At the end of 2018, Kate Bush’s catalogue of albums was reissued as two expensive box sets. The first, covering the earlier albums, featured remasters of ‘The Kick Inside’, ‘Lionheart’, ‘Never For Ever’ and ‘The Dreaming’ for the first time. The big draw for most fans – especially those without a copy of the now rare 90s box set ‘This Woman’s Work’ – was the inclusion of several b-sides and non album tracks.
With that second set retailing at over £80, it seemed like a lot for fans to shell out, especially since there were still various b-sides and leftovers not included.
His name might not be instantly familiar to rock fans, but saxophonist Karl Denson was once a member of Lenny Kravitz’s band and has been a touring member of The Rolling Stones since 2014.
Regarding his jazz and funk oriented day job, he co-founded the excellent jazz-funk band Greyboy Allstars and has recorded with Jack DeJohnette, Stanton Moore, Dave Holland and others, as well as maintaining a fairly prolific solo career with his own Tiny Universe.
Swedish retro rockers The Riven are set to return on March 1st with their new self-titled opus. ‘The Riven’ follows 2017’s ‘Blackbird’ EP and is better in almost every respect.
Fans of the EP can expect similar 70s influenced sounds on the upcoming full-length, only this time, the great riffs are complimented with better songwriting and much better production values. The album is a hard rock highlight of 2019’s first quarter.
In 2017, King Black Acid returned with the ‘Twin Flames’ EP. Their best recording to date, the new material fused dream pop, prog rock and tinges of Mercury Rev to create a true underground classic. Later that year, a full length collaboration with The Crystal Unicorn gave the world a record that, although a little uneven, at its very best sounded like the music Flaming Lips had long forgotten how to make.
Irish singer songwriter Lisa Hannigan has been recording for seventeen years. She first came to fame via her appearances on Damien Rice’s early albums, but her own ‘Sea Sew’ album from 2008 propelled her to stardom and earnt her a Mercury Prize nomination for the song ‘Lille’.
Each of her subsequent albums have been critically acclaimed and her career has continued to thrill fans. In May, Lisa will release her first full length live album, ‘Live In Dublin’, recorded with Stargaze.