Author: Tim Hall

Lost in the Ghost Light (Tim Bowness)

A grand statement about a grand era; Tim Bowness revisits rock's most ambitious escapades...

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Loitered Lens: Cambridge Rock Fest Memories

Photos and Memories from Cambridge Rock Festival ...

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By The Hammers of Hephaestus!: Immortals (Firewind)

Firewind sing about ancient Greece in the same way Scandinavian power metal acts sing about Vikings. Review...

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Lights from the Sky: Touchstone at the Borderline

Touchstone's new frontwoman spreads her wings at London's Borderline...

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Loitered Lens: Lazuli

French medieval blacksmiths from the future Lazuli peer round the pillar at the Borderline...

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Seasonal Songwriting: I Am Snow (Heather Findlay Band)

Folky reworks from the Heather Findlay band, and a brace of new songs to add a flourish...

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Records from the Road. BeLive (Rebecca Downes)

No filler. Rebecca Downes only has a couple of albums, but this live set sounds like a Greatest Hits...

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Lights From the Sky (Touchstone)

Recognisably Touchstone, but with a fresh take, Lights from the Sky introduces a new direction for the UK prog stalwarts...

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Staring into the Eye of the Soundscape (Riverside)

Forging on after the death of guitarist Piotr Grudziński, Riverside continue to intrigue...

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Into The Lesser-Charted Waters of Jazz/Prog/Ambient: Duski

Prog rock, jazz and ambient sounscapes in an impressive debut album...

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Into the Catacomb Abyss (Unearthed Elf)

Epic without being overblown, Unearthed Elf plunders the dungeon...

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Freak Show Candy Floss (Voodoo Vegas)

Voodoo Vegas serve up hard-hitting no-frills rock, killer riffs and shredding solos. ...

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Loitered Lens: The Laura Holland Band

Photos from a pace-changing big band at the Cambridge Rock Festival 2016...

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Sonic Space Opera via a Magic Machine (An Endless Sporadic)

Eclectic and Experimental, An Endless Sporadic's sonic space opera recalls the great Zappa...

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Loitered Lens: Space Elevator

Space Elevator and their catsuited Duchess rock Cambridge. Photos...

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Becoming Aware (Paradigm Shift)

With forward-looking approach to progressive rock, Paradigm Shift avoid the cliches. Review...

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Loitered Lens: 4th Labyrinth

Photos of the exuberant 4th Labyrinth at Cambridge Rock Festival 2016...

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Bringing in the New: Cambridge Rock Festival

Blues, classic and progressive rock at another of Cambridge's fine festivals...

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Riffing the Hinterlands (Tilt)

Slow burning ballads to propulsive groove rock, Hinterland is worth the long wait...

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Musicians Wanted: Singer. What Lies Beneath (Mike Kershaw)

Heading up a supergroup of sorts, prog rock keyboardist Mike Kershaw releases What Lies Beneath. Review...

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Misplaced Childhood, Live in London (Fish, Islington Academy)

o mark last year’s thirtieth anniversary of Marillion’s Misplaced Childhood, Fish played an extensive sold-out tour across Europe billed as “Farewell to Childhood”, playing...

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A Titan of Modern Progressive Rock. Affinity (Haken)

Eschewing the cliches of the genre, this is Progressive Rock reinvented for the twenty-first century...

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Bottled Out of Eden (Knifeworld)

Unique as ever, Kavus Torabi's progressive rock outfit Knifeworld raise the bar...

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Deep they Delved, Richly they Riff: Prelude (Wytch Hazel)

Mining a less-exploited seam of 70s rock than the usual, Wytch Hazel evoke Wishbone Ash and Jethro Tull with their Prelude LP...

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Loitered Lens: Purson (100 Club)

Launching a new album on an eager crowd, Purson lit up the stage at The 100 Club, London. Photos...

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The Great Gig Under the Pavement (Dave Kerzner/District 97)

Different but complementary, the progressive rock of Dave Kerzner and District 97 light up Soho's Borderline...

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Playing Out Desire’s Magic Theatre (Purson)

Psych-rockers Purson treat the 100 Club to some oldies, as well as new material from their Desire's Magic Theatre album...

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Loitered Lens: Greg Coulson

Live at the 100 Club, Greg Coulson raged rampant across the stage at the iconic London venue. Photos...

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Believe in the Blues: Rebecca Downes Album Launch

Showcasing her new album, Believe, British blues-rock powerhouse Rebecca Downes threw it down hard at London's 100 Club. Review ...

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Psych-Rocking the Doors of Mushroom Perception (Hexvessel)

Prying open the Mushroom Spirit Doors (of perception?), Hexvessel's newest album is a fuzzy and glorious psych-trip. Trebuchet examines it....

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