In April 2020, Brazilian/American prog metal band Lufeh – named after their drummer Lufeh Batera – released their debut album ‘Luggage Falling Down’. Claiming to be for fans of Haken and Rush, the album displayed a strong balance between power, indulgence and melody.
On the heels of their debut single ‘Fuck Cyclists’, The Owen Guns return with a new track, the blistering ‘It’s Too Late’. Continue reading
Power pop legend Brendan Benson released his seventh solo album ‘Dear Life’ in April 2020. A record that finds the singer songwriter exploring more of his beloved 70s inspired sounds, it’s title track feels especially retro with 10cc styled melodies cutting through everything and a heavy use of bass drum.
Brendan has created the perfect video for the song, with visuals that show him wandering around his home studio and playing various instruments. There’s something about it that actually recalls earlier promo clips by the legendary Paul McCartney and Jeff Lynne, so it appears very apt for Benson’s lovingly retro sound.
Often known for their no nonsense Motorhead meets AC/DC meets Girlschool style and for their energetic live sets, the new single from Scandinavian rockers Thundermother finds the band in a more reflective mood.
Twenty five years on from their second LP ‘Inwire’, hard rockers Sven Gali returned in June 2020 with their third release, the appropriately titled ‘3’. With four riff-heavy tracks that take the bones of their earlier sound and potentially make it heavier, the new EP is a fantastic listen for anyone who enjoys a heavy sound with melodic roots.