Fortune Teller tell us their musical influences

Fast rising Welsh punk crew, Fortune Teller surge onwards with the release of their alluring debut EP, Premonitions, out on Friday 29th March. The rampant tunesmiths have also just released their massively contagious single and video, "Jump Ship" (video below). We connected with the band and asked the guys to exclusively reveal the tracks that … Continue reading Fortune Teller tell us their musical influences

Headline Act: KaiserKillers

You may have heard of The Isolationists or Martin's Dad quite some years ago. Well Johnny and Andy are back with a new project, and music slowly dripping out to tease you! With another release coming soon, the two gents took the time out to give our Headline Act questions a thorough going over... Simple … Continue reading Headline Act: KaiserKillers

Classic Cover: Gene the Werewolf – Thriller (original by Michael Jackson)

I've long been a fan of Pittsburgh's Gene the Werewolf, pretty much since the Light Me Up EP was recommended to me not long after its release in 2009 and since then, they've released a couple of albums and some one-off tracks. And right in the middle of 2011's Wicked Love is a cover of … Continue reading Classic Cover: Gene the Werewolf – Thriller (original by Michael Jackson)

The mathematical inaccuracies of Ten Ton Slug’s ‘Colossal Oppressor’ artwork

Before the big reveal of the first track at a minute after midnight tonight, I have a few issues to raise with Adam Burke's otherwise wonderful cover art. There are some huge approximations in what follows, my apologies, but still: One average UK/Irish garden slug is an inch long (let's say 2.5cm with a 1cm … Continue reading The mathematical inaccuracies of Ten Ton Slug’s ‘Colossal Oppressor’ artwork

Classic Cover: Chris Shiflett – Cowboy Song (original by Thin Lizzy) + reminder of UK dates!

Ahead of his eagerly anticipated return to the UK this month, Foo Fighters guitarist Chris Shiflett has released the new single "Cowboy Song", which is a two-steppin’ country version of the Thin Lizzy classic complete with twanged up twin leads and pedal steel. The track is taken from the forthcoming EP Starry Nights & Campfire … Continue reading Classic Cover: Chris Shiflett – Cowboy Song (original by Thin Lizzy) + reminder of UK dates!

Headline Act: Andy Welsh

Before we rebranded this feature, it was "New Band of the Day", and that would have suited today's artist down to the ground. With a lot of experience in other forms (you may know him from The Scene), Andy Welsh is taking new steps with his solo career. Working on single releases for the moment, … Continue reading Headline Act: Andy Welsh