Review: Steve Vai – Vai/Gash Favored Nations / Mascot Label Group (January 27th, 2023 CD, February 24th, 2023 LP) Reviewer: David Mark Pearce From what I understand, when Steve Vai wrote this he just wanted to come up with stuff that represented his love of riding his Harley Davidson motorbike etc and with that he succeeds. His friend John […]

Steve Vai and Favored Nations / Mascot Label Group will release ‘VAI / GASH‘ digitally and on CD January 27, 2023. The vinyl album will follow on February 24.  Today, they present ‘She Saved My Life Tonight. Vai shares, “Recorded in 1991, this track is an uplifting rocker about being way down and out, and then finding something worth living for.”  The first […]

DeWolff have unleashed the next single and opening track from their new album ‘Love, Death & In Between’, out February 3rd via Mascot Records / Mascot Label Group. Recalling classic hits like ‘Love Train‘ by The O’Jays, ‘Night Train‘ is a joyous roof-raiser that deftly blends psychedelic southern rock with classic soul & R&B. Watch the official music video for ‘Night Train‘. They will be playing the 100 Club, London on 2 March. Tickets here. ‘Night Train‘ follows the album’s […]

British troubadour Connor Selby has announced details of ‘Connor Selby‘, which will be released on 3 March via Provogue/Mascot Label Group. To celebrate he has revealed the video to new song ‘I Shouldn’t Care‘. He will be playing Planet Rock’s Winter’s End festival on Friday 3rd February. Tickets are available here. One of the brightest talents on the UK blues scene. He has been voted “Young Artist of the Year” at the UK Blues Awards for the last three consecutive years (2020, 2021, 2022). He has an impressive venue checklist, including Wembley […]

Steve Vai and Favored Nations / Mascot Label Group will release ‘VAI / GASH‘ digitally and on CD January 27, 2023. The vinyl album will follow on February 24. Today, they reveal new song  ‘Busted‘. Vai shares, “This song, ‘Busted’ is basically about the incessant and nefarious activities of a corrupt and skanky mistress against her biker […]

Kenny Wayne Shepherd’s landmark 1997 release ‘Trouble Is…’ contains plenty of technical dazzle and old-soul touches, but what truly set the album apart was the mature song writing that it featured from Shepherd, an indication that he was shaking off the tedious “teenage sensation” tag that had followed him previously. ‘Blue On Black‘, the album’s rootsy fan favorite, hit #1 on […]

Steve Vai and Favored Nations / Mascot Label Group have announced the release of ‘Vai/Gash‘ digitally and on CD January 27, 2023. The vinyl album release will follow on February 24. Today, they reveal the video for ‘In The Wind‘. As Vai shares, “This record was written and recorded in somewhat of a stream of consciousness in 1991 within perhaps a 2-week period as an answer […]