LA duo Lovers & Poets got their musical start in the lounge of Vietnam’s Saigon Park Hyatt hotel. Shannon Hurley, spent three months at the piano there as she wrote, recorded, and mixed most of the vocals and keys for their debut album. Meanwhile, halfway around the world, band-mate and husband Ben Eisen rounded it all out with bass and additional programming. Their new album and its title track, ‘Sugar High’, is out now.
Carmine Appice is without doubt, a rock god. He played drums for the legendary Vanilla Fudge (on ‘Season Of The Witch’ and ‘You Keep Me Hanging On’), and he co-wrote ‘Da Ya Think I’m Sexy’ with Rod Stewart and Duane Hitchings. He’s also, with Vanilla Fudge, responsible for paving the way for one of the most popular genres in rock: heavy metal, by way of bridging the gap between psychedelic and prog/hard rock. The likes of The Nice, Deep Purple, Yes, Styx, Led Zeppelin, and Uriah Heep, all credit “The Fudge” as their inspiration.
Terry Robb’s latest single, ‘It Might Get Sweaty’, comes from his most recent album, ‘Confessin’ My Dues’. It’s yet another demonstration of what Robb is capable of – there’s nothing fancy, it’s just straight down the line quality guitar playing, a superb example of his flexibility and mercurial talent.
Back in 2016 we introduced you to Norwegian group, viseMènn, with their official first single, ‘Begging You Please’, a dreamy atmospheric track with a sound reminiscent of Sigur Rós. Now they return, after months of being locked away in their recording studio, with new single, ‘Give It All Up’, a melody-drenched pop rock earworm.
Manchester-based trio NXTGEN is back with another sublime pop tune. The band who consist of Cian Gleeson, Joel Healey and Sonny Hardman shot to fame on the ITV talent show, The Voice. ‘I Don’t Know How to Dance’ is the follow up to their previous single ‘Embrace’ which was released earlier this year.
Formed in Paris in 1984, KMFDM cross techno/dance music with heavy metal to create their signature sound, an aggressive blend of industrial rock and blunt lyrics, challenging the social and political landscape. New album ‘PARADISE’ takes a deeper step into other genres, including abrasive hip-hop, dark alt rock, and avant-electro metal.