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Sheryl Crow ‘By Myself, All the Hits’ Tour: The Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham 22/06/2018

Nine times Grammy Award Winner, Sheryl Crow brings her 2018 ‘all the hits’ tour to Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall. This is her first visit since 2015. On the back of her 2017 release ‘By Myself’ she brings her extensive back catalogue of her take on country rock. Including such hits as ‘All I Wanna Do’, and ‘Run Baby Run’ to…

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Mark Wingfield: Proof Of Light (2016)

Written by: Kev Rowland Over the years, Wingfield has built up a considerable reputation for being one of the most interesting and dynamic fusion guitarists around, and this 2015 release finds him yet again exploring the outer reaches of what sounds can be achieved on an electric guitar. That he has been influenced by Holdsworth is never in doubt, while…

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Mark Wingfield: Tales From The Dreaming City (2018)

Written by: Kev Rowland Wingfield’s newest album, ‘Tales From The Dreaming City’, in many ways follows straight on from his previous solo album, 2015’s ‘Proof Of Light’. In between the two he had worked on other releases, but here he is back again with bassist Yaron Stavis and drummer Asaf Sirkis, as well as special guest synth performer Domonique Vantomme…

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Blind Justice: No Matter The Cost (2018)

Written by: Kev Rowland New Jersey shore-based Blind Justice was formed in the summer of 2013, culminating their influences from the likes of Down To Nothing, Cold World, Get Real, Floorpunch, Sheer Terror, Suicidal Tendencies, Cro-Mags, and more into a volatile, modern style of hardcore. They released their debut album, ‘Undertow’, in 2015 and have toured across North America and…

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Barros: More Humanity Please… (2018)

Written by: Kev Rowland Along with his brother Luís, Paulo Barros founded Portuguese power metal band Tarantula in the early Eighties, but he has also been continuing with a solo career over the last twenty years as well. The first four solo albums were credited to Paulo Barros, but here the name has been changed just to Barros, and features…

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Axegrinder: Satori (2018)

Written by: Kev Rowland Axegrinder came together in 1986, and three years later released their debut ‘The Rise of the Serpents’ through Peaceville Records. This was crust punk, bleak and nihilistic, but not long after the album was released, guitarist Steve Alton and vocalist Trev found themselves becoming increasingly disillusioned with the scene that they had helped to pull together….

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Yagull: Kai (2016)

Written by: Kev Rowland Some years ago I was lucky enough to come across the debut album from Yagull, ‘Films’. At that point in their career the band was Sasha Markovic on guitars, bass, percussion, voice and keyboards with a few guests on some of the songs. There were a couple of co-writes, two cover versions (incredible takes on “White…

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The Night Flight Orchestra: Sometimes the World Ain’t Enough (2018)

Written by: Kev Rowland The Night Flight Orchestra started out as a united vision in 2006, shared between the band’s founding members, Björn Strid (vocals) and David Andersson (guitar), somewhere on one of those endless American highways in the middle of a Soilwork tour. The original idea was to create a soundtrack for their own journey, something that you could…

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Not My Master: Disobey (2018)

Written by: Kev Rowland Not My Master state that they play an aggressive mix of Thrash, Groove and Extreme Metal with a touch of Southern Rock, with influences ranging from Pantera to Nirvana to Eyehategod, and everything in between. They have only been together since 2016, but have already shared the stage with Death Angel, Soulfly, Nile, Rotting Christ, LA…

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