With their debut album due out in November through Seven Days Records, ‘No Restitution’ is the first single from London’s Seven Days and Doesn’t Die – and it’s an absolute stormer. Snarling, sneering, punk-tinged rock n’ roll, with an aggression that many bands aspire to but so few pull off with such aplomb, yet filled …

A little history, for the uninitiated; on the 9th November 1970, a certain young guitarist called Eric Clapton and his blues/rock band Derek and the Dominoes released their first (and only) studio album, ‘Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs’. Despite Clapton’s latter-day ‘elder statesman of guitar’ status, the album flopped commercially – despite the critics’ favour …

Desperate Measures formed in Christchurch, New Zealand, way back in 1981, a bundle of angry, aggressive polemic, pissed off with politicians, fake news, and the unfairness of fucked-up society. Not much has changed, then, in the forty years since – apart from geography, the internet, and the odd line-up change along the way. With original …

If there’s a better contender for the title of ‘Rock n’ Roll Royalty’ than Sami Yaffa, then we’d like to hear about it; perhaps best known as one fifth of seminal Finnish sleaze legends Hanoi Rocks, Yaffa’s CV also includes The New York Dolls, the Michael Monroe Band, Demolition 23, and The Compulsions, amongst others. …

Desperate Measures, the London/New Zealand punk-rock four-piece, release their new mini-album ‘Rinsed’ through Easy Action Records on September 3rd, featuring the new line-up of founding member Eugene Butcher, Gaff (ex-Glitterati and current Rich Ragany and the Digressions guitarist), bassist Ricky McGuire (U.K. Subs & The Men They Couldn’t Hang), and former K-Line and Done Lying …

So-Cal punk veterans Descendents have announced that their upcoming 18-track collection – entitled ‘9th & Walnut’ – will be released on 23rd July through Epitaph Records. Named after the corner location of their first Long Beach rehearsal space, ‘9th & Walnut’ was recorded back in 2002 with the band’s original line-up of Milo Aukerman (vocals), …

What to say about the Reverend Billy F Gibbons, one third of boogie-rock legends ZZ Top and with a career at the forefront of Texas Blues for over fifty years? With a vocal growl as distinctive as the tone of Pearly Gates, his legendary ’59 Les Paul, and an otherworldly feel for the Texas shuffle, …

Why is Rich Ragany not consistently selling-out theatres and gracing the covers of the likes of Mojo and The Wire? That’s a question that repeatedly came to mind during the first couple of listens through new album Beyond Nostalgia and Heartache. So, for the uninitiated, first – some history; ‘Rags’, Canadian-born but now firmly London-based, …