ISRAELI SUPERSTAR DA...

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ISRAELI SUPERSTAR DAVID BROZA TO PLAY LONDON’S UNION CHAPEL APRIL 27 David Broza has often been hailed as the Israeli Springsteen, a comparison that belies the range of genres he has explored during a career that has spanned forty years, nearly as many...

Geoff Tate Acoustic @ The Cathouse Glasgow Jan13

Geoff Tate Acoustic @ The Cathouse Glasgow

  Geoff Tate Acoustic @ The Cathouse Glasgow At the tail end of 2016 as everyone was frantically purchasing tickets for all the big shows this year I was impatiently pacing back and forth waiting for this gig. The moment it was announced it was in my diary as sometimes you just know how good a show you are going to get. On the night things were running a bit behind schedule and although this gave punters a chance to hear the sound check it unfortunately dug into the time allocated to support The Mark Daly Band. This was a real shame as the band played out of their skin with their rocked up Country/ Indie acoustic sounds. For a band...

STONE KINGS – ...

  STONE KINGS – FROM CREATION TO DEVASTATION Naomi Jeremiah – Ouroboros PR / Jace Media I often like to post things on social media about supporting local bands, so thought it time I reviewed an album belonging to Kent based band, Stone Kings. I first discovered this band...

Annihilator – Triple Threat

  Annihilator – Triple Threat If you are into thrash metal, then you would have undoubtedly heard of Annihilator. They are one of Canada’s ‘Big 4’ thrash metal bands; having had a career spanning from 1984, with the legendary ‘Alice in Hell’ album in 1989, up to 2015’s ‘Suicide Society’. They have just completed a European tour (which I unfortunately missed) and are now currently on a US tour, before setting to work on their sixteenth studio album. ‘Triple Threat’ is their latest compilation album to tantalise the ears in the meanwhile, which will be released on January 27th...

Suicide by Tigers – ...

Suicide by Tigers – Suicide by Tigers   Samantha Lamb – The Gig Gals / Jace Media   This is the debut album from Swedish rock group, Suicide by Tigers. They are made up of Nils Lindstrom on vocals, Petter Rudnert on guitar, Johan Helgesson on drums and Peter Broch on bass. They...

CAIRO SON – ST...

  CAIRO SON – STORM CLOUDS   Naomi Jeremiah & The Girl With The Curls (TGWTC)   So, this is going to be a review slightly differing from those we usually do, and that is due to more than one of the team wanting to review this particular album. It would appear that Cairo...

Safire – Under...

  Safire –  Under my Skin EP   Samantha Lamb – The Gig Gals / Jace Media Safire are a band that come from Northern Ireland and are made up of Saffron Gorman on Lead Vocals, Tim Torrens on Guitar and Vocals, Cozy McAuley on Drums and Dean Kane on Bass. They formed in 2013...

Baleful Creed – Bale...

  Baleful Creed – Baleful Creed   Samantha Lamb – The Gig Gals / Jace Media   Baleful Creed are a four piece rock and roll band from Northern Ireland.  The line up is Fin  Finlay (Vocals / Guitar), John Allen (Guitar), Davy Greer (Bass / Vocals) and Dave Jeffers (Drums).  The line...

Mike Ross’s new album ‘Jenny’s P...

  With Christmas now out of the way for another year, I am slowly getting back into the swing of things and returning to my routine of reviewing new music. For my first review of 2017 after the Christmas break, I chose Mike Ross’s new album ‘Jenny’s Place’ from the long backlog of albums for me to review. As I set it playing on my musical Bluetooth Christmas tree whilst I cooked my dinner (yes really), the first thing that struck me is how great the album is to jive to. The first track Bamboozled lulls you in with an easy-going intro and first verse, which has hints of Jace Everett encapsulated within. The...

The Bad Flowers EP (...

The Bad Flowers EP (2016)   Samantha Lamb – Ouroboros PR / Jace Media   The Bad Flowers are a three-piece Rock band that come from the Midlands.  They are made up of Tom Leighton on vocals and guitar, Dale Tonks on bass and Karl Selickis on drums.  They were formed in 2014 and...

MOTHER’S CAKE – ‘NO RHYME NO REA...

MOTHER’S CAKE – ‘NO RHYME NO REASON’ Naomi Jeremiah  – Ouroboros PR / Jace Media No Rhyme No Reason is the third studio album from Austrian rock trio Mother’s Cake. Forming in 2008, Yves Krismer (Vocals/Guitar), Benedikt Trenkwalder (Bass) and Jan Haussels (Drums) released two previous studio albums: ‘Creation’s Finest’ in 2012 and ‘Love The Filth’ in 2015, as well as a live album entitled Off ‘The Beaten Track’. They have toured extensively as a headline act across Austria, Germany and Switzerland, and have supported the likes of AC/DC, Iggy Pop, Deftones,...

Penrose supported Aslan in the first of their 3 sold out shows in Vicar Street on the 27th December. Jan02

Penrose supported Aslan in the first of their 3 so...

  Popular Irish Indie band,Penrose supported Aslan in the first of their 3 sold out shows in Vicar Street on the 27th December. 2016 has been a good year for Penrose,with a Festival performance at Sea Sessions in Donegal,2 Tours in the UK,and to round off the year nicely,supporting Irish giants,Aslan at one of their sold-out Vicar Street gigs. Definetely ones to watch for 2017. When Penrose arrived on stage ,Vicar Street was already filling up. Aslan’s die-hard fanbase weren’t about to miss out on anything. Penrose didn’t disappoint.Even though lead singer,Darragh Mc Crane was suffering from a sore throat.it didn’t show,and the lads...

WE THREE KINGS ̵...

  Naomi Jeremiah – Ouroboros PR / Jace Media 28th October 2016 saw the release of the EP Embers by Manchester three piece WE THREE KINGS. Forming in 2016 after years of playing in various touring bands, Rich (Guitars/Vocals), Pete (Drums/Vocals) and Dawson (Sub-sonic Fuzz/Bass)...

IN FLAMES – BATTLES

IN FLAMES – BATTLES DAVID LYDIARD – OUROBOROS PR / JACE MEDIA I’ve been meaning to review this album ever since it came out back in November. So here it is, better late than never. Many bands go through stylistic changes. It is natural. You can’t necessarily expect someone in their 40s to be the same person that they were in their 20s and therefore musical preferences change. We’ve seen Opeth go from Death Metal pioneers to Prog Rock kings, whilst still showing their focus remains on their music. Then we come to In Flames. To say that Battles is polarizing would be a massive understatement. For over 26 years In Flames have been...

Twisted Illusion – Temple of Artifice (2016)

**ALBUM REVIEW ALERT** Twisted Illusion – Temple of Artifice (2016) David Lydiard – Ouroboros PR / Jace Media Twisted Illusion is the brainchild of Manchester vocalist/guitarist Matt Jones. Much like Trent Reznor in Nine Inch Nails, Twisted Illusion is a one man band with hired guns brought in to round out their live show. Temple of Artifice is their debut album so let’s get listening. The albums longest song kicks us off. Coming in at 9 minutes 33 seconds, “Imitate Me: Part 1” showcases some serious chops right off the bat. Matt’s powerful vocals and accompanying power chords start us off before a truly awesome Kansas style riff...

Voodoo Blood –...

**EP REVIEW ALERT**   Voodoo Blood – Anabolic Blues EP   Samantha Lamb – Ouroboros PR / Jace Media     Voodoo Blood are a Manchester band, formed in 2015, which is made up of Kim Jennett on vocals and guitar, Will Lewis on Drums, Sean Owens on guitar and Chris...

Is 2017 the year that will change Rock and Metal f...

    Is 2017 the year that will change Rock and Metal forever? That is a pretty big question I hear you say but just bare with me here as there is a lot to get through. Firstly this is not a new thing, oh no, this has been bubbling along for some time and one way or the other 2017 is the year that this music we love HAS to change. Lets get this in perspective so you need to do a Scooby Doo flashback(accompanying noise and wobbly screen optional) and go back a few years to Gene Simmons unforgettable statement “Rock is dead”, I like many of you would have had the same reaction “ fuck you Gene, you do not know what you are talking...

Nine Inch Nails R...

Nine Inch Nails – Not The Actual Events EP By Kahmel Farahani – The Gig Gals/Jace Media It’s been a funny old year in Rock music hasn’t it? 2016 has seen the return to form of legends from Metallica and Megadeth to magnificent surprise releases from the younger stars...

1 IN FIVE – EVOLVE EP

1 IN FIVE – EVOLVE EP   Samantha Lamb – The Gig Gals/Jace Media   This is the second EP to be released by Brighton based 1 in Five, who are a 5 piece rock / blues band.  The band have generously allowed fans to download  this EP for free by subscribing to their mailing list as they want you to listen to their music, enjoy it and share it with friends.   The band is made up of Jay (vocals), Mike (guitars), Chris (keyboard / guitars), James (bass) and Martin (drummer).  1 in Five say that their songs are “all about the world around us and often highlight important issues that go un-noticed or un-reported. Themes...

TANTRUM – ‘ROUGH CUTS’

TANTRUM – ‘ROUGH CUTS’ Naomi Jeremiah – The Gig Gals/ Jace Media Tantrum, a five piece hard rockin’ outfit from the wonderful Scotland, bring you this epic EP ‘Rough Cuts’, for your listening pleasure. Forming in 2013, from the ashes of two other bands, ‘Laserfox’ and ‘Destroyer’ (KISS tribute). So if you like your rock hard and loud; if the awesome influence of 70s/80s rock is too irresistible and calls to you; and if you enjoy feeling like a rebel, then listen up! This EP is for you! ‘In Love With Anarchy’ is the opening track, and starts with a hard and heavy...

Lords of Black at the Cathouse, Glasgow Dec19

Lords of Black at the Cathouse, Glasgow

8th December 2016. Pint sized Ronnie Romero played his first ever show in Glasgow to a smaller than expected crowd. Glasgow music fans were spoiled for choice on this particular night as The Red Hot Chilli Peppers were playing The Hydro , The Temperance Movement at the Oran Moor and a couple of small gigs close by. Local lads Mason Hill opened up the night’s entertainment, followed by Worcestershire lads -Fury. Both support bands had their share of fans there. The crowd took a bit of time warming up to The Lords of Black., who started the set with ‘Merciless’ from their second album – Lords of Black 2. The band have been around since 2014...

The Quireboys – Rushen Athletic Centre – 17th December 2016 Dec19

The Quireboys – Rushen Athletic Centre – 17th Dece...

The Quireboys – Rushen Athletic Centre – 17th December 2016 Samantha Lamb for The Gig Gals /Jace Media   This was the perfect pre Christmas gig as everyone seemed to be really up for having a good time.  All of the acts played acoustic sets tonight as part of this tour. Rushen Athletic Centre is a Victorian building with a club downstairs and the room for gigs is upstairs.  It is a bit like a theatre and the stage is really high, so no need for a barrier!  The beer is cheap so it can make for an entertaining night. There were 2 support acts, The Midnight Dogs who are Leicester based band playing rock and roll, they are a 5 piece band...

CLUTCH / VALIENT THORR – The Roundhouse, Camden 15.12.16 Dec18

CLUTCH / VALIENT THORR – The Roundhouse, Cam...

CLUTCH / VALIENT THORR – The Roundhouse, Camden 15.12.16 Kahmel Farahani  Review So as we come to the last few gigs of 2016, it’s with much excitement and almost no fanfare that Clutch roll back into London town. Arriving fairly early (and sadly after early support act Lionize has finished) to a well filled Roundhouse I peruse the merch stand before taking up position against a pillar with a good view. The night’s main openers Valient Thorr kick off with a bang. Imagine early Motorhead or The Damned playing a 70s Hells Angels rally & you would be about right ( they even dedicate a song to Lemmy mid-way through their...

UNDER A BANNER @ PLANET ROCKSTOCK 2016 Dec18

UNDER A BANNER @ PLANET ROCKSTOCK 2016

UNDER A BANNER @ PLANET ROCKSTOCK 2016 Naomi Jeremiah What a festival! My first time attending Planet Rockstock, and I can guarantee it will not be my last. Superbly organised event, with talent after talent ripping up the two stages over the entire weekend. On Saturday I ventured to Stage 2 to see a five piece band from Wolverhampton named UNDER A BANNER. From the very first note, I knew that this band was different to any of the others, and to a degree quite unlike anything I had heard before. So they had my full attention from the off. UNDER A BANNER are difficult to place genre wise, as they are such a magnificent blend of many sounds,...

The Dead Reds –...

The Dead Reds – Renegade Genesis Reviewed by Sam Lamb – The Gig Gals / Jace Media This was my first encounter with The Dead Reds, who are a Brighton based Blues Rock band formed of Jeremy Green on Vocals and Bass, Thomas Miles Woodbridge on Blues Harp, Max Gibson on Lead Guitar,...

The   Wildhearts – The Riverside, Newcastle 15.12.2016 Dec17

The Wildhearts – The Riverside, Newcastle 15.12.20...

  The Wildhearts – The Riverside, Newcastle 15.12.2016 I have never been to the Riverside before and it is a lovely compact venue with very good acoustics and a decent lighting set up so my initial thoughts were very positive. Now my history with The Wildhearts is minimal, I did however see them at Download Festival this year and although I missed most of the set I did manage to catch the last 3 or so songs and I thought to myself, these guys are good and it annoyed me as I had missed them. So, with the aid of YouTube etc. I set about doing some research and found myself listening to what must be the entire list available. Six months...

“Devilment The Slade Rooms in Wolverhampton Dec16

“Devilment The Slade Rooms in Wolverhampton

I arrived at The Slade Rooms in Wolverhampton after battling some fairly heavy rain to find “She Must Burn,” finishing off their sound check which apart from some technical hitches with feeds and mics was already sounding pretty good. Joe, the lead singer came over and chatted to me about photography, and about the hopes of it being a good night. He struck me as being a quite powerful figure, and imagined his stage charisma very strong. Checking my watch I realised it wouldn’t be too long before play commenced, with “She Must Burn,” as touring support for “Devilment,” and a surprising two other bands on this evening, I knew this would be a...

The Temperance Movement @ Oran Mor, Glasgow Dec14

The Temperance Movement @ Oran Mor, Glasgow

  The Temperance Movement @ Oran Mor, Glasgow TTM make a flying visit to the UK on this very short but very special tour. After almost a year since the White Bear tour they are here to bookend 2016 with an acoustic set in a very special venue. I will be honest when TTM announced this gig they were not the most popular of subjects in my house. As you will all know this time of the year is always crazy for gigs and prior to this gig announcement Glasgow had four pretty big bands playing in the city and I had already been through the pain of having to decide who to see(and changed my mind twice) when up pops this announcement and there...

Whiskey Myers/ Broken Wit Rebels @ St Lukes, Glasgow Dec13

Whiskey Myers/ Broken Wit Rebels @ St Lukes, Glasg...

  Whiskey Myers Broken Wit Rebels @ St Lukes, Glasgow These Texans have had one hell of a 2016. It all kicked off here in the UK where their support slot to The Cadillac Three brought them to a whole new audience. I was one of those punters who saw them live for the first time and was blown away. That has followed with brilliant sets at Download and Ramblin man and oh, just throw the immense album “Mud” into the equation and you can understand why this gig was moved from the smaller King Tuts as it sold out almost immediately. Before we get to the headliners we have two support acts tonight who put in totally different sets but won the...

Ricky Warwick at The Elk, Belfast Dec11

Ricky Warwick at The Elk, Belfast

Ricky Warwick at The Elk, Belfast 06/12/2016 Ricky Warwick played to a sold-out venue, this being The Elk Bar / Restaurant in the Dundonald area of Belfast. Tickets were snapped up by fans and locals many months before. Way before they were even printed! Most of the audience were in early having a pre-booked meal when “The Man” himself arrived for sound check. These fundraisers are a yearly event and are like a big family party. Belfast born Ricky sang a mammoth 30 plus numbers over 2 and a quarter hours, kicking off with ’Johnny or Elvis ‘from his solo Love Many Trust Few 2005 album and closing with the Springsteen classic ‘Born to Run ‘....