Ash/The Subways – ‘Oh Yeah’ (Alcopop) Ash and The Subways come together to present the Oh Yeah Squared limited  7″ vinyl release, just as the pair are about to embark on a co-headline tour of the UK and Europe together. A classic pop song is a classic pop song and The Subways do it well to be fair. Tickets are on sale now here.

Virginmarys – ‘Where Are You Now (Self Release) John Hughes inspired video for single ‘Where Are You Now?’  is a taste of what to come with a planned new studio album release in the works set for 2024.

The Virginmarys are currently out on the road for a mammoth 2 month support tour of Europe and the UK with The Sisters of Mercy.

The Casanovas – ‘Lover’ (Rubber Records) Rockin like Dokken Melbournes The Casanovas are in love with big guitars and everything cock rock as ‘Lover’ heads for radio plays with the top down on their hot rod as they cruise towards the release of their new album with this mid paced Kiss style rocker.

Lifted from their new album ‘Backseat Rhythms’ which was produced by Ron Niven which might give you an indication of how this is gonna sound.

Brad Marino – ‘Lucy’ (Rum Bar Records) Taken from the forthcoming full length album release ‘Grin and Bear It’ pouring on tap November 2023!! Its supreme quality power poppin rock n roll from Brad as he delivers a master class in scuffed up power pop with schoo bop vocals its a song about a girl, obviously and its delivered with premier quality – to wet the apetite for the long player which is also sure to be top notch.

Gyasi – ’23’ (Alive Natural Sound) Retro Glam Rock n Rolla Gyasi releases an epic EP full of bombastic licks n drum rolls and so heavy are the platform boots theyve pushed on through to a sound vortex thats taken them back in time to a pre digital age where analogue is king and boys with electric toys Rock the Fuck out with much gusto and not a hint of irony. the title track ’23’ is Glam as it gets from the piano tickling intro through the scuffed guitar melody to the cha cha cha.

Its divine darlings but worry not Rockers because the two live cuts of ‘Kiss Kiss’ are full throttle bamalama ding dong. howling guitars n big BV’s. Then a live cut of ‘Teacher’ is dry ice wafting, feather boa shaking, atmospheric struttin before ‘Fast Love’ brings things to a climax. Quality! not quantity.

Tigertailz – ‘A Little Bit Of Rock’ (Self Release) Quite the departure for UK Glamsters Tigertailz as they take it back to the old school Rockin out with some Rock n Roll royalty in the form of Verden Allen from Mott The Hoople on piano. A bit of soul and a big sound. they don some paisley shirts instead of spandex and turn in a very decent tune so horns in the air kids and lets rock out.

Rileys L.A. Guns – ‘The Dark Horse’ (Golden Robot Records) Rileys Guns preview the title track from their forthcoming album due early next year sees the band thunder through a solid slice of Cock Rock with a steady beat and chugging riff. a decent effort once again to be fair. With a chorus that you can see coming from yonder but its not a big dated gang vocal effort but a subtle laid back one which compliments the song. Good effort.

The Slackers – ‘Kill You’ (Pirates Press) An imaculate laid back slab of skank with that heavy thumping Dub bass line drilling you down and making your feet move back and fore whilst the horns stab through the haze on what is a masterclass of a single and how to do this properly.