, and latest single, Knowledge, does nothing but reinforces the fact. We live in a nostalgic … Continue reading

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Grabbing At a Distant Star –  Electric Radio Kings (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I sometimes wonder if the spirit of rock and roll hasn’t got a bit lost as modern bands try to out technical each other, out volume each other, to be tougher, harder, more dangerous than each other. It seems the … Continue reading

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Acoustic –  Nelson King (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

You can say what you like about Mr King but you can’t deny that he has a pretty solid work rate. It seems that barely a season goes by without at least one album popping into the review pile. Whilst … Continue reading

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Call them a Band or call them a Gang: The wicked world of The Judex

Following on from writing about their recent release Kill White Lights we sat down for a bit of a chat to find out more about our favourite Philly garage rockers The Judex to find out more about where it all started, … Continue reading

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The Disorder –  O.D.D. (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I always maintain that one of the things that sets apart bands destined to remain a permanent  fixture of their local gig circuit and those who get out there and get the breaks, ones that are easily marketed to an … Continue reading

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Lotion – Gold Phoenix (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Every band should get to have their AC/DC moment. The Cult did it better than most, certainly better than Accept did it, Rose Tattoo did it in it’s native accent and Humble Pie seemed to do it through the use … Continue reading

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