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Song Review- Dohny Jep- Wine and Dine

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  Kent-based Alt-Rock trio  Dohny Jep have released their latest single 'Wine and Dine', a follow-up to this year's self-released second album. Produced, mixed and mastered by Rhys May (While She Sleeps, Bring Me the Horizon) in the band's purpose-built home studio, 'Wine and Dine' is an anthemic single about falling in love for the first time. Speaking about the single, vocalist Pete Herbert states, “Wine and Dine in its purest form is about love. It’s about those first moments of meeting someone new and the adventures that you are about to go on together, but also those first moments of conflict and how you pull together to get through those harder moments.” 'Wine and Dine' begins with melodic keyboards before breaking into hazy vocals. The band's pop hooks and catchy chorus provide a pleasant song to enjoy over the hot summer. Words by Anselm Anderson SOCIALS Website: https://www.dohnyjep.co.uk Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dohnyjep/ Twitter

Song Review- The Blackwater fever- The Hurt

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Brisbane's Alt-Rock Trio The Blackwater Fever have released new latest single 'The Hurt', taken from their upcoming studio album Temptator. October sees the band release their sixth studio album, having amassed over 85,000 plays on Spotify  'The Hurt' is a modern blues ballad steeped in raw emotion and sentiment. The band have built a strong fanbase over the years, supporting acts as diverse as Clutch, The Datsuns, The Black Keys, and most recently, The Hu. 'The Hurt' begins with the thunderous rhythmic stomps of electric guitar. The lead vocalist's husky howls resonate over the eerie screams of the organ before releasing their inner emotions with haunting melodies. The Blackwater Fever infect the listener with warm and soulful swamp music. Words by Anselm Anderson SOCIALS: Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/theblackwaterfever Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/theblackwaterfever Spotify : https://open.spotify.com/artist/1A5oymWstOyE3ZFeELbBtA?si=zt

Album Review- SOil- Play It Forward.

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  Release Date: 26th August   Record Label: Cleopatra Records Chicago's hard-hitting rock quartet SOil  celebrates over twenty years together with a cover album titled 'Play It Forward ', released this Friday 26th August via Cleopatra Records. I remember the band's debut album 'Scars', and it is unfathomable to believe that came out in 2001. The album produced two massive singles 'Halo' and 'Unreal'. They have managed to amass a devout following since and thought it would be enjoyable to make an album featuring the artists that inspired them on this long journey. 'Play It Forward' is an eleven-track treat with down-tuned editions of tracks by Leadbelly, Motorhead, Halsey, and White Zombie and a tribute to the late F oo Fighter s drummer Taylor Hawkin s. A feisty version of the Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers' classic 'Runnin' Down a Dream', opens this album. Vocalist Ryan McCombs' distinctive raspy voice adds grit to

Song Review- Lonnie Claire- Cars, Bars and Broken Hearts

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  New York-based Garage Rock trio Lonnie Claire recently released 'Cars, Bars and Broken Hearts'. Formed in Washington D.C during the 1990s, the band are heavily influenced by Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen and The Rolling Stones. The track has received rave reviews, including Indie veterans T he Falcons of Haunt describing the track as 'Lo-Fi brilliance'. Originally written on acoustic guitar in November 2021, the song was recorded, mixed and mastered at Second Avenue in NYC. The song leans more toward a Neil Young influence with raspy vocals over buzzsaw guitars. The song's verses were written in Senryu, a Japanese form of short poetry. The song begins with a laid-back vibe with simply strummed electric acoustic guitars, as the vocalist's distorted vocals sound warm and at peace. The song was taken from the band's self-titled seven-tracker, released on March 11th,2022. Words by Anselm Anderson SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/Lonnieclaire https://www.youtu

Album of the Week- Thundermother- Black and Gold

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  All-female hard rock act Thundermother is back with their fifth studio album, Black and Gold  out Friday, August 19th vi a AFM Records. 'Black and Gold' was mixed, produced and mastered by Soren Anderson at Bagpipe Studios in Stockholm and Copenhagen's Medley Studios. Andersen has helped bring out the best of the four women's strongest attributes with guitarist and founder Filippa Nassil on excellent form with a variety of guitar styles and solos. The twelve-track LP is described as '  every one of the songs on our new recording is a hit in its own right. This is no understatement as the band delivers a whole new version of themselves with their firebrand rock 'n' roll. The LP begins in thunderous style with the raucous rocker 'The Light in The Sky' The familiar pounding of drummer Emlee Johanson segues into lead singer Guernica Mancini screaming ' What do you want/we stand united. /We are one with you, a resounding call to arms on this ope

Song of the Day- Future Radio- You Can't Ignore Me Anymore

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South African Alt Rock duo Future Radio has unleashed "You Can't Ignore Me Anymore", taken from the second album Identity. This raw and emotive track takes a jab at music critics within the industry. The lead singer and songwriter Johnny comments '“I’ve experienced it first-hand and it’s especially rife within the music industry," he says. “The sad part about it is that these gatekeeps’ little empires never last, mainly because they stick to what they know and don’t allow fresh and new acts within their sphere of influence. Nothing will ever last without renewed fresh ideas and perspective.” The track is an edgy mix of punk and hard rock with a direct response to those naysayers. The track goes straight into the chorus with a fierce guitar riff. The song builds in stages to a rollicking chorus, before it climaxes with a soaring solo. Future Radio continues to release solid rock tracks that appeal to the listener as the band grows into their own. Words by A

EP Review- Joyce Kennedy-Rock'n' My Soul

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Joyce Kennedy, the iconic vocalist of soul and rock, has released her latest EP  Rock'n My Soul . This is the first solo effort in a decade from her, best known as the lead singer of the legendary funk rock act Mother's Finest . Joyce 'Baby Jean' Kennedy has remained a staple of rock royalty since her breakthrough at the tender age of 16, reaching number one with 'I Still Love You'. Joyce Kennedy went on to achieve her greatest success with Mother's Finest, a band Kennedy formed with her husband, Glenn Murdock. In addition, Kennedy has gone on to tour and collaborate with such luminaries as AC/DC, Ted Nugent and Alice Cooper to expand on her impressive resume. 'Rock'n My Soul' comprise six tracks of soul, rock and themes of morality and inspiration. The EP begins with the classic rock vibes of 'My Badd'. Joyce Kennedy's powerful and gutsy vocals tower over rolling basslines, funky guitar leads and rhythmic drumming patterns that suck

Song Of the Day- Gabrielle Metz- Mixtape

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  Country Singer/songwriter Gabrielle Metz returns with a tribute to all things country, and beyond on her latest single 'Mixtape'. Metz recalls the track is an ode to all the music she enjoyed listening to growing up. She states   she enjoyed listening to Motown music and country. Metz recently signed a publishing deal wit h Heart Songs Music Group , following the success of her previous single 'Masks'. 'Mixtape' is a feel-good song that evokes memories of all those rock favourites from the past like Tom Petty and Lynryd Skynryd. Metz's voice is warm and soothing as her enthusiasm shines through on this track. Metz sings over simple strumming patterns of the acoustic guitar. Gabrielle Metz shows she is more than a little bit country on this enchanting track Words by Anselm Anderson If you want to discover further reviews like this, please click on the link below to follow the blog and receive all the latest news and playlists. https://follow.it/anselmander

MUSIC INTERVIEW: ALT ROCK DUO SLEEP NATION- LEAD VOCALIST BRAN MERRITT

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  Photo Credit:Kailey Adams Good Morning, Could you introduce yourself to the readers? My name is Bran Merritt. I’m the lead vocalist and guitarist for the out-of-control alternative rock duo known as Sleep Nation.  How would you describe how you reached this point in your musical journey? At the beginning of COVID-19, Sleep Nation consisted of four members. When our bassist and guitarist left, Joey and I were left with a massive decision: to quit, replace them with new members, or change course and become a duo. We chose the latter and it’s the best decision we could’ve made. It did, however, take a lot of convincing from one of my friends who are no longer with us, Brandon Hillis. How would you describe your sound? An alternative rock sound produced by only two people that rivals that of an entire orchestra. Who are your musical influences? U2, Nine Inch Nails, and Rush What can you tell me about your latest single ‘Get Out’? The song was inspired by a man who exclaimed “Love is all

EP REVIEW: RULED BY RAPTORS-Silent Sound

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  England's Alt-Metal quarte t Ruled by Raptors soar onto the music scene with sophomore release Silent Sound , their much-anticipated follow-up to 2019's debut EP 'Ouroboros'. Produced by highly esteemed rock music producer Romesh Dodangod a (Motorhead, Funeral for a Friend) at Longwave Studio in Cardiff, Wales, this four-track release brings huge choruses, meaty riffs and hook-laden tunes. Formed in Newcastle, England in 2018, the band consists of the lead singer/guitarist Chris Bradley, fellow vocalist and guitarist Matthew Dewar, bassist Nick Oliver and drummer Will Robson. The band have earned rave reviews for their likeliness to Biffy Clyro and At the Drive-In . One listens to the opening track 'Waves' and I can definitely understand those comparisons. The thick soaring guitar leads, deft drumming and mix between hollow screams and catchy pop melodies sound more like a contemporary alternative to those aforementioned acts. Next up is the radio-friendly

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