Originally named after a TV Weathergirl the lads were infatuated with (Becky Jago), Norwich’s Hardly Mozart seem like a cheery bunch. This, their debut album is a chirpy little slice of indie-rock, without suffering the crippling pretention that seems to afflict so many bands on that circuit. Continue Reading
If you ask most people who the original singer of AC/DC was, they’d probably say Bon Scott right? Wrong. It was in fact this bloke, Dave Evans, until 1974. He may be long out of AC/DC via a fair few other projects, but it’s clear that kick-ass blues rock n roll is very much still his style. Continue Reading
Mixing together music of wildly differing genres is a tricky business. For every band like the Eureka Machines who are capable of taking a very unlikely set of influences and mixing them together to create something genuinely special, there’s a group of people who try the same trick and get it quite horribly wrong.
I first encountered Raising Sand at a gig promoted by our esteemed ed Nix a few months ago and was impressed by them. Sufficiently so that when the option of giving this album a review came up at the most recent Pure Rawk staff meeting/drinking session, I jumped at the chance.