Fighting Wolves – Chapter One (Album Review For TBFM)

"Every song is made to be played. Loudly. All the way up to 11. If this album was, as I suspect, working through a breakup then they had a damn good time doing it." Check out the full review of Fighting Wolve's latest album Chapter One and find out what I scored it out of … Continue reading Fighting Wolves – Chapter One (Album Review For TBFM)

An Open Letter to Live Music Venues

I'm lucky enough to live in Bury, a town with numerous music venues, two dedicated pretty much solely to rock and metal, and close to Manchester which also has an abundance of live music venues.  Alas this abundance of live music venues is fast declining and not just in my neck of the woods.  I … Continue reading An Open Letter to Live Music Venues

Rocket and the Ghost – Self titled EP (EP Review for The Ripple Effect)

   "If Thunderclap Newman had decided to have more than one hit (ten points if you can get it without googling), and jammed with Radiohead, you’re probably getting close to the sound of Rocket and the Ghost" To read the rest of my review of Rocket and the Ghost's self titled EP, head over to … Continue reading Rocket and the Ghost – Self titled EP (EP Review for The Ripple Effect)

The Red Paintings on touring with Smashing Pumpkins’ Nicole Fiorentino and combining art with music…amongst other things (Interview for Manchester Rocks)

I caught up with The Red Paintings to find out about touring with Smashing Pumpkins' Nicole Fiorentino and combining art with music...amongst other things.  Read the full interview over at Manchester Rocks here 

Trucker Diablo on Trucktober, Spotify and what’s next for the band…(Interview for Manchester Rocks)

I caught up with Tom Harte, guitarist and vocalist from Trucker Diablo, to get the inside scoop on their mini tour and what other folk think of their success amongst other things.  The full interview can be found at Manchester Rocks here

Metal Night at The Towler with Fire in the Empire, A Ritual Spirit and Eternal Fear (Live Review for Manchester Rocks)

"Whilst many folk on a Sunday night are preparing to go back to work on Monday with a dose of Downton Abbey or, shock horror, the X Factor results, a select few like to go out and catch a live band or two. That was certainly the case on Sunday where The Towler had an … Continue reading Metal Night at The Towler with Fire in the Empire, A Ritual Spirit and Eternal Fear (Live Review for Manchester Rocks)

Ronin – Limerence (Album Review for TBFM)

"It’s refreshing to hear an album you can’t put into a box genre wise as it has elements of rock, metal and indie. A definite must have for those who don’t like pigeonholes!" Check out the full review of Ronin's "Limerence" and find out what I scored it out of 5 on TBFM’s website here

Blue Origin – Somnium (Album Review For TBFM)

"If you made a movie mixing Silent Hill and The Walking Dead, this would be the soundtrack. Refreshingly different" Check out the full review of Blue Origin's "Somnium" and find out what I scored it out of 5 on TBFM's website here