In a terrible accident, probably late at night and involving beer some time in 2008, The Loyalties’ debut album disappeared down the back of the sofa at Pure Rawk HQ. Whilst pursuing a lost peanut however, it was rediscovered several years later, and frankly it’s a bloody good album. Now, with The Loyalties rumoured to be resurfacing this autumn, so it seems a good time to finally review it. Continue Reading
After a few quiet weeks, the gig scene in London appears to be picking up again. So much so in fact that this weekend saw me taking in no less than three gigs in two nights. Now I could’ve written these all up separately but I figured instead, I’d cram ’em all into one article for three reasons – a) it saves space on this site, b) it makes it easier for you to browse dear reader and c) if I’m honest I’m just a bit lazy. So here you go, my gig diary of the weekend – enjoy…
Plus support from Azriel, The Human Project plus Me and Mark.
It’s been a fair few years since Evergreen Terrace have been to these shores but, at long last, they’re finally back and in the middle of a pretty huge tour that has so far taken them around the world in support of their latest and most successful album, ‘Almost Home’.
Well this is different. As fellow Pure Rawk scribe Sexy Dave and myself get off the last train east at Hackney Wick station and head through a giant industrial estate called Fish Island somewhere just off the Eastway as the witching hour approaches and the full moon hovers overhead in the sky, it seems kind of apt that we’re heading for a night of zombie rock ‘n’ roll at a converted warehouse.
Possibly one of the few bands to be so hugely influential, and at the same time so widely reviled, Canda’s Rush occupy a unique place in rock history. 40 years down the line, and still releasing new material, the documentary Beyond The Lighted Stage finally tells the story of rock’s ‘biggest cult band’.