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SONG OF THE DAY- JEFF TUOHY- THE DEVIL'S IN NEW ORLEANS

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Billboard Award-winning songwriter Jeff Tuohy has released his latest single "The Devil's In New Orleans", ahead of the musician's album Hudson Delta, set for release on August 25th,2021 The album was recorded and mixed in Brooklyn, following a tough year that saw the collapse of his 2019 debut, which gained much-needed radio airplay. The New York-based rock musician has been hailed as "one of the best up-and-coming songwriters in North America". "The Devil's In New Orleans" was once dubbed unsuitable for radio. Tuohy looks into the turmoil of modern society. The track sees soulful vocals spread over soft jazz piano keys. Jeff Tuohy sounds like the cunning wordsmith. as he talks over multi-layered horns and keys accompaniment. The track has dark undertones to a sneering vocalist that bursts into melody on the chorus. Overall, this is a track that will leave you pleasantly surprised, whilst looking over your shoulder. Words by Anselm Anderson SO

SINGLE OF THE WEEK- UNTIL THE SUN - Shadow of the Valley

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Written by Anselm Anderson Until the Sun  is a three-piece hailing from Arizona. Their music is a combination of blues, jazz, and psychedelia. The trio began in 2017 by playing national shows, before opening for famous blues musicians. The band consists of Bruce Jensen (Vocals) Brandon Teskey (Guitars) and Chris Tex on drums. They released debut album " Blackheart" in January 2019.  Shadow of The Valley  is the latest track off the album. The song is a dark and moody post-apocalyptic blues song with impressive guitar play to signify the overall vibe. Teskey begins proceedings with swiftness on guitar. His fingers slide along to the rhythm of Jensen on bass. The duo resonates with precision to create an eerie sense of self- destruction. The vocals echo over the thunderous raptures of the percussion that builds to a climax in the middle third. The bluesy- instrumental slow the song to evoke an uneasiness surrounding the track. There is a nicely paced guitar solo towards the

Van Halen Producer Ted Templeman set to release his Memoirs

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World-renowned Van Halen producer Ted Templeman has announced he will be releasing an Autobiography on April 21st, Via  ECW Press. The book will be entitled   "A Platinum Producer's Life In Music". As  Blabbermouth  reports, Greg Renoff will retell the incredible story of how he went from being a child prodigy to a Grammy award-winning producer. The book will also recount the stories behind the band's Templeman helped become successes, including The Doobie Brothers and Van Halen, Also, It will provide an in-depth view behind some of the "inner workings of his professional and personal relationships"  Templeman has worked with many of the world's revered musicians, including Carly Simon, Steve Tyler, Eric Clapton and Sammy Hagar. Templeman came to prominence as an engineer at Warner Bros, before he produced the debut album of The Doobie Brother. He went on to produce the eponymous debut album of Montrose in 1973: it was here he discovered a young Sa

BAND OF THE WEEK- BLAME THE SACRED- THE PATH (EP)

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Blame The Sacred was formed in late 2017 by Danny Porter, Guitarist Andy Wordsworth  and, Drummer Scott Emery, adding bassist Wez Gill, and fellow Guitarist Kris Rayner last year.   The quintet, hailing from Doncaster, South Yorkshire, combines a modern metal sound with thunderous drums, powerful vocals, and bombastic guitar lines to create a cutting edge appeal to new metal fans.  The band released their debut  EP Life  Or Death in the summer of 2018, with the lead single, Edge Of Tomorrow    ( click  on the link here to listen)  attracting airplay on BBC Radio and Planet Rock,  further enhancing a solid fan-base with  numerous  appearances at  major  festivals, as well as performing alongside   B lackwater Conspiracy    Yesterday's Gone &  DeadBlondeStars .   THE PATH is due for release on March 27 via   Forge AMP .  The opening Intro  segues into   I  WALK ALONE , a pulsating track , suitably accomplished by a  groove- orientated riff  serves as notice for Da

BLUES PILLS Announce Third Album + First Single

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The Blue Pills  are a Psychedelic rock band, often compared to  Led Zeppelin  and  Aretha Franklin.  They have created quite the success story with the sudden rise from playing in dirty clubs in Iowa, to playing at some of the world's most prestigious festivals, including  RockRing Am ,  Download  and the famous  Montreux Jazz festival . The Swedes formed in 2011 in Iowa,  following the disbandment of  Radio Moscow,   it was here step-siblings Zack Anderson ( Bass) and Corey Berry ( Drums) met the lung-busting vocal talents of future singer Ellin Larrson. The band soon released a self- titled debut in 2014, reaching #4 in Germany. The band have since reached international acclaim following the success of their predecessor,2016's  Lady In Gold,  which reached #1 in Germany. The band has announced that follow up,  Holy Moly!  will be released on 19th June 2020 via German Label  Nuclear Blast records . Also, BLUE PILLS will be returning to the stage with appearances at some ma

ALBUM OF THE WEEK- Michael MIlls- Stand Up

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Words Were Written by Anselm Anderson The Michael Mills Band  are a blues band from Huntington Beach, California and are due to release  Stand Up  on March 20th 2020 via Sony/Orchard Records. This is the follow up to last   year's  Dream A Dream.   The band describe how they like to " dig in on every song and keep it tight". They combine traditional 12 bar blues with their own incorporation of funk, soul and R'n'B.   Stand Up  delivers with powerful vocals, intricate guitar playing, and imaginative lyrics. It is all the elements of the band's signatures over the years that make their material always worth the listen. The Michael Mills band comprises of some of the best musicians on the West Coast with Ron Ravicchio on drums, Scot Campbell on bass, Mark Weisz on B3 Hammond organ, Jesse Godoy on guitar and, of course, Michael Mills leading the cast on vocals. This unit forges tight chemistry that resonates across the airwaves on this upcoming release. Open

The Dead Daisies sign with SpineFarm Records

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LA Rockers'  The Dead Daisies  have signed with world-renowned record label  Spinefarm Records - The Label is home to the best in metal and Hard rock acts under the Universal Music Group umbrella. This comes at a prominent time for the band, as they gear up for their upcoming Fifth Studio Album with a new singer.  The Daisies recently recruited the soulful  Glenn Hughes  (  Deep Purple ,  Black Country Communion ) to replace original singer John Corabi in September last year.. The band soon headed off to the south of France at Studios La Fabrique to record with producer Ben Grosse  for an expected May release. The band said of the recent record deal and current recordings   “We’re thrilled to be releasing our upcoming album in collaboration with Spinefarm Records.  This album is very important to us and we all felt we needed to take the next step not only musically but also from a label perspective.  Along with Jonas, Maria, Dante and the rest of the Spinefarm team, it’s time to

FEBRUARY- PLAYLIST OF THE MONTH

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Rambling Man's reviews introduce its second playlist of the year. This time it is for February- the shortest month of the year!. This month's list includes bands that the blog has covered this past month, including Tom Auton and Jacopo Pausa, as well as band that has featured on my radio show, including Gone Savage, Sons Of Apollo and Ozzy Osbourne. Click on the playlist below to listen to the tracks. lt;