Mighty Oaks – All Things Go (2020) – Review

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36 minutes of ecstasy after three years of wait, barely enough time to qualify as a full-length record. That is the listening pleasure that Mighty Oaks accord us in 2020.

Albeit that All Things Go boasts a tracklist of 11 short songs, which should be plenty to add a little flesh to the bones. But all of those are pointedly timed at some three minutes or so, something that a pretty mainstream punk rock band would strive for. Yet, this band here ain’t one of them.

You see, I had hopes that the change to BMG … [...] Click to raid more!

Mighty Oaks – Dreamers (2017) – Review

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The crew populating the vast office spaces at the RMR Tower sometimes says the damnedest things. Like this promise we made a long time ago after the Howl review released. The statement was that we would be back shortly with this review that – today – finally gets a taste of our writing prowess.

So, here we are back with Mighty Oaks‘s sophomore full-length album Dreamers. And a long wait it was indeed.

But, you see, there’s a reason for everything.

The time the second record comes around is a turning point for any … [...] Click to raid more!

My Indigo – My Indigo (2018) – Review

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This is one of those ‘if only’ moments. You see, these instances where you wish that you or someone else would just have taken the path to the right in this fork of the road. Yet, for some bizarre reason, you or the other guy did not do that.

Just so happened with Within Temptation on Resist. If only they would have taken a different route, the right, the decisive one. Kind of what Sharon den Adel did, when she went full tilt solo with My Indigo.

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Newsflash: Autumnal reflections by Joshua Howlett!

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RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Joshua Howlett - Autumnal To succeed in Folk and Folk Rock is a tough business. A gazillion of unwashed wannabe folksters and their low quality six strings endlessly populate street corners and tube stations. And try to attract the eye of someone of power, for a few bucks put into greasy hats. Or nothing at all, come to think of it.

Folks like Ed Sheeran and other unlikely stories often seem to be this shiny beacon for the up and coming. To try and raffle some of the countless millions the music industry is able to disburse – apparently.

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