The Redemption of Unquiet Nights

The Redemption of Unquiet Nights
Those of you who may remember the Aurovine radio show a year or so ago we played these guys quite a bit. Unquiet Nights are made up of Irish-Italian blood and they do remind you of that all memorable Irish Coffee with an extra injection of caffeine and whiskey; its raw but its real and ...

Rhythm Of Mars – Window Of Destiny 1

Rhythm Of Mars - Window Of Destiny
Rhythm Of Mars are back with a blistering extended play (mini album) called Window Of Destiny. The Arkansas based 3 piece led by virtuoso guitarist Aaron Straub and keyboardist/composer Patti Unruh have hit a sweet spot on this release with Straub’s crisp guitar work taking centre stage. Houdini opens the album and is a good ...

Huiya Chen – Dedication Leads To Triumph Through Adversity 1

Huiya Chen - Dedication Leads To Triumph Through Adversity
Huiya Chen’s is a remarkable story. Growing up in a poor Chinese household, discouraged from listening to music and scolded for being left handed, she nevertheless felt a calling. Her calling was always  dismissed and discouraged. She was made to feel that her love of music made people unhappy and her parents were not supportive ...

The Involvement – A Postcard From Long Island

The Involvement - A Postcard From Long Island
One of the few great things about life is that once in a while some music comes along that blows you away. As a reaction to ‘the underwhelming bullshit of everyday life’ this is the perfect antidote. I know little about this band so the music was the only gauge I had (just as it ...

MRK2 – Do You Yearn For Genuine R&B, Soul & Funk? Then Listen To MRK2’s Retrospecto

MRK2 - Do You Yearn For Genuine R&B, Soul & Funk? Then Listen To MRK2's Retrospecto
Luther Vandross, Funkadelic, Hall & Oates, Patti Labelle etc may remind you of the eighties but looking at the sorry state of today’s R&B they may also cause you to yearn for a time when R&B, Soul & Funk began to experiment with electronic sounds and to dominate the charts. Pop, Soul and R&B were ...

George Thomas & Ya – Play Me And You Will Be Heard!

George Thomas & Ya - Play Me And You Will Be Heard!
George Thomas and his band Ya hail from Boston. One day George had a premonition or maybe a spiritual encounter. He was transported into a mythical world whereupon he came across a drawbridge and castle. Inside was a room and in the room was a guitar. The guitar had a note like the ‘drink me’ ...

Summer Is Here!, Things Are Getting Better! – Introducing hooyoosay! 1

Summer Is Here!, Things Are Getting Better! - Introducing hooyoosay!
Bluesy quirky pop with a touch of Vaudeville is a somehow inadequate stab at describing the wonderful and slightly eccentric world of hooyoosay. Listening to the new EP consisting of Don’t You Lie To Me and Yooplaaa! you could be forgiven if you assumed hooyoosay were ‘happy go lucky’ comedy pranksters but rather this EP ...

Nth Ascension aim for the Nth degree…..

Nth Ascension aim for the Nth degree.....
Fleetwood is small fishing Town on the north side of the Fylde Coast. Recently known for its local Football team making the Football League for the first time its not particularly known for it’s musical prowess. But Fleetwood is a hot bed of musical talent and the local support for it’s music is second to ...

IT – Revolution in Progress

IT - Revolution in Progress
“The Revolution introduced me to art, and in turn, art introduced me to the Revolution!”  ― Albert Einstein IT prounounced ‘it’ embody revolution. From the new song of the same name to their political angst there is something brewing in this Anglo-Canadian project that is incessantly building towards a powerful crescendo. From the controversial 9/11  imagery ...

The Ringflowers – Money For Music

The Ringflowers - Money For Music
Hailing from Virgen Gorda in the British Virgin Islands The Ringflowers are an intriguing cross between a raucous jazz funk ensemble and the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band crossed with The Macc Lads. I’m encouraged to take in the tunes a few at a time so i’ll content myself with ‘Easy Touch’ and ‘Mr. Hitler’ ...