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Review: Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard – The Non-Stop EP

Posted on 13 Jul 2020 at 10:08am

Tom Rees has already managed to divine at least one essential truth in his role as writer and guitarist in Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard – that as the group’s bio perceptively declares (yes, in capital letters): YOU CAN LOVE OLD ROCK WITHOUT PASTICHING IT.

This is important, both because navigating the byways of tribute bands, throwback acts, back-to-their-roots collectives and ageing stiffs milking the heritage circuit is impossible, and because the Welsh quartet play rock and roll which sounds quite old, but also isn’t a pastiche.

BBB first arrived in 2018 with the prancing retro-boogie of Double Denim Hop, a song which, had it been delivered without lashings of insouciant tongue-in-cheek, would’ve resulted in the band being chased around their native Cardiff by a posse of irate Mojo readers. Unperturbed, they then repeated the trick with Late Night City, a vintage Mick n’ Keef jam about the ‘Sermons’ they run as club nights; hedonistic sprees that Rees without seemingly blinking says are all about, ‘trying to create a reality out of rock, religion and cultism’.

The quartet are hardly the first outfit in history to operate under the belief that they have the old gods of rock on their side (indeed, one of them is invoked on the stomping John Lennon Is My Jesus Christ), but rather than zipping up their jumpsuits and hoping for the best, The Non-Stop EP does enough to win over both cynics and zealots.

Track Of The Week: The Goa Express – Be My Friend

Posted on 11 Jul 2020 at 6:30am

The Goa Express have our pick of the week’s new tracks with their second single Be My Friend.

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Track Of The Week: Mass Datura – Eternally Sold Separately

Posted on 04 Jul 2020 at 7:45am

Our pick of the week’s new tracks comes from Mass Datura who will release their Wish Untitled album later this month.

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Track Of The Week: Advertisement – Freedom

Posted on 20 Jun 2020 at 7:25am

Freedom, the second single from Advertisement‘s forthcoming debut album, is our pick of the week’s new tracks.

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Track Of The Week: Evening Hymns – Pyrenees

Posted on 13 Jun 2020 at 7:33am

Track Of The Week is the third song to be released from the upcoming Evening Hymns album Heavy Nights.

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Track Of The Week: Girls In Synthesis – The Images Agree

Posted on 06 Jun 2020 at 5:18am

Our latest pick of the week is the new track taken from Girls In Synthesis‘ forthcoming debut album Now Here’s An Echo From Your Future.

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Double Denim Hop next up from Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard’s debut EP Non-Stop

Posted on 05 Jun 2020 at 10:03am

Next from the new Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard EP is Double Denim Hop.

Track Of The Week: Les Big Byrd – Roofied Angels

Posted on 30 May 2020 at 8:54am

A seven-minute sprawl out of Stockholm combining the worlds of classic 60s girls groups and 70s pioneering hard rock is our latest Track Of The Week.

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Live4ever’s Best Of 2020: The Albums…So Far

Posted on 26 May 2020 at 7:39am

Nearly halfway there people. Nearly halfway through the annus horribilis to end all anni horribiles (googled the plural).

At least for music fans, during the utter s**tstorm that is 2020, artists have been ploughing through isolation, financial turmoil and postponed dates to deliver another selection box of unmissable albums to our front doors – here’s ten of the best we’ve featured on Live4ever so far…

Live4ever Exclusive: Carlos O’Connell of Fontaines D.C. joins Film Noir on Lee Hazlewood’s For A Day Like Today

Posted on 20 May 2020 at 6:01am

Joséphine de la Baume’s new garage-rock band Film Noir have teamed up with Fontaines D.C. guitarist Carlos O’Connell for a cover of Lee Hazlewood‘s early seventies, widescreen country track For A Day Like Today – have a first listen with Live4ever below.

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