Grave Reviews is a non profit blog focusing on music reviews based out of the Manchester/Sheffield section of England, or just wherever a signal can be found on a smart phone/laptop in the UK. Grave Reviews began at the start of 2013 and continues to continue.
Live review: Teho Teardo & Blixa Bargeld perform as part of the Bradford/Leeds multi-day Recon Festival on the 26th September 2014.
The Howard Assembly Room is an almost-perfect setting for the sounds of the collaboration between German-born Einsturzende Neubauten frontman Blixa Bargeld and Italian electronic-music composer Teho Teardo. The structure built around the stage has an almost apse-like…
“With his much-anticipated new album Phantom Radio just under a month away on 20th October, MARK LANEGAN BAND have today announced news of an extensive European tour running from January through to March 2015. The tour will touch down in the UK January 20-29, including a performance at Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London.”
UK dates are as follows, for more information please see the relevant venue…
Electric Boys, formed in the late 1980s in Sweden, is one of those bands that are lumped in with the “’80s hair metal” scene, but this band actually doesn’t share many features in common with the likes of Motley Crue, Poison or Quiet Riot. With Electric Boys, there is none of the macho muscle-flexing in their music that is associated with ’80s rock. Their sound is often flamboyant, but it’s…
Sad Lover / No Bells On Sunday (2014) / Mark Lanegan Band
“Sad Lover” by Mark Lanegan Band, the lead single from the EP “No Bells on Sunday“, sees Mark Lanegan take a new direction. One of the biggest changes we can hear is how upbeat and radio-friendly Sad Lover is. The song may use the word ‘sad’ quite often throughout, but the general tone is quite the opposite: Sad Lover holds the common…
Grave Reviews takes a look at the new release from CJ Wildheart: Mable, an album full of personality and good humour.
It’s been seven years since CJ Wildheart released a solo album. Since then, his band The Wildheartshave released albums, gone on “hiatus” and returned to grace the nostalgia circuit with strings of sold out shows. It seems the love for The Wildhearts in the UK has never died down,…
The Cramps ditch their horror-flick-lyric set & head for the sun with tongue-in-cheek “Kizmiaz”
The Cramps “A Date with Elvis”
The Crampsare one of those legendary bands: every rock fan has heard them, and if not they’ll most likely have seen the logo on someone’s t-shirt or patch. The band certainly wasn’t about innovation, it was more about a revival of old rock’n’roll. Over their 25 year…
Brody Dalle returns to the UK to play an intimate show ahead of the release of her new album
It’s the long awaited return of Brody Dalle to the UK shores, and it was explosive. Brody and co (including ex Distillersband mate Tony Bevilacqua) appeared on stage late, 45 mins after the dire support band (they had a violinist, a guitarist whose guitar sounded like a violin and an acoustic guitar you…
The Quireboys are one of a few survivors of the late ’80s/early ’90s “glam” scene - a lot of bands with differing sounds but with a few similar qualities, all lumped into a loose idea of a genre: the Quireboys were sorted into a group with the likes of LA Guns or the Dogs d’Amour, none of which really sound the same.
London Hoxton Bar & Grill - 24th Febraury (SOLD OUT)
Glasgow Garage - 21st April
Manchester Academy 2 - 22nd April
Camden Electric Ballroom - 24th April
Sheffield Leadmill - 25th April
Birmingham O2 Academy2 - 26th April
Tickets are available from this Friday at 9am via the usual online outlets. For more information, please refer to ents24.com
New album also announced, more info here
photo credit: Chapman Baehler