Rock Reviews

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The Darkness – Last Of Our Kind ()
4th August 2015 -

When The Darkness initially disbanded in 2006, many believed that we’d seen the last of the I Believe In A Thing Called Love hitmakers. Fortunately, that turned out not to be the case, and the Lowestoft rockers are now two albums into their comeback with Last Of Our Kind, their follow-up to 2012’s Hot Cakes. Of all the things you’d… Read More »

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The Survival Code – MMXV ()
17th July 2015 -

Despite the claims that guitar based music is dead, it seems to be experiencing quite the opposite with bands like Royal Blood and Bury Tomorrow leading the UK scene in their respective fields. The Survival Code are the latest band to emerge and the London three piece are set to make a name of their own with debut record, MMXV…. Read More »

Against The Current Gravity EP Cover
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Against the Current – Gravity EP ()
10th July 2015 -

What is the measure of real quality in music? Is it the ability to forge ceaselessly forward, constantly bending genre and convention, pushing the boundaries of music or is it, perhaps, the ability to write five songs jam full of earwormer choruses? They may not be touring with Mastodon anytime soon but Against the Current’s Gravity is just one such… Read More »

Tremonti Cauterize Album Cover
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Tremonti – Cauterize ()
7th June 2015 -

“Take the sun, and cauterize, make us pure again” One of the most welcome album announcements of 2015 was the news that Mark Tremonti had reconvened the Tremonti Project for 2015 with Alter Bridge taking most of the year off. Again teaming up with Wolfgang Van Halen on bass, as well as Eric Friedman and Garrett Whitlock, the result has… Read More »

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Review: Toseland – Hearts and Bones EP ()
21st May 2015 -

Just over a year on from the release of their debut album ‘Renegade’, former motorcycle racing world champion James Toseland and his eponymous band have returned with the follow-up EP ‘Hearts and Bones’. Opening with the monstrous title track, ‘Hearts and Bones’ immediately draws you in with its catchy chorus and is perhaps the EP’s greatest moment – a ready-made… Read More »