Review: A-Bomb – Licence To Kill EP

Got ahold of this release by Victorian outfit A-Bomb late last year and have been cranking it quite a bit. I’ve subsequently become quite familiar with the EP, and it’s safe to say that if you’re a fan of hard driving rock, then you'll need to familiarize yourself as well. The guitar-heavy title track kick-starts … Continue reading Review: A-Bomb – Licence To Kill EP

Review: Ty Coates – Drivers Lament EP

I’ve had the new EP from Ty Coates on high rotation over the past few days, and if you’re a fan of melodic rock with a catchy chorus, this is one new release you need to make the effort to check out.  This 4-track outing comes hot on the heels of a recent (recorded in … Continue reading Review: Ty Coates – Drivers Lament EP

Album Review: John Fogerty – 50 Year Trip: Live at Red Rocks (2019)

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)

STARS Live Review – Canberra, November 28, 2019. In one word – compelling.

Stars have been back for a couple of years now, yet unlike other Australian bands from the 1970s that have reformed, to call Stars a ‘heritage act’, would miss the point completely. What separates Stars from their peers is that although they honour their past, they continue to release new music that is both first-rate … Continue reading STARS Live Review – Canberra, November 28, 2019. In one word – compelling.

A revved-up Lime Spiders set to inject the rock this December !

A look back at the 1979 time reel has Mad Max at the flicks, St George and Carlton claiming the footy silverware and kids hitting pinnie parlours to fight off Space Invaders. It was also the time that a young garage outfit from western Sydney called The Lime Spiders made their live debut. Throughout the … Continue reading A revved-up Lime Spiders set to inject the rock this December !

L7 set to jet Downunder in 2020

Grunge rock legends, L7 are set to unleash their live force when they return to Australia and New Zealand in May 2020! Unmistakable in their own unique sound, L7 pioneered the grunge movement with their furious music and feminist ideals. Following their breakthrough 1992 album Bricks Are Heavy, L7 became one of the most highly-regarded grunge acts … Continue reading L7 set to jet Downunder in 2020

Alan Lancaster Interview – 2019 – Status Quo/Bombers/Party Boys

https://youtu.be/_sOgxGhNeT8 As a founding member of Status Quo, the iconic Alan Lancaster needs no introduction. His place in rock ‘n’ roll history is assured, yet far too few people are aware of his time in late 80’s Australian bands The Party Boys and also The Bombers, who have just released a killer live album recorded … Continue reading Alan Lancaster Interview – 2019 – Status Quo/Bombers/Party Boys

STARS on tour November/December 2019

The kings of mighty rock STARS are out and about and back on the road with a few shows in November and into December. Stars will be in Canberra at the Harmonie German Club on November 28, The Brass Monkey in Cronulla (Sydney) on the 29th, Marrickville's Camelot Lounge on Saturday the 29th (also in … Continue reading STARS on tour November/December 2019

CD Review: KIM YANG – OCEAN OF MIND (2019)

The quantity of female singer/songwriters doing the rounds nationally is profuse. The quality however, is sometimes negligible. That’s not a criticism, merely an observation. Plenty out there sure, yet how many are at the pointy end, with a talent and an originality worthy of your attention? One such artist who does merit more listener traction … Continue reading CD Review: KIM YANG – OCEAN OF MIND (2019)

From The Archives: Mantaray-K.D. Red Light District – Album Review (2000)

Swedish hybrid HC action. From the word go, the action raw and fast, yet still real tuneful, just fairly non-descript is all. In other words, there's a zillions and one bands out there churning out this formulae. Set to an ever so original theme of birds 'n booze, the punk on display is top notch, … Continue reading From The Archives: Mantaray-K.D. Red Light District – Album Review (2000)