Watch: Northern Ireland’s Paper Tigers unveil new video

Paper Tigers’ debut single ‘Gucci Smiles’ is a monster. In a little over three minutes, the Northern Irish rockers unveil a range of great hard rock sounds. Between a hard driving verse where the drums come with a near relentless attack, through to a massive chorus where melodies are at the forefront, the band seem to constantly pull between aggression and melody.

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Grab 20% off selected titles from HNE Records’ 12 Days of Christmas sale

The 12 Days of Christmas promotion from Cherry Red Records allowed a lot of people to stock up on last minute stocking fillers in 2018. The promotion is being repeated this year, with 20% off selected titles for a limited time. As before, each day will highlight discounts from different labels within the Cherry Red family.

For a limited time, you can now get 20% most of the HNE Records catalogue, meaning that there’s a whole world of hard rock and classic rock box sets available at knock-down prices.

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New Eric Burdon & The Animals box set coming from Esoteric in February

When most people think of Eric Burdon, they think of The Animals.  More specifically, they think of The Animals’ hit-making period between 1964-66.  They might even think about Eric’s recordings with War, a brief association that spawned cult albums in 1970.

Between these two high profile periods, Burdon continued to record.  Much like Fleetwood Mac’s “wilderness period” that caused a drought of UK success between 1971 and 1975, Burdon’s output in 1967 and 1968 is often overlooked, yet in a little over a year, he released a string of non-charting albums credited to Eric Burdon & The Animals.

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Four disc Cream live box set due in Febuary

There is some great news for Cream fans early next year. February 2020 will see the release of ‘Goodbye Tour’, a four disc live anthology bringing together recordings from the legendary trio’s final live dates. The set will include nineteen tracks previously unavailable on CD, including nine from The Royal Albert Hall, previously only available on DVD.

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Listen: Stella Angelika shares new single ‘Denouement’

There have only been a few tracks released by London based singer-songwriter Stella Angelika since 2017, but each one has shown a different side to the artist, suggesting a somewhat restless spirit.

Her 2017 single ‘Sleep’ saw her working in a jazz format on a laid back track that very much focused on her voice. 2018’s ‘I Got You’ moved into contemporary pop territory, taking a soulful sound and boosting it with a sunny, upbeat melody. Her current single ‘Denouement’ shows a further musical shift.

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