Thursday, October 27, 2016

On The Record - Music: Talking With Trevor Lewington Of The Celtic Rock Band Enter The Haggis

Trevor Lewington from Enter The Haggis discusses the band's new album "Broken Arm" and filming the videos for each of the songs on the new EP. They also give us the insight to the meaning of the band's Irish-based name, Enter The Haggis.

CD Review: Check Out New Releases From The Legal Matters, Myles Sanko & The Robert Kraft Trio

From Detroit comes the sophomore release from pop/rock band The Legal Matters titled "Conrad." The new albums shows the development and maturity in their songwriting since their debut album two years prior. The new eleven-song release begins with the wonderful harmonies of "Anything," before digging back to their influences on the Beatles-inspired "I'm Sorry Love." They bring together their voices for the undeniable pop appeal of "Minor Key," then bring out their guitars for the more rock-infused "Short Term Memory." When they slow the tempo down for the acoustic-based "Pull My String," you can appreciate the bond between band members Andy Reed, Chris Richards and Keith Klingensmith. The album wraps up with angelic harmonies of "Hip Hooray" and "Lull And Bye," before finishing with smooth rock sound of "Better Days." To find out more about The Legal Matters and their latest release "Conrad," please visit

UK jazz/soul artist Myles Sanko will be releasing his new full-length album "Just Being Me," on October 28th. The new eleven-song release begins with the short, trickling instrumental "Freedom," which leads into the soul-infused R&B tones of "Just Being Me." Sanko picks the tempo up for the classic sound of "Promises" as his vocals ignite your body to move. The album continues with the piano introduction of "This Ain't Living," which then leads into the song's Stevie Wonder-like groove. His vocals soar on "For You" as the music carries a pop/disco break that gives his sound a nostalgic feel. The album finishes with the free-form vocals of "Land Of Paradise" and the smooth R&B tones of "Missing You," before closing with the spiritual, gospel-like delivery of "Empty Road." To find out more about Myles Sanko and his new album "Just Being Me," please visit

The Robert Kraft Trio recently released their latest single "Gotta Have You" which has a nostalgic rhythm & blues sound that swings with its smooth Motown-like delivery. The flipside of their new 45-inch single is the sixties-sounding pop appeal of "I Want To Show You" as their sound will definitely transport you to an earlier time in music. To find out more about The Robert Kraft Trio, please visit their Facebook page at

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

CD Review: New Music From Underground Rock Artists The Bordellos, The Dead Love & SIANspheric

Arriving from the U.K. is the latest release from the underground folk/rock band The Bordellos. Their latest release titled "How To Lose Friends And Influence No-One" continues The Bordellos duty of singing the truth. The new thirteen-song release begins with the indie-folk protest of "I Don't Believe In MFs Anymore." They bring down the mood with the dark tones of "Unhappy Song," before finally plugging-in for the controversial, garage-rock of "Gary Glitter." They attack the BBC with "Did The Bastards At The BBC Kill John Peel?," then blast away your frown with the grunge-like buzz of "Fanzine Smile." Their new album wraps up with the moody acoustics of "Stone Turns To Stone" as The Bordellos take you on a word-filled journey, before finishing with the expressive sonic landscape of "Piss On Spotify." To find out more about The Bordellos and their latest release "How To Lose Friends And Influence No-One," please visit their Facebook page at

Next from Sydney comes the latest release from Australian grunge legends The Dead Love titled "So Whatever." Their new sophomore release begins with the highly energetic rage of "Frown" as their music heads more toward mainstream alternative rock on this latest album. They ignite their sound with the grunge feel of "Down" and the Nirvana-inspired single "Wasteland." They keep the energy going with the upbeat, alternative rock of "Love Drugs," while "99" showcases the band's harder, edgier sound. The album finishes with the guitar driven tempo of "So Whatever" and the final blast of energy from the wonderful rawness of "The End." The Dead Love have a few dates left on their current tour of Canada. To find out more about their new album "So Whatever," please visit

Canadian rock band SIANspheric return with their first new album in fifteen years. The new LP titled "Writing The Future In Letters Of Fire" features ten tracks, beginning with the atmospheric build up of the title-song as the vocals float around the song's smooth rock melody. They slow the tempo down even more for the dark, moody delivery of "I Draw The Line," then add a progressive rock twang to their sound with the eight-minute sonic adventure "I Have It." Their sound explodes with the quick, evasive blast of horns on "Los Herejes," before finishing the album with spiritual feel of "The Simple Exit" and the Pink Floydian tones of "Ender (or the Ethereal Melodies Of Lazerpipe Arkestra)." To find out more about SIANspheric and their latest release "Writing The Future In Letters Of Fire," please visit

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

CD Review: The Neal Morse Band Explore A "Dream" On New Double-Album

American singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Neal Morse is preparing to release his latest album with The Neal Morse Band titled "The Similitude Of A Dream." It will be released on November 11th through Metal Blade Records and is a double-album, clocking in at over 100 minutes. The entire Neal Morse Band is back, including Mike Portnoy on drums, Randy George on bass, Eric Gillette on guitar and Bill Hubauer on keyboards. The songs tell of a journey through dreams, beginning with the subtle strings of "Long Day," which lead into the progressive rock instrumental "Overture." Morse tells the tale of "The Dream" that builds up to the thunderous rock driven "City Of Destruction." The harmonies are wonderful on the magical sounds of "Draw The Line" as the band displays a jazzier side to their music, before continuing with the classic, seventies prog-rock sound of "Back To The City." The first disc finishes with a pair of seven-minute experiments like the early Genesis-sounding "The Ways Of A Fool" and the uplifting, spirited feel of "Breath Of Angels."

The second disc kicks off with the intense, keyboard driven rhythm of "Slave To Your Mind" and the quieter pop/rock of "Shortcut To Salvation." The band comes together to rock out on "The Man In The Iron Cage," before keyboardist Bill Hubauer electrifies "The Road Called Home" with his solo. The Neal Morse Band mix up their sound with the Americana feel of "Freedom Song" and "I'm Running," which sounds like an outtake from The Who. The second disc wraps up with the piano ballad, "The Mask" and the ten-minute, prog-rock adventure of "Broken Sky/Long Day (Reprise)." The Neal Morse Band are starting out 2017 with a North American tour. To find out more about their new album "The Similitude Of A Dream," please visit

Monday, October 24, 2016

CD Review: New Releases From Indie-Artists James Young, Ray Vaughn And Grit

British musician and author James Young is getting his "Songs They Never Play On The Radio" album reissued through Gonzo Multimedia. Fans will remember Young as a member of the band, Faction along with Nico from the Velvet Underground. After Nico's death in 1988, James Young wrote a book about their adventures together and one year later released the album. It features Young performing mostly solo as companion piece to the book and includes excerpts of Nico talking as Young uses her voice within many of the songs. Highlights of the album included the spoken poem of "Down By The Wannsee," the dark folk-rock delivery of "Burn Away" and live versions of the piano ballads "Dog" and "My Funny Valentine." To find out more about the new reissue of James Young's "Songs They Never Play On The Radio," please visit

San Francisco rocker Ray Vaughn has been a part of the music industry since founding the art rock band Hostages in 1979. Since then, he has left his mark on the west coast music scene and is looking to expand with his latest solo album "Wounded Bird." The new full-band release begins with "Human Calculator" as Vaughn's songwriting captures the full-range of his backing band on this up-beat rocker. He picks the tempo up for the energetic, punk-like delivery of "Wounded Bird," then brings on the western flair of "Change In Latitude" with the full support of his band. He builds up the inspirational "Song For You," before closing his new eight-song release with the wonderful, southern country sound of "Rain" and the acoustic, folk-style storytelling of "It Happened On Willow Street." To find out more about Ray Vaughn and his new album "Wounded Bird," please visit

French rock band Grit recently made their debut with their 3-song EP titled "Live At Kramus Deluxe Studio." It showcases this new four-piece band as a blast of raw energy as they begin their new release with "G.F.Y." They have a garage-rock sound made popular by The Black Keys with an addictive rhythm. They follow that with the grunge-like guitar buzzing of "Ready Or Not," before closing their short release with the punk-like energy of "Sister." Grit has videos on their website for the three songs that make up their new EP and they are performing live in Paris in November. To find out more about this rising underground rock band, please visit