Rock Reviews

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North Atlantic Oscillation – Grapping Hooks ()
25th April 2011 -

Following on from a highly successful tour with Porcupine Tree, ‘Grapping Hooks’ is the much anticipated debut album from Scottish Experimental / Progressive Rock trio North Atlantic Oscillation and it does not disappoint. The album is released on March 22nd through Kscope and features the single ‘Drawing Maps from Memory’ which has been getting heavy airplay from Radio 1’s Zane… Read More »

5.6
We The Kings – Smile Kid ()
25th April 2011 -

Demi Lovato? You see as soon as I spell checked this review it threw up an error. More on that shortly. ‘Smile Kid’ is the sophmore album from American Pop-Rock ensemble We The Kings and starts off in suitably cheery style. It’s evident within the first 10 seconds that when adding the sugar to the mix these guys were using… Read More »

Time To Burn
7.4
Taking Dawn – Time To Burn ()
24th April 2011 -

I am a huge fan of metal without a doubt but before the growling and shredding came into my life I grew up on good old fashioned rock and roll. That was until everyone starting wearing flannel and hating life while drinking coffee. Since that time there hasn’t really been anything on the rock scene that has made me even… Read More »

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Nixa – Guerilla ()
24th April 2011 -

Nixa are a 4 piece hard rock band from London that have been around for approximately the last 3 years. They have won praise from various press and publications including Kerrang, Rock Sound and the London Metro Newspaper, and have been referred to as “One of the top 10 unsigned acts in the UK today”. They’ve recently released their new… Read More »

9.3
Them Crooked Vultures – Them Crooked Vultures ()
24th April 2011 -

So expectations are big for this album by Them Crooked Vultures, who if you haven’t heard of (by some miracle) consists of John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin), Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) and Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age). Right out of the box the album kicks in with a killer song ‘No One Loves me & Neither Do I‘ which doesn’t disappoint… Read More »