STEPHEN WRENCH
If it ain´t happened (S)


        Rock
Datum: 2018-12-05
Label: Musik and Film
www.stephenwrench.com/

LEE ROCKER
  1. Memphis freeze
  2. Sometimes you win

I hand picked some of my absolute favorite songs for this holiday gift. As a writer and musician I feel so close to these tracks, they all mean so much to me. Music and the Holidays are about sharing. Here they are!! - Lee

        Rock
Datum: 2018-11-26
Label:
leerocker.com

SCOTT SHARRARD
Extra Extra (EP)
This Mini-EP is special offering to those who have followed Scott Sharrard through the years, and for those who are just discovering the rock and roll guitarist. This is a three-song collection featuring two live versions of the most beloved tracks from his latest release "Saving Grace" and a bonus track previously available ONLY on vinyl

        Rock
Datum: 2018-11-05
Label:
www.scottsharrard.com

MATS RONANDER & THE DUSTY RUNNERS
The Bridge (S)
They say that you can tell a lot about a person by the company that they keep. And whilst that is indeed true, it is even more so for musicians. So the fact that Mats Ronander has rubbed creative shoulders, not only home grown legends such as ABBA but has graced the ranks of the likes of Ian Hunter and Graham Parker’s live line-ups, speaks volumes.

Mats has a string of critically and commercially acclaimed albums to his name, particularly in his beloved blues genre but also branching out across any number musical fields. He is a much sought after musician, as his resume shows, and his almost 50 years in the industry has seen him in studios, sessions and on stages and in touring bands across the globe.

Having gathered around him an equally impressive cast of players to form The Dusty Runners, Would You? is an album which mixes slick country grooves, polished blues and approachable rock, all shot through with accessible, soulfulness and infectious vibes. It’s where commercial possibilities meet rootsy traditions, where the sound of the American dream gets dressed up for an even bigger international audience.

At one extreme you have the purer Nashville infused sounds of the Karin Risberg led Nothing’s The Same, a song that just glistens with rhinestones and personal reflection and at the other The Bridge plays with big funky, soulful blues. The title track wanders through some latin inspired beats, Spare Me Some change is a bluesy plea and My World showcases the gospel harmonies which are never very far away from the proceedings.

It’s a fine album, deftly constructed, able to wander across genres yet deliver a consistent overall sound, one where rootsy underground music is taken from the truck stops and downtown blues bars and represented and repackaged for a slicker uptown audience. Purists might prefer their music with the rough edges still in evidence but Ronander’s ability to create such sounds for a much bigger stage is exactly why he has had such a successful career

        Rock
Datum: 2018-10-19
Label: Musik and Film

THE PRAIRIE DOGS
Don´t remember last night (S)
Years of playing shows, big ups that never last and big downs that seem to. The Prairie Dogs’ experience come through in their writing. Stories of crazy nights and relationships good and bad set against music with country roots and a rock and blues edge.

The Prairie Dogs is a collaboration between Dwight Koenning and Keith Hambrook who ended up playing in an A circuit cover band and found common ground in song writing and musical direction. Dwight’s blues influences can be heard in his vocals while hard rock influences can be heard in Keith’s guitar tracks. The country influences in their music come from growing up and living in prairies of Southern Alberta, Canada.

The Prairie Dogs songs range from ballads that deal with some of life’s most challenging issues, to party songs meant to pack the dance floor at a big saloon. Some songs are all about fun which creates a beautiful contrast against the introspective songs that deal with issues we all face.

The Prairie Dogs music is written to be played live but is perfect for a long stretch of highway or the soundtrack for a well-deserved weekend out of town. The Prairie Dogs are perfect blend of Country, Rock and Blues with lyrics that resonate with everyone

        Rock
Datum: 2018-10-03
Label: Out Of The Box Records

JOE STRUMMER
Czechoslovak Song / Where Is England (S)
Ignition Records are proud to announce the release of 'Joe Strummer 001,' the first compilation to span Joe Strummer's career outside of his recordings with The Clash. 'Joe Strummer 001' includes fan favourites from his recordings with the 101ers and The Mescaleros, all of his solo albums, soundtrack work and an album of unreleased songs.

All of the formats include tracks that have never appeared anywhere before as well as new remasters. Exclusive to all formats is an album of unreleased material including an early demo of 'This Is England' entitled 'Czechoslovak Song/Where Is England,' a solo demo of 'Letsagetabitarockin' recorded in Elgin Avenue in 1975, outtakes from 'Sid & Nancy' featuring Mick Jones and unreleased songs 'Rose Of Erin,' the biographical and mythical recording 'The Cool Impossible' and 'London Is Burning' one of the last songs Joe recorded. Punk pioneer, singer, songwriter, recording artist, activist, musical and political inspiration for a generation and mighty diamond Joe Strummer was the most charismatic and passionate frontman to emerge from the punk explosion of the late seventies. After Joe's untimely death in December 2002 it was discovered that Joe had been quite an archivist of his own work, having barns full of writings and tapes stored in his back garden. There are now over 20,000 items in the Joe Strummer Archive. The archiving of this material and compiling of 'Joe Strummer 001' was overseen by Joe's widow Luce and Robert Gordon McHarg III. All tracks were restored and mastered by Grammy Award winner Peter J. Moore at the E. Room in Toronto Canada. On going through cassettes and recording tapes it was discov-ered that Joe was rather frugal and keen on hiding tracks. On cassettes he would leave 20 minutes between songs. On the 1" 8 track recordings it was discovered there were hidden tracks superimposed onto each other. For example tracks 1-4 were taken by one song and tracks 5-8 by two other songs which were thought when played back to be caused by tape denigration until the tapes went to Peter J Moore who was able to separate one song from another. The box set has the same content as the CD set and is pressed on audiophile quality 180g vinyl. The box set's accompanying book also included in the Deluxe CD features rarely seen and previously unpublished memorabilia from Joe's personal collection as well as historical press reviews and technical notes about the albums. The cover of all formats is taken from Joe's 1990 Californian driving license. The artwork was curated by Robert Gordon McHarg III who previously worked on the Clash 'Sound System' box set with Paul Simonon, the John Cooper Clarke compilation 'Anthologia' and curated the Black Market Clash Exhibition. Gordon says, "The idea behind the book is that it's an A4 notebook done as if Joe had designed it himself, telling his story. Hopefully it is an insight into his workings and includes hand written lyrics with personal notes and scribbles." 'Joe Strummer 001' will be released on Friday 28th September

        Rock
Datum: 2018-09-26
Label: Ignition

BILL ÖHRSTRÖM
För kärleks skull (S)
Svensk blues ”Grand old Man” Bill Öhrström sätter upp en egen krogshow. Föreställningen baseras på Bills möten och händelser som han upplevt under sin långa karriär som artist och fotomodell och musiken grundar sig på hans skiva ”Gift” och hans kommande skiva ”Ogift”. Det kommer att bjudas på en helkväll med anekdoter, historier fyllt med mycket värme och underbar musik!

Premiär för showen ”Lång väg utan slut” blir det den 9 oktober på Scandic Malmen i Stockholm och spelas den 9 och 16 oktober 2018. Med sig på scen har han samlat fantastiska musiker från bandet ”Top Dogs”, Sverker Blomberg (Gitarr & sång), Erik Möbeln Pettersson (Hammond & sång), Patrik Norrman (Bas) och Thomas Lingman (Trummor).

Parallellt släpps nu singeln ”För kärlekens skull” tagen från Bill Öhrströms senaste album ”Gift” (2017).

Bills liv är alldeles för spännande för att bara musikerna i turnébussen skall få ta del av alla fantastiska skrönor” ”-allt från hur Jimi Hendrix sov över på en madrass hemma hos Bill, varför han tackade nej till att bli sångare för The Who, att han skulle bilda band med Donna Summers, startade gruppen Hansson och Karlsson, levde med de färgstarka kvinnorna Mona Seilitz, Lisa Ekdahl och Regina Lund, bidrog till att Lasse Berghagen skrev Teddybjörnen Fredriksson, till att han passade upp den första kosmonauten Yuri Gagarin på hans Sverigebesök”. -”och mycket mer förstås….” säger producenten Erik Pettersson på LiveMusikRules

        Rock
Datum: 2018-09-17
Label: LiveMusicRules

BODINROCKER
New Sweden (S)
Bodinrocker är tillbaka med ett nytt album. I vanlig ordning bjuds det på energifylld klassisk rock med referenser till Status Quo, Tom Petty, Neil Young och tidiga Whitesnake. Låten "New Sweden" handlar om Sveriges första och sista(?) koloni i Nordamerika som existerade på 1600-talet. Anders Bodin, alias Bodinrocker, har sedan tidigare gett ut tre album och har bland annat varit förband åt Status Quo och agerat som fokusperson i TV-serien "112 på liv och död". Förutom Bodin på gitarr och sång medverkar Lars Ekberg (orgel), Hasse Johnzon (mandolin), Gabriel Ekberg (gitarr) samt rytmsektionen från "Sven Ingvars" Klas Anderhell (Trummor) och Stefan Deland (Bas).

        Rock
Datum: 2018-09-14
Label: Bearman Music
www.bodinrocker.se

TT GRACE
It started with a love affair (S)
På bara några år har grabbarna blivit ett av Sveriges populäraste Doo Wop / Rockabilly-band. Den nya singeln är lite annorlunda då det är en vacker akustisk hyllning till Jerry Williams och hans låt ”It Started With A Love AFfair” En sång som avslutade TT Grace konserter under sommarturen. De har fått massor av förfrågningar från fans som undrar var de kan lyssna på den så de bestämde sig för att spela in låten och resultatet har blivit otroligt bra. En låt som kommer att glädja både rockabilly / doo wop- folket lika mycket och ”mainstream-publiken”

        Rock
Datum: 2018-08-28
Label: Atenzia Records

CHLOE WATKINSON
Crystal Pistol (S)
Chloe Watkinson has spent her entire life surrounded by the workings of “show biz.” She’s the daughter of Terry Watkinson – keyboard player of legendary Canadian rock band Max Webster,

“Crystal Pistol” is a bluesy, hard-rock anthem with surging electric guitars, tribal drumming, some well- placed group shouts, and a super-powerful vocal, urging the water-protector protestors at Standing Rock to "stand up, push back" to save Nature, and the planet. This song occupies the same sort of territory for Indigenous peoples and their allies as "Get Up, Stand Up" did for the Rastafarian community and its allies. It’ll make you want to jump and shout along

        Rock
Datum: 2018-08-08
Label: Aporia Records

WANDA JACKSON
Heart Trouble (A)
Pioneering rockabilly firebrand and country diva Wanda Jackson presents “Heart Trouble”, her first studio album in over 15 years. Featuring duets with Elvis Costello and Rosie Flores and appearances by Dave Alvin, The Cramps, Lee Rocker and more, “Heart Trouble” shows the vivacious Jackson is as fiery as ever on this collection of new songs which reflect her rockabilly, country and gospel roots and revved-up versions of her Rockabilly classics such as “Let’s Have A Party” and “Funnel Of Love.”

Country singer Wanda Jackson was encouraged to try out the new rockabilly style in the mid 50s by her friend Elvis Presley. The result was wild, ferocious rock ‘n’ roll that is still tearing down barriers almost fifty years later. Jackson later made her mark in country music with huge hits including “Right Or Wrong.” Re-issues have introduced her music to whole new generations of fans, who flock to see “The Queen of Rockabilly” tear it up live across Europe and the U.S.

        Rock
Datum: 2018-08-04
Label: CMH Records

BOZ SCAGGS
  1. Rock and stick
  2. I´ve just got to forget you
  3. Those lies

It’s been a life of music – five decades in the case of Boz Scaggs, and spread far and wide with remarkable range in style and influence. From his early West Coast rock and soul bands, through his smooth '70s Hollywood years with hits like "Lowdown" and "Lido Shuffle," to his more recent explorations in R&B, jazz and the Great American Songbook, the versatile singer/songwriter/guitarist has created a highly personal, unfailingly soulful repertoire.

His latest album, Out of the Blues, set for release on July 27, 2018 on Concord Records, finds Scaggs, born in Ohio and raised in Texas and Oklahoma, reconnecting with his earliest musical loves

        Rock
Datum: 2018-07-29
Label: Concord Records

THE DOLLYROTS
Sweaty hug my love (S)
It's been SUPER hot everywhere so we figured it's a good time to give out our sweatiest song, Sweaty Hug My Love! It came out on the Mama's Gonna Knock You Out EP a couple years ago and now we wanna give it to ya for yer Summer playlist!

        Rock
Datum: 2018-07-27
Label:

ROCK ´n RONNIE
  1. Big Meet
  2. It started up

Rock´n Ronnie släpper låtar på spotify. Ronnie Häreskog släpper singeln "BIG MEET” på Spotify. Efter all uppmärksamhet i samband med Power Big Meet förra sommaren kommer nu låten på nätet. Och blir tillgänglig för den stora massan. Med på singeln ligger också ”It started up”, en riktigt go låt

        Rock
Datum: 2018-06-26
Label:

THE NUDE PARTY
Singles Pack (EP)
The members of The Nude Party first came together in the freshman dormitories of Boone, North Carolina’s Appalachian State University in 2012. Patton Magee, and later Austin Brose, linked up with childhood friends Connor Mikita & Alec Castillo and step brothers Shaun Couture & Don Merrill. The following summer, the young men moved into a lake house outside of town to begin learning their respective instruments and jamming on rudimentary riffs. Friends came by the lake house to swim and party and soon there developed a group obsession with performing in the nude. They quickly gained a following as the house band at a notorious Boone party palace referred to as the 505 House, and the bare honesty of their performances was so contagious that their audience also started partying au naturel. While these traditions may appear risqué to the casual observer, the band explains, “These weren't orgies, they weren’t sexual even. It was just kind of a wild exhibitionism that we felt gave us freedom.” Best known around campus as “the naked party band,” this informal aggregation of musicians became a defined unit and chose to call their group simply “The Nude Party.”

Ironically, they began playing fully-clothed as soon as they were christened since their birthday suits were not welcomed in any decent live music establishment. They hit the national tour circuit and soon found a mentor in Black Lips’ drummer, Oakley Munson. He produced their Hot Tub EP and in exchange for cheap rent and physical labor gave The Nude Party a new home deep in the Catskills Mountains. An isolated place to focus entirely on writing music and playing together, and the culmination of six years of experimentation and refinement of material, has resulted in the band’s first full-length

        Rock
Datum: 2018-06-20
Label:

TT GRACE
Baby come back (S)
TT Grace har seglat upp och är idag Sveriges populäraste DooWop-band och deras senaste album har sålt bra på både CD men inte minst digitalt där låtarna från deras senaste album streamat över 2 miljoner gånger! Här är nu första smakprovet från kommande album i form av "Baby Come Back"

        Rock
Datum: 2018-06-12
Label: Atenzia Records

AMERICAN AQUARIUM
Things Change (A)
American Aquariums sjunde album, "Things Change", är ytan tvekan bandet starkaste och mest helgjutna platta hittills. Fronfiguren BJ Barham har utvecklats ytterligare som låtskrivare och sångare. Hans sånger är djupt förankrade i en amerikansk underdog-tradition. Texterna handlar om vanligt, hårt arbetande människor och deras liv och tankar. BJ Narham växte själv upp i "tobacco country" i North Carolina och trots att han tidigt valde musiken framför jordbruket är det ingen tvekan var hans hjärta finns.

De jordnära texterna ingår en perfekt förening med American Aquariums explosiva mix av Southern rock och country. En sorts musik som American Aquarium långt ifrån är ensamma om att göra, men få band gör det bättre!

American Aquarium är ett band som ända sedan starten 2006 har har turnerat praktiskt taget konstant. På gott och ont. Självklart blir man extremt samspelta men det sliter hårt också. Och på "Things Change" är det en helt ny version av American Aquarium vi möter med Shane Boeker på gitarr, Joey Bybee på trummor, Ben Hussey på bas och Adam Kurtz på pedal steel och gitarr. Förutom BJ Barham förstås..

"Things Change spelades in i 3CG Records i Tulsa, Oklahoma och producerades av singer-songwritern John Fulbright. Bland gästerna märks John Moreland och Jamie Lin Wilson.

BJ Barham får slutorden: “As an artist, your goal is for the newest thing you do to be better than the last. You’re slowly whittling away the bullshit to try and get to the truth. With this album, I learned how to cut some of that fat so that it’s just truth. It’s our best record.”

        Rock
Datum: 2018-05-23
Label: New West Records

BILL KING
Sawbuck (S)
Not heard since it's vinyl 7" release in 1975!
This quartet played around Toronto and served as the house band at the El Mocambo and played college dates around southern Ontario. This recording session produced three songs written by King - the instrumental 'Sawbuck' and two vocals - 'Nothings Gonna Take You Away' sung by Wayne McGhie and later restructured and recorded by Chaka Khan and McGhie's version of 'Moonlight Lady.'. 'Moonlight Lady' would be released in Jamaica by singer Robert Burke with the same band track.

The unit backed many of the greats from Jamaica. They also brought reggae to high school and college audiences throughout the province. On one occasion guitar giant Buddy Guy made a surprise visit to the band after playing a roaring set main floor of the MoCambo to meet the bass player. King introduced him to his two octave Korg synth played with his left hand.

King often played with only the Horner Clavinet C and Korg. Doubling bass lines. McGhie played chopping rhythm patterns that wedged between Paul's ferocious beat and King's moving bass lines making the rhythm section a force in clubs

        Rock
Datum: 2018-05-22
Label: Raunch

JOHN LINDBERG TRIO
Happy Birthday (A Rebel With A Giving Heart) (S)
De har placerat sig som topp 10 på den svenska albumlistan med sina fyra senaste album. Senaste skivan, Straight From The Heart, har snabbt blivit en stor favorit bland alla fans, de har 14 års intensivt turnérande i ryggen och åtta studioalbum. Ändå blir 2018 året då John Lindberg Trio växlar upp. Idag den 18:e maj släpper de EP:n Rhymes & Rhytms.

Innan sommaren planerar bandet att släppa två helt nya EP-releaser, den första i dag den 18.e maj, den andra senare i år. "Det är lite klassiskt tänk, att göra lite mindre releaser, EP med fyra låtar, och istället flera releaser. Det känns som ett spännande sätt att ge ut vår musik", säger John Lindberg själv.

Allt har hållits hemligt mot deras växande skara av fans så den första EPn, ’Rhythm and Rhymes’ kommer som en sen påskpresent till alla rocktörstande JLT-fans runt landet. John Lindberg Trio har byggt sin fanbase the old fashioned way. Deras konstanta turnerande i snart femton år är ett envist arbete som befäst deras roll som Sveriges okrönta rockabillykungar. Idag har de en alltjämt växande skara anhängare, inte bara i Sverige och Skandinavien, utan även i länder som Tyskland och USA. Deras moderna tappning av klassisk rock n’ roll rymmer även influenser av blues och country, ett sound som de gräver djupare i på årets nya releaser. I vår är de som vanligt ute på vägarna och spelar då, förutom här hemma i Sverige även i Finland, Danmark, Tyskland och Schweiz

        Rock
Datum: 2018-05-19
Label: Cosmos Music

BRIDGET KELLY BAND
Blues warrior (A)
Inspired by classic & electric blues, the Bridget Kelly Band has placed their unique stamp on the blues genre, with high-energy live performances and a hybrid sound that mixes Texas and Memphis Blues with various Southern Blues traditions. The powerful and sultry vocals of singer Bridget Kelly and the incendiary lead guitar work of Tim Fik forge a signature hybrid sound that combines female urban blues with riff-driven rockin' blues guitar, held together by a tight and fluid rhythm section comprised of the powerful and dynamic Tim Mulberry on drums and seasoned bassist Mark Armbrecht. Tim Mulberry, former tour drummer for the Black Eyed Peas, joins the Bridget Kelly Band for their summer tour to support the release of their new rockin' Electric Blues album entitled "Blues Warrior".

The Bridget Kelly Band (BKB) continues to perform at clubs, concerts, and festivals throughout the United States, and recently at the "Women in Blues" Showcase in Memphis during the 2017 International Blues Challenge (IBC). The Bridget Kelly Band were International Blues Challenge (IBC) Semi-Finalist in 2015 and 2016. In the past five years, the Bridget Kelly Band has released four all-original CDs on Alpha Sun records -- Back in the Blues (2013), Forever in Blues (2014), Outta the Blues (2016), and Bone Rattler (2017). The release of the new CD "Blues Warrior" in the summer of 2018 marks the fifth release in six years. Blues Warrior is blues-rock album that focuses on such pressing issues such as domestic abuse, homelessness, human trafficking, and heroin addiction. With high-energy live performances, the Bridget Kelly Band continues to gain serious media attention for their studio recordings and live shows

        Rock
Datum: 2018-05-15
Label: Alpha Sun Records
bridgetkellyband.com

AMERICAN AQUARIUM
An introduction (A)
This sampler includes two tracks from the forthcoming album Things Change, available June 1, plus six tracks from the extended American Aquarium catalog.

American Aquarium’s seventh studio album Things Change offers the band’s finest collection of folk-infused Southern rock-and-roll to date. Stacked with BJ Barham’s signature storytelling–always deeply personal but also instantly relatable–the record questions and curses current events, shares one man’s intimate evolution, and leaves listeners with a priceless gift: hope.

Recorded at 3CG Records in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Things Change was produced by Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter John Fulbright and features cameos from Americana standouts including John Moreland and Jamie Lin Wilson

        Rock
Datum: 2018-05-09
Label:

JAMIE LYNN VESSELS
Storm coming (A)
"New Orleans' Loudest Singer-Songwriter!" "Storm Coming" is Jamie Lynn Vessels' new blues-rock album, released April 19th, 2018.

        Rock
Datum: 2018-05-07
Label:
jamielynnvessels.com

THE DOLLYROTS
Be my Leia (acoustic) (S)
In honor of May the 4th aka "may the force" we're giving ya the acoustic version of the Star Wars themed track "Be My Leia", originally off our acoustic album Love Songs, Werewolves, and Zombies

        Rock
Datum: 2018-05-04
Label:

BROLLE
The man behind the mask (EP)
Brolle har precis avslutat sin succé föreställning ”Elvis, Cash, the Killer and Me” som gått för utsålda hus på Göta Lejon i Stockholm under två säsonger. I sommar ger han sig ut på i både Folkparker och på festivaler, under namnet Rock´ n´ Roll on tour. Brolle passar samtidigt på att släppa sin första riktiga egna produktion under sin label ” The night is darkest before the Dawn production”, där Brolle skrivit samtliga låtar själv (utom covern ”Run On”), i ett Rock´n´Roll sound 2018”- Här kommer Ert recensions ex av hans purfärska EP ”The man behind the mask” som släpptes digitalt i veckan

        Rock
Datum: 2018-04-25
Label:

PER-ARNE OLSSON
Real wild child (S)
Hej, här kommer en skramlig version av Real Wild Child (Wild One)

        Rock
Datum: 2018-04-17
Label:

RICK PARFITT
Over and Out (A)
Rick Parfitt är en av de stora namnen inom rocken. Tillsammans med sin ständige vapendragare Francis Rossi har han skapat rockhistoria med Status Quo. Tragiskt nog gick Parfitt bort på julafton 2016.

"Over And Out" är Rick Parfitts första, och såklart sista, soloalbum. Han spelade in musiken under de sista sex månaderna av sitt liv, och var mycket tydlig med att han ville att musiken skulle ges ut. Därför tog hans efterlevande beslutet att ge ut albumet postumt. Detta är ett första smakprov i form av singeln "Long Distance Love".

Detta är den svängiga och livsglada Rock N' Roll som blivit Parfitts signum, boogie-rock av mästaren själv. Bland gästerna på skivan kan vi notera Brian May (Queen), John Lancaster (Status Quo) och John "Rhino" Edwards (Staus Quo).

Albumet "Over And Out" släpps 23 mars

        Rock
Datum: 2018-03-19
Label: Ear Music

JIMI HENDRIX
Both sides of the sky (A)
Legacy Recordings i samarbete med Experience Hendrix släpper albumet "Both Sides of the Sky". Det är den avslutande delen av trilogin med dom bästa av de outgivna inspelningar med Jimi Hendrix som finns i arkivet och som inleddes med albumet "Valleys of Neptune" (2010) och följdes av "People , Hell and Angels" (2013). Albumet innehåller 13 studioinspelningar inspelade mellan 1968-1970 varav 10 aldrig tidigare givits ut.

        Rock
Datum: 2018-03-09
Label:

THE BLUES MYSTERY
Has humankind lost it´s soul? (S)
This Thursday, The Blues Mystery begins the year 2018 with a provocative single. Where has the soul gone in today’s society? The Swiss- French blues-rock band knocks down a door with a meaningful video clip, a door which nowadays remains preferably closed. With "Back to the Dirty Town“ The Blues Mystery have given their reference as Blues songwriters, and left behind most of the well-known blues greats. The question arises: how could the music media miss this phenomena? The new single is kicking off their new album "Soul Memories“, which will be released this April. The society critical lyrics of „Has Humankind Lost its Soul?“ are visualized with a video clip full of metaphors. This clip has been conceived and directed by the young Swiss Isabella Thut from Cologne, Germany. The new sound of The Blues Mystery shall excel his predecessor „Back to the Dirty Town“. It is ripened and daring, like this unique flavor a good Whiskey offers, the singer willy Matt would say

        Rock
Datum: 2018-03-01
Label:
www.thebluesmystery.com

JULIAN TAYLOR BAND
Glass House (S)
Toronto based, Julian Taylor Band, is a culmination of long-lasting friendships and a collective of accomplished musicians, all fluent in different musical cultures and in virtually every genre. Under front-man Julian Taylor’s direction, the band consistently delivers soulful performances and strives to re-contextualize “soul music,” not as another genre that can be put into a box defined by racial precedent or sound requirements, but as a medium that truly speaks to the soul. The result is solid, unabashedly positive performances of soul, rock and R&B fusion - or rather, a form of modern rhythm and blues infused with rock ‘n’ roll. For fans of Fitz & The Tantrums, The Black Keys, Hall & Oates, Stevie Wonder, Allen Stone

        Rock
Datum: 2018-03-01
Label: Aporia Records

DANIELLE NICOLE
  1. Cry no more
  2. Save me
  3. Wandering heart

Cry No More, set for release on February 23rd, 2018 via Concord Records, takes the artist into fresh new creative territory, delivering 14 emotion-charged new songs whose rootsy musical edge is matched by their air of hard-won personal experience. Danielle Nicole's expansive approach yields deeply compelling musical results throughout Cry No More. With seasoned veteran Tony Braunagel (Taj Mahal, Bonnie Raitt, Eric Burdon) producing, such heartfelt, groove-intensive new tunes as "Crawl," "How Come You Don't Call Me Anymore," the Bill Withers-penned "Hot Spell" and the heart-tugging title track find Danielle cutting loose and focusing on the storytelling and character-development aspects of her songwriting.

        Rock
Datum: 2018-02-12
Label:

THE BLAZERS
East Side Soul (A)
Few bands have ever combined gutsy blues-rock and sheer joyous energy the way the Blazers did on East Side Soul, much less created such a successful and interesting fusion of musical cultures. Many critics have remarked on the richness that their Latin rhythms brings to straight-ahead rock numbers, but not on the tasteful way those influences go the other way. You can hear traces of Little Feat and John Fogerty on the cumbias and other numbers which are sung in Spanish. On this album everything mixes perfectly, and the material is of uniformly high quality. Manuel Gonzales contributes stinging guitar leads throughout, notably on "Let Me Go," which has a distinct hint of Stevie Ray Vaughan in the tone and phrasing. The band plays with precision and passion, and the production on East Side Soul is more polished than on their first album. This is definitely the one to get if you're interested in hearing the Blazers in full cry

        Rock
Datum: 2018-02-04
Label: Rounder Records

HION MARTELL
Trust Me On This One (A)
Nu släpps den nya HION MARTELL-plattan 'Trust Me On This One'. Du kan lyssna till den på Spotify redan nu. Några av låtarna har spelats i radio i bland annan Frankrike och USA.

HION MARTELL kommer från Ljusdal, men sångaren och gitarristen Christer Nilsson bor strax utanför Hudiksvall. Och skivan är inspelad i Bollnäs tillsammans med Daniel Lindblom i Silverware studion. En video till låten 'The Girl With The Picasso Face' har gjorts av Mårten Lärka från Nordanstig. Ja det är väl bara Ovanåker och Söderhamn som fattas för att albumet ska vara en total hälsingeangelägenhet…

        Rock
Datum: 2018-01-30
Label: Viskningar och Vrål
www.hionmartell.com

MICK CLARKE
Bent Frets (A)
British blues rock guitarist Mick Clarke welcomes you to his site. New 2018 album

        Rock
Datum: 2018-01-21
Label:
www.mickclarke.com

BEN MILLER BAND
Akira Kurosawa (S)
"I like the idea of saying something very complicated in a very simple way," Ben Miller states. "That's what we strive for musically, and what I strive for lyrically—to get directly to the point."

Getting to the point is something that the Ben Miller Band does consistently on Choke Cherry Tree, the Joplin, Missouri-bred combo's third album and second New West release. The consistently compelling set offers 11 new examples of Miller's deceptively unpretentious songcraft, beneath whose ramshackle exterior lurks sturdy, infectious melodies and resonant, emotionally insightful lyrics.

Miller's band delivers such memorable new tunes as "Nothing Gets Me Down," "Akira Kurosawa," "Trapeze," "Lighthouse" and "Mississippi Cure" with the sort of unpretentious enthusiasm that's already won the group a devoted fan base that stretches from the band's midwestern home turf to the U.K. and Europe, where they've toured to rave reviews.

Choke Cherry Tree introduces a retooled Ben Miller Band lineup, with Miller and fellow founding member Scott Leeper joined by new additions Rachel Ammons and Smilin' Bob Lewis. The pair's multi-instrumental skills bring added authority to Miller's rootsy new compositions, while maintaining the high energy level (complete with homemade instruments constructed from broken and discarded axes) that originally endeared the band to its fans. Elsewhere, Rachel Ammons' expressive vocals lend depth to the haunting "Redwing Blackbird."

Miller and company recorded Choke Cherry Tree with producer Chris Funk, a member of the Decemberists whose multi-instrumental abilities helped to expand the band's sonic options, as did his interest in using such guest players as Jenny Conlee and Nate Query (also of The Decemberists), renowned saxophonist Ralph Carney (Tom Waits, Tin Huey), Dan Hunt of Neko Case’sband, Ural Thomas, Rev Shines of Lifesavas, and more. “Chris has a lot of musician friends,” Miller notes, “so if we needed an accordion player, he’d just call one.”

According to Miller, "Early in the process of making this album, I thought that we either had to really nail our live approach in the recording studio, or we needed to forget about that and just work on capturing the songs in an inventive way that presents them in their best light. We decided on the latter approach, and we never looked back."

Indeed, while Choke Cherry Tree maintains the rough-and-ready vibe of the band's prior releases, the new material also features some of the most carefully-crafted arrangements that Miller and company have ever had. "This time around," Miller explains, "I did more demos than usual, and really hashed out the songs at home, which gave me and Chris a really good starting point to work the songs. It was the opposite of just jumping in and playing and trying to capture it on the mics. Even though there was more collaboration with other people on this album, it's probably the least compromised album I've ever made."

Since its formation in 2004, the Ben Miller Band has staked out an iconoclastic niche that's established them as both a one-of-a-kind creative unit and a grass-roots fan favorite. Channeling a century's worth of far-flung American musical influences into rousing songcraft that radiates with smarts and soul, Miller's tunes achieve a musical and emotional depth that belies the material's (and the musicians') rough exterior.

The hard-working unit first won a regional fan base through old-fashioned ingenuity and an unstinting work ethic, generating a national buzz and a high-profile 2013 tour of Europe with ZZ Top, thanks to the patronage of avowed BMB fan Billy Gibbons.

The Ben Miller Band's early D.I.Y. approach extended to the lo-tech, largely self-built, instruments that the members still play on stage, including Miller's thrift-shop guitars and banjos and Scott Leeper's one-string washtub bass. The band's use of offbeat instrumentation, however, shouldn't be misunderstood as a gimmick.

"What I really care about is songs, and the rest of it is just a vehicle to get you to that destination," Miller asserts, adding, "We have no interest in being some kind of wacky novelty act, and just because we use junk to make music doesn't mean we aren't serious about it."

Growing up in rural Curlew, Washington, Ben Miller began playing guitar at 16, turning his back on a promising career as a visual artist to focus on music. He gained experience busking and performing in open-mike nights while road-tripping around America, and during an extended stint in Eastern Europe. He eventually found kindred spirits in Scott Leeper and original BMB drummer Doug Dicharry.

The three like-minded players joined forces, and before long their diligent touring regimen allowed them to conquer an ever-widening fan base. In 2012, the Ben Miller Band took its first tentative steps in the recording studio, resulting in the self-released CD Heavy Load, which attracted a good deal of fan praise and critical acclaim. Word of the BMB's charismatic live shows and regional popularity eventually began to generate a national buzz, winning them a spot on New West Records' roster. The band made its New West debut with 2014's Any Way, Shape or Form, recorded in Nashville with renowned producer Vance Powell. Now, with Choke Cherry Tree ready for unveiling, Ben Miller is enjoying his band's new four-person lineup. "The audiences seem to like it as much as ever," he observes, adding, "Our two new members are great and exude personality from the stage, so I feel like we're an all-star band now. I love having a female presence on stage, which creates a different energy that you can't get with just dudes. I think it adds a tension that's different, but we're still high-energy on stage, and we still play crazy instruments and move around a lot." Miller is careful, though, not to allow the novelty of the band's homemade instruments to overshadow the more substantial aspects of the band's output. "If our only selling point was 'Come and check out the weird instruments,' it would get old real fast," Miller states. "It got us in the door, but once we got in the door, the songs became our focus. Where I put most of my energy is trying to serve the songs, and trying to make them as good as they can be."

        Rock
Datum: 2018-01-15
Label:

GREGG ALLMAN
Southern Blood (A)
"We have lost so many of our musical heroes in the last couple years, that it almost seems to be happening every day now," said Robert Weingartz, Chairman - AirPlay Direct. "Somehow, Gregg’s death was and still is particularly hard for me to accept. This is a beautiful song that is a sad yet telling story of what Gregg undeniably felt in his heart at the end. ‘Rest In Peace’, and thank you for all the wonderful music you shared with us.”

"My Only True Friend" was recorded right before his death. This final song was co-written by Scott Sharrard, the Allman Brothers Band’s longtime musical director and guitarist. The song is especially compelling, with Allman expressing that at the end of his life, the road and being on tour was indeed his "only true friend." His last album, Southern Blood is set for release on Sept. 8th.

Allman was of course a gifted and evocative tunesmith in his own right, the award-winning author of such modern standards as "Midnight Rider," "It's Not My Cross To Bear," "Dreams," and "Whipping Post." SOUTHERN BLOOD is highlighted by one of the most candid tracks of his long songwriting career, "My Only True Friend," co-written with Gregg Allman Band guitarist/musical director Scott Sharrard.

"'My Only True Friend' was Gregg's attempt to contextualize the course of his life," says producer Don Was. "The man that his fans saw performing onstage was the essential Gregg Allman - he was whole and truly satisfied when he was up there playing music. The trials and troubles he faced in life were mostly the result of not knowing what to do with himself in between shows. In this song, he's addressing a woman and explaining that, although he loves her and doesn't want to face living his life alone, being away on the road and performing every night is his lifeblood. If you understand this about Gregg Allman, every other aspect of his life makes complete sense."

Southern Blood serves as a remarkable final testament from an artist whose contributions have truly shaped rock & roll throughout the past four decades. Allman's first all-new recording since 2011's GRAMMY® Award-nominated solo landmark, Low Country Blues, the album is among the most uniquely personal of the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer's career, an emotionally expansive collection of songs written by friends and favorite artists including Jackson Browne, Willie Dixon, Jerry Garcia & Robert Hunter, Lowell George and Spooner Oldham & Dan Penn, meant to serve as a salutary farewell to his legion of devoted fans and admirers. Allman collaborated on his closing project with manager and dear friend Michael Lehman and GRAMMY® Award-winning producer Don Was, a longtime acquaintance and staunch supporter committed to helping the rock icon actualize his very specific aspirations

        Rock
Datum: 2018-01-10
Label: Rounder Records
www.greggallman.com/

GEORGE THOROGOOD
Part of One (A)
After 15 million albums sold worldwide, more than 8,000 live shows, and an uncompromising catalog of hits that has certified him as one of rock’s most relentless entertainers, one bad-to-the-bone icon has made perhaps the most unexpected creative statement of his 40+ year career. "Party Of One" is George Thorogood’s solo debut album.

“A few years back,” Thorogood says, “there was an actress who was considering retirement because she thought there was nothing left for her to do. People asked, ‘Who do you think you are? Katharine Hepburn? Meryl Streep?’ And she said, ‘Not at all. But I don’t want to keep repeating myself.’ Personally, I’d never want to feel like I’m doing Bad to the Bone 2, Bad to the Bone 3, Rocky 5, Rocky 7, you know? So I asked myself, ‘What’s the one thing you’ve always wanted to do but haven’t done yet?’ And this is it.”

Party Of One is Thorogood’s long-awaited tribute to the artists that shaped his musical consciousness. “I can pinpoint the moment it happened,” he remembers: “Spring of 1965, The Rolling Stones brought Howlin’ Wolf onto the TV show Shindig. It was my first taste of the real deal, and it was amazing. So I started listening to people like Wolf, Muddy Waters and Lightnin’ Hopkins, and felt the rawness and the honestly of it all. I was hearing where bands like The Stones, The Yardbirds and The Animals got their thing, and realized it was all connected. So when I learned to play guitar, I was playing along to records by John Lee Hooker and Bo Diddley just to see what happened. I thought if I could eventually get people’s attention, it would validate my passion.”

Fans of Thorogood and his hard-rocking band, The Destroyers, might be surprised to learn that he began his career as a solo acoustic performer. “I was a street musician for a long time,” Thorogood explains. “And three months can seem like three years when you’re on the streets of San Francisco in the winter. But I finally scored a gig opening for Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, the greatest blues-folk act of all time. The club owner hired me on the spot. Brownie and Sonny wanted me to succeed, so every night I went out there and played better and better.”

Thorogood continues, “During that time, I also played with Hound Dog Taylor and Robert Lockwood Jr., who was taught how to play by Robert Johnson. I was kind of ragged in those days, but these were the kind of people who were in my corner. They all kept saying to me. ‘You’ve got the right idea, kid, but you’ve got to stay with it. You can do this.’ All these years later, that’s what this album means to me.”

Produced by Grammy-winner Jim Gaines – known for his work with John Lee Hooker, Luther Allison and Stevie Ray Vaughan, as well as several of Thorogood’s biggest discs, the 15 cuts on Party Of One are a potent platter of traditional blues, classics and modern blues benchmarks. The primarily acoustic instrumentation – including slide, Dobro, and harmonica – is performed entirely by Thorogood live in the studio with minimal overdubs.

Thorogood brings a distinctive intensity to standards by Willie Dixon (“Wang Dang Doodle”), Brownie McGhee (“Born With The Blues”), Robert Johnson (“I’m A Steady Rollin’ Man”) and the CD-only “Dynaflow Blues”), Elmore James (“Got To Move” and “The Sky Is Crying”) and John Lee Hooker (“Boogie Chillen”, “The Hookers (If You Miss ‘Im… I Got ‘Im)” and a blistering revisit of “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer”).

Thorogood also brings his interpretations of tracks by Hank Williams (“Pictures From Life’s Other Side”), Bob Dylan (“Down The Highway”), John Hammond Jr. (“Tallahassee Women”), Johnny Cash (“Bad News”), Texas songwriting legends Gary Nicholson and Allen Shamblin (“Soft Spot”) and The Rolling Stones (Jagger/Richards’ “No Expectations”), Thorogood delivers the full spectrum of modern blues masters.

“Didn’t Bob Dylan start out playing blues?” Thorogood asks. “His first gig, he opened for John Lee Hooker in Greenwich Village. Johnny Cash and Hank Williams all learned by listening to blues. People everywhere can relate to pain more than any other emotion. That’s why the blues will always be timeless.”

Another historic aspect of Party Of One is Thorogood’s return to Rounder Records, the venerable roots label with which he first signed in 1976 to record the three hit albums that launched his recording career. “George’s coming back is a nice completing of the circle,” says Rounder co-founder Ken Irwin. “This record shows his talent as a storyteller in a very different setting, with all the emotion in his guitar and vocals. It’s a really intimate record, but it’s unmistakably a George Thorogood record, too.” Co-founder Marian Levy sees the album as a return to roots in more ways than one. “You’d think it would be almost impossible to recapture,” she says, “but there’s immediacy to this record that harks back to the radicalism of the early Destroyers. In many ways, I think this record is a summation of George’s career.” For Rounder Music Group Vice President of A&R Scott Billington – who is also the album’s executive producer – Party Of One is a vital new understanding of a unique American artist. “This wasn’t an easy record for George to make,” Billington says. “He had to viscerally reconnect with a time in his life when he was discovering who he was. But as you listen to these songs, you realize that he is and always has been an authentic blues player. This album is George Thorogood claiming his legacy.”

For Thorogood, Party Of One stands as the statement he himself is surprised it took over four decades to make. “I think this is a project that’s long overdue,” he admits. “Maybe it should have been the very first album I ever made. And after playing with the band for all these years, I had to kind of reverse my hands and my head in order to do this thing justice.” Thorogood continues, “But I think Destroyers fans – and hardcore blues fans, too – are ready for the unexpected. My whole career, I’ve always said, ‘Just give them what you are, and they’re either going to dig it or not.’ This record is what I was, what I am, and what I always will be”

        Rock
Datum: 2018-01-10
Label: Rounder Records
georgethorogood.com/

THE GO GETTERS
Love & Hate (A)
Västerås trion The Go Getters har en lång karriär bakom sig. De har varit aktiva i nu 29år med många albumsläpp och världsturnéer bakom sig. Gruppen kännetecknas ofta för sinn mäktiga energi, medryckande sång och mesmorerande rytm. De kallar musiken 110% Rock & Roll. "Vi lirar överallt, från Perth i Australien via Nashville Tennessee , Buenos Aires Argentina och Sao Paolo Brasilien till Kiruna i norr och Ronneby i söder, Rock & Roll Is Everywhere!" Säger Peter. Nya skivan "LOVE & HATE" (Goofin Records) är nummer nio i ordningen och är efterlängtad av fansen som törstar efter mer musik från dem. Plattan är mestadels inspelad live i studion med minimalt med pålägg. En blandning av gammalt och nytt framförs i tidlös rock & roll stil. Med rootsmusiken som ledstjärna navigerar de genom en rad musikgenres som pirater och tar det som de vill ha och har ingen intention om att vara nostalgiska utan kör låtarna i sin tappning och med passion. Uppväxta med Jazz,country,blues,rockabilly och punk etc, så blir låt materialet stort Bandet består av Peter Sandberg, sång och trummor, Jocke Törnblom: ståbas och Patrik Wallert :gitarr. Från dom kreddigaste festivalerna runt jorden till dom obskyraste ladugårdarna djupt in i dom svenska skogarn. Just hemkomna från en lång Europa/USA turné kommer de nu äntligen med ett nytt album. Rockabillymusiken lever och frodas tack vare The Go Getters

        Rock
Datum: 2017-11-26
Label: Goofin´ Records

JULIAN TAYLOR BAND
  1. Give us a sign
  2. Lovesick fool

New music from the Julian Taylor Band sees the band moving toward splendid simplicity, and a style of writing that harkens back to simpler times.

Recorded live-off-the-floor in one day, “Give Us A Sign,” – which has already received airplay from CBC Radio One – is loosely inspired by the first song Taylor learned to play and sing, Bob Dylan’s “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door.” The song is also heavily influenced by Sonny Terry and Brownie McGee as well as the production sounds of STAX and Van Morrison’s earlier work.

“Give Us A Sign” reflects the times we are living in and the lyrics are introspective, hopeful and even a little ironic. It’s meant to be a song about soul-searching. The lyrics in the chorus read “Lord give us a sign, for the love of god won’t you give us a sign, cause you know how hard we’ve all been trying”.

"Lovesick Fool" is more uptempo and it was inspired by the meeting of Stanley Zappa (Frank Zappa's Nephew). He played guest sax with the Julian Taylor Band during their recent summer tour and was an encyclopedia of musical knowledge for them. The band was introduced to artists that they had never heard before like Ernie and Eddie, Jackie Ross and The Radiants. "Lovesick Fool" is highly influenced by these artists, as well as the work of Van Morrison, and even Loggins and Messina.

Written by Julian Taylor, Tyler Ellis and Robert Priest Produced by Julian Taylor Mixed & Recorded by Jeremy Darby at Canterbury

        Rock
Datum: 2017-11-08
Label: Aporia Records

BOBBY HARDEN
Not ready (S)
Bobby Harden – front man for The ORIGINAL BLUES BROTHERS BAND – still led by STAX records icon Steve Cropper and sax legend Lou Marini - has released a new single from his great second CD "RIVER OF SOUL." Produced by fellow BLUES BRO. and Musical Director of SAT.NIGHT LIVE , LEON PENDARVIS, "RIVER" has garnered attention for Bobby’s solo career internationally, and has also gotten him many dedicated new followers

        Rock
Datum: 2017-11-08
Label:
http://www.bobbyharden.com

KINGEN
Bring that money honey (S)
Hej, här kommer första singeln från Kingens kommande album som ser dagens ljus i början på våren. Låten han bjuder på här på en grym rockabilly/boogie woogie-dänga med ett sjujäkla pianolir i sann Kingen-anda

        Rock
Datum: 2017-10-19
Label: Atenzia Records

6 STRING DRAG
Roots Rock ´n´ Roll (A)
The last studio album from Alt-Country's well loved NC Combo plus 2 songs from the forthcoming 20th Anniversary Reissue of their seminal album, "High Hat"

        Rock
Datum: 2017-10-09
Label:

BODINROCKER
Roller coaster ride (S)


        Rock
Datum: 2017-10-08
Label:
www.bodinrocker.se

TOP CATS
In the middle of the night (S)
Top Cats - Modern rockabilly med fullt ös och outtröttlig energi. De förenar en melodiös popkänlsa med rock'n'roll och rockabilly. De senaste 15 åren har det värmländska bandet pumpat in nytt blod i landets rock n roll-scen. Bandet kommer ursprungligen från Torsby och trots sin unga ålder är de riktiga veteraner i gemet, de har spelat rockabilly och gammal rock n roll sedan de tidiga tonåren.

Första gången hela Sverige hörde talas om dem var via dokumentärfilmen raggarliv. Tv-premiären följdes sedan upp med: Nyhetsmorgon, Grynets show, Bingo Lotto, Go kväll, Världens barn, Victoriadagarna, Melodifestivalen med flera.

Första albumet gick in på andra platsen på albumlistan och sålde guld. Det efterföljande gick in som etta och närmar sig nu guld. Ett tredje album släpptes under våren 2015

        Rock
Datum: 2017-10-04
Label:
www.topcats.se

THE DOLLYROTS
American girl (S)
Yesterday we recorded a cover of Tom Petty's "American Girl". It's a tribute to a song we adore, but we also hope it gives people a pick-me-up during these weird times.

We've also got "American Girl" up on Bandcamp as a pay-what-you-want download. ALL proceeds go to The Midnight Mission, an organization we've had the honor of supporting in the past... and one that was also supported by Tom

        Rock
Datum: 2017-10-04
Label:

TT GRACE
When I see Ya! (S)
På söndag är TT Grace med i Bingolotto och lirar denna låt förutom att de också är husband för kvällen (lirar under Bingospelen). Deras senaste platta har haft riktigt stora framgångar och gjorde en snygg entre på topp 10-listan över mest sålda plattor i sverige när den släpptes. Dessutom är de riktigt populära på Spotify och senaste albumet är snart uppe i en miljon streams. Här har vi plockat ut den låt från plattan som de gör i programmet – ”When I See Ya”

        Rock
Datum: 2017-10-03
Label: Atenzia Records

ROBERT WELLS (feat CHARLIE McCOY)
Lil´ darlin´ (S)
Robert Wells tar med sig drömprojekt på höstturné, studioalbumet ”Sun Studio Sessions” släpptes den 17 augusti och spelades in under en vecka i maj i legendariska ”Sun Studios” i Memphis, Tennessee. Nu släpps låt nummer två i ordningen ”Lil´Darlin´” tagen från nya albumet ”Sun Studio Sessions”, text och musik Robert Wells och gästas på munspel av legendariska Charlie McCoy på munspel (Grammy award winner som gjort fleratlaet inspelningar och konserter med Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison m.fl).

Det är med sann glädje Robert Wells hela hösten kommer att presenterar nya albumet och att kunna dela med sig av en dröm som gått i uppfyllelse. ”It´s All About The Boogie” denna gång Live i studio på plattan. Albumet innehåller 15 låtar, nya egna låtar men även klassiker inspelat tillsammans med amerikanska världsmusikerna Legendaren Charlie McCoy (Grammy nominerad, Skivinspelningar med Elvis Presly, Bob Dylan m.fl Munspel), Billy Dean (Grammy Award Winner ,Alison Krauss, Kenny Rogers m.fl.) och Dan Wilkinson på Gitarr och Banjo tillsammans med Wells trio, Lasse Risberg (Bas) och Roine Johansson (Trummor) och Maria Wells

        Rock
Datum: 2017-09-21
Label:

ARETHA FRANKLIN with THE ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Respect


        Rock
Datum: 2017-09-21
Label: Warner Music Sweden

THE BOPPERS
2 fools in love (S)
The Boppers fortsätter sitt 40-årsfirande med singeln ”2 fools in love”, hämtad från albumet ”Great kicks” som släpptes i början av sommaren. Boppers har turnerat flitigt under året med sin högoktaniga rock n roll-show.

Bandet har sedan 1977 levererat Rock'n Roll & Doo Wop i världsklass. Med tusentals spelningar och över två miljoner sålda album i Skandinavien, Japan och Europa är de ett av de mest framgångsrika banden i sitt slag!

        Rock
Datum: 2017-09-11
Label: Warner Music Sweden

TOM "THE SUIT" FORST
Still on the run (S)
"Still On The Run" by blues-rock singer-songwriter Tom "The Suit" Forst features blistering slide work by two-time Grammy winning guitarist Paul Nelson of the Johnny Winter Band.

        Rock
Datum: 2017-09-01
Label:
www.tomthesuitforst.com

THE JULIAN TAYLOR BAND
Just a little bit (S)
Here's a song with teen spirit that smells and sounds like a summer hit. It is also a song that is finding fans globally via Spotify and the Internet. Delta Radio in Hamburg is all over it, Sirius XM loves it, CBC Radio One picked it as song of the week recently and some kid in Russia heard it, loved it and synced it to the accompanying video that he got from who knows where

        Rock
Datum: 2017-08-16
Label: Aporia Records Inc
juliantaylorband.com

ROBERT WELLS
It´s all about the boogie (S)
Robert Wells har landat ett av sina senaste drömprojekt, studioalbumet ”Sun Studio Sessions” med albumrelease den 17 augusti 2017 (Ginza) och släpps, digitalt, CD och på Vinyl. Inspelningen ägde rum under en vecka i maj i Legendariska ”Sun Studios” i Memphis,Tennessee!

Det är med sann glädje Robert Wells presenterar albumet och att kunna dela med sig av en dröm som gått i uppfyllelse.”It´s All About The Boogie” denna gång Live i studio på plattan. Albumet innehåller 15 låtar, nya egna låtar men även klassiker inspelat tillsammans med amerikanska världsmusikerna Legendaren Charlie McCoy (Grammy nominerad, Skivinspelningar med Elvis Presly, Bob Dylan m.fl Munspel), Billy Dean (Grammy Award Winner ,Alison Krauss, Kenny Rogers m.fl.) och Dan Wilkinson på Gitarr och Banjo tillsammans med Wells trio, Lasse Risberg (Bas) och Roine Johansson (Trummor) och Maria Wells.

Albumet innehåller 15 spår och inspelade under en vecka i Legendariska ”Sun Studios” Albumet fick titeln Stockholm-Memphis då mixningen avslutningsvis gjordes i Stockholm.Det är med glädje Robert Wells släpper nya albumet och at kunna dela med sig av denna dröm som gått i uppfyllelse.”It´s All About The Boogie” denna gång Live i studio på plattan!

Albumrelease den 17 augusti 2017 (GINZA). På albumet gästar amerikanska musikerna Charlie McCoy (Grammynominerade, Musnpel), Billy Dean och Dan Wilkinson på munspel, sång och Banjo. Lasse Risberg (Bas) och Roine Johansson (Trummor) tillsammans med Maria Wells.

""-En enorm kick att bara få se alla gamla mikrofoner, bandspelare, trumset, gitarrer och Jerry Lee Lewis gamla Honky Tonk pianot som stod mitt i studion. Så mycket musikhistoria som satt i väggarna.Vi blev så pass inspirerade att de få låtar vi trodde skulle spelas in, utökades snabbt i ren spelglädje. Vi tog av oss hörlurarna till slut och bara lirade.Teknikern Ples Hamilton tryckte på rött och sen körde vi på. Säger Robert Wells och fortsätter…. -Jag måste erkänna att vi blivit bortskämda med underbar publik genom åren på alla möjligaformer av scener. Alltifrån klubbar, ishockeyarenor teatrar och även på lastbilsflak där vi stått och spelat.Under åren så har det alltid funnits en dröm om att uppleva riktig gammal hederlig skivinspelning som det gjordes på 50-60 talet. Med mycket Rock och Boogie i första hand inne i SUN STUDIOS i Memphis Tennesee. Säger Robert Wells

Robert Wells medverkar i TV4 Nyhetsmorgon lördag den 5 augusti 2017. SVT2, SVT PLAY Robert Wells 30år som artist 9 aug Kl.18.00. Releasekonsert den 17 augusti 2017 +exklusiv inbjuden gäst av Grammynominerade och enormt begåvade, skicklige munspelaren Charlie McCoy gästar under kvällen

        Rock
Datum: 2017-08-02
Label:

THE DOLLYROTS
Hysteria (original first take) (S)
It's the original unreleased version of "Hysteria"... we ended up rerecording it for the Because I'm Awesome album but this first take has some charm!

        Rock
Datum: 2017-07-23
Label:

TT GRACE
Betty Bay (S)


        Rock
Datum: 2017-06-21
Label: Atenzia Records

THE DOLLYROTS
Love ya, Love ya, Love ya (S)


        Rock
Datum: 2017-06-14
Label:

JOAKIM TINDERHOLT
Hold on (S)
"Hold On To Me" from Joakim Tinderholt's upcoming album Hold On is out now on all digital platforms. This is in your face Rock 'n' Roll and classic R & B delivered with passion and love for the music. From the first note it hits you with the same intensity he showed on his critically acclaimed debut album You Gotta Do More from 2014. Joakim has stepped up and are doing his debut as a songwriter too, "Hold On To Me" is the first tune out!

Almost 3 years since their debut album "You Gotta Do More" they're finally ready with the follow-up. Since signing with the German record label Rhythm Bomb Records, in 2015, the band has made it to big festival stages across Europe. Most notably Screamin' Festival (Spain), Rhythm Riot (UK) and Moulin Blues Festival (Netherlands). This summer they are playing Sjock Rock in Belgium and will share the stage with big rock acts like The Hellacopters.

The new album is based on the same successful recipe as the first; a good mix of new original tunes and favourites from the live set. This time Joakim has penned two songs by himself and co-written another two with guitarist Hoeye and bassplayer Troiani. The covers are gems from the catalogues of Ike Turner, Freddie King and country singer Johnny Rivers, among others

        Rock
Datum: 2017-06-12
Label: Rhythm Bomb Records
www.joakimtinderholt.com/

CHUCK BERRY
Chuck (A)


        Rock
Datum: 2017-06-09
Label: Decca Records

CREEDENCE TRIBUTE
Comin´ down the road (radio edit) (S)
Hyllningsbandet ”Creedence Tribute” har letat i arkiven och sökt i historien genom John Fogerty och Creedence magiska värld och låtskatt. Nu tror de sig ha hittat och kommit över en sällsynt skiva och en låt skriven 1973 av John Fogerty ”Comin' Down The Road”. I höst väntar dessutom en en unik tributeshow med ”Creedence Tribute” på stor sverigeturné! Turné premiär blir den 22 september i Västerås och turnén gästar 15 orter runt om i landet

        Rock
Datum: 2017-05-22
Label: Besterman
creedencetribute.se

TT GRACE
  1. Sandra (who do you love)
  2. My little girl
  3. Jennie

TT Grace har på bara några år gått till att bli ett av Sveriges absolut populäraste Doo Wop-gäng. Och det är inte konstigt då deras välproducerade Doo Wop som är blandad med en rejäl portion rock'n'roll sitter på ett gäng riktigt starka refränger. Bandet lirar på mängder av festivaler, bilträffar, rockställen och har även etablerat sig utomlands. På nya skivan lyfter de sitt sound ytterligare ett snäpp. Även låtskrivandet har tagit sig till nya höjder och detta är utan tvekan det absolut starkaste album som släppts i genren i Sverige på mycket mycket länge. TT Graces musik smittar av sig på ett sätt som inte går att stå emot. Partymusik extra deluxe!

        Rock
Datum: 2017-05-19
Label: Atenzia Records

THE BOPPERS
Wanna be your man (S)
Boppers bildades 1977 och året därpå släpptes albumet ”Number 1” som skulle bli ett de mest mest sålda i Sverige genom tiderna. År av succérer följde innan det var dags för nästa lyft i mitten av 90-talet. I år fyller Boppers 40 och detta firas med nya singeln ”Wanna be your man” – skriven av Victor Crone, Johan Lyander och Richard Nilsson. Producent är Stefan Brunzell som senast sågs som kapellmästare i Orups succéföreställing ”Viva la Pop”. Till sommare ger sig Boppers ut på en stor sommarturné och då släpps även en nyinspelad jubileumsplatta med både nyskrivna låtar och en hel del kända favoriter

        Rock
Datum: 2017-05-12
Label: Warner Music Sweden

BRIDGET KELLY BAND
Bone rattler (A)
The Bridget Kelly Band is excited to release their new album entitled "Bone Rattler" (2017) on Alpha Sun Records. It is a 2-disk album with 22 new original songs; an eclectic mix of "electric blues" and "blues-rock" that is sure to rattle the bones! This is the fourth release from the band. Tracks were recorded at Alpha Sun Studios, Gainesville Florida (Nov 2016-March 2017), with songs written and arranged by Tim Fik and Bridget Kelly.

Bridget Kelly Band BIO: Inspired by classic & electric blues, the Bridget Kelly Band has placed their unique stamp on the blues genre, with high-energy live performances and a hybrid sound that mixes Texas and Memphis Blues with various Southern Blues traditions. The powerful and sultry vocals of singer Bridget Kelly and the incendiary lead guitar work of Tim Fik forge a signature hybrid sound that combines female urban blues with riff-driven rockin' blues guitar; held together by a dynamic rhythm section comprised of Alex Klausner on drums and Mark Armbrecht on bass. The group recently expanded their sound by adding keyboardist Chris Alexander to their live shows. Based out of Gainesville Florida, the Bridget Kelly Band has been performing at clubs, concerts and festivals throughout the U.S., and recently at the "Women in Blues" Showcase in Memphis during the 2017 International Blues Challenge (IBC). As IBC Semi-Finalist in 2015 and 2016, the group continues to gain serious media attention. Songs from their 2014 "Forever in Blues" CD received regular airplay on Sirius XM satellite radio (B.B. King's Bluesville) and radio stations around the world. The group rapidly earned its reputation as a rockin', female-fronted blues band, when voted #3 by Blues E-News magazine in a "Women in Music" poll in July of 2015. The group's third album, "Outta the Blues" (released in May of 2016), rose to #11 on the RMR Contemporary Blues chart, and hit #1 on the RMR Electric Blues Chart for six weeks in July and August of 2016. This all-original music CD was the #4 top-ranked Roots Music Radio "Electric Blues" album last year. Favorable media reviews and regular airplay on Pandora, Spotify, Jango, and Internet radio have helped open new doors for the band, and have earned them a rapidly expanding international fan base

        Rock
Datum: 2017-05-08
Label: Alpha Sun Records

MAJOR AND THE MONBACKS
Get to know (A)
With a sound that American Songwriter says “channels The Beatles,” Norfolk’s own Major and the Monbacks have toured around the country honing their unique blend of psychedelic rock, glorious harmonies, and anthemic choruses. The sextet will release their Yep Roc Records debut, Moonlight Anthems, in June. Download this free sampler to get a taste of their upcoming album, plus a few tracks from their self-titled release with a live track thrown in as well so you can get to know Major and the Monbacks

        Rock
Datum: 2017-05-05
Label:
yeproc.11spot.com/major-and-the-monbacks-moonlight-anthems-pre-order.html

THE DOLLYROTS
Walking on sunshine (S)
Hey Sweet Peas! We're heading out on the road again, this time in the Northeast USA! Check the vid below where we tell you about it in our usual frantic way, and get your tickets HERE. Bringing our kids again on this run, BIG thanks to everyone that brought us gifts of toys and diapers on the last round of dates! :) :)

        Rock
Datum: 2017-05-04
Label:

MÄHÄLIUM
När verkligheten golvar Dig (A)
Det Skaraborgska punkbandet Mähälium är tillbaks och släpper ny musik efter 16 år. Den 12 maj släpps Mähäliums första singeln "Olydnad uppror revolt" från det nya albumet "När verklighten golvar dig", som släpps den 26 maj. En tolvlåtars punkkavalkad av bästa märke där kronan kröns av första singeln "Olydnad uppror revolt", efterlängtat.

Mähälium startade hösten 1998 i Tidaholm och Falköping, när trummisen Rka (Snutjävel), basisten Daniel och sångaren/gitarristen Tholle alla tre upptäckte att dom helt plötsligt stod utan band. Ganska snart spelades en 4-låtars demokassett kallad "Välkommen till Sverige" in och i lika rask takt följde cd:n "Blågula ögon ser dig" och demokassetten "Schackmatt". Under 1999 utökades bandet med Simon på gitarr/sång. Denna sättningen gjorde en nyinspelning av "Landet dagen efter" som kom med på samlingen Röjarskivan 4. Simon hoppar senare av bandet och ersätts av Arvid på gitarr/sång och det är med denna sättning som 7.an "Du är såld" och cd:n "Ditt liv/ditt krig spelas in. Våren 2001 meddelar Rka att han hoppar av bandet och sommaren gör dom sitt tack och adjö spelning och passar samtidigt på att släppa Ditt liv/ditt krig.

Sommaren 2015 träffar Tholle Daniel och de börjar prata gamla minnen och kommer fram till att det vore kul att se ifall man fortfarande kommer ihåg låtarna. Tiden fortsätter att gå och av en ren händelse träffar Tholle Arvid en sen kväll på krogen, de har då inte setts på tio år men Tholle lägger fram förslaget om en kopp kaffe och ett rep och Arvid hänger motvilligt på. Rka kontaktas, men har inget intresse av att vara med. Istället tar, Bobban som annars trummar i The Liptones, över trummorna. Nu, femton år efter sin senaste spelning står Mähälium åter på scen tillsammans och den 12 maj 2017 släpps äntligen första singeln "Olydnad uppror revolt" från nya albumet "När verkligheten golvar dig" som släpps digitalt den 26 maj 2017

        Rock
Datum: 2017-04-28
Label: Cramada

MÄHÄLIUM
Olydnad Uppror Revolt (S)
Det Skaraborgska punkbandet Mähälium är tillbaks och släpper ny musik efter 16 år. Den 12 maj släpps Mähäliums första singeln "Olydnad uppror revolt" från det nya albumet "När verklighten golvar dig", som släpps den 26 maj. En tolvlåtars punkkavalkad av bästa märke där kronan kröns av första singeln "Olydnad uppror revolt", efterlängtat.

Mähälium startade hösten 1998 i Tidaholm och Falköping, när trummisen Rka (Snutjävel), basisten Daniel och sångaren/gitarristen Tholle alla tre upptäckte att dom helt plötsligt stod utan band. Ganska snart spelades en 4-låtars demokassett kallad "Välkommen till Sverige" in och i lika rask takt följde cd:n "Blågula ögon ser dig" och demokassetten "Schackmatt". Under 1999 utökades bandet med Simon på gitarr/sång. Denna sättningen gjorde en nyinspelning av "Landet dagen efter" som kom med på samlingen Röjarskivan 4. Simon hoppar senare av bandet och ersätts av Arvid på gitarr/sång och det är med denna sättning som 7.an "Du är såld" och cd:n "Ditt liv/ditt krig spelas in. Våren 2001 meddelar Rka att han hoppar av bandet och sommaren gör dom sitt tack och adjö spelning och passar samtidigt på att släppa Ditt liv/ditt krig.

Sommaren 2015 träffar Tholle Daniel och de börjar prata gamla minnen och kommer fram till att det vore kul att se ifall man fortfarande kommer ihåg låtarna. Tiden fortsätter att gå och av en ren händelse träffar Tholle Arvid en sen kväll på krogen, de har då inte setts på tio år men Tholle lägger fram förslaget om en kopp kaffe och ett rep och Arvid hänger motvilligt på. Rka kontaktas, men har inget intresse av att vara med. Istället tar, Bobban som annars trummar i The Liptones, över trummorna. Nu, femton år efter sin senaste spelning står Mähälium åter på scen tillsammans och den 12 maj 2017 släpps äntligen första singeln "Olydnad uppror revolt" från nya albumet "När verkligheten golvar dig" som släpps digitalt den 26 maj 2017

        Rock
Datum: 2017-04-26
Label: Cramada

BODINROCKER
Vacation (S)
Bodinrocker jobbar hårt. Men den här gången stavas belöningen Vacation. Semester. Ja, det låter som en utopi i rocksammanhang. Men ibland kan det faktiskt räcka med tre och en halv minut för att återhämta sig, känna total harmoni och orka ett varv till. Vacation (Bodin/Leentjes) är första spåret från det kommande albumet Eye to Eye som släpps senare i år. Med Vacation, release 21 april, bjuds vi i sann Bodinrocker-anda på ett stycke sprudlande, energifylld boogierock. Bodinrocker är ett soloprojekt av Göteborgs-Jämten Anders Bodin som har melodiös Classic Rock och smakfulla gitarriff som sitt signum.

        Rock
Datum: 2017-04-18
Label:
www.bodinrocker.se

GREASY GRAVY
When The Game Is On (A)
Finally it's here - the new and well received album of the Norwegian soul band Greasy Gravy. The studio debut arrives after almost 20 years as a band!

The album "When The Game Is On" (BIGHCD1701) is out on CD and digitally on the Norwegian label Big H Records. It is a Norwegian tribute to classic soul from the glory days of the 60s and 70s, according to several good reviews.

The album has been very well recieved by both the music press, the audience and fellow musicians. Even from Norwegian native, California resident super guitarist, Kid Andersen: "Some real good friends of mine back in Norway just released this record. Really excellent players, and definitely one of the top soul/blues singers in the country. And they do some tunes written by my old buddy , the late RC Finnigan, who gave me my name, says Kid."

Most of the songs on the album are written by Espen Liland (music) and Tom Erik Holmlund (lyrics) as well as contributions from the deceased Norwegian American singer-songwriter R. C. Finnigan. "When The Game Is On" will be released on Big H Records, the same company that among other things gives out Billy T Band and Joakim Tinderholt and his band. "When The Game Is On" is recorded by Kim Bergseth in Kitchen Studio at Jar. Kim is a songwriter and producer with extensive experience in various music genres, and he has brought a fresh and different input to the music. This has made the project both more original and vital

        Rock
Datum: 2017-04-04
Label: Big H Records
www.greasygravy.no/

TT GRACE
Ding Dong Love Song (S)
Doo Wop-grabbarna i TT Grace har de senaste två åren etablerat sig som ett av de absolut mest populära banden i genren i Sverige. Spelplanen är smockad med gig under sommaren och förra plattan har streamat en bra bit över en halv miljon gånger. Men det är ändå den sista veckan som gjort mest avtryck för de fem Stockholmskillarna. När de klev in på Talang-scenen i TV4 så kände de att något var fel när de såg ögonen på Alexander Bard... Och det tog 4 sekunder... sen kastade sig Bard på de röda knapparna och vräkte ur sig både det ena och det andra om bandet och genren. Men effekten hos publiken har som tur blivit den totalt motsatta. Folk har fullkomligt stormat på Sociala medier och TT Grace har fått tusentals med nya följare på Spotify på bara några dagar. Att den nya singeln heter "Ding Dong Love Song" är ren slump för den släpptes före programmet men som Dennis i bandet sa med glimten i ögat - tja man kanske skulle tillägna den åt en viss man...Men vi har absolut inget att vara bittra över – att lite rock’n’roll kunde röra upp sådana känslor… och som tur är verkar ju i alla fall folket gilla oss!

        Rock
Datum: 2017-03-22
Label: Atenzia Records

MIKE TEARDROP TRIO
Hangin´ Around (A)


        Rock
Datum: 2017-03-20
Label: Enviken Records

MICK CLARKE
Digin´ Down (A)
Some record release news.. The new album "Diggin' Down" is out now on iTunes, Amazon and all streaming services - full CD release to follow. The album features 13 tracks - ten MC originals plus versions of the Wolf classic "Smokestack Lightning", Elvis Presley's "Any Place Is Paradise" and the country evergreen "Sweet Dreams". Recorded here at Rockfold Studio, 2016 / 17.

Mick began his career with KILLING FLOOR part of the British blues boom of the late 60s. The band backed Texas blues guitar star Freddie King and toured with legends such as Howlin' Wolf and Otis Spann. In the 70s Mick co-formed SALT, a powerful four piece band which was a big hit on the UK club and college scene, opened for Muddy Waters in London and played at the Reading Festival. THE MICK CLARKE BAND was formed in the early 80s and Mick has become an established name on the European scene, touring regularly in every country from Finland down to Italy, plus tours in the USA and Asia. Praised for his fiery "straight from the wood" guitar sound, he has appeared on numerous festivals with artists such as Rory Gallagher, Johnny Winter and Joe Bonamassa. The Southern California Blues Society called him "one of the finest blues players to come out of England". Mick is the winner of the 2014 "best international act" from artistaloud.com, India. The new album "Diggin' Down" is released March 2017 - new European festival dates TBA. Full information at the website

        Rock
Datum: 2017-03-18
Label:
www.mickclarke.com

THE JOES
  1. Puddle of love
  2. When the 45 died

Hello long suffering friends and fans, A few months ago, due to circumstances beyond my understanding, I decided to become a band. Not ready to hang up my rock & roll shoes just yet. Here is the first shot over the bow. A new digital download 'single' from The Joes

        Rock
Datum: 2017-03-17
Label:

OWE THÖRNQVIST
Boogieman blues


        Rock
Datum: 2017-02-27
Label: Warner Music Sweden

DAVID RAY
Night rains (S)
David Bray’s unique artistic vision has established him as one of Canadian music’s leading songwriters. His compelling lyrical flare combined with an ear for musical hooks has been hailed by critics and industry veterans alike, from his early work with producers Daniel Lanois, Eugene Martynec and John Capek to his more recent work with a list of all star musicians. . Bray’s new album, Night Rains, comes out February 24 with an all-star group featuring Garth Hudson of the Band, Motown's legendary bassist Bob Babbitt, Colin Linden, Kim Mitchell, Bill King, Richard Bell, Gary Craig, Paul Reddick, Danny Brooks, Chris Birkett, Justin Abedin and more.

        Rock
Datum: 2017-02-21
Label: The Pangaea Music House

THE DOLLYROTS
Perfect situation (Weezer cover) (S)
And in case you haven't heard... the official release date for our upcoming full-length studio album(!) Whiplash Splash is March 24th!! It's all coinciding with the first leg of a US tour and more dates upcoming. BUT if you want to get the album EARLY on February 24th now's the last call to pre-order it with all the cool exclusive gear we're only offering through PledgeMusic! We've gotta put in the tee shirt order for these super primo tees and get all the posters printed up to autograph asap so the deadline's this Monday :)

        Rock
Datum: 2017-02-11
Label:

SOULMATES
Salt melts ice (S)
The album "Carried by the Wind" is a colourful mix of rock, pop and ballads. "Salt Melts Ice" is one of the favorite songs of Radio stations

        Rock
Datum: 2017-02-10
Label:
www.soulmates-music.com

THE JULIAN TAYLOR BAND
  1. Fever
  2. Set me free

“In an era when music lovers seem to be required to like one thing, one style, one genre, we get the protean of the Julian Taylor Band – confident enough in their own abilities to delimit the genres and let the soulful beats resound from wider horizons.”

These words from acclaimed Toronto poet Robert Priest beautifully encapsulate the Julian Taylor Band’s new release Desert Star, a double magnum opus reflecting Toronto’s rich musical tapestry. Blending vintage soul, rock, roots, and a touch of hip-hop, the album is a re-birth of sorts for Julian Taylor, one of the country’s most gifted and multi-faceted singer-songwriters. The Julian Taylor Band began as a blank canvas. They played anywhere and everywhere, as often as possible, knowing that a great band lives and dies by its live reputation. The R&B covers in their sets soon became the wellspring from which a new catalogue of original independent releases arose, landing on their debut Tech Noir, and setting the stage for the creative torrent unleashed on the sophomore Desert Star. Taylor describes Desert Star himself as modern rhythm and blues: Deep grooves, powerful horns, and just the right amount of pop smarts. A relatively straightforward formula, yes, but Taylor ultimately envisioned the album as four distinct parts, stemming from sessions at various Toronto studios with producers Saam Hashemi, Bill Bell, Brian Moncarz, and David Engle.

        Rock
Datum: 2017-02-08
Label: Aporia Records Inc
juliantaylorband.com/about/

ANDERS KARLSTEDT & PY BÄCKMAN
Take me to your bedroom
Musik/Text: Py Bäckman

        Rock
Datum: 2017-01-25
Label:

MATT STANSBERRY & THE ROMANCE
Sun Studio Session (EP)
Matt Stansberry & The Romance recorded live at the historic Sun Studio in Memphis, TN.

        Rock
Datum: 2017-01-20
Label:
www.mattstansberry.com/

KINGBEES
  1. Stockholm blue
  2. Northern Girl
  3. Downtown

The Kingbees lirar skön välproducerad Rockabilly. Bandet distribueras av Atenzia Records och här är deras senaste digitala singel med tre spår. Lasse Lee Ericsson som sjunger och lirar piano släppte debutalbumet med bandet 2004 och ett nytt fullängdsalbum kommer innan sommaren.

        rock
Datum: 2017-01-12
Label:

BILLY T BAND
Reckoning (A)
Billy T Band's 4th album "Reckoning" is out on CD, streaming and download (LP in March 2017). It’s filled with more of Billy T’s blues drenched rock ‘n’ soul. According to Billy T himself it’s the band’s best effort yet! Their 3rd release won the Norwegian Grammy “Spellemannprisen 2012" for the best blues album. ”L.OV.E. (just a silly notion)” (released in 2010) also received Norwegian Grammy “Spellemannprisen 2010" for the best blues album. All of Billy T Band’s releases are filled with songs steeped in Classic American Soul, Blues, R&B and Swamp Rock. It’s a mix of original songs written by BILLY T and the band and a few cover versions of obscure nuggets from Billy T’s ”wasted youth” as a hippie in Upstate New York.

Bill was born and raised in New York City, and played and recorded with Eddie ”Bluesman” Kirkland for 12 years, and the Tom Russell Band for 10 years. Along the way, he worked with such diverse artists as Lightning Hopkins and Nancy Griffith. After moving to Oslo Norway in 1997, Billy T ran the house band at the ”Muddy Waters” blues club for 7 years, helping to launch the young Norwegian talents Amund Maarud and Chris "Kid" Andersen (now with Rick Estrin & the Nightcats).

        Rock
Datum: 2016-12-06
Label: Big H Records
www.billytband.com/

JOE FOURNIER
Home grown sins (A)
From the new album featuring the crowd from a local album release party. Available free as a download until the end of November

        Rock
Datum: 2016-11-18
Label: Junkyard Dog Music
www.joefournier.com

ANDERS KARLSTEDT & MEMPHIS ROCKERS
There is someone (S)
Text & musik: Anders Karlstedt

        Rock
Datum: 2016-11-16
Label:
www.elvis4u2.se

STATUS QUO
Acoustic II: That´s a fact (A)
Britain’s best-loved rockers Status Quo are delighted to confirm that on 21st October 2016 they will release ‘Aquostic II – That’s A Fact!’ via earMUSIC on CD, limited edition double vinyl and Deluxe 25 Track Edition 2CD. The standard CD edition of this carefully curated collection includes 14 reimagined Quo classics such as ‘In The Army Now’, ‘Hold You Back’, ‘Roll Over Lay Down’, ‘Ice In The Sun’ and two brand new tracks. These and extra tracks are available on deluxe / vinyl, as well as another brand new song ‘Is Someone Rocking Your Heart?’. The song ‘For You’, released originally on ‘Rockin' All Over The World’, is available only on the 20 track vinyl format. The deluxe edition comes with a second disc which features 5 ‘Aquostic II’ bonus tracks as well as 6 tracks recorded at the band’s 2014 Stuttgart ‘Aquostic’ show, which are unavailable elsewhere. ‘Aquostic II – That’s A Fact!’ is the follow up to the phenomenally successful ‘Aquostic (Stripped Bare)’ album of 2014 which was a Gold-certified UK Top 5 hit, giving the band their highest chart placing for 18 years. Additionally, Quo will perform a very special one-off ‘Aquostic’ show in Hyde Park at BBC Radio 2’s ‘Festival In A Day’ on 11th September 2016. NB the album has been re-titled from the previously announced ‘Aquostic II - One More For The Road’. With their ‘Aquostic’ initiative, after 50 years at the top of their game as one of the world’s premiere hard rock acts, Status Quo have leapt out of their comfort zone. With the band having stated that ‘The Last Night Of The Electrics Tour’ which comes to venues across Europe will be the last ever full tour featuring the thunderous Telecaster sound, it’s time to look ahead. This is the future. The ‘Aquostic’ approach represents something of a new dawn for the band. Guitarist Rick Parfitt is currently recuperating from ongoing medical issues following a heart attack in Turkey two months ago and the band wish him a speedy and full recovery and look forward to welcoming him back into the fold. Classic Rock recently named ‘Aquostic’ as one of the top 25 acoustic albums ever saying the reworked songs, “Scratch the band’s melodic underbelly in the most celebratory way possible”, having previously said of the new approach, “It works. Brilliantly. Quo acoustic? It’s no gimmick”. The Times said, “It’s time to… reclaim them as one of Britain’s great bands.” The Sun said simply that ‘Aquostic’, “Helps confirm their national treasure status”. ‘Aquostic II – That’s A Fact!’ offers a generous helping of Quo classics that are immediately recognisable, and yet demonstrably re-engineered; this is the sound of a band living in the present, embracing the future, whilst cherishing their past.

        Rock
Datum: 2016-10-21
Label: Ear Music

NEKROMANTIX
A Symphony of Wolf Tones & Ghost Notes (A)
Legendary psychobilly trio Nekromantix announces the release of their ninth studio album, A Symphony of Wolf Tones & Ghost Notes. Set for an October 21st release via Hellcat Records, the Denmark-born band’s latest delivers a timelessly gritty fusion of rock-and-roll, punk, and rockabilly. As the follow-up to 2011’s What Happens in Hell, Stays in Hell, A Symphony of Wolf Tones & Ghost Notes also shows a darkly romantic sensibility shaped by their love of monster, zombie, vampire, werewolf, and B-horror fiction. The first single from "A Symphony of Wolf Tones & Ghost Notes" is: “Glow in the Dark,” whose rollicking psychobilly sound reveals the band’s reverence for the genre’s origins while reveling in the electric catharsis of unadulterated fun. With his signature coffin bass and chilling baritone, frontman Kim Nekroman founded Nekromantix in Copenhagen in 1989. Nekromantix fast emerged as a feverishly cherished underground act, first unleashing their unstoppable debut Hellbound in 1989 and later turning out such acclaimed albums as 2002’s Return of the Loving Dead (the band’s subcultural breakthrough). Now California-based and featuring guitarist Francisco Mesa and drummer Adam Guerrero, Nekromantix builds off a catalog boasting genre classics like “Who Killed the Cheerleader?” and “Gargoyles Over Copenhagen” to boldly expand their legacy on A Symphony of Wolf Tones & Ghost Notes.

        Rock
Datum: 2016-10-21
Label: Epitah

THE DOLLYROTS
Nothing With You (acoustic) (S)
It originally appeared on the One Big Happy split album with pals Bowling For Soup & Patent Pending. Hope you love it, and thanks for being an awesome fan of what we do.

        Rock
Datum: 2016-10-06
Label:

THE RHYTHM EXPRESS ft. SELENA EVANGALINE
I can´t stand the rain (S)
The Rhythm Express invites all to invite March in with a Memphis Soul classic “I Can’t Stand the Rain.”

“I Can’t Stand the Rain” is the fourth single celebrating the grand history of roots singers by the Rhythm Express. Selena Evangeline led last season with Judy Mowatt’s 1972 ode to the hardships and struggles of women - “Black Woman” followed by Gizelle Smith’s empowering, “Hold Fast,” then Ammoye’s tribute to Phillis Dillon, “Midnight Confessions,” now Selena comes full circle with a remake of Ann Peeble’s classic 1974 rhythm & blues hit.

The Rhythm Express is committed to reviving and revisiting music that has roots deep in the planet’s soil - rhythms that beat at a jubilant tempo – an infectious groove with rich back history.

        Rock
Datum: 2016-10-04
Label:

BLANDADE ARTISTER
Afterschool Special: The 123s of Kid Soul (A)
The formula was simple: marry bubblegum and soul to the absolute sincerity of an enthusiastic child, cross your fingers and pray for airplay. But while the youthful sums of that formula may have grown up and walked away from their illusions of stardom, their permanent records remain. By 1973, Michael, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Jackie were as hip as kids could get—household names, with lunchboxes, coloring books, a Saturday morning cartoon, and an Alpha-Bits cereal commercial pushing the J5 brand onto any kid with television reception. Their impressive run of four consecutive #1 singles playing on both pop and R&B stations cemented their appeal to both whites and blacks, prompting MGM to launch the Osmonds as the safer (read: white) alternative. And parents? Well Michael had that wrapped up with his impossible-not-to-love mini-James Brown thing. Even their song selection straddled both sides, with “Zip A Dee Do Dah” and “ABC” for kids, and contemporary standards “Standing In The Shadows Of Love” and “My Cherie Amour” for the older crowd.This extreme marketing and merchandising juggernaut created the kid soul explosion. A decade removed from our acclaimed Home Schooled compilation comes a fresh batch of talent show titans. With enterprising parents, neighbors, and teachers turning play dates into recording dates, groups like Magical Connection, Little Man and the Inquires, and Five Ounces of Soul emulated the Jacksons, who’d made grade-school stardom appear easy as ABC. Afterschool Special: The 123s Of Kid Soul contains 19 tiny tunes ranging from bilingual D.A.R.E. anthem, to James Brown bio, to young love and life beyond the playground.
  1. BETHLEHEM CENTER CHILDREN´S CHOIR: I´m a special kid
  2. SCOTT THREE: Runnin´ wild (ain´t gonna help you)
  3. JIMI HILL: Guessing game
  4. LEONARD (LIL´ MAN) KAIGLER: You got me believing
  5. CASH: I love you still
  6. BRIGHTER SIDE OF DARKNESS: Because I love you
  7. NEXT MOVEMENT: Every where you go
  8. THE BENNETT´S: I want a little girl
  9. FUTURE KIND: Simon says
  10. THE DYNAMICS: I´m free, no dope for me
  11. THE BROTHER´S RAP: The revolution will not be televised
  12. THE GREER BROTHERS: We don´t dig nu busing (The busing song)
  13. LITTLE MAN & THE INQUIRES: Funky breakdown
  14. FIVE OUNCES OF SOUL: Love got a piece of your mind
  15. MAGICAL CONNECTION: Girl Why Do You Want To Take My Heart
  16. SOUL EMOTIONS & Co.: It´s time for love
  17. BROTHERLY FIVE: Losing my girl
  18. THE MIGHTY MUSTANGS: The other guy
  19. NANCY DUPREE with a GROUP OF YOUNGSTERS: James Brown


        Rock
Datum: 2016-09-10
Label: Numero Group
www.numerogroup.com/products/afterschool-special-the-123s-of-kid-soul

WILLIAM HARRIES GRAHAM
Foreign Fields (A)
Den nya generation av låtskrivare och musiker i Austin tar över. Artonårige William Harries Graham är son till veteranen Jon Dee Graham och solodebuterar nu med albumet »Foreign Field«. Och även om han går i pappas fotspår när det gäller karriärsval så är musiken egen och musiken mer indierock än americana.

At not even 18 years old William Harries Graham is by far the youngest artist ever on Blue Rose Records. He is one of the young hopefuls and carriers of the torch on the vibrant Austin, TX scene where he mingles with the more experienced heroes who are not ready to turn it in just yet. On some level he is a veteran of the scene himself as the son of singer-songwriter, guitarist and »character« Jon Dee Graham and community college teacher Gretchen Harries. After all he first got his hands on a guitar at age two, had his first live appearance at age seven and was the subject of a special benefit project - collecting money for treatment of a rare disease he was suffering from - shortly thereafter. William has battled Legg Perthes since he was 7 years old, started the Painted Redstarts at age 13 and honed his guitar-driven, passionate indie rock sound in countless live gigs up and down 6th Street and South Congress Avenue. Foreign Fields is the title of his strong studio debut - a successful start into a promising career.

Practically from the time he was born, William Harries Graham was a part of his father's musical life, accompanying him on tours, meeting musicians and rock stars until anything else than a career in music seemed improbable. The rare children's disease Legg-Perthes stunted the growth of his hip bones - and the medical costs were enormous. But the Austin community pulled together in the summer of 2005 with local top acts contributing to the Continental Club concert and the following CD/DVD release of Big Sweet Life which contained Jon Dee Graham's songs covered by James McMurtry, Alejandro Escovedo, the Resentments, the Gourds, Patty Griffin, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Charlie Sexton, Kelly Willis, Bob Schneider and many more. Blue Rose had also started a campaign to collect money for William's treatments which raised € 5,000. William Harries Graham has become a quasi-spokesperson for his generation of musicians as the editor-writer of an Austin Chronicle column - he seems to become an integrating figure much like his father. His musical influences go far back into the 80s and 90s and are not - other than one might suspect - related to his father's generations' songwriter/guitar/roots rock/TexAmericana sound. Foreign Fields sounds fresh and garage-y with mostly short, to the point songs. The youngster and his band, The Painted Redstarts, with their brash, edgy guitars, clearly defined riffs, hot rhythm tracks and reverb-laden vocals are reminiscent of Austin underground acts like Wild Seeds, Reivers, Dumptruck, Spoon and Arc Angels with more than a dash of Lou Reed/Velvet Underground, My Bloody Valentine or The Jesus & Mary Chain. Next to band leader, singer and guitarist Graham, the Painted Redstarts are the rhythm section. Mark Addison recorded and produced Foreign Fields' eleven tracks. Addison has worked with artists like Ian Moore, Guy Forsyth, the Band Of Heathens, Jess Klein, Honeybrowne and more but he was particularly impressed with this young talent. The opening title track is a brooding midtempo number with a hooky chorus. 'Curtains Wide' is powerful electric rock with vague vocals and a killer riff. In 'Lies', a minor-key atmosphere competes with melodic vocals. 'Mystical Ways', a single with a high recognition factor, is beautifully deranged, rhythmically intricate, indie-guitar shoegazer material. The bittersweet 'Puzzles" was co-written with ex-band member Marlon Sexton (the son of Bob Dylan-sideman Charlie Sexton, also known for his solo work, the Arc Angels and as producer for Lucinda Williams). 'Say Goodbye' has the same qualities as the third Velvet Underground album. 'She's Got', the album's only cover song, brings the album full circle. It was written many years ago by Alejandro Escovedo for the True Believers, his band with Jon Dee Graham. Now he sings a duet vocal with Graham jr. on a piece of powerful Texan garage punk. The powerful, dynamic 'London' features surprisingly mature poetry while 'Watch Over Me' is an apt album closer with Daddy Graham's wise, roadworn baritone vocal, atmospheric guitar parts, shimmering lap steel and sacred organ. Of course Jon Dee will watch over his son but he also knows that he will forge his own path


        Rock
Datum: 2016-08-23
Label: Blue Rose

WALTER SALAS-HUMARA
Explodes and Disappears (A)
Walter Salas-Humara är produktiv som aldrig förr. Hjärnan bakom alt.country rock-pionjärerna The Silos levererar ett nytt album, bara några få månader efter »Work: Part One«. Då rörde det sig om nya versioner av gamla Silos-låtar, men nu är det helt nyskrivna låtar som gäller. »Explodes And Disappears« visar med all önskvärd tydlighet att Salas-Humaras förmåga att skriva slagkraftiga låtar med strålande texter är lika stark som tidigare.

        Rock
Datum: 2016-08-23
Label: Blue Rose

CHARTA 77
Kungarna af Stan I (akustisk) (S)


        Rock
Datum: 2016-08-19
Label:

THE DOLLYROTS
Just like all the rest (S)
It originally appeared on the One Big Happy split album with pals Bowling For Soup & Patent Pending. Hope you love it, and thanks for being an awesome fan of what we do.

        Rock
Datum: 2016-08-19
Label:

DARREN MULLINS
Marie´s the name (His latest flame) (S)
Here is my new version of a rockabilly classic for airplay consideration. I hope you enjoy it

        Rock
Datum: 2016-07-29
Label:

GARRY TALLENT
Ooh la la (S)
As a founding member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, and Inducted into the ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME, Garry Tallent has spent a considerable portion of his life touring the world and playing for legions of fans. In between these musical campaigns, the question fans most often ask is, "So, what do you do in your break time?" With his new album, Garry now has the perfect answer. Break Time is a wonderfully raucous collection of twelve original songs, all written or co-written by Garry. Reaching back to the sounds that initially inspired him; the songs on Break Time use the music of the '50s as a framework. I personally Thank You for your support of this GREAT Album

        Rock
Datum: 2016-07-22
Label:

THE DOLLYROTS
Supar Mega Ultraviolet (S)
A B-side previously released on the Crappy Records Presents compilation. If it's new to you we hope ya LOVE it

        Rock
Datum: 2016-07-01
Label:

RONNIE HÄRESKOG
Big Meet (S)
Hej! Här kommer låten "Big Meet" som jag tillägnat Big meet i Västerås. Låten kom till pga att några kompisar ville ha en låt som kunde spelas i bilen på väg upp till Västerås och nåt att köra i pa't på campingen. Så här kommer den, spela den gärna om ni tycker den håller måttet. Producerad på musik&produktion i Falköping Text / musik Ronnie Häreskog Framförs av den samme

        Rock
Datum: 2016-06-29
Label:

TT GRACE
The Hateful and The Faithful (S)
Här kommer TT GRACE nya singel THE HATEFUL AND THE FAITHFUL. Låten släpps som singel i sommar och dyker upp på nästkommande album som är planerat till i höst. TT Grace är ett av Sverige riktiga up n’coming band på den svenska Rockabilly och do-wop-scenen och lirar fräsch välproducerad musik för den breda massan och inte bara för den initierade rockabillypubliken. Det kommer hända mycket med bandet under hösten då ett flertal TV-program redan visat intresse. 2016 kan bli deras stora genombrottsår.

        Rock
Datum: 2016-06-02
Label: Atenzia Records

SNAKEBITE
Power Meet (S)
Här kommer SNAKEBITES nya singel POWER MEET. Låten släpps som digital singel och dyker upp på nästkommande album som är planerat till i höst.

        Rock
Datum: 2016-06-02
Label: Atenzia Records

THE REFRESHMENTS
Straight Up (A)
Det är knappast någon överdrift att påstå att The Refreshments sedan 1995 har varit svenska folkets mest pålitliga leverantörer av högenergisk "rock" och ungefär lika mycket gungande "roll". Nu är de tillbaka med sitt trettonde album med eget material (femtonde om vi räknar med två julplattor med mestadels eget material). "Straight Up" skulle kunna översättas till någonstans mellan "ärlig" och "rakt upp och ner", och precis i den skärningspunkten hittar vi The Refreshments modell 2016. Av plattans tolv låtar är sju skrivna av låtskrivardynamon och sångaren, Joakim Arnell, som dessutom är bandets basist och tillsammans med trummisen Mats Forsberg utgör den gungande svängmaskin som ger bandet dess karaktäristiska driv. Arnell har laddat upp med ett gäng riktiga rock'n'roll-stänkare som redan i inledande "Another Mother" låter gitarristen Jonas Göransson sätta nivån med ett "wacka-wacka"-komp som får en att vilja öppna en kall öl och utlysa ett spontant party. Även "Plain Jane" och "Shootin' The Breeze" är patenterade Refreshmentsrockare av det där slaget som inget annat band lyckas få till med samma självklara sväng. Men styrkan med "Straight Up" är inte att bandet än en gång bekräftar det vi redan vet, utan att de genom hela albumet överraskar med låtval, arrangemang och musikaliska utflykter som får dem att låta mer taggade än någonsin.

        Rock
Datum: 2016-05-26
Label: Darrow Records
www.refreshments.nu

THE DOLLYROTS
Penny (alt version) (S)
For whatever reason this one didn't make the cut when the record was finalized. We must've been crazy because it MIGHT be better than the album version. Enjoy dudes & dudettes!

        Rock
Datum: 2016-05-13
Label:

HELLSINGLAND UNDERGROUND
Understanding Gravity (A)


        Rock
Datum: 2016-04-13
Label: Wild Kingdom

THE RHYTHM EXPRESS ft. AMMOYE
Hard Driver (S)
“A whole lot of woman,” that’s how they described Foxy Brown – the very stylish Pam Grier in her 1974 groundbreaking black cinematic box office smash. Grier had everything going on, but never a crossover actress in American cinema short on black presence until Quentin Tarantino built his classic film Jackie Brown (1997) around the statuesque actress. In 1978 she was paired with comic Richard Pryor in Greased Lightning, a comic icon until the time of his passing. It was the tail end of the empowering Blaxploitation film era that engaged an urban black populous featuring ‘baadassss’ soundtracks of funk and soul music.

        Rock
Datum: 2016-04-11
Label:

THE DOLLYROTS
A desperate SOS (S)
An über rare B-side! It's the original version of "A Desperate SOS", recorded before the final Because I'm Awesome sessions. Hope ya love it!

        Rock
Datum: 2016-04-08
Label:

KÖRSBÄRSFETTERA
Inuti finns utopi (A)
The Swedish female punk rock act KÖRSBÄRSFETTERA is finally releasing their first "real" studio album, on Friday the 29th of April "Inuti Finns Utop" will hit the streets worldwide by Skulls & Flames Recordings (Cramada) on both vinyl and digital. Produced and recorded by Kalle Sjöstrand (KAROSS) and mastered by the well-known Thomas "Plec" Johansson (WATAIN, NEVERSTORE, SCAR SYMMETRY). First single "Helgen är här" will be released on 15th April followed by the album on 29th of April. Single #2 will be out in May.

Anna Sjöstrand - Sång Sheriin Emanuelsson - Gitarr och kör Mari Lomberg - Gitarr och kör Hanna Brage - Bas och kör Malin Rehn Skaremyr - Trummor och kör

        Rock
Datum: 2016-04-07
Label: Skulls & Flames

WILLIE NILE
World War Willie (A)
I en tid då många av hans jämnåriga förbereder sig för pensionen är Willie Nile mer produktiv än någonsin. På nya plattan ger han oss precis vad vi kommit att förvänta oss av Nile - förstklassigt låtskriveri ochrock 'n' roll med edge. »World War Willie« är producerad av Stewart Lerman (Antony and the Johnsons, Loudon Wainwright III, Boardwalk Empire) och Nile backas av sitt trogna band — Matt Hogan (gitarr), Johnny Pisano (bas) och Alex Alexander (trummor).

"“There’s a lot going on in this world between the good, the bad and the in-between, and this album attempts to ride some of those horses,” Willie Nile says of his memorably-titled new album World War Willie. The dozen-song set lives up to Nile’s reputation as a world-class songwriter, a singularly energetic performer and a true rock ’n’ roll believer. Currently in the fourth decade of a recording career that’s yielded a panoply of musical riches, the New York-bred artist is currently experiencing an exciting renaissance at a time when many of his contemporaries are winding down or giving up. World War Willie lives up to that standard with some of the most resonant songwriting and performances of Nile’s career. He recorded the album with longtime producer Stewart Lerman (Antony and the Johnsons, Loudon Wainwright III, Boardwalk Empire) and Nile’s longstanding band — Matt Hogan on lead guitar, Johnny Pisano on bass and Alex Alexander on drums — with additional sterling guest guitar from Steuart Smith (Eagles, Rosanne Cash) on three tracks. World War Willie’s title and cover motif reflect the turbulent state of the world as seen through Nile’s eyes, with a characteristic blend of sincerity and humor. “It’s a tough old world out there,” he says, adding, “The cover shot of me standing in front of an image of Dresden after it was bombed in World War II was taken at a club in Italy, outside of Verona. That riveting image of a world at war just spoke volumes to me about the human race. It left me speechless. What can you say about it that isn’t right there in front of you? Surely we can do better than this. For me rock ’n’ roll, at its best, helps to make some sense of the world. There can be a redemptive quality in it. I guess it’s me trying to make some sense of the world with rock n roll. It also reminds me of the good old days at CBGB’s in NYC.”"

        Rock
Datum: 2016-04-04
Label: Blue Rose

THE JACK KINGS
  1. I need your love tonight
  2. I want you, I need you, I love you

Medlemmar: Kapellmästare: Tomas Nilsson, Sångare: Christer Lindgren, Bas: Sten Gustin, Piano: Tobias Lundberg, Trummor: Kenneth Cajselius, Kör: Mimmi Nordin, Christina Strandin

        Rock
Datum: 2016-03-31
Label:

THE RHYTHM EXPRESS
Soul Nation (Under One Vibration) (S)
After 14 months of covering the best and most unique ska, reggae - classics and lesser known soul songs, the Rhythm Express introduce their first original side built from the bottom up – Soul Nation. Funk and soul music originated in the clubs – the places where people hibernate away from the maddening crowd and express themselves through good times and dance. It’s party time, it’s socializing - it’s all about the beat – popping horns, pumping bass, - the long vamp and long night out. Soul Nation began a month back as a rhythm jam – keyboards, bass, guitar and drums – all with James Brown, Sly & the Family Stone, and Parliament Funkadelics in mind. After the rhythm parts were recorded - then overdub time. Everton Paul – congas and tambourine. Shane “Shakey J” Forrest – multiple rhythm guitar parts. Bill King – clavinet layered over piano – Jesse ‘Dubmatix’ King solo bass lines imposed over the basic bass patterns. Second bit of order – scripting horn lines that reflect back on the rhythm bands that sat on the groove for long minutes at a time – keeping the parts honest and fresh. Bobby Hsu doubled up on alto and tenor saxophone and Alexander Brown trumpet – horn lines written by Bill King. Next up, the group sing – the words – Soul Nation – Under One Vibration. Ammoye Evans, drummer Everton ‘Pablo’ Paul, Maiko Watson and Bill King filled in the hook lines. The final ingredients – the hard core soul vocals of Michael Dunston and Maiko Watson - lyrics with a story. Soul Nation sends a message – not one tied to politics or disparity but one of reverence for all the great funk and soul pioneers who came before. Michael and Maiko words single out today’s action heroes; Bruno Mars and Kendrick Lamar, and weave the past with the present: George Clinton, Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind & Fire, the Supremes, Sly & the Family Stone- James Brown, Marvin Gaye – Tammi Terrell and beyond. The final results is a spirited homage to all that came before from players who where there in the day and young musicians with a foot in the past and big prints in the present/future.

        Rock
Datum: 2016-03-13
Label: Side Door Records

EMMY LOU AND THE RHYTHM BOYS
Live, Enviken (A)


        Rock
Datum: 2016-03-08
Label: BLP Music
www.emmy-lou.nu

THE DOLLYROTS
  1. Come and get it (live)
  2. My best friend´s hot (live
  3. Save me (acoustic)

Our newest EP Mama's Gonna Knock You Out is out now!

        Rock
Datum: 2016-03-03
Label:

JOE RUSI
Who I am (A)
Joe Rusi released his solo debut album ”Who I Am” (BIGHCD1502) on Big H Records (CD and digital) December 4th 2015. The album was nominated for Spellemann (Norwegian Grammy) as best blues album. Recorded in New Orleans with legends like Johnny Vidacovich (drums), John Papa Gros (piano), James Singleton, Doug Belote and George Porter Jr (bass, the Meters) in the rhythm section, this is an album steeped in the Crecent City tradition..

Arne Skage Jr. (Reidar Larsen, Rita Eriksen) has produced this fine album which was recorded at the Music Shed in New Orleans in the spring of 2015.

Joe Rusi is fronting the band with his impeccable guitar playing and soulful vocals. His performance really makes this a debut that stands out from the crowd, brimming with New Orleans vibe and swampy grooves. The originals are steeped in Louisiana soul, blues and r&b. Joe also brings us a couple of versions of New Orleans classics from Earl King and Allen Touissaint. The version of the late great Mr. Toussaint's ”Brickyard Blues” is second to none.

        Rock
Datum: 2016-03-03
Label: Big H Records

PROGGS
Våld på öppen gata (S)
Proggs, tributbandet från Mariestad som hyllar den klassiska svenska 70-tals proggen, släpper sin tredje singel för året den 12 februari. Proggs första singel "Veronika" gick in direkt som #1 på den Svenska Närradiolistan - singeln ligger fortfarande kvar på topp 3. Även singel två "Vi fortsätter spela rock n roll" har spelats flitigt på närradiostationerna i Sverige. På fredag släpps singel tre "Våld på öppen gata" som, liksom de två tidigare singlarna "Veronika" och "Vi fortsätter spela rock n roll", är en hyllning till Nationalteaterns Rockorkester. Proggs har sålt ut konsert efter konsert och efter allmän begäran har Proggs äntligen spelat in publikfavoriterna som kommer att släppas under 2016. Proggs består av medlemmar Tommy Sjökvist (sång), Christoffer Knutsson (gitarr), Robert Sidén (bas), Frank Johansen (trummor) samt Micke Tropp (gitarr).

        Rock
Datum: 2016-02-08
Label: Cramada

PROGGS
Vi fortsätter spela rock ´n´ roll (S)
Proggs, tributbandet från Mariestad som hyllar den klassiska svenska 70-tals proggen, släpper sin andra singel på fredag den 29 januari. För två veckor sedan släpptes Proggs första singel ”Veronika”, som denna vecka debuterar på den Svenska Närradio-listan på #16. På fredag släpps singel två ”Vi Fortsätter Spela Rock'n'roll”, som, liksom första singeln ”Veronika, är en hyllning till Nationalteaterns Rockorkester.

Proggs har sålt ut konsert efter konsert och efter allmän begäran har Proggs äntligen spelat in publikfavoriterna som kommer att släppas under 2016. Proggs består av medlemmar Tommy Sjökvist (sång), Christoffer Knutsson (gitarr), Robert Sidén (bas), Frank Johansen (trummor) samt Micke Tropp (gitarr).

        Rock
Datum: 2016-01-25
Label: Cramada

ROCKABILLYZ
Rockabilly riot (S)
Trion Thomas Liedström, Magnus Bruto och Mikael Dahlgren presenterar Rockabillyz med sina alteregon Billy Ray, Billy Joe & Billy Bob. De lever i Rockabillyland där allt fortfarande är 50-tal, glatt, okomplicerat och ösigt. När du går in genom den dörren blir det så. När du lämnar blir det svartvitt. Så det är ditt val hur du vill ha det. Givetvis kommer de från Memphis födda på andra våningen tilll Sun Records. De har sett storheter som Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee, Roy Orbinson. Numera bor Rockabillyz på Heartbreak hotel… down at the end of Lonely street, vilket är mycket passande eftersom bröderna på dagtid jobbar på Graceland. Billy Bob Putsar guldspännena på säkerhetsbältena på alla Elvis plan. Billy Ray krattar mattan i ”The Jungle Room” och Billy Joe steker jordnöts- och bananmackor till publiken. På kvällarna uppträder de gärna på Beale Street på olika clubs & diners.

Den 8 februari släpps Rockabillyz nya singel ”Rockabilly Riot”, som Billy Joe har skrivet efter ett besök i San Fransisco på en Rockabillyklubb, på nyårsafton härom året. Tyvärr inte recorded in Sun… dock på anrika studion Nacksving i Göteborg. Mixad av Magnus Ugglas kapellmästare Martin Hedström och mastrad av masteringsfantomen Dragan på Bohus Studio.

        Rock
Datum: 2016-01-19
Label: Svensk Event

COCKNEY JOHN
How many times (S)
During the mid-1970s you could find yourself packed shoulder to shoulder with like-minded music-loving strangers in sweaty London clubs watching and listening to Punk and new wave music. In 2013, we have Cockney John who is an enigma, a throwback from the life and music of that period but 100% fun. This album is a musical cocktail of anything that was 70’s punk and new wave with a twist of today. That genre of music mixed with the original tunes from songsmith Vic Malcolm means that once you hear them you will not get them out of your head. Cockney John is already a success, so much so that he needs his minder Geordie Jack at his side 24 hours a day 365 days a year. Their first single “How Many Times” due for release on 22 May 2103 is already picking up airplay around Europe and we hope that you will give it a listen and play on your show. “Music in 2016 will never be the same…” “Every party should have a copy of this CD…” Cockney John’s album “How many times” is available from Tabitha Records http:/www.tabitharecords.webs.com and on download from iTunes and Amazon.

        Rock
Datum: 2016-01-18
Label: Tabitha Records

SLANGBELLA
Lördagskväll i Oskarshamn (S)
Slangbella är ett soloprojekt signerat Anders Alexander - med bakgrund som låtskrivare och trummis i välmeriterade och världsturnerande Alice in Videoland. Slangbella blommade upp ur den skånska asfalten med sin personliga och i högsta grad melodiösa stil av punk, indie och pop. Ständigt med näven i luften och svenska texter som är lika komiska som tragiska.

Recensenter har refererat till band som Ebba Grön och The Clash. Slangbella har redan två kritikerrosade album bakom sig ”Slangbella was here” (2012) och ”Kött och blod” (2014) och nu är tiden inne för nya singeln ”Någonstans i Oskarshamn”. ”Låten kom till efter att jag blivit strandad i en småländsk småstad en lördagskväll. det var i det närmaste en David Lynch upplevelse med tjackade ungdomar på mopeder och fulla handikappade. I samma veva som jag skulle skriva texten till refrängen läste jag på nyheterna om det uppmärksammade kniv överfallet på Max i Oskarshamn. Killen som hade försvarat en tjej som blev antastad, och blev själv knivstucken.”

”Någonstans i Oskarshamn” - en berättelse om en blöt lördagskväll i en typisk svensk småstad och en hyllning till en vardagshjälte med ett extra stort hjärta som står upp mot våldet och skiten!

        Rock
Datum: 2016-01-10
Label:

PROGGS
Veronika (S)
Proggs, tribute-bandet från Mariestad, hyllar den klassiska svenska proggen och släpper nu sin första singel. Givetvis är det Nationalteaterns klassiker Veronika som ges ut i Proggs tolkning. Proggs har sålt ut konsert efter konsert och efter allmän begäran har Proggs äntligen spelat in publikfavoriterna för utgivning digitalt. Först ut är alltså den klassiska Ulf Dageby/Peter Wahlqvist kompositionen Veronika av Nationalteatern Rockorkester, här framförd av Proggs…

        Rock
Datum: 2015-12-22
Label: Cramada

THE DOLLYROTS
  1. Be my Leia
  2. Da do ran ran/I wanna be sedated



        Rock
Datum: 2015-12-18
Label:

JOE FOURNIER AND THE BAD ASS FAJITAS
Joe Fournier and The Bad Ass Fajitas (A)


        Rock
Datum: 2015-11-23
Label: Junkyard Dog

ELVIS PRESLEY with THE ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
If I Can Dream (Radio Special) (A)
Elvis Presley never got the chance to sing in front of a symphony orchestra. But decades after his death, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra got the chance to play behind him. Priscilla Presley worked with producers Don Reedman and Nick Patrick to combine some of Elvis's classic vocal performances with a big, lush sound. Plus, they invited special guests to join - Duane Eddy, Il Volo and Michael Buble, who sang a duet with Elvis. Anthony DeCurtis hosts this one-hour special that chronicles how the project came about through interviews with Priscilla, Don, Nick and Michael, and it features a lot of music.

        Rock
Datum: 2015-10-31
Label: RCA/Legacy

TOP CATS
Wailing at the moon (S)
Tagen som radiorelease från albumet "Kick Down" med albumrelease den 1 april 2015. Singeln släpptes den 24 augusti 2015

        Rock
Datum: 2015-10-23
Label: TC Entertainment
www.topcats.se

JUNKSTARS
Romance of Death (S)
Most known for delivering sweaty punkrock and fast punchy records, JUNKSTARS came to be in Stockholm, Sweden 2012. JUNKSTARS is a three piece band with Max Malmquist on guitar and lead vocals, Mathias Wanneberg on drums and Tobbe Ljungqvist on bass. Drawing inspiration from both old and new punk and rock, the band has built up a unique sound consisting of a combination of three accords, kick-ass attitude, and loads of energy! Since their humble start in 2012 JUNKSTARS have already become tour veterans, having done numerous gigs and tours around Scandinavia and Europe. In 2014 the band went on a 13 country European tour with Crucified Barbara and Supercharger. Come November, they will embark on a European tour with Backyard Babies. Junkstars released their first full length album "With A Twist Of Lemon" in 2012 followed by the album "French Hot Dog" in 2013. Now JUNKSTARS are releasing their third album "This Means War”.

        Rock
Datum: 2015-10-09
Label: Despotz Records
www.junkstarsofficial.com

LYNYRD SKYNYRD
One More For The Fans (2xA)


        Rock
Datum: 2015-09-14
Label: Loud & Proud Records
lynyrdskynyrd.com

THE DOLLYROTS
Come and get it (S)
Calling all West USA friends! We'll be in your backyards with buddies Bowling For Soup over the next couple weeks... a few of these shows have already sold out so if you'd like to go please snap up tickets ahead of time here! We wouldn't wanna miss ya! VIP tickets are still available for a few of these and we just offered the same experience up for the upcoming UK tour. Hang with us backstage and watch the show from sidestage! Get yours through PledgeMusic. And hey our awesome friend Rikki Styxx is slammin' drums on this run! You'll like her :)

        Rock
Datum: 2015-09-11
Label:

EMMY LOU & THE RHYTHM BOYS
Baby, Leave Me Alone (S)
Writer: Lonnie C. Ratliff & Bjorn Olof Lodin. Purchase CD or Downloads at: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/emmylouandtherhythmboys

        Rock
Datum: 2015-09-08
Label: BLP Music

MULE SKINNER BAND
  1. Together again
  2. Rockin´ Robin
  3. Mule skinner blues

The Mule Skinner Band består av Gert Lengstrand, Håkan Liljeblad, Göran Liljeblad och Bjarne Lundqvist - alltså fyra originalmedlemmar från ett av 60-talets populäraste rock- och popband The Streaplers. "Together again" innehåller en härlig mix av gamla och nya godingar och naturligtvis finns deras hits från 60-talet med på plattan. Gruppen har nämligen spelat in Diggity Doggety, Mule Skinner Blues, Rockin´ Robin och Three Steps To Heaven på nytt i den egna studion i Ubbhult. Dessutom finns hyllningen till deras vän och musikerkollega Lasse Larsson som en värdig avslutning och med sång av bandets trummis Bjarne Lundqvist. Lasse som dessvärre gick bort 26 augusti 2004 efter en tids sjukdom.

Text från bandet: Nu släpper vi vår debutplatta "Together Again". Debutplatta är väl en sanning med modifikation eftersom vi spelat in plattor sedan 1960. Men när det gäller Mule Skinner Band så är det faktiskt debut för oss gamla Streaplerslegendarer. 14 spår av nostalgi som vi hoppas ni gillar och har med er i bilen, sommarstugan eller hemma i vardagsrummet. Naturligtvis återfinns våra Tio i Topp-hits från det glada 60-talet men också några nya låtar. Dessutom har vi spelat in en speciell hyllning till allas vår Lasse Larsson som dessvärre lämnade oss den 26 augusti 2004 efter en tids sjukdom. Kvartetten som sprängdes har nu återuppstått och är alltså tillsammans igen på konsertscener runt om i landet. Cirkeln är sluten och trots att vi egentligen gått i pension är vi fortfarande still going strong. Och det har vi tänkt fortsätta med i många år till. Eller för att citera Evert Taube; Så länge skutan kan gå, så länge hjärtat kan slå. //Gert Bjarne Håkan Göran

SKIVAN SLÄPPS DEN 25 SEPTEMBER PÅ CD OCH VINYL

        Rock
Datum: 2015-09-01
Label: Atenzia Records

THE DOLLYROTS
Rock Control (S)


        Rock
Datum: 2015-08-29
Label:

THE PLASTIC PALS
Timing is everything (S)
“It’s been 80 years since Elvis was born today, and the band honour him with a sparkling tribute to rock’n'roll…and the question is if the band have ever sounded this good.” - Swedish music blog Meadow Music on the last single from The Plastic Pals “Riding with Elvis”. A single that´s got a substantial amount of airplay – on WFMU, Genya Ravan´s show on Sirius Satellite Radio, Ice Cream Man Power Pop, to name a few. Here´s a new single from the band that´s been described as “tighter than Willy DeVille´s crocodile boots” and that´s been called “Stockholm’s best New York rock band”: The Plastic Pals.

        Rock
Datum: 2015-08-21
Label: Polythene Records
www.theplasticpals.se

MEMPHIS LEE AND THE BROTHEL CREEPERS
  1. Hadacohl boogie
  2. Break up

Not sure how you all like your country, with a touch of rockabilly ? here is a brand new band from Merthr Tydfil in Wales, just starting and making a great impact. This is from their first cd, recorded 'live' in studio like the good old days. Two vintage songs "Break Up" written by Charlie Rich and put out by Jerry lee Lewis and "Hadacol Boogie" a top 10 hit for writer Bill Nettles in 1949 !

        Rock
Datum: 2015-08-07
Label:

EMMY LOU & THE RHYTHM BOYS
Rollercoaster ride (S)
Writer: Lonnie C. Ratliff & Bjorn Olof Lodin

        Rock
Datum: 2015-07-29
Label: BLP Music

THE PLATTERS
B2B: Abridged! LIVE (EP)
This limited edition EP B2B: Abridged! by The Platters features two of the most popular titles from their songbook, "Only You", "The Great Pretender" and includes the Bonus Track "God Bless the USA". Listen to the rich and timeless harmonies as performed by current Platters Frank Pizarro, Wayne Miller, Cheo Bourne and Valerie Victoria as they follow the original blueprint designed by the founding members. This limited collector’s edition EP is already a classic!

        Rock
Datum: 2015-07-26
Label:

LENNART KARLSTRÖM
Spelar The Shadows och Spotnicks (A)
Nysläppt album! "Lennart Karlström spelar the Shadows and Spotnicks".... Kanske någon låt passar in i spellistan eller på topplistan

        Rock
Datum: 2015-07-24
Label:

SKÅNSKE ARNE & JONNY SPÖGE
Klabba Klabba Haj (S)
Hej, äntligen finns det en skånsk version av Surfin´ Bird. Den finns även på YouTube: https://youtu.be/B9qxsIHIeFA

        Rock
Datum: 2015-06-30
Label:

THE DOLLYROTS
High school never ends (S)
a Bowling For Soup cover from our split 7" together

        Rock
Datum: 2015-06-17
Label:

TINY THOR AND THE COOL GROOVE
Long way of walking (S)
Tiny Thor & The Cool Groove is a band from Stavanger, Norway - playing original compositions by lead singer and guitarist Thor Oliversen. We have released this blues-rocker "Long Way of Walking" to hopefully open some doors to get booked at venues and festivals that offers live original music. This is our first public release, but most certainly not our last. We will be working hard to get more, hopefully catchy, songs published by the end of 2015.

        Rock
Datum: 2015-06-17
Label:

THE PLAYTONES
It´s alright (A)


        Rock
Datum: 2015-06-16
Label: Atenzia Records

KENT FORD & THE HEP JUMP STOMPERS
Crazy love in Town (A)
Release 12 juni

        Rock
Datum: 2015-06-10
Label: Atenzia Records

THE PLAYTONES
  1. Together again
  2. Hennes namn på min arm

2 låtar från The Playtones kommande CD "It's Alright", release 18 juni.

De två senaste plattorna har båda varit riktiga hjärteplattor för The Playtones där de valt att gå tillbaka och hitta sina rötter i den gamla produktionen och verkligen få soundet att låta femtiotal. Något som visat sig vara lyckat då de fått mycket beröm och uppmärksamhet, och då inte minst från utländsk publik och fackpress. Men nu är det dags för The Playtones att göra lite av en comeback till det sound som gjorde dom populära hos den stora breda massan. Soundet kring albumet "Rock'n'Roll Is King" från 2011. - Ja, nu poppar vi till oss lite igen på nya album, men det är också viktigt att vi inte släpper rockabillyn så vi är verkligen supernöjda med den fräscha produktion vi fått till säger Boppin' Steve. Soundet är riktigt fräscht och lite mer modernt, utan att tappa vår identitet vilket är superviktigt för oss. Dessutom är vi otroligt nöjda med alla de låtar vi hittat att spela in säger Bopin' Steve. Och det har han rätt i. Mixen av låtar är grym. Mycket nyskrivet med refränger som sitter som "kalles kalasklister" och ett gäng covers gjorda med otroligt mycket kärlek. - Ja - den här plattan känns så otroligt bra. Vi är så förbaskat nöjda! It's alright helt enkelt säger Boppin Steve med ett brett leende!

        Rock
Datum: 2015-06-09
Label: Atenzia Records

ATTENTAT
  1. Fattig miljonär
  2. Alla tvärsäkra män

Med ett tyngre och bredare rocksound och med rakare låtar tar nu Attentat ett nytt avstamp. Mot framtiden, mot nya scener och mot alla orättvisor som finns därute. ”Fattig miljonär” och ”Alla tvärsäkra män” heter två singlar inspelade i fantastiska Spinnroad Recording Studios i Lindome utanför Göteborg. Där ute på landet har Brit Award - vinnaren Pedro Ferreira (The Darkness, Joe Strummer, Therapy, Meat Loaf) i rymliga industrilokaler hittat ett stort internationellt ljudlandskap som passar Attentat mycket bra. Ödesmättade ”Fattig miljonär” flyter fram som en forsande flod där Paul piskar hårt på trummorna och för musiken framåt. Låten tar fokus på en man som vi alla känner och kanske känner igen oss i. Han har haft allt, men har gjort så många fel val att inte mycket finns kvar. ”Fattig miljonär” släpptes tisdagen den 19 maj i alla digitala medier som Itunes, Spotify och WiMP. På musikvideon har operasångaren och skådespelaren Timo Nieminen huvudrollen. ”Alla tvärsäkra män” har ett hetsigt uppdrivet tempo och är – som inte är svårt att gissa – en punkig uppgörelse med en typ av svensk man som det finns allt för många av. Singeln släpps torsdagen 11 juni. ”The Spinnroad Singels” är ett förspel till Attentats miniturné med japanska Electric Eel Shock i sommar. Kombinationen Attentat och EES passar fint ihop och lär bli något alldeles extra för älskare av larmig rockmusik, allsång och häftigt scenutspel med humor. Turnédatum: Tisdag 14/07 - Stockholm, Göta Källare. Onsdag 15/07 – Linköping, Restaurang Lorient. Torsdag 16/07 - Göteborg, Sticky Fingers.

        Rock
Datum: 2015-06-08
Label:
www.attentat.nu

THE KENTUCKY HEADHUNTERS with JOHNNIE JOHNSON
Meet me in Bluesland (A)
On January 25, 2003, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Johnnie Johnson - the man Rolling Stone called "the greatest sideman in rock and roll" for his groundbreaking piano work with Chuck Berry - stepped on stage at Houston, Texas' Reliant Stadium. He joined his hosts, The Rolling Stones, for a rousing rendition of "Honky Tonk Women." After hanging out all night with Keith Richards, Johnson got on a plane and flew to Kentucky. There he reunited with his good friends, Grammy-winning Southern blues-rockers The Kentucky Headhunters - brothers Richard and Fred Young, Greg Martin, Doug Phelps and Anthony Kenney. The plan was to have Johnnie lay down some piano for the band's upcoming release, Soul. But the vibe was too strong and the music too good, so the tape just kept rolling. With songs and arrangements furiously being created on the spot and everything recorded live as it happened over the course of three days, a magical musical event was underway. Because the whole session was spontaneous, there were no immediate plans to release an album. After Johnnie's death in 2005, the tapes, while never forgotten, remained unissued. The performances, which can now be heard on Meet Me In Bluesland, found Johnson playing some of the deepest and most rocking blues piano of his legendary career. With The Kentucky Headhunters at their down-home best, the album is a country-fried, blues-infused party from start to finish. "The minute Johnnie sat down with us, the music was a kind of ecstasy," says guitarist/vocalist Richard Young. "Johnnie made us play like real men," says guitarist/vocalist Greg Martin. "Playing with him, the groove got bigger and much more grown up." Drummer Fred Young adds, "We all admired Johnnie from the start. The first time we played with him was the first time I ever felt like we were doing it right. The music we made on Meet Me In Bluesland is as good as it gets." The friendship between Johnson and The Kentucky Headhunters began in 1992. Headed to New York for a Grammy Awards party, Greg picked up the new Johnnie Johnson CD, Johnnie B. Bad, for the ride. The band listened to nothing else all the way to New York. Having no idea he'd be at the party, they were shocked to see Johnnie Johnson sitting alone at a table. After some quick introductions, the musicians talked for hours, becoming fast friends. In 1993 they released their first collaboration, That'll Work, on Nonesuch. They took the show on the road, playing gigs from the West Coast to New England, from Chicago’s Buddy Guy's Legends to New York City's Lone Star Cafe. They performed at The Jamboree In The Hills in Belmont County, Ohio, where Johnson, with the Headhunters triumphantly jamming behind him, played to over 30,000 fans. From their very first meeting, Johnson and The Kentucky Headhunters stayed close, getting together whenever possible. In 2003, when the band asked Johnson to record with them again, he couldn't wait to get back to Kentucky and make music with his friends. Over the next three days, they created an album filled with rollicking, timeless performances. "Johnnie's music was spontaneous, organic, magic energy," says Greg. "During the recordings, everything was off-the-cuff and easy; a higher power just took over. This album is special, and we're very happy in 2015 that it’s coming to fruition." Adds Fred, "Johnnie gave us the gift of letting us know what it was like to do something great." –Marc Lipkin The Kentucky Headhunters, declared "the great American rock 'n' roll band" by Billboard magazine, began their professional journey in 1968 when brothers Fred and Richard Young and cousins Greg Martin and Anthony Kenney formed the Southern blues-rock band Itchy Brother. The band morphed into The Kentucky Headhunters in 1986. Their first album, 1989's Pickin’ On Nashville, was released by Mercury Records and surprised the world, becoming a bona fide hit, selling over two million copies. The album won a Grammy Award, three Country Music Awards, an American Music Award and an Academy Of Country Music Award. It spawned four consecutive Top 40 Country hits. Growing up on a 1300-acre family farm in Edmonton, Kentucky, the Young brothers, Martin and Kenney heard plenty of raucous R&B and deep, soulful blues courtesy of Fred and Richard’s mother, who listened to powerhouse radio station WLAC late at night. "She was a real hip white girl," Richard says. "She was a huge influence on us." Their father loved big band jazz, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey and Sarah Vaughan. "Music in our home was a mixture, unlike what most farm kids heard." Part of their musical upbringing included their friendship with three African-American families who lived and worked on nearby farms. The boys heard gospel and blues, both sung by their neighbors in the fields and blasting out of their radios. They were reared on Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters (the name Headhunters was a nickname given to Waters and Jimmy Rogers when they came into a club ready to take on all comers). "All of these things taught us the blues," says Richard. They loved Chuck Berry, and were especially wowed by Berry's piano player, Johnnie Johnson. Befriending him and recording with him was a dream come true for the band. According to Fred, "We were fortunate to know him. It was a good marriage." Richard adds, "Anyone who ever played with him became a better player." Johnnie Johnson was born on July 8, 1924 in Fairmont, West Virginia. He began playing piano at age five and never stopped. While serving in the Marines, he joined The Barracudas, a Marines servicemen's band. He moved to Detroit and then Chicago, eventually playing with Muddy Waters and Little Walter. He landed in St. Louis in 1952 where he formed The Sir John Trio playing jazz, blues and pop standards. Chuck Berry, an ambitious local guitarist and songwriter, was added to the group the same year and eventually took over leadership of the band. After Berry scored a contract with Chess Records, the hits came fast and furious. Many, including "Maybellene," "Nadine," "Carol" and "School Days," were fueled by Johnson's two-fisted piano. He was the high-octane gasoline in Chuck Berry’s rock 'n' roll engine until, tired of the road, Johnson returned to St. Louis to become a bus driver. With the 1987 release of the Chuck Berry documentary, Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll, Johnson found himself back in the spotlight, reintroduced to the world by his friend-to-be Keith Richards. After three solo recordings, Johnson joined his musical cohorts The Kentucky Headhunters for 1993's That'll Work. In 1996 and 1997 he toured with Ratdog, the band fronted by The Grateful Dead's Bob Weir. Johnson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001 and continued to perform and record until his death in 2005. His 2003 sessions with The Kentucky Headhunters, released now for the very first time as Meet Me In Bluesland, are some of the most spirited and organic recordings of his remarkable and still influential career.

        Rock
Datum: 2015-06-05
Label: Alligator Records
kentuckyheadhunters.com

THE LENNEROCKERS
Freckles (S)
The summer is coming and that means that some people will get freckles. The Lennerockers made a song about how attractive that can be. "Freckles" is the second single release from their album "Rustin' & Rollin'". You'll find a button to download "Freckles" within this e-mail. Any airplay is much appreciated

        Rock
Datum: 2015-06-05
Label: AGR Television Records

THE DOLLYROTS
Pour Tous Jours (Original Version) (S)
A different version ended up on our 3rd LP A Little Messed Up but this is the original!

        Rock
Datum: 2015-05-16
Label:

PETER JEZEWSKI
Big Black Cadillac (A)
På måndag släpper Jezewski första singeln från det efterlängtade albumet Back to the 50’s, som släpps 10 juni via Be Bop A Luba.

Peter Jezewski blev känd bland svenska folket på 70-talet som frontfigur i det numera kultförklarade bandet The Boppers. Bandet mötte stora framgångar runtom i världen men splittrades 1993. Jezewski har sedan dess släppt skivor på egen hand samt med Peter And The Chiefs och under sin 37-åriga karriär har han varit med och sålt över 2 miljoner album. Sedan 2011 är han aktuell i den kritikerrosade showen Be Bop A Luba, som har kommit att bli en av Sveriges mest sålda shower.

Nu släpps en hett efterlängtad ny studioplatta Back to the 50’s med egna låtar och några väl valda covers. Peter sjunger bättre än någonsin och skivan är full av sommardoftande, nercabbade hitlåtar som Big Black Cadillac, Gina och Back in ’57. Sommaren 2013 uppträdde Jezewski i Allsång på Skansen där han framförde Boppers-låten "Jeannies coming back" i en modern tappning. Jezewski har även medverkat i Så ska det låta, Bingolotto, Nyhetsmorgon och Sommarkrysset.

        Rock
Datum: 2015-05-15
Label: Be Bop A Luba

BERT DEIVERT & COPPERHEAD RUN
Blood In My Eyes For You (A)
Mandolin är kanske inte det första instrumentet man kommer att tänka på när man pratar blues. Men faktum är att fram till 40-talet var mandolinen vanlig och det var först med urbaniseringen och elektrifieringen av bluesen som dess roll minskade och nästan försvann. I modern tid har bluesmandolinen fått en renässans genom musiker som Ry Cooder och Steve James, men den mest konsekvente och bäste förkämpen idag är kanske Bert Deivert. På sitt nya album ”Blood In my Eyes For You” gör Bert Deivert & Copperhead Run mandolinblues på ett sätt som man inte trodde var möjligt. Genom att kombinera efterkrigstidens elektriska gitarrer, bas och trummor med den tidigare akustiska bluesen, skapar de en dynamisk och hårt svängande mix. Och trots alla referenser till svunna tider är resultatet allt annat än musealt. Bert Deivert & Copperhead Run gör musik som är lika relevant och angelägen igår, idag och imorgon. Det är helt enkelt tidlös musik som känns och bränns, musik för kropp och själ. Tio av de tolv låtarna på ”Blood In my Eyes For You” är bluesklassiker skrivna av legendarer som Sleepy John Estes, Big Joe Williams, RL Burnside och Son House. Bert Deivert har själv skrivit de två andra. Bert Deivert föddes 1950 i Boston, Massachusetts, USA. 1966 såg han Son House på TV, slog av halsen på en vinflaska för att göra sin egen bottleneck och efter det har det inte funnits någon återvändo från bluesen. Deivert flyttade till Sverige 1974 och har sedan dess ägnat sig åt musik på professionell nivå. Han har spelat med musiker som Peter Case, Eric Bibb, New York-bluesmannen Michael Powers, rockabillydrottningen Wanda Jackson, old timey legendaren Tom Paley och irländske sångaren Christy O'Leary. Bert har åkt till Mississippi på senare år och spelat och jammat med tunga bluesnamn som Bill Abel, Sam Carr, Cadillac John Nolden, Terry »Harmonica« Bean, Jimmy »Duck« Holmes och T-Model Ford. Han har spelat i 23 länder runtom i världen. ”Blood In my Eyes For You” är Bert Deiverts tolfte album och det fjärde med bluesmandolin Bert Deivert & Copperhead Run: Bert Deivert - sång, resonatormandolin, gitarr Janne Zander - resonatorgitarr, akustisk & elektrisk gitarr, slide Per-Arne Pettersson - bas Fredrik Lindholm - trummor

        Rock
Datum: 2015-05-11
Label: Rootsy

THE BOPPERS & EVA EASTWOOD
They never know (S)


        Rock
Datum: 2015-05-07
Label:

BÄDDAT FÖR TRUBBEL
Två sjundedelar av ett liv


        Rock
Datum: 2015-04-20
Label: Ken Rock

NILS BONDESSON
Blues dreams
Luften är mättad av jazzmusik som fötts och vuxit upp sida vid sida om bluesen, som är ständigt närvarande. I ett hörn hänger den uppkäftige kusinen rhythm & blues och då och då tar paradernas blåsarsektioner över med sin märkliga mix av melankoli och livsglädje. I en kaféstol på trottoaren sitter en äldre man och gnolar på evergreens. ”Blues Dreams” är ett collage, ett impressionistiskt album där stilar och epoker blandas. En bluesdröm. Att lyssna på ”Blues Dreams” är lite som att gå på sightseeing i New Orleans med Allen Toussaint som guide. Men i det här fallet är heter staden Lund och guiden Bondesson. Nils Bondesson. Nils Bondesson är pianist och sångare, bosatt i Lund. ”Blues Dreams” är hans andra album i eget namn och producerat av Bondesson i samarbete med Magnus Nörrenberg. Debuten ”Happy Hour” släpptes 2010. Det suveräna bandet på ”Blues Dreams” består av blåsarna Kiki Desplat och Torbjörn Righard, gitarristen Jon Eriksson, basisten Anders Lorentzi och trummisen Bo Håkansson. Bland gästerna märks Maria Stille (sång) och Paul Strandberg (sousaphone) med flera. ”Blues Dreams” är ett imponerande otidsenligt album som trots det inte handlar om nostalgisk reproduktion. Nils Bondesson och hans musiker jobbar i en stark tradition men har samtidigt något eget att tillföra. Bakom ”Blues Dreams” ligger så mycket kärlek och omsorg att det blivit en helt oemotståndlig platta.

        Rock
Datum: 2015-04-08
Label: Rootsy

THE DOLLYROTS
Come out and play
A cover of "Come Out and Play" by The Offspring FREE track available at http://bit.ly/dllyoffsprng

        Rock
Datum: 2015-03-20
Label:

SNAKEBITE
Rock it through the blues
Bandet från Värmland (Koppom) som startat detta året med att turnera i Japan, mycket uppskattat av Japanerna. Sedan bar det av till Trash Town Rockabilly Festival Switzerland. Finland, Norge, Tyskland samt självklart Sverige finns med på deras spelplan under våren. Rolf som är kontaktperson kan säkert berätta lite om Japan m.m. (kontaktuppgifter längre ner i mailet) Jörgen Gillstedt står för manus på 7 av skivans 12 spår. Skivan heter Rock it through the Blues, den innehåller 12 spår I svängig rockabilly/rock’n’roll med rebellisk attityd se mer om låtarna i booklet som är bifogad. Medlemmar i bandet JÖRGEN GILLSTEDT – LEAD VOCALS & GUITAR ROLF ANDERSSON – DRUMS CHRISTIAN ERICSON – BASS HENRIK ALFREDSSON – PIANO

        Rock
Datum: 2015-03-17
Label: Atenzia Records

STAN JR
King of Rock & Roll


        Rock
Datum: 2015-03-11
Label: Juanita Ford Promotions

THE DOLLYROTS
Valentines Day
Showing our love with a gift that's almost as good as chocolate & daisies

        Rock
Datum: 2015-02-14
Label:

SCOTT WEILAND & THE WILDABOUTS
White lightning
44 MILLION ALBUM SELLING FORMER STONE TEMPLE PILOTS AND VELVET REVOLVER FRONTMAN TO RELEASE FIRST ALBUM OF ORIGINAL MATERIAL SINCE 2008 – “BLASTER” OUT ON MARCH 25th, 2015 ON earMUSIC Here's the first single "White Ligtning" Scott Weiland, “one of rock’s most dynamic front men” (Spin Mag), and his band the Wildabouts, will release their first album ever on March 25th, 2015 on earMUSIC. Titled “Blaster”, the album was produced by Rick Parker (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club), and recorded throughout 2014 at Lavish Studios in Burbank and at The Sandbox in Beachwood Canyon. “Blaster” features twelve tracks, all but one were written by ex-Stone Temple Pilots singer Weiland. The two time Grammy winning, multi-platinum selling songwriter/vocalist Weiland proclaims: “I wanted to make a rock record. It all just came together. It’s got a distinctive sound, but it also can entice those Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver fans who have stuck by me. What we’ve come up with is really heavy, slinky, and sexy. There’s a lot of fuzz. The best way to describe it is ‘Furry’.” “Furry” seems completely apropos given the natural, almost primal connection between the singer and his bandmates guitarist Jeremy Brown, bassist Tommy Black, and drummer Danny Thompson fostered by years of jamming and touring together. Take first single "White Lightning" for example, it sparks up “Blaster” Merging a revved up riff with Weiland's immortal croon, it instantly captivates. Weiland declares, "We chose a boombox for the cover because the image and sound are retro, but modern and, always, LOUD." Simply put, It’s Scott Weiland reborn.

        Rock
Datum: 2015-02-13
Label:

JOAKIM TINDERHOLT
You gotta do more
Joakim Tinderholt (& His Band)’s debut album ”You Gotta Do More” (BIGHCD1402) is available on CD and download (iTunes etc) from November 21st. The single (with the same name) is available through iTunes and other major digital stores. Nearly ten years after their first gig, at the now closed and legendary, Muddy Waters Blues Club, Joakim Tinderholt & his band are finally ready with their debut album. Parts of the band are already experienced recording artists, recording with artists such as the late Louisiana Red and the Billy T Band. The latter has won the Norwegian Grammy Award, in the Blues category, in 2010 and 2012. The songs on the record are a mix of new original song, and favorites from the live set. There are many and diverse inspirations, ranging from the wild Rock’n´roll of Little Richard to the intense Blues of Otis Rush and the hypnotic grooves of Bo Diddley. “Joakim, as a singer, guitarist and artist kicks ass through and through. I´ll put him and his band, and this record, up against anything going on in the Blues world today.” Kid Andersen (Charlie Musselwhite, Rick Estrin & The Nightcats) Despite his relatively young age the powerhouse RnB-­- and Blues singer and guitarist Joakim Tinderholt is already an experienced entertainer, and a force to be reckoned with for years to come. He is considered one of Norways finest performers of traditional RnB and Blues, and has performed with international artists such as Rick Holmstrom, Mitch Kashmar, Kid Ramos and The Delta Groove Revue.

        Rock
Datum: 2015-02-05
Label: Big H Records

JUNKSTARS
Good time
Äntligen! Här kommer punkdängan "GOOD TIME”! Med ett enkelt klassiskt punkigt sound där musikvideon är inspelad från hela turné livet 2014. Gillar man inte detta får man nog kolla över sin livssituation. Kvartetten JUNKSTARS är ett blodsband som sprudlar av energi och kärlek. Soundet är hård rocknroll med en twist av punk. Bandet har släppt två skivor och tredje kommer 2015. Första skivan producerades av Tomas Skogsberg (Dismember, Entombed, Hellacopters) Andra skivan producerades av Rikard Löfgren (Mustasch, The Scams mm) Bandet startades 2012 med skivkontrakt från första dagen och en egen dokumentär på Bandit Play / TV6. Senaste nytt är Europaturnén i September 2014 som gjordes i 13 länder med 32 gig tillsammans två andra band. Två egna headline turnéer har bränts av i Sverige därav bland annat en Bandit Rock Night, Samt förbands gig med bland annat Danko Jones, Sparzanza, Dregen, Crucified Barbara med mera. Ett familjeband med tre medlemmar som gillar punk.

        Rock
Datum: 2015-02-02
Label: Despotz Records
www.junkstarsofficial.com

STAN JR
A fool such as I


        Rock
Datum: 2015-01-31
Label: Juanita Ford Promotions

THE LENNEROCKERS feat LENNIE "FINGERS" LEE
Chills
The Lennerockers met "piano-wild-man" Freddie "Fingers" Lee for the first time in 1991 being booked as his backing band on his tour in Germany. He called himself "the one eyed boogie boy", because he had lost his right eye at the age of seven. Offstage a nice and easy going man, but he went mad as hell as soon as he climbed the stage. His legendary performances included a burning helmed and different sized axes to destroy electric organs in front of the crowd. It always led to fights for the pieces to take them home as souveniers. The Lennerockers had a lot of fun being on stage with Freddie and it also was impressing to work with him in the studio for the recordings of their "and friends" album. Freddie "Fingers" Lee picked the classic Bill Monroe song "Rocky Road Blues" and his selfwritten "Chills" for the session. The Lennerockers still do "Chills" nearly every gig all over Europe, because they really love that song. Freddie plays a fantastic piano on the recording and sings in his own unique style. Sadly he died last year after a few strokes, but The Lennerockers still have "Chills" thinking about the great times they had with the one and only Freddie Fingers.

        Rock
Datum: 2015-01-27
Label: AGR Television Records

THE UNKOOL HILLBILLIES
  1. Sam Phillips boogie
  2. Shanty Town

The Unkool Hillbillies releases songs from their archive! Here are two really old tracks (about 15 years), primitively recorded live, directly on tape. Foremost, this is a little special treat for the band’s fans to discover the wild and primitive style of some really young hillbillies! But it is definitely be a must for anyone who enjoys piano rock’n’roll. The Unkool Hillbillies is a Swedish rock’n’roll band, deeply rooted in American music. They deliver rock’n’roll, blues, rock-a-billy, jive, rhythm&blues in their own distinct “unkool” style. Piano Rock’n’roll vol. 1 is available on iTunes, Spotify and all other digital music channel (as are the band’s four albums). This is, as the title implies, the first in a series of releases of piano rock’n’roll (the forthcoming releases contains newly recorded material though) Some Unkool Hillbillies milestones 2003 First album (also recorded live) Right To Rumble! 2005 Second album: Unkool and Proud! with the controversial Rap is Crap 2006 Acclaimed mini-album in Swedish, under the name Dubbelgänget 2009 Third album Evil Times (with the hit You’re The One) 2010 European tour, USA tour 2011 Fourth album Pause’n’Rewind, European tour 2012 Two European tours,releases EP ”Karin Johansson & The Unkool Hillbillies” 2014 C&W-single Meanest Poker Player, European tour. 2015 Piano rock’n’roll vol. 1

        Rock
Datum: 2015-01-21
Label: UNKOOL Music
www.unkool.se

HION MARTELL
Riffs In A Box
Den 20:e september släppte Ljusdalsbandet HION MARTELL sitt album RIFFS IN A BOX. I bandets musik hörs influenser av såväl brittisk bluesrock (Rolling Stones, Status Quo), amerikansk sydstatsrock (Lynyrd Skynyrd) och 70-tals glamrock (Sweet, Slade) som giganter som Elvis Presley och Chuck Berry. Allt ihopkokat till ett Hälsingskt destillat som tillfredsställer den mest kräsne rock & roll-konnässör. RIFFS IN A BOX har redan fått en del airplay, i radioprogram i såväl Sverige som Danmark, Tyskland, Holland och Frankrike. De första recensionerna börjar också på att ramla in. "(...) när det svettas ut Status Quo-minnande tongångar som i Fools som Hion Martell är riktigt bra. Klart bäst är Devil In A Dress där refrängen framkallar volymhöjningar gång på gång. I mitt tycke den allra bästa låt bandet spelat in hittills." skriver till exempel Roger Bengtsson i Ikon1931. Namnet HION MARTELL uttalas High On Martell och anspelar på det välkända konjaksmärket.

        Rock
Datum: 2015-01-19
Label: Viskningar och Vrål
www.hionmartell.com

THE DOLLYROTS
Rather be a Zombie
Well it's that time of year again… the heart-shaped boxes of chocolate and teddy bears are everywhere cause Cupid is on the way! BUT before we get all lovey dovey we figured we'd celebrate the opposite side of Valentines Day. The breakups! This Sunday we're playing a Stageit show for you guys and the theme is our fav Dollyrots breakup songs - digging deep into our catalog for these heartbreakers & telling stories throughout! Just in case you haven't gone to a Stageit before, they're LIVE streaming acoustic shows you can watch right in your living room or bed or even in your space ship. Tickets are pay-what-you-want and limited so the chat room doesn't get too full.

Love ya more than chocolate covered bacon!

        Rock
Datum: 2015-01-17
Label:

TT GRACE
Wop Bap Boom!
Från Stockholms södra utkant härstammar bandet TT Grace, ett gäng grabbar på 26 år som trots sin ringa ålder har hunnit samla på sig enorma mängder med erfarenhet. De är unga, hungriga och framförallt enormt professionella och levererar en sprittande och glad dow-wop rockabilly. Musik som kunde vara hämtad från filmer som Grease eller tja... varför inte säga som The Boppers lät i början av sin karriär. Ett band de lirat med vid mängder av tillfällen. Trots sin ringa ålder har de turnerat flitigt under 8 års tid över hela landet ända nere ifrån Trelleborg och upp till Luleå och inte att förglömma delar av USA där de varit med i bland annat två tv-shower: George Kleins tv show i Memphis och Steve Bowers tv show i Jackson, Tennessee. Liveshower på "Elvis Week" i Memphis med inga mindre än "Sun Records" legendarerna: Rayburn Anthony & Carl Mann som gästartister är också något som grabbarna hunnit med och dessutom har de tidigare jobbat med producenten Larry Rogers, som bl.a har producerat Ricky Nelson och Beatles ex-trummis Ringo Starr. Men det viktigaste är inte att rabbla vad de gjort utan vad de gör nu och det är att ge oss en kanonplatta fylld med partyglad skön rockabilly! Releasedatum

        Rock
Datum: 2015-01-13
Label: Atenzia Records

NATHAN BELT & THE BUCKLES
Hold Still! Live at the Nashville Palace
Recorded live at The World Famous Nashville Palace in Nashville, TN and presented by Robert's Western World, "HOLD STILL! Live at The Nashville Palace" is a high energy package of classic country/rockabilly covers and originals. Featuring the talents of some of Nashville's best; you won't find any auto-tuning on this album. Nothing but raw, pure fun, explodes out of every track. Highlights include the audience favorites, "Four Letter Words", "Hold Still!" and "Unchained Melody".

        Rock
Datum: 2014-12-20
Label:

THE IMPRESSIONS
Salute to Curtis Mayfield
THE IMPRESSIONS pioneered soul music and have been called by their peers Legends of Soul. Drawing inspiration from church, their songs reflected the country's social and political concerns of the time, capturing the mood and aspirations of America like no others during the extraordinary decade of the 60's. They introduced America to rock'n roll and blues music and it was no surprise that in January of 1991, The IMPRESSIONS were recognized for their timeless musical contributions and inducted into the Rock'n Roll Hall Of Fame. Originating in Chicago's north side in 1958, their landmark record "For Your Precious Love" was their first release reaching the Top of the R&B charts and climbed the Pop Charts to number 11. In 1961 Fred Cash, Sam Gooden and Curtis Mayfield hit again with Mayfield's "Gypsy Woman". They hit their stride with chart toppers like the milestone hit "It's All Right", followed by "Amen", "Keep On Pushing", "People Get Ready", "Choice Of Colors", "Talking About My Baby", "I'm So Proud", "You Must Believe Me", and many more. Generating sixteen Top 20 R&B hits and seventeen Top 40 Pop hits between 1958 -1969, they placed six albums in the Top 10 of Billboard's R&B Charts, and 1964's "Keep On Pushing", was a Top 10 album. Continuing their string of hits into the 70's with "Finally Got Myself Together", "Check Out Your Mind", "Ain't Got Time", "Turn On To Me", and "Sooner Or Later", they released 27 albums, scored 42 chart singles and sold over 15 million records. When Curtis began his solo career the Impressions became a four member group with Fred Cash, Sam Gooden, original members while adding Smokey Hampton and Ralph Johnson and they are as awesome today, their harmonies as beautiful and their endurance as sure as when they began. While being honored by their peers at "Save The Rain Forest", benefit performance in NY city, Eric Clapton met The Impressions for the first time and asked to perform "I've Been Trying", with them. Clapton stated: "A dream come true to perform with The Impressions”... ”what more could I want". In 2001 Clapton asked The Impressions to record & tour Europe and the USA with him. With rejuvenated interest in oldies music, The IMPRESSIONS have been discovered by a new audience and they continue to delight their devoted fans. The music of The IMPRESSIONS has always reflected the consciousness of the people and continues to leave a lasting impression. Their Rock'n Roll Hall of Fame induction only confirm this fact. The Impressions became a powerhouse group of the Soulful Sixties, with a consistent string of chart hits crafted and tailored by Curtis Mayfield. He was a major part of The Impressions success and played a pivotal role in soul music. Mayfield’s ability to voice hard truths through funky, uplifting music has rendered him one of the great soul icons.

        Rock
Datum: 2014-12-12
Label: Cool Pepper Disc

THE DOLLYROTS
  1. Bad reputation
  2. Let´s turkey trot
  3. Happy together

I’ve trumpeted the praises of The Dollyrots on here before and now it’s time again for another little toot. This digital only single for their cover of “Happy Together” adds a little thump and sass to The Turtles’ 1967 hit, while still retaining the impossible-not-to-sing-along-with-ness of the original. The Dollyrots have a handful of really well-done punk covers and this one definitely ranks up near the top of that list. By the way, if you can hear this song WITHOUT thinking of the groundbreaking cinematic classic that is Ernest Goes to Camp, I’m not sure we can be friends anymore.

        Rock
Datum: 2014-11-28
Label:

JD McPHERSON
The Rounder Records Collection
Whether you’re a well-versed fan or a newbie to his irresistible old-school rock grooves, this special JD McPherson 4-song digital EP is the perfect addition to your collection. Available for a limited time, you’ll get a sample from every JD McPherson release – including his forthcoming 2015 album Let the Good Times Roll. As a special holiday treat, we’re also offering his infectious Christmas tune “Twinkle (Little Christmas Lights)".

        Rock
Datum: 2014-11-20
Label:

THE CURE featuring JAMES McCARTNEY
Hello Goodbye


        Rock
Datum: 2014-11-01
Label: Kobalt Label Services
theartofmccartney.com

MATTIAS HELLBERG
In Egolectric Harmony
Den här veckan släpper Mattias Hellberg sitt nya album In Egolectric Harmony. I fredags var det turnépremiär inför 350 jublande norrmän i Oslo. Efter veckans releaseparty och butiksspelningar i Stockholm och Göteborg inleder nu Hellberg sin sex veckor långa Sverige-turné i helgen.

Efter att tillsammans med Håkan Hellström i somras ha spelat för drygt 69 000 personer på Nya Ullevi - ett event som på förra veckans Rockbjörnen-gala utsågs till årets konsert - ställer sig Mattias Hellberg nu ensam på scenen. Exakt tjugo år efter skivdebuten med Nymphet Noodlers och tio år efter solodebuten är höstens jubileumsalbum och turnéäventyr ett enmansprojekt. Inför sitt kommande album In Egolectric Harmony har Mattias Hellberg valt att hylla årets Polar Music Prize-mottagare Chuck Berry med en radikalt omarbetad version av dennes klassiska hit Bye bye Johnny – omarbetad, avskalad och destillerad till ett blåtonat och känsloladdat destillat av låtens grundläggande tema. I samband med årets Polar Music Prize gav Mattias Hellberg ett par exklusiva spelningar i Stockholm, bl.a på Riche´s 5th Annual Polar Music Prize Dinner Party. Onsdag 3 september medverkar Mattias Hellberg på musikbolaget Comedias showcase på Cantina Real i Stockholm (fri entré!) och torsdag 4 september spelar han på festivalen Live at Heart i Örebro. Utöver Håkan Hellström har Mattias Hellberg de senaste åren sjungit och spelat med bl.a Hederos & Hellberg, Nationalteaterns Rockorkester, The Soundtrack Of Our Lives och The Hellacopters. Det kommande albumet In Egolectric Harmony [Comedia] (release: oktober) är en ren soloproduktion för sång och elgiitarr. På repertoaren står låtar från Hellbergs hela tjugoåriga karriär. Singeln Bye bye Johnny släpps digitalt onsdag 3 september och finns även upplagd för lyssning på Soundcloud

        Rock
Datum: 2014-10-16
Label:

STATUS QUO
Acoustic
Status Quo release the game-changing ‘AQUOSTIC (Stripped Bare)’ on 17 October 2014 through earMUSIC. After 50 years at the top of their game as one of the world’s premiere hard rock acts, Quo have leapt out of their comfort zone and now give the songs the chance to shine in a stripped down format; the amps are turned off, this album is fully acoustic and boasts 22 completely reworked Quo hits and fan favourites. Stripped of the sheer power of the famed twin-Tele assault it’s time for the melodies and the band’s innate musicianship to shine through. The band are helped out along the way by female backing vocalists, additional musicians on some tracks and even a string section. The arresting cover image was shot by none other than the superstar Bryan Adams. And shine they do. Rendered here in a simpler, sharper focus, it’s the tunes and the progressions that are the stars. The lyrics seem to benefit from the extra space and these stone cold rock classics are given a fresh personality and potency. Tracks are taken from across the band’s incredible output throughout the decades; some permanent features of the electric setlist, others being issued into the limelight for the first time – having been scrubbed and polished and reappraised through the prism of a new approach. Tracks recorded include the hits Rockin' All Over The World, Down Down, Paper Plane, Down The Dustpipe and of course Pictures of Matchstick Men; plus album classics such as And It's Better Now, All the Reasons, Reason For Living, and special reworkings of some of their great stage numbers: Mystery Song, Rain, Softer Ride and Don't Drive My Car. There’s a new swing and verve to some of these recordings. Quo are a band that practice their art more than most and it’s the virtuosity that is apparent here. ‘AQUOSTIC (Stripped Bare)’ reflects the hours spent backstage or on the bus running through progressions and figures on battered acoustics whilst the Telecasters await onstage. Three chords? Whatever… Do keep up! Recorded at Francis Rossi’s studios, ‘AQUOSTIC (Stripped Bare)’ is the result of a band looking back at where they’ve come from, peeling back the years, and taking a fresh look at what’s been done. ‘AQUOSTIC (Stripped Bare)’’ is a triumphant collection of some of the defining moments of a truly seminal British rock act. A set to change a few peoples’ minds. A set to raise a few smiles. A set that didn’t require producer Mike Paxman to keep putting 50p in the meter. A set to be treasured. The album will be availabe on CD, double gatefold vinyl (incl. dowload code) and box set (incl. cd, exclusive T-Shirt, mousepad, 7-inch vinyl single, 7 pictures and poster).

        Rock
Datum: 2014-10-11
Label: Fourth Chord Records

BLANDADE ARTISTER
New Orleans Soul: The Original Sound of New Orleans Soul 1966-76
For more than ten years Soul Jazz Records have been exploring and documenting the sound of New Orleans Funk. Now they turn their attention to the flipside of this musical coin - New Orleans Soul. These two musical forms share a lineage that begins with the city’s enormous rhythm and blues explosion in the post-war 1940s and 1950s. New Orleans Soul incorporated the soulful vocals of the gospel church, the driving beat of rhythm and blues, as well as traces of the second-line parade bands and the latinized rhythms of the city. Here you will find New Orleans soul in all its glorious variations – from the deep, deep soul of singers Aaron Neville, Willie Tee and Robert Parker to the storming northern soul of Maurice Williams and Eldridge Holmes, the funky soul of Eddie Bo, Lionel Robinson and Ernie K-Doe all alongside the Crescent City’s finest soul sisters – Irma Thomas, Betty Harris, Jean Knight, Inell Young and more! The main force behind New Orleans Soul is Allen Toussaint, a virtual one-man hit-making machine in the 1960s, writing, arranging and producing hit after hit for an unending list of unbelievably talented local singers such as Eldridge Holmes, Maurice Williams, Betty Harris, Ernie K Doe and Diamond Joe all of whom are featured. New Orleans is also a city of great musical families. Vocalist Aaron Neville was the brother of Art Neville (who formed The Meters) and later in the 1970s joined with brother Cyril to form The Neville Brothers. Soul vocalist supreme Willie Tee is also known as Wilson Turbinton, who alongside brother Earl, formed the super-heavy funk band The Gaturs and backed the Mardi Gras Indian group The Wild Magnolias. Also included here are rare, lost and killer soulful tracks from New Orleans artists Eddie Bo (and protégée vocalist Inell Young), Jean Knight, Jimmy Hicks, Francine King and more! This album tells the story of New Orleans Soul and comes complete with extensive sleevenotes, exclusive photography, supreme sound quality and comes as deluxe CD with slipcase + outsize booklet, and super-heavy, super-loud limited-edition double vinyl album + download code

        Rock
Datum: 2014-10-11
Label: Soul Jazz Records

BLANDADE ARTISTER
BEAT BUTCHERS 30 ÅR
I samband med att Beat Butchers fyller 30år släpps ett antal jubileums releaser i olika format.
  1. GAMLA PENGAR: Ideal
  2. GAMLA PENGAR: Hat & blod
    Ideal är andra singelspåret från Gamla Pengars albumdebut Här kommer kriget, ett album som fått strålande respons från både kritiker och publik. Texten till Ideal behandlar ämnet att glömma vart man kommer ifrån, att tappa känslan för vad som är rätt och fel. Att rucka på sina ideal helt enkelt. Det är en uppmaning till att följa sitt hjärtas väg framför plånbokens. Som bonus erbjuds vi en cover på Ebba Gröns klassiker ”Hat & blod”
  3. ALARMROCK: Kontinental
    "Kontinental" var tidigare mest känd som "balladen" på Alarmrocks spelningar. Aldrig tidigare inspelad släpps den nu för första gången, med titel och allt, i en studioversion.
  4. SLUTSTATION TJERNOBYL: Ge mig mandat
    Bandet bildades i Umeå i norra Sverige 1993. Originalmedlemmarna var Lars Norrman, sång och gitarr, Tia Marklund, bas och kör, Andreas Folmerz, gitarr och Andreas Stolt, trummor. I nuvarande sättning spelar Lars och Tia, Danne Berggren, gitarr och sång och Morgan Lie, trummor. Musikstilen kan beskrivas som hård melodiös punkrock med texter på svenska. Låten "Ge mig mandat" spelades in exlusivt inför jubileumet och handlar om vallöften som ges utan större eftertanke. När makten är viktigare att bibehålla än önskan att göra samhället bättre, för alla.
  5. HANS & GRETA: Inga glada dagar
  6. HANS & GRETA: Jag vill bli Din man
    I början av 2014 blev bandet kontaktade av Björn Lindström på Bjeagle Records som skickade över några gamla replokalsinspelningar från 1996 som han hittat i Beat Butchers inspelningsarkiv. De 18 år gamla inspelningarna var från början tänkta att hamna på bandets uppföljare till “Snabbmat för folk i farten” men glömdes bort. Bandet bestämde sig nu för att spela in låtarna på nytt och ge ut dem i samband med Beat Butchers 30-årsjubileum på Münchenbryggeriet i Stockholm. Resultatet blev en 7-tums vinylsingel inspelad av Anders Bjurenvall på Idiotanstalten i Sala. Omslagsbilden är tagen framför bandets gamla replokal i Sala där låtarna från början spelades in.
  7. VARNAGEL: Den glada tid
  8. VARNAGEL: Herrelösa hundar
  9. VARNAGEL: Ombildningskonsult och moderater
    Stark punkabstinens och glädjen att spela tillsammans igen efter 6 års dvala har oundvikligen resulterat i några nya Varnageldängor a´la 2014. Dessa har fästs på en trelåtars-EP som musikaliskt delvis tar vid där senaste fullängdsalbumetalbumet "Vill ha mer" (Beat Butchers, 2007) slutade, d.v.s. med fartfylld och energisk trallpunk med fokus, finess och allvar. Detta blandas med kompromisslösa klisterrefränger och sprallig spelglädje som alltid har varit bandets ryggrad. På "Herrelösa hundar" passar bandet även på att slänga med en generös hoper favoriter från tidigare utgåvor. Dessa låtar är sådana som publiken har svettats med genom åren, varvade med sådana som bandet själva alltid har haft ett extra


        Rock
Datum: 2014-09-28
Label: Beat Butchers
beatbutchers.se

THE PLASTIC PALS
Travelling
From the album Turn The Tide

        Rock
Datum: 2014-09-12
Label: Polythene Records
www.theplasticpals.se

MATTIAS HELLBERG
Bye bye Johnny
Efter att tillsammans med Håkan Hellström i somras ha spelat för drygt 69 000 personer på Nya Ullevi - ett event som på förra veckans Rockbjörnen-gala utsågs till årets konsert - ställer sig Mattias Hellberg nu ensam på scenen. Exakt tjugo år efter skivdebuten med Nymphet Noodlers och tio år efter solodebuten är höstens jubileumsalbum och turnéäventyr ett enmansprojekt. Inför sitt kommande album In Egolectric Harmony har Mattias Hellberg valt att hylla årets Polar Music Prize-mottagare Chuck Berry med en radikalt omarbetad version av dennes klassiska hit Bye bye Johnny – omarbetad, avskalad och destillerad till ett blåtonat och känsloladdat destillat av låtens grundläggande tema. I samband med årets Polar Music Prize gav Mattias Hellberg ett par exklusiva spelningar i Stockholm, bl.a på Riche´s 5th Annual Polar Music Prize Dinner Party. Onsdag 3 september medverkar Mattias Hellberg på musikbolaget Comedias showcase på Cantina Real i Stockholm (fri entré!) och torsdag 4 september spelar han på festivalen Live at Heart i Örebro. Utöver Håkan Hellström har Mattias Hellberg de senaste åren sjungit och spelat med bl.a Hederos & Hellberg, Nationalteaterns Rockorkester, The Soundtrack Of Our Lives och The Hellacopters. Det kommande albumet In Egolectric Harmony [Comedia] (release: oktober) är en ren soloproduktion för sång och elgiitarr. På repertoaren står låtar från Hellbergs hela tjugoåriga karriär. Singeln Bye bye Johnny släpps digitalt onsdag 3 september och finns även upplagd för lyssning på Soundcloud

        Rock
Datum: 2014-09-03
Label:

HJALLE ÖSTMAN feat. STEFAN SUNDSTRÖM
Mirakel
Hjalle Östman är till vardags sångare i ett av Sveriges allra största punkband och nu visar han som soloartist upp en helt ny sida av sig själv! Eftertänksam och utlämnande och med melodier som för tankarna till Stefan Sundström och Lars Winnerbäck. Hjalle gjorde under sommaren en exklusiv spelning på Peace & Love, en spelning som gjorde det omöjligt för nya ögonvittnen att inte kapitulera inför Hjalle fantastiska melodier och innehållsrika texter. Måndagen den 1 September släpps Hjalles singel "Mirakel", en låt där Hjalle får hjälp av Stefan Sundström med sången.

        Rock
Datum: 2014-08-31
Label: Wild Kingdom

ATTENTAT
Ett annat Sverige
Attentat är på väg till dig! Och det är på scen Attentat är bäst med sin raka rock, publikkontakt och allsång. Detta har de bevisat gång på gång under de senaste åren. Så här sa Expressen senast bandet var på turné: ”Det låter helt enkelt väldigt bra om Attentat 2013, i låtlistan blandas nya klassiker, som ”Occupy Wall Street” och ”Rudebeck och Sam” i en god balans. Det är humor och allvar, men mestadels oförskämt kul…” Attentat hade ett strålande fjolår. Nya albumet ”Fy fan” rusade upp på försäljningslistans 20:e plats i våras. Därefter fyllde Jönsson & kompani Pustervik vid livepremiären för albumet och gjorde sedan en bejublad turné runt om i Sverige, bland annat på Liseberg och Debaser i Stockholm. Mediaröster om albumet ”Fy fan”: "Detta låter faktiskt lite som en samling, med ett rent övermått av allsångsvänliga slagordsrefränger" (Dagens Nyheter), "Attentat gör sin typiska, trallvänliga punk med den där sköna kombinationen av ilska och uppsluppenhet" (Göteborgs Posten) Dokumentärfilmen ”Glöden slocknar aldrig” har även den fått fina recensioner. När filmen visades på bio ansåg Expressen att den var "Närvarande, komisk och allvarlig” och Gaffa tyckte att ”Jonas Nyström på ett lysande sätt förevigat kvintetten såväl individuellt som i grupp, i replokalen, på scen och privat. Det är naket, ibland rörande, men kantat av västkustens sedelära: en stor portion humor, från begynnelsen fram till skapandet av studioalbumet Fy Fan!” Året avslutades storstilat med två julsinglar, varav ”Skyltsöndag i GBG” spelades flitigt på radion. Lika bra har 2014 startat då Attentat tillsammans med Sören ”Sulo” Karlsson släppt singeln ”Ett annat Sverige” (Billy Braggs ”A new England”) i samband med pjäsen ”Jag heter Mikael” som spelas på Södra Teatern i Stockholm våren 2014. Attentat är ett klassiskt svenskt punkband. De var ett av de band som syntes och hördes mest i den första svenska punkvågen i slutet på 70-talet. De blev Göteborgs motsvarighet till huvudstadens KSMB och Ebba Grön. Efter den lyckade återföreningen på festivalen Peace & Love i Borlänge 2010, har bandet fortsatt att turnera, och spela in skiva och film. Attentat är: Mats Jönsson, sång, Magnus "Paddan" Rydman, gitarr , Cristian "Crippa" Odin, bas, Patrik Kruse, gitarr & Paul Schöning, trummor

        Rock
Datum: 2014-08-27
Label:
www.attentat.nu

COSMIC COW
Hide it
Cosmic Cow är ett band från Stockholm som spelar klassisk rock. I huvudsak har bandet spelat på olika livescener där man framfört både eget material och tolkningar utvalda klassiska rocklåtar av band som The Who, AC/DC, The Beatles, Hendrix och The Police. Nu har man tagit sig tid att gå in i studion för att spela in några låtar och första singeln är en rustik rock-dänga som heter "Hide It". Mer info finns på bandets hemsida, Bandcamp och Facebook.

        Rock
Datum: 2014-08-18
Label:
cosmiccow.tk

BODINROCKER
Rock it the right way
BODINROCKER är ett soloprojekt med Göteborgaren Anders Bodin som nu är tillbaka med den rykande färska plattan Rock It The Right Way. Rock It The Right Way är samproducerad med svågern Lars Ekberg. Produktionen är gjord i Göteborg och ges ut på det egna bolaget Bearman Music. Ekberg har tidigare samarbetat med bl a Carola och Ulf Christiansson (Jerusalem). Förutom Bodin och Ekberg är det Klas Anderhell på trummor och Stefan Deland på bas, som tillsammans också utgör ryggraden i dagens Sven-Ingvars. Klas är en fl itigt anlitad trummis och har bl a spelat med Jerusalem, Carola, Pugh, Rickfors och Williams. Musikintresset kom tidigt i uppväxtens Jämtland och Anders började spela gitarr och skriva låtar redan vid 10 års ålder. Infl uenser från Status Quo, Beatles, Slade och Neil Young satte tidigt prägel på Bodins låtskrivande. Rock It The Right Way är Bodins tredje platta. Liksom föregångarna, Hall of Flames (2006) och Mysterious Man (2010), handlar det om klassisk rock med allt från tunga rockspår till lättsammare rockdängor med tydliga melodier. Inför den nya plattan har Bodin samarbetat med nya låtskrivarpartners. Texterna har skrivits i sammarbete med vännen och singer/songwritern Mårten Lärka samt med Jan Leentjes från Holland. Jan var från början ett hängivet Bodinrocker fan som med tiden kommit att bli en viktig låtskrivarpartner. Long Way Round och Space har banat vägen som singlar och The Race är aktuell då låten handlar om Göteborgsvarvets vedermödor där Anders själv tidigare hamnat på båren i värmen. Sedan förra albumet Mysterious Man har Bodinrocker bla varit förband till Status Quo. Anders har även varit fokusperson i TV4:s programserie “112 på liv och död” där man kunnat följa honom i hans arbete inom ambulanssjukvården i Göteborg. Låten Mysterious Man har även varit bakgrundsmusik i tv-programmet ”Sommarmord” med Leif GW Persson.

        Rock
Datum: 2014-08-17
Label:
www.bodinrocker.se

YES
Heaven & Earth
Bland de progressiva rockbanden är Yes ett av de största. Sedan 1968 har de sålt nästan 40 miljoner album, 25 miljoner konsertbiljetter och fått sju platina- och fem guld-skivor, vilket gjort dem till ett av de absolut största engelska rockbanden. Nya albumet "Heaven & Earth" som släpps 16 juli visar att Yes dominerar den symfoniska proggrocken och de skapar ett album som både känns vitalt och nyskapande, med sina unika harmonier, keyboardkaskader och fantastiska arrangemang. Albumet har producerats av Roy Thomas Baker som bland mycket annat har Queen, Guns N' Roses, Alice Cooper och Smashing Pumpkins på meritlistan. Som vanligt står Roger Dean för omslaget, han har arbetat med Yes sedan sena 60-talet och även designat deras överdådiga scenbyggen.

        Rock
Datum: 2014-07-14
Label: Frontiers

THE REFRESHMENTS
Wow Factor


        Rock
Datum: 2014-06-17
Label: Darrow Records
www.refreshments.nu

ROBERT GORDON
I´m coming home
Showing hues of the classic sound and feel found on his hit records Rock Billy Boogie and Bad Boy, fans can expect to hear the same Robert Gordon that broke the mold of rock & roll and rockabilly. The record was produced by Robert with guitarist, Quentin Jones co producing. The title track “I’m Coming Home” and “Walk Hard” lead the album. The record also includes 3 new original songs, two written by Dibbs Preston of The Rockats, and one written by Barry Ryan also of the Rockats. Quentin Jones plays guitar, Rob Stoner lends his bass for the album, and Dave Ferrara plays drums. Appearing on two tracks is Marshall Crenshaw (guitar) who also wrote “Walk Hard.” Another guest musician is drummer David Uosikkinen of the mega band the Hooters on two tracks. From his punk rock days fronting the Tuff Darts, to his days on RCA Records, Gordon has always had music on his mind and in his sights. His new record “I’m Coming Home” lets that shine through on every track. Gordon will be touring worldwide during 2014 to support I’m Coming Home. Robert Gordon, who recorded for the great RCA Victor label, has appeared on many television shows around the world including: the Conan Obrien Show, Late Night With David Letterman, Second City TV, Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert, The Old Grey Whistle Test" (U.K. television), “Live from the Bottom Line" (Japanese television), "D.O.C." (Italian television), "Top Pop" (Dutch television), "Musikladen" (German TV) and a TV commercial for Budweiser Beer. His music has been used in major motions picture soundtracks like Oliver Stone’s “Natural Born Killers” and “The Loveless”, which Robert had a co-starring role with Willem Defoe. Robert’s hits include, “Fire”, “Red Hot”, “The Way I Walk”, “Rockabilly Boogie”, and “Someday, Someway”. Robert has recorded and toured with some of the most respected musicians of the last 25 years, musicians like Bruce Springsteen, Anton Fig, Paul Shaffer, Link Wray, Chris Spedding, Danny Gatton, and Eddie Angel .

        Rock
Datum: 2014-06-15
Label:

TOP CATS
Butterfly
För ett par månader sedan började Top Cats testa nya låtar live och märkte snart att responsen på ”Butterfly” var ovanligt bra. Bandet spelade snabbt in en enkel live-video på en krog i Rättvik, laddade upp den på Youtube och lovade fansen att spela in den ”på riktigt” om låten lyckades få 100 000 visningar. Detta mål nåddes inom ett par veckor och nu kommer alltså belöningen till alla fans som kollat in videon under våren.

        Rock
Datum: 2014-06-10
Label: Warner Music Sweden
www.topcats.se

THE PLAYTONES
Rockabilly Sunset
Varsågoda - här är vår tolkning på begynnelsen. På den tiden då musikhistoria skapades, fast ingen visste om det. I våra hjärtan en av tidernas största men ändå minsta skivbolag och studio, Sun Records, 706 Union Avenue in Memphis Tennessee. Vi har samlat några av våra favoriter på detta alster. Självklart lite egna tolkningar och en del låtar ni säkert hört innan och några ni inte hört. Sun Records är som en stor skattkista och man hittar nya diamanter hela tiden. Åren 1952-1960 tar liksom aldrig slut. Vi har här b la plockat ifrån, Warren Smith, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Milton, Charlie Rich, Carl Mann och Onie Wheeler. Vi är stolta o glada över att ha gjort detta på riktigt, The old fashioned way! Ett gäng grymma låtar, glada i hågen, ett par backar öl, fyra mickar i ett o samma rum, härlig energi och attityd. We loved it!

Hälsningar: The Playtones

        Rock
Datum: 2014-06-09
Label: Atenzia Records

NISSE HELLBERG
Om vågorna stiger
Nisse börjar ladda för sommarturné och samband med repstart i veckan så släpps nya singeln ”Om Vågorna Stiger”, en härligt somrig låt och duett med Lisa Nilsson.

        Rock
Datum: 2014-06-04
Label: Metronome

RAY GOREN
Save my soul
Save My Soul is the first original song released by Ray Goren. Ray will be releasing two EPs during the summer of 2014. The first EP to be released has been produced by the legendary Eddie Kramer (Hendrix, Kiss) who discovered Ray at a club in Los Angeles. Here is what others have written about Ray: After seeing Ray in Monterey, reviewer Jason Debord wrote: “[Ray] is a real phenomenon, and you sit there not believing what you are seeing and hearing… It was really one of the most unbelievable moments I’ve experienced at any concert. Amazing.” Renowned Chicago Tribune music critic Howard Reich wrote of Ray’s performance: “No one rattles the place like Ray Goren, from the Los Angeles area. He plays electric guitar — and sings — with a fluency, ease and depth of expression that defy easy explanation”. After opening night of the 2013 Chicago Blues Festival, Chicago Sun Times music critic Thomas Conner wrote: “Young Ray Goren stepped up Thursday night and ripped out a guitar solo that would have made some hairs fall out of Stevie Ray Vaughan's soul patch”. After Ray’s performance at Doheny Blues Festival (opening for Buddy Guy and Steve Miller), reviewer Robert Kinsler wrote: “The festivities began with an impressive set from singer-guitarist Ray Goren, whoplays his Fender like a master…and sings with convincing emotion” Among Ray’s fans are some of the most respected figures in music. Though it’s just about impossible to grasp where his soulful phrasing, profound lyrical sense, or deep sense of melody come from, one thing is agreed upon by all of Ray’s admirers: He has a very exciting journey ahead of him.

        Rock
Datum: 2014-05-27
Label:

EMMY LOU & THE RHYTHM BOYS
Bip bop boom!
Emmy Lou And The Rhythm Boys går från klarhet till klarhet... Efter sitt debutalbum från 2012 som togs emot med öppna armar, släpptes uppföljaren "Tag along with..." året efter där bandet tog ytterligare ett steg på stegen till de större banden på den svenska Rockabilly-scenen. Emmy Lou och hennes grabbar har spelat på mängder av festivaler under de senaste åren och dessutom drar de fulla hus på egen hand. Nu under 2014 är bandet fullbokat och har dessutom gig bokade i Europe och på en stor festival i Las Vegas. På deras tredje album "Bip Bop Boom" har bandet fyllde bandet sin minibuss och körde genom Sverige från Enviken till Vintage Loft-studion i Grästorp där bland andra The Playtones, Cherry Tess & Her Rhythm Sparks, Jack Baymoore & The Bandits och Tennessee Drifters lirat in sina senaste alster. Resultatet har blivit den absolut bästa plattan i bandets karriär. Det unga hungriga bandet med Emmy Lou i spetsen har denna gång en fantastik arsenal av låtar bakom sig. Både nyskrivet och väl valda covers. Soundet är rått. Det är nära. Det svänger något helt otroligt. Rak rock'n'roll och rockabilly med en av Sveriges absolut vassaste sångerskor i genren som frontperson. En unik och kaxig röst. Dessutom är The Rhytm Boys ett otroligt tajt kompband. Det unga bandet är bara i början av sin karriär men har redan gjort tre plattor där denna - deras nya - utan tvekan är deras starkaste uppvisning. Förut var de bara ett löfte. Nu är de en självklar bild av den svenska rockabillyscenen där de är med bland de stora namnen. Mycket imponerande!

        Rock
Datum: 2014-05-13
Label: Atenzia Records

RETRO DELUXE
  1. Hoochie coochie backdoor man
  2. Rockin´ the blues tonight
  3. What in the devil did I do last night
  4. Heavenly band

With a total of twenty-nine (29) all new original songs released over the past year, RETRO DELUXE has emerged as one of the finest new blues bands around. Their debut album entitled “Baby It’s Hot!” was released in August of 2009 and has been very well received. The Blues Underground Network named “Baby It’s Hot!” the Best Live Blues Album of 2009 and various tracks have received considerable play time on Smokestack Lightning, Blues Deluxe, and numerous national and international radio shows. In July 2010, Baby It's Hot! received an encouraging review in Blues Blast Magazine. For their brand new CD, “Watermelon Tea,” founder/singer/songwriter Bobby Joe Owens decided to take a different approach when life’s challenges forced a change in the band’s lineup. Bobby Joe recruited hot young guitarist Zach Sweeney (Skinny Fats) and they both traveled to Mississippi in early August 2010 in search of a new, raw, high energy, down home sound. They arrived at Jimbo Mathus' (Squirrel Nut Zippers, Buddy Guy, Elvis Costello, Tri-State Coalition, South Memphis String Band, etc.) Delta Recording Service in Como, MS and immediately got to work. Jimbo produced and played drums, etc. and his partner Justin Showah (Afrissippi, Tri-State Coalition, etc.) engineered and played standup and electric bass. Jimbo was so impressed that he called on Grammy/Emmy Award Winner Billy Earheart (Amazing Rhythm Aces, Hank Williams, Jr.) to play piano and organ on eight of the songs. The resulting sound was exactly what Bobby Joe Owens was looking for. Aside from the keyboard and backup vocals, all of the songs were recorded live in the studio and five of the songs were recorded in one take. The recordings were done with an old school approach and two of the songs were recorded with only two vintage RCA ribbon microphones and standup bass pickup. Everyone who participated in this special recording project is very proud of the outcome. “Watermelon Tea” will be released on October 1, 2010 on Bobby Joe’s home grown Rinkled Rooster label. A new RETRO DELUXE lineup including Bobby Joe Owens (Lead Vocals), Zach Sweeney aka Skinny Fats (Guitar), Bob Peirce (Standup/Electric Bass), Mike Mautino (Drums), and Carl Cimino (Keyboard) is now in place and big things are anticipated with the release of “Watermelon Tea.” They’ve paid their dues, they’ve done the time, and now RETRO DELUXE is ready for their place on the big stage!

        Rock
Datum: 2014-05-04
Label: Rinkled Rooster
retrodeluxeband.com

JOHN WILDCAT
Minnet
Efter ett års "semester" på vatten och bröd är John tillbaka ett nytt album – Rockabilly är min lag. John presenterar svensksjungande rockabilly med attityd och nu är han här för att stanna!

        Rock
Datum: 2014-04-30
Label: Äggtapes & records

KIM SIMMONDS AND SAVOY BROWN
Goin´ to the Delta


        Rock
Datum: 2014-04-11
Label: RufRecords
www.savoybrown.com

JOHN LINDBERG TRIO
Still in my car
Den 14 maj släpper John Lindberg Trio sitt sjunde album, titulerat ”Dig It!”. Första singeln ”Hit Me” mottogs med öppna famnen av radiolyssnarna, och nu är det dags för ännu ett smakprov från plattan. Låten ”Still In My Car” har de fått från ingen mindre än Per Gessle, som fattat musikaliskt tycke för JLT. Det är en tidigare outgiven Gessle-låt, som i original heter ”Kvar i min bil”. JLT har översatt låten och klätt den i sin omisskännliga stil. Modern retro-rock går knappast att göras tyngre och bättre än så här!

        Rock
Datum: 2014-04-08
Label:
johnlindberg.se/

NISSE HELLBERG
Ryggen mot Väggen


        Rock
Datum: 2014-04-08
Label: Metronome

JOHN WILDCAT
Sluten Anstalt Blues
Efter ett års "semester" på vatten och bröd är John tillbaka med den svenska tolkningen av Johnny Cash dunderhit Folsom Prison Blues. Singeln är ett smakprov på hans kommande cd "Grand Hotel" som släpps i slutet på april. Som vanligt presenterar John Wildcat svensksjungande rockabilly med attityd och nu är han här för att stanna!

        Rock
Datum: 2014-04-04
Label: Äggtapes & Records

GEORGE THOROGOOD & THE DESTROYERS
Live in Boston 1982


        Rock
Datum: 2014-03-25
Label: Rounder Records

PACO
Paco´s Oldies
Frank "Paco" Stewart is a former real estate CEO who in his second full time career is following his heart's desire as a singer, songwriter, entertainer and aspiring voice-over radio and TV actor. He is affiliated with Bristol Recording Studios in Boston where he just released his fourth full length CD Album; a 42-song, 2-CD 50's, 60's & 70's "Oldies" set. He is also signed with JRP (John Robert Powers) Talent Agency as he pursues professional acting opportunities in TV, Radio and film. He lives in Gloucester, MA with his wife of 44 years Margie...and his life blessings are his 3 children and five grand children. He is currently recording his fifth album of primarily pop-inspirational songs.

        Rock
Datum: 2014-02-25
Label: Bristol Entertainment

THE UNKOOL HILLBILLIES
Meanest Poker Player
The Unkool Hillbillies släpper singeln "Meanest Poker Player", en country&western-låt skriven av Anders Umegård tillsammans med amerikanske Darrin Mazzelli (som skrivit tre låtar år bandet förut). Medverkar på låten gör Don Keys (USA) och Annie Hunter (Sverige). The Unkool Hillbillies är ett svenskt rock`n´rollband, med rötterna förankrade i amerikanskt 40- och 50-tal, som med samma självklara sväng rör sig mellan rock`n´roll, blues, rock-a-billy, jive, swing, rhytm&blues och - vilket tydliggörs på "Meanest Poker Player" - gammelcountry. "Meanest Poker Player" finns på iTunes, Spotify och alla andra digitala musikkanaler. Där finns också samtliga bandets tidigare album

        Rock
Datum: 2014-02-18
Label: UNKOOL Music
www.unkool.se

BLANDADE ARTISTER
Punk 45
Soul Jazz Records’ new Punk 45 album charts the rise of underground punk and post-punk in the UK from 1977-81. Punk 45: There is No Such Thing As Society. Get A Job, Get A Car, Get A Bed, Get Drunk! Underground Punk in the UK 1977-81 is the second volume in this series, released following on from Soul Jazz Records’ recent massive deluxe 400-page Punk 45s cover art book edited and compiled by Jon Savage (author of the seminal book on punk, England’s Dreaming) and Stuart Baker (founder of Soul Jazz Records). While the first album in this series, Punk 45: Kill The Hippies! Kill Yourself!, focused on underground punk in America, this album charts the rise of punk and post-punk in Britain in the years 1977-81. This new Punk 45 album features a collection of seminal, classic, obscure and rare punk and post-punk singles from the likes of The Art Attacks, The Mekons, TV Personalities, Swell Maps, and many more – charting the rise of independent music and Do It Yourself culture that exploded in Britain in the wake of punk. The album comes complete with text, biographies on each of the bands, exclusive photos and original record artwork.
  1. The Users - Sick of You
  2. Art Attacks - Neutron Bomb
  3. Johnny Moped - Incendiary Device
  4. The Jermz - Powercut
  5. Mekons - 32 Weeks
  6. The Rings - I wanna be free
  7. The Now - Development Corporations
  8. The Killjoys - Johnny doesn’t want to go to heaven
  9. Disturbed - I Don't Believe
  10. TELEVISION PERSONALITIES - part time punks
  11. Puncture- Mucky Pup
  12. The Lines -White Night
  13. The Scabs - Leave Me Alone
  14. Cravats - You're Driving Me
  15. Swell Maps -Real Shocks
  16. The Nerves - TV Adverts
  17. eric random - 23 skidoo
  18. O Levels - East Sheen
  19. Josef K- Radio Drill Time
  20. The Cigarettes - They're Back Again, Here They Come
  21. The Shapes - Wot's For Lunch Mum
  22. The Freeze - For J. P. S.
  23. Roses Are Red - Can't Understand
  24. Prefects -Going Through The Motions


        Rock
Datum: 2014-02-07
Label: Soul Jazz Records

SOLOMON BURKE
It Don’t Get No Better Than This
Solomon Burke is not only one of be the greatest soul singers of all time, but also an enduring interpretive artist whose career has seen a great resurgence in recent years. The album reissues his outstanding but little-known Rounder studio sessions from 1986, along with a bonus track from his classic Soul Alive! set. On this collection of mostly original R&B songs by Dan Penn, Jimmy Lewis and others, Solomon is backed by one of New Orleans’ best rhythm sections.

        Rock
Datum: 2014-02-03
Label: Rounder Records
thekingsolomonburke.com

BODINROCKER
Space
Den 8:e november 2013 släpptes den första digitalsingeln "Long Way Round" från tredje albumet som släpps senare i vår. Nu kommer ytterligare en digitalsingel "Space" som släpps den 30 januari. Anders Bodin har åter igen samarbetat med holländaren Jan Leentjes. De har tillsammans skrivit texten och Anders musiken. Som på de tidigare albumen är svågern Lars Ekberg medproducent. Det är nyskriven, fräsch rock av klassiskt snitt som levereras lika självsäkert som alltid. Bodinrocker kör så det ryker! Göteborgaren med rötterna i Jämtland visar vart rockskåpet skall stå och vi anar vart hän albumet kommer att ta oss. Rock On!

        Rock
Datum: 2014-01-23
Label: Bearman Music
www.bodinrocker.se

PAUL McCARTNEY & WINGS
Wings Over America
Wings Over America is the monumental live album by Paul McCartney and Wings, originally released in December of 1976. Recorded throughout the band s Wings Over America U.S. tour dates earlier that Spring, the album reached #1 in the US in early 1977. Containing almost two full hours of music, Wings Over America offers a stunning rendition of Maybe I m Amazed, plus Wings classics such as Live and Let Die, My Love, & Let Em In. McCartney also included some Beatles classics into the set list, including Yesterday, The Long and Winding Road and more for the first time since the Beatles had broken up six years earlier.

        Rock
Datum: 2014-01-23
Label: Hear Music

JOHN LINDBERG TRIO
Hit me
I slutet av januari är det äntligen dags för en helt ny singel med John Lindberg Trio, Sveriges ösigaste rockabillymusiker. Bandet som spelar live över 100 ggr per år, haft flera album på toppen av den svenska albumlistan och vars energi aldrig slutar smitta av sig. Den 14 maj släpper de sitt sjunde fullängdsalbum men redan nu är det dags för singeln Hit Me, en ösig låt som ger oss höga förhoppningar inför albumsläppet genom att bevisa att John Lindberg Trio återigen lyckats återuppfinna sig själva.

        Rock
Datum: 2014-01-16
Label: Cosmos Music Group

TEAR THEM DOWN
Their Fault, Our Problem
Tear Them Down från Göteborg spelar punkrock rätt från hjärtat. De är inspirerade av tre generationers punk från hela världen och nu släpper de äntligen sitt eget debutalbum "Their Fault, Our Problem" i sann DIY-anda.

        Rock
Datum: 2014-01-11
Label: Plunk Records

THE CLASSICS IV
Teenage Lovers
The Classics IV was a pop rock band formed in Jacksonville, Florida, United States, in 1965. The band and its lead singer Dennis Yost are principally known for the hits “Spooky” and “Stormy”, both released in 1968 and both of which have become cover standards. ~ Dennis Yost chose Tom Garrettto replace him as lead singer after Yost became seriously ill … The origin of one of the most popular and influential groups of the sixties and seventies, The Classics IV, began very humbly when a young drummer from Detroit by the name of Dennis Yost moved to Jacksonville, Florida in the late fifties and formed a band with a few high school classmates. The Classics IV, through the Lowery Music Group of Atlanta, Georgia, signed with Capitol Records and their recoding of “Spooky”, originally an instrumental song to and skyrocketed to the top the music charts, making music history! The next release, “Stormy”, also became a huge hit and shortly afterward “Traces Of Love” made it to number two on the Billboard music charts solidifying The Classics IV as a Pop, Rock, and a new developing style of music pioneer — Soft Southern Rock! More hits soon followed such as “Every Day With You Girl” and “What Am I Crying For”, solidifying The Classics IV as genuine music legends! Through the years the group compiled a total of 16 Billboard Chart Hits! Dennis and The Classics IV continued recording and touring throughout the next several years to enthusiastic fans worldwide, eventually relocating in Nashville, Tennessee in 1993, where Dennis added record producing to his many accomplishments. In 2006, Dennis Yost suffered a near fatal injury in an accident at his home and spent several months in a coma. Though he had improved greatly over the two year period since his accident, sadly, Dennis Yost passed away on December 7, 2008. Dennis may be gone but not forgotten as The Classics IV, his group, his life’s work, moves forward at his request and in his honor! Keeping the legendary Classics IV alive is Classics IV member for several years, Tom Garrett. Dennis Yost hand picked Garrett to replace him and granted him exclusive world-wide rights to The Classics IV, for all aspects of performing and recording. Garrett and Classic IV bandmates, Kevin Lloyd-Bass, Tim Ridgeway-Drums, Joe Sadler-Guitar, Jim Yoder-Keyboards, and Garard Montague-Sax/Flute, is carrying on the tradition and keeping those wonderful Classics IV hit songs alive, just as Dennis requested! In addition, their audiences are entertained with their good humor, captivating personalities and incredible stage presence! The Classics IV® is the registered trademark of Dennis & Linda Yost Keeping the legendary Classics IV alive is Classics IV member for several years, Tom Garrett. Dennis Yost hand picked Garrett to replace him and granted him exclusive world-wide rights to The Classics IV, for all aspects of performing and recording. Visit The Classics IV “Spooky” “Stormy” Dennis Yost Tom Garrett WikiPedia Bobby G Rice Robert Gene Rice (born in Boscobel, Wisconsin) is an American country music singer-songwriter, known professionally as Bobby G. Rice. Between 1970 and 1988, Rice released nine albums and charted thirty songs on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. His biggest hit, “You Lay So Easy On My Mind,” went all the way to number 1 in 1973. From the heartland of America, Bobby G. Rice first burst forth onto the music scene with a 1970 revival of the popular Jimmy Gilmore pop classic “Sugar Shack” and then Bruce Channel’s “Hey Baby”. Born into a musical family with its own radio show, Bobby began performing publicly at an early age. Later he decided to test his wings as a solo artist in his native Wisconsin. He succeeded, however, beyond expectations: scoring nationally. As a stylist, he proved especially adept in adding country flavor to spicy standards like “Lover Please”, “Mountain of Love” and “Suspicion” When “You Lay so Easy On My Mind” was introduced in late 1972, and was a hit for Bobby as well as several others. “You Lay so Easy On My Mind” went on to be his first number one national chart record and was later recorded by such artists as Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn, Roy Orbison, Pat Boone, Andy Williams, David Houston, Jerry Springer and others. Proving he was no “one-hit wonder”, he scored the next spring with another Top 10 tune “You Give Me You”. He is that rare breed who shows us that, talent will win, by recording his initial hits on independent labels. With his career in high gear, he followed through with more Top 10 singles, among them, “Write Me A Letter” and “Freda Comes Freda Goes”. Country classics he has breathed new life into include, “Pick Me Up On Your Way Down”, “My Special Angel” and “Oh Baby Mine”. Bobby G. Rice was the first major artist to record a song written by Teddy Gentry of “Alabama”. The song was “I May Never Be Your Lover (But I‘ll Always Be Your Friend)”. Despite such accomplishments, he has always been among the first to volunteer his talents for a benefit or worthy cause. He remains the same, Bobby G. Rice, one step beyond ordinary entertainment.

        Rock
Datum: 2013-12-07
Label:

TEAR THEM DOWN
Bomb City
Tear Them Down från Göteborg spelar punkrock rätt från hjärtat. De är inspirerade av tre generationers punk från hela världen och snart släpper de äntligen sitt eget debutalbum "Their Fault, Our Problem" i sann DIY-anda. Just nu finns en singel från kommande plattan ute: Bomb City - En låt som skildrar bombningen av London under andra världskriget, men som även idag tyvärr är en verklighet för många.

        Rock
Datum: 2013-11-22
Label: Plunk Records

NATIONWIDEKINGS
Into your heart
NationWideKings CD med fyra låtar är släppt. - Nyligen började vi att spela in vår singel, men vi kunde inte bestämma oss vilken låt vi skulle välja. Vi var fyra personer i studion, Elias vår medproducent, Kunstbergs, Forsman och Vasanoja. Alla hade sin egen favorit. Vi valde alla fyra låtarna, berättar Forsman. Därför blev det fyra låtar på CDn istället för en singel. Den låten vi tänkte som första låt, glömde vi bort av bara farten. När vi spelat in de här fyra låtarna, bestämde vi att ta med den bortglömda låten till nästa gång. NationWideKings består av Kunstbergs, Forsman och Vasanoja. Medlemmarna härstammar från Zaint Rock som var ett av sveriges mytomspunna band i början av 1980-talet. Medlemmarna i Zaint Rock har festat och jammat med Phil Lynott. De som var med på den tiden får något längtansfullt i blicken när de talar om bandets spelningar och coola attityd. Andra vittnar om att det var Zaint Rock som fick dem att bilda band. Zaint Rock släppte aldrig någon skiva men spelade för flera tusen människor under en kaotisk tid. - Vi spelar den musik vi tycker är kul och som vi tycker låter bra. NationWideKings Kunstbergs: Musikalisk motor, sång, gitarr, elfiol och andra instrument Forsman: Bas Vasanoja: Trummor

        Rock
Datum: 2013-11-21
Label:
www.nationwidekings.com

BODINROCKER
Long way round
Rykande färsk rocksingel från Bodinrocker. "Long way round" är ett smakprov från kommande albumet "Rock it the right way". Bodinrocker debuterade 2006 med "Hall of flames" men då under namnet Anders Bodin. 2010 kom uppföljaren "Mysterious Man" utgiven under smeknamnet Bodinrocker. Våren 2014 är det så dags för det tredje albumet "Rock it the right way". Producenten och svågern Lars Ekberg och trumslagaren Klas Anderhell är gamla medarbetare från de första albumen. Klas har tidigare spelat med Williams, Jerusalem, Rickfors m fl. andra kända band och artister. Nykomlingen Stefan Deland är, liksom Klas, välrenommerad och båda spelar idag i Sven-Ingvars. Till skillnad från de tidigare produktionerna har Bodinrocker inte skrivit texterna helt själv utan tagit hjälp av vännen och vissångaren Mårten Lärka men framförallt av holländaren Jan Leentjes. Jan var ett troget fan som under tillkomsten av "Roch it the right way" kommit att bli en viktig medarbetare i den kreativa processen. Det hela började med att Jan skrev en text och skickade till Anders som satte musik till. Resultatet blev låten "Long way round". Singelspåret är ett exempel på det nya samarbetet med osmisskännligt "Bodinskt", dvs en "catchig" klassisk poppig rocklåt man lätt får "på hjärnan"

        Rock
Datum: 2013-11-05
Label:
www.bodinrocker.se

THE 45s
Devil of a woman / It ain´t over
Formed in 2011 at Nelson Thomlinson school near Carlisle by new boy Tom Hamilton who was desperate to play in a proper R&B band, the 45s spent time late night gigs in pubs and clubs around the North. A major break was supporting Wilko Johnson on his farewell tour in March of this year. Wilko has become a mentor and fan, describing the 45s as “my favourite band”. Winning a place at the Great British R&B festival in Colne in August, the 45s shared the stage with Wilko who joined them to play Roxette and presented one of his trademark black and red Telecasters to guitarist Tom. The band have recently been given coverage in NME magazine who recently raved about them.

        Rock
Datum: 2013-11-03
Label:
www.the45scarlisle.com/

TOP CATS
Det kan väl inte jag rå för
Från TV programmet "Alla Tiders Hits"

        Rock
Datum: 2013-10-21
Label: Warner Music Sweden
www.topcats.se

NISSE HELLBERG
Slit och Släng
Från TV programmet "Alla Tiders Hits"

        Rock
Datum: 2013-10-14
Label: Warner Music Sweden

THE LENNEROCKERS
Try hard, Dig deep, Break through
In 2014 The Lennerockers celebrates their 30th Anniversary as a band. In order to get the party really rollin' they've recording 14 songs and put the out on an album. "Try Hard, Dig Deep, Break Through" is the first single release from "Rustin' and Rollin'". The song is written by the band member Stefan Koch and he says about the song: "With the song "Try Hard, Dig Deep, Breakthrough" the feeling is expressed, that it is worthwhile to believe in his dreams and to fight for it. Who only dreams, but is not ready to get everything to achieve his goals and times will never wake up and will only keep dreaming. Who only drill at the thinnest point in the board will never experience the satisfaction to break through. In my personal life, this was always the guiding principle. This does not mean you should only live for work, but as a smart man once said: "Freedom is not for free".

        Rock
Datum: 2013-10-11
Label: AGR Television Records

CHICAGO BLUES ALL-STARS
Red, Hot & Blue
Chicago BLUES ALL-STARS are a musical revue that features some of the most talented, entertaining and legendary artists on the scene today. Together they have created a singular sound that is uniquely eclectic, while drawing on all styles of Americana for inspiration. “KILLER” RAY ALLISON & CHICAGO SLIM, whose musical stylings reflect their lifelong commitment as blues disciples, lead CBAS. The talent of these performers is only matched by those legendary artists that CBAS has shared the stage & recorded with domestically and internationally. Chicago Blues All-Stars have worked alongside legendary artists such as: Jeff Beck, Chuck Berry, Eric Clapton, Albert Collins, James Cotton, Bo Diddley, Willie Dixon, Buddy Guy, John Lee Hooker, Albert King, B.B. King, Gary Moore, Ohio Players, Rolling Stones, Otis Rush, Hubert Sumlin, Koko Taylor, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Muddy Waters, Junior Wells and Johnny Winter.

        Rock
Datum: 2013-09-28
Label: Azure Music
bluesallstars.com/

HUMBLE PIE
Rockin´ the Fillmore - The Complete Recordings
All 4 Shows, unedited, as-they-happened live from the Fillmore East, New York—May 1971. Mixed and mastered from the original multi-tracks under the supervision of Peter Frampton and Jerry Shirley. 4 Hours of Music on 4 CDs! One of the world’s greatest live albums is now four times greater! When Steve Marriott left the Small Faces (Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Class of 2012) to launch a new band in 1968, expectations were high. Marriott teamed with 18-year-old guitarist Peter Frampton, already a U.K. star through his work with The Herd, along with bassist Greg Ridley from Spooky Tooth, and 17-year-old drummer Jerry Shirley, who Steve Marriott had used as a session player for Andrew Loog Oldham’s Immediate Record Label. Humble Pie recorded four albums and several singles before achieving its U.S. breakthrough with their 1971 the double-live set Performance: Rockin’ The Fillmore. Drawn from four shows played over two consecutive nights at Bill Graham’s legendary Fillmore East, Performance captured a red-hot band firing on all cylinders, distilling the crowd-pleasing heavy blues-rock style that had come to dominate the Brit foursome’s repertoire, and which would help to lay the foundation for the sound that would soon become known as heavy metal. Performance caught on in a big way with American listeners, hitting #21 on the U.S. album chart and becoming the Pie’s first Gold album. Now, for the first time, Omnivore Recordings has gathered all four shows from Humble Pie’s historic Fillmore East stand in this lovingly packaged four-CD box set. No editing or resequencing—just the four sets as they were played on May 28 and 29, 1971. The seven tracks that comprised the original album are joined here by 15 previously unissued performances—including the never-before-heard complete first set from May 28! You may not need no doctor, but you do need Humble Pie’s

        Rock
Datum: 2013-09-01
Label: Omnivore Recordings

JUNKSTARS
French Hot Dog
If you like the Rolling Stones, the Ramones and the Beatles but still are young at heart in the ever so hysterical 21st century - you will love Junkstars, a Swedish punk/rock band with loads of attitude, energy and joy to play!

        Rock
Datum: 2013-08-24
Label:

MERRY CLAYTON & iREEDMAN
Don´t burn the bridge
Merry Clayton is the daughter of a Baptist Reverend and naturally grew up in a strict gospel environment. She was named Merry by her parents because she was born on Christmas day. Merry has recorded with many diverse artists including Elvis Presley, Ray Charles (becoming one of the Raelets) and the Rolling Stones. In 1963 she recorded a duet with pop star Bobby Darin called ‘You’re The Reason I’m Living’ which led to her solo debut that same year with ‘The Doorbell Rings’ before recording the original version of ‘It’s In His Kiss’, for Capitol Records a song later popularized by Betty Everett and Cher. Clayton went on to record further singles for Capitol before beginning a successful career as a session singer. She appeared on several of Joe Cocker releases, but is best known for her impassioned appearance on the Rolling Stones’ ‘Gimmie Shelter’. Her first solo album of the same name followed in 1970 when signed with A&M’s subsidiary label Ode Records where she recorded three outstanding albums and numerous singles under the guidance of legendary producer Lou Adler. While at Ode she enjoyed several R&B hits including ‘After All This Time’ (1971) and ‘Oh No Not My Baby’ (1973) for which she received a Grammy nomination. All three of these albums have been recently reissued on CD in Japan and Germany. She appeared around this same time in the rock opera ‘Tommy’ as the original Acid Queen along side rock legends the Who and the London Symphony Orchestra. One of her finest releases came in 1980 with the release of her album ‘Emotion’ which she recorded for MCA Records. For this project she worked with producer Steve Tyrell and took Joe Sample’s ‘Melodies Of Love’ instrumental and turned it into a tour-e-force with new lyrics penned by Will Jennings of The Crusaders, entitled ‘When The World Turns Blue.’ ‘Emotion’ is currently available on CD on Hip-O-Select Records. Her hit song ‘Yes’, from the Dirty Dancing soundtrack, reached the US Top 45 in 1988. Clayton has also pursued an acting career with roles in the films ‘Blame It On The Night’, ‘Maid To Order’ and television’s ‘Cagney and Lacey’. In 1994, she returned to recording, releasing a gospel CD entitled ‘Miracles’ for the CGI label. Her dear friends Ashford & Simpson especially penned one of the outstanding tracks called ‘There’s No Time To Waste.’ She also performed in the cabaret-style show ‘20th Century Pop’ with rock icons Darlene Love and Marianne Faithfull at New York’s Rainbow Room in 1996. Other artists that have utilized Merry’s vocal attributes are Bob Dylan, Tina Turner, Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Carole King, Neil Young, Diana Ross, Tom Jones, Etta James, Art Grafunkel, Tori Amos, Quincy Jones, Leon Russell, Roy Ayers, Harvey Mason, Tom Scott, the Blackbyrds and Bobby Womack. Merry continues to tour and is just returning from doing some concert dates in England where she has a very loyal following. She will also be featured in newly released documentary about background singers in the music industry, "20 Feet From Stardom." JOEL C. PESKIN: Joel C. Peskin aka iReedMan, started playing the clarinet at the age of nine in Brooklyn. After graduating from the High School Of Performing Arts, which was made famous in the movie and television series, “Fame”, Joel studied saxophone with legendary woodwind teacher, Joseph Allard, from the Juilliard School of Music. Joel also studied with saxophonist Frank Strozier and was a protégé and close friend of jazz saxophonist Rahsaan Roland Kirk. In 1968, Joel landed a gig touring with the Beach Boys which lasted until 1972. On his first tour, Joel was recruited by Beach Boys sidemen Mike Kowalski (Drummer) and Ed Carter (Guitarist) to join their band, “The New Nadir”. The band was under contract with record producer Joe Boyd and it was at this time Joel moved to Hollywood and began his collaboration with Mike and Ed. In the early 1980’s, Joel was heavily involved in the LA studio scene. It was Joel’s torrid alto sax on the theme song for Entertainment Tonight which had everyone clamoring for his searing, soulful style. Joel did hundreds of TV film, motion pictures and recording sessions. He hooked up with legendary female singer, Merry Clayton, of Rolling Stones’ “Gimme Shelter” fame and together they created some high-powered dance and R&B recordings that, years later, would bring them together again. Torn between being a studio musician and a performance recording artist, Joel once again turned to his old friend, Mike Kowalski, and formed a duo called The Backsters. Together they produced a demo covering a 1957 Mercury hit by tenor saxophonist Red Prysock entitled “Hand Clappin’”. A&M President and Founder, Herb Alpert, heard the demo and immediately signed The Backsters to a record deal and their video for “Hand Clappin’” went into heavy rotation on MTV. Joel continued working as one of the top studio musicians in Los Angeles landing tour deals with some of the world’s biggest artists, including Barbra Streisand in 1994 on her “Timeless” tour in Las Vegas and on the West Coast; again in 2000, on her “Millenium” tour in Las Vegas and Australia; and in 2000 and 2001, with the Beach Boys on their United States tour. He also played the famous alto sax solo on the Beach Boys’ monster hit, “Kokomo”. From 2002-2004, Joel played in the band for the hit show, “American Idol”. Soon after, he became a member of the Harold Wheeler Band and, after sixteen seasons, remains one of the original members of the Band on ABC’s hit show “Dancing With The Stars”. Today, Joel has just finished a Brand New EP & CD, entitled “Don’t Burn The Bridge”, recording under the name “iReedman”. His CD features Diva Vocalist Merry Clayton and hip hop artist, Jack Jr. with tracks that are high energy and very exciting, they just kick ****! The CD has just been released on iTunes, and Features a New ReMake of the Rolling Stones Mega Hit Classic Song “Gimme Shelter” It has a dance R&B flavor and really shows How Incredible the Vocal’s of Merry Clayton are and add Joel’s powerful tenor sax and you have a Hot record! Merry Clayton is currently Promoting her Hit Movie “20 Feet From Stardom” and is getting rave reviews from fans all over the world. Merry Clayton & iReedMan really have great chemistry together.

        Rock
Datum: 2013-08-18
Label: iReed Records
ireedman.com

WANDA JACKSON
The Best of the Classic Capitol Singles
Career-Defining Tracks from the Queen of Rockabilly, 29 A & B Sides from the Original Mono 45 Masters! Idolized by three generations of rockers, from Las Vegas to Stockholm, Wanda Jackson, the “Queen of Rockabilly,” has never worn her crown as to the attitude born. Debuting on country radio when she was still too young to drive, she would enter middle-age singing joyfully for the Lord. But in between, she would meet Elvis Presley and record her legendary Capitol singles, some of them fueled by rock ’n’ roll nitroglycerin. Yet, to hear this selection now is to also marvel at how wildly Wanda veered from style to style, as if the gorgeous, spaghetti-strapped Oklahoma rockabilly cared no more for the confines of genre than she did for a respectable neckline. For every A-side rave-up like “Mean Mean Man” or “Fujiyama Mama,” she offers a B-side weeper like “(Every Time They Play) Our Song” or the hillbilly tragedy of “No Wedding Bells For Joe.” In one giddy jukebox pairing, her “Little Charm Bracelet” flips to a distaff remake of The Robins’ “Riot In Cell Block Number Nine.” Punch side A, you hear “Little charm bracelet, means so much to me.” Punch side B, it’s “Pass the dynamite, Molly, ’cause, man, this fuse is lit!” She tore through songs that Elvis sang, The Cadillacs sang, Betty Hutton sang. She drew from jazz greats, R&B legends, and writers revered in the Nashville song factories. But none gave her better Wanda Jackson songs than Wanda herself, her pen opening the microphone range from “Cool Love” to “Right Or Wrong.” Were it not for the riot of her rock ’n’ roll, she might be revered as a wayward princess, if not the queen, of sawdust-soaking honky-tonk. It’s all there in her Capitol debut, “I Gotta Know,” the stop-and-go-go-go three minutes of dance-floor fun that kicks off this collection. Upon its release in 1956, Capitol’s own ad men scratched their heads, then gamely pitched the record as a “jumping rock-’n’-waltz novelty.”

        Rock
Datum: 2013-08-18
Label: Omnivore Recordings

JUNKSTARS
First time I heard the clash
If you like the Rolling Stones, the Ramones and the Beatles but are young in the ever so hysterical 21st century you will love Junkstars, a Swedish punk/rock band with loads of attitude, energy and joy to play! This is the first single from the upcoming album "French Hot Dog", due in September.

        Rock
Datum: 2013-08-10
Label: Despotz Records

ANDERS KARLSTEDT
Someone
Text & musik: Anders Karlstedt

        Rock
Datum: 2013-07-26
Label:
www.elvis4u2.se

ROADWORK
Jennifer Brown
När Jerry Williams gått i rockpension så väljer hans tidigare kompband att bjuda upp till en sprakande sommarturné genom Sverige i sann rock n roll anda. Under 70- och 80-talet var Roadwork bandet bakom Jerry Williams, idag står bandet på egna ben och ser fram emot den stundande turnén. För publiken som vill lyssna till entusiastisk och välspelad rock kommer valet att vara självklart under 2013, det bjuds på sann osvensk rock n roll och ett väl sammansvetsat band som bjuder upp till kvällar att minnas. Under sommarens turné kommer vi få lyssna till deras tidigare verk, samt framför allt låtar från nya CD´n “Round Two” på bolaget Ball & Chain Records, distrubition Border Music. Bandmedlemmarna har tidigare återfunnits med bland andra Pugh Rogefeldt, Boppers och Mickey Jupp. Årets line-up består av Dougie Lawton på sång och gitarr, Peder Sundahl återser vi på trummor, Ingmar Rogefeldt på sång och gitarr, och Kaj ”Vargen” Söderström på bas, piano och sång.

        Rock
Datum: 2013-07-17
Label:

RAYBURN ANTHONY & CARL MANN
Cruisin´ around
Song was written when we were all in UK...from cd "Cruising" with Carl Mann and Rayburn Anthony. En alldeles ny Kanon-CD med RnROLL låtar. Backas av det svenska bandet Peak Volt Brothers. Inspelad 2013 i Jackson Studios, Tennessee + Arvika

        Rock
Datum: 2013-07-07
Label: JL Records

TOP CATS
Fortune teller
När Top Cats släppte sitt andra album ”Smashing to the ground” i slutet av februari gick det rakt in på den svenska albumlistans förstaplats. Sedan dess har bandet turnérat flitigt och lockat storpublik överallt. Nuförtiden har raggare och motorintresserad ungdom fått sällskap unga skrikande tjejer på konserterna. En stor publikfavorit har under våren varit ”Fortune teller” vi nu släpper som singel.

        Rock
Datum: 2013-06-10
Label: Mariann
www.topcats.se

THE PLAYTONES
In the mood


        Rock
Datum: 2013-06-10
Label: Atenzia Records

TOPPER
Dårar
Topper släpper för första gången en låt på modersmålet Svenska: Dårar ! Dårar är en låt om då den Svenska oskulden dog...När Sverige vaknade upp en morgon och insåg att världen utanför har kommit ikapp... Låten är inspelad av Rockis och mixad av SANK (Thåström, Clawfinger, Killing Joke , Paradise Lost m.m). Topper spelar just nu in sitt tredje album, med Rockis (Thåström m.m) som släpps 23 oktober.

        Rock
Datum: 2013-06-10
Label: Sound Pollution Distribution

STATUS QUO
Bula Bula Quo
More than “just” a new studio album by British rock icons Status Quo! One CD with Quo’s new album and a second disc with all their hits as heard on the first spy-comedy movie starring the band. Experience classic rock artists Status Quo as you’ve never encountered them before. On June 7th 2013, the band will release their new double album, “Bula Quo!”. The album has been inspired by their incredible adventures filming their first ever feature-film of the same title. The first disc features 9 brand new tracks, written as the soundtrack for the duo’s madcap escapades in the movie. Disc 2 contains exclusive reworked studio songs or live versions of 10 classic Quo hits, as well featured in the film (including an amazing Fijian-style rendition of ‘Living On An Island’). Both CDs show Quo rocking hard at their best, showing once again how the band is enjoying an exciting phase in their long and successful career, after the critical acclaim and the reward received by their loyal audience for the previous studio album “Quid Pro Quo” and the relative tour. The 90-minute action movie “Bula Quo!” features the band as themselves and stars Craig Fairbrass [‘Cliff Hanger’, ‘Rise Of The Footsoldier’, ‘Eastenders’] and Laura Aikman [‘Keith Lemon The Movie’, Freight’, ‘Surviving Picasso’] with Jon Lovitz [‘Saturday Night Live’, ‘Friends’, ‘The Wedding Singer’]. The film was directed by Stuart St. Paul, who has worked on projects ranging from Duran Duran’s seminal ‘Wild Boys’ video, to ‘Aliens’, ‘Batman’ and three “Bond” films. The movie will hit the stores and theaters soon after summer. Francis Rossi said, “Making the film in Fiji was a fantastic experience and we couldn’t help but be inspired by our surroundings. We had no plans to write and release a new studio album as well as filming our parts for the movie, it just happened.” Rick Parfitt added, “We hope that Quo fans will enjoy the film, which is certainly something new for the band, but we know they are going to love the music.” Status Quo are quite right, as the new material sounds inspired and fresh, it is one album not to be missed for all the people who will love the film, destined to become a cult for Quo fans (and not only). For everybody else… “Bula Quo!” will “simply” be one of their strongest releases ever! Status Quo will be playing at the Sweden Rock Festival on June 6th, one day before the release date of "Bula Quo".

        Rock
Datum: 2013-06-08
Label: Fourth Chord Records

THE ROCKATS
Rockin´ together
As founders of the modern Rockabilly scene, all "Cat" bands were inspired by the Rockats. Numerous appearances on network TV shows like Midnight Special, American Bandstand, Merv Griffin and a feature musical performance in the major motion picture "Where the Boys Are 84" , cemented the Rockats place in Rock N' Roll history. Having toured with the Clash, Kiss, Iggy Pop, David Bowie, Tina Turner, Thin Lizzy and the Pretenders along with impressive achievements like being photographed by Andy Warhol, interviewed by Deborah Harry and recording the RCA hit single "Make That Move" (an early MTV favorite) have combined to make the Rockats true rock icons. Now the rockets have reunited to record the impressive album "Rockin' Together", packed with 12 new original songs. "Rockin' Together" featuring the soulful vocals of Dibbs Preston, the innovative upright bass playing of Smutty Smith, the rebel rousing guitar work of Danny B. Harvey and Barry Ryan, and the solid backbeat of drummers Mike Osborne and Louis King. The album is recorded on warm analogue equipment that delivers a sound reminiscent of yesterday. And still more relevant today.

        Rock
Datum: 2013-06-06
Label: Lanark Records

HEADONS
Nej / Allting / Sjukhussäng
4 äldre arga män!

        Rock
Datum: 2013-05-27
Label:

THAT DRIVING BEAT
Fifteen minutes of Northern Soul
Den tio personer starka Stockholms-orkestern That Driving Beat släpper sin första EP, "Fifteen Minutes of Northern Soul", med fyra låtar från den engelska Northern Soul-scenen. Releasen sker på Underbara Bar, Östgötagatan 33, i Stockholm den 7 juni. Bandet går på scen c:a kl. 20.

Northern Soul handlar om ett passionerat intresse för lågbudgetutgåvor med soulmusik från i första hand 1960-talet andra hälft, och om en aldrig sinande nyfikenhet för de helt oetablerade band och artister som fick möjligheten att göra en eller ett par inspelningar, endast för att omgående falla i total glömska. Det handlar om illa pressade 45-varvare, blygsamma upplagor, helst på obskyra och ofta kortlivade så kallade ghettoetiketter från exempelvis Detroit, Chicago eller Phladelfia, vilkas kommersiellt misslyckade produktioner sällan fick mer än lokal spridning. Northern Soul utgör egentligen inte någon egen soulgenre, utan är snarare ett förhållningssätt, en kompass mot vad som är soulens mest genuina och innersta - oavsett inspelningskvalitet eller kommersiell gångbarhet. Brittiska Northern Soul-DJ:s och vinylsamlare har under senare år stått för en enorm kulturgärning på nätet när de, framförallt på YouTube, tillgängliggjort sina singlar med ratad, bortglömd och gravt underskattad soul. That Driving Beats stora drivkraft har kommit att bli att i nytolkad och nyinspelad form förmedla delar av denna moderna musikskatt som för de flesta är totalt okänd. Förutom typisk Northern Soul består reteroarten av låtar ur angränsande, lite anonyma genrer från samma tidsperiod, det vill säga sådant som ungefärligt kan betecknas som blue-eyed soul, garade fuzz och mod/freakbeat. Oavsett exakt genre, så är uptempo, skrammel och ett jäkla driving beat bandets främsta passion - och intention!

That Driving Beat är: Yvonne Hartmann (sång), Cecilia Naurén (kör), Mikael Klein (bas), Stefan Eklund Åkerberg (trummor), Mikael Ledin (gitarr), Niclas Abrahamsson (piano, orgel), Erik Regnström (tenorsax), Erik Gullstrand (altsax) och Henrik Brengesjö (trumpet, trombon). Gäster på skivan: Eric Alm (percussion) och Johan Sjölund (trumpet). Namnet på orkestern är lånat från titeln på en av musikern och producenten Willie Michells (1928-2010) helt suveräna kompositioner

        Rock
Datum: 2013-05-27
Label:
www.that-driving-beat.se

ASTA KASK
Handen på hjärtat
Under februari och mars har punklegenderna Asta Kask huserat i Studio Fredman i Göteborg och i slutet av maj kommer resultatet. Den nya fullängdaren Handen På Hjärtat släpps den 29 maj på bandets egna bolag Kloakens Alternativa Anti-Produktion och detta firas på Debaser Slussen den 1 juni, tillsammans med bl.a. Michael Alonzos Fas 3. Första singeln från Asta Kask, Världens Räddaste Land, släpptes den 6 maj. Det borde inte vara möjligt. Ett band från Töreboda, som bildades 1978, som splittrades 81, som återbildades samma år och som fram till 1986 hann släppa ett gäng EP-skivor, innan dom gjorde "Aldrig en LP" och splittrade bandet, i protest mot sig själva och punkrörelsens elitism. Som i samband med en återföreningsspelning 1992, dyrt och heligt lovade att dom aldrig skulle spela ihop igen…

Det borde inte vara möjligt, att samma band nu under 2000-talet har varit aktiva i 10 år, fortsätter att spela och sjunga på modersmålet, och avverka turnéer, inte bara i Skandinavien, utan också i övriga Europa, Japan, USA, och nu senast i Sydamerika... Och hur fan är det möjligt att dom fortsätter att vara vitala, hungriga, förbannade, och relevanta efter 35 år? Svaret är att dom är Asta Kask. Ett band som alltid skitit i vad alla andra tycker, i trender, och hur andra band låtit. Som skitit i att ett gammalt skivbolag patentregistrerade deras namn i utpressningssyfte. Som alltid skitit i om dom bryter sina egna löften, så länge som det känts rätt. Som skiter i om du tar illa vid dig av deras texter för att du är Sverigedemokrat. Vars motto är att: "man ska alltid ha råd att be vem som helst att dra åt helvete". Det enda som egentligen betyder något, är att dom är Asta Kask. En kackerlacka som vägrar att dö, och ni fortsätter att lyssna på dom - både du som precis upptäckt punken, och du som hörde Asta första gången på "Ny Våg". Asta Kask är: Micke Blomqvist- Sång och Gitarr, Bonni Pontén- Sång och Gitarr, Ernie Hörnell- Bas och Sång, Dadde Stark- Trummor och Sång

        Rock
Datum: 2013-05-22
Label: Kloakens Alternativa Anti-Produktion

THE REFRESHMENTS
Let it rock - The Chuck Berry Tribute
Har du glömt hur äkta rock'n'roll låter? ...Oroa dig inte, de pånyttfödda The Refreshments levererar nu det genuina soundet på sin kommande skiva! The Refreshments släpper “Let it rock - The Chuck Berry Tribute” den 29:e maj. Efter förra hyllade albumet ”Highways and Byways” åkte The Refreshments över till USA och klassiska Sun Studios (Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins m.fl.) för att spela in en Chuck Berry-tributeskiva, ett naturligt steg för ett band som alltid haft grunden i klassisk Rock n Roll. ”Vi har alla lyssnat på Chuck sedan 12 års ålder så det känns fantastiskt att få göra denna platta som en hyllning till hans musik” säger sångaren Joakim Arnell. Att göra en tributeskiva till Chuck Berry har varit en självklar dröm för hela bandet under alla år. Ända sedan The Refreshments startades 1989 har just Chuck Berry varit en idol och ledstjärna. Två egna alster finns med på plattan bl.a ”You can’t beat a Chuck Berry song”. Och även om titeln anspelar på det omöjliga, kommer The Refreshments mycket nära... Vi är vana att se 5 personer på scenen, men nu är det som en tightare, ösigare och ännu mer rock´n´roll-doftande kvartett The Refreshments ger sig ut på en en lång turné genom Sverige, Norge och Holland under sommaren och hösten. Få svenska band har en livslängd och historia som kan mäta sig med The Refreshments. - Över 3 500 konserter - mer än 500 000 sålda album- Tolv Guld- och två Platinaskivor- 1:a på försäljningslistan hela 4 gånger. Lägg till att de snart spenderat tjugofem år i studion, på vägarna och i replokalen.. Det är ingen överdrift att hävda att The Refreshments är ett av Sveriges största och mest populära rock n ´roll band. "Vi älskar musiken , det är det bästa vi vet! Det är lika roligt nu som i början, om inte rolignare nu till och med" säger sångaren Joakim Arnell glatt.

        Rock
Datum: 2013-05-18
Label: Ninetone Records
www.refreshments.nu

TOM JONES
Spirit in the room
Sir Tom Jones is on a roll. At 71 years of age he’s all set to deliver Spirit In The Room, his most eagerly anticipated album in a long time. With its predecessor, 2010’s Praise & Blame, the peerless British singer has achieved only the latest of many gravity-defying turnarounds in a career that is now into its sixth decade. On that remarkable record, Sir Tom deployed all his passion and versatility across a smoldering, gritty collection of vintage blues and gospel songs, which included compositions by the likes of John Lee Hooker, Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Bob Dylan. “I never expected Praise & Blame to be as accepted as it was,” the pop icon muses, with his familiar humility. “I just thought, ‘This is a real album, I’m baring my soul here, so hopefully a few people will like it and buy it.’ And they did. Such was the power in his performances, that Praise & Blame scaled to No. 2 in the UK charts – higher than you’d ever normally find a “roots” album, and higher than Jones himself had been this century. Indeed, only Dylan has outsold it with a new album at this stage in life and career. With every justification, Sir Tom felt that he was back on the right path again, getting back into the music he grew up with in Treforest, South Wales – the music that inspired him to sing in the first place. The album’s unforeseen mass popularity became even clearer as he and his band toured the songs around Europe’s festivals to a rapturous reception. So, once the dust had settled on that campaign, he called up Ethan Johns, his producer on Praise & Blame, who had subsequently been awarded a Brit for his work with Jones and Laura Marling, and talked about working together again. Rather than merely knocking out a sequel, they set about taking things further, going deeper-and-down into the essence of popular song. The result is Spirit In The Room, another landmark development in Sir Tom’s recorded legacy. * * * * * Spirit In The Room has a different kind of magic about it. Here, recorded in the intimate “wood room” at Real World Studios in Bath, and often with the most minimal accompaniment, Jones’ commitment and ability as a singer is tested to the max. Much as each of Johnny Cash’s American Recordings albums with Rick Rubin has its own feel and character, so this partnership is starting to shape up as equally exploratory, feeling its way from one session to the next. “The reason I like working with Ethan is, it’s a new day for him,” Jones reasons. “He doesn’t want anything like the stuff I’ve done before. So we were trying to find songs that dug deep, to get something out of me that I hadn’t had the chance to express yet. This time, we really got down to the nitty-gritty.” Ethan, whose father Glyn worked as an engineer/producer for all the big names in ’60s/’70s rock (The Who, Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, The Eagles) worked with Jones in sifting through hours of music, and together they whittled it down to a few dozen songs to try out. The idea of reconvening again in the studio at Real World, where they’d made Praise & Blame, was initially scuppered because Peter Gabriel’s staff were doing some work on the studio. They were working a few things out at another facility near London, but were struggling for the right vibe, when Real World called to say they could use their room after all. “It’s just a room,” says Tom, “just old brick, and old beams. There’s no sound booth—it’s just playing in a room, all facing each other. Once we got back in, everybody felt something happening—there was definitely a spirit in the room.” The band was as minimal as could be for a live-in-the-studio recording. Johns took up the guitars for every tune as well as a range of other eclectic instruments. They were joined by Richard Causon on piano and vintage keyboards, Ian Jennings and Sam Dixon on bass, and on drums, Stella Mozgawa from Californian all-girl combo Warpaint, who was drafted in after the last album’s stickman Jeremy Stacey, then touring with Noel Gallagher, spotted her on Later With Jools Holland. “The actual recording took two weeks,” Jones recalls, “and nine times out of ten the takes were between noon and seven in the evening. A lot of producers like to have everything in the track prepared, then have me just turn up and sing. With Ethan, everything happens on the day we actually record. We work out everything together on the spot, then record it live – each time from beginning to end, so the performances you hear are real performances. But in that process, sometime things don’t happen easily or just don’t happen at all, so you just move on. We’d play them through together, often a few different ways but it all had to sound absolutely right. Ethan would say, ‘Let me try that again, I can do better than that.’ Then he’d try it, and it was like, ‘No, that wasn’t better!’ Sometimes there’s a simplicity in the first time you try it. You just get ahold of a song, and you do it the way you feel it. Ethan listens. He’ll say, ‘I’m telling you, that first take, or the second one – you’re more real than you’ll ever be again. Don’t try and clean it up, because you lose the essence.’ I’ll say—a little skeptically— ‘Oh well, if you really think so...You need somebody you can trust, that’s why I like Ethan.” * * * * * Through these spontaneous methods, Johns indeed elicited some remarkable performances from Jones, revealing depths which perhaps have remained hidden during his tenure as a titan of British pop – until Praise & Blame. As on that album, there are stomping gospel/blues tunes like Vera Hall Ward’s “Traveling Shoes,” where Jones’ tenor stretches and resounds with all the force of a freight train thundering down the tracks. His reading of Odetta’s “Hit Or Miss” has a wonderfully breezy, down-home country vibe. Yet, there are also startlingly unusual moments like the opening reading of Leonard Cohen’s “Tower Of Song,” where the performance is all about restraint and nuance, reinforcing the subtlety in the lyric. Among the songwriters showcased this time are Paul Simon, Richard Thompson, and Tom Waits, whose “Bad As Me” (from last year’s album of the same name) Jones tackles with a maniacal cackle, which makes even its author seem straight-laced. “I’ve always been a lyrics man,” Jones confesses, adding with a chuckle: “Melody’s always handy, a good thing to see it through, but songs I relate to are always lyrically strong. These songs here now, they can relate to a lot of people, you don’t have to be in a certain profession or live a certain lifestyle in order for them to mean something to you. It’s some great stuff!” For Jones himself, the songs are laden with meaning. Where in “Tower Of Song,” Cohen originally sang about being “born with the gift of a golden voice,” he was having a wry joke at his own expense. In Jones’ hands, those words obviously have a more direct resonance, and later he alters the songwriter’s original image of being “tied… to the table” to “…the stage” – more pertinent for one of the most successful and in-demand live performers of the post-war era. The second track, meanwhile, finally solders a writer/singer partnership that almost became established way back in the late-’60s. As The Beatles approached their final manic days, Paul McCartney had been in a hurry to find a top singer to record “The Long & Winding Road,” and get it on the charts pronto. Jones was his first port of call, but he already a single of his own recorded, which would have delayed McCartney’s plans by a few weeks. Of course, the song ended up on Abbey Road instead. All these years later, Johns found him a recent Macca composition, “(I Want To) Go Home,” with which the singer feels a huge empathy at this point along his own long and winding road. “The message of it is,” he says, “I’ve done this, I’ve done that, it was great at the time. I was out there, tried to do it on my own – done this, had success with that, but now I wanna come home. So it can mean home literally, or home, to myself, rather than being out there trying to prove something.” He pauses, and concludes: “They’re all very meaningful songs to me.” * * * * * In his time between takes at Real World, Sir Tom Jones would wander the streets of the surrounding village, Box, in rural Wiltshire, which, he notes with a smile, “only has one main street with two pubs on it.” By coincidence, this village was home to his paternal grandmother before she married and moved to Wales. “My nana always spoke with a West Country accent,” he remembers. “I used to say to my granddad, ‘Why does she speak funny?’ And he’d say, ‘Because she’s from Box.’ To me, it seemed like it must be a little town in the middle of nowhere.” Wandering the village’s hilly little streets decades later, Jones couldn’t help but be reflective about his life. “Getting older, you think more spiritually,” he reflects. “I think children think these things too, but we lose all that once we get into our working lives.” Spirit In The Room is essentially his reconnection with that part of himself: the wondering, questing spirit, which routinely gets brushed aside in a life lived to the full. Throughout the album, there is a sense of Jones coming full circle. On songs like “Love & Blessings” and “Traveling Shoes,” you can hear the rattle-and-thrum of the late-’50s rock ‘n’ roll which electrified his childhood, layered with the specter of gospel and R&B which re-entered his narrative on Praise & Blame. The album will doubtless return Sir Tom to the upper echelons of the charts where his recording career began. Newly revitalized, this indefatigable force of nature has found time to record a 45rpm single with Jack White in Nashville. White, who operates in much the same momentary vein as Ethan, called Jones into his Third Man studios, and the two tracks, including a take on Howlin’ Wolf’s “Evil” segued with elements from The Doors’ “Wild Child,” were cut in one afternoon. “He likes to work live, with everyone there in the room, which certainly fits with what I’m doing. We were done in three hours!” Seemingly at the opposite extreme, Sir Tom has also been a huge hit on primetime UK TV, as a coach on BBC1’s The Voice. “When we did the album, and then they asked me if I would consider doing this show, I thought, ‘Well I hope the one doesn’t clash with the other. But I really think there is a connection, because when I listen to singers, I’m listening for individual voices – pure voices, that are not copying someone else, that inject something that’s real – something that comes from the soul.” Sir Tom smiles. “It’s not that far removed from what I’m doing.” It’s ultimately a mark of the man himself that he can span these seemingly conflicting worlds, while in each being totally himself. That he has also managed, at this exciting juncture, to deliver one of his finest and most profound albums is little short of miraculous. We, the listeners, can only marvel at the spirit in the room.

        Rock
Datum: 2013-05-09
Label: Rounder Records
tomjones.com/

ANDERS KARLSTEDT & MEMPHIS ROCKERS
Blue eyes and blond hair
Text & musik: Anders Karlstedt

        Rock
Datum: 2013-04-30
Label:
www.elvis4u2.se

JOE FOURNIER
Rants, Rockers and Ruination
Made between February and March 2013 at the 4 Track Portashack in beautiful not-so downtown Port Stanley, Ontario, Canada This album was recorded using a Tascam 246 cassette portastudio, circa 1985. You may encounter an audio glitch or bit of distortion here and there – go with it. Think of it as Auto-Detune. These songs were inspired by my adventures on the road these past 10 years, as well as from living among my roots rock weirdo pals in Calgary and the rabid splendour that is my new home, Port Stanley. Joe Fournier – acoustic, electric and cigar box guitar, bina shruti box, rubbermaid storage bin, harmonica, rice bag, pine floor, vocalizing Fred ’Ice Cream Man’ Heinz – blues harp on When The 45 Died, Raw Sugar Shed Thank You Steve for the Harmony Monterey, Julia for the whiskey, Lee for the kitchen. Mastered By Reuben Ghose at Mojito Mastering

        Rock
Datum: 2013-04-24
Label: Junkyard Dog Music
www.joefournier.com

STATUS QUO
Bula Bula Quo
The 2xCD set features 9 brand new tracks taken from the soundtrack of the forthcoming debut feature film “Bula Quo!” in addition to exclusively reworked or live versions of 10 classic Quo hits, also as featured in the film, including a Fijian-style rendition of “Living On An Island”. The first single from the album, entitled “Bula Bula Quo” also out 10th July was premiered on BBC Radio 2

        Rock
Datum: 2013-04-10
Label: Fourth Chord Records
www.statusquo.co.uk

FRIDA & THE COOLANTS
Fool Fool Fool
Frida & the Coolants presenterar sig med ett riktigt vitaminpiller nog så välbehövligt i dessa mörka tider. ”Fool Fool Fool” är en energiurladdning i gränslandet mellan pop, soul och rockabilly. En oemotståndlig melodi kombinerat med ett tillbakalutat men effektivt groove. ”Fool Fool Fool” är första singeln från Frida & the Coolants debutalbum ”Wild Hearted Diamond” som släpps i januari 2013. En debutplatta som paradoxalt nog även är en comeback. Inte bara en comeback utan en dubbel sådan om vi ska vara korrekta. Fridas fulla namn är Frida Snell, som hade en dunderhit med singeln ”Lucky Day” 2001. Året därpå kom kritikerrosade albumet ”Black Trillium” och därefter försvann hon spårlöst från musikbranschen. Återvände till sitt normala liv i Norrbotten helt enkelt. Den andra ”comebacken” är kanske inte lika dramatiskt, men många undrar vad som händer med Willy Clay Band*. Ett delsvar får vi nu. Björn Pettersson och Reine Tuoremaa från Willy Clay är båda med i the Coolants. Björn som producent, låtskrivare och musiker och Reine som sångare, låtskrivare och musiker. Frida & the Coolants har skrivit låtar och spelat live på hemmaplan i ett par år men nu är de redo att presentera sig för en bredare publik. Och första smakprovet är alltså ”Fool Fool Fool”! *Willy Clay Band är inte nerlagt, men bandet vilar medan alla medlemmarna ägnar sig åt andra projekt, Vilka dessa är (förutom Frida & the Coolants) kommer att visa sig under våren.

        Rock
Datum: 2013-04-10
Label:

THE BRYMERS
The Love From Our Soul
"The Love From Our Soul" is a new release from The Brymers (March, 2013) that can be described as The Kinks meeting the The Byrds." The tracks reflect The Brymers’ the hard driving sounds of a fuzz guitar along with a wailing harp and sax. All songs contain that great 60's flavored sound that makes you want to get up and dance. After an introduction by The Iceman (What I'd Say), The Brymers hit you with a new re-mixed and re-mastered version of their 1966 classic of "Sacrifice." Next, you will be blown away with the title track "The Love From Our Soul" (written by Kenny Sinner). It is the ultimate 60's sound with a great sax lead featuring Jerry Jada. "I Want To Tell You" has also been re-mastered and features The Brymers melodic harmonies. It is a sound where the Byrds meet The Hollies. Up next, Del-Fi recording artist Beverly Sawyer re-unites with The Brymers and delivers a great cover of "The Rose." The next track, "Sunshine" is a snappy, pop, toe tapping song that features the group's harmony and will remind you of the fun songs that came from 1960's group such as The Archies. "Do You Think You Love Me" is a great southern rocker that features a driving fuzz guitar, Jim Mellick's wailing harp, and Kenny Sinner's Hammond B3. "Cruzin for a Bruzin" is right out of the 1960's and describes how you felt in high school when some guy was moving in on your girl. "Our Music Just For You" is another track written by Kenny Sinner and has that 60's sound. If you listen closely, you will hear that the lyrics are composed of all the songs The Brymers have recorded over the last 40 years. "It's a Time of Change" and "Summer of Love" will take you back to the late 1960's and remind you of the protest years and the infamous 1967 Summer of Love in San Francisco. The remaining songs were written and composed by The Brymers over the last 12 months and have that great retro feel that will remind you of the days when rock-n-roll music was king, having a beautiful girl a must, and a driving a "55" Chevy was all that mattered. If you are a lover of 60's rock, "The Love From Our Soul" is a must. The album contains a lot of music and it is The Brymers at their best. It is The Brymers sound of “Yesterday” blended with their new sounds of “Today.” A very special thanks to Lindsey Akino (vocals), Steve Brown (vocals, keyboards), Jerry Jada (sax), and former Del-Fi recording artist Beverly Sawyer (vocals) for performing with The Brymers on this album.

        Rock
Datum: 2013-04-02
Label:

TOP CATS
Romeo
För 18 månader sedan var Top Cats fortfarande en lokal angelägenhet hemma i Torsby. Inte helt okända för traktens raggare och rockabilly-entusiaster, men heller inga kungar. Sedan dess har det hänt en hel del. Debutalbumet ”Heartache” blev efter stenhårt jobb och flitigt turnérande en stor succé som idag med råge passerat gränsen för guld. Framgångarna med plattan gav en plats i melodifestivalen och sen var lavinen igång. Top Cats slutade 6:a i finalen men när svenska folket röstade var det bara Loreen, Danny & Thorsten Flinck som fick fler röster. Bandet började spela in ”Smashing to the ground” i somras tillsammans med producenten Mårten Eriksson. Efter dryga 6 månader ligger den äntligen klar. Första singeln ”Romeo” är en riktig rökare som sätter sig efter en lyssning. Den är lika effektivt smittsam som vinterkräksjukan på ett dagis i november….men garanterat utan de obehagliga följder som en rejäl magtömning ofta medför. ”Romeo” har alla förutsättningar att bli en riktig publikfavorit och förfölja bandet fram till den dag de väljer att lägga ner.

        Rock
Datum: 2013-01-14
Label: Warner Music Sweden
www.topcats.se

SVEN ZETTERBERG
Milage
Sven blir bara bättre och bättre med åren och plattorna. Mileage är nästa steg i herr Zetterbergs karriär. Tillsammans med herrar Brickman, Finell, Cassemar och Dunker bjuds vi på blues och rock - på det sätt som bara Sven är mäktig! På inledande texmexiga Love can go wrong gästas bandet av ingen mindre än Augie Meyers! Detta är en platta som kort och gott är bra, sanslöst bra

        Rock
Datum: 2013-01-01
Label: Bordeline
www.svenzetterberg.com

THE REFRESHMENTS
Highways and byways
The Refreshments har sålt över en halv miljon skivor, fått tolv guld – och två platinaplattor och genomfört mer än 3400 spelningar! Albumet ”Highways & Byways”, som blir det elfte i ordningen (om man undantar tre julalbum och ett gäng live- och samlingsplattor) och det andra på raken med ”nye” gitarristen Jonas Göransson (jaja, vi vet att han kom med redan 2010, men Ron Wood var den nye gitarristen i Stones i minst 20 år). Jonas har gjort en redan vattentät laguppställning ännu tajtare: besättningen med Joakim Arnell (sång/bas), Micke Finell (sax/sång/gitarr), Mats Forsberg (trummor) och Johan ”J.B” Blohm (piano/sång) kan som bekant rulla igång ett grymt sväng även om de skulle spela ”Gubben Noak”. På ”Highways And Byways” rockar det hårdare än någonsin! Soundmässigt har bandet fått ett lyft i form av ljudteknikern Roberth Ekholm, som sedan något år sköter bandets liveljud. ”Roberth var en X-faktor som vi slängde in för att röra om lite och hetta till det hela lite i studion. Det blev precis som vi hoppades; lite tyngre, råare och tuffare”, menar Joakim. ”Highways And Byways” är helt enkelt The Refreshments när de är som bäst. Vilket betyder att det är svensk rock’n’roll när det är som bäst. Om det räcker.

        Rock
Datum: 2012-12-25
Label: Darrow
www.refreshments.nu

TRICKY DIX
Sägnenas Hus / Simply Rocks
Hej Här kommer ett par nya låtar från Tricky-Dix Falköpingsbandet som fortsätter att producera dansvänlig Rock ”Simply Rock`s” text : musik: Ronnie Häreskog ”Sägnernas Hus” text: Ronnie Häreskog, Musik: Ronnie Häre4skog/Micael Danielsson

        Rock
Datum: 2012-12-18
Label:

MAD DOGS featuring CHRIS AUXBER
Rad Gumbo
Skitig blues, sumpig rock och skrynklig Zydeco, mixad med lite hårt dragspelspump. Det är Mad Dogs. Det här är partymusik från Louisiana och trakterna kring Nw Orleans. Receptet är enkelt: ta blues, soul, country, cajun, rock´n´roll, rumba, two-step, polka och second line och släng det i grytan, tillsätt enradigt dragspel och tvättbräda, krydda rejält med humör och koka till gryningen. Chris Auxber är den som sjunger och spelar dragspel. Övriga medlemmar i bandet är Sverker Blomberg, Tom Martinsen, Patrik Norrman och Erik Palmqvist

        Rock
Datum: 2012-12-03
Label: Swamp Communication
www.maddogs.se

THE PLASTIC PALS
Between the devil and the deep blue sea
The Plastic Pals snurrade runt i europeisk garage- och americanapress när debutalbumet "Good Karma Café" släpptes för tre år sedan. Dessutom skrev Nöjesguidens Patrik Forshage att "den som kan föreställa sig Chris Spedding fronta Television förstår precis". Vi lutar oss alltså med sextio- och sjuttiotalets smutsiga heroin-disco med punk- och modsvibbar. Nya singeln är, liksom vårens framgångsrika "Leave it til tomorrow", producerad av Chris Cacavas, från kultförklarade brittiska bandet Green On Red, själva mästare i genren. Cacavas har under de senaste åren även spelat med Giant Sand och Calexico. Visst, det är lite skevt, det skaver lite, men det är samtidigt bitterljuvt gungande och när körerna kickar in i sista refrängen befinner vi oss mentalt någonstans mellan David Bowie, Lou Reed och en New York-källare 1977. Under våren 2013 kommer The Plastic Pals nya album och bandet har en östkustturné med start på Ding Dong Lounge i New York under planering. Tom Stevens från The Long Ryders har skrivit liner till albumutgåvan. Parallellt med singeln "Bewtween the devil and the Deep Blue Sea" kommer också en musikvideo släppas

        Rock
Datum: 2012-11-28
Label: Polythene Records
www.theplasticpals.se

BOURBON BOYS
Pour some bourbon on me
Nu drar det ihop sig. Det har snackats och ryktats om bandet i flera år och de två låtar från albumet som har skickats ut tidigare i år som en försmak har fått ett otroligt bra mottagande av både radio och fans. I slutet av januari 2013 så kommer fullängdsdebuten Shotguns, Trucks & Cattle från bandet Bourbon Boys, med en blandning av norrländskt vemod, spritminnen, rock n roll och country. Nu planeras en turné över norra Europa i vår med turnéstart på Debaser Stockholm 7 Februari. Här kommer nya singeln Pour Some Bourbon on Me som släpps idag. Den bör ge er alla något att värma er med nu när julen står för dörren. Liknande artister: Brad Paisley, Brian Setzer, Hank Williams, Jr., Josh Thompson

        Rock
Datum: 2012-11-24
Label: Despotz Records
www.bourbonboysofficial.com

RAMBLIN´ ROMEOS
Along the way
Från södra delen av norra delen av Sverige kommer ett rykande hett band. Deras musik är rock n´roll i hjärta, och outlaw-country i attityd. Det onda möter det goda.. "To live outside the law, you must be honest", som Bob Dylan en gång sjöng... Nu släpper The Ramblin´Romeos sitt efterlängtade, självbetitlade debutalbum.. "Ett band som bara blir bättre och bättre.. Jag tror detta är ett band som det kommer att talas om i hela landet" skriver Pecka Alzén i en recension. Så missa inte debutplattan "The Ramblin´Romeos, innehållande singeln "Along The Way och mycket, mycket mer!

        Rock
Datum: 2012-11-18
Label: Fortune Records

ATTENTAT
Sweet & Slade
Sweet eller Slade? En vanlig fråga på skolgården i 70-talets Sverige. När det är dags för den sista singeln av klassiska punkbandet Attentats serie med sex fantastiska singlar på sex månader är det en hyllning till två brittska glamrockband, Sweet & Slade. - Ja, men främst är det en hyllning till the seventeens, alla vi som var tonåringar på 70-talet. Samtidigt är det en jävligt personlig text om min resa från liten grabb på Midvintersgatan i Kortedala till den jag är idag. Jag fattar inte ens att det är sant, vi levde i ett helt annat universum på 60-talet. Ibland undrar jag om jag verkligen var med då, är det kanske bara något jag sett på svartvit film, säger sångare Mats Jönsson om tidsresan. Digitala singeln "Sweet & Slade" släpps som alla singlar i serien första onsdagen i månaden, det vill säga 7 november denna gång. Det är 2 minuter och 46 sekunder glampunk från punklegendarerna med ringande 12-strängsgitarrer, en refräng som sätter sig direkt i skallen och en av de bästa texterna Jönsson någonsin fått ur sig. -Jag tror att "Sweet & Slade" kommer att nå lyssnare som vi inte brukar nå. Bra driv från börjat till slut med oemotståndliga melodier och körer och en massa roliga ordkombinationer som folk tycker om att sjunga, säger gitarrist Kruse. Efter Attentats lyckade återföreningen på festivalen Peace & Love i Borlänge 2010, har bandet fortsatt att turnera, och nu det senaste även spelat in nytt material. Lördagen den 9 mars 2013 tar Attentat över Pustervi i Göteborg för att inviga sitt nya album "Fy fan". Det blir första gången punklegendarerna står på en scen i Göteborg sedan hösten 2010 då man fyllde Musikens Hus till sista ståplatsen med hoppande punkare. De tidigare singlarna i serien har snabbt rusat upp för nedladdningslistan för rock på Itunes. "Fy fan svenska man" nådde första platsen på rocklistan, "Gilla mej" fjärde plats och "Occupy Wall Street" låg tvåa som bäst, "Fattiga och rika" fixade en tredjeplats. Uppenbart är att fansen gillar de nya låtarna och de snurrar fint på Spotify och är på väg att slå ut gamla punkklassiker från förr på Attentats Spotify topplista. Just nu konkurrerar "Occupy Wall Street" och "Fy fan svenska man" med självaste "Ge fan i mej" om flest spelningar. På de livegigs punklegendarerna gjort i år har publiken tydligt visat att de varit bekanta med de nya låtarna. Även P4 har uppmärksammat singlarna och gett dem hyggligt med speltid. "Sweet & Slade" är producerad av Crippa och Attentat i Punk Rock Production Studios och mixad av Johan Forsman (Soundtrack Of Our Lives, Håkan Hellström m fl). Omslaget är som vanligt gjord av Håkan Sandsjö. Fotot är taget av Ammi Johansson.

        Rock
Datum: 2012-11-18
Label: Rykkman Records

BAD RELIGION
Fuck you
Preeminent punk band Bad Religion will release their new album True North this January 21st on Epitaph Records. In a world still brimming with rampant anti-intellectualism, inequality and oppression, the band’s signature brand of sonically charged humanist dissent seems as relevant as ever. On their newest record, the storied band deliberately revisits and refines the powerful and melodic Southern California sound they helped to define. “We went back to our original mission statement of short concise bursts of melody and thought,” co-songwriter and guitarist Brett Gurewitz explains. “The intent was to record stripped down punk songs without sacrificing any conceptual density.” The album’s first single is a propulsive anthem succinctly called “F*ck You.” As the band’s singer and co-songwriter Greg Graffin explains, “If any band should have a song with that title it should be us. It just sounds like a perfect Bad Religion song.” Listen to the new Bad Religion single “Fuck You” by going to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xF0Mia7oYvA Produced by the band and Joe Barresi, True North celebrates the stirring power of cogent punk in the face of pain and adversity. The result is one of the band’s most emotionally accessible albums to date.

        Rock
Datum: 2012-11-08
Label: Epitah Records
www.badreligion.com/

THE ROLLING STONES
Doom and gloom
'Doom And Gloom' marks the first time that Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood have been in the studio together for seven years. The single was recorded in Paris and produced by longtime Rolling Stones producer Don Was, who has worked with the band on five previous albums (Voodoo Lounge/ Stripped/ Bridges To Babylon/ Licks Live/ A Bigger Bang), with the radio mix produced by Jeff Bhasker.

        Rock
Datum: 2012-10-28
Label: Virgin Records

DAVE EDWARDS BAND
Rock & Roll Fever
An EP of 6 new songs with the intimate sounds of Acoustic guitars, Stand Up Bass, Accordion & light drums that captures a house party feel starting on the front porch. Guest include Jimmy Bones (from Kid Rock's Twisted Brown Trucker Band) on keyboards, Mark Iannice (Jill Jack) on accordion and Larry LeBeck on Pedal Steel. Bob Monteleone produced and plays guitar through out. Who is Dave Edwards and why is that name so familiar? • Founding member, lead singer/songwriter for THE LOOK • THE LOOK recorded 4 albums - Dominating radio & video in the 80’s with “We’re Gonna Rock”, “You Can’t Sit Down”, “Baby, Do You Want Me To?”, “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood”, “Memories”, “Second Chance”, “Who Knows Me” and more. • Toured with John Mellencamp, Huey Lewis & The News, The Rockets, Cheap Trick, The Kinks, J Geils Band and many others. • Also fronted Tantrum & RH Factor during significant phases of Motor City Music History. • Mr. Edwards – fronting RH Factor performed for the Pope at Pontiac Stadium in September of 1987 Spotty record distribution, confusing management and recording deals killed the momentum and development of The Look’s career (come on! They sign with Fantasy Records in the early 90’s and the label refused to make videos). Alas the band members went their separate ways. Dave Edwards retained the name The Look and began performing with rotating sidemen performing the hits of the LOOK and peppered them with classic covers from The Rockets, Bob Seger & The Romantics (“bands you couldn’t see up close too often”) – as well as classics of Rod Stewart, Van Morrison, Bryan Adams, The Rolling Stones and lots of Motown. In 2004, Dave Edwards began a remarkable and noteworthy solo career recording TAKE ANOTHER LOOK with not only a musical contribution from famed Detroit musicians Johnny Bee Badanjek & Jim McCarty, but also Bee, a noted artist, painted and contributed the artwork for the cover. Dave’s unique arrangement of Tracy Chapman’s “GIVE ME ONE REASON” remains Dave’s biggest selling track on iTunes to this day! In 2007 – Dave released an EP entitled SECOND LOOK Volume 1 – a series he hopes to revisit from time to time. The first volume featured 3 newly recorded tracks – including a duet on The Boxtops’ Soul Deep with the great Shaun Murphy. Second Look Volume 1 closes with a live version of Paul Carracks “I Need You” recorded at Hart Plaza. In May of 2009, Dave released LONE SURVIVOR, his second full length CD. Lone Survivor is a hodge podge of classic rock, blues & country that fits together like a cold beer on a Friday night. A running them throughout the CD is survival – from the opening How Long? (with a Who’s Next feel), stopping off at a bluesy take on Carole King’s “It’s Too Late”, a whisky soaked version of Leonard Cohen’s “Aint No Cure For Love” and closes with the fireworks of “Can’t Keep A Good Man Down” that finds the lone survivor back on his horse and getting out of town…. Lone Survivor featured many special guests including Johnny “Bee” Badanjek, Jimmie “Bones” Trombly, Black Market alummi Bob Monteleone (who also produced the CD) & drummer Mitch Purdy (on Mandolin!) as well as Dave’s recent core band members. The original song “It’s Written All Over Your Face” was recorded at Harmonie Park Studios and mixed by Los Angeles engineer Tony Ugval who was also Grammy nominated in 2010 for Album of The Year with Lady GaGa. “It’s Written All Over Your Face” received 2 Detroit Music Awards nominations – including Outstanding Country performance.

        Rock
Datum: 2012-10-27
Label:
www.thelookde.net

JASON WHITED
Do I still love you
Jason Whited is proud to present his newly released Doo Wop Dreams CD Album. It’s the perfect gift any time of the year for those special baby boomers and the doo-wop lovers in your lives! Nothing says I love you quite like a song! If you’ve ever wished they’d make songs just like they used to, then this Doo Wop Album recorded by ECMA Top Charting Artist, JASON WHITED will make your Dreams come true. Fresh, new, all original songs reminiscent of the 50s & 60s musical era written by Steve Adamczyk, of Kamiah, Idaho and produced by Brad Miller at Ace Of Diamonds Studios in Murfreesboro, TN, USA. Songwriter Steve Adamczyk has proven he can, and does, make songs just like they used to!

        Rock
Datum: 2012-10-18
Label:
www.JasonWhited.com

ROSIE FLORES
Working Girl´s Guitar
There’s just something in the way boys and girls are wired differently that makes female lead guitar players a rarity. But when you find one, man, what a musical treat. Rosie Flores is rockabilly royalty. You can draw a direct line from Rose Maddox, to Wanda Jackson, to Rosie Flores, and she takes her role as the “Rockabilly Filly” seriously, helping to revitalize the careers of both Wanda and the “Female Elvis” Janis Martin when she invited them onto her smash 1995 release Rockabilly Filly. A Member of the Austin Music Hall of Fame, she was dubbed the “female Dwight Yoakam” when she emerged out of the new traditionalist scene in Southern California. But enough comparisons with the boys, Rosie is a world beater all her own, recently making headlines by raising money and posthumously releasing Janis Martin’s The Blanco Sessions, as well as creating and performing a multimedia presentation for Janis at the Rock n’ Roll Hall Of Fame. And as if Rosie wasn’t busy enough, here she is releasing her 11th full length album Working Girl’s Guitar through Bloodshot Records on October 16th. This raucous and rebellious collection of songs features Rosie for the first time handling all the solo guitar licks herself and writing some new original tunes along the way. Touching on rockabilly, surf, blues, and country, Rosie slays all comers and proves why she remains one of the most entertaining, energetic, and influential female guitar players around today.

        Rock
Datum: 2012-10-13
Label: Bloodshot Records

THE LEVON HELM BAND
Same thing
The Levon Helm Band have a new album coming out on Nov. 20th titled 'The Midnight Ramble Sessions, Vol. 3'. Enjoy this first song with the rest of the album available late November on AirPlay Direct.

        Rock
Datum: 2012-10-13
Label: Vanguard

LOUISE HOFFSTEN
An empty Valentine´s box
Louise Hoffsten släppte albumet Looking For Mr. God i våras, och visade med all önskvärd tydlighet att rock-Louise var tillbaka. Första singeln I’ll Get By hördes flitigt på P4, och hon gjorde dessutom ett mycket uppskattat radioprogram som först ut i P2:s och P4:s serie Min stora amerikanska sångbok. Nu är Louise högaktuell i TV4:s Körslaget där hon med sin Linköpings-kör både är bland de mest populära körerna och mest sedda klippen hittills. I samband med detta släpps nya singeln An Empty Valentine’s Box.

        Rock
Datum: 2012-10-08
Label: Metronome/Warner
www.hoffsten.com

THE DIRTY DENIMS
24/7/365
Check this out: THE DIRTY DENIMS. A fresh new rock 'n' roll band from the Netherlands, ready to take over the world with a fingerlicking good sound. These two young sexy rockchicks and two sweaty guys like to keep their sound easy and pumping. Inspired by bands like AC/DC, The Ramones, The Donnas and Blondie, they created a new style, called Happy Hardrock. Catchy, dirty and naughty. In the summer of 2010 Little Steven (Bruce Springsteen E Street band) picked a song from their first album to recommend it as soundtrack on national American television channel ESPN2. This song, RIDE TONIGHT, was broadcasted multiple times as background music during the NASCAR Races. Over the years The Dirty Denims have shared stages with Ringo Starr, Cheap Trick and Brian Setzer. Just a month ago they gigged at Lowlands, one of the most prominent festivals of Europe, together with Black Keys and Foo Fighters. Now The Dirty Denims bring you a new album, called WANNA BE FAMOUS. The national Dutch radio station 3FM marked the first single - 24/7/365 - as Serious Talent. The song length is just 1:34, which turns out to be perfect shot of power for DJ's to fill the final gap in the broadcast schedule! The Dirty Denims, ready to take over the world with their Happy Hardrock. Be the first one to spill a dirty stain of Happy Hardrock into your country! But make sure telling your car-driving listeners to watch out for speeding tickets, cause baby, they will be guilty as charged for headbanging! Cya!

        Rock
Datum: 2012-09-26
Label:

THE KINGBEES
Serenity
Bra betyg I tidningarna för THE KINGBEES ifrån Skövde. Bandet, som är ett utmanande alternavit till Refreshments, Fatboy och älskas av samma publik. FLÄSKIG mat & Potatis-rock av bästa märke med tuggande gitarrer, Jerry Lee-piano och superb sång. Nya singeln ”Serenity”, som följer upp P4 spelade ”Stepping Out n´Going” drar åt ett mer soul-fyllt håll. FET ROCK N ROLL i botten-Lets Cruise!!!

        Rock
Datum: 2012-09-25
Label: EMI

VARIOUS ARTISTS
Re-Machined: A tribute to Deep Purples Machine Head
Deep Purples “Machine Head” platta är ett av de mest älskade och inflytelserika hårdrockalbumen någonsin! Med låtar som ”Highway Star”, ”Space Trucking” och inte minst ”Smoke On The Water” så anses den vara en odödlig rockklassiker! För att fira 40-års jubileet av dess utgivning släpps nu denna tributeplatta, som fått titeln ”Re-Machined – A Tribute To Deep Purple’s Machine Head”. Vi får höra Iron Maiden tolka ”Space Truckin’”, Metallica har valt att ge sin version av ”When A Blind Man Cries” som aldrig kom med på ”Machine Head” albumet, men spelades in samtidigt, och släpptes som en B-sida. Andra som medverkar är Black Label Society, Joe Bonamassa, Chickenfoot, Carlos Santana och bandet Kings Of Chaos som består av Duff McKagan & Matt Sorum (ex Guns N’ Roses), Steve Stevens och Joe Eliott från Def Leppard! Albumet släpps på CD + LP den 24:e september!

        Rock
Datum: 2012-09-22
Label: Eagle Records

RIVAL SONS
Keep on swinging
"Keep On Swinging" heter första singeln från Rival Sons kommande album "Head Down". Inspelad tillsammans med producenterna Dave Cobb och Vance Powell (Jack White) i en studio i Nashville, USA. Rival Sons, inspirerade av Led Zeppelin, Muddy Waters och The Doors, men med en hel del individualitet.

        Rock
Datum: 2012-09-21
Label: Earache Records

WANDA JACKSON
Unfinished Business
Unfinished Business, the new album from legendary singer and “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame” inductee Wanda Jackson, will be released October 9 on Sugar Hill Records. This is Jackson’s 31st studio album and marks the producing debut of fellow renowned musician and songwriter Justin Townes Earle. Of working with Earle, Jackson comments, “From day one I really liked Justin’s idea to take me back to my roots and make a record of country, blues, and rockabilly songs. The band was extra tight and great to work with during the whole process. The record just sounds terrific and I’m hoping that my fans enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed making it.” Unfinished Business continues Jackson’s unparalleled five-and-a-half decades of influential and groundbreaking music making. Recorded in Nashville at House of David Studios in early 2012, the 10-song album features renditions of “California Stars” (Woody Guthrie, Jay Bennett, Jeff Tweedy), “Pushover” (Billy Davis and Tony Clarke), “It’s All Over Now” (Bobby Womack and Shirley Jean Womack) as well as a duet with Earle on “Am I Even A Memory” (Greg Garing). See reverse for complete track-listing. The new album follows Jackson’s 2011 Jack White-produced The Party Ain’t Over, which received both widespread critical and commercial acclaim. Of the record, NPR Music raved “At 73, she still exudes a youthful sound and spirit, and decorates her unique voice with an effortlessly deep and gravelly swoop at the most unexpected times,” while The New York Times noted Jackson “still sounds fantastic, and her gnarled, feisty vocals are a good fit with Mr. White’s scrappy production.” Moreover, the album found Jackson enjoying her first ever charting on the Billboard 200 chart, peaking at #58. Jack White declared “[Jackson is] influential to every modern female singer, whether they know about her or not. She broke down those walls in the beginning, when it was the hardest to do.” After performing to sold-out audiences across the country last year, including a 10-city tour supporting Adele, Jackson embarks on a series of performances this fall, including a special show at New York’s Highline Ballroom on October 12 (additional dates will be announced shortly). Critically praised for her recent live shows, The Los Angeles Times claims “…she’s still fired up with power and sass,” while the Minneapolis Star Tribune adds “Holy moly, what a powerhouse. This tiny woman in red fringe and jet black hair can still sing with the same power and pizazz of the girl a quarter her age. Her voice still shifts effortlessly from warbly to scratchy to clear as a bell, and still has that girly then sultry then girly then again sultry quality about it.” Widely known and respected as “The Queen of Rockabilly,” Jackson is credited with being the first woman to ever record a rock and roll song—“Let’s Have a Party” in 1958. In 2009, Jackson was inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame” and, in 2010, was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Americana Music Awards.

        Rock
Datum: 2012-09-16
Label: Sugar Hill Records

ATTENTAT
Dö som en hund
Nu är det inte på skoj längre. Inte en nostalgitripp med spelningar där de populäraste allsångslåtarna från förr spelas inför en påläst partypublik. Nu är Attentat tillbaka på riktigt. I en tid och i ett land där de verkligen behövs. Har du hört nya Attentat en gång så glömmer du det inte. "Dö som en hund" släpps på Itunes, Spotify, Amazon, Wimp och ytterligare 85 nätbutiker och streamingtjänster på nätet. De tidigare singlarna har snabbt rusat upp för nedladdningslistan för rock på Itunes. "Fy fan svenska man" nådde 1.a platsen på rocklistan, "Gilla mej" fjärde plats och "Occupy Wall Street" låg tvåa som bäst. "Occupy Wall Street" var dessutom uppe på 16:e plats på stora topplistan som omfattar alla musikstilar, allt från r´n´b och dans till pop och metal. På folkradions topplista har "Gilla mej" nu nått förstaplatsen och bland annat lämnat Basshunter bakom sig efter att under fem veckor klättrat högre och högre upp mot toppen. Det betyder många radiospelningar för Attentat på diverse närradiostationer runt om i landet. Folkradiolistan är ett sätta att lyfta fram svensk musik och ett samarbete mellan ett större antal närradiostationer i Sverige. -"Dö som en hund" var första låten vi gjorde när vi började skriva nytt material för ett år sedan. Det kanske hörs, vi är frustrerade efter att inte ha lirat på sju år. Det var också låten som fick flest röster när vi frågade de största fansen vilken låt som skulle vara första singeln av de 12 demolåtar vi gjort, säger sångare Jönsson. Attentat är ett klassiskt svenskt punkband. De var ett av de band som syntes och hördes mest i den första svenska punkvågen i slutet på 70-talet. De blev Göteborgs motsvarighet till huvudstadens KSMB och Ebba Grön. Efter den lyckade återföreningen på festivalen Peace & Love i Borlänge 2010, har bandet fortsatt att turnera, och nu det senaste även spelat in nytt material. Utan att överdriva kan man säga att Attentats seriesingelkampanj blivit lyckad. Fansen gillar de nya låtarna och de snurrar fint på Spotify och är på väg att slå ut gamla punkklassiker från förr på Attentats spotify topplista. På de livegigs poppunkarna gjort i sommar har publiken tydligt visat att de varit bekanta med de nya låtarna. Även P4 har uppmärksammat singlarna och gett dem hyggligt med speltid. "Dö som en hund" är producerad av Attentat och mixad av Crippa i Punkrock Production studios i Göteborg. Omslaget är som vanligt gjord av Håkan Sandsjö. Fotot är taget av Pontus Fagerstedt.

        Rock
Datum: 2012-09-09
Label:

THE BEACH BOYS
Isn´t it time
Efter att åter samlat alla originalmedlemmar i The Beach Boys kring låtskrivargeniet Brian Wilson, presterade man i år sitt bästa och första ”riktiga” studioalbum sedan 1985. ”Thats Why God Made The Radio” var en av deras bästa albumplacerade plattor i karriären i USA och en upskattad singel även på svensk radio. På spelningen i Göteborg i somras visade bandet en oväntad vitalitet och drog hela 47 HITS på 2 och en halv timma...(11 mer är Bruce Springsteen..*L*). Här kommer en helt ny mix på en av albumets bästa låtar som singel #2-”Isn´t It Time”.

        Rock
Datum: 2012-09-04
Label: EMI

DR JOHN E. BELL
Dating again
My name is Dr. John E. Bell and I am a new artist but with great soul and love for grown-folk styles of Soul Music. I am so thrilled that I can present this music to audiences all across Nashville and America that appreciate Soul music the way I do. I am a huge fan of the legends of Soul music like Al Green, Otis Redding, Solomon Burke and the entire Stax music Memphis sound. I hope to add to that great legacy of music one day. By profession, I am a Surgical Podiatrst and practice in Memphis, TN. I perform and write all my own music and have been performing all my adult life but I have only been recording professionally a year now. I completed my debut album last year and performed at the 103.5FM day in the park and on Beale street in concert. I went to London, England and Amsterdam, Holland on tour performing. I now want to expand my reach with radio. I thank you for helping me to acheive this goal.

        Rock
Datum: 2012-08-22
Label: Excelsior Aliquippa
www.drjohnebellbooksandmusic.com

JOHN WILDCAT
Snutjävel
Vi släpper singel: nr 2 med John Wildcat. Singeln heter: John Wildcat – Snutjävel (release: 12/9) Låten är hämtad från Johns kommande debutcd – Bilburen gangster (release: 26/9). Och här lite info om John Wildcat: John Wildcat är en ung rockabilly kille från Linköping. Soundet på hans låtar har en grund i 50-talets rockabilly med en touch av surf, spaghettiwestern, country, punk och swing. Det som gör honom specifik är att han sjunger alla låtarna på svenska. Efter Johns medverkan på cd succen - Raggen går har det haglat in förfrågningar på spelningar på sveriges motorgårdar och rockklubbar. I somras filmade TV in några klipp med John när han spelade på en camping i Sverige (kommer visas på TV3 under hösten.) Många säger att Johns musik låter som en blandning av Johnny Cash och Noice. Med andra ord det är svensksjungande rockabilly med attityd som får pälsen att stå!

        Rock
Datum: 2012-08-14
Label: Ägg Tapes & Records

HJÄRTATTACK
BB2 / Fas 3 / Moralpanik
I begynnelsen fanns (nästan)ingenting … bara lite kringströdda spillror av diverse havererade bandprojekt… På en släktmiddag i Brämhult år 2005 träffades Jonas Haglund och Nils-Edvin Troli. Nils-Edvin, som kvällen till ära var utklädd till vägarbetare pratade under middagen mycket initierat och passionerat om cymbaler(men bara av ett speciellt schweiziskt märke). ”Spelar du möjligtvis trummor också?” undrade Jonas. Nils-Edvin sköljde ner en tugga fasanstek med en klunk rött vin, torkade sig noggrant runt munnen med en servett, tittade storögt på Jonas och svarade med känslosamt vibrerande stämma: ”Ludwig!”. Nu fanns plötsligt både gitarrist och trummis. Det saknades någon som kunde trycka på rätt ställen vid rätt tillfällen, helst på en basgitarr. Jonas träffar ett halvår senare (i barnens sandlåda ute på gården) Tony Hall, en man vars hela uppenbarelse vittnar om ett förflutet i mer eller mindre obskyra Jönköpingskonstellationer. ”Spelade du möjligen bas i dessa orkestrar?” frågade Jonas och inväntade med spänd förväntan svaret. Svaret blev naturligtvis ”ja” och så fanns där plötsligt gitarrist, trummis och bassist! Nu påbörjades ett hektiskt repande… Under bandnamnet ”Små Chockrosa Män” slaktades gamla örhängen (allt mellan ”Sofia dansar Go- Go” till ”Ballroom Blitz”) med en sådan frenesi att låtarnas uppphovsmän än idag måste rotera som varsin dynamo i sina gravar, om det nu är där de befinner sig. Till slut körde orkestern fast i coverträsket, sadlade om, bytte namn till ”Hjärtattack” och började göra egna låtar. Och där står vi idag…dessutom har Bo Larsson Wraae tillkommit, hjälpt orkestern att få luft under vingarna, bidragit med både märg, blod och ben och råkar vara någon som dessutom faktiskt KAN spela på riktigt. Fantastiskt!

        Rock
Datum: 2012-08-12
Label:

CARL MANN
Carl Mann
One of the last discoveries on Sam Phillips' legendary Sun label, piano player Carl Mann was best known for his rockabilly reworking of the Nat "King" Cole pop standard "Mona Lisa." That million-selling hit positioned him as something of a softer, smoother Jerry Lee Lewis, possessed of a crooner's instincts and a velvety vibrato. Unfortunately, Mann was never able to land another hit on the level of "Mona Lisa," despite waxing a fair amount of high-quality rock & roll. Like many early rock vets, he eventually moved into country music when the rockabilly market dried up, but never successfully established himself in that arena, and gradually drifted out of music. The Sun Records veteran returned to the studio where it all began to record this new album which includes the Buddy Holly hit "Maybe Baby" and a remake of his own hit "Mona Lisa". A Rockabilly Collectors delight. Recorded at Jaxon Studio, Jackson, TN. and Studio 19, Nashville, TN.

        Rock
Datum: 2012-08-11
Label:

ATTENTAT
Occupy Wall Street
onsdag den 1 augusti släpptes Attentats tredje singel i år "Occupy Wall Street". Samma onsdag är det också dag 319 för Occupy Wall Street - rörelsen som startade i New York i höstas och sedan spred sig över världen. Occupy Wall Street är en organisation utan ledare och med människor av olika ålder, kön, etnisk bakgrund och politisk åsikt. Det gemensamma är att alla tillhör de 99 procent som inte längre vill tillåta att girighet och korruption genomsyrar den procent som styr världen mot den ekonomiska och ekologiska katastrof som jordens befolkning har bakom hörnet. Kolla mer på occupywallstreet.org eller Facebook

        Rock
Datum: 2012-08-08
Label:

JOHN WILDCAT
Min svarta Chevrolet
Detta är en singel från John Wildcats kommande debutalbum – Bilburen Gangster Efter medverkan med låten ”Jag är en ligist” på den storsäljande raggarsamlingen Raggen går släppte vi nyss singeln - John Wildcat – Min svarta Chevrolet. Reaktionerna har varit mycket bra och många jämför John Wildcat med en mix av Johny Cash och Noice. Framförallt är det unika att alla de medryckande rockabillylåtarna sjungs på svenska, rätt ovanligt i dessa tider.

        Rock
Datum: 2012-07-31
Label: Ägg Records & Tapes

ELLEN KAY BAND
If you wanna be my baby / West bound and down


        Rock
Datum: 2012-07-05
Label:
www.ellenkayband.com/

ATTENTAT
Gilla mej
Hur många gillningar har du haft som mest på ett inlägg på Facebook? Det är klassiska punkbandet Attentat som ställer frågan i nya låtenn "Gilla mej". Nu börjar alltså nedräkningen för singel 2 med punklegenderna. "Gilla mej", som släpps på onsdag 4 juli, är en något poppigare sak än föregångaren "Fy fan svenska man" och kompletteras av Johan Forsmans rökiga mix. Ämnet svenska män finns kvar i en mycket konkret form, det kommer alla att upptäcka som kan svenska och hör refrängen. "Gilla mej" släpps på förmiddagen under onsdagen av iTunes. Sent på eftermiddagen blir låten tillgänglig på Spotify. Varför det är så är ingenting som Attentat kan styra, detta gäller alla svenska band. Nu är den stora frågan: Kommer Attentat att nå förstaplatsen på iTunes rocklista även med "Gilla mej"? Kommer den att slå "Fyn fan svenska män" på fingrarna genom att nå högre än 41:a plats på iTunes Topp 200, där alla musikstilar räknas in. "Gilla mej" är den andra i en serie på sex singlar med nyskrivna låtar som kommer att släppas under sex månader med Attentat. Håll utkik den första onsdagen i varje månad

        Rock
Datum: 2012-07-03
Label:

LITTLE FEAT
Rooster Rag
Back closer to the beginning of time, when rock was a rock and roll only a glint in the eye of a generation raised on Fleer’s dubble bubble and hope, Columbus set sail for a land later to become enshrined in the history of the pluralverse as the birth-place of bossa nova and, not incidentally, roch ‘n roll. Roch was soon forgotten, but its progeny, rock, was to survive by learning to disguise itself in multitudinous forms having only the back-beat and a certain attitude, or lack thereof, in common. Which brings us to the subject of Little Feat, and this album in particular: Little Feat has always sampled a wide-ranging and variable musical menu to prepare their feasts. After all, how did a bunch of guys from Southern California come to sound like they’d been born and raised in Bayou Teche or somewhere else within earshot of Jackson Square, New Orleans? Biiiiig ears – which is to say, lots of influences. But then a band that is born half-way between Frank Zappa and the world’s best country truck-driving song is clearly going to cover lots of ground. Nothing’s changed in this, their 16th studio album. There’s covers of Mississippi John Hurt and Little Walter, and Paul Barrere and Bill Payne collaborated with Stephen Bruton and the Grateful Dead’s Robert Hunter, which adds some new lyrical flavors to the gumbo, but it all comes out sounding undeniably and happily like Feat. Paul reflected, “I’m really pleased with how it came out. Gabriel Ford steps up large – this is his first studio effort. What everybody added to everybody else’s songs is really remarkable. It was truly a collaboration and it shows – it’s a good old Little Feat album.” It kicks off with Mississippi John Hurt’s “Candyman Blues.” “We started throwing in a partial version of it at the end of “Down on the Farm” a couple of years ago,” said Paul. “I’d been listening to Mississippi John Hurt since I was 13 – in fact, he’s a major part of why I learned to play slide. I found this Arhoolie records album of his and that led me to his story, how he was only discovered in his sixties. He’s like the archetype of the happy blues singer, you know, he was just a sweet, happy guy.” “And of course the lyrics are just wonderfully filthy, and that being one of my own sensibilities, it just fit right in. When we began recording, we were thinking about doing a blues album, so I thought of this, and even though the album’s concept evolved, the song was definitely a keeper.” It keeps the spirit, but musically it’s a lot more Feat than Hurt, a high-twisting New Orleans march with sizzling rock and roll guitar and lots of funk. “Church Falling Down” is Fred Tackett’s first contribution. Bill said of Fred, “When we put Little Feat back together in 1988, I was thinking it was in part to showcase Fred. I’d worked with him on so many sessions and always felt he was underappreciated. And he’s such a wonderful musician. The thing about these songs is that while his writing skills have always been up there, they’re now matched by him finding his voice, his literal voice – and it’s beautiful.” The song itself began as Fred was driving down an Arkansas highway. He spotted a church that was literally falling down. “I made a connection between all the vows that must have been said there, and how it was just like a divorce, all the things coming undone in life. I wrote it in a hotel room, it was kind of an experiment in writing the lyrics first. It’s got a slinky Dr. John “gris gris” opening – all the stuff on his first album is acoustic, just like here.” Fred’s “One Breath at a Time” is based on an up-tempo rocking blues riff that, along with the sound of Fred’s voice, brings to mind Mose Allison. It’s wise, droll, and rollicking, full of bounce and fun, working off a slamming bass pattern from Kenny Gradney and some hot B-3 from Bill. Fred starts his lyric with a side remark to Sam Clayton – “hey Sam, what’s up, bro?” – and he and Sam begin to trade vocals: “My baby loves me one breath at a time.” The irony about the Mose Allison reference, Fred chuckles, is that “I used to carry a Mose Allison album cover to my barber shop – I had a flat top like everybody else – and ask for a Mose cut. He was a big influence. Working with Boz Scaggs once, Boz told me that Jimmy Smith had said to him, ‘Man, all you white guys sound like Mose Allison,’ which was ok with me.” “I started coaching Sam, and eventually we got Paul involved too – kind of like three guys standing on a corner. I wanted something funky, to balance the Appalachian feel that we were putting into some of Bill’s stuff with Hunter. They’re both Feat flavors, of course.” “Just a Fever” is a ripping rock and roll song, full of slashing chords and demonic energy. It’s a collaboration between Paul Barrere and Stephen Bruton, the late Texas-born guitarist and songwriter best-known for his work with T-Bone Burnett on the Jeff Bridges movie Crazy Heart. Bruton started out with Kris Kristofferson and played with the likes of Elvis Costello and Carly Simon among many others. Paul recalled, “I’ve known Stephen since he played with Bonnie Raitt, years and years ago. He was on the road with us a couple of times, and we always talked about getting together to write – actually this is the second song we wrote together. The first song is called “Why Ya Wanna Do Me Like You Do Me,” I’ve saved for the solo project I’ve been working on for about five years now in my spare time, which is not a lot of time these days…” “I’ve always liked Steve’s rock sensibility, his Texas groove if you will. We shared a common ailment, so when I was in Austin we would hang out there. One day we were sitting around joking about our “problem.” The phrase ‘delirium tremens’ came up, and we started joking about how to get it into a lyric, and I said of course, it’s about a fever. That wrapped in with a love affair, and in my typical tongue-in-cheek way, this is what came out. Stephen has a band in Austin called The Resentments, and they did a version of this that was kind of acoustic and simple. Ours, of course, is much more rock and roll, but I wanted to keep Fred’s mandolin in there to echo the earlier version. I also really wanted a Texas Buddy Holly flavor, and the producer, Johnnie Lee Schell, suggested doubling the vocals, which I did. It gives it kind of an old-school flavor.” Paul’s attitude may be tongue-in-cheek, but it’s not for the faint of heart: “Wanna see your soul/burning bright and clear/turn yourself around/and take a lookie here/I’m just a fever. Having visions/seein’ demons/shakin’ apostles/delirium tremons.” Paul’s guitar follows suit, leaving a heat trail across the tracks; feverish indeed. “’Jamaica Will Break Your Heart’” was inspired, Fred says, “by a guy named Thunder that we met when we started playing in Jamaica – I met him through Vince Herman of Leftover Salmon. Tourism brings in the dollars to Jamaica, but it interferes with the life of the Rasta culture, and that bothers me.” Guitar riffs echo the sound of steel drums, and then horns kick in. It starts as a reverie about paradise and depicts a doomed romance, but you come to realize that the woman in the romance is Jamaica itself, as beautiful as can be, but tourism and the outside world – “a blue eyed boy from across the sea” – move in on it and everything changes. “I did it on my solo album Silver Strings, but there it’s a more refined drawing room song. Feat does it much harder, and there’s also room to jam in it.” In fact, the song covers a wide range, moving from dream into an instrumental storm as the blue-eyed boy buys the very sand and sea. As the song says, it really is heart-breaking. “Freddy’s got a kind of bebop attitude towards life, I think,” said Paul. “And you can hear that in ‘Tattooed Girl,’” which is basically a mellow jazz ballad with lots of trumpet and a swinging vocal from Fred. That bebop attitude is a balance of a positive worldview – “try to make it lighter” – and the realistic: “keeps on getting older.” The origins of the song are interesting. “When I graduated from high school,” Fred recalls, “I got a record from my mom that was of Tennessee Williams reading his own stuff. One of the pieces was a poem he wrote with Clare Boothe Luce called ‘Gold Tooth Blues.’” “I wrote music for the poem, but then had to get involved with his estate to get it approved, and eventually I wrote my own lyrics for the track. After a while, I wrote some new music, and the combination turned out to be ‘Tattooed Girl.’ A waitress at a club we worked at in Virginia, had a tattoo of the world on her shoulder and I had that flash – ‘Oh, she’s got the world on her shoulder.” it took me three years to find the groove for this song – finally one day it came and I had a song. The mandolin on it is like Southern Fireflies – it’s actually kind of a tip of the hat to my friend Van Dyke Parks.” Bill collaborates with Gabe Ford on “The Blues Keep Comin’,” which has an interesting background. “I did most of the lyrics on this, and then asked Gabe to help me with the third verse, which turned out very nicely. The start is all about late winter in Montana, where I live – and that’s the feeling of endless blues and endless cold. The music itself was odd. There was a song I was working on that had an orchestral feel, Stravinsky-esque – except that when I took the orchestral element out of it there emerged a decidedly more Hopalong Cassidy feel to it than Stravinsky. I liked the bass line on it – and so did Richie Heyward. Once in a jam on “Dixie Chicken” I threw in that line and it really worked. It’s a totally unlikely choice for a blues song, but it works.” Sam Clayton takes on Little Walter’s classic “Mellow Down Easy” to finish things up. “I was always a fan of Little Walter’s,” he says, “and I sure enjoyed singing this one.” It’s superb, with Kim Wilson’s harp setting off Sam’s voice beautifully. Except that it’s better sounding, it’s almost Chess studios 1955. (hmmm, maybe that idea of a straight-up blues album isn’t such a bad idea…) Regarding Bill’s songs with Robert Hunter: they developed such an interesting musical relationship that we thought we’d let bill tell you about it. I had not written anything in about seven years. But with the realization that a new studio record with Little Feat was finally going to take place there was a reason to write again. By way of an introduction to Robert Hunter, I was also given another reason to write. The opportunity was intriguing, to say the least. Ten songs later, four of which are on the new record, the match-up between us seems to be working. Hunter’s imagery is something that captured my imagination and played to one of my strengths: the visual. Out of the four songs on Rooster Rag, three of them were started with the lyrics first (“Rooster Rag,” “Salome,” and “Rag Top Down”), while “Way Down Under” was escorted in by the music. The challenge (and freedom) was to take what he had written and “score” the music and melody to them. My approach has never been to let form lord over substance. The lyrics suggested gave me all the clues I needed to where the song might go. I didn’t analyze Hunter’s lyrics. (All the times I’ve written lyrics and people would say to me, “Oh I love what you wrote,” and proceed to tell me the meaning of them, which were often times completely different than what I had intended.) That said, I did respond to certain words or phrases. In the song, “Rooster Rag”: Tubal Cain, kings of creation, “make this old world a better place…paper chase,” were signposts for me, which set a mood, something tangible for me to provide chord and melodic structure to. Each song was challenging and gave me the impetus to take advantage of all manner of musical variety. In the songs “Rag Top Down” and “Salome,” it really boiled down to knowing the terrain. I’m from Texas, born there, and I spent my high school years in central California in Santa Maria, where I joined my first band at age fifteen. The guys in that band, The Debonairs, were low riders. Santa Maria was made for the culture of cruising. I was a surfer—another world, but my band mates protected me. So, I knew the terrain for “Rag Top Down.” With “Salome,” black eyed peas, salty gravy, and the gritty side of life is something I know, as well. Little Feat took care of the rest. So, enjoy, listen, interpret (if that’s what gets you going) and drive safely. Thank you Hunter, for a great ride on these songs.

        Rock
Datum: 2012-07-02
Label: Rounder Records

PAUL & LINDA McCARTNEY
Ram
Paul and Linda’s RAM album from 1971 has been newly remastered at Abbey Road Studios and expanded to include previously unreleased tracks, archive footage, memorabilia and special packaging. The classic album is available to buy now on Deluxe Collector’s Edition Box Set (4CDs including the 1977 ‘Thrillington’ release, Bonus DVD, 112-page book, photo prints, handwritten lyrics and more all housed in a collector’s box), plus CD, 2 CD Special Edition. “Ram,” arguably the best of all his post-Beatles albums — and the only one credited to both Paul and Linda McCartney. “The songs reflected our lifestyle at the time,” Paul says in the making-of documentary “Ramming,” featured on the bonus DVD that's included in the deluxe edition reissue of the album. Visit www.paulmccartney.com for more info.

        Rock
Datum: 2012-06-17
Label: Apple EMI
www.paulmccartney.com

GEORGE THOROGOOD & THE DESTROYERS
Live in Berlin 1982


        Rock
Datum: 2012-06-11
Label: Rounder Records

THE HOLLIES
Radio Fun


        Rock
Datum: 2012-06-05
Label: EMI

OMAR & THE HOWLERS
I´m Gone
Austin, besides being the Texas state capital, is home to much of the best in American roots music. Since the 1970s, gutsy blues players, renegade country pickers, and raw-voiced rockers have mixed & matched their musical styles in Austin ’s thriving club scene. And that’s where Kent “Omar” Dykes holds court too. He hails from McComb, Miss. , a town with the distinction of being home turf for Bo Didley. Omar started playing guitar at seven, took to hanging out in edge-of-town juke joints at 12, joined his first band at 13 – the next youngest player being 50 – and started honing his music. He was still Kent Dykes in those days, but by the time he hit 20 he had hooked up with a crazy party band, called the Howlers, looking back, he says, “We had two saxophone players on baritone and tenor who wore Henry Kissinger masks. They were called the Kissinger Brothers. Not on every song, mind you. Sometimes it was Dolly Parton playing saxophone. Or Cher. And we had these cardboard cutouts from record stores for skits.” They even did fake ads for Sunshine Collard Greens and Howlers’ Fried Chicken – “for that old-fashioned taste that tastes just like Grandma.” It was a crazy time, but a lot of fun too, with the rough & tumble Howlers playing R&B, Rock & Roll and even the occasional polka and western swing tunes. But Kent Dykes mostly just wanted to play blues. And by then the other Howlers had taken to calling him “Omar Overtone” because he tended to let his guitar feedback on stage while he dropped to the floor to spin on his back in a spontaneous, Big & Tall Store take on break-dancing. As he says, those performances were “sometimes fueled by, a-hmm, alcohol.” By 1976, the Howlers decided to move and relocate to Austin, where such clubs as the Soap Creek Saloon, the Broken Spoke, the Armadillo World Headquarters and Antone’s had created a haven for renegade music. “We worked out of Austin for about a year,” Omar says, “but a lot of the guys decided they weren’t cut out to play music full-time for the rest of their lives. They headed back to Mississippi and Arkansas , and I decided to keep the name. Nobody objected.” And as Dykes says, Omar & the Howlers works better than Kent & the Howlers. Of such decisions are careers made. Fronting a new lineup, Dykes honed a band capable of the sort of raw, rowdy, rambunctious blues that made Howlin’ Wolf and Hound Dog Taylor legends. Omar's first release was Big Leg Beat in 1980, shortly followed by I Told You So 1984, earning Omar & the Howlers consecutive Austin band-of-the-year awards in 1985-1986. Hard Time in the Land of Plenty followed in 1987. But really that was just the beginning as Omar followed up with another twelve albums in the next fourteen years; Wall Of Pride 1988, Monkey Land 1988, Live at the Paradiso, Courts Of Lulu, Blues Bag all in 1992. Blues Bag 1992 was Omar's first solo album followed by a second solo album, Muddy Springs Road in 1995. Omar also released World Wide Open in 1995. Next up was Southern Style 1996, Swingland 1998 followed with two releases; Live At The Opera House and The Screaming Cat both in 2000. But that's not all; Omar came on with Big Delta in 2001 and Boogie Man in 2003. On Boogie Man, Omar brought in songwriter friends he’s made since he left Mississippi for Texas 27 years earlier. “Co-writing at that point in my life was a lot of fun. To me it’s like free songs. These are ones that I wouldn’t have had the patience to sit down and write on my own. But when you get with friends and drink coffee, tell jokes and stories, and then write something, it always turns out to be something different than what you might have done on your own.” Plus it’s not exactly heavy lifting to work with such Texas icons as Ray Wyle Hubbard, Darden Smith, Alejandro Escovedo and Stephen Bruton. Besides the songwriting collaborators, Omar also brought some friends into the recording studio, including guitarists Chris Duarte and Jon Dee Graham (True Believers), Chris Layton and Tommy Shannon of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Double Trouble, George Rains (Sir Douglas Quintet and house drummer on scores of Antone’s label releases) and his frequent running-mates Terry Bozzio (Missing Persons, Jeff Beck, Frank Zappa) and Malcolm “Papa Mali” Welbourne. In 2006 Omar was back with more and did another four albums in the next four years; Bamboozled 2006, On The Jimmy Reed Hiway (with Jimmie Vaughn) 2007 (with an episode on Austin City Limits - see Photos/Videos section), Chapel Hill (with Nalle, Omar and Magic Slim) 2008 and then in 2009 with Big Town Playboy. 2011 finds Omar tighter, funkier than ever and slated with a great new release in 2012. But Omar always loves to play live; “I still do 150-160 shows a year, and with travel days that adds up to a lot of time away from home. It always seems like we’re on a plane headed somewhere.” Be certain to check Omar's calendar - he will be playing somewhere close laying down that beautiful sound we have all come to love and appreciate. Howl On Big Dog, Howl On!

        Rock
Datum: 2012-06-02
Label: Big Guitar Music
omarandthehowlers.com

THE KINGBEES
Stepping Out n´Going
Fläskrock av bästa märke bjuds det pånär Skövde-baserade The Kingbees knackar på dörren med sin whacka-whacka-rock. Perfekt till crusising och bilåkartider sitter singeln som hand i handske. Kingbees har tidigare 3 album bakom sig på mindre bolag, men tar nu steget upp på ett majorbolad där albumdebuten kommer att ske den 29:e augusti. Ner med vindrutan och vrid upp volymen så åker vi!!!

        Rock
Datum: 2012-05-30
Label: EMI

THE BEACH BOYS
That´s why God made radio
EN HELT NY SINGEL ifrån The Beach Boys, bandet som med detta avstamp markerar sitt 50-års jubileum och blev ett av världens största. BRIAN WILSON, tidernas största låtskrivargeni, är åter tillbaka i bandet för BÅDE ETT NYTT ALBUM samt den turné som tar dem tillbaka till Sverige och Göteborg den 29:e juli. Under året kommer vi att få se 50-årsboxar och remastringar men först av allt denna sprillans nya pop-pärla, i rakt nedstigande led ifrån låtar som ?In My Room?, ?Surfer Girl? och ?The Surfers Moon?. Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnson och David Marks-THE BEACH BOYS.

        Rock
Datum: 2012-05-02
Label: EMI

YESTERDAY BAND
Just like a river
Hej ! Trevligt med er sida en fin möjlighet att visa upp grupper & artister. Mitt band Yesterday. startade 1990., idag Live Dans & Consert,olika arrangörer Värmland. Dalsland Norge m.m.mer sida WWW Yesterday.Se. 2009 inbjudna till Red Bank New Jersey USA,tack vare låt Gimme Some Lovin MP- 3 Yesterday.Se. April 2009 startade resa med 10 dagar i USA ,8 man åkte över 3 dagar i Retromedia Studio Red Bank New Jersey Album Red Hot To Red Bank blev en höjdare, idag ute på I Tunes. Amazon. Napster n.,f siter. Ginza har Red Hot To Red Bank i lager. Musicans. Pecka Asp Trummor Sång. Börje Gunnarsson Bas. ( Vikingarna idigare ). Ralph Nilsson Guitar. / The Spotnicks 1997- 2002 ). Björn Arthur, Guitar. Keyboards..Undertecknad Pelle Larsson Keyboards. Hammond Organ. Sång. Trevligt om vi kn komma med i ert Radio-Program. . Sänder min egen Just Like A River. Music & Text Pelle Larsson

        Rock
Datum: 2012-04-26
Label:
www.yesterday.se

JOHN LINDBERG TRIO
A kiss like this
Redan som fyraåring imiterade John Lindberg sina idoler med leksaksgitarren i famnen och dammsugarslangen som mikrofon. På 10- årsdagen fick John sin första el-gitarr med förstärkare och kort därefter började han ta gitarrlektioner. John hade lätt för att förstå musikens språk och redan efter 6 månader började han skriva egna låtar. Johns stil påverkade många positivt och efter sitt första framträdande i skolans aula blev speltillfällena fler och fler. Underhållning på privata fester ledde till att han som trettonåring började göra offentliga framträdanden och som 14 åring deltog han i SVT:s program Lilla Aktuellt. Från början uppträdde John ensam med sin gitarr, sedan börjande han jobba med sin gitarrlärare och så småningom föddes tankarna på att bilda ett band. Trion växte fram under några år i början på 2000-talet och ett par medlemsbyten senare var laguppställningen klar. Joakim Dunker (son till trummisen Ingemar Dunker - Tomas Ledin, Ulf Lundell, Perssons Pack mfl) har även han, likt John, växt upp med sitt instrument som såklart är trummor. 2006 kom Martin Engström med i trion. Martin hade spelat i flera band tidigare och grabbarna kände varandra sedan en tid tillbaka. Martin har tillfört mycket till trion med sin energi på scenen samt att han skriver låtar som funkar klockrent till bandet. Från att i början ha spelat renodlad Rockabilly har de under åren vävt in mer & mer moderna influenser & skapat ett eget lite tuffare sound, utan att de för den delen tappat bort Rockabillyn, detta i kombination med sin tajta & kraftfulla liveshow har gjort att de utan tvekan är ett av de band som spelar mest live i Sverige just nu då de gör ca 100 gig om året! När förra och fjärde plattan landade på skivdiskarna i februari 2011 var John Lindberg Trio inte längre en okänd underdog i musiksverige. Fanskaran hade växt, så till den höga grad att plattan gick rakt in på albumlistans 2a plats! Bokningarna blev ännu fler och ännu större. 2011 väntade turné med Jerry Williams och även största inomhusscenen på Peace and Love festivalen, ca 900 kom in och när fullsatt-lappen sattes upp på dörren så fick uppskattningsvis 400 fans vända. Festivalfolket konstaterade snabbt att festivalens största inomhusscen är för liten för John Lindberg Trio. Nu laddar alla inför bandets femte platta Hell Of A Ride och här är nya singeln A Kiss Like This.

        Rock
Datum: 2012-04-13
Label: Cosmos Music Group
johnlindberg.se

EVA EASTWOOD & THE MAJOR KEYS
Åh, vilken skiva!
Eva Eastwood följer upp förra årets succéplatta ”Lyckost” med ett nytt, svängigare och rockabilly-rockigare album! (Plattan kommer också att ges ut på engelska). I sommar spelar hon på Peace & Love-festivalen, i Påsk medverkar hon i TV4 Nyhetsmorgon och i förra veckan hörde du henne i P4 Radio Stockholm. Och inom kort släpps första radiosingeln; Åh Peter!

        Rock
Datum: 2012-04-10
Label: Border Music
www.evaeastwood.se

CURTIS SALGADO
Soul Shot
Award-winning vocalist/songwriter/harmonica icon Curtis Salgado sings and plays with soulful authority, never giving less than 100 percent. He plays each and every show like it’s the most important gig of his career. He recalls the time when his friend, the great chitlin’ circuit singer Buddy Ace, put on the show of his life, singing his heart out, making three costume changes, all while playing at a casual house party. Salgado was floored. “I was just there playing with my band, hanging out in cut-offs and a t-shirt, and there’s Buddy treating the gig the same as if he was performing at the Apollo,” he says. From that moment on, Curtis vowed that every time he got on stage he would deliver his very best shot. Salgado’s been perfecting his craft since he first began playing professionally in the late 1960s. He fronted his own group, The Nighthawks, inspired John Belushi to create The Blues Brothers, was co-star of The Robert Cray Band and sang and toured with Roomful Of Blues. He released his first of eight solo albums in 1991, hitting the road hard year after year. Salgado and his band toured with The Steve Miller Band and Curtis spent a summer singing with Santana before being sidelined by serious health issues in 2006. He’s battled all the way back, and, after a full and complete recovery, has been tearing up concert stages all over the country. Winner of the 2010 Blues Music Award for Soul Blues Artist Of The Year, Salgado effortlessly mixes blues, funk and R&B with a delivery that is raw and heartfelt. He moves with ease from the tenderest ballads to the most full-throated stompers. Blues Revue says, “Salgado is one of the most down-to-earth, soulful, honest singers ever, and his harmonica work is smoking and thoroughly invigorating...rollicking, funky and electrifying.” With his Alligator Records debut, Soul Shot, Salgado is set to reach the largest audience of his career. Soul Shot was produced by funk and R&B guitarist Marlon McClain, drummer Tony Braunagel and co-produced by Salgado. “I wanted to make a soul record that you can listen to and dance to,” says Salgado. And that’s just what he and members of The Phantom Blues Band, along with additional guest musicians, did. Soul Shot speaks loud and clear to contemporary audiences, carrying on the timeless spirit of 1960s and ‘70s R&B. The album features four Salgado originals and seven carefully chosen covers. “I don’t care who writes the songs,” Salgado says, “as long as I can make them my own.” Songs by Johnny “Guitar” Watson, George Clinton, Otis Redding and Bobby Womack flow into and out of Salgado’s own compositions. Each track—the slow-burning ballads and the driving rockers—is delivered with the vocal power and passion of a musical master. “Soul Shot was the most challenging recording of my career,” he says, “and it’s the solid best thing I’ve ever done. That’s a fact.” Born February 4, 1954 in Everett, Washington, Salgado grew up in Eugene, Oregon. His parents were “hip,” according to Salgado, and his house was always filled with music. His parents’ collection included everything from Count Basie to Fats Waller, and his older brother and sister turned him on to the soul and blues of Wilson Pickett and Muddy Waters. His father liked to sing, and would point out specific passages in a Count Basie or Ray Charles recording for Curtis to pay close attention to, and the youngster soaked it all up. He attended a Count Basie performance when he was 13 and decided then and there that music was his calling. Curtis began devouring the blues of Little Walter and Paul Butterfield, fell in love with the harmonica and taught himself to play. As a hungry-to-learn teenager, his musical abilities grew by leaps and bounds. He played his first professional gigs when he was 16, and by 18 he was already making a name for himself in Eugene’s bar scene. Salgado quickly developed into a player and singer of remarkable depth, with vocal and musical influences including Otis Redding to O.V. Wright, Johnnie Taylor, Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson I and II, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Howlin’ Wolf, Otis Spann and Magic Sam. With his band The Nighthawks, he became a must-see act in Eugene and throughout the Northwest. Salgado earned a reputation for high-intensity performances and a repertoire that was informed by his encyclopedic knowledge of blues, soul and R&B music. In 1973, Salgado met Robert Cray and the two became fast friends. They jammed often, sometimes sitting in with each other’s bands, often playing double bills. In 1975, Salgado had the idea to start a blues festival in Eugene in order to meet and play with as many established blues stars as possible. The festival became an annual event, allowing Curtis to back up, befriend and occasionally house legends including Floyd Dixon, Frankie Lee, Luther Tucker, Otis Rush, Clifton Chenier, Sonny Rhodes and Albert Collins. In fact, it was Salgado—whose Nighthawks backed Collins locally—who crowned the blues legend with the title he would carry for the rest of his career: “The Master Of The Telecaster.” In 1977, comedian/actor John Belushi was in Eugene filming Animal House. During downtime from filming, Belushi caught a typically balls-out Salgado performance. Afterwards the two got to talking and a friendship grew. Before long Salgado began playing old records for Belushi, teaching him about blues and R&B. Belushi soaked up the music like a sponge and soon developed his idea for The Blues Brothers, first as a skit on Saturday Night Live and then as a major motion picture and a best-selling record album and concert tour. The album, Briefcase Full Of Blues, is dedicated to Curtis Salgado, and, as a nod to Salgado, Cab Calloway’s character in the film is named Curtis. The Blues Brothers’ set list was strikingly similar to the shows Salgado was delivering on a nightly basis. As Salgado was getting more serious about his career, he realized some of his band mates were not. It was then that Salgado joined forces with Cray and formed a new, more forceful Robert Cray Band. As the stature of the group grew, Salgado found himself sharing stages with blues icons like Muddy Waters, Bobby Bland and Bonnie Raitt. The band performed a transcendent set at The 1977 San Francisco Blues Festival to thunderous ovation before backing up the great Albert Collins. After Salgado and Cray parted ways in 1982, Curtis went on to front Roomful Of Blues, singing and touring with them from 1984 through 1986. Back home in Oregon, he formed a new band, Curtis Salgado & The Stilettos, and was once again tearing it up on the club scene. He wrote many new songs, and honed his band to a razor’s edge before releasing his first solo album in 1991 on the fledgling JRS label. The group toured the country and began developing a strong following. His friend and fan Steve Miller invited Curtis and his band to open for him on a summer shed tour in 1992. Two years later, Salgado spent the summer on the road singing with Santana. In 1997 he toured with Miller again and performed in front of an audience of millions on NBC television’s Late Night With Conan O’Brien. Salgado then joined forces with Shanachie Records in 1999, putting out four critically acclaimed albums over the next nine years and finding his biggest audience yet. In 2006 Salgado was sidelined when he underwent a successful liver transplant and then shortly afterwards was diagnosed with and then beat lung cancer. Like so many musicians, Curtis had no health insurance. His medical expenses were paid for in part by a huge outpouring of love and money from his fellow musicians and his huge Northwest fan base. He bounced back with a perfect bill of health in 2008, releasing Clean Getaway. Billboard said the album was a “tour-de-force, showcasing Salgado’s range and power as a vocalist” and that it featured “hard-nosed blues, beautifully nuanced phat and funky R&B.” Blues Revue called it “one of the best records of the year.” Curtis tours heavily, leaving fans excited and hungry for more everywhere he plays. He has performed at festivals all over the world, including The San Francisco Blues Festival, The Chicago Blues Festival, Memphis’ Beale Street Music Festival, The Tampa Bay Blues Festival, Denver’s Mile High Blues Festival, Toronto’s Waterfront Blues Festival, Thailand’s Phuket International Blues Festival and Poland’s Blues Alive Festival. Now, with Soul Shot, Salgado is ready for more, tougher and more focused than ever. He will again hit the road hard, proving his reputation as a fire-breathing live performer night after night. And that’s just how he likes it. “Always give it your best,” he says. “Be honest and be real. Treat every show like it’s the biggest night of your life.” With Soul Shot and a long list of tour dates already planned, the biggest performances of Curtis Salgado’s life are surely yet to come.

        Rock
Datum: 2012-04-09
Label: Alligator Records
curtissalgado.com/

EVA EASTWOOD & THE MAJOR KEYS
Åh, Peter!
Eva Eastwood följer upp förra årets succéplatta ”Lyckost” med ett nytt, svängigare och rockabilly-rockigare album! (Plattan kommer också att ges ut på engelska). I sommar spelar hon på Peace & Love-festivalen, i Påsk medverkar hon i TV4 Nyhetsmorgon och i förra veckan hörde du henne i P4 Radio Stockholm. Och inom kort släpps första radiosingeln; Åh Peter!

        Rock
Datum: 2012-04-04
Label: Border Music
www.evaeastwood.se

BO WALTON
I like it like that
Early press releases declared that, with the advent of Bo Walton, rock ’n’ roll would “never sound the same.” The problem with making such a claim is that once rock ’n’ roll doesn’t sound the same, it’s no longer rock ’n’ roll. Of course, these days almost anything can be - and often is - called rock ’n’ roll, even heavy metal and hardcore punk. But to the purist, rock ’n’ roll is a specific genre, firmly rooted in 1950s America. Despite being far too young to have witnessed that genre firsthand, Bo grew up devoted to it, revelling in his Dad’s record collection of Presley, Cochran, Vincent, Holly and so on. He all but wore out several of those vinyl discs with the enthusiasm he had for emulating every word he heard, especially those from Elvis. Then he came of an age to be making music of his own, first and foremost it was the rock ’n’ roll path that he followed. Bo may not be the first rock ’n’ roll exponent of the 2010s, but that is absolutely appropriate because Bo is not banging out tunes of the ilk that require a three-piece backing band with a stand-up bass. He’s been playing that rockabilly style in pubs and clubs for the past few years. What we are hearing now, on his debut album Waiting on a Dream, is a progression beyond rock ’n’ roll. This is a long-player full of joyful homages and references to legendary riffs and lyrical phrases. The song structures are in a classic vein, with clearly defined verses, singalongable choruses and deceptively complex guitar solos. Meanwhile, Bo Walton’s vocal delivery is, by turns, smouldering and sultry and whoopin’-and-hollery, giving the likes of Chris Isaak and Imelda May a run for their respective moneys. Thankfully, like his old-school heroes, Bo is also more than capable of holding a tune without resorting to today’s overused pitch-altering technology. From out-and-out rock ’n’ roll (“’s Too Much”, “Down in a Blaze of Love”) to lovelorn ballads (“Wicked Moon”, “Heartbreak Town”) and stadium stompers (“Hangin’ On” & “That’s Not Love”). Waiting on a Dream takes the listener on a musical journey - a journey that even sees guitar giant Mark Knopfler hitch a ride for one track. It’s a varied road travelled here, and the shifting scenery of the tracks, while maintaining a constant rock ’n’ roll backdrop, could easily bring to mind the Fab Four’s With the Beatles. And with that Beatles seed sown, it’s only right that Bo should be moving slightly away from the current vogue for rockabilly and shaping his own sound. Because this English singer/songwriter with a profound love of American rock ’n’ roll could soon be spearheading the second British Invasion. The album contains the first two singles: “’s Too Much” & “Wild at heart” along with the forthcoming single “I like it like that” - released 14 April 2012. This week “WILD WOMAN” is at number 2 in the British & Irish Country Chart and number 6 in the HotDisc Country chart. Bo Walton’s “Waiting on a Dream” is released by Tabitha Records (TABCD116) on 28 February 2012

        Rock
Datum: 2012-04-03
Label: Tabithaa Records
www.bowalton.webs.com

JOHNNY COOPER
Moving On
Johnny Cooper: Lead vocals, acoustic/electric guitar Ben Shaw: Lead guitar, backup vocals Cody Shaw: Bass, backup vocals Nick Ghanbari: Keyboards, acoustic guitar Joe Cortez IV: Drums, percussion. Johnny Cooper at the age of 23 has accomplished more than many musicians twice his age. With two critically acclaimed albums and not one, but two live albums under his belt, Johnny’s career continues to soar. The first chapter in Johnny Cooper’s illustrious career is captured in this spring’s re-release of his first four albums, by Vision Entertainment and Thirty Tigers. These include his studio albums Ignition and Follow, as well as Live at the Pub and Live at the Pub II

        Rock
Datum: 2012-03-31
Label: Vision Entertainment / Johnny Bob Music
johnnycooper.com

ERIC BIBB
Deeper in the Well
Eric Bibb: Digging a little deeper in the well with a non-stop career that takes him around the world Stony Plain debut record Deeper in the Well crosses musical genres as the singer offers his audience hope and optimism Eric Bibb’s new CD for Stony Plain may well be one of the most important roots music albums of recent years. Not only does it cross genres — folk, gospel-infused acoustic blues, and down-home country — but it offers a sound steeped in the rural Louisiana where it was recorded. It also offers the spirit of hope and optimism in difficult times, in a friendly, warm-hearted and generous manner. To find your way though these darker days, he seems to say, you have to dig — as the album title says — “Deeper in the Well.” Eric Bibb’s father, Leon Bibb, certainly helped his son dig a little deeper. An acclaimed singer in stage musicals and a senior figure on the New York folk scene of the 1960s, Leon gave his son his first guitar when he was seven, and introduced him to a who’s-who of musical icons. Eric’s godfather was actor singer and activist Paul Robeson; his uncle was jazz pianist and composer John Lewis. Family friends included Odetta, Pete Seeger and Josh White. A professional player at 16, playing in the house band for his father’s television talent show, Something New, Eric went on to study (psychology and Russian) at Columbia University, but "after a while it just didn't make much sense; I didn't understand why I was at this Ivy League school with all these kids who didn't know anything about what I knew about," he says now. Aged 19, he left for Paris, where a meeting with American studio guitarist Mickey Baker focused his interest in blues guitar. A few years later he moved to Sweden and settled in Stockholm, where he found a creative environment that, oddly, reminded him of his teenage days in Greenwich Village. He made a handful of albums, starting in 1972, and began meeting and playing with local musicians as well as newcomers from all over the world. He laughs: “There was a budding world music scene going on, long before it became a marketing concept." His breakthrough album, Good Stuff, was released in 1997 and led to Eric signing to a British label, which in turn released Me to You, featuring appearances from some of his personal heroes, among them Pops and Mavis Staples and Taj Mahal. The album furthered Bibb's international reputation and was followed by tours of the UK, the United States, Canada, France, Sweden and Germany. And so it went through the 90s and the first decade of the new century — he made consistently good records, and built audiences from Stockholm to Sydney, Vancouver to Vienna, Paris to Peoria, New Orleans to Newcastle, and from B.B. King’s club in New York to the Bluebird Café in Nashville. Been greeted like a tramp, greeted like a star From Albert Hall to rundown bars I’ve seen it all — in my time — Eric Bibb Over the course of many album releases over the intervening years Bibb has been nominated for multiple Blues Music Awards in several categories. In addition to the Grammy-nominated Shakin’ a Tailfeather children’s album (with Taj Mahal and Linda Tillery and the Cultural Heritage Choir), other noted albums included Friends, which featured Odetta, Charlie Musselwhite, Guy Davis and Mahal as special guests. Two collaborations with his father (who lives in Vancouver) were A Family Affair and Praising Peace: A Tribute to Paul Robeson, which Stony Plain released in 2006. More recent was his 2010 Booker’s Guitar, a tribute to blues pioneer Bukka White, on which he played White’s steel-bodied National guitar. A four-decade career, 35 albums, countless radio and television shows and non-stop touring have given Eric Bibb a world view that’s tempered by curiosity and compassion, and the ability to see himself in other peoples’ shoes. Gotta help one another Like the ol’ folks used to do A hand is on the gate Let a brother walk through — Eric Bibb That’s certainly the hallmark of his debut recording for Stony Plain, the Edmonton, Canada-based international roots music label. With a superb cast of Louisiana players — and guest appearances from dobro king Jerry Douglas and Montreal multi-instrumentalist Michael Jerome Browne — the music is as bright as a bayou sunrise. There are half a dozen original songs, covers of songs by Taj Mahal, Bob Dylan, country writers Bowling and Emerson and former Chairmen of the Board front man Harrison Kennedy. And there’s also a final “hidden track” — a wistful harmonica solo, perhaps recorded as the sun went down behind the levee… An Eric Bibb performance — and this new Stony Plain recording — is an enriching experience, both musically and spiritually. Giving his audiences songs from a beautifully realized repertoire of soulful, gospel-infused folk blues, he has no problem melding a traditional rootsy American style with a subtle contemporary sensibility. As one critic wrote: “Eric’s singing and versatile guitar playing fuses a variety of genres to become a New World Blues.” Music is more than a style or a fashion It’s bout the swing, the soul an; the passion If I feel it — that’s good enough for me — Eric Bibb And it’s more than excellent enough for the rest of us.

        Rock
Datum: 2012-03-31
Label: Stony Plain Records
ericbibb.com/

DR JOHN
Revolution
Dr. John är en bevandrad musiker som har blivit inskriven i Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Hans nya album Locked Down är mixat av The Black Key’s Dan Auerbach. Albumet släpps via Nonesuch och är Dr. John’s första samarbete med dem. För första gången har Dr. John samarbetat med en rad unga begåvade musiker, de spelade in albumet i hans Easy-Eye studio i Nashville. Dr. John heter egentligen Mack Rebennack och Auerbach säger såhär om det spännande samarbetet: "Mac inspired me every single day we were in the studio together: musically, spiritually, cosmically ... something special seemed to be happening and everyone involved could sense it. For my money, Mac's one of the greatest who ever was and who ever will be ... I'm so honored to have had this opportunity to work with him." Auerbach har länge lyssnat på Dr. John och en dag åkte han ner till New Orleans och berättade om sina ambitioner att producera den bästa skiva Dr. John någonsin gjort. Dr. John tackade ja till samarbetet eftersom hans barn hade berättat bra saker om The Black Keys gitarristen. Redan 2010 började Auerbach och Dr. John sitt musikaliska samarbete då de uppträdde tillsammans på Superjam, Bonnaroo. Efter det bestämde sig Auerbach för att producera den bästa skiva Dr. John har gjort i sin karriär. Resultatet är Locked Down som innehåller tio låtar, finns i butik lagom till påsk.

        Rock
Datum: 2012-03-30
Label: Nonesuch

TOP CATS feat BIG BROTHER
Sad but true
”Sad But True” feat Big Brother 2012 är skriven av Top Cats själva och från Big Brother huset medverkar Vobban, Rodney & Hanna J som lägger sina sköna stämmor till låten. Bandet tillsammans med Big Brother deltagarna framför den live i Big Brother's kommande söndagsfinal.

        Rock
Datum: 2012-03-30
Label: Mariann
www.topcats.se

BROKEN ROADS
Waiting to go


        Rock
Datum: 2012-03-26
Label:
www.brokenroads.se

KNUTH SVEDBERG
Nostalgia Night 2012


        Rock
Datum: 2012-02-28
Label:

TOP CATS
Baby doll
Rockabilly killarna i Top Cats gjorde stor succe och charmade publiken med sin smittande rockabilly när de presenterade sig i Melodifestivalen från Göteborg med låten ”Baby Doll” Top Cats är för många ett nytt namn men de debuterade redan som 15 åringar i filmen Raggarliv! Rockabilly och tidig rock’n’roll vore inget utan spelglädje. Det har de unga värmlänningarna i Top Cats förstått. Med humor, energi och välriktade klacksparkar pumpar de in friskt blod i genren. På kuppen håller de på att bli folkkära på riktigt. Bandet turnerar flitigt, och i veckan släpps en uppdaterad version albumet med 2 nya låtar.

        Rock
Datum: 2012-02-26
Label: Mariann

TOP CATS
Heartache


        Rock
Datum: 2012-02-23
Label: Mariann

BO WALTON
Waiting on a dream
Early press releases declared that, with the advent of Bo Walton, rock ’n’ roll would “never sound the same.” The problem with making such a claim is that once rock ’n’ roll doesn’t sound the same, it’s no longer rock ’n’ roll. Of course, these days almost anything can be - and often is - called rock ’n’ roll, even heavy metal and hardcore punk. But to the purist, rock ’n’ roll is a specific genre, firmly rooted in 1950s America. Despite being far too young to have witnessed that genre firsthand, Bo grew up devoted to it, revelling in his Dad’s record collection of Presley, Cochran, Vincent, Holly and so on. He all but wore out several of those vinyl discs with the enthusiasm he had for emulating every word he heard, especially those from Elvis. Then he came of an age to be making music of his own, first and foremost it was the rock ’n’ roll path that he followed. Bo may not be the first rock ’n’ roll exponent of the 2010s, but that is absolutely appropriate because Bo is not banging out tunes of the ilk that require a three-piece backing band with a stand-up bass. He’s been playing that rockabilly style in pubs and clubs for the past few years. What we are hearing now, on his debut album Waiting on a Dream, is a progression beyond rock ’n’ roll. This is a long-player full of joyful homages and references to legendary riffs and lyrical phrases. The song structures are in a classic vein, with clearly defined verses, singalongable choruses and deceptively complex guitar solos. Meanwhile, Bo Walton’s vocal delivery is, by turns, smouldering and sultry and whoopin’-and-hollery, giving the likes of Chris Isaak and Imelda May a run for their respective moneys. Thankfully, like his old-school heroes, Bo is also more than capable of holding a tune without resorting to today’s overused pitch-altering technology. From out-and-out rock ’n’ roll (“’s Too Much”, “Down in a Blaze of Love”) to lovelorn ballads (“Wicked Moon”, “Heartbreak Town”) and stadium stompers (“Hangin’ On” & “That’s Not Love”). Waiting on a Dream takes the listener on a musical journey - a journey that even sees guitar giant Mark Knopfler hitch a ride for one track. It’s a varied road travelled here, and the shifting scenery of the tracks, while maintaining a constant rock ’n’ roll backdrop, could easily bring to mind the Fab Four’s With the Beatles. And with that Beatles seed sown, it’s only right that Bo should be moving slightly away from the current vogue for rockabilly and shaping his own sound. Because this English singer/songwriter with a profound love of American rock ’n’ roll could soon be spearheading the second British Invasion. The album contains the first two singles: “’s Too Much” & “Wild at heart” along with the forthcoming single “I like it like that” - released 14 April 2012. This week “WILD WOMAN” is at number 2 in the British & Irish Country Chart and number 6 in the HotDisc Country chart. Bo Walton’s “Waiting on a Dream” is released by Tabitha Records (TABCD116) on 28 February 2012

        Rock
Datum: 2012-02-22
Label: Tabitha Music
www.bowalton.webs.com

THE LYNX
Still love you


        Rock
Datum: 2012-02-07
Label:

C.J. CHENIER
Teddy Bear / au Contrer Mon Frere / Man smart Women smarter


        Rock
Datum: 2012-02-05
Label: Alligator Records

JOHN NICOLE MUSIC
All along the watchtower / While my guitar gently weeps
Born in Fort Lauderdale, Fl, in 1949, John Nicole spent much of his early youth playing at the beaches in southern Florida, enjoying fresh air and sunshine, fishing, driving fast, acting in local and regional theater, working in films, such as “The Eight Daffodil,” produced by Burt Reynolds. John attended Palm Beach College years while acting for a number of regional theaters and playing in a rock during weeknights. John formed a band and played drums for “The Electric Harpoons, “the opening band for Florida’s first official Love In.” While he started his professional career in music by playing drums, much earlier in his life he studied guitar (on an “Elvis” guitar), and began improvising tunes on his grandmother’s grand piano. During college became friends with Burt Reynolds who had once gone to the same school as John. Reynolds offered to help finance John’s continued training in art of acting. John moved to New York City to study at the prestigious American Academy of Dramatic Arts. For a brief time, John was managed by the William Morris Agency performed in a few off-Broadway musicals and plays. During his time in New York, he began a series of informal and experimental recording sessions which led to a collection of early work titled, “What Truth Is There To Being?” which is now being considered by John as a future release. John’s unique style and eclectic array of genres, sounds, spaces and tone, have led to the success of his most recent CD entitled “Breathing You.”

        Rock
Datum: 2012-02-04
Label:
www.JohnNicoleMusic.com

MARK LANEGAN BAND
Blues Funeral
Mark Lanegan Bands nya albumet går under namnet ”Blues Funeral” och följer upp kritikerrosade ”Bubblegum” från 2004. Lanegan har en lång karriär i ryggen och har tidigare figurerat i en rad olika konstellationer. Bland dessa kan nämnas Screaming Trees, Queens of the Stone Age och som ena halvan i duon med Isobel Campell från Belle & Sebastian. ”Blues Funeral” är inspelad tillsammans med Alain Johannes i Hollywood och inleds med singeln ”The Gravedigger’s Blues”. Albumet består totalt av tolv spår som gästas av bland andra Jack Irons, Greg Dulli och Josh Homme. Brittiska MOJO har redan i sin recension utsett ”Blues Funeral” till en kommande klassiker och gett högsta betyg!

        Rock
Datum: 2012-01-30
Label: 4AD
www.marklanegan.com

LOUISE HOFFSTEN
Looking for Mr. God
Hon är fortfarande blond. Hon pratar fortfarande samma breda östgötska. Hon skrattar fortfarande på samma sätt. Ett fniss som blir ett garv. Som klyver ansiktet och förvandlar ögonen till glittrande springor. Men hon har femton års erfarenhet av ett annat liv. Ett liv där gråten varit en lika nära vän som skrattet. Ett liv där inget längre är sig likt. Ett liv där bluesen är en realitet, inte något som hon bara sjunger om. Bluesen, det blå, är en konstant. Till en början var det ett becksvart mörker, så småningom en blå vardag, i dag en levande verklighet med man och barn. Ett liv kort sagt. I mitten av 90-talet drabbades Louise Hoffsten av MS, multiple skleros, en neurologisk sjukdom som påverkar det centrala nervsystemet. Domningar, förlamningar, yrsel och dubbelseende är några av symptomen. Det finns de som har det tusen resor värre. Säger hon. Bland dem som har samma sjukdom ser hon sig som en som dragit vinstlotten. Louise vill inte prata så mycket om sin sjukdom och när vi börjar tala om Louise och MS stannar inspelningsfunktionen på min iPhone. Det har aldrig inträffat tidigare. Men jag vet ju att Louise Hoffsten besitter magiska krafter. När hon skulle sälja sin lägenhet för en massa år sedan gick det till en början trögt. Kvällen innan den sista och avgörande visningen skrev hon ner några rader på en lapp och utförde voodoriter. Det fungerade, spekulanterna stod i kö. Och nu sitter vi i Enskede och ska prata om det allra svåraste och det tar emot. Louise vill sjunga sin sorg för oss. Inte prata om den. Hon vill tjuta ut sin blues genom ett munspel. Inte snyfta fram den i ord och meningar. Hon berättar att hon mår bättre än någonsin. För två år sedan fick hon en ny medicin och har sedan dess varit skovfri. Det är när skoven kommer som hon ramlar ner i ett svart hål och minsta vardagssyssla blir ett oöverstigligt hinder. Förra hösten gick hon från blått till svart, inte på grund av sjukdomen, utan för att hennes älskade far gick bort. Gunnar Hoffsten, mannen med trumpeten och skivaffären i Linköping. Där alla skivorna fanns, Louise’s bibliotek, där hon kunde höra hur mycket Cornelis och Monica Z hon ville, spela hur mycket John Lee Hooker, Howlin’ Wolf och Janis Joplin hon önskade, lyssna på Zeppelin, Hendrix och Little Feat till korna kom hem. Efter pappa Gunnars teoretiska och praktiska musikutbildning var det raka spåret mot stjärnorna. Hon har försörjt sig som sångerska sedan 18-årsåldern. Sky High med Claes Yngström var starten, sen var det soloplattor, Cornelis-tolkningar, filmmusik och albumet Rhythm & Blonde som ledde till Rockbjörnar och Grammisar. Drömmen om att erövra Amerika kraschade så småningom, istället blev det folkmusik och Knäckebrödsblues och shower med rocktema. Och liten revansch när Faith Hill spelade in ”Bring Out the Elvis”. Upphovspengarna från Hills tio miljonersäljare räckte till insatsen för Enskede-huset där Lousie, maken Dan och sonen Adrian bor. Men i höstas trodde Louise att det var slut med sången och musiken. Pappa Gunnar försvann och med honom lusten att skapa musik. Det var ju för honom hon innerst inne hade spelat. I alla år. Nu var han borta och allt han stod för. Varför skulle hon fortsätta skriva låtar, spela in dem och ge ut dem i en värld där ingen längre intresserade sig för att köpa skivor? Hon tappade sugen, musik var tråkigt. Mitt i sorgen över den tappade lusten fick hon kontakt med låtskrivarparet Stefan Örn och Sandra Bjurman (som vann Eurovision Contest genom att skriva Azerbajans bidrag ). Då vände allt. De började skriva tillsammans. På tremanhand. Rock. Back to basic. Och dessutom – vad annat kunde hon göra? Ingen utbildning och ingen yrkeserfarenhet förutom att stå på en scen. Att ha utsetts till hedersdoktor vid Linköpings universitet är en ära, men det ger inga jobb. Louise minns när hon var i Israel och sökte in på ett nunnekloster och abbedissan sa: ”Louise, det är sjunga du ska göra”. Inget annat. Inte försöka bli nunna. Louise var på flykt från sin sjukdom och sökte alla möjliga och omöjliga vägar för att få frid. Men ingen frid gavs. Lika lite som frihet ges. Den erövras. Och återerövras. Att det är sången som är grundbulten i hennes liv tydliggjordes hos nunnorna precis som skedde i mötet med Stefan och Sandra. Det är bara att fortsätta. Inte för att the show must go on. Utan för att Lousie Hoffstens liv inte kan se ut på annat sätt. Och snart är hon en av Stjärnorna på slottet i tv. Inget som hon tar så där väldigt högtidligt. Men det är roligt att vara med, träffa nya och intressanta människor. Nästan lika roligt som att åka till Sollefteå en gråkall novemberdag och hålla föredrag för Vårdförbundet. På nya singeln ”I’ll get by” sjunger hon att vi inte ska oroa oss för henne, hon klarar sig. Att göra misstag, att bränna sig, att snubbla, att till och med falla, är det enda sättet att ta sig fram genom livet. Inget vet detta bättre än hon som sjunger dessa ord. Hon vet vilket som är hennes instrument. Rösten. Som är en gudagåva. En naturtillgång. Inget som går att köpa på tv-shop eller Blocket. Finns endast i ett exemplar. Lyssna noga. Det här är Louise Hoffsten.

        Rock
Datum: 2012-01-26
Label: Warner Music
www.hoffsten.com

OMAR & THE HOWLERS
Muddy Springs Road


        Rock
Datum: 2012-01-22
Label: RUF Records

JIM BUSH
Angels calling / Drinkin´wine spo-dee-o-dee / I got some dinkin´ to do / It´s only fair / Circus Boy / What you see in me /


        Rock
Datum: 2012-01-22
Label: Blaze Records

CALLE BRICKMAN
Poor Old Mr Woogie
From the album wirth the same name

        Rock
Datum: 2012-01-22
Label: Ball and Chain Records

DANA FUCHS
Drive / Nothing´s what I cry for
Dana Fuchs is a phenomenon, a singer whose mesmerizing voice and presence has led critics to compare her to Rock Legends from Janis to Jagger. Dana’s portrayal of “Sadie” in the highly acclaimed film Across the Universe has exposed her considerable talents to a wider, international audience. Dana and her band spent time in 2010 successfully harnessing the energy & power of her live show in the studio for their new album, Love To Beg (Ruf Records), just released this April. “I’m really excited about the new material and the energy we captured in the studio,” says Dana. “Jon and I wrote most of the tunes while touring for pretty much the past year and we feel this new album really captures all of our influences in a sincere and powerful way.” Since then, Dana has been touring the globe non-stop bringing her high energy “Rock & Roll Church of Love” to audiences far and wide. Love To Beg is a combination of Rock, Soul, Gospel and Blues that captures the visceral energy she brings to the stage every night. “Honestly, we recorded this collection of songs for ourselves and our fans,” says Dana. “We weren’t thinking about having a 3-minute song with ‘hooks’ or worrying about the often dark nature of the lyrics. We just trusted our own musical instincts and let it rip. I can’t wait for the world to hear the new CD and I can’t wait to bring it to life onstage.” But Dana has been honing her craft and creating vibrant music from an early age. The youngest of six musical children, Dana was raised in a small town in rural Florida surrounded by music – her older siblings’ band playing classic rock in the garage, Ray Charles and Hank Williams on her parents’ turntable and a big dose of 70’s and 80’s funk at school. At age 12, she joined the First Baptist Gospel Choir and was singing, shouting and praising the lord every week in a small black church on the outskirts of town. “The best advice I ever got was from a matronly African American woman who told me to just let ‘Mama Music’ take over. I felt inspired, liberated and scared!” At 16, she was fronting a popular local band at a roadside Holiday Inn. It was the beginning of a hunger for singing and the stage that Wildwood, Florida couldn’t possibly satiate. Soon she was headed north, telling friends and family she was “going to New York to sing the blues”. Arriving in NYC alone and broke at the age of 19, Dana soon found herself down-and-out on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. After the wake-up call of her older sister’s suicide (Donna was Dana’s first musical mentor), Dana pulled herself together and was determined to reconnect with her passion for music. She began hitting the local blues jams with a vengeance and it was at one of these sessions that she met Jon Diamond, an established NYC guitarist who toured with Joan Osborne and Debbie Davies. Immediately recognizing a musical chemistry, they formed the Dana Fuchs Band. Within a year, the band was a feature act in New York City’s best clubs, often sharing the stage and performing with the likes of John Popper, James Cotton, and Taj Mahal. For another year Dana immersed herself in the blues, playing three long sets a night, four nights a week – until sunrise – honing her formidable vocal power and performance style, all the while building a large, loyal following. After a couple of years working the blues circuit, Dana knew it was time for a change and decided to tell her own story and create her own music. She and Jon began writing intensively and putting together a solid body of original rock songs. “I didn’t grow up on Tobacco Road, so my personal ‘blues’ had a different story and I needed to tell it. I also needed to explore and express my rock and roll side more.” Soon Dana was back on the Lower East Side again, only this time on stage with the band, debuting her songs to a packed house at Arlene’s Grocery. The fan response was overwhelming. The band was soon selling out shows at The Mercury Lounge, The Stephen Talkhouse and BB King’s, sharing the bill with luminaries including Little Feat, Marianne Faithfull, and Etta James to name just a few. Shortly thereafter, the producers of the off-Broadway hit “Love, Janis,” hearing raves about Dana from various cast and crew-members, asked her to come in for an audition. Dana went in, sang a few bars of “Piece of My Heart,” and was offered the role of Janis Joplin on the spot. “I had 8 days to learn 20 Joplin tunes and 52 pages of dialogue. One of the most exciting challenges of my life!” Playing Janis four nights a week garnered Dana a whole new audience who were soon regulars at her band’s shows listening to Dana performing her own music. The Dana Fuchs Band has released several acclaimed albums, from their studio debut Lonely for a Lifetime to their 2008 internationally distributed Live in NYC CD and DVD. According to Dana, “Live performance is the way I get to truly spill my soul and connect with an audience. I love being in the studio but in live performance every second is a new creation.”

        Rock
Datum: 2012-01-22
Label: RUF Records

MANHATTAN ROB
Bad Passenger
Rob Walsh started out playing his music as a solo coffeehouse performer and street musician in 70's New York City. It was there he was given the name "Manhattan Rob" by his street-level associates in the Washington Square set. With the close of the 70's, Walsh became an active side-man on bass, saxophone and guitar during the post-punk era in Max's Kansas City, CBGB and other NYC venues. After an extended foray into the London Pub scene, Rob returned to the 1980's New York club scene. Rob fronted the enigmatic Hi-Fi TIE, which enjoyed the attention of large audiences in the large rooms as well as smaller venues. Hi-Fi TIE released one EP titled "The Boys Can't Help It" on Right On Red Records in 1984. During the pursuit of other career horizons, Rob spent 10 years traveling in the heartland and cities of America. When it came time to sing again in 2010, Walsh resurrected his moniker from nearly 30 years past. He made the rounds at the open mics, in the biker bar circuit, in the hills of Northern New Jersey. While doing solo acoustic gigs and as leader of Manhattan Rob & The Vagabonds, he drew on his life-long feel for the blues and the folk-like roots in him that were reawkened by his years of travel. Walsh's books of self-penned compositions grew considerably in 2010 and 2011. Since the past decade of traveling, making contact with so many people, in so many places, he had plenty of material to build with. Walsh's writing comes from the heart, and he tries to write from his listener's heart. His themes tend to be populist with the added ingredient of personal depths that many are able to share. Manhattan Rob's treatment of traditional blues is unique, as he sometimes completely re-engineers a song to get his rhythmic point across, and his audiences groovin'. When Rob sets his hands to covers, he usually draws from the pop and soul standards from the 60's, as well as his favorite traditional blues numbers. With his unique application of interpretations and compositions, when Manhattan Rob performs a song, you know its coming from Manhattan Rob. In 2012 Walsh released his debut CD "Bad Passenger".

        Rock
Datum: 2012-01-21
Label: Rob´s Downstairs Records
manhattanrob.com

THE DOORS
She smells so nice
24/1 släpps The Doors “L.A. Woman – 40th anniversary”, en skiva som i orginalutgåva innehöll blivande Doors-klassiker som L.A. Woman, Love her madly och Riders on the storm”. “L.A. Woman – 40th anniversary” innehåller bl a “She smells so nice”, en låt som producenten Bruce Botnick hittade när han gick igenom “the L.A. Woman sessions tapes”. ”She smells so nice” är alltså den första tidigare outgivna The Doors-låten på 40 år!

        Rock
Datum: 2012-01-12
Label: Rhino
www.thedoors.com/

THE UNKOOL HILLBILLIES
Pause´n´Rewind


        Rock
Datum: 2011-12-29
Label: UNKOOL Music
www.unkool.se

RICK SHAFFER
Hidden Charms
Rick Shaffer’s album, “Hidden Charms,” continues, expands, and nicely follows-up the feel of his first solo album, “Necessary Illusion,” released March of 2010

        Rock
Datum: 2011-12-28
Label: Tarock Music

STATUS QUO
Quid Pro Quo (2-CD)


        Rock
Datum: 2011-12-22
Label: Fourth Chord Records
www.statusquo.com

KARLING ABBEYGATE
Dig Baby Dig / Miss Fortune
No one can dispute that Karling Abbeygate inspires the audience to have a grand old time. She is traditional yet VERY different. She gets the tongues wagging with her twirling, her alt-rockabilly dresses and her unpredictable often-hysterical stage banter. But yet… despite all the showmanship, her voice is magical. No one denies this. She is like a nightingale reaching into your soul and touching on the tender points but she’s also like a thunderstorm rocking the room and growling out sheer power and fire, slamming that bastard ex-boyfriend into the dirt! If you want something that is not safe, is not predictable, yet is well within Rockabilly tradition, then you are looking for this creative award-winning creature Karling Abbeygate. And it’s not like she doesn’t have peer reviews! Whether she’s song writing with Big Sandy, doing backgrounds with Kim Lenz, performing duets with James Intveld, or recording at 4 Star Studios (Patsy Cline’s early label) Karling is always up to something. She just completed a very successful tour of Europe. The fans were left chanting “We want more, we want more, we want more!” The Russian backing band were left wondering if they can get visas so they can play permanently with her. And R.J. the Dutch Rockabilly singer also featured on the tour, is currently perfecting his Karling Abbeygate Twirl as we speak. The first album released on hip label Dionysus Records is very traditional honky tonk country--just like Patsy Cline, Tammy Wynette or June Carter--lots of heart wrenching ballads that surely show Karling’s unique and pitch perfect emotional impact. This debut effort earned her three Los Angeles Music Awards: Rockabilly Artist Of the Year, Rockabilly Album Of The Year, Americana Vocalist Of The Year. Yet her new CD that’s out this coming Spring is a complete departure. Think Lulu meets Wanda Jackson, who then has a conference call with David Bowie who’s lunching with The Polecats--they exchange notes and then--write a 14 song album! Let’s just say the pre-release has already won a coveted Hollywood Music In Media Award! This girl can do no wrong. It’s only been a short time since she catapulted onto the rockabilly scene. Her first show was opening for Wayne Hancock. Her all star band featuring Thomas Yearsley (The Paladins) on bass, (who by the way said it was the first time in years that he’d felt truly inspired enough to pull his bass out of its bag)--Joey Altruda on guitar (producer of Big Sandy, James Imtveld, Bozz, Glen Glen, and more) and Daniel Glass (Royal Crown Review) on drums. And NO, she doesn’t have a big money backer. These guys play with her because she’s THAT GOOD! Karling will be touring Europe again in 2010 to promote the new album which is already controversial with its suggestive bondage-like cover art. But just listen to the songs! And then you’ll see what all the fuss is about. Amelda May proved that true talent will prevail, and Karling Abbeygate is next in-line. Grab a date now while it’s still affordable!

        Rock
Datum: 2011-12-13
Label: WT Records
karlingmusic.com

LOUISE HOFFSTEN
I´ll get by
Den 18 januari släpper Warner Music nya albumet ”Looking for Mr. God”. "Jag har spelat in en jättestark ny skiva och har precis inlett ett samarbete med Warner Music och det känns fantastiskt kul, de har ett fantastiskt team. Jag känner mig väldigt peppad för framtiden", kommenterar Louise Hoffsten. I mitten av 90-talet drabbades Louise Hoffsten av MS, multiple skleros, en neurologisk sjukdom som påverkar det centrala nervsystemet. Domningar, förlamningar, yrsel och dubbelseende är några av symptomen. Första singeln från albumet heter ”I’ll Get By” där sjunger hon att vi inte ska oroa oss för henne, hon klarar sig. Att göra misstag, att bränna sig, att snubbla, att till och med falla, är det enda sättet att ta sig fram genom livet. Inget vet detta bättre än hon som sjunger dessa ord. Hon vet vilket som är hennes instrument. Rösten. Som är en gudagåva. En naturtillgång. Finns endast i ett exemplar. Lyssna noga. Det här är Louise Hoffsten. Tillsammans med Kim Anderzon, Christer Lindarw, Johan Rheborg och Johan Rabaeus är Louise Hoffsten en av deltagarna i SVTs Stjärnorna på slottet. Programmet börjar sändas på juldagen och sänds därefter lördagar under januari. Under en vecka lever deltagarna tillsammans ett slottsliv på Görvälns slott vid Mälaren utanför Stockholm. Varje stjärna hyllas under en dag och utmanar sina kollegor med olika uppdrag. Louises dag hyllas den lördagen den 7 januari. Albumet är producerat av Stefan Örn och mixat av Niklas Flyckt, Ronnie Lahti & Stefan örn. På albumet medverkar Louise Hoffsten - sång & munspel, Mikael Nilsson – trummor & slagverk, Johan Glössner – bas, gitarr & akustisk gitarr, Stefan Örn – gitarr, Oskar Appelqvist – piano, orgel, Sandra Bjurman, Johan Glössner, Oskar Appelqvist och Peter Kvint. Albumet kommer följas av en omfattande Sverige turné i Mars-April.

        Rock
Datum: 2011-12-08
Label: Metronome
www.hoffsten.com

EYEBALLIN´ TORPEDOES
Grace n´ Grit
30 november är den meskalinosande neorockabilly-trion Eyeballin’ Torpedoes tillbaka med den efterlängtade 7 tums vinylen Grace n’ Grit på anrika Zorch Productions. På skivan finns fyra låtar som för tankarna till bortglömd bluegrass, vild spagetthiwestern och plågade mexikanska Mariachimusiker. Hämtat ur en värld av trasiga hjärtan, rastlösa sökare och bekymmersfria hembrännare. Eyeballin’ Torpedoes kommer från Stockholm och har funnits sedan 2004. Bandet frontas av Bob Lind på sång och gitarr, Martin Lind bakom och runt kontrabasen och Erik Hallingström på trummor. Eyeballin’ Torpedoes har tidigare släppt fullängdaren Los Pobres Diablos 2009, Boneshaker 2010 och In Stereo where Available 2004. De har även medverkat på en rad samlingsskivor bland annat Hellacopters-hyllningen Dancing on your graves 2010. Skivan är inspelad på Studio s:t Eriksplan 1 i Stockholm och mastrad av Brian Lucey på Magic Garden Mastering, Ohio (Black Keys, Arizona). Med på skivan medverkar även country/rockabilly-veteranerna Christer Åberg (Staffan Hellstrand, Cajun Hurricane med flera) på fiol och banjo och Andre Hakwinsson (Lil’ Linn & the Lookout Boys, Sleazy Rustic Boys med flera) på triple neck lapsteel. Släppet firas in med releasefest på Bonden i Stockholm den 3 december och efter det åker bandet iväg på en europaturné. Till våren följer fler spelningar i Sverige och festivaler i Europa.

        Rock
Datum: 2011-11-22
Label: Zorch Productions
www.eyeballintorpedoes.com

THE LYNX feat RAYBURN ANTHONY
Cruisin



        Rock
Datum: 2011-11-21
Label:

SAVOY BROWN
Voodoo Moon
Kim Simmonds began his solo acoustic career in 1997 with the release of the CD, “Solitaire”. An album of traditional blues, “Solitaire” was the starting point of Kim’s rediscovery of his love of the acoustic guitar. In the truest sense of the word, “Solitaire” was a true solo album and an encouraging beginning for Kim and a fine addition to the acoustic music world. Expanding upon the traditional foundation of “Solitaire”, “Blues Like Midnight” was one of 2001’s pleasant surprises as Kim’s songwriting depth and vocals shined right along with his always stellar guitar playing. A favorite of both fans and critics, “Blues Like Midnight” provided Kim with a firm foothold on the acoustic live music circuit including his first solo tour of the U.K. With his third release in 2004, "Struck By Lightning", Simmonds pulled out all the stops with an album again full of superb guitar playing but this time fully augmented with a powerful acoustic rhythm section. The CD was well received and as one reviewer stated, "Kim's other solo albums were good, but this is probably his best". Kim's newest release, "Out Of The Blue", is a collection of varied material that places him in a new setting, that of the singer/songwriter. This time around the guitar playing is understated with more emphasis on the song. His baritone voice has aged well, matured perhaps and now stands out throughout the CD's eleven songs. A "bare bones" recording with just the occasional background vocal, percussion and string section, "Out Of The Blue" displays Simmonds' wider musical range that will act as a perfect introduction for first time listeners.

        Rock
Datum: 2011-11-20
Label: RUF Records

THE LENNEROCKERS
White Mices, Pink Elephants and strong Liqueur / Coupe de Ville / High Class Lady
The Lennerockers have been a solid part of the European rock ‘n‘ roll and country scene for 27 years. In total, they have given more than 2,200 concerts in over 20 countries and shared stages with illustrious artists such as Fats Domino, Wanda Jackson, Tanya Tucker and Mark Chesnutt. After selling more than 50,000 albums it was time for the band’s first Best Of release. 17 of the Lennerockers' most popular songs as well as 3 brand new releases can be found on the album. And what other title is more fitting than “High Class Lady”, an original song by the Lennerockers that has been covered in the meantime by many rock ‘n‘ roll bands in Europe?

        Rock
Datum: 2011-11-18
Label: AGR Television Records

 



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