The Claim, Journey – review from the Big Takeover

Friday marks two special occasions in the life of one band. Not just any band, but British C86-styled indie darlings The Claim. You could say that one of these events ties their past to the present and one ties their present to the future. Let’s approach this chronologically. First of all, they’ll be re-releasing their seminal 1988 album Boomy Tella via A Turntable Friend Records on vinyl and also CD for the first … Read more

A Very Nice … Dutch Review

Review by Peter Marinus from www.bluesmagazine.nl This album is a good example of an album that truly lives up to its title. You will encounter typically British blues sounds, which bring you back to the exciting sound of the British bluebase explosion from the 60s, but also to the sound of bands like The Inmates, Nine Below Zero and The Blues Band from later years. Responsible for this is the band Jim … Read more

Tape Saturation and Valve Distortion …

Tape saturation and distortion abound on a collection that boasts outstanding homages to R&B classics, alongside four strong original compostitions. Jimmy Reed’s 1959 ‘Come Love’, Sonny Boy Williams II 1963 standard ‘Help Me’ and Price & Walsh’s sublime ‘Ain’t No Love in The Heart of The City’ are just three of the timeless numbers given the Blues Foundation treatment on this stunning release. Greg Healey – Shindig Magazine #76

Review – Theatre Royal, Port Bou

Sometimes, bands can play but lack the human touch and vice versa. Theatre Royal have both, what they’ve lacked is just that little bit of luck. With their new single ‘Port Bou’ though, they have got their breakthrough on day time BBC6… (read more) http://travellerstunes.com/reviews/2017/3/9/theatre-royal-port-bou  

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