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MUSIC REVIEW: OTHERWISE – Defy

MUSIC REVIEW: OTHERWISE – Defy

| 4 January 2020 | Reply

Label: Mascot Records Release Date: November 8, 2019 Rating: 90% Otherwise have launched another disc of rock and roll into the musical atmosphere and this disc is another leap forward for this quartet. Disc opener “Bad Trip” unfolds and had a slightly different feel and vibe than I expected from the disc, but I love the […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: BAD WOLVES – N.A.T.I.O.N.

MUSIC REVIEW: BAD WOLVES – N.A.T.I.O.N.

| 22 November 2019 | Reply

Label: Eleven Seven Music Release Date: October 25, 2019 Rating: 95% Bad Wolves took the music world by storm with a killer cover of The Cranberries “Zombie” on their debut release, but if you only looked that deep into the disc, shame on you.  With a couple singles from this one also garnering attention, you […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: ALTER BRIDGE – Walk The Sky

MUSIC REVIEW: ALTER BRIDGE – Walk The Sky

| 5 November 2019 | Reply

Label: Napalm Records Release Date: October 18, 2019 Rating: 98% Alter Bridge releases killer material time after time and the latest studio offering from the band – Walk The Sky – is no different, as they seem to raise their own bar every time out.  Disc opener “One Life” is an interesting piece, as they use a droning […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: KITTEN – Goodbye Honeymoon Phase [EP]

MUSIC REVIEW: KITTEN – Goodbye Honeymoon Phase [EP]

| 31 October 2019 | Reply

Label: RED Music Release Date: October 18, 2019 Rating: 88% Disc opener “Memphis” is a catchy track that marries a darker pop sensibility with a cool rock vibe, without veering too far into either territory.  The lyrics are fun and the musical components of the song are fun.  The cadence of the track sets the pace […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: ECLIPSE – Paradigm

MUSIC REVIEW: ECLIPSE – Paradigm

| 31 October 2019 | Reply

Label: Frontiers Music s.r.l. Release Date: October 11, 2019 Rating: 97% Eclipse seems to knock it out of the park with each release and their latest, Paradigm, is no exception.  This collection of eleven tracks is full of killer rockers and some cool ballads.  Disc opener “Viva La Victoria” kicks off with a few seconds of […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: JOSEPH ARTHUR – Come Back World

MUSIC REVIEW: JOSEPH ARTHUR – Come Back World

| 16 October 2019 | Reply

Label: Moonage Rebel Release Date: October 1, 2019 Rating: 95% A lot of my friends are amazed when I am listening to something that isn’t hard rock or metal, but sometimes you need to slow your roll and take in other stuff and find something that helps you hit a groove.  The latest groove for me […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: FLYING COLORS – Third Degree

MUSIC REVIEW: FLYING COLORS – Third Degree

| 15 October 2019 | Reply

Label: Music Theories Recordings Release Date: October 4, 2019 Rating: 91% I have always dug what came out of recording sessions from the collective five guys known as Flying Colors, and the bands latest effort is no different.  From the first notes of disc opener “The Loss Inside” you can tell you are about to hear something […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: GRAHAM GREENE – A Ripple In Time

MUSIC REVIEW: GRAHAM GREENE – A Ripple In Time

| 4 October 2019 | Reply

MUSIC REVIEW: GRAHAM GREENE – A Ripple In Time Self released September 2019 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 96% No-one gets to choose where they’re brought into this world, and all too often the tyranny of geography dictates many of the twists and turns our lives take. In Graham Greene’s case, an upbringing in remote rural […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: LULU* – Some Motherfuckers

MUSIC REVIEW: LULU* – Some Motherfuckers

| 4 October 2019 | 1 Reply

MUSIC REVIEW: LULU* – Some Motherfuckers NUB Music September 2019 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 85% Note that asterix – this isn’t British ‘60s pop starlet Lulu, this is low fi, very now, quirky and aggressively individualistic West Australian DIY electrofolkn’roller Lulu*. She’s been around for a while, rocking out with her old outfit Wiked Fury, […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: KOBRA AND THE LOTUS – Evolution

MUSIC REVIEW: KOBRA AND THE LOTUS – Evolution

| 1 October 2019 | Reply

Label: Napalm Records Release Date: September 20, 2019 Rating: 89% Kobra And The Lotus have launched a new disc full of rockers on the world, and this is the best release from the band to date.  The disc kicks off with the instrumental “Evodem” that eases us into title track “Evolution.”  This track comes at you […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: TOTO – 40 Tours Around The Sun

MUSIC REVIEW: TOTO – 40 Tours Around The Sun

| 1 October 2019 | Reply

Label: 2018 Toto Live, Inc., exclusively licensed to Eagle Rock Entertainment Ltd. Release Date: September 20, 2019 Rating: 100% I am not one to typically review a live disc, as it is typically a contract fulfilling proposition from a band to its label.  The latest live disc to cross my desktop was anything but that, as […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: SPENCER MACKENZIE – COLD NOVEMBER

MUSIC REVIEW: SPENCER MACKENZIE – COLD NOVEMBER

| 20 September 2019 | Reply

MUSIC REVIEW: SPENCER MACKENZIE – COLD NOVEMBER Fontana North, April 2018 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 80% Former teen prodigy Spencer MacKenzie is growing up. Now a young man aged 18 (at the time of recording this album) his relentless touring has helped his vocals and playing develop a maturity well beyond his years. Back in […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: J W JONES – LIVE

MUSIC REVIEW: J W JONES – LIVE

| 20 September 2019 | Reply

MUSIC REVIEW: J W JONES – LIVE Solid Blues Records, 2018 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 76% JW Jones recorded this live album over two nights in Quebec and in a novel approach, it features nothing but covers which he’s never previously recorded. Think of it as a celebration of his influences – something special for […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: MURRAY KINSLEY & WICKED GRIN – MURDER CREEK

MUSIC REVIEW: MURRAY KINSLEY & WICKED GRIN – MURDER CREEK

| 20 September 2019 | Reply

MUSIC REVIEW: MURRAY KINSLEY & WICKED GRIN – MURDER CREEK Phoenix Records, October 2018 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 78% Murray Kinsley is another lauded Canadian blues artist – winner of prestigious Maple Blues Awards – who whilst having the blood of the blues flowing through his veins, is also well in touch with rock n’ […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: HAT FITZ & CARA – HAND IT OVER

MUSIC REVIEW: HAT FITZ & CARA – HAND IT OVER

| 18 September 2019 | Reply

MUSIC REVIEW: HAT FITZ & CARA – HAND IT OVER Rhythm Section, January 2019 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 85% The fifth album from Queensland-based Aussie/Irish husband and wife duo Hat Fitz and Cara Robinson continues their rootsy blues journey with the former playing a myriad of guitars in a myriad of styles, and his missus […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: DATURA4 – BLESSED IS THE BOOGIE

MUSIC REVIEW: DATURA4 – BLESSED IS THE BOOGIE

| 18 September 2019 | Reply

MUSIC REVIEW: DATURA4 – BLESSED IS THE BOOGIE Alive Natural Sound Records, April 2019 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 98% It starts with a riff. A riff which is pure heavy boogie metal, but rest assured Datura4 – Dom Mariani’s four-piece outfit from the edge of the world, Fremantle, Western Australia – has none of the […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: RUSSELL MORRIS – BLACK AND BLUE HEART

MUSIC REVIEW: RUSSELL MORRIS – BLACK AND BLUE HEART

| 18 September 2019 | Reply

MUSIC REVIEW: RUSSELL MORRIS – BLACK AND BLUE HEART Liberation Records, April 2019 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 87% Hot off the heels of his unexpected career rebirth with a trilogy of modern Oz blues classics – of which no-one was more surprised than Russell Morris himself – the Aussie legend returns to his rock n’ […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: ALICE COOPER – Breadcrumbs [EP]

MUSIC REVIEW: ALICE COOPER – Breadcrumbs [EP]

| 13 September 2019 | Reply

  Label: earMUSIC Release Date: September 13, 2019 Rating: 98% Leaning into his garage band / punk rock roots as well as paying homage to his Detroit roots, Alice Cooper has pulled together a kick ass six-track EP that let’s him show off a slightly different sound and vibe than most of his musical fare.  Disc […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: CROBOT – Motherbrain

MUSIC REVIEW: CROBOT – Motherbrain

| 10 September 2019 | Reply

Label: Mascot Records Release Date: August 23, 2019 Rating: 91% Crobot is a band that always hits my radar and I am never disappointed.  The latest offering from the band takes a slight turn sonically from their last release, but it is still Crobot and it is damn good!  Disc opener “Burn” kicks things off in […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: THE NEW ROSES – Nothing But Wild

MUSIC REVIEW: THE NEW ROSES – Nothing But Wild

| 30 August 2019 | Reply

Label: Napalm Records Release Date: August 2, 2019 Rating: 98% Another day – another new music stream to check out.  I try to spin most of them to see if it hits my musical palate in order to write a review and share my opinions.  The latest from The New Roses is definitely one of those […]

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