Attica Rage

Attica Rage.

Warheads Ltd release date 6.6.16.

Yes they are back!!! That’s right Attica Rage have announced the release of their fourth studio album ‘Warheads LTD’. This album by the Scottish heavy rock titans, is not out till the 6th of June but I think it will be worth the wait.

Attica Rage Performing ‘Warheads Ltd‘ Album Teaser.

For those of you who have not heard them before, why don’t you check out their first album ‘Ruin Nation‘ or their classic ‘Road Dog‘ album which has won awards in Scotland.

Attica Rage performing ‘Killer Carousel‘.

But that’s not everything as they have also announced a tour!!! Yes that’s right, they are touring at the end of this year across the UK and Europe and here are the dates, so what are you waiting for – get your tickets now.

29/05 BISHOPTON Erskine Motorbike Meet
16/07 MANCHESTER SOS Festival 2016
28/08 NORTHWICH Rockwich 2016
29/09 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Head of Steam
30/09 WORKINGTON Carnegie Theatre
01/10 MANCHESTER Rebellion
15/10 LIVERPOOL The Krazyhouse
21/10 DUBLIN On The Rox
22/10 BELFAST Limelight2
28/10 GLASGOW O2 ABC2
03/11 LEICESTER Duffy’s Bar
04/11 CAMBRIDGE Portland Arms
05/11 LONDON Black Heart, Camden

For ticket availability contact Attica Rage on facebook.

Also keep checking our site music224.com for the album review coming soon, plus more great reviews, news and photos from the latest events in rock.

Rock on !!!!!!!!!!!

Feature by Matthew York.

Hard Rock Hell Blues

The O2 Academy Sheffield 16th/17th April 2016.

The O2 Academy Sheffield played host to this year’s sold out HRH Blues festival and as a venue, it was very much suited to this event as it did a wonderful job all weekend. They had the main stage downstairs with plenty of seating and with three bars in operation, there was never too long to wait to be served. Upstairs was the Royalty and VIP area with a great view onto the main stage and a small stage where they had the unplugged sets throughout the event.

Starting the weekend off we had Sugarman Sam and the Voodoo men, this was the last day of their UK tour and finished it off in style with great songs including “Give Me One Reason” and “Stone Cold Man”, engaging the increasing crowd and getting them well into the spirit of a full day of Blues. The rest of Saturday had a great line up on the main stage which included Henry’s Funeral Shoe, Mudcat Blues Trio, Dirty Thrills, and Pig Iron.

Sugarman Sam & The Voodoo Men

The evening saw Ten Years After, Mick Ralphs Blues Band and The Yardbirds take to the main stage and finishing off a great day of good, classic blues rock. Ten Years After stole the show for Saturday and after speaking with many of the crowd they was definitely the favourite band of Saturday. For the lucky VIP’s and Royalty ticket holders there were also a few extra sets on the unplugged stage from The Dirty Thrills, Pig Iron, Sugarman Sam and the Voodoo Men, Ten Years After and a couple of the members from The Mick Ralphs Band. These sets were quick, intimate 15 minute sets which featured in-between the main stage acts.

Ten Years After

The second day was kicked off by Rob Tognoni, who had a great energy on stage and made sure the crowd got involved, warming them up for another full day of blues. We also learnt that he dedicates the 7th song on every album to his wife as this is her favourite number.

Rob Tognoni

Up next was Pontus Snibb and this is what I had been looking forward to all weekend as I have never had the pleasure of seeing him solo or heard him doing blues before. He did not disappoint me with great songs including “One Too Many” and “Pretty Baby”. He also played the first song he had ever written “I’m Walking”.

Pontus Snibb

The rest of Sunday saw the John Verity Band, the Pat McManus Band, Mick Moody and Bernie Marsden take to the main stage with Dr Feelgood finishing the day and also the festival. Dr Feelgood finished the festival brilliantly with songs including “She Does It Right”, “Roxette” and “Down at the Doctors”. They also included a few covers in their set, finishing the night off with a J.B Lenoir cover of “Give Me One More Shot”.

Pat McManus

The unplugged stage only had a couple of sets today from John Verity and Pontus Snibb, both doing a great few songs to a small intimate crowd.

John Verity

I’m sure nobody went away disappointed, HRH did a great job of hosting a weekend of classic blues rock and I’m certainly looking forward to HRH Blues 3 in 2017.

Review by Toni Reed and Photography by Neil Reed.

Dan Reed Network

Fight Another Day – Release Date 3rd June 2016.

The Dan reed Network are back with a new album which is definitley one for the record collection. From Portland, Oregon, this acoustic electro band know how to produce catchy records that will have you foot tapping, head bobbing and singing along to all day.

Dan Reed Network - Fight Another Day.

The opening track ‘Divided’ starts things off with a great beat, rhythm and vocals, all of which are captured in a brand new video from the band.

The album continues in a very similar vein and captures in full, some great funk rock vibes, brilliant guitar rhythms and great drum beats.

There is no shortage of captivating lyrics either, brought to you courtesy of the great and smooth unique voice of front man himself, Mr Dan Reed and with songs like ‘Infected’ and ‘Be There With You’, you can really feel the emotion in his voice, just like he is singing sweet words into your ears.

So just to sum ‘Fight Another Day’ up briefly, GO BUY THIS album – it is worth it and you will be blown away. The album is currently available to pre-order on amazon or Itunes now… so what you waiting for!

Dan Reed Network video ‘Divided’ published on 18 April 2016.

For more information visit Dan Reed Network.

Review by Matthew York.