Reviews, news and assorted thoughts about music, with a strong emphasis on the British grass-roots progressive rock scene. Which, if you still believe the old clich├ęs, is all about twin-necked guitars, capes and Mellotrons, and twelve minute songs about Hobbits. Only the latter is more applicable to power-metal these days. All opinions expressed here are my own.

Exciting news from Luna Rossa! They’ve just stated on Twitter that they’re well into recording their second album, with a release scheduled for Autumn, with an accompanying tour.

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Latest Posts

Angela Gordon at Bilston

Angela Gordon to guest with Mostly Autumn

Angela Gordon will be guesting with Mostly Autumn for this coming weekend’s shows in Tavistock and Bath Continue reading

The Unravelling

Knifeworld – The Unravelling

Bonkers psychedelic rock with a brass section, and bassoons! Continue reading

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Journey of Broken Dreams

Chris Picton – Journey of Broken Dreams

Chris Picton, one-time bassist of Quecia, has a new album out. Continue reading

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Rachel Cohen at Leamington

The Reasoning postpone new album until 2015

The Reasoning announce that the release of their new album is put back to next year. Continue reading

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Winter in Eden – With Intent

Winter in Eden’s “With Intent”, the lead track from the forthcoming album “Court of Conscience” Continue reading

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Latest Music News

When Empires Fall

When Empires Fall pre-order

News about the debut album from When Empires Fall, the new project from former Stolen Earth and Breathing Space bassust and songwriter Paul Teasdale. Continue reading

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Cloud Atlas – Searchlight

The song “Searchlight” from Cloud Atlas’ “Beyond the Vale” illustrated with photos from their launch gig in York last month.

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Halo Blind – The Puppet

Halo Blind have put together a video for the track “The Puppet” from the album “Occupying Forces”.

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The Pineapple Thief – Magnolia

A taster for the new album due in September.

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Dave Kerznet

Dave Kerzner launches Kickstarter campaign for new album

Mantra Vega and former Sound of Contact keyboard player Dave Kerzner crowd-funds his new solo album, Continue reading

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Latest Record Reviews

Cloud Atlas - Beyond The Vale

Cloud Atlas – Beyond the Vale

The effect is Janis Joplin fronting The Cult circa “Sonic Temple” with Steve Rothery on lead guitar. And that’s just the opening song. Continue reading

Dressed in Voices

Mostly Autumn – Dressed in Voices

Mostly Autumn have delivered what has to be one of the best albums of their 15 year career. Continue reading

Matt Stevens - Lucid

Matt Stevens – Lucid

One of the more interesting, innovative and genre-busting artists in the contemporary progressive scene raises his game to a new level. Continue reading

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John Wesley - Disconnect

John Wesley – Disconnect

If you like your guitars loud, dirty and in-your-face, this album from the Porcupine Tree and former Fish guitarist is four you. Continue reading

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Halo Blind – Occupying Forces

It’s been a long wait for this album, but it’s well worth the wait. Continue reading

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Latest Concert Reviews


Cloud Atlas Album Launch

A few photos from Cloud Atlas’ album launch in Tokyo’s in York. Continue reading

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Christina at Leamington

Trinity Live

A review of the all-day charity show featuring Arena, Touchstone, The Reasoning, Magenta, Heather Findlay, Lost on Vegas, Matt Stevens and Alan Reed Continue reading

Ross Jennings Haken

Haken – The Garage

If you still think progressive rock is all about cod-Genesis 70s retreads, you should listen to Haken. Continue reading

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Yatim and Anne-Marie

Panic Room – Gloucester Guildhall

It’s great to see Panic Room back on top form again live. Continue reading

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Polar Bear, XOYO London

It’s jazz, Jim, but not as we know it. Continue reading

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