Classic Covers: Icarus Lives – “Holding Out For A Hero” (original by Bonnie Tyler)

Let's face it, the 80s were bloody awesome for music. Even the crappy pop music wasn't crap (well, most of it), and you had a ton of absolute belters that crossed into the rock sphere while still doing very well in the charts. Bonnie Tyler's "Holding Out For A Hero" was one such number, and … Continue reading Classic Covers: Icarus Lives – “Holding Out For A Hero” (original by Bonnie Tyler)

Headline Act: Chemia (also includes their new video!)

Time to welcome a new Headline Act, one who have recently released a new single and video and who have an album due in August. Thanks to Maciek Papalski, guitarist of Chemia, for taking the time to rattle off the answers to our profile questions... Simple things first – where are you guys from? The … Continue reading Headline Act: Chemia (also includes their new video!)

Classic Covers: August Burns Red – Theme From Westworld

August Burns Red are well known for their screamcore originals and imaginative instrumental covers - the latter are bow as much a seasonal tradition as fir trees, fat men in red suits and eating so much food your intestines rupture. Their version of the theme from Westworld is an interesting sidestep and that "dum de … Continue reading Classic Covers: August Burns Red – Theme From Westworld

Classic Covers: Saxon – “Paperback Writer” (original by The Beatles)

You wait ages for a Beatles cover, then two come along at once... We encountered My Pleasure's reworking of the entire Revolver album a few days ago, and now we discover that Saxon are releasing an album featuring covers of songs which inspired them (hence the title Inspirations). They're already released "Paint it Black" and "Speed King", … Continue reading Classic Covers: Saxon – “Paperback Writer” (original by The Beatles)

Headline Act: Battalion of Flies

Battalion of Flies recently released their new EP In Dark Meadows… Chaos Reigns (reviewed last week). A long-standing act, but a while since they released new material - and with notable lineup changes - it seemed the perfect time for them to shed a little light on their current activities. Simple things first – where are … Continue reading Headline Act: Battalion of Flies

Classic Covers: The Simple Radicals (ft. Che-Val) – White Rabbit (original by Jefferson Airplane)

Take a trippy-as-hell original, smash it into some electronic alt-pop and out comes something that's even more weird than a single released in 1967, from an album called Surrealistic Pillow. The Simple Radicals have just released a recognisable but very much original take on Jefferson Airplane's classic Alice's Adventures in Wonderland adaptation, "White Rabbit" (with the … Continue reading Classic Covers: The Simple Radicals (ft. Che-Val) – White Rabbit (original by Jefferson Airplane)