For many prog rock fans, Rikard Sjöblom is a man who requires no introduction. Over the past few years, his multi-instrumentalist’s skills have become invaluable to the popular Big Big Train both in the studio and on the road.
Much loved prog rock band Lonely Robot return with a new album on July 17th. For the many fans who just can’t wait until then for their next Robot fix, a new video for ‘Spiders’ has been shared on YouTube.
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.