Monthly Archives oktober 2012

„I don’t think 80’s would happen, if there would be Youtube..” (Mike Tramp)

Mike Tramp as a living legend tells his opinion and memories during five minutes at Rockmässan Malmö…

*Which was that moment when you decide to become a musician?

‘It was a kind of big surprise, because I have never planned that. Eventhough I’ve played a little bit of sort of guitar in my class, and things like that, you know. A guy had discovered me and decided he would move me in a band that was much older than me. But all before I knew it to join the band, I left everything, I left my mom, I left school, I was move out from the house, and I wasn’t even 16years old. And it just all happened. After you just look back, when you grow up, that you was only a teenager, and you say, oh my God..’

*Do you think that rocklyrics as ‘When the children cry’, could really help, or change ...

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Doro – Raise your fist

Doro’s new album is finally here, and her fans will be extremely happy. Over the years, first with Warlock and since then as Doro, she has released a steady stream of albums with consistently hight quality and featuring a mix of rock anthems and ballads. Her last album (Fear no evil) came out in early 2009, shortly after she celebrated 25 years of rock, and now in her 29th year of making music, ”Raise your fist” is here. It’s her first album for new label Nuclear Blast.

Brief comments on a few of the tracks…

”Raise your fist in the air” is another classic Doro rock anthem and is the first single to be taken from the album – I can’t wait to hear this one played live.

”It still hurts” is a ballad, and a duet with Lemmy...

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The Jam – The Gift (Super Deluxe edition)

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of The Jam’s last studio album, Universal are releasing a super deluxe edition of the album packed full of extras.

It’s available in two variants – the 2 CD deluxe edition version which features the original album, the singles and B sides and a disc of demos and alternate tracks; and a Super deluxe edition which contains four discs. The first two are the same as in the deluxe edition, the third is Live at Wembley (Dec. 3rd 1982), and the fourth disc is a DVD with footage from Top of the pops, a Danish TV show, live footage and some promo videos.
The super deluxe version also includes an outer box in original striped bag style cover – ‘The Jam – A Gift’, a Hardback 72-page, full-colour book including new interviews with Paul Weller, a new es...

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To mark the 40th anniversary of their formation in Stockport in ’72, Universal Music will release a five-disc box set entitled ‘Tenology’ by era-defining pop maestros 10cc on 19th November 2012. Curated by the four original members – Lol Creme, Kevin Godley, Graham Gouldman and Eric Stewart, ‘Tenology’ features four CDs (two discs of singles, one of selected album tracks, and a further one of B-sides and rarities) and a DVD (featuring all the groundbreaking promo videos and TV performances on Top Of The Pops, BBC In Concert, See You Sunday, Six Fifty Five Special and Pebble Mill).

The packaging for ‘Tenology’ has been exclusively designed – with input from the four original 10cc – by legendary British graphic designer Storm Thorgerson, who, as part of Hipgnosis, worked exten...

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Mediaskare Records announce Free Label compilation download

US label Mediaskare Records have just revealed a free label sampler featuring 10 bands on their roster. The likes of Hundredth and Betrayal feature here. Few labels manage to consistently release music that speaks to so many people, and doesn’t compromise integrity. This is Mediaskare’s way of spreading news of their acclaimed roster a little bit further.

Lar Meade, Head of European A&R, had this to say;

“To celebrate our artists’ achievements, and our new expansion in the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe, all of us here at Mediaskare HQ have put together a free compilation to mark the occasion. Hopefully you get to find some of your new favorite bands along with rocking to your current favorites!

The last few years have seen Mediaskare go from strength to strength, both in the US...

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Katie Cole’s New Single ‘I Can’t Wait’ and Video Out Now!

Acclaimed Australian singer-songwriter Katie Cole has just released her new single ‘I Can’t Wait’ through Beverly Martel Music. The track will be the leadoff single from her much-anticipated album, titled Lay It All Down, which is set for release in February 2013. The album features a guest appearance by songwriting and screen legend Kris Kristofferson.

Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, and now residing in Los Angeles, Cole relocated to the United States to begin developing her sound with acclaimed record producer Howard Willing (Counting Crows, Ok Go, Smashing Pumpkins, Sheryl Crow). The result of this musical partnership was the ”Lost Inside a Moment EP,” which unexpectedly received two BBC Radio 2 playlist spots...

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New Video from Singer/Songwriter Clara Bond

Clara Bond Debut EP The Chase Out November 5th on CRO Productions

View the new video here –

If you asked Clara’s parents they would say that as soon as she could talk, she could sing. But after watching Disneys’ Pocahontas, she refused to stop. Now a professionally trained singing and songwriting virtuoso, her debut EP “The Chase”, featuring impressive lead single “Back To You”, simply glitters with pure pop enchantment.

At the age of fifteen Clara started professional vocal coaching and it only took one lesson for her coach to put her straight into a showcase. It was at this showcase where she was spotted by a producer who invited her to start work on a demo...

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Abba – ABBA Deluxe Edition

Hot on the heels of the well-received Deluxe Edition of The Visitors, November 2012 will see another release in the ABBA Deluxe Edition series. This time the 1975 album simply entitled ABBA, featuring classic hits such as ‘Mamma Mia’, ‘SOS’ and ‘I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do’, gets the Deluxe treatment.

The first disc in this 2-disc package is a CD, which features the original album plus three bonus tracks, all of which have been remastered especially for this release...

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Rainbow are set to release Deluxe Reissues of On Stage and Long Live Rock N’ Roll this November.

Rainbow, lead by the guitarist, Ritchie Blackmore, became synonymous with some of the most well regarded and popular charting Rock songs of the seventies and eighties. From ‘Stargazer’ and ‘Man On A Silver Mountain’ to ‘All Night Long’, ‘Long Live Rock And Roll’ and ‘Since You Been Gone’, each year in the decade of Rainbow was marked by some of the best songs and performances captured both on record and in concert.

Passing through the band were some of the best the genre had to offer...

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Album release November 5th 2012

Released on Specific Jazz (a division of Proper Records)
In Support Of Help For Heroes

With reinforcements:
Jacqui Dankworth, Horse, Carol Kidd, Eddi Reader, Janet Seidel, The Swingcats and Clare Teal

The Royal Air Force Squadronaires are releasing a brand new big band album with Scottish swing singer Todd Gordon and special guests in aid of the British charity, Help for Heroes. It is also a celebration of the centenary of the RAF – formed in 1912 as the Royal Flying Corps and becoming the Royal Air Force six years later.

Conceived by Todd and under the direction of veteran produced Ken Barnes (who worked with Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Peggy Lee and many other greats), the album w...

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