STEVIE R. PEARCE AND THE HOOLIGANS will hit the road this MAY with one of today’s shining light breakthrough Bands DOOMSDAY OUTLAW and newcomers Silk Road.

2018 saw the rise of the HOOLIGANS with their critically acclaimed self titled Debut Album: released on Cargo Records last March, which caught the attention of Planet Rocks Hairy Bikers who instantly play listed the raucous track “BAD DAY“. All this solidified by storming performances across the UK.

The current touring ‘Jizzy Pearls Love/Hate‘ Guitar Player has this to say to you: “It’s great to be going out with DOOMSDAY, right at the top of their game, I’m honoured! sonically there are some differences but it’ll make for one hell of a show- I love them dearly – I’m not predicting a blood bath as such — but i have brought a new mop just incase. It’s great to be also bringing SILK ROAD out to open every night, those upstarts are just killer. GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!!!!!I”

Indy From Doomsday has this to say: “Doomsday can’t wait to get on the road with Stevie Pearce again having laid waste to the shires with him when we supported Love/Hate last year. The last time we saw him the night ended in violence and kebabs, so we’ll be keeping the legal team on retainer and seeing what happens.

May

09th – REAL TIME LIVE – CHESTERFIELD
10th – BANNERMANS – EDINBURGH
11th – TRILLIANS – NEWCASTLE
17th – FACEBAR – READING
18th – THE LOUNGE – LONDON
23rd – ELEVEN – STOKE
24th – WATERLOO BLACKPOOL* SRP Only
25th – CALL OF THE WILD FESTIVAL – LINCOLN
26th – QUEENSHALL – NUNEATON

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British band Trishula have released their second single ‘I Can See It In Your Eyes’ 

The track is taken from the bands debut album ‘Scared To Breathe

Tracklist:

1. I Can See It In Your Eyes

2. Scared To Breathe

3. A Thousand Pieces

4. Secrets & Lies

5. I Never Cried

6. Homeland

7. Don’t Let Go

8. A Love So Cruel

9. Magnetic Memories

10. Jealousy

11. For A Friend (Instrumental)

Official Website

Review: Departed – Tides

Independent (Feb 2nd 2019)

Reviewer: Dan Mann

South West UK rockers Departed have just released ‘Tides‘, their follow up EP to the band’s debut EP. It’s been nearly three years since that debut, an EP I still play, and it’s nice to finally get to listen to some new music from the band.

Tides‘ consists of five tracks, which have that ‘British Rock Band’ sound firmly stamped all over them. First off the block ‘Come On‘ does however have a certain Black Crowes vibe to it, fast paced, foot tapping goodness, it nicely sets the scene for what’s to follow.

Soul Shaker‘ ramps things up another notch, is there such a thing as a double foot tapper? Again catchy as hell, think car windows down, arm out, stereo blaring, it’s got that sort of vibe about it.

Next up is ‘All The Way‘ which has a deeper groove with a great riff throughout delivered with aplomb by guitarist Ben Brookland.

Let Her Down Easy‘ slows things down, again with a Black Crowes vibe, but with that British twist delivered by vocalist Mark Pascall, whose vocals slot very favorably into my personal musical tastes.

Remedy‘ is another slow number, with a wonderful guitar sound, and again brings thoughts of sunnier weather, lazing in a beer garden, sun on the face, you get the picture I’m painting! It brings the EP sadly to an end, but with a flourish.

These guys really need to give us a full album, with the types of response they’ve had from fans and media alike with their live performances, it would really help give them that final push.

All I can add is that ‘Tides‘ is highly recommended.

 

Review: Collateral – The Black Heart, Camden, Feb 7th 2019

Reviewer / photographer – Dan Mann

The last twelve months has seen Collateral get a foot in the door to the next level of rock stardom.

Their appearance last night at The Black Heart, Camden certainly kicked off 2019 in style, introduced onstage by Planet Rock‘s Paul Anthony, the band launched into a set of original material in front of an enthusiastic sell out crowd who happily sang along to every song.

This was a showcase of how a hungry young rock band should perform, their enjoyment and enthusiasm clearly showing, as they stormed through their set, ending on their current single ‘Midnight Queen‘, a song that’s undergone a new mix by Romesh Dodangoda  and is currently on Planet Rock’s playlist.

If you’ve not yet seen Collateral play, then grab the chance now before they’re playing arenas!!

Set List:

1 – Calm Before The Storm

2 – When Faith Breaks

3 – You Were the Only One

4 – Going With The Wind *

5 – Coming Home

6 – Move On

7 – Just Waiting For You *

8 – Promise Land **

9 – Merry Go Round **

10 – Lullaby Encore **

11- Midnight Queen * + **

*Denotes songs from ‘4 Shots! EP‘ **Denotes songs from forthcoming debut album

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Essex based southern/blues rock quartet, Hatfield Rising, release a new single, ‘Oil Drum City‘ on Friday 08 February 2019.

The single is taken from their EP – ‘Possessions or Money‘ and will be available through all reputable streaming and download services.

Oil Drum City signals an enormous nod to the legendary British rhythm and blues band, Dr. Feelgood and their first album ‘Down By The Jetty’. Partner that with a father/son experience of the Essex Island that is Canvey, along with the history of the place with it’s landscape of the river banks and it’s musical legacy; Oil Drum City is essentially the result of a guitar driven ride to the Thames Delta.

The track evolved from a scribble of lyrics by bassist, Tiv Taylor who had the words ‘down at the jetty, Oil Drum City never looked so pretty’. Collaboratively Rory (singer) and Tiv put the concept together by taking personal experiences into account. Rory spent his teenage years working in a pub kitchen throughout the summer breaks and spent many a night clocking off work and strolling to the river side near Holehaven Creek with a beer in his hand and looking across the water, while Tiv relived his time spent in Canvey watching live bands in the social clubs, around the time when Feelgood were going strong. There are subtle references to both these points in the lyrics with lines such as ‘sitting by the river watch the ships sail by, underneath that burning flame in the sky’ and ‘watching Dr. Feelgood at The Oysterfleet, moving like Wilko singing with Lee’.

The music, again stemmed from a riff that Rory had, which is what you hear at the top of the track. To give it a slightly heavier, more industrial feel, the song is played in Drop D tuning, (or drop C# as the band play half a step down). Being aware that the track could easily become too heavy and would stray from the southern/country fuzz genre which the band strive to emulate, former drummer, Stuart applied almost a shuffle beat on the snare to drive the verses before unleashing into an open beat, another salute also to the tracks R&B roots.

From a production point of view, Rory describes that “the track was fairly straight forward to capture. It was mainly about having the combination of layering both guitars and grouping vocals for a punchy outro, the main goal was to make the song as big as possible”. Both Rory and Ollie (guitarist) have the opportunity to share the lead work; Rory takes the call and response section of solo, whilst Ollie follows up closely behind. Rory adds “playing it live, the only real tricky bit is replicating my layered vocals in the latter part of the second verse in which Tiv has to jump in and take the reins. It’s also important that we don’t let the song run away with itself as it needs to still have that rootsy rock n roll feel as opposed to a hard rock metal track”.

Hatfield Rising are now in the studio writing and recording their debut album.

Line up:
Rory Taylor – lead vocals, guitar
Ollie Pickering – guitar, vocals
Tiv Taylor – bass, vocals
Daren Butler Jr – drums

Collateral have released an Official video for ‘Midnight Queen (Romesh Dodangoda Remix)‘, the original version can be found on the band’s ‘4 Shots!‘ EP.

Collateral will be headlining the Black Heart, Camden, tomorrow February 7th, followed by a gig with Malagodi at The Carlisle · Hastings, East Sussex on February 16th and supporting The Electric Boys at The Underworld, Camden on March 20th.

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Swedish guitar player Peter H Nilsson has been in the musical business for many years in different bands in and extensive touring in his home country. In 2016 Nilsson started to work in his studio tracking new ideas for an album and in June 2017 all songs were done.

Nilsson was at the same time looking for a singer and found what he was looking for via the world’s leading music production marketplace Soundbetter: Chris Biano from Nashville, Tennessee and started to discuss
the possibility to work together and finally, in July 2017 the first song was tracked.

At the end of 2017 the majority of all songs were ready but the guitar player felt that the tracks needed something extra. He then started to look for a drummer on Soundbetter and soon found session drummer Jason Meekins from Austin, Texas who was recruited for the album in January 2018. long-time friend and bass player Patrik Adiels from Gothenburg joined for the album in early 2018.

Thomas “Plec” Johansson started to mix the record, which is called ‘Little American Dream‘, in September 2018 at his Panic Room Studios in Skövde, Sweden where the record also was mastered.

All songs written by: Peter H Nilsson and Chris Biano

Soundfiles in advance:

Little American Dream (Edit)

Me And You (Edit)

You Better Run (Edit)

Tracklist:

1. You Better Run

2. Me And You

3. Am I Dreaming

4. Timeless 5:20

5. Little American Dream

6. Haunted

7. Love Is Worth Fighting For

8. Rumours

9. Magic

Line up:
Peter H Nilsson:  Guitars, Keyboards
Chris Biano: Vocals
Jason Meekins:  Drums
Patrik Adiels:  Bass

 

 

British band ‘Trishula’ is the brain child of UK guitarist Neil Fraser and was born out of Neil’s work on his first solo project which started in 2015. In the mid eighties Neil played in a number of local rock bands from the Staffordshire area of England, and achievements during this time included gaining airplay on Radio Luxembourg with a track called ‘Poltergeist’, along with securing support slots with bands such as eighties glam rock band Wrathchild who were gaining lots of attention at the time.

Since the late nineties Neil has played, toured and/or recorded with bands and artists such as TEN, Rage of Angels, Tony Mills (TNT, SHY) & Neon Strip. During his time with the band Rage of Angels, Neil had worked alongside Welsh vocalist Jason Morgan and Portuguese drummer Joao Colaco, so when forming Trishula, Jason and Joao were Neil’s first choice to complete the lineup for recording the album.

The bands debut album ‘Scared To Breathe’ was initially recorded in Neil’s home studio (Farmyard Studios), demo vocals were recorded in various locations in Wales, with final vocal recordings being captured at M2 Madhat Studios (Magnum) under the watchful eye of Sheena Sear, additional keyboards were also added at M2 Studios by Magnum Keyboard player Rick Benton, drums were recorded in Black Sheep Studios in Portugal, with final mixing and mastering was also being undertaken by Sheena Sear and Mark Stuart at M2 Studios.

Soundfiles in advance:

I Can See It In Your Eyes (Edit)

I Never Cried (Edit)

Scared To Breathe (Edit)

Tracklist:

1. I Can See It In Your Eyes

2. Scared To Breathe

3. A Thousand Pieces

4. Secrets & Lies

5. I Never Cried

6. Homeland

7. Don’t Let Go

8. A Love So Cruel

9. Magnetic Memories

10. Jealousy

11. For A Friend (Instrumental)

Official Website

The world’s fastest growing independent record label, Golden Robot Records, continues it’s upward trajectory into 2019.  Starting the year off with a bang, the label is honored to welcome to the family, the guitar icon Gilby Clarke!

Gilby recently signed a GLOBAL deal with Golden Robot Records which will see a brand new solo album – ‘The Gospel Truth – released this year. This will be Gilby’s first in over 15 years!

Mark Alexander-Erber, Golden Robot Entertainment Group Founder and President: says of signing Clarke; ‘I couldn’t be happier to sign such an incredible artist like Gilby Clarke to our GRR international roster. He is totally authentic through and through. He brings such a wealth of experience to his songwriting, playing and producing and I know the world is ready for his new solo album which is a long time coming. It is an honour to release this record.

Clarke explains his excitement about the signing  “I am so happy to be a part of the Golden Robot family for my new solo record. I use the word family because I feel like I found a home. We share the same passion for Rock n Roll! Rock N Roll is alive n’ well & together we will turn it up loud!”

Gilby recently did an interview with Gibson Guitars at the 2019 Namm show in Los Angeles where he discusses his upcoming album.

Best known for his tenure in the mighty Guns N Roses, Gilby has a long and storied career of which GNR is only a part. Arriving in Hollywood as a 17 year old punk from Cleveland, Gilby soon found himself as a ghost writer and session player for former Runaway’s manager, Kim Fowley who then urged him to join the band, Candy. Gilby proved a little too rough and ready for the polished power-poppers and found himself a home both with hard-rockers Kill For Thrills and as a songwriter for Virgin Records.

Then a late night call from Slash changed everything… Gilby joined Guns N Roses in late 1991, replacing the recently departed Izzy Stradlin. For the next 3 years, Gilby strapped in for the wildest ride of his life, playing stadiums the world over and appearing on Guns N Roses,Spaghetti Incident, Live Era ’88-’91 and The Greatest Hits albums.

After GNR’s mid 90’s implosion, Gilby, armed only with his Les Paul, went back to Virgin and launched his solo career. Receiving critical acclaim for his albums Pawnshop Guitars, The Hangover, Rubber, 99 Live and Swag, he began the new millennium touring with the likes
of Nancy Sinatra, Heart, The MC5 and with his old band mate in Slash’s Snakepit.

In 2006, Gilby joined forces with Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee and former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted to form Rock Star Supernova. The band hosted the TV show of the same name in search of a singer and toured the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand in early 2007.

In 2012 Gilby reunited with his former GNR bandmates and performed with them as they were inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame.  That same year Gilby joined Kings of Chaos with ex GNR members Matt Sorum and Duff McKagan and an all-star rotating roster of icons that featured Steven Tyler, Joe Elliot, Nikki Sixx, Glen Hughes and many more.

Now in 2019, Gilby is preparing to unleash his first new solo music in nearly two decades! An old school mash-up of Keef, Johnny Thunders, and B.B. King, Gilby’s new album is full of fist-pumping rock ’n’ roll songs with fat choruses, bluesy licks and trademark solos! It’s Classic rock, a new version of what Gilby likes to do and that’s… LOUD GUITARS!

The album features drumming from legendary John Mellencamp and Chickenfoot   sticksman Kenny Aronoff and Stephen Perkins from Jane’s Addiction, Porno For Pyro & Infectious Grooves.

The Gospel Truth‘ will be released in the first half of 2019. More details coming very soon!

Gilby joins fellow GNR band mate, Dizzy Reed who was one of the first international signings to Golden Robot Records and released his solo album, ‘Rock N Roll Ain’t Easy‘ to critical praise in early 2018.

Gilby Clarke is now part of an international roster that includes such iconic artists as, Guns ’N’ Roses keyboardist Dizzy ReedPuddle Of MuddLittle CaesarRaveneyeThe Lazys and the all star A New Revenge which features Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens, Keri Kelli, Rudy Sarzo and James Kottak 

Plus, Golden Robot Records boasts an incredible line up of Aussie acts, led by Rose Tattoo, The Superjesus, Misex and featuring Steve Kilbey, Palace Of The King, Jailbirds, Fyre Byrd, The Kids, Destrends, Flickertail and many more.  Watch out for more incredible names who will be joining GRR’s international roster in the near future!

Golden Robot Records now own four record labels and have teams in every major market in the world: Sydney, Los Angeles, New York, Hamburg, London, Tokyo and Auckland.  With globally experienced music industry veterans heading up key roles in A&R, Management, Marketing and Publicity, Golden Robot Records are able to give their roster maximum exposure and support.