there’s gigs, albums and interviews galore! Firefest 2012 in Nottingham and Shout it out Loud in Germany. here’s the September shake-up:
- Ratt – Shame, Shame, Shame – it’s Stephen Pearcy’s voice; so raw, gritty and sexy. A cracking tune.
- Buckcherry – Everything – a softer side of the blaring hard-rock Americans but a good start to get you tuned in by December for their London gig. Oh, and a new album in 2013 too!
- Kiss – Good Girl Gone Bad – Thickly layered and with Gene Simmons purring away, it’s an Autumn song to warm up those cold nights.
- White Lion – Love Don’t Come Easy – ah, if there was one band that hadn’t broken up! Still, a beautiful song and something softer if that’s your taste. Great vocals, thumping bass and heart-throb lyrics.
- Casanova – Back To The Wall – ballsy, gutsy and with such talent, Casanova dive from the deep and sensual to all guns blazing. King of backing vocals too.
Album of the month: it’s going to have to be Ratt – Out of the Cellar. Yep, they’ve got a track AND album of the month, they’re just that good. You may have heard them in the film, The Wrestler, or you’ve got good taste and have the vinyl. This takes you back to the original Ratt with raunchy lyrics, dirty guitars and hits like Round and Round and Back For More. A classic.
things for your diary:
- Reckless Love – well, the band at least. UK tour and “residency” at the Barfly, London this October. Supports include the likes of French rockers BlackRain. Watch this space for reviews and exclusive interviews.
- Firefest – the home of AOR. Taking place at Rock City in Nottingham from 19th-21st October, you can catch exclusive UK performances of bands such as XYZ (original line-up), Gotthard, Slaughter and Danger Danger. Hurry, tickets sell out nearly six months in advance but you might be lucky!
- Shout it out Loud – heading Germany way? Stick around for the 3rd October to see Crashdiet, Dangerous Toys, Hardcore Superstar, Sister, Vain, Tuff and more. An amazing line up.
- Sister Sin – Now and Forever – due out 23rd October after a 3-month delay. They’ve set the bar high after declaring they weren’t happy with the original record. Check out the single: End of The Line.
i think that’s enough for you to be getting on with ticket ordering and diary re-shuffling, no? If not, keep an eye out here for more sound bites on the latest sleaze and rock news.