Despite the ‘unprecedented’ times in which Australia finds itself, there are still reasons for fans of Australian rock ‘n’ roll to consider themselves fortunate. Here’s one. In February, 2020, Australia’s finest exponents of country rock, STARS, released a new album ‘One More Circle Round The Sun’, the untimely release of which went unnoticed as the … Continue reading STARS – ONE MORE CIRCLE ROUND THE SUN CD (2020).
I will always have a place in my rock ‘n’ roll heart for Jeff Dahl. He was/is a torch bearer for true rock ‘n’ roll and for more than 30 years, his music has resonated with me like few others. He wore his heart on his sleeve. Uncompromising, loud ‘n’ fast punk ‘n’ roll that … Continue reading US Punk great JEFF DAHL returns with killer new album ‘Electric Junk’.
When a new live album from one of rock n roll's greatest songwriters hits the stores, it's something to savour and 'Live At Red Rocks' is a recording overflowing with musical riches. Whilst some of Fogerty's contemporaries are often content to 'phone it in', not so John Fogerty. His passion and genuine love of his … Continue reading Album Review: John Fogerty – 50 Year Trip: Live at Red Rocks (2019)
Adelaide outfit Repo have come up with an album I rate as the Australian release of 1999. Repo rock ‘n’ roll is an amalgam of Blue Cheer, the MC5, the Murder Junkies, Neil Young's Crazy Horse and the Stooges. The sound is vital, it’s live, and it’s refreshingly untamed. Repo are giving new definition to … Continue reading From The Archives: Repo – Fistful Of Redbacks – Album Review (1999)
Followers of our podcast (and blog) will recall that Poor Little Things’ debut from last year made our ‘Top Ten’ of 2018. Suffice to say I’ve been eagerly awaiting the release of their new album, and damn if it don’t look like history will repeat itself. This is thirty minutes of well-crafted pop/rock tunage that … Continue reading Album Review: Poor Little Things – Disco’s Burning (2019)
More than 30 years ago now, Sydney hard rock band The Bombers were on the cusp of success. On paper, they had all the makings for success. With a line-up that boasted Alan Lancaster and John Coghlan from Status Quo, John Brewster of The Angels, a powerhouse vocalist in Ty Coates and a legit blues … Continue reading Album Review: Alan Lancaster’s Bombers – LIVE! (2019)
Address To The Nation is the new album from former Radio Birdman / Hitmen / Screaming Tribesmen guitar slinger Chris Masuak and his Spanish combo, the Viveiro Wave Riders, and his first since 2016’s excellent Brujita album. For those that didn’t pay attention the first time, top to bottom, Brujita was a comprehensive outing, and … Continue reading Album Review: Chris Masuak & the Viveiro Wave Riders – Address to the Nation (2019)
‘Narration’ is the new album from hard rockin’ boogie stalwarts Railroad, and if no frills denim clad rock be your penchant, then make an effort to check these guys out. On display is a likeable mix of hard rockin’ blues, balls ‘n’ boogie and that’s a good thing in our books. These guys have been … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: RAILROAD – NARRATION (2019)
In this review – we’re gonna take a look at the brand new album from French artist Juliette Jade (Valduriez), which is titled ‘Constellation’. It’s no secret that we are long-time fans of Juliette – and there’s a fair chance that if you’re tuning in to this video, you’ve become a fan of hers as … Continue reading Juliette Jade Valduriez – Constellation (album review)
Quite by chance, I recently stumbled across UK outfit Vile Assembly and I’m sure glad I did. Fresh from some support slots with The Damned – this Liverpool based post-punk unit are picking up tons of positive press and it’s easy to hear why: the songs are solid, well written and importantly for me – … Continue reading Vile Assembly – Fattened By the Horrors of War (Album Review)
Marc Welsh has doggedly forged a career in both rock ‘n’ roll and graphic art – and for that he must be admired, for few of his peers from the mid-80s onwards are still out and about pursuing rock ‘n’ roll in earnest – and those that are do so for the sheer love of … Continue reading Oz rock guitarist Marc Welsh releases new album ‘Superior Firepower’
Ex-New York Doll Syl’s first solo album is a wonderful exercise in pure pop with no hard edges, but hooks and melodies aplenty. A far cry from the seedy three chord sound of the Dolls, this LP’s chock full of 50’s and 60’s influenced rock n roll pop. Tinkly keyboards and saxophone punctuate most tracks, … Continue reading From The Archives: Sylvain Sylvain S/T (RCA)