Rock Reviews

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Halestorm – Into The Wild Life (, )
1st April 2015 -

Halestorm have spent the last three years on an almost meteoric ascent up the ranks of the rock world. Thanks to their worldwide smash hit album The Strange Case Of…, a brilliant live show and having hit song Here’s To Us featured on the worldwide TV hit Glee, they’ve gone from playing clubs to a few hundred people to headlining… Read More »

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Bowling For Soup – Songs People Actually Liked – Volume 1 (, )
11th February 2015 -

In 2011, Bowling For Soup’s ex-record label released “The Very Best Of Bowling For Soup” without the bands consent. This new, officially authorised release (humorous titled Songs People Actually Liked Volume 1) is almost a reaction to that album. On the Pledge Music campaign that funded this, frontman Jaret Reddick said that the band felt that the twentieth anniversary of… Read More »

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Marilyn Manson – The Pale Emperor (, )
4th February 2015 -

I don’t believe there is anyone, anywhere in the world that isn’t familiar with the name Marilyn Manson. He’s to modern metal as Alice Cooper was to the 80’s. He has carved a path for himself that is just as much about being infamous as it is about his work as a musician. The Antichrist superstar to many people lost… Read More »

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Fall Out Boy – American Beauty / American Psycho ()
25th January 2015 -

Fall Out Boy have always been my guilty pleasure. Treading a very fine line between rock and pop, on a mission to make accessible contemporary music. The onomatopoeic ‘American Beauty/ American Psycho” was never going to be ‘From Under The Cork Tree Vol.2’, but then would we want it to be? Far from being American Psychos, Beauties or even Idiots, the crux of… Read More »

People On Vacation The Chronicles Of Tim Powers Album Cover Artwork
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People On Vacation – The Chronicles Of Tim Powers (, )
15th January 2015 -

People on Vacation’s new album is an enigma. Caught somewhere between a hopeless despair and a passionate, intense belief that everything will be alright in the end, The Chronicles Of Tim Powers is the indie rock duets best release yet and sees them flexing their songwriting muscles. The schizophrenic attitude of the album is evident even within the first twenty… Read More »