The Wicked Whispers – Chronological Astronaut

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 19:55 | Category : Reviews
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By Jason Barnard If the brand new single from The Wicked Whispers, ‘Chronological Astronaut’, is anything to go by, we should be in for a treat debut album, ‘Maps of the Mystic’. [tubepress video=voPV7pENJQY] Blending classic mod soul grooves with LA Love it’s a hypnotic mix. Great stuff. Check out the band here: 

Steampunk – Back to the Future with the New Victorians

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 20:25 | Category : Reviews
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Review by Jason Barnard Steampunk – Back to the Future with the New Victorians is a new tome on Steampunk by Paul Roland. As a key force in shaping what is now known the Steampunk music scene, Paul is the perfect person to trace the history of the whole movement. He aptly depicts that the […]

Led Zeppelin

Sunday, 27 July 2014, 18:18 | Category : Led Zeppelin
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To celebrate the latest batch of Led Zeppelin reissues The Strange Brew Podcast takes an alternative look at Led Zep. Band of Joy – For What It’s Worth (demo) (Robert Plant – Sixty Six to Timbuktu, Mercury, 2003 rec 1968) The Yardbirds – White Summer (Live Yardbirds: Featuring Jimmy Page, Epic, 1971 rec 1968) Jake […]

Trolley – Things That Shine And Glow

Saturday, 26 July 2014, 13:55 | Category : Reviews
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Review by Jason Barnard Hailing from Milwaukee USA, Trolley have a long history however they have surely produced their masterpiece in the album ‘Things That Shine And Glow’. I can hear strains of classic powerpop tied with The Zombies, Kinks, Beatles put through the transatlantic filter. However whilst many more illustrious acts have incorporated influences […]

Roger Deering – SMASH Fashion

Saturday, 26 July 2014, 12:51 | Category : Interview
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Interview by Jason Barnard SMASH Fashion are a crack unit of LA based musicians who produce big bold guitar music uniting fans from all quarters of the rock scene. Classic Rock declare them as “fizzy pop and psyche-tinged glam-punk [with an] injection of macho 70s arena-rock swagger… It’s sorta like if Peter Frampton hired Turbonegro as his back-up band to score […]

Nick Piunti Sounds Good

Sunday, 20 July 2014, 14:13 | Category : News
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The Strange Brew is proudly posting Mark Waters’ recent Sounds Good shows starting with Mark’s interview with Power Pop hero Nick Piunti. Hear Sounds Good’s Mark Waters talking to Nick Piunti. Nick has featured in many best of 2013 album polls with his record ‘In My Head’. ‘In My Head’ has great songs, classic guitars and strong melodies with big […]