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NEW SINGLE : TIGERCUB RETURN WITH FIRST NEW MATERIAL IN 3 YEARS WITH THE SPELLBINDING " BEAUTY" VIA BLAME RECORDINGS

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    photo credit: ROSIE POWELL Tigercub return today with massive new single "Beauty", a statement of real intent and the first a taster from a series of recording sessions produced by the band's own Jamie Stephen Hall, with co-production and engineering from Adrian Bushby (Foo Fighters, Muse, Everything Everything). Another leap forward from previous recordings, "Beauty" - mixed by Tom Dalgety (Pixies, Ghost, Royal Blood) - more than fulfils the significant potential the band always promised and looks set to cement their place at the top table of British rock acts in 2021. Frontman Jamie Hall says this of the themes behind it: "Don't say you think that you can feel it, because you don't. Feels like my personality is just a series of instinctive reactions based on past experiences, I feel disconnected to everyone else, no matter how hard people try to empathise, it just feels like they will never understand. "Beauty" is an attempt to

THE MIDNIGHT DEVILS: REVIEW AND INTERVIEW

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  PHOTO CREDIT: PRESS WORDS BY ANSELM ANDERSON The Midnight Devils: " Pink Halo & " Generation Durt" Reviews The Midnight Devils are a trio that plays self-proclaimed " slam boogie-woogie rock" from Omaha, Nebraska. The band's style gains great influences from classic rock acts like Hanoi Rocks, Motley Crue & Kiss. They have been performing for over a decade, appearing at iconic venues like The Viper Room in La and the famous Whiskey A-Go A-Go. The Midnight Devils previously released debut album  Something Bigger  in 2018, which produced two singles, " Pink Halo" &" Generation Durt" .  These represent the loud, brash, and sleazy styles that make them so popular. Generation Durt is a party anthem full of in-your-face lyrics, singalong chorus, and gritty guitars. " Generation Durt"  Lyric video Pink Halo is a straight-up fist-pumping rocker.  Sam Spade is the charismatic vocalist, accompanied by the guitar wizardry

ALBUM NEWS: JOHN PAUL JONES GROUP REVITALISE BLUES WITH NEW ALBUM " BROKE IN THE BRIDGE CITY" ON FEB 5TH

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  PHOTO CREDIT: EUGENE'S TRICK BAG RECORDS @2020 A new collection of songs written by bandleader John-Paul "Jp" Jones entitled Broke In Bridge City is set for digital and physical release on February 5, 2021 . Recorded at CopperTop Studio Hut , the album offers a fresh look at life in Southeastern Iowa as told in story form from the perspective of a Black American.  John-Paul "Jp" Jones is a native Iowegian, heavy blues recording artist and is the leader of the John-Paul Jones Group. The Artist is  Member of the American Federation of Musicians, Black Rock Coalition, International Blues Foundation, International Singer-Songwriters Association, American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers Jp and his team have produced a deeply personal album inspired by life, health, family, and thoughts about the past, present and future.  JP comments about the true nature of the album ,   “This album is a very personal reflection from my perspective as a native b

SONG OF THE DAY:NOT NOW NORMAN RELEASE NEW TRACK " LITTLE FRANKENSTEIN ( FRANKEN-LEE REMIX)

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  PHOTO CREDIT: PRESS  WORDS BY ANSELM ANDERSON Uk Hard Rockers' Not now Norman has re-released a new version of single " Little Frankenstein" (Franken- Lee Remix) The band count Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Joan Jett, Foo Fighters, Ozzy Osbourne and The Pretty Reckless amongst their influences. They tend to write about the darker elements of society with a raw, in-your-face rock sound with scintillating riffs. Their revered track has been remixed and mastered by Ally lee of Mills Studios. The song centres on lead singer Taylor Mitchell speaking candidly a rare bone disorder she has that she calls Hereditary Multiple Exostoses, and her determination to succeed. This is none more prevalent in her lyrics about people's perceptions. Mitchell combines anger, grit, and perseverance in a steady and measured fashion .Her melodic vocals are accompanied by Bohdi Turnbull's pounding drums. Guitarist Zander Brown trades off bassist Lara Hindhaugh with soaring solos and tenac

ALBUM OF THE WEEK: THE BUDDY BLAKE BAND- RIPTIDE

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PHOTO CREDIT: PRESS Words by Anselm Anderson Floridian rockers' The Buddy Blake Band are due to release upcoming album  Riptide this Spring. T he album was recorded live in front of 5 laptops at Mallory Music studios and produced by Byn  Johns.  The Buddy Blake Band consists of Blake Bell ( Vocals/Rhythm Guitar) Buddy Bolter ( Vocals. Lead Guitar), Bob Matheson ( Drums) and Tom Mcmillan ( Bass). The band have been performing for over twenty years and are profoundly influenced by leading figures in the classic rock world such as led Zeppelin, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers. The Allman Brothers and many more. Riptide is an eleven-track album with those influences on display. The combination of guitar-driven rock, intelligent songwriting and powerful vocals certainly doesn't disappoint The Self- titled opener is a throwback to seventies power trio pop-rock. Lead vocalist Blake Bell is the accomplished frontman with heartily cries of a relationship resonate with pounding drums an

PODCAST: ROCKSTARCLASSICS 32

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Rockstarclassics returns with a bang this year. This edition includes great tracks from #metallica, #acdc, #raven and #motorhead to name but a few  

AFM RECORDS NEWS: MOTORJESUS RELEASE " DEAD RISING" AHEAD OF NEW ALBUM ON APRIL 9TH

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PHOTO CREDIT: PRESS  German hard rockers' Motorjesus have unleashed " Dead Rising", taken from upcoming album Hellbreaker, due out on April 9th.  MOTORJESUS  are playing a high-octane mixture of classic heavy metal and dirty hard rock. The band is pretty active in the German live scene since the early 2000s. They already played numerous tours with bands such as  Motörhead ,  Anthrax ,  Prong  and many more. They also played lots of live festivals like the famous German Summer Breeze Festival or the Rock Hard Festival. Their last studio album 'Race to Resurrection' hit the German Album Charts at #42 which was their highest position in Germany's Media Control Charts so far. For that album, they also played numerous shows, a headliner tour and a support tour with the Swedish rock act Mustasch in 2019. After that, they released their first live album 'Live Resurrection' in 2020.   Now the German Heavy-Rocker unleash their impressive first single ' Dead

ALBUM NEWS: TOKYO ROCKERS' BAND -MAID RELEASE NEW ALBUM " UNSEEN WORLD", PLUS LISTENING PARTY TO CELEBRATE THE EVENT ON JANUARY 20TH

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PHOTO CREDIT: PRESS  BAND-MAID, the internationally popular Japanese rock band with a maid motif, recently released their 4th album "Unseen World" on January 13, along with a music video for the song “Manners” from the album. With these releases still fresh in our minds, the band has also announced plans to hold an online listening party and release new contents on YouTube. BAND MAID " MANNERS" VIDEO The BAND-MAID Unseen World Online Listening Party will be held at 21:00 on January 20 JST (7:00 on January 20 EST). This will be an online event where everyone, including the band members, can listen to the album simultaneously, in the comfort of their own homes, and share their thoughts on Twitter. To participate in the event, simply listen to the songs at the designated time and post about them on Twitter with the hashtags #bandmaid and #BMUWLP. The members of BAND-MAID will also be participating through their own accounts, so please be sure to check it out. At 24:00

AFM RECORDS NEWS: GERMAN HARD ROCKERS VOODOO CIRCLE RELEASE NEW ALBUM "LOCK AND LOADED" NOW

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PHOTO CREDIT: PRESS  German hard rockers Voodoo Circle have released latest album " Lock and Loaded" via AFM Records. Voodoo Circle bring back the classic lineup of the mastermind, guitarist and main songwriter Alex Beyrodt vocalist David Readman (Pink Cream 69), bassist Mat Sinner (Primal Fear, Sinner) and drummer Markus Kullman (Glenn Hughes, among others). So it comes as no surprise that Beyrodt is proud and happy to be able to present the return of that outstanding team on Voodoo Circle’s latest release, Locked & Loaded. “ This constellation presents Voodoo Circle at its strongest, especially since the new material is practically tailored to our classic line-up ,” the exceptional guitarist explains. From the opener ‘Flesh & Bone’ and the two subsequent tracks, it’s apparent what Beyrodt is talking about: the band celebrates a powerful, deeply melodic hybrid of hard rock and melodic metal, featuring succinct quotations and bluesy elements, interspersed with intelli

SOUTH AFRICANS'FUTURE RADIO RELEASE NEW SINGLE " STAND UP AND FIGHT" ON JANUARY 15TH

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  PHOTO CREDIT: PRESS Friday, 15 January 2021 - STAND UP & FIGHT is the latest release from South African band, FUTURE RADIO. This anthemic rock track champions individuality, encourages the pursuit of purpose in the here-and-now and challenges the idea of conformity.   The song starts off with a driving drum groove, which propels into a crescendo when joined by the guitars. Throughout the song, there is a harmonious interplay between the guitars and drums. STAND UP & FIGHT is a song that contains elements of arena rock, featuring big guitars, dramatic production and an anthemic chorus hook. Lyrically, the song centres around the idea of standing up for oneself and self-empowerment.   Johnny Future, the frontman of FUTURE RADIO , admits that this is his favourite track on their debut album, FREEDOM. “I wrote the bridge lyrics long before I wrote the actual song,” he explains. “I wrote it while I was still a full-time teacher, as a sort of credo for how I want to live my l