Single Review: Pearl Jam – “Running”

"Running" is the second single following "Dark Matter", off the upcoming album also called Dark Matter, which is due out on April 19th. The song is very punky with Bad Religion, Ramones and Offspring vibes. The "Corduroy" riff is turned inside out while the song is very much driven by Mike (McCready, guitar) and Matt … Continue reading Single Review: Pearl Jam – “Running”

Single Review: Mark Knopfler’s Guitar Heroes – “Going Home (Theme From ‘Local Hero’)” including new video!

First up, if you've not downloaded this freaking masterpiece yet, please grab a copy now. It's only 99p and proceeds go to Teenage Cancer Trust and Teen Cancer America, two very worthwhile causes. We've posted about this a couple of times already, but I've held off on putting up a review until the proper video … Continue reading Single Review: Mark Knopfler’s Guitar Heroes – “Going Home (Theme From ‘Local Hero’)” including new video!

Charity Single Review: The Ups and Downs – “Downright Incredible”

Irish musicians joined by high profile guest stars on charity single released to mark World Down’s Syndrome Day 2024. Several years ago when volunteering for Northern Irish Down’s Syndrome support group, ‘Families With Ups and Downs’, I was told that the first thing this parent-led group told new parents of Down’s Syndrome children was, "Congratulations! … Continue reading Charity Single Review: The Ups and Downs – “Downright Incredible”

Single Review: Fallen Ashes – Wage War

Local(ish) lads done good with this one. Fallen Ashes ply their trade around the central belt of Scotland and, though we've heard the name before, I don't think we've featured them. So thanks to the band for throwing new single "Wage War" in our direction for a bit of reviewing! The band label themselves "alternative … Continue reading Single Review: Fallen Ashes – Wage War

Video/Single Review: “Never Say” – The Black Vultures Band

Yesterday, "New Release Friday" and Forge AMP Management brought us the brand new video for recent single "Never Say" from my favourite Welsh band, The Black Vultures Band. The Black Vultures are: Huw Williams - Vocals & Rhythm Guitar Aled Owen Jones - Lead Guitar Mitch Casey - Bass Brandon Pritchard - Drums ...and are … Continue reading Video/Single Review: “Never Say” – The Black Vultures Band

Single Review: MuddiBrooke – Float

The last twelve months haven’t exactly been quiet for MuddiBrooke. Between constant gigging (which we were privy to a lot of) and the release of both “Cellar" and “ADHD”, it’s any wonder they’ve managed to find a chance to stop for breath. And with a run of shows with Wayward Sons in January and this, … Continue reading Single Review: MuddiBrooke – Float