42 Decibel

42 Decibel Rolling In Town

“Our music doesn’t attempt to raise any particularly complex issues, it’s based pure and simple on a conscious vintage aesthetic, a traditional sound and the essence of classic rock and blues”. by Maria Haskins   Rolling In Town, the new release from Argentinian rockers 42 Decibel, builds on their terrific debutHard Rock ‘N’ Roll, and…

skarlett riot

Skarlett Riot We Are The Brave

We Are The Brave is just crackling with power…   by Maria Haskins   A couple of years ago I reviewed UK band Skarlett Riot’s debut album Tear Me Down, and I finished my review with this: “…Skarlett Riot skillfully harnesses its fierce fighting spirit and explosive energy, creating a raw and powerful rocker of an…

mammoth mammoth tour

MAMMOTH MAMMOTH Prep European Rampage

Armed with only a stolen wheelie-bin full of Melbourne Bitter cans, a shopping bag full of water damaged pornos found near the railway line, and a shit-tonne of songs from their face-melting new album, ‘Hammered Again’, MAMMOTH MAMMOTH are skipping bail and blazing trail straight to Europe for another round of church-burning, skull-crushing, unicorn-thumping mayhem.…

delta rose

Review: Delta Rose – ‘Golden’

Sporting some seriously seductive guitar power, a heart-thumping rhythm section, and a vocalist who at times evokes the spirit and style of guys like Mick Jagger and Steven Tyler… by Maria Haskins   California band Delta Rose has put together one heck of a tasty  offering with their new releaseGolden. The music is full-blooded rock’n’roll with a…

the amorettes

Review: The Amorettes – ‘Game On’

If you’re looking for ballads, hearts-on-sleeves, and sensitive crooning you should definitely look elsewhere. by Maria Haskins   Confession: I hadn’t listened to The Amorettes until I heard the news in 2014 that the band would be opening for Black Star Riders and Europe on their tour in the UK and Ireland. Obviously I should have…

sticky boys

Review: Sticky Boys “Make Art”

Yes, Sticky Boys’ sound is influenced by AC/DC, but these guys have their own rough and rowdy vibe, and they know how to craft some great tunes. by Maria Haskins   French rockers Sticky Boys caught my attention a couple of years ago with their terrific debut albumThis Is Rock ‘N Roll.The follow up Make Art is another blast of…