Category Archives: rock

Scene and Heard – CCXCVI : Pull Through Furyus ft. DJ Dee Kimble (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

If rock music is known for producing the big, bombastic anthems and hip-hop for being the cooler underground way of getting a musical message across, then it is surprising that more people don’t mix the core elements of both genres. … Continue reading

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Shine –  Nelson King (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Nelson King continues to maintain  his rather impressive recorded work rate, something in keeping with the bands from days gone by rather than the rather tardy recording schedule of most modern bands, and Shine is the latest collection of songs … Continue reading

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The Drugs Didn’t Last Forever – Rob Ashley (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

It maybe a cliche that the best things are worth waiting for, but in the case of Rob Ashley the 25 or so years he paid his dues gigging around the North-East of America before striking out to write his … Continue reading

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Bobby’s Blues –  Brother Jon Band (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

The groove never goes out of fashion, Bobby’s Blues is proof of that. Built on one of those timeless blues rock rhythms, one that slinks rather than drives, that swaggers rather than rushes, this is a song which could have … Continue reading

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Smile For Better Days –  Deep C Divers (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Nobody enjoys a pun and a bit of literary word play as much as I do. Well, except my brother-in-law, my neighbour and the guy who runs the shop at the end of my street. Okay, lots of people enjoy … Continue reading

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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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So Far, So Good, So Cool – Death By Unga Bunga (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Garage Rock. Proto-Punk. Power-pop. Pop-Punk. Underground. Alternative. Whatever! It’s been called so many things but then that just shows you the limitations of music genres. But if you like music which combines the snap and groove or pop, the muscle … Continue reading

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Dark Day Afternoon –  Timothy Dark  (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Lead single She Put a Spell on Me is funky stuff for sure. Steeped in 70’s funk ethic, the excessive and effortless groove of 80’s Prince and fusing R&B, rock guitar and hip-hop rap and flow, it wanders between the … Continue reading

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Seasons Change – Joel (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

As soon as opening salvo Spirit of Summer kicks in, you know that you are in for a bit of a treat. Its deft blend of addictive pop vibes and solid rock drive, its sass, and sublime, slick lines hits … Continue reading

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Extended Play Catalogue Vol  1 – Neil Gregory Johnson (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Country music has a habit of taking itself a bit seriously, all those over-earnest, brooding acoustic guitar slingers singing of unrequited love, darker times and driving off into the sunset. And that’s fine, there is obviously a market for such … Continue reading

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