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Top Ten Albums Of 2017

This time it’s the turn of Rockposer Dot Com reviewer Stephen Brophy to reveal his personal Top Ten Albums Of 2017.

 

 


Top Ten Albums 2017

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And so we have the first of the Top Ten Albums Of 2017 from Rockposer Dot Com!

In no particular order, here are the Top Ten albums as chosen by chief bottle washer/CEO/Commander In Chief of all things Rockposer, Dan Mann.

 


Introducing HRW C.R.O.W.S: Country Rock, Outlaw, Western & Southern Rock

HRH C.R.O.W.S. SPREADS ITS WINGS AS HRH EXTENDS INTO COUNTRY ROCK, OUTLAW, WESTERN & SOUTHERN ROCK

Introducing HRW C.R.O.W.S: Country Rock, Outlaw, Western & Southern Rock.

HRH has always been shaped by its community, but when the fans approached us and asked us to extend the HRH experience into Country, well, we were wary. But when we went deeper and found out what they yearned for was a broad base of cool Country Rock, Outlaw, Western & Southern Rock bands, then all reservations disappeared. Head honcho Jonni Davis and his rebel posse put together HRH C.R.O.W.S. – Country, the HRH way: a dazzling spectrum of carefully-selected bands (as voted for & curated by the fans); delivered with all the know-how, energy and excellence you’d expect from Europe’s leading residential festival provider.

HRH C.R.O.W.S. will see its inaugural weekend at our award-winning city venue, the O2 Academy in Sheffield, where other stormingly successful HRH events have been showcased in the past. The event will hit town on the 8th & 9th September 2018.

This adds another new chapter to the ever-unfolding and widening HRH portfolio: one we’ve spent the last 18 months researching and putting together. As with all HRH experiences, it’ll feature quality accommodation: 4 HRH Hotels on the venue’s doorstep, with one designated as Royalty (a package that includes passes to the upstairs balcony with private lounge, bar, toilets, security and seating).

This ain’t no penny ante, line dance, folks! This is HRH C.R.O.W.S. – FOUR living, breathing, roof-raising strands of country-influenced Rock n Roll, chosen by fans and woven together with all the usual HRH expertise ‘n’ shenanigans!

Headlining is Devon Allman, son of the legendary Greg Allman. Despite being the son of one of the legendary Allman Brothers, Devon is very much his own man, and has found his own sound from the music in his blood.

Also confirmed: Dan Baird & Homemade Sin. Best known as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist from Eighties chart-topping rockers The Georgia Satellites, Dan left the band in 1990 to pursue a solo career. He’s a leading light and pioneer in cowpunk and alt-country music, bringing together a heady brew of rock, country, outlaw, and punk.

Wisconsin-born, Los Angeles-based singer, writer and guitarist Jared James Nichols will also be joining the bill. Music Radar named Jared as one of the Top Upcoming Guitar Players in the World. He’ll be bringing plenty of gusto, raw and raucous rock ‘n’ roll to the CROWS stage next year.

Described by The Mail On Sunday as a “cracking rootsy blues singer well-known to festival audiences”, award-winning Jo Harman will be showing the talent that won her “Female Vocalist of the Year” with timeless, crafted songs, which will easily blow your mind away.

Also blowing your mind will be Brum-based Broken Witt Rebels, who’ll be bringing some retro 70s rock to the C.R.O.W.S. party, with their twin guitar attack Danny Core’s grit-raw voice and wall of sound.

Elles Bailey, meanwhile, is a super-smoky-voiced singer-songwriter with a rare talent for crafting blues, country, and soulful rock with a contemporary edge. Elles recorded her debut album, ‘Wildfire’ in Nashville and hasn’t looked back since, having recently been nominated for the prestigious European Music Award, in the Best Female Vocalist category and voted the Number 1 album in the IBBA radio charts.

Also announced for the initial line-up are Zack Logan, Federal Charm, Willie and the Bandits, Scarlette Fever, Buffalo Summer, Western Sand, Thirteen Stars, The Outlaw Orchestra, Dawson Smith and the Dissenters, Cellar Door Moon Crow and The Nile Deltas 

Saddle up, Compadres! This will be one helluva ride. Follow the C.R.O.W.S!

For further information, check out the website https://www.hrhcrows.com/ or contact our ticket hotline on 0207 193 1164.

 


Nevicate’s Debut Single Offers Symphonic Metal And Catchy Pop Vibes

Nevicate is a fresh metal band from Joensuu, Finland whose music is a mixture of symphonic tones, pop vibes and electronic elements. The band havereleased their debut single ‘Shattered‘ and its music video.

The single that reaches catchy but even progressive spheres includes profound keyboard arrangements and tritonal harmonic singing that create harmony to balance with the gritty guitar riffs. “Shattered” is a blend of feminine power, masculine headbanging and melancholic moodiness.

The lyrics of ‘Shattered‘ deal with locked-away feelings, wounds caused by negligence and eventually fragmentation of one’s self-image. ‘Shattered‘ is produced in collaboration with the production team from the Rock Academy -project that has had professionals from Finnish music industry as visiting mentors. The song is mixed by Nino Laurenne (i.a. Thunderstone & Lost Society) and mastered by Svante Forsbäck (i.a. Rammstein & Sonata Arctica).

Shattered‘ is also released today on following streaming services :
Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2BPb6iL 
Deezer: http://www.deezer.com/us/album/52850992
Tidal: https://listen.tidal.com/album/82034947
iTunes: http://apple.co/2BraQtZ

Line-up:
Anni Kokkonen – vocals
Lassi Porali – guitar & backing vocals
Lumi Ollila – keyboards & backing vocals
Oskari Hevonkoski – bass
Toni Manninen – drums

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Review: Joe Satriani – What Happens Next

Review: Joe Satriani – What Happens Next

Sony Music Cmg (January 2018)

Reviewer: David Mark Pearce

Believe it or not, although being a guitarist myself, this is my first review of a guitar instrumental album.

I think it’s good to go in at the very top and start with what he does best. Yes, there’s faster, maybe more technically intricate out there – but none anywhere near as commercially successful as Satch! Why? Well, the guy has technique in spades, but where as others rely almost solely on that alone, Joe brings musicality, skill and melody to his songs. Everyone, from your dyed in the wool shredder to (let’s face it!) your Dad, will be singing along and tapping their feet, or fingers, too. That’s what, in my opinion, makes Satch the best!

To be the best, or the captain of your own ship as it were, it helps if you have first and second mates along for the journey. In this instance, Glenn Hughes and Chad Smith. Satch has been quoted as saying something along the lines of “What would happen if I put this guy with this guy?”. Well, he did it here and it’s a perfect combination! Hughes is more known for being the so called voice of rock, although I’ve never seen him as that – he’s more funk, to me, than out and out rock – but everyone seems to forget just how good a bassist he is. I mean, c’mon, he was in Trapeze and Deep Purple and you’re not in those bands on looks alone! Combine him with Smith and that’s the solid rhythm section taken care of, but it’s one that’s really interesting to listen to as well. Hughes really delivers on what, I believe, is his first instrumental outing!

All in all, what we have here is, I think, Satriani’s strongest album in many a year. I’m intrigued to find out “what happens next” well, after this one, wait – that is this one ….. oh, you know what I mean!


Palace Of The King Release It’s Been A Long Time Coming Official Video

Aussie rockers Palace Of The King have just released a video for their brand new track ‘It’s Been A Long Time Coming‘.

It’s been a long time coming is the first single from the new Palace Of The King album ‘Get Right With Your Maker‘ out early 2018.

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AT THE SUN Release ‘Walk On Over’ Music Video

UK heavy rockers AT THE SUN have released a new music video for the song ‘Walk On Over‘, the track is taken from ther debut EP ‘Breathe‘, which was released earlier this year. Harry Dale, lead singer, calls the track “A story of lust, desire and temptation.

Hailing from the UK, AT THE SUN are a heavy rock 5 piece blending their love of blues, metal and classic rock to create a powerful sound of big riffs, soulful vocals and ripping solos. Formed by guitarist Kieron and bassist Alex, the plan was simple – find the best musicians they could, both in terms of talent and attitude. In vocalist Harry, drummer Craig and lead guitarist Chet they found everything they were looking for.

The debut EP “Breathe” was released in June 2017 to rave reviews, with critics calling it “accomplished playing with some great tunes that will make you want to listen again and again” and “an impressive debut”.

With airplay on the likes of Planet Rock, Total Rock and Hard Rock Hell Radio, the future is looking bright, with one reviewer referring to them as “heads and shoulders above other young bands within the contemporary rock scene”.

Catch AT THE SUN live on December 15th at the Green Door Store in Brighton, UK.

Line up:

Harry Dale – Vocals
Kieron Heavens – Guitar
Alex Matthews – Bass
Craig Steen – Drums
Chet Jogia – Guitar

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