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Live Albums – Blues Pills v Zodiac (Nuclear Blast / Napalm Records)

This week sees blues rock aficionados Zodiac and Blues Pills both release an album of live material. The former have their Road Tapes, Vol. 1 for sale whilst Blues Pills have the simply-named Blues Pills Live for your delectation. If you… Continue Reading →

Purson & Ulysses – London Borderline 28/10/14

The entrance to the Borderline is actually a portal back to the swinging 60s this evening, or at least that’s what it feels like, as the sold out venue is crammed full of enough bell bottomed jeans and horrible haircuts… Continue Reading →

The Order of the Solar Temple – S/T (I, Voidhangar)

There is something about the retro-sounding rock and metal which just grips you and this Vancouver based trio, created by Matt “Macarbe” Emery, “The Order of the Solar Temple” has it all. The proto-metal styled sounds of the legendary Blue… Continue Reading →

Birth Of Joy – Prisoner (Long Branch/SPV)

The interesting and talented recent crop of retro-rock/metal bands is a lush one indeed. Though Dutch 3 piece Birth Of Joy are new to me they have been steadily building a healthy following since their inception in 2005. “Prisoner” (album… Continue Reading →

The Vintage Caravan – Voyage (Nuclear Blast)

There is only one depressing thing about this 3 piece Icelandic band’s second release. The band appear so young that it looks like if you added their ages together they would still be younger than me – and I’m 20… Continue Reading →

Whipping Post – The Cat O’ Nine Tales (Inverse)

As with other releases on the retrogressive Inverse records, you’d be totally forgiven for thinking this was a re-release of some forgotten gem, an obscure 70’s rock band whose back catalogue had recently been unearthed, rescued from some long-buried time… Continue Reading →

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