June 14th, 2013
I guess by now you know the format; it’s a live show. This week’s (and a studio show is on the horizon) live outing sees me up at The Borderline to witness the death of Jackdaw4, a band whose main man Willie Dowling has been in such bands as The Grip, The Wildhearts, Honeycrack, Sugarplum Fairies and The Celebrity Squares. This also perversely sees the commercial release of the bands swansong CD ‘Dissecticide’, so no touring to support it then? The band played two sets, the first was a stripped down 6 song affair with part 2 being a full on, amped up, rock ‘n’ roll show.
Categories: garage, Podcasts, Pop Punk, power pop, Rock |
June 7th, 2013
This week it’s the debut live gig from The Crunch who sport Sulo on vocals and guitar from The Diamond Dogs, Mick Geggus on guitar from The Cockney Rejects, on bass it’s Dave Tregunna, Lords of The New Church, Sham 69 and The Tango Pirates and original Clash drummer, Razzle’s immediate replacement in Hanoi Rocks Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Terry Chimes. The band are also joined by Idde Schultz on keyboards. The set is exactly what you’d expect. The bands aren’t trying to reinvent the wheel, more a case of the wheel reinventing them. The band’s debut album “Busy Making Noise” is out in October on Legal Records. So put a note in your diary.
Categories: garage, Podcasts, Pop Punk, power pop, Punk, Rock |
June 4th, 2013
All right fellow Squirrels. It’s Wednesday, the middle of the week, it’s a peak not a trough. And to help you down the other side speeding towards the weekend we have The Sewergrooves and The Nomads recorded at The Kaffe 44 in Stockholm on the 20th April. I think it is probably safe to say that without The Nomads there wouldn’t have been the surge of Scandinavian Garage Rock in the 90’s and 00’s. No Nomads = No Hellacopters or Hives. The Sewergrooves were caught up in this ground swell and were bolstered early on by having one Robban Eriksson in their ranks. Robban has long gone (loser) but the band still produce quality albums and are in the throws of recording a 10” follow up to 2011’s “Trouble Station”. Enjoy and as it’s midweek…..It’s about an hour and forty-five minutes long. So settle down and revel in the music that is The Sewergrooves and The Nomads.
Categories: garage, Metal, Podcasts, Pop Punk, power pop, Punk |
May 25th, 2013
For this week’s show I ventured into Croydon to see The Eureka Machines play The Scream Lounge with support from The Dead Identities and Kitty Hudson. This is what happened….
Categories: garage, Glam Rock, Metal, Podcasts, Pop Punk, power pop, Punk, Rock |
May 18th, 2013
Another live show and this week it’s the turn of Audrey Horne who hail from Bergen in Norway. This was the sixth and last date of their UK and Ireland tour to support their current album, “Youngblood”, recorded at the Camden Underworld on the 2nd May.
Categories: garage, Metal, Podcasts, Pop Punk, power pop, Prog Rock, Rock |
May 16th, 2013
On this week’s show its Enuff Z’Nuff recorded at the Camden Underworld at the start of their recent UK tour with support from Wildside Riot a band that sport one Rocky Shades, former lead singer with Wrathchild.
Categories: garage, Glam Rock, Metal, Podcasts, Pop Punk, power pop, Punk, Rock, Sleaze |
April 27th, 2013
As a tribute to the sad and tragic passing of one of the nicest men in the music business, Michael Sundén, I play a track by The Backyard Babies, a band he managed for a great number of years.
“I am responsible”.
Other music this week comes from Captain Sensible, Brian James, Tank. Have you spotted the Damned connection yet? Then I talk about the Crunch, band that comprises of Dave Tregunna, Sulo, Mick Geggus and Terry Chimes. Then it’s onto Michael Monroe with the first track taken from his new album and 1st to feature Dregen. Reckless Love go all Voodoo on us with “Night On Fire”. The Nomads, at the beginning of the month released a new ep. Obviously I play something from it. From Sweden to Germany it’s Radio Dead Ones with the Rich Jones produced “Second To None”. The Roles Models as do Vice Squad have charity singles out which I play and you should purchase. Pink Cigar, who don’t have charity single but if you buy their brand new single, which I play, will probably love you forever. Ebbott Lundberg has a track from his “Ebbott Sings” aired. With a track from the new Black Sabbath album rounding this week’s show off.
Categories: blues, garage, Glam Rock, Metal, Podcasts, Pop Punk, power pop, Prog Rock, Punk, Rock, Sleaze, Stoner |