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Vintage Trouble – Blues Hand Me Down

Vintage Trouble are right up there with the best of the current crop of “Retro Sound” bands out there and have an awesome R&B vibe going on.  Recommended by Allan Rickwood who says they are awesome live – judging from their appearance on later with Jools Holland, I believe him! Great choice... read more

Rival Sons – Jordan

Californian rockers Rival Sons have been reviving the traditional rock sound for a few years now. Paul Hobson from Moorgate Acoustics in Sheffield has been banging on about how good live they are for yonks – the rest of the world seems to have just about latched on to them now as well. Paul’s recommendation is the track “Jordan”. Taken from their 3rd album “Head Down” this has more than a bit of Jeff Buckley about it. Enjoy.... read more

Nolan Porter – If I Could Only Be Sure

Better know perhaps for his earlier single “Keep On Keeping On” this 1972 release is based on a simple guitar riff, awesome vocals and tight rhythm section. Songs don’t get much better than... read more

Temples – Shelter Song

The only thing I knew of Kettering prior to Temples releasing their debut album was Wicksteed Park – I’d been there as a kid in the 60s and remembered a few big slides and took my own kids there a few years back and it seemed to have grown in to a huge theme park! Maybe the park is the backdrop for Temples sound, probably not. When I first heard this song I expected them to be from Australia and was pleasantly surprised that the sound was from near to my birth town. Enjoy the Jingle... read more

The Stranglers – Hanging Around

The Stranglers had it all; talent, attitude, timing and great songs. It’s hard to choose stand out tracks from their vast album output as there are so many but Hanging Around from their 1977 debut “Rattus Norvegicus” is definitely one.... read more

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