Born in Texas, Reagan Browne made California his home in his pursuit of a musical career. With help from well known musicians such as Billy Sheehan, Marty Freidman, he says his current record is his best yet. Classic Rock Magazine have questioned as to whether Browne could become an AOR sensation. In the aftermath of his UK visit, REAL GONE caught up with Reagan to discuss the past, present and future…
Nina Persson, best known for being frontwoman with Swedish alt-pop sensations The Cardigans will release ‘Animal Heart’ – her first solo record – early in 2014.
Although The Cardigans have not released any new music since 2005, Persson has been involved with other projects, including A Camp, The Citizens Band and a guest appearance on Manic Street Preachers’ single ‘Your Love Alone Is Not Enough’, as well as starting a family.
As ex-drummer with The Prozacs and various other US power pop/punk bands, Glenn Robinson has worked hard over the years. In addition to drumming with various acts and supplying guitars and vocals to his own 90s covers outfit, he’s also found time to kick off a solo career. His 2013 full length ‘Modern Mistakes’ is the kind of record that deserves to push him towards a wider audience; there’s absolutely no filler material and his abilities to bring variety to punk-based arrangements puts many similar acts to shame. Perhaps most impressive, though, is the fact that almost everything on the album is played by Robinson himself, with other guests only stepping in for the odd guitar solo or a few backing vocals here and there.
San Diego blues duo Little Hurricane are going on the road in early 2014. As you can see, all dates so far are in support of the John Butler Trio.
Ahead of their new studio record, they’re also offering a free ten track download of their favourite cover songs. You can download that via their Bandcamp widget, posted by Popa’sTunes at the link below.
Having been slowly building a name for themselves via a couple of independent releases and live shows, it is with ‘No Gods, No Masters Vol 1.’ Northern Irish metal band Sinocence really come into their own. You will have heard their many classic metal and alternative metal influences previously, but this band pull those influences together in a fashion that still makes their chosen sub-genre sound sharp and invigorating.