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Album Review: Beast In Black – ‘From Hell With Love’

February 12th, 2019|

A homage to the eighties, memorable melodies and hooks (Nuclear Blast Records, out Fri 8 February 2019) Finnish band Beast In Black have released their second album From Hell With Love, a homage to the eighties, so loved by Anton Kabanen – the founder and driving inspiration behind Beast In Black. From Hell With [...]

Album Review: Holiday Ghosts – ‘West Bay Playroom’

February 9th, 2019|

Capturing that live recording energy (PNKSLM Recordings, out Fri 15 February 2019) With 2017’s promising self-titled debut album safely tucked under their collective belt, Falmouth four-piece Holiday Ghosts have upped the ante on their new release. West Bay Playroom is a breath of fresh West Country air with all the excitement and vitality that [...]

Steam Loco 45596 Bahamas Returns To The Mainline

February 5th, 2019|

Preserved London Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) Jubilee Class locomotive Bahamas has returned to it’s home at the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway in Yorkshire following a 6-year restoration programme. The loco, in it’s British Railway Brunswick Green livery, and carrying it’s BR number of 45596 will also return to hauling steam special charters [...]

Album Review: Joe Jackson – ‘Fool’

January 30th, 2019|

The jester looking sharp! (earMUSIC, out Fri 18 January 2019)   Joe Jackson’s 20th studio album Fool finds him at his best, presenting a theme of comedy and tragedy, and how they connect in our lives, in an eclectic range of musical styles. Stylish and sophisticated - one expects no less from Jackson - [...]

Review: A Swarm Of The Sun – ‘The Woods’

January 9th, 2019|

The dark side of the sun... (Version Studio, out Fri 11 January 2019)   A chill wind is blowing in from the north, from Sweden to be be precise. It sweeps across a bleak landscape and searches deep into your soul. Yet from within, it reveals an intense atmospheric beauty, making you reach for [...]

Graham Gouldman Looks Ahead To 10cc’s 2019 UK Tour

January 7th, 2019|

If there is a band that defines British pop in the 70’s, it has to be 10cc. Catchy, quirky, fun, sophisticated, they crafted some of the most memorable songs of the period and influenced generations of musicians that followed in their wake. At the heart of the band was an extraordinary array of song-writing [...]

Tattooed On My Brain, Nazareth’s New Album Is ‘A Cracker!’

October 26th, 2018|

Celebrating their 50th Anniversary as a band in 2018, Nazareth has marked the occasion with a hard rocking new album, Tattooed On My Brain, the first to feature new vocalist Carl Sentance (ex-Persian Risk, Geezer Butler Band, Don Airey). Formed in Dunfermline from the remains of The Shadettes in 1968, the band headed for [...]

PMW Property Welcomes Screwfix To Its New Swadlincote Development

September 28th, 2018|

PMW Property have announce that Screwfix is the first retailer to open for business on its new Optimum Business Park development in Swadlincote, South Derbyshire. Screwfix is the United Kingdom's largest multi channel retailer of trade tools, accessories and hardware products, and is a welcome addition to the wide range of services and retailers [...]

Martin Barre Travels Road To Success

September 21st, 2018|

Roads Less Travelled is the superb new album from Martin Barre, best known as the guitarist with prog legends Jethro Tull for 43 years. Now that the Tull Superhighway has come to an end, Barre has been exploring the rich and fruitful alleys that he simply passed by whilst onboard the progressive juggernaut. There [...]

Genesis Revisited – Steve Hackett Looks Forward To His Orchestra Tour

September 13th, 2018|

“This is probably the one and only time I’ll ever tour with an orchestra - unless it goes so well!” says Steve Hackett as he prepares to take his Genesis Revisited Tour on the road across the UK in October. The decision to undertake this tour was cemented following the critical success of last [...]