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Jack Blades - 'Rock 'N Roll Ride' (Frontiers Records) PDF Print E-mail
Written by Matt Blakout   
Thursday, 15 March 2012 05:00

jackbladesHe's a Night Ranger, a Damn Yankee, and now back as a solo star. Yes, Jack Blades returns to solo album territory via Frontiers Records with 'Rock 'N Roll Ride', a polished slab of AOR that not only features some of his famous bandmates, but also a guest appearance from Cheap Trick's Robin Zander. Matt Blakout stands atop a temple of melodic rock and discovers that the secret to Jack's success is, in fact, that he is living 25 hours a day.......

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 March 2012 19:18
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Garbage - 'Not Your Kind Of People' (STUNVOLUME) PDF Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 14 May 2012 05:00

garbageGarbage return with their first album since 2005's 'Bleed Like Me' and, as Gaz E discovers, are certainly not on any kind of nostalgia trip. 'Not Your Kind Of People' may have replaced some of the bleakness with hope lyrically but, musically, the band is as adventurous and confident as any of their fans could have hoped for in 2012. Click that red (head) link and set the volume to stun.....

Last Updated on Monday, 14 May 2012 06:38
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Dangerous! - 'Teenage Rampage' (Epitaph Records) PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Monday, 19 September 2011 05:00

dangerousapproved_small_2011If the likes of Social Distortion, Weezer, Rancid, The Distillers and The Offspring have been good enough for Epitaph Records then what of Dangerous!, the young Australian punk rock band whose debut album, 'Teenage Rampage', arrived at URHQ full of promise. Check out that uber-approved graphic peeps because, as Ben Hughes discovered, this band could be on the verge of something special......

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 September 2011 20:56
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Million Dollar Reload - 'A Sinner's Saint' (Frontiers Records) PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Wednesday, 04 July 2012 04:15
Million_Dollar_Reload_-_A_Sinners_Saintapproved_small_2012Four years on from the release of their critically acclaimed 'Anthems For A Degeneration' debut, Northern Ireland's finest bad boys of sleazy rock 'n' roll Million $ Reload are back with a new record label and a sophomore effort that promises a hell of a lot. We asked our very own Norn Iron bad boy of rock 'n' roll Mark Ashby to investigate 'A Sinner's Saint' to see if those promises are fulfilled - and this is what he found.
Last Updated on Sunday, 01 July 2012 20:34
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Oliver Dawson Saxon - 'Motorbiker' (Angel Air) PDF Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Friday, 16 March 2012 05:00

oliverSaxon exiles Graham Oliver and Steve Dawson return with their first album of new material since the lengthy court case with their ex-bandmates that saw them settle on the Oliver Dawson Saxon band name. Joined by former Shy vocalist John 'Wardi' Ward, the guys have let their 'Motorbiker' album out of the garage and we had Matt Phelps run a hose from it right into his metalli-nostrils of cultured rock analysis.....

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 March 2012 19:16
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