There was a moment at the beginning of 2019 when We’re All Aliens debut album looked like never happening. With studio time booked and a tour in the offing, the band’s plans were totally derailed by singer JJ’s cancer diagnosis. “I was told the cancer was treatable but I might never sing again” says JJ. With this in mind, the first single ‘I Am An Alien’ hastily appeared to create the beginnings (or the endings) of a rock’n’roll footprint that had been sketched out by JJ and his long time collaborator and guitar player Biff. The band entered Neon Palms studios in Northwich in England’s North West where three quarters of the band hail from, with no one really sure if the band had a future at all given the question marks over the health of their singer. Sessions took place in between operations and radiation treatment resulting in the album and title track ‘Get A Life.’ It’s the urgent sound of a band in a hurry, playing quite literally, as if their future depended on it. With flavours ranging from late 80’s anthemic with a hint of chilli pepper groove to the gnarly post grunge of Stone Temple P ilots and Soundgarden, it’s a sound firmly rooted in the US rock genre, one foot on the monitor and a fist in the air. The lyrics betray a thoughtfulness that lends itself to that slightly more English sensibility and its a concoction that works like a charm. “In the end, just getting the record made felt like a dream come true in itself.” continues JJ. The album starts with ‘Get A Life’ and finishes with ‘Second Chances. They bookend and ink the album thematically suggesting a willingness for everyone to get out there and live their best life. The other songs develop themes around humanity and a an optimism to connect people together. It has all the youthful optimism attached to that ambition, but the knowledge, experience and expertise of the real life grown up world. The title track and the follow up 'Where Do You Stand' carry all the provocative hall marks of a classic hard rock band eager to make its mark. It's the sound of their fifteen year old selves record collection with all the optimism to boot. The playing and the song-craft, however is the sound of grown up experience, weary of the times but optimistic for the future. “We believe rock’n’roll can save your soul,” says Biff.
We're All Aliens
This three-piece London based band ooze energy and charisma. Andrew's unique spine-tingling vocals flow over the groovy, hypnotic drums and bass of TRIDENT WATERS. Their beautifully soulful bluesy tunes, funky riffs and shredding solos combine with polished, slick professionalism that make for emotive live performances that wow. Heavily soul-drenched and gorgeously addictive, these titans on the blues rock circuit are just flawless talent. No gimmicks.
New name, new beginning for the Liverpudlian based rock band. Matchstickmen, who released their second album ‘From Our Own Ashes’ (via Holier Than Thou Records) decided it was time to change their name and give themselves a fresh start. The new line-up will perform their self-proclaimed genre of Alternative Groove Rock. Heavy hitters in the local scene, Attic Theory are as grungy as one can be without losing the rock 'n' roll charm. Since forming in 2017, the band have performed a selection of high profile support slots for The Soapgirls, Saving Abel, Psycho Village, Tragedy, Derange, Elvana and Seattle legends Candlebox and have performed at Rock N' Roll Marathons, Biker Festivals and horror and tattoo Conventions across the country.
RAINIUM is a German-British Hardrock Band with the German members Rainer Krenzke (guitar), Marco Tardanico (bass), the Brit Jay Parmar (guitar) and featuring the German Michael Voss (vocals) on the Sounds Of Berlin debut album. Michael Voss is known as frontman of Mad Max, Casanovo, ex-Bonfire, band projects like Wolfpakk, Rock Wolves, Phantom 5 and as producer of Michael Schenker. Solo and lead guitar is played by Brit Jay Parmar, who has made a name for himself with his Dokken and George Lynch tributes and has worked as a tour and studio guitarist with bands such as Eden’s Curse, Iron Knights and The Inner Road. The line-up settled during the album work. After a few initial demo recording sessions it crystalized soon to a perfect collaboration between Rainer Krenzke and Michael Voss for the songwriting and studio work. With his musican friends Jay Parmar and Marco Tardanico joining the project during 2017 to 2018 RAINIUM got founded. This union gives the basement for great Hard Rock music in a flavour of straight hooks and yet very versatile songs, played with passion here and now.
Counsel Of One is a hard rock #musicforgood project. All money from sales and streams will be donated to the National Autistic Society. The debut single ‘My Desolation’ will be released worldwide on all the major digital platforms and retailers on the 1st of December 2019. Having spent most of my time in music behind the scenes I felt it was time to step out, return to my hard rock roots and do a solo project. For better or worse, this is it....... All instruments and vocals by Pete Moore