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Crooked Lizard – Ink

Posted in CD, Rock with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 29th June 2014 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Crooked Lizard
Ink
Released 11th July 2014
Blues/Rock
Self-Released

Hull, voted to be the City of Culture 2017, is home an interesting amount of talented bands and solo acts but one band is slowly rising from the depths of Hull’s murky musical talents. Describing themselves as a rock ‘n’ roll band, come the bluesy rock trio Crooked Lizard, who are set to bring about something fresh, new and exciting to not only Hull but the rest of the UK as well.

The album is opened by the track Devils Lullaby, a song laden with hypnotic vocal melodies and riffs more infectious than the common cold. The bass workings of Mike Sheriff parades through the song like a leprachaun on a rainbow. Motormouth follows closely in a fashionable manner, focusing on the vocals on Tom Hennings‘ vocals in the beginning before displaying his slick style of guitar playing later on in the track.

Chasing Gold comes across as a more laid back song, weaving the distinct talents of all three members as well as combining their voices for the occasional awe-inspiring chorus where as Cheeky Fly paints a sound that would be described in the vein of Kate Nash and Lily Allen. The vocals of the band’s drummer Roberta Lawson can heard in parts of the song, adding a new dimension to the sound. I Wish I Knew makes a staunch use of memorable lyrics performed in a manner that will leave you singing it for weeks to come. The combination of guitar, bass and drums helps add to the catchy and poignant elements of the song, defining the track as one of the best tracks of the album.

Oh Jonny belts out in a good ol’ fashioned rock ‘n’ roll fashion, keeping a steady pace with glossed up guitar melodies and smooth rhythm sections. The artful sounds of Whispered Mistakes carry a solemn yet calming atmosphere through the embroidered musicianship and vocals.  The album closes with the touchingly passionate song Monster, which is built up from moving basslines, poignant guitar passages and rhythmic drum sections.

Ink might be the debut album of the young Crooked Lizard but it rings out like the greatest hits of a band that has been around longer than what this talented trio has. Each track has its own distinct sound, allowing for a new listening experience throughout the album. Crooked Lizard’s live sound has translated well into a studio sound, providing that the band can sound just as good in the studio as they do live.

4.5/5

Nico Solheim-Davidson

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Huntress post UK tour diary online

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 13th March 2014 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Banshee metallers Huntress have posted a video diary of their recent UK tour with Lamb Of God and Decapitated. The video diary can be viewed down below.

Huntress will return to the UK in June to play Download 2014 where they will join Bowling For Soup, Bad Religion, Opeth and Black Label Society as well as Avenged Sevenfold, Linkin Park, Aerosmith and Rob Zombie, The Offspring, Status Quo, Trivium, In Flames, While She Sleeps with many more still to be announced. Frontwoman Jill Janus comments:

Huntress is honoured to play Download Festival again! We had a killer show last year, and will bring the fury to UK music fanatics once more. Spread it, shred it, behead it!

Huntress online:

http://huntresskills.com
http://facebook.com/huntresskills

 

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Battlecross confirmed for Download 2014

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 16th December 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Detroit thrashers Battlecorss have announced that they’ll be playing the 2014 edition of Download Festival. They will join Volbeat, SikTh, Dillinger Escape Plan, Suicide Silence, Buck Cherry as well as Avenged Sevenfold, Linkin Park, Aerosmith and Rob Zombie, The Offspring, Status Quo, Trivium, In Flames with many more still to be announced. The band are fired up for it:

Holy Shit we are playing Download. That’s a huge milestone in our career to be part of something so huge, so great, and so fun. I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about the festival, what an honor it will be to share the stage with the greatest and hardest bands on Earth. We can’t wait to expose the crowd to some good ol’ American Heavy thrash metal and meet new fans from the UK and across the world. We’re beyond hyped, so bring it in on! Donington Park, here we come!

Download will be held at Donington Park on 13th – 15th June 2014.  Keep up to date with the very latest info on Download’s official sites at this location.

Battlecross online:

http://www.battlecrossmetal.com
http://facebook.com/battlecrossmetal

Aerosmith announced as third Download 2014 headliners

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on 6th November 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Download organisers announced this morning that Aerosmith will close the festival next year on Sunday 15th June, making the legendary rockers the third and final headliners for Download 2014. Aerosmith are one rock’s most infamous and revered bands. Fronted by the iconic partnership of frontman Steven Tyler and guitarist Joe Perry, their generation spanning career has seen them sell in excess of 150 million records, making them the best selling American rock band in history. Despite having been a band for over 40 years, their incredible, ever expanding collection of hits continues to appeal to hoards of fans both old and new. Their headline performance at Download 2014 will be their first on UK soil since 2010, speaking on their return to Donington Park, Joe Perry said:

It’s been too long since we’ve been to England and we’re sincerely f**ing charged to be coming back! See you there!

Joining Aerosmith on the main stage on Sunday 15th June as special guests will be Alter Bridge. The band released their 4th studio album, Fortress earlier this year to huge critical acclaim. It’s been the band’s highest charting album in the UK, hitting the #1 spot on the rock charts and saw them sell out arenas across the country on their recent UK tour.

Aerosmith and Alter Bridge join the previously announced Avenged Sevenfold with special guest Rob Zombie, who play on Friday 13th June and Linkin Park with special guests Fall Out Boy who play Saturday 14th June.

Fall Out Boy announced as Saturday’s special guests at Download 2014

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 5th November 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Following the announcement earlier this morning about Linkin Park headlining the Saturday at Download 2014 and performing Hybrid Theory, alt. rockers Fall Out Boy have just been announced as special guests.

Hot on the heels of their stunning return from hiatus earlier this year, with their chart topping album Save Rock and Roll, Chicago’s finest, Fall Out Boy will be bringing their exquisitely crafted, mega-singalong catalogue of hits to the main stage at Donington Park for the first time ever.  Speaking on the announcement, Pete Wentz said:

So stoked we are playing download. It’s a legendary one to us from watching old videos of our favourite bands playing it back in the day. Gonna be a blast, we can not wait.

Fallout Boy will be joining the likes of Avenaged Sevenfold and Rob Zombie at Donington Park next year over the weekend of Friday 13th June – Sunday 15th June. Tickets are still available for the early bird price for another three days. Tickets can be purchased at this location.

Fall Out Boy online:

http://falloutboy.com 
http://facebook.com/falloutboy
http://twitter.com/falloutboy

Linkin Park announced as Saturday night main stage headliner at Download 2014

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on 5th November 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Announced moments ago via BBC Radio 1, Linkin Park will headline the Saturday night of Download on the main stage. However, it doesn’t just end there for the Linkin Park news. The band will perform their entire Hybrid Theory album at their Download 2014 appearance. Chester comments:

We have been kicking around the idea of playing Hybrid Theory for some time and the perfect opportunity is Download 2014. The legendary energy of the Download crowd is the apex of the rock experience and we are very excited to share this special night with them.

Linkin Park will be joining Avenged Sevenfold and Rob Zombie as part of Download Festival which has become the biggest rock festival in British history over the years. The next Download announcement will be at 8am on the official Download Festival Facebook page. Tickets can be ordered from this location.

Linkin Park online:

http://linkinpark.com
http://facebook.com/linkinpark
http://twitter.com/linkinpark

 

Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington reveal EP title and artwork

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on 29th August 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington have recently unveiled the artwork (see above) and title for their upcoming EP; High Rise. The EP is scheduled for release via Spinefarm Records on 7th October. The EP will feature five tracks including the band’s number one mainstream and active rock radio single; Out Of Time.

The new Stone Temple Pilots line-up are set to kick off their first US tour on 4th September. For further info and tour updates; head over to the band’s official site at this location.

High Rise track listing:

  • 1 Out of Time
  • 2 Black Heart
  • 3 Same on the Inside
  • 4 Cry Cry
  • 5 Tomorrow

Stone Temple Pilots online:

http://stonetemplepilots.com
http://facebook.com/stpband