New Music: Double A-Side Valentine’s Day Single – Bauer

What could be more perfect for Valentine’s Day than a new single from Bauer? And it’s a double A-side: “True Romance / The First Time”, which are featured on Bauer’s awesome new album “Impossible Is Nothing”, along with two exclusive new tracks! There’s a hauntingly beautiful cover version of the Aqualung classic “Strange And Beautiful”, Read More …

New Music: Wild Blue – Dearling

Dearling have just released a video for their track “Wild Blue”. It’s their first single of 2017, and is taken from their album “Inheritance”. The album was released in November 2016. You can purchase a copy from iTunes. Stream on Spotify. “Wild Blue” is a wonderful, uplifting track, with a great message. Here’s a quote Read More …

New Music Video: Shadow Film – Hearts and Minutes

Hearts & Minutes have released a music video for their song, “Shadow Film”, taken from their latest EP, “Sharp Skin”. The video was directed by Hearts & Minutes, and filmed and edited by JO & ME. I featured the EP at the Rock and Roll blog in November last year: New Music: Sharp Skin – Read More …

Tour Announcement: Jason Achilles Mezilis

Jason Achilles Mezilis has just announced a US tour. Scheduled dates: 2/9 Paso Robles, CA – Pine St Saloon 2/10 San Francisco, CA – Noise Records (in-store 5pm show) 2/11 Santa Cruz, CA – Blue Lagoon 2/12 Medford, OR – Bamboo Room @ King Wah’s 2/13 Seattle, WA – Funhouse 2/14 Portland, OR – Valentine’s Read More …

The Slow Readers Club – Spring Tour!

[photo credit: Paul Husband Photography] The Slow Readers Club have just announced a UK tour! Tickets are on sale from 10 a.m. on Friday. Purchase tickets at the following link: http://www.alttickets.com/ If you’ve seen The Slow Readers Club live, you’ll know how fantastic their shows are. If you haven’t had a chance to see them yet, Read More …

Album review: Hoodlums – The Wild Young Hearts

Re-blogged from Real Rock and Roll I’ve interviewed Robb Laffoon of The Wild Young Hearts a couple of times over the past two years. Here’s a link to the most recent one: https://realrockandroll.wordpress.com/2016/05/12/new-interview-with-robb-laffoon-of-the-wild-young-hearts/ The Wild Young Hearts are based in Los Angeles, CA. Their bio boasts: “The Wild Young Hearts is here to make you Read More …

EP Review: Acoustic Variations – Joe Symes and the Loving Kind

Joe Symes and the Loving Kind released their self-titled debut album in 2013. It’s a wonderfully eclectic mix of songs. You can get the album on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/joe-symes-and-the-loving-kind/id676228102 Here’s a video for one of the tracks from the album:   I interviewed the band when they released their single, “Things Get Better”, in 2015: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/things-get-better-single/id1025664052 Read More …

Best Live Bands 2016

I’ve seen quite a few live bands this year, so I thought it would be nice to make a list of my favourites. If you like live music I’d highly recommend you try and see these bands when/if they play a venue near you. Scorpion Child Website: http://www.scorpionchildofficial.com/ Gig review: https://realrockandroll.wordpress.com/2016/10/31/gig-review-scorpion-childjared-james-nicholsthe-bad-flowers-london-301016/ Toseland Website: http://www.toselandmusic.com/ Gig Read More …

Interview with Max Wegmann

Talented independent musician Max Wegmann released his debut EP, “In the Corner of My Eye”, this year. The EP contains 5 cool, bluesy, alternative rock tracks. You can stream the EP on Soundcloud and Spotify and buy it on iTunes and Amazon. After listening to his excellent EP I was interested to find out more Read More …

New Music: Elmore – I’m Still Here

I was just browsing on Youtube and came across this excellent new single and music video from Elmore. “I’m Still Here” is his debut single, and it’s so good I had to share it here. Bio: At age 18 Elmore began playing shows in local bars and venues, Uploading his covers and originals to sites Read More …