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SUMMER’S HERE…WITH A FORECAST OF RAIN!

HERTFORDSHIRE ROCKERS 10. GAUGE ANNOUNCE DEBUT EP RELEASE ‘RAIN’S COMIN’

Seeking to continue the broad-shouldered and durable sound of the late 1980’s & early 1990’s, sensational British hard rock quintet 10. GAUGE are poised to unleash their slick and heavy-set debut EP RAIN’S COMIN‘, due for public release on 18th June 2018.

Based on the outskirts of North London, 10. GAUGE mark the occasion with the release of their cool rock ballad ‘Hand You’re Dealt‘ as a video single. The track will become available for download from 28th May 2018.

New video single ‘HAND YOU’RE DEALT‘ due for public release 28th May!!

Sharing a stylistic palette with modern alternative hitters Black Stone Cherry (and with a hint of Alter Bridge’s arena rock sound), the chunky riff-riot of ‘Hand You’re Dealt‘ sees vocalist Rob Jewson equip the same vocal grit given to Appetite for Destruction by Axl Rose, and has the makings of a true summertime favourite.

On the creative direction of Rain’s Comin’, the band remarks;

”We wanted to give a positive twist to the concept of approaching rain. Sometimes a deluge is needed to eliminate the old and replace it with the new. Rain washes away the dirt and brings vitality, freshness and, of course, life. This is an idea we wanted to capture in our debut EP”

”We have five songs, written five years ago — five quarters, no cents, five in the eye: it’s a collection of five hard-hitting belters that will get people to take notice!”

Produced by Wes “Wesonator” Maebe at Monnow Valley Studio, RAIN’S COMIN’ is filled with carbide-strength, armour-piercing riffs, hammer-blow drums and intensely emotional voices; all linked to the close-knit work ethic of the band — always organized — forever connected.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Band Members:

  • Rob Jewson – Vocals
  • TJ – Lead Guitar
  • Kieran Best – Rhyhm Guitar
  • Gareth Dearing – Bass
  • Nigel Felgate – Drums

Socials/Sites

https://www.10gauge.co.uk/

https://www.facebook.com/10GaugeOfficial/

Amplified Festival

Win complimentary Full Weekend tickets + Camping!!!!!
6th-8th July between Northleach and Aldsworth, Gloucestershire GL54 3PX.

Hang on to your hats folks as Amplified is fueling up and getting ready to bring you one hell of a great event this year. Taking place over three fantastic days between the 6th to the 8th July, in its rural setting between Northleach and Aldsworth, Gloucestershire (GL54 3PX) – this is one you don’t want to miss.

This years line up has been confirmed and what a line up it is, with all three stages rammed to perfection, so you can expect to see some of your favourite bands and also find a few new ones aswell – just take a look at this:

Friday’s line up: SOIL, Dust Bolt, Power Quest, Dead Label, Templeton Pek, The Kut, Torqued, Eradikator, The Dirty Youth, Slabdragger, Witch Tripper, Footprints In The Custard, Vic, Ashen Crown, Impavidus, Voodoo Blood, The Boston Shakers, Chasing Dragons, Honey, IDestroy and Proteus.

Saturday’s Line up: Evil Scarecrow, Jayce Lewis, Warrior Soul, Jinjer, Sinner God, Rival Bones, King Creature, As Sirens Fall, Psychostick, Bull Riff Stampede, Big Foot, X-Method, Animator, Seprevation, Fahran, Obzidian, Electric Eel Shock, Ten Ton Slug, Falling Red, Ragdoll, Pretty Addicted and Arcane Saints.

Sunday’s Line up: Therapy?, Sulpher, Jay Wud, Doyle, Mason Hill, Florence Black, Ramage Inc, Tequilla Mockingbird, Thirteen Stars, Evil Invaders, Xentrix, War Wound, Shrapnel, Twisted Illusion, Resin, King Leviathan, Beth Blade And The Beautiful Disasters, Welcome Back Delta, Hell’s Gazelles, Ward XVI, The Hyde Project, The Soap Girls, Phlox Jaw and Empyre.

TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW at www.amplifiedrocks.com/tickets but how about this – we have two full weekend + camping tickets to give away to one lucky person, you just have to follow these simple instructions to be added into the draw:

1.Just head on over to Music224’s Facebook page and find this post.
2.In the comments section under the post, tag in the person who you want to take with you to Amplified and tell us why you want to win these tickets.
3.Then share this post onto your Facebook page – we want to spread the good word about Amplified and the chance to win these two tickets as far as we can.

The competition ends at 11am on saturday 26th May and a lucky winner will be picked ?

Good luck to everyone entering and thanks for all your support in advance.

For more information visit www.amplifiedrocks.com

The Dead Daisies

With support from The Treatment and The Amorettes.
Rock City Nottingham 13th April 2018.

Gig day, yay! Two in two weeks, I’m being spoilt! To ensure the day went smoothly, as it’s Friday the 13th, I avoided any black cats and ladders which seemed to pay off! Traffic was a nightmare, as per usual but the sun was shining for a change, so I was in good spirits as I made my way to Rock City, for tonight’s show.

I’d known about tonight’s show for a while, since I attended HRH metal to be precise, as Claire over at Central Press PR, asked if I was interested in covering The Dead Daises, sure I said, seeing as it’s you! Un-be-known to me, these guys appear to be wining over the hearts and minds of classic rock fans all over the globe and have been since their formation in 2012 the brain child of guitarist David Lowy. The band are a musical collective created by a rotating line-up that has featured some of the best rock musicians on the planet. The band currently consist of Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Dio), John Corabi (Mötley Crüe/The Scream), Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy/Whitesnake), Deen Castronovo (Journey, Bad English), David Lowy (Red Phoenix/Mink)

More on those rock gods in a bit, before them though and warming us up tonight, we have two of Britain’s best up and coming bands to entertain us!

Getting things underway were those lovely ladies that call themselves The Amorettes, who are energetic and vibrant to watch, live. Their music rocks, although, every new track they produce, is starting to sound like previously released material, well to me anyway, but I’ve known of these three ladies for some time now and have covered them numerous times. As their popularity grows, so it would appear does their album chart position, which is pretty impressive when you consider their new album ‘Born to Break’ was only released a week ago! This tour will have given this band some great exposure to new fans aswell as existing fans too, which is great for them.

Next up, another band I’ve seen quite a bit of during my time doing this and they go by the name ‘The Treatment’ and during that time, I’ve seen a few personnel changes and tonight it would appear, they have a new vocalist, who replaces Mitch Emms and appears to be every bit as confident as his predecessors. According to Wikipedia, Emms fronted the band from 2015 to 2017 and replaced the founding vocalist Matt Jones.

After their hedonistic start and leading up to Matt’s departure, this band appeared to be destined for big things, having toured with the likes of Kiss, Slash, Motley Crew Steel Panther and Thin Lizzy, but are they only ever going to be a great support band? If tonight’s set is anything to go by, then the answer is no, as tonight they performed out of their skins and the crowd lapped it up. It would appear, the arrival of Tom Rampton, the bands new vocalist, has given this band a new found vigor and direction in which to venture. After tonight’s performance, I could see in them that desire they started out with, when they exploded onto the scene with their debut album ‘This Might Hurt’ back in 2011! The Treatment are back and fighting fit! Bring it on – I’m looking forward to see what they can produce.

The Dead Daisies then and it would appear that they harp back to the late 70’s – early 80’s rock bands, when the likes of Whitesnake, Journey, Europe and Def Leppard ruled the air waves, which is by no means a bad thing. As this music appeals to so many seasoned rockers out there of that generation, The Dead Daisies present the perfect reason to dust off the leather trousers and denim jackets and go out and have a few beers whilst giving everyone the chance to relive that era and for that, we thank you. I’m not sure if you’re aware of the term ‘Dad Rock’ personally, I prefer retro rock, as this term sounds a bit of an insult but it really isn’t, as it sums this type of rock and roll music up perfectly, but it does remind me of the type of music my dad listened to when I was as a kid. OOO the irony – I’m now grey, have a kid and love this type of music now as well! Yes, I finally fit a stereotype!

Now on their 4th album ‘Burn it Down’ which was released earlier this month, The Dead Daisies appear to be filling the air waves up with those classic rock sounds that we have all grown to love over the years and to celebrate, the band have embarked on an extensive world tour. Watch the official music videoRise Up‘ taken from the new album ‘Burn It down‘, smash the link for more information -> The Dead Daisies official website.

It was a busy night for the Daisies but they took it in their stride, which is a relief as 2018 appears to be a very busy year for the band and is a credit to them for all their hard work over the years. It was also a busy night for me and twelve other photographers in the pit but above all, a packed to the rafters Rock City, which certainly did that…. IT ROCKED! I loved it and what a great night of Rock and Roll. This band are proving Classic Rock is certainly current and doing well, as are the band.

It would appear, due to the overall resounding success of the band, Crystal Head Vodka have cottoned on to the bands popularity and have teamed up with them to support the tour. I actually own a bottle of the classic crystal head decanter, which is still unopened and will remain that way, as I hate vodka. I only bought it, because the owner is non other than Dan Aykroyd (and John Alexander) an actor from my childhood, who I greatly admire!

Review and Photography by Jay Hawkins (JJ Photography UK)