Ward 10: Curing Those Who Are Normal (2007)

Ward 10: Curing Those Who Are Normal (2007)

Over the last year I have become friends with the reprobate Ant Ward (Just One Fix) and his lovely long-suffering wife Gaylene, and when I was writing the press release for their new album (check out Bleeding Afterglow) we started talking about Ward 10 and I said I...
Written By Wolves: Prologue (2018)

Written By Wolves: Prologue (2018)

I still have to pinch myself when I realise I have known these guys for just 15 months, as their music has become an incredibly important part of my life. I reviewed a show last year and was immediately a massive convert to their bombastic mix of full-on metal and...
Written By Wolves: Secrets (2019)

Written By Wolves: Secrets (2019)

The year after ‘Prologue’, the boys were back with their debut full-length album, ‘Secrets’. 13 tracks, 52 minutes in length, this was what the guys had been building to for the previous few years. If I thought it was hard to review the EP, this is just about...
Junior Wells: Blues Legend (2022)

Junior Wells: Blues Legend (2022)

Junior Wells will always be thought of being one of the greatest harmonica players of the post war age, replacing Little Walter in Muddy Waters’ band when he was just 18 in 1952. He was releasing material under his own name by the following year, but it wasn’t until...
Achilles Complex: Jack In (2022) single

Achilles Complex: Jack In (2022) single

It has been a while since I heard from Hamilton-based quartet Achilles Complex, some 18 months since I reviewed the single “Vice”. They are now back with a new EP in the works, and “Jack In” is the first single to be taken from that. I previously thought they fitted...
T-Bone: Good ‘n Greasy (2022)

T-Bone: Good ‘n Greasy (2022)

Here we have the debut album by Wellington-based Kiwi folk Americana act T-Bone, and mighty fine it is too. The quintet comprises Gerry Paul, Aaron Stewart, Richard Klein, Michael Muggeridge, and Cameron ‘Dusty’ Burnell, and they bring together an acoustic...