Mauwe hit Gold with new release

Are you having a strange day? Feeling a little unappreciated? Suspect the world is against you? Sing this to yourself or any close friend in a similar mood, a great way to get anyone out of a funk, or just pep you up!

While it's not my usual type of track, the we've-all-been-there party video with stereoscopic effect treatment make it an impressive combo to enjoy. From the lounge keyboard opening chords to singalong chorus, this is one for your inner circle to share.

Dead Man's Whiskey is rock done right!

For a newish band, formed in 2016, Dead Man's Whiskey has a massive and remarkably mature sound to enjoy and be pummelled by. The new single, My Year, to my ears has notes of Thunder, Skin and even a little Whitesnake buried in the mix, a proper classic rock sound with modern overtones and a working club spot of rebellion in the lyrics.

The band's other songs have pace, power and purpose all in perfect harmony, albeit with a "who does this sound like?" game playing in the back of my mind. Still, should be well worth checking out. Visit their Facebook and see them on tour with the likes of Jizzy Pearl and Samarkind very soon!

Wilson sees red over Demons

Do have to say, I'm starting to prefer animated videos to see endless clips of bands monkeying around or trying to be overly serious or dedicated artistes. This latest work from solo act Wilson is a subtle guitar piece with the red skyline of doom casting all sorts of portents for the demons, personal, imagined or otherwise, in the title.

You can grab the song from iTunes here.

What Rockin' 1000 did next is awesome

This has been blasting out on every device I have for days! A couple of years back, Rockin' 1000 got a huge number of musicians and singers to play Learn to Fly, in an effort to get Foo Fighters to play a show near their Italian homes.

A couple of years on, and the movement is growing with this awesome Summer Jam, located in an epic mountain valley, and by happy coincidence putting some of my favourite songs all in one crushing mix.

Primal Scream - Rocks
Dandy Warhols - Bohemian Like You
Queens Of The Stone Age - No One Knows
The Strokes - Reptilia
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Suck My Kiss
Wolfmother - Woman

Can't wait to see what they do in 2018, Check their YT feed for loads of party and practice videos, such dedication, and all for fun!

Will Varley mixes video games and music

‘Seven Days’ by Will Varley channels the in vogue medium of pixel-art and a retro gamer spirit for his latest video. It could be a spot of Uncanny Valley, Flashback or other adventures, on a journey through life. Taken from the album ‘Spirit Of Minnie’ that lands 9th February 2018 via Xtra Mile Recordings.

Grab the album here.

No Money Kids would Rather be the Devil

There's never enough good French bands around, given that nation's artistic lineage. No Money Kids turned up a few years ago, and do a fine line in soundtrack-friendly, clean-blues rock with an electronic edge. As this building chugger attests, they have a fine and distinctive sound, plus a new album out in March, do check it out!

Meet the New Generation Superstars

Celebrating the launch of album, King of the World, New Generation Superstars are tearing it up on tour this spring. The band are 10 years old, from the rockingest town in the world Nottingham. They have had a big lineup change, but still have a youthful spring and punch in their music that is great for angry commutes or just punching walls when you feel the need.