Christmas comes but once a year but we know different as those noisemakers from Europe have unleashed a brand new video for ‘Sex Sells’. when Max asked us if we’d be interested in showing it to you good people with taste, of course, it was a no brainer so here it is’ Christmas ‘Sex Sells’ top tune and video
British hard rock five-piece The Treatment have new video for ‘Hang Them High’
“Power Crazy” is the band’s fourth full-length album and continues their successful formula of coupling sonic power with a taste for infectious riffs. With this record, The Treatment are firing on all cylinders with their slice of no frills hard rock. A quick listen will instantly reveal the essential ingredients of a classic hard rock album: riffs, huge choruses, catchy licks, and straight to the point songs.
“Power Crazy” is also The Treatment’s first album to feature new singer Tom Rampton. With his raspy voice reminiscent of the classic Bon Scott tone, you can rest assured he knows how to ride high on the guitar attack from guitarists Tao and Tagore Grey.
“We believe this record is a strong statement from the band and we look forward to playing the new songs live. We will be touring throughout 2019 and can’t wait to see all you Treatment troops at our shows next year,” says the band.
The album is available to pre-order HERE
To coincide with the release of “Power Crazy”, The Treatment recently embarked on a co-headline UK tour with Airrace and will hit the road in the UK once again in May on the headlining “Power Crazy Tour” with special guests Bigfoot.
The Treatment are renowned for their high energy live show. The band have toured with the likes of Alice Cooper, Steel Panther, Thin Lizzy, Kiss, Motley Crüe, and Slash as well as gracing the stages at Download and Hellfest festivals, amongst others.
“Power Crazy Tour” with special guests Bigfoot
Wed 22ndMay 2019 The Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton
Thurs 23rdMay 2019 Hanger 18, Swansea
Fri 24thMay 2019 The Underworld, London TICKETS HERE
Sat 25thMay 2019 The Waterfront, Norwich
Mon 27thMay 2019 The Portland, Cambridge TICKETS HERE
Wed 29thMay 2019 Corporation, Sheffield
Thurs 30thMay 2019 Rebellion, Manchester TICKETS HERE
Fri 31stMay 2019 Stereo, Glasgow TICKETS HERE
Sat 1stJune 2019 The Brickyard, Carlisle
Sun 2ndJune 2019 The Cluny, Newcastle TICKETS HERE
Dublin City. Five young men with a head full of dreams and songs. With the likes of Idles breaking out of Bristol with their post-punk tunes now seems the right time right place for a band like Fontaines D.C to step up and show what they have.
Part indie, part punk, part pop all delivered with a broad Dublin accent I like what I hear. ‘Big’ is uptempo and lays the ground zero point from which Fontaines D.C are kicking this off. Its a slightly restrained rage like a cross between Idles (there’s no getting away from it) and someone like Pavement. ‘Sha Sha Sha’ is a Friday night out of work and down the pub anthem for the underdog and it makes you feel good. ‘Too Real’ is a brooding wall of noise. As it ebbs and flows rather nicely in a New York City kinda way that maybe had the Strokes been from Dublin then they might have had a bash at this. That Strokes vibe comes through on ‘Television Screen’ as well as it builds nicely.
‘Hurrican Nicely’ doesn’t make any sense to me but what does make perfect sense is that rhythm section roll on the cymbals and the rumble of the bass which is great and only escalates when the guitars kick in. Its got a heart as big as The Falls back catalogue and the flat delivery of the lyrics would have Mark E Smith inhaling with great approval I’m sure. In contrast ‘Roy’s Tune’ has a really strong melody and gets sung in a very Britpop sort of way as the song drifts along.
With many hats being worn here it’s hard to pinpoint or categorise the band which is refreshing and helps you listen to the songs without expecting to hear this style or that style. There is a reflective mood to ‘The Lotts’. ‘Liberty Belle’ is made for a sweaty live environment as is ‘Boys In The Better Land’ in all it’s happy go lucky let’s make a noise kinda way. Then to end it with the late night smokey barroom lament of ‘Dublin City Sky’ is a fine way to put a full stop on this barrel full of alternative music and a big bunch of very enjoyable tunes. It could go one of two ways here I guess- one, I’ll want to hear some of these songs again and again as they draw me in or two. I’ll crave a loud night in listening to a lovely Dublin lilt telling me stories of his home town and the people who live there all wrapped up in some gritty alternative rock and roll. Always a pleasure and never a chore that’s for sure.
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Author: Dom Daley
Comin’ in again with all guns blazin’ – WARRIOR SOUL have a new record ‘Rock n’ Roll Disease‘ set for release on June 7th 2019 via Livewire/Cargo Records. The album is the follow up to last year’s very successful and critically acclaimed, raw and raucous ‘Back On The Lash‘ release. ‘Rock n’ Roll Disease‘ promises to turn out to be a real stormer.
“We are going for the same feel as ‘Lash’ but honing it in more and picking it up a bit. ‘Back On The Lash’ was raw, fun and loose, this is too, but we are pushing it all over the top” says main man Kory Clarke – Clarke is using the same writing and playing team in the studio as the ‘Back On The Lash’ release ensuring continuity and allowing him to keep hitting his current rich vein of form – Song titles include ‘Up The Dose’ and ‘Off My Face’ – Oh yes, if you wanna start your Summer rockin’, go out and get a ‘Rock n Roll Disease‘.
The album was produced by Kory Clarke and Adam Arling. Mixed and mastered by Miguel Martins and engineered by Adam Arling. Album artwork was made by Mark Procter.
WARRIOR SOUL ‘Rock n’ Roll Disease‘ European tour dates 2019:
15/05 The Cult, Nürnberg, DE
16/05 Wild At Heart, Berlin, DE
17/05 Lemmy’s Bar, Bad Friedrichshall, DE
18/05 Rockjungfer, Arnstadt, DE
19/05 De Verlichte Geest, Roeselare, BE
22/05 MTS Records, Oldenburg, DE
23/05 Alter Schlachthof, Eupen, BE
24/05 Markt 17, Huckelhoven, DE
25/05 Oefenbunker, Landgraaf, NL
30/05 Iron Road, Pershore, UK
31/05 Olby’s Sould Cafe, Margate, UK
01/06 Camden Rocks Festival, London, UK
02/06 Private Showcase, London, UK
John Anthony Genzale (July 15, 1952 – April 23, 1991) Otherwise known as the legend that was Johnny Thunders. What could possibly be said that hasn’t already been said. He was the lead guitarist in the New York Dolls. He fronted possibly the finest of all American ’77 punk bands and went on to have varying degrees of success in his own rite with some amazing backing bands and releasing some of the best records ever from any decade. ‘Que Sera Sera’, ‘Hurt Me’, ‘So Alone’ do I need to go on? If you don’t own them why don’t you own them?. His solo shows ranged from car crash but amazing to religious experience and amazing to simply just being out there one of a kind guy and amazing.
There have been several films about Johnny from the aborted and dark ‘Born To Lose’ The Last Rock And Roll Movie with its numerous cuts to the wonderful ‘Looking For Johnny’, with a fantastic array of stars talking about their friend and fellow musician to the recent drama about his last days in New Orleans that’s yet to hit the shops. Johnny met a tragic end on this back in ’91 and I can remember where I was when I heard the news that almost broke my heart.
An autopsy confirmed evidence of advanced leukemia which might just have finished Thunders off anyway but to go the way he did was an absolute tragedy and at such a young age as well, he seemed to cram so much in such a short space of time. Leaving behind a couple of Dolls records – One Heartbreakers classic – a couple of solo records and a covers album along with a plethora of bootlegs and demos and who could forget Gang War a much-underrated record he co-wrote with Wayne Kramer.
We can argue and debate all day and night about what period of his career was best; was it the Dolls and their trailblazing crossdressing rock ‘n’ roll or was it the Noo Yawk swagger of the Heartbreakers who didn’t give two flying fucks and lived every day like it was their last leaving behind one of the finest albums ever put to tape in ‘L.A.M.F’. I loved Gang War and I loved his acoustic balladeering of ‘Hurt Me’ as much as I loved his rock and roll excess of ‘So Alone’ with its cast of Rock and roll legends from Marriott to Lynott to his comrade in Rock n Roll Gerry. What about ‘Que Sera Sera’ (it just had a fine RSD make over). Some of those covers on ‘Copy Cats’ were superb interpretations of what made Johnny tick at the time and a bunch of tunes that were coursing through his veins. I only wish the Oddballs had gotten to record their album with his as those demos they were working on could have eclipsed everything that went before it but sadly we’ll never ever know. I miss going to his shows which when he played the Marquee were more like events than shows wondering which Johnny would turn up but he never let me down and was always memorable and backed by some amazingly talented people that he always surrounded himself with no matter what the situation he found himself in.
Thunders should have been a huge huge superstar but circumstances and choices probably meant this would and could never happen but he will always be my favourite and if I’m happy or sad feeling up or down Johnny Thunders always had a tune for me from that incredible back catalogue. Johnny rest in Peace and today raise a glass to his brilliance and if you ever picked up a yellow Jr and curled your top lip or flicked your head because you wanted to be as cool as Johnny Thunders well done and always keep his memory alive.
After releasing their new critically acclaimed album “Shock” in March 2019, Tesla will play worldwide throughout 2019.
The band has a series of European dates in June 2019. The band has just added a UK headline date to their existing June 2019 tour. Details below
TESLA NEW STUDIO ALBUM, ‘SHOCK,’ AVAILABLE NOW ON
CD, DIGITAL & VINYL VIA Ume
EUROPEAN DATES JUNE 2019
UK HEADLINE SHOW ADDED
The legendary American rock band TESLA released their new studio album, SHOCK, worldwide on March 8 2019 via UMe. The album is available on CD, digital, black vinyl, and limited edition translucent blue vinyl formats. Produced and co-written by Phil Collen (Def Leppard), SHOCK is TESLA’s eighth studio album. TESLA is actively touring across North America, Europe, and elsewhere around the globe throughout 2019, including a performance at the UK iconic Download Festival.
Order SHOCK and check out the album’s lead single, “Shock”: Here
One of the world’s most celebrated and enduring rock bands with a diehard, loyal fanbase, TESLA has enjoyed international chart, radio, and tour success for nearly 35 years, with global album sales topping 15 million.
That they are still roaring and soaring should be no surprise. That’s just how they are built. TESLA may have been born in the mid ‘80s eruption of leather, spandex and big hair, but this band has never been about those things. Their bluesy, soulful sound is strongly embedded in the roots of organic, authentic 1970s rock and roll. The same roots that produced bands like the Allman Brothers, Grand Funk Railroad, AC/DC, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Aerosmith.
TESLA’s legacy is alive and well as they continue to record and sellout venues all over the world. As worn in and comfortable as your favorite pair of jeans, as tough and dependable as your coolest leather jacket, TESLA endures because they are a celebration of the greatest spirits of rock and roll.
TESLA play worldwide throughout 2019. The band have a series of European dates in June 2019. The band have just added a UK headline date to their existing June 2019 tour. Details below
Fri 14thJune 2019 Download Festival, Donington UK
Sun 16thJune 2019 O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London UK
Wed 19thJune 2019 Colos-Saal, Aschaffenburg GERMANY headline
Thurs 20thJune 2019 Rock The Ring Festival, Hinwil SWITZERLAND
Sat 22ndJune 2019 Azkena Festival, Vitoria SPAIN
Sun 23rdJune 2019 Hellfest Festival, Clisson FRANCE
For Shepherds Bush Empire date tickets are onsale Thursday 28thMarch 2019 at 9am GMT HERE
For all dates visit Here
TESLA is always ready to rock, and they invite everyone to join them with SHOCK.
Brian Wheat – Bass / Keyboards / Piano / Backing Vocals
Frank Hannon – Guitars / Backing Vocals
Jeff Keith – Lead Vocals
Troy Luccketta – Drums / Percussion
Dave Rude – Guitar / Backing Vocals
Heavy as a sledgehammer but with plenty of melodies to help digest all that groove. This Swiss trio sound like a dozen bandmembers as they lay waste to your speakers with a riff – after – riff after motherfuckin riff. sure there are times when they’re going for it they sound like their influences ‘South Is The new west’ has shades of the Soundgarden’s and sludgy Audioslave for sure as the band build the song around a ridiculously heavy fuzzy riff. If your listening to Jimmy Page and maybe some RATM then sure why wouldn’t it come out in your songs? ‘Golgotha Beach’ being a good example and case in point.
One of the good things is ‘Hey Satan’ keep it short and don’t dwell on a riff or elongate a song for the sake of it whilst they whig out. that’s important to me if you like the short sharp shock and aren’t impressed with guitar noodling anyway. The growling Therapy meets Lemmy meets ‘Show Me Your Teeth Fucker!’ is excellent and as they turn the amps up they also soup up the engine and go for it. There’s also a bit of Rollins band here maybe in attitude at times whilst the Zepplin influenced ‘Prayers Are For Cowards’ is a side step rather than a progression Before the band take this record home the title track is a heavy stoner groove and closing the album is the longest song on the record clocking in at a shade over four minutes – its a catchy groove that climbs and falls nicely and rounds of a really impressive record. Not something I was expecting when I read the Zepplin and RATM references. but don’t always believe what you read (unless it’s on RPM of course) Something for the weekend sir? turn it up tune in and drop out these Riffs are gonna get you.
Author: Dom Daley