Hesitate – Sons of Silver (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Hesitate grooves. It grooves a lot. And then some. It grooves more than a groovy thing getting its groove on in Grooveland during the annual Grooveday celebrations. But, I guess that if you are going to turn your hand to low-slung rock and roll, and Hesitate is unquestionable that, then groove is the thing that... Continue Reading →

Fine Smoke – Gear (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Any scene, sound or style is created through the building of sonic pyramids. These start by the establishment of a solid platform as a musical base, followed by additional layers of reinterpretation and evolution, creativity and flashes of inspiration, leading to a pinnacle upon which the current bands of that scene sits.  And it isn't... Continue Reading →

A Short Conversation with Leadboots

Let’s start with a bit of background. How did Leadboots come together and what paths have the various musicians travelled along to get here? Nathan (Pickett): I think the genesis of Leadboots goes back to the first day I met Kirk in an industrial kitchen. I walked past his pastry section; he had a speaker anything from 00’s punk-pop to 30’s... Continue Reading →

Light Me Up – Ratinoff (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Hitting the sweet spot between rock's rabble-rousing aggression and alt-pop accessibility and addiction, Light Me Up is instantly contagious. Even the most hard-hearted cynic or entrenched musical tribal follower would be hard pushed not to fall for its raucous charms immediately. Some songs achieve anthemic status through clever media and marketing, though record company drive... Continue Reading →

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