Chessi O’Dowd & Jack Blackman collaborate on superb cover of Joan Osborne’s ‘Pensacola’

Singer songwriter Chessi O’Dowd has teamed up with Jack Blackman to record a new cover of the Joan Osborne track ‘Pensacola’.  O’Dowd, a young performer from Warwickshire, cites Osborne’s 1995 album ‘Relish’ as an important influence, and by teaming up with Blackman – a performer who can count the legendary ‘Whispering’ Bob Harris among his fans – she hopes to bring one of the album’s best tracks to a new audience.

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Sea Of Snakes share new video for ‘Ride The Line’

As part of the ongoing promotion for the 2021 EP, US stoner metal band Sea of Snakes have shared a new video clip for ‘Ride The Line’.  Although the clip is merely made up from various bits of stock footage, it’s still an effective promotional tool in that it has the potential to attract people who might not typically care for reviews.

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Def Leppard ‘Box Set Volume Three’ box set confirmed for June release

The third volume in the series of Def Leppard box sets has been confirmed for a June release. A release that was previously hinted by Joe Elliot back in 2020, the new box set will cover the ‘Now’, ‘Songs From The Sparkle Lounge’ and ‘Yeah!’ albums, plus various assorted extras.

Available in both CD and vinyl formats, the release marks the first time all three albums will be available on vinyl, while the bonus materials make various US store exclusives widely available for the first time.

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Watch the new video from Atomic Bronco

Although the name Atomic Bronco may not be familiar to you, the band creates the kind of sound you think you’ve known for years.  Their current single ‘Cruel’ blends acoustic guitars with a light power pop sound, creating the perfect backdrop for a natural vocal.  …And then, once you’ve become used to a sound that falls somewhere between the work of Brendan Benson and the vastly underrated Gus Black, the chorus hits with a barrage of fuzz, to drive home that ultimate 90s nostalgia hit.

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DeeCRACKS return with NSFW video for ‘Kill Or Cure’

Over the years, Austrian punks DeeCRACKS have often been a reliable source for good, honest and ragged street punk, but with its combination of straight up punky riffs, nods to 60s surf rock and occasional bursts of something more hardcore, their 2021 release ‘Serious Issues’ could be one of their best LPs to date.

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