Bullet Proof Lovers “Shot Through The Heart”

BULLET PROOF LOVERS (fronted by Kurt Baker) are back with 12 new punk rock’n’roll/powerpop songs, sometimes close to BOSS MARTIANS (“I Am My Radio”, “Knock Down The Door”), and other times more influenced by early American punk rock’n’roll bands (“Ain’t No Joke”, “Radioactive Love”, “On Overdrive.”) You can also hear some glammy influences in songs like “Not Your Toy” and “Take It Or Leave It”, … Continue reading Bullet Proof Lovers “Shot Through The Heart”

Cream Pie “No Secrets”

Italian band CREAM PIE has been around for a while since they started rockin’ in 2007 in the South of Italy, then later moved to Milan. On this new abum, opening track “Downtown Pirates” displays some classic modern sleaze metal, but second song “Away From Me” shows us a darker, heavier side of the band’s music, while “Naked” definitely heads to the melodic heavy metal … Continue reading Cream Pie “No Secrets”

Tom Baker and The Snakes “Lookout Tower”

As soon as opening track “Gotta Find Her” starts, you know that you’re going to hear some good old American rock’n’roll on this record. Nevertheless, this is not a revivalist album, you’ll also get a modern powerpop touch on “Run It Out” and its fine guitar melodies, or on the poppy “Doll Eyes.” Songs like “Make It Hurt” or “Waitin’ For Nothing’” are on the … Continue reading Tom Baker and The Snakes “Lookout Tower”

Telephone Lovers “S/T”

The US powerpop scene has been very interesting these last years, and it seems like bands keep on appearing! TELEPHONE LOVERS, from Long Beach, California, are no exception, they have the looks, the hooks, and the glam touch that make modern American powerpop so cool. They remind me of PRIMA DONNA on “Without You”: 70s BOWIE riff, sexy bass and JERRY LEE LEWIS piano, it’s … Continue reading Telephone Lovers “S/T”

Circus Of Power “American Monster” (-hot new single and video review by Geordie Pleathur)

In recent years, summa my stubborn old farmboy mechanic and over-caffeinated biker friends have stupidly told me how they still hate Morrissey, to which I’ve responded that “First Of The Gang To Die” was the second best Mott The Hoople song that Ian Hunter never wrote and that Mozzer was the only rockstar I knew of who rocked significantly harder in his fifties than he … Continue reading Circus Of Power “American Monster” (-hot new single and video review by Geordie Pleathur)