Photos of the UK Subs at the Watford Punk Collective.
‘not that our music is really ‘saying anything’, but lyrics have to have something in there that connects with people’. The Graveltones talk to Trebuchet
‘I mastered the eyebrows, smirk, handshake and nasal, drawling talk. The seductive and aggressive game of selling pictures. The whole thing was hilarious’
For all the fabled self-indulgence of their sprawling studio albums, this recording gives a taste of just why Transatlantic are held in such high regard as a live act.
‘Conceptual art is pure rationalism. If there is an opposite to that, it’s music.’
Memorable melodies flow from their army of synths and infectious rhythm rips through from crunchy percussion and live drums.
For my money, along with The Pistols and The Clash, The Heartbreakers were the only outfit to really ‘get it’, whatever ‘it’ was in 1977.
Kurt Cobain called The Vaselines’ Eugene Kelly and Frances McKee his favourite songwriters.
Destroying Excalibur the dog doesn’t bode well for how our governments will respond if there is a major Ebola outbreak outside of Africa.
Carl Byron Batson
Witness a man who has defied time and will surely rock till he drops. UK Subs at the Flag, Watford
Haken have the instrumental virtuosity and musical scope of the best in progressive rock, but unlike some other bands they aren’t content to create reverential pastiches of 70s greats.
Just someone else’s guitarist? Not a chance. Gabrels is every inch a worthy frontman.
The music is melodic and yet pays homage to the piano’s percussive roots.
For me, a controversial work is unconventional, contradicts traditional methods of interpretation and provokes a reaction.
Kimberly J Bright
I think it is a dreadful mistake to base your decisions on what an audience might like. Audiences are as fickle as a donkey’s tail.
Hard hitting, bluesy, folky rock with the hint of a shanty bellowed out like a broadside of canon towards the crowd.
Photojournalist Julio Echart traces the footsteps of George Orwell in Burma
The Shack Shakers will be riling up their legion British fans from the 21st to 27th October, rounding things neatly off at London’s iconic 100 Club.
NAP and Nico
A self-possessed alternative gypsy rock band whose lyrics resound with those who want to say something but don’t quite know how to say it.
An atmospheric dub record that easily ranks amongst Kevin Martin’s best.
With a mixture of rock rebellion, huge choruses, percussion and pounding beat, there’s a lot to recommend Brother and Bones from the start.
Reeves Gabrels, long-time artistic partner of David Bowie and The Cure’s current lead guitarist, brings his power trio, Reeves Gabrels & His Imaginary Fr13nds from Nashville to England
Three new releases from Frontiers Records give a taste of what the current AOR scene has to offer.
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