Album Review : Eclipse – Wired

Review by Peter Coates –

Released – 8th October 2021

Coming off their most successful album yet, Paradigm (which includes the massive single Viva La Victoria with 15 million streams and counting), Sweden’s Eclipse are back with their new studio album Wired.

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Underoath Share New Single ‘Pneumonia’ From New Album ‘Voyeurist’

Underoath haveshared Pneumonia, the third single off their highly anticipated seventh full-length, Voyeurist, set for release on January 14 via Fearless RecordsPneumonia is a sonic and lyrical voyage through death, partly inspired by the passing of guitarist Tim McTague’s father. Clocking in at just over seven minutes, the track shows Underoath continuing to push their boundaries as a band, serving as one of the most melodic and experimental songs in their career. As the track progresses, the listener is met with eerie guitars, pulsating drums, and an earth-shaking switch from Aaron Gillespie’s lush vocals to Spencer Chamberlain’s intense screams.

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EP Review : Boy Named Banjo – Circles

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Released – 27/08/21

Mercury Nashville’s newest band, Boy Named Banjo, released their new EP, Circles, on August 27th having supported Brothers Osborne, and then immediately played a sold-out show at the Ryman with The Cadillac Three.  American Songwriter describes the project as, “Marrying a myriad of influences within the country / bluegrass / folk realm, Nashville-based quintet Boy Named Banjo sets an energetic pace for their forthcoming major-label debut

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EP Review : Cassidy Paris – Flirt

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Out Now!

Australian teenage rock chick Cassidy Paris has just released her brand new 5-track EP titled ‘Flirt’.

The EP features the edgy pop-rock anthem, Wannabe (her 7th single at just 18yo), which sees Cassidy delivering a song based on personal experience about society’s obsession with popularity.

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Album Review : Robert Jon & The Wreck – Shine A Light On Me Brother

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Release Date – 3rd September 2021

Last Light on the Highway was one of my absolute favourite reviews of 2020, and the band one of the many great discoveries of the year, so it was terrific to find a new album on the horizon from Robert Jon & The Wreck, country blues-jam rockers from Southern California.

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Album Review : Jayne Denham – Wanted

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Released – Aug 13th 2021

This is Australian country music at its very finest – a truckload of great songs delivered by the larger than life epitome of the genre in Jayne Denham – outdoing JBJ doing his outlaw cowboy rock in style and quality both!

The title track, Wanted, co-written with Matt Scullion and Tory Kemp, has a great video to go with it, and this was the inspiration behind the country-rock and western theme to the whole album.

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EP Review : Kolby Cooper – Boy From Anderson County

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Released – August 2021

Only three years out of high school, still living in his small East Texas hometown, twenty-one year old Kolby Cooper started selling out shows and clocking millions of streams using only his songs as muscle, earning streaming numbers typically reserved for household names. Amassing over 120 million on-demand streams to date, Cooper’s first EP as a signed artist, Boy From Anderson County, is out now via BBR Music Group / Wheelhouse Records in partnership with Combustion Music.

The scorching six-pack of tracks is doused in Kolby’s signature wailing guitar riffs, rough-hewn vocals full of conviction, flaming high-energy instrumentals and overly relatable lyrics from his rebel-rooted Lonestar State background.

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Album Review : The Wolfe Brothers – Kids On Cassette

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Released – July 30th 2021

The Wolfe Brothers have earned themselves a solid reputation for their catchy singles and dynamic live shows, as well as their stellar work with Lee Kernaghan.

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EP Review : Bastette – Exposed

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Exposed EP
Released – 17th Sept 2021

The upcoming EP Bastette Exposed was recorded at the Lounge Recording Studio in Wigan with producer Gareth Nuttall (Frank Turner). Taking influence from the Pretty Reckless, Halestorm and Starbenders among others, and fronted by Caroline Eve Kenyon who has more Amy Lee about her than Alissa White Gluz. 

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Album Review : Troy Redfern – The Fire Cosmic

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Released – August 6th
RED7 Records

Blues-rock guitarist, singer- songwriter and dubbed Britain’s “King of Slide Guitar” Troy Redfern has produced an exceptional new album in The Fire Cosmic laden in layers of slide guitar and acoustic resonator sounds – raunchy, sleazy vintage blues rock.

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Album Review : Bernie Marsden – Kings

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Released – 23rd July 2021
Conquest Records

Guitar legend Bernie Marsden will be releasing his brand-new album Kings through Conquest Music, on 23rd July, 2021 – his first solo album in 7 years, and it’s sure to delight his fans and lovers of blues, rock and more besides.  This is the first of a planned series of albums in the “Inspirations” series, conjured up by Bernie in conversation with Billy Gibbons.

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Album Review : Last Of The Misfit Heroes – Hope For The Hopeless

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Founded back in the pre-COVID era in South London, Last Of The Misfit Heroes are a three-piece alt-rock / rock / punk band with a bit of swagger and a whole heap of attitude.

They released a 4-track EP in April 2020, and through the whole pandemic era have worked on this full-length record, Hope For The Hopeless, which includes the four tracks from the EP and 6 new songs – in much the same vein.

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Album Review : Miranda Easten – Behind Unbroken Strings

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Released – May 21st 

Following the success of singles Cowboy Lullaby and the super-catchy Country Boy across Australia and USA, Christchurch’s Miranda Easten is releasing her long awaited debut album Behind Unbroken Strings. The collection proves that she is a master of twang and a face of modern country music.

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Full Tilt Festival Reschedules The Sydney & Adelaide Editions

It’s another devastating blow but due to the Covid-19 extended lockdown in NSW and current density restrictions for outdoor concerts in South Australia we have been left with no choice but to reschedule the Sydney and Adelaide legs of Full Tilt. They were to take place on Saturday 31 July at Bella Vista Farm and Saturday 17 July Adelaide Showgrounds respectively.

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