Joanne Slater

5 / 10

Producer Fred James and blues singer Mary-Ann Brandon have teamed up to release a collaborative album entitled We Belong Together; which is due out i…
By on Jun 23, 2011
I wonder if bands like Thin Lizzy and Led Zeppelin had any idea back in their heyday that thirty years later we'd refer to them as "classic" rock. An…
By on Jun 07, 2011
The British are often seen as something of a complacent nation; all tea on the lawn and dainty sandwiches for lunch. Well, Onslaught dispel all the s…
By on Jan 05, 2011
Californian three piece Abysmal Dawn combine the racing drums of thrash metal, with the atmospheric guitar riffs of doom metal, and the bellowing voc…
By on Dec 17, 2010
Close Your Eyes impressed us in early 2010 with their debut album We Will Overcome, and the band have since gone from strength to strength, playing m…
By on Dec 15, 2010
Sonisphere Festival organisers have just confirmed that Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax and Megadeath will play on the Friday night at Knebworth for the U…
By on Dec 14, 2010

6.5 / 10

"Black Mass" is the opening track to Electric Wizard's 7th album, Black Masses. Dirty, grungy and repetitive, it epitomizes the hallucinogenic doom m…
By on Dec 14, 2010

6.4 / 10

Als Wären Wir Für Immer is the latest release from German industrial rockers Die Krupps. With just 5 original tracks, the EP is filled out a little wi…
By on Dec 13, 2010
More often than not, when bands are hailed as 'one to watch' they end up being unable to live up to the hype. For most of 2010, Straight Lines have f…
By on Dec 13, 2010

5.4 / 10

When I first heard the latest Maroon 5 album, Hands All Over, I only liked one of the songs and was generally pretty disappointed. However, according…
By on Dec 13, 2010

8.4 / 10

Prior to listening to Ghost's album Opus Eponymous, I read the press release that used the words "beautiful," "satanic" and "pop" in the same sentenc…
By on Dec 13, 2010
Pittsburgh natives Gene The Werewolf apparently set out with the intention of making music that is "as ridiculous as it is awesome." And you only nee…
By on Dec 01, 2010

8 / 10

This two song EP of "All Souls' Day" and "The Graveyard of the Atlantic" secures The Ataris' standing as one of the most consistent alternative rock…
By on Nov 30, 2010

7.9 / 10

Volbeat is a band who manage to craft perfect pop melodies into rock songs. Throughout their career they've consistently delivered their own brand of…
By on Nov 29, 2010

7.2 / 10

With its atmospheric layered sounds and haunting twangly guitars, the opening track, "Return of the Son of Fog Rider" off Del Rey's latest album Imme…
By on Nov 26, 2010
With Fall Out Boy and Paramore having enjoyed the saccharine taste of success, it's surprising that former label-mates Punchline are pretty much unhe…
By on Nov 15, 2010

7.3 / 10

Here we have a record called Songs from the Gold Coast, by SoCal natives The Calamity. I've never been to California. In fact, the nearest I've been…
By on Nov 15, 2010

6.6 / 10

Described on their Facebook page as "ambient, indie, post rock", I wasn't really sure what to expect from Athletics' debut release Why Aren't I Home?
By on Nov 12, 2010

5.8 / 10

"Down By The Water" is the lead single from The Decemberists' forthcoming album The King Is Dead. And despite a promising start (who doesn't love a g…
By on Nov 12, 2010
My Sunday began with a jaunt to the water point. On my travels I was approached by two young men wearing g-strings and corsets, who drunkenly informe…
By on Oct 17, 2010

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