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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

THUNDERMOTHER - Driving In Style ( Song Of The Day)

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Words by Anselm Anderson Thundermothe r recently released Driving In Style, from highly anticipated new album   Heatwave, which is due out on July 31st via AFM Records.   The quartet plays fast, pulsating guitar-driven hard rock with powerful vocals. The band were initially formed in 2009 by guitarist  Filippa Nassil in Stockholm, Sweden. The band initially broke up, before reforming with the current line-up that joins Nasiil is the vocalist Guernica Mancini, bassist Majsan Lindberg and drummer Emlee |Johansson. Driving In Style  is another fist-pumping, energetic hard rocker by the ladies. The band's AC/DC influence is on full display with a full-throttle opening guitar riff that will grab the proverbial bull by the horns. The all empowering feminist lyrical content is emphasised by Mancini's soaring vocals that fly over the chugging guitar lines. Johansson's chaotic thumping are entwined with Lindberg's clambering bass lines to appease any fans of high octane

Larkin Poe release new single " Keep Digging, as well as announce new tour dates.

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Words by Anselm Anderson Nashville Root Rockers'  Larkin Poe have released their latest single Keep Digging.  It is the third single to be launched off the upcoming album, Self Made Man, which is due for release on June 12th via Tricki- Woo.  The band's sisters comment about how the song is a playful dig at Chinese whispers, “Some songs feel like they want to be written," "They almost seem to spin together of their own accord like a tornado and move with their own momentum.  Keep Diggin'  was one of those songs.  “The taste for gossip comes standard issue for most folks and especially for those of us born and raised in the south - as our aunt Stella May used to say: 'if you don’t have anything nice to say, come sit next to me'.  Keep Diggin'  is a playful warning to those with loose lips: don’t always believe everything you hear." Larkin Poe is sisters, Megan and Rebecca Lovell, originally from Atlanta, Georgia, but now based in Nashville

SINGLE OF THE DAY- The Plastic Pals- Plastic Pal

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The Plastic Pals  are a Psychedelic/Garage Rock Combo from Stockholm, Sweden. The Quartet describes their music as "Magic melodies with a dark edge". The band combine soaring melodies, groovy guitars and bass sound that are fun and fresh They first formed in 2005, after naming themselves after a scene in A Hitchiker's Guide To the Galaxy. The Plastic Pals consists of Hakan " Hawk" Soold ( Vocals, Guitars), Anders Sahlin ( Guitars, Backing Vocals),  Bengt Alim ( Bass) & Drummer Olov Oqvist. The band have been making inroads during their 15 years, performing across Europe and USA, as well as receiving regular airplay on UK and USA radio stations. Plastic Pal  is the first single taken off their upcoming EP, due out this Spring. The track begins with the memorable line I'm your plastic pal who is fun to be with segues into a twin-guitar assault. The groovy harmonies combine to create a catchy riff. The guitars are slick, providing an ample supplement t

Blue Pills Postpone new album release due to COVID- 19

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The Article was written by Anselm Anderson for Rambling Man's Reviews Blue Pills  have announced the postponement of the highly anticipated new album  Holy Moly .  Louder Sound   reports the band came to the conclusion with no end to the COVID- 19 pandemic.  We reported last month that the album was due for release on June 19th via Nuclear Blast records. The band released a statement commenting "   "Festival after festival is getting cancelled, borders are closed and we feel we cannot go on with this release to make it the best. We put so much into this, over a year of hard work in our own studio and we miss you fans out there  so  much. This situation breaks our hearts, we were excited to share this with you. The album, the festivals, the upcoming tours." Blue Pills continued to share some optimism for their fans by revealing they will come to a decision within the next week in regards with plans for the album going forward " We hope to have more informat

ALBUM REVIEW- Jack Rabbit Slams- Crackerjack

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The article was written by Anselm Anderson for Rambling Man's Reviews Jack Rabbit Slams are a trio from Scotland. The band play hard-hitting, heavyweight rock with a tenacious edge that keeps listeners engaged. The band comprises of vocalist and guitarist Rob McCombie, drummer Sean Love and bassist Kristaps Baumanis. They first formed in 2016 under the moniker Penny Dreadful after childhood friends Rob and Sean met Kristaps after he answered an online ad, looking for a new bass player. The band soon were forced to change to the equally impressive band name Jack Rabbit Slams, following the small issue of another band performing under the same name.  The trio soon recorded an EP, entitled Cheap And Nasty , which produced two music videos. It was not until the success of another one, that they decided to record A debut album. Crackerjack , was released on 16th April and is eleven tracks of blistering rock with ballsy lyrics and frenetic guitar play to appeal for many rock f

ALBUM OF THE WEEK- STEREO PHAROAH- CATASTROPHILE

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                                                  Stereo Pharoah  is A two-piece, hailing from Ridgeway, Pennsylvania. The band consists of Cody Legacy Laughner on Vocals & Guitar and Michael Padasek on drums.  Catastrophile i s the debut studio album, released via Independent Label  1679910 Records DK in January . The eleven-track album delivers on high energy guitars and impassioned vocals.  Stereo Pharoah describes themselves as an "  aggressive back to basics rock that says something new while paying homage to inspirations like Nirvana, Black Sabbath, Soundgarden, Nine Inch Nails, Alice In Chains, etc.  Stereo Pharoah brings these ingredients in abundance with  a whole new style of voracious Rock 'N' Roll, adding a pinch of the 90's Seattle grunge scene to the mix.  The band took a year and a half to arrange and record it with promising results. Opener Kitty Riptide  is a track I believe is about deception. This fun song is a fierce, punk track that encaptu

Hendrix Producer Eddie Kramer to star in Movie Documentary

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World-renowned record enginee r Eddie Kramer will be the subject of a documentary titled,  From the Other Side of The Glass, according to Variety Magazine. The movie will focus on" Kramer's witness to rock history, as well as looking at his psyche and personal development."  From The Other Side Of The Glass will be produced by Joe Berlinger , most notable for Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster, and Spencer Proffer , with Rolling Stone Magazine, said to be showing an interest. South Africa - born Kramer is best known for his involvement with producing all of Jimi Hendrix 's works, including continued efforts on his posthumous releases. The producer has also worked with Kiss , led Zeppelin, and The Beatles.  He also played a role in making the bestselling triple- album " Woodstock" in 1969. The magazine continues to state how Kramer is content in his current role in developing studio technology and signature gear for musicians, including design software pl

Worldwide musicians in confinement: WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS

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 I, like many of you, have been following recent events surrounding the potent virus that has rapidly engulfed the world, leading many to suffer loneliness and isolation in the arms of a catastrophic threat. So I was surprised when I received this video the other day from a musician in Denmark by the name of Johan Dalgaard. The video is a reworking of The Beatle s' classic " While My Guitar Gently Weeps"  Delgaard has collaborated with 14 musicians across 4 continents and 7 countries to record a special tribute for those in self- isolation. French Musician Xavier Druot performs the vocals and acoustic guitar with a smile on his face. The musicians recorded from the comforts of their own homes to underlie unity and strength against COVID- 19.  Dalgaard is known for his works as a blues pianist, performing for such names as Jimmy Johnson and Johnny Hallyday. He moved to Paris in 1998 and has spent the past ten years recording music with France's best the country h

RAMBLING MAN'S REVIEWS' MARCH PLAYLIST OF THE MONTH

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Rambling |Man's Reviews introduces the March playlist, including Blame The Sacred, Wicked Smile, Biff Byford and The Michael Mills Band. This playlist looks at acts reviewed by the blog, and some of the new releases featured on the podcast. Click below to listen ;