NAKED GYPSY QUEENS – Georgiana EP Released – Feb 11th MASCOT LABEL GROUP
I heard the first release from this EP a few months ago and started raving about the band then – loving the vintage classic rock sound, heavily amplified blues, rock solid drums and a twin-guitar assault steeped in the likes of MC5, Free, Deep Purple, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Bad Company – all brought up to date with some supercharged hooks that combines that true classic rock sound with a modern southern-rock swagger!
WILLE & THE BANDITS – WHEN THE WORLD STOOD STILL Release: 28th Jan 2022 FAT TOAD RECORDS
Wille and the Bandits are a British-based band from Cornwall who play a mix of different genres spanning across the Blues, Rock, Roots and Folk rock styles, with a somewhat epic overall effect that channels the monstrous riffs of Led Zeppelin and the atmospheric warmth and depth of Pink Floyd, but all the time seeing the band push the boundaries of sound and rhythm to create a dynamic and unique sonic experience that should appeal to a broad range of classic and contemporary rock music fans.
Where the Devil would like to officially welcome its newest member to the family, Hamish Unahi. Normally known as a monster on the six- and seven-string in both Take My Soul and Faith in Lies, Hamish will be picking up a bass in his new position.
“I used to play bass back in the day for a punk band and a progressive rock band,” Hamish says. “It’s been a while, but I’ve been locked in my studio for a couple of weeks getting the low-end skills sharp again.”
JACK J HUTCHINSON – THE HAMMER FALLS Release – 4th Feb 2022
London-based guitarist / vocalist Jack J Hutchinson has been one of the busiest musicians out there during the COVID-19 pandemic, doing live streams, special edition recordings, cover versions (including an epic version of War Pigs) and released his last studio album – Who Feeds The Wolf – in Oct 2019, along with a “Live” album Who Feeds The Lockdown in 2020.
SCARLET REBELS – See Through Blue Released – 28 Jan 2022 Earache Records
I have been fortunate enough to get access to a whole host of albums in the past 18 months from the vibrant and booming rock scene in the UK in particular – whether NWOCR or otherwise, and as we roll into 2022, one of the first of the New Year releases has hit my in-box thanks to PK at TMR PR and Media.
Legendary US artist Robben Ford to tour Australia in May, 2022.
Headline performances at Blues on Broadbeach, with Newcastle, Melbourne, Sydney & Adelaide side shows added.
Presented by Gerard Allman Events.
Renowned American artist Robben Ford returns to Australia in May 2022 for headline appearances at Blues on Broadbeach, and a run of not-to-be-missed exclusive dates in Melbourne (Memo Music Hall), Sydney (Factory Theatre), Newcastle (Lizotte’s) and Adelaide (The Gov). As an added treat, Ford will be bringing his band with him – Doug Belote on Drums, Andy Hess on Bass and Jovan Quallo on Keys and Sax.
“It also reminded festival bookers that you don’t need to book overseas acts to get the talent you need to pack out big festivals. Sure, we’re keen for visitors again, but giving those spots to Australian artists is proving a big win for everyone.”triple j
Internationally recognised Americana singer / songwriter Lucie Tiger returns today with her good time party song ‘Do Me Right’. It follows her recent singles ‘Midnight Goodbye’ and ‘Found My Home’, which both charted on TMN CountryTown Hot 50 airplay chart, with the latter peaking at #20.
THE RED HOT SUMMER TOUR PROUDLY PRESENTS ICEHOUSE GREAT SOUTHERN LAND 2022 – THE CONCERT SERIES
JAMES REYNE, THE ANGELS, BABY ANIMALS, VANESSA AMOROSI, CHRISTINE ANU & EMILY WURRAMARA
The RED HOT SUMMER TOUR is back in 2022 with two special Queensland shows celebrating the 40th anniversary of ICEHOUSE’s classic hit Great Southern Land. The highly anticipated shows, at long time RED HOT SUMMER TOUR venues Queens Park in Toowoomba and Harrigans in Jacobs Well, will bring together a coveted line-up not only headlined by the iconic ICEHOUSE, but also featuring James Reyne, The Angels, Baby Animals, Vanessa Amorosi and Christine Anu.