MEET THE LOVELESS: HOT, HARD & READY

THE LOVELESS – the garage rock band fronted by Marc Almond and Neal X – are releasing their debut album ‘Meet The Loveless’ on January 19th via Cadiz Music. And they are augmented by Iggy Pop’s touring rhythm section, Mat Hector and Ben Ellis, alongside keyboard maestro, James Beaumont. The album features songs that originally inspired them…

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JAMIE WEBSTER DROPS HEARTFELT ANTI-WAR SONG

SEEKING truth where corruption reigns, indie singer-songwriter JAMIE WEBSTER tackles conflict and refugee rights on new single ‘How Do You Sleep At Night’ – with his earnings from the track going to the British Red Cross. The song is lifted from Webster’s upcoming, third album, ‘10 For The People,’ released February 2nd via Modern Sky UK….

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BEATOWLS: “Read over it, play over it, revise, tweak. Steal?” All I See Is Trouble…

SHADOWS dance with dark secrets as Liverpool’s cult synth-noir trio, BEATOWLS take cold hand in cold hand to release their shattered-heart single, ‘All I See Is Trouble.’ Working where stillness and tension meets kinetic drama, vocalists Darcie Chazen and Tom Roberts, forming Beatowls with musician Carl Cook, draw ears, eyes, and curious minds to the…

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“No bank managers were harmed in the making of this song.” The Santos Connection release ‘Bonnie & Clyde’

OUT today from The Santos Connection – the solo project from ex-Brasil frontman and multi-instrumentalist Kenny Harkis – ‘Bonnie and Clyde,’ a tale of underdogs, of hopes, dreams and aspirations, a single sent soaring to the highest of highs by the addition of a string quartet from heaven, a sound reminiscent of the very best…

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Ready for some ‘Demolition Dancing?’ RUTS DC celebrate December tour with powerful new video.

FRESH and fighting fit from a lengthy European tour, Ruts DC return this month with an extensive tour and a new video for ‘Faces In The Sky’, the opening track from last years acclaimed ‘Counterculture?’ album.  “The video captures the intention of the song,” said bassist and singer, John ‘Segs’ Jennings. “It’s the paranoia of…

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She’s pretty as a daisy, but she sure ain’t crazy: ‘Poison Ivy Where Did You Go?’

IF Elvis is the king, Ivy is most certainly the Queen. Stiff Little Fingers sticksman Steve Grantley is back with a new band, ‘Steve Grantley & the Zed Hedz,’ featuring Steve (drums/vocs), John Magner (guitar), and Jamie Alleyne (bass). And their debut EP ‘Poison Ivy Where Did You Go?’  – dedicated to The Cramps guitar player on her 70th…

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Michael Head returns with the swaying, brassy beauty of ‘Ciao Ciao Bambino’

MICHAEL HEAD & THE RED ELASTIC BAND bring the curtain down on 2023 with new single, ‘Ciao Ciao Bambino,’ a joyous soundtrack to cherished memories and long-held dreams. “’Ciao Ciao Bambino’ came to me one night when I was thinking about the first words I ever heard,” said Head. “It was a song called ‘Ciao…

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Hey Barracuda’s got a gimmick. Fun? No. Not even for a minute.

TO paraphrase someone far more erudite than I shall ever be, my expectations for seeing this band were low. But holy fuck. Johnny Barracuda’s ‘Soho Dukes’ ambled on stage with the grace and poise of a past their sell by date group of wannabees dressed in threadbare hand-me-downs. A group who had just failed an…

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SUNSHINE POP: A joyous, disorderly brightness

FROM Murcia, southeastern Spain YELLOW MELODIES have just released ‘Sunshine Pop,’ an album pulling together twelve original songs included on three EPs released by the band during the pandemic. There’s a joyous, disorderly brightness to the album, a heavenly mix of Spanish and English vocals, melodies from heaven, and enough bright, crisp, summer guitar licks…

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SUAREZ ULEASHES MADRID’S USELESS DOGS

BASED out of Madrid, USELESS DOGS are a hard-working, honest, rock and roll band, a band full of surprises; three professional musicians, and fulltime Ohio born sculptor and band founder, Rafa Suarez. Useless Dogs were formed in 2015 having worked together to release debut album, ‘Play or Fall,’ twelve original tracks performed by Javier Rojas…

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