Archive for the ‘Commercial’ Category

The High Kings

By • Oct 26th, 2008

Out of Ireland comes ballad singing group the High Kings; in the tradition of such greats as the Dubliners, the Fureys, and the Clancey brothers, to name but a few, The High Kings has a pedigreed lineup with Finbarr Clancy, Martin Furey, Brian Dunphy and Darren Holden. Each member a fine vocalist and musician in […]



Red Car Wire – Timing Just Isn’t Your Thing

By • Sep 25th, 2008

Every year there is a “summer song”, some of the bands that have filled this role have survived past the end of summer (the Ramones, Blink 182), most don’t (anyone remember Wheatus?). Don’t take this the wrong way the summer rock song is a tricky proposition to pull off. You cant just throw out any […]



Bullet For My Valentine

By • Sep 22nd, 2008

Oh dear, time for another Metal band, now don’t panic… they’re a good one. Bullet For My Valentine are from Wales over in the UK. They originally fired up playing  Metallica and Nirvana covers back in the late Nineties. The usual  rock band stuff follows, struggle for gigs, argue a lot, revolving door bass players […]



Abalone Dots

By • Sep 20th, 2008

I heard “Solo” by the Swedish four piece country band Abalone Dots and had to let you know about them. Four talented women with voices that remind me of the Dixie Chicks meet Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris. Have a listen. Abalone Dots – Solo I’m not a big country fan, but as […]



Ollabelle – Riverside

By • Aug 23rd, 2008

Every so often I stumble across a band who you could arguably class as somehere between country and  Americana and I just get caught up in their performance. Today’s find is New York band “Ollabelle” and it’s their fabulous repertoire that just kills me, “songs of hard times, loss, compassion and hope” is how Fiona […]



DragonForce – Through the Fire and Flames

By • Aug 12th, 2008

DragonForce folks, what can I say. It’s metal time. And there’s guitars, lot’s and lot’s and lot’s of guitars. I have been listening to “Through the Fire and Flames” and it is just fabulous. DragonForce’s music is just full of yummy, fast (blindingly fast), twin-guitar harmonies, songs that leave you feeling pretty up (as opposed […]



The Fratellis

By • Jun 30th, 2008

The Fratellis are a Glasgow indie outfit who have risen from obscurity to fame proving for once that there really is something in the expression of overnight success. Since their first gig in 2005 they have won awards, toured and recorded. In 2006 with their debut album, Costello Music, despite being labeled as a pub […]