Paul Roland – Bitter and Twisted

Wednesday, 5 August 2015, 16:00 | Category : Reviews
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Review by Jason Barnard Over his 4 decade journey through goth-rock-pop, Paul Roland has carved a cult following with acclaimed tracks like ‘The Great Edwardian Air-Raid’, ‘Wyndham Hill’ and ‘Nosferatu’. His 17th long player ‘Bitter and Twisted’ presents a compelling case to add more classics to his canon. Kicking off with insistent plastic surgery rocker ‘I’m […]

Paul Roland – Professor Moriarty’s Jukebox

Wednesday, 8 October 2014, 20:29 | Category : Reviews
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Review by Jason Barnard Sireena Records A few years back Paul Roland released ‘In Memoriam 1980-2010’ a superb collection highlighting the range of great tracks Paul has produced over 30 years. In his latest release ‘Professor Moriarty’s Jukebox’ Paul has revisited his back catalogue again but this time through a previously unreleased session recorded last […]

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 […]

Paul Roland and Midnight Rags – The Werewolf of London

Thursday, 19 December 2013, 20:08 | Category : Reviews
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Sireena Records Review by Jason Barnard Strange Brew favourite Paul Roland revisits his past with with a new expanded and retouched version of his long sought after debut album “The Werewolf of London”. Originally released under the guise of Midnight Rags in 1980, Paul recorded this long player when he was just 19. However, despite […]

Paul Roland – Bates Motel

Monday, 4 February 2013, 20:34 | Category : Reviews
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Paul Roland, one of England’s great cult songwriters, has released one of his most intriguing albums with “Bates Motel”. Strange Brew editor Jason Barnard highlights the interesting tale behind the record’s release and gives the long player a spin. Last year Paul explained on his Strange Brew session that he was placing the finishing touches […]

The League Of Psychedelic Gentlemen

Wednesday, 7 November 2012, 20:04 | Category : Reviews
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By Jason Barnard Four new-psych heroes combine forces on a new Fruits de Mer EP to fight the scourge of musical apathy. On “The League of Psychedelic Gentlemen” nick nicely, The Bevis Frond, Anton Barbeau and Paul Roland individually present four exclusive tracks, old and new.  With his electronic super powers nick nicely’s “Rosemary’s Eyes” […]