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Album Review : The Wolfe Brothers – Kids On Cassette

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

THE WOLFE BROTHERSKIDS ON CASSETTE
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

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

BASTETTE
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

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

TROY REDFERNThe Fire Cosmic
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

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

BERNIE MARSDENKINGS
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

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

LAST OF THE MISFIT HEROES
HOPE FOR THE HOPELESS

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

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

MIRANDA EASTEN
BEHIND UNBROKEN STRINGS
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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Album Review : Dangerous Curves – Summertime Highs

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

DANGEROUS CURVES – Summertime Highs 
Release Date – July 2021 

Inspired by the likes of their childhood heroes Bon Jovi, Kiss and Van Halen, Geelong rockers Dangerous Curves formed in 2015 with one only one goal in mind, to bring back the music of the infamous LA scene of the late 80’s…with a modern twist. 

Their 2018 full length debut, So Dirty Right was nominated for ‘Best Heavy Album’ at The Age Music Victoria Awards 2018, and Take My Money was a one-off single released back in 2019 which caused a worldwide stir.

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Album Review : Cory Marks – Nashville Mornings

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

CORY MARKS – NASHVILLE MORNINGS EP
Better Noise Music 

Mixing the twang of country music with the hard-hitting stomp of rock & roll, Canada’s Cory Marks made his debut with the July 2020 album Who I Am.   

Full of autobiographical storytelling, guitar-driven anthems, party-drinking songs, and breakup ballads, the album is rooted in the influence of his hometown in Ontario.  Whenever he wasn’t drumming along to songs by Deep Purple, Ozzy Osbourne, and Rush, he was listening to his parents’ country records, developing a deep appreciation for outlaws like Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard. 

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Album Review : New Wave Of Classic Rock – Volume One

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

NEW WAVE OF CLASSIC ROCKVOLUME ONE
Released – 23rd July 2021

The NWOCR group was set up in Oct 2017 by a bunch of like-minded music lovers in the UK who felt at the time there were many new bands coming through playing new music influenced by the classic rock bands of the 70’s, 80’s,90’s and noughties, and many of them deserved a wider audience.   

The timeline for bands to be featured in the group is that they have not released anything before 2010. 

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Album Review : The Damn Truth – Now Or Nowhere

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

THE DAMN TRUTH – NOW OR NOWHERE
Released – May 2021

Montreal-based rock band The Damn Truth have recently bubbled up from an underground presence with the release of their third album, Now Or Nowhere, mostly produced by the legendary Bob Rock who got heavily involved in the recording process by introducing the band to a range of vintage guitars and amps to tie in with the 1970’s attitude and live sound.

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Album Review : Midnite City – Itch You Can’t Scratch

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

MIDNITE CITY
ITCH YOU CAN’T SCRATCH
Released – June 11th 

Since bursting out onto the scene with a vengeance in 2017, Midnite City have taken on the world and hustled themselves to the top of the pile to be considered one of the top modern exponents of quality melodic rock.  Their debut self-titled album was a cracker, with Harry Hess mastering their demos, the full band being pulled together, and the formal release gave enough support for the band to be considered as leaders of a resurgence in commercial AOR hair-metal heaven! 

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EP Review : The Lost Search Party – An Invitation To…

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

THE LOST SEARCH PARTY
EP – AN INVITATION TO….
Released – May 28th 2021

In keeping with so many bands over the last year thanks to COVID-19, Kent rock band The Lost Search Party have had a tricky time recording and preparing their self-financed debut EP ready for release.  As their social media post says it’s been a case of “5 songs, 4 recording studios, 3 national lockdowns, 2 bass players to produce 1 EP!  After this lengthy preparation, it’s now here.  I picked up on the first single, Getaway last week and was immediately attracted to the catchy hook-laden guitars, and requested a copy of the EP to review.

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Album Review : DELLACOMA – BLOOD

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

DELLACOMA – BLOOD
Released – 7th July 2021

As someone who first came across Dellacoma fronting Sydney rock band Sunset Riot in 2012 or thereabouts, I have always been interested in seeing what he has been doing – and the first solo album South Of Everything that came out in 2015 was a terrific opening release.

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Live Review & Photos : Blues on the Mountain – 24 April 2021

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

A regular event in the Mangrove Mountain hall in the past 8 years, thanks to the enthusiasm of promoter Ryan Howard, an evening of Blues / Folk / Roots music from a range of local and national artists, this weekend saw the multi-talented Ash Grunwald head the bill, and he agreed to do two shows to assist with the COVID-19 capacity restrictions.

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Album Review : The L.A. Maybe – Dirty Damn Tricks

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

THE L.A. MAYBE
DIRTY DAMN TRICKS
Released – March 26 2021

The L.A. Maybe is a 6-piece rock ‘n’ roll band hailing from the southern heat of the Carolinas.  If you’re a fan of Guns N’ Roses, AC/DC, or Van Halen, with a touch of Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Black Crowes then you will feel right at home adding these guys to your record collection. 

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