Newsflash: Ossian Smith unleashes Sleepless Town!

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RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Ossian Smith - Sleepless Town - Album CoverSometimes it just takes simple rock to put a smile on your face. And one would think that we have seen it all when it comes to rock’n’roll. But you still find them out there; the artists that manage to squeeze their trade a bit more and get something original and tasty out to their fan base.

Built on a cheekily hinted foundation of good ol’ rock tunes from the ’70s and ’80s, Finnish artist Ossian Smith happily mixes Punk, alt-Country, Southern, Folk Rock and more into a somewhat headstrong concoction. In a short 17 minutes, the EP Sleepless Town is a pretty impressive piece of work. A fresh look at how rock ought to sound, whilst not forgetting the roots where this all came from. So, if you are up to a brand of rock with a slightly different flavor, then you should definitely have a go at Ossian Smith [...]  Got hooked? Raid on...!

The New Roses – One More For The Road (2017) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - The New Roses - One More for the Road - Album CoverThere’s a new wave going on. Some sort of a tsunami of bands of the gritty, down’n’dirty rock kind. Occupying spots US bands usually liked to sit on. And hearing them you would bet your money that they live around the dusty roads on the Mid to the South West.

Think again. Many of them have seen the US from afar at best.  And you just wasted all your stereo power amps cruising along this Western highway. On some guys who were not born with stetsons on their heads and cowboy boots on their feet. Damn.  [...]  Got hooked? Raid on...!

Newsflash: 80-69-64 – Magic code By Last Bullet!

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RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Last Bullet - 80-69-64 - Album CoverI think the Canadians have a penchant for the South. It really looks that way. And who can blame them. Would you want to stay in the cold North when sun drenched highways, whiskey galore, bikes, dusty bars and hot chicks beckon you? Well, whilst most stay put, they at least portray this Southern Rock feeling through their tune. RockmusicRaider already covered bands like the folks from Vinyl Hero or others screaming about the soundscape in best Mad Max fashion. Albeit not from this genre. 

Now, some folks make me want to break out the next bottle of bourbon when I start on their music. And part of that group are Toronto badass rockers Last Bullet. They come in with a swagger and a dissident rebel streak that resounds well in the RMR officescape. I really like their credo to kick the friggin’ political correctness out the door. And let raw, roughly hewn rock and panem et circenses pour in. Need proof? The band just unchained the locks to their newest EP 80-69-64. And it shows. [...]  Got hooked? Raid on...!