The Riven – The Riven (2019) – Review

Last updated on 10 July 2020

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RockmusicRaider - The Riven - The Riven - Album CoverThis groovy grind was already visible when The Riven released their 2017 blurb Blackbird. This good ‘ol whiskey fueled rock, filled with stoner-esque pleasures to the brim. The good old times of sensual rock suddenly beckoning you all over again.

You do find them still, them bands with a style that kinda went out of fashion many years ago. But not so often anymore. Dirty Sound Magnet in their old incarnation was one. Or again Last Bullet or Hey Satan with their grouchy, stony beat.

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Newsflash: Ossian Smith unleashes Sleepless Town!

Last updated on 10 July 2020

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RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Ossian Smith - Sleepless Town - Album Cover Sometimes 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. 

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

Last updated on 20 July 2020

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RockmusicRaider Review - The New Roses - One More for the Road - Album Cover There’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 [...] Click to raid more!

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

Last updated on 8 March 2021

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I think the Canadians have a penchant for the South. Same as the Germans do, just check out The New Roses.

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 the best Mad Max fashion. [...] Click to raid more!