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Album Review : Hunted By Elephants – Carry On

Review by Peter Coates – www.facebook.com/InsideEdgePhotography

HUNTED BY ELEPHANTS
Carry On
Released – Jan 15th 2021 

Hunted By Elephants were formed in the UK in mid-2018 by Apostolos Liapis (vocals), Roman Flourendzou (guitar) and Raymond Phelan (bass), and are now joined by Alex Butticè (drums). The London-based rock ’n’ rollers ignite favourable comparisons ranging from rock heavyweights to modern classic rock acts, and their debut album Rise of The Elephant put them on the underground rock radar in 2019. 

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Album Review : W.E.T. – Retransmission

Review by Peter Coates – www.facebook.com/InsideEdgePhotography

W.E.T.   Retransmission
Released – 22 Jan 2021
Frontiers Records

W.E.T. truly epitomizes what melodic rock has become in the present. The key element at the foundation of W.E.T has always been to create a modern melodic hard rock sound that combines powerhouse rhythms and top-notch production, with the music being equally classic and contemporary.

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Album Review : Hearts & Hand Grenades – Turning To Ashes

Review by Peter Coates – www.facebook.com/InsideEdgePhotography

HEARTS & HAND GRENADES
TURNING TO ASHES
Release Date – 08/01/2021

An edgy hard rock band from Buffalo, NY, and with the terrific name Hearts & Hand Grenades was initially a cover band, until spotted by Goo Goo Dolls vocalist Robby Takac who invited them for a session at his studios – which pushed the band into writing some original material, which they did then record and released as the Wait EP in July 2019.

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Album Review : The Dirty Knobs – Wreckless Abandon

Review by Peter Coates – www.facebook.com/InsideEdgePhotography

MIKE CAMPBELL & THE DIRTY KNOBS
WRECKLESS ABANDON
Released Nov 2020

Something of an unsung legend of the contemporary rock’n’roll scene, Mike Campbell has been the guitarist with the likes of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (co-writing Refugee and Runnin’ Down A Dream among many others), and Fleetwood Mac in the recent incarnation, as well as being a songwriter with credits for such monster hits as Don Henley’s Boys of Summer, and songs with Neil Diamond, Bob Seger, Jackson Browne, Bob Dylan and too many other musical giants to mention.

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Album Review : Ashen Reach – Homecoming

Review by Peter Coates – www.facebook.com/InsideEdgePhotography

ASHEN REACH – HOMECOMING
Released 16/11/20

A debut album to be proud of!

After a tumultuous 2019 that included support slots in Russia with Bullet For My Valentine, and some unexpected personnel changes with the loss of guitarist and vocalist, many bands would have given up the ghost and called it a day.

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Album Review : Cats In Space – Atlantis

Review by Peter Coates – www.facebook.com/InsideEdgePhotography

CATS IN SPACE – ATLANTIS
Released – 27th November 2020

The brainchild of one Greg Hart and Steevi Bacon who formed the band in 2015, Cats In Space have just released their fifth album on the Harmony Factory label, through Cargo Records, titled Atlantis.

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Album Review : Granger Smith – Country Things, Vol. 1 & 2

Review by Peter Coates – www.facebook.com/InsideEdgePhotography

GRANGER SMITH – COUNTRY THINGS
Volumes 1 & 2
BBR Music Group

Granger Smith must be one of the nicest guys I have ever met in the industry, when we met him a couple of years ago on his trip Down Under – and is clearly much more than just another country singer.

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Hands Like Houses 2021 Australian ‘Reflect’ Tour

Image: Courtney Allen

Fresh from the release of their self-titled EP last month, Hands Like Houses are announcing an Australian tour for early 2021. Titled the ‘Reflect’ Tour, Hands Like Houses will bring a reimagined gig experience to venues in NSW, QLD and their hometown of Canberra throughout January.

General tickets are on sale from 9am AEDT Thursday November 19 via handslikehouses.net, and fans can access pre-sale tickets via the website now. Check out all the details below.

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Album Review : King King – Maverick

Review by Peter Coates – www.facebook.com/InsideEdgePhotography

Channel 9 Music
Release – 6th November 2020

UK Blues-Rock band King King are pleased to announce the release of their fifth studio album Maverick on Friday 6th November 2020 via Channel 9 Music – King King’s new independent label.   The follow-up to 2017’s Exile & Grace, this is the first album featuring the current live band, and with the new keyboard player having no little skill in arrangements, there is a clear lift in quality across the whole record.

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Album Review : The Casanovas – Reptilian Overlord

Review by Peter Coates – www.facebook.com/InsideEdgePhotography

THE CASANOVAS
Reptilian Overlord

The new album from The Casanovas was released in late August – their first release since the 2015 Terra Casanova – and 20 years after their debut single 10 Outta 10 was released to the world.

As stalwarts of the thriving Melbourne rock’n’roll scene, with influences coming equally from punk and blues as well as the more straight up classic rock bands, The Casanovas are not obviously an “Aussie-rock” band, as they have been able to meld some British and US rock influences into the mix which makes them more accessible internationally, and provides a sound that both retains the energy and rawness of the earlier records, but adds a little bit more spit and polish.

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Album Review : VAMBO – VAMBO DeLuxe

Review by Peter Coates – www.facebook.com/InsideEdgePhotography

VAMBO – VAMBO DeLuxe
Released 06/11/20
GOLIATH Records

The debut album from London-based classic rock band Vambo was first released in October 2019, and has been treated to a re-release with some extra tracks, including an acoustic version of one song, and a live version of one of hard rock’s classics, and is a perfect introduction to yet another exciting new band from the UK, whose material is very much grounded in the great British classic rock sounds of the 1970s and early 1980s, with their own individual take on the genre.

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Album Review : Brothers Osborne – Skeletons

Review by Peter Coates – www.facebook.com/InsideEdgePhotography

BROTHERS OSBORNE – Skeletons
Released Oct 9th 2020
Spinefarm Records

Better known for smooth and elegant country rock, and the warm, mellow tones of TJ Osborne’s baritone voice, the new album sees the band in the studio with their full stage band for the first time, and the result is a more honest representation of the band seen live, and much more of a rock’n’roll record, full of grit and swagger.

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Album Review : The Cadillac Three – Tabasco & Sweet Tea

Review by Peter Coates – www.facebook.com/InsideEdgePhotography

THE CADILLAC THREE
TABASCO & SWEET TEA
Release Date – 23/10/20

A second album in 2020 from The Cadillac Three is a doubling of the joy spread every time this band releases any new material.  This set of new songs has been dropped with less than 5 days notice, and has caused a flurry of excitement as a result.  

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