The Speedways “Borrowed & Blue” 10″

The SPEEDWAYS offer us 5 covers on 10" vinyl. HANOÏ ROCKS' classic "11th Street Kids" sounds very similar to the original version, maybe a little more laid back, still a great opener! On the other hand, ABBA's marvellous hit "SOS" sounds like a cool a power pop song here, good job! Same thing with KRISTY... Continue Reading →

Guttercats “Eternal Life”

Ancient Egypt and eternal life seem to be a recurring theme on this 5th GUTTERCATS album. Do cats really have nine lives? These guys could probably answer the question, paying tribute to wild life in opening track "Wild Animal" with their usual melancholy but they also know that eternal life might not be for everyone,... Continue Reading →

Brigitte Handley “Köln” EP

The DARK SHADOWS' singer/guitarist is back with a 5 song record on beautiful indigo blue 120g vinyl."Köln" is a tribute to Brigitte's adopted city. The German influence can be heard from the start in a KRAFTWERK synth on "Köln" (a song recorded with Matahari Ranch.) The vocals in the verse are almost rapped while the... Continue Reading →

Gilby Clarke “The Gospel Truth”

20 years waiting for this for fuck’s sake!First of all, I must admit that I have a special kind of love for Gilby’s albums, as a matter of fact, I decided to become a guitar player after his Pawnshop Guitars album.Always thought the dude’s great when it comes to riffs, Gilby’s work is all about... Continue Reading →

Razorbats “Mainline Rock’n’Roll”

Three years after their album "II", Norway's party rockers RAZORBATS offer us 10 brand new songs. Although the opening song is named "Rock'n'Roll Kills", the band sounds alive and well delivering some fine poppy rock'n'roll with a DARKNESS kind of guitar riff. The vocals and arrangements bring the 00s pop punk scene to mind when... Continue Reading →

Tommy Ray! “Handful Of Hits”

"First Hits Free", TOMMY RAY!'s first album was just released one year ago and here he is again with 11 new powerpop hits. "In Love Again" opens on a melancholic teenage note before hand claps and JERRY LEE LEWIS piano take over in the catchy "No No No". Third song "On My Wall" slow things... Continue Reading →

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