Nothing Compares 2 U single from Nikka Costa

Nothing Compares 2 U single from Nikka Costa

Nothing Compares 2 U single from Nikka Costa



Nikka has just released a brilliant cover of the Prince classic.  I attach the artwork for the single, plus a photo of Nikka. Nikka adds her soulful interpretation with a reflective blue feel as the lyrics so well know are given a fresh airing and a new Nikka touch.

Want to listen yourself check out the single Nothing Compares 2 U  HERE on Spotify.




Friday March 24th sees the release of the first single “Nothing Compares 2 U” from the long-awaited forthcoming album from American soul singer Nikka Costa “Nikka & Strings, Underneath and In Between” which is due out later this year. “Nothing Compares 2 U” showcases the lush production values of the album through Nikka’s personal and intimate interpretation of the classic Prince composition.

Says Nikka – “I’m really excited to have recorded the new album with a rhythm section and a string quartet!  I have some songs I’ve always wanted to record with this lineup and make into a very special album featuring this music I love.  I grew up surrounded by orchestras and its music that is close to my heart.  The new album features some standards, some unexpected covers and some of my own new material written especially for this project!  I’m so excited!”

Readers can also stream and download the new single via other platforms via this link –  HERE 



Nothing Compares 2 U single from Nikka Costa


BRENT COBB UK Dates Plus Debut Album OUT March 24th

BRETT COBB UK Dates Plus Debut Album OUT March 24th

BRENT COBB UK Dates Plus Debut Album OUT March 24th

via Atlantic Records



Black Crow – from Debut album Shine on Rainy Day

Brent performing the laid-back, melancholic album track ‘Black Crow’ from a session recorded at the Sam Philips Studio in Tennessee.

Full of textures, tones rooted deep in the lexicon that is the sound of Americana.

After the huge success of his debut dates in the UK in February, Brent Cobb will be returning for a full UK tour in May plus two festival appearances including The Great Escape. On his earlier visit Brent sold-out headline shows in London and Manchester and stunned crowds in Glasgow at the Celtic Connections festival with his raconteur’s wit, tales of rural life in the Deep South and heart-rending performances of songs from his critically acclaimed debut album Shine On Rainy Day.

UK shows – May 2017

Sat 20th – Brighton, The Great Escape
Sun 21st – Oxfordshire, Wood Festival
Tue 23rd – Manchester, Deaf Institute
Wed 24th – London, The Borderline
Thurs 25th – Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
Sun 28th – Glasgow, King Tut’s Wah Wah

Released in the US last year to widespread praise, Shine On Rainy Day made number 11 in Rolling Stone Country’s Top 40 Albums of 2016. The album saw him enlist the help of his cousin and fellow Georgian, Dave Cobb, the Grammy Award-winning producer who has worked with Chris Stapleton, Jamey Johnson, Sturgill Simpson and album guest Jason Isbell.

2017 is a busy year for Brent with him heading out on the road across the US supporting the likes of Nikki Lane The Cadillac Three, Little Big Town, Jamey Johnson and the aforementioned Chris Stapleton, as well as playing California’s Stagecoach Festival, before hitting the UK in May.

“…what promises to be Cobb’s breakout LP as a singer-songwriter.”— Rolling StoneBRETT COBB UK Dates Plus Debut Album OUT March 24th

“…masterfully understated wit…”— NPR Music

“It’s a soft, acoustic ballad, different from what you may have already heard from Cobb. The Georgia-born singer/songwriter has a knack for joyous, energetic songs that celebrate life and the good things in it.”— Noisey

“Let me just say that Brent Cobb is pretty damn good.”— Sounds Like Nashville



No Need For Moonlight Dan Owen One to Watch In 2017

No Need For Moonlight Dan Owen One to Watch In 2017

No Need For Moonlight Dan Owen One to Watch In 2017


 EP OPEN HANDS AND ENEMIES is attracting attention for all the right reasons.  The No Need For Moonlight Dan Owen One to Watch In 2017Independent today said Dan Owen one to watch out for in 2017! Bluesdoodles has been watching the prodigious talent grow since we first spotted him playing at. In fact, the first photograph at the top of a very early Bluesdoodles review is Dan Owen’s Foot and his biscuit tin stomp board still a great photograph.




Rising star Dan Owen has announced his brand new single ‘Moonlight’, celebrating the release of his latest EP Open Hands and Enemies out today through LAB Records.

‘Moonlight’ is a distinctly intimate insight into Dan’s stunning songwriting and jaw-dropping vocal abilities. It’s one of the most touching moments on the Open Hands and Enemies EP, a haunting love ballad that finds Dan at his most effortlessly smooth. reviewed the album  –  The only complaint I have and it is a big one, Open Hands and Enemies is immense for an E.P. but Bluesdoodles wants a full-blown twelve track album so that we can get to know all the intricacies that makes Dan Owen such a marvelous musician. The E.P. Open Hands and Enemies from the man with the velvet smooth vocals that packs a punch. Four tracks a teaser of a full album We are waiting Dan get the message we want more! READ what we said HERE

Dan has had a busy 2016 supporting Birdy and before the year closes he has time to make a montage of his journey and fit in a nine-date headline tour of Ireland – which kicks off on Thursday (Dec 8th) at the Ruby Lounge, Dublin as 2016 draws to a close. Headline tours for 2017 already arranged He will be playing his biggest London headline show to date at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen on April 26th, alongside a further 15 UK dates in April, which is preceded by a nine-date European tour in March. Full Dan Owen tour dates can be found HERE

The Swamp Stompers New Single All My Loving

The Swamp Stompers New Single All My Loving The Swamp Stompers
‘All My Loving (ft. Holly Tapp)’


‘Catchy grooves, intelligent songs and youthful hunger. One of my absolute favourites.’’ Lloyd Spiegel (Australian Blues Legend)

The Swamp Stompers play funky rock and blues with heavy grooves.  ‘All My Loving’ is a heavy, brooding, heart-felt track that shines a light on the issue of male depression. The song, which features Luke Ligtenberg and Holly Tapp on vocals (‘The Voice’ finalist 2014), is a mature new direction for The Swamp Stompers. Lifted from the band’s new 5-track EP Suspended Suns,‘All My Loving’ sounds like Sticky Fingers met John Butler in a shady back alley and exchanged a flurry of well-aimed blows. Listen to the   new single  All My Loving here.


The vocals are catchy and the guitar riffs infectious. Describing themselves as  funky rock and blues. They definitely have a vibe that is immersed in rootsy rock traditions blending the grooves with hints of spicy reggae beats and so much more. The sound is dirty and hard blues may be stretching the definition but they are definitely a powerhouse trio that entertains. The Swamp Stompers emerged from the dirty backwaters of Lismore (NSW),and have stomped their mark on prominent Australian festivals such as Caloundra Music Festival (QLD), Blues at Bridgetown (WA), and the Great Southern Blues Festival (NSW).

New single ‘All My Loving’ was recorded and mixed by Paul Pilsneniks (Dope Lemon, Powderfinger) at Music Farm Studios in the Byron Bay hinterland. The track was produced by up-and-coming producer and all-round good guy Torsten Gustavsson, and mastered by Hamish McDonald at Paradyme Studios in Taree (NSW).


Suspended Suns EP/‘All My Loving’ Single Tour: 
Fri 11th Nov – Baha Tacos – RYE (VIC)
w/ The Ivory Elephant
Sun 13th Nov – Westernport Hotel – SAN REMO (VIC)
Fri 18th Nov – Waratah Hotel – HOBART (TAS)
w/ Supports TBC
Sat 19th Nov – Club 54 – LAUNCESTON (TAS)
w/ Supports TBC
Sun 20th Nov – Brisbane Hotel – HOBART (TAS)
Fri 25th Nov – Babushka Lounge (Excl. Acoustic Show) – BALLARAT (VIC)
w/ Blue Child Collective
Sat 26th Nov – The Catfish Fitzroy – MELBOURNE (VIC)
w/ Lamb Boulevard + 2nd Support TBC
Sun 27th Nov – The Loft – WARNAMBOOL (VIC)
w/ Blue Child Collective
Thur 1st Dec – The Gov (Blues Jam) – ADELAIDE (SA)
Fri 2nd Dec – The Three Brothers Arms – MACCLESFIELD (SA)
Sat 3rd Dec – The Exeter Hotel – ADELAIDE (SA)
w/ Support TBC
Sun 4th Dec – Wheatsheaf Hotel – ADELAIDE (SA)
w/ Blue Child Collective 
Fri 9th Dec – Pacific Hotel – YAMBA (NSW)
w/ Nick & Sam
Sat 10th Dec – Hotel Brunswick – BRUNSWICK HEADS (NSW)
Thur 15th Dec – Private Show – LISMORE (NSW)
w/ Support TBC 
Sat 17th Dec – Royal Mail Hotel Goodna (Afternoon Show) – BRISBANE(QLD)
Sat 17th Dec – Greaser Bar (Night Show) – BRISBANE (QLD)
Fri 6th Jan – Oxford Art Factory – SYDNEY (NSW)
Sat 7th Jan – Club Sapphire – MERIMBULA (NSW)
w/ The Spindrift Saga
Sun 8th Jan – Candelo Hotel (Blues Jam) – CANDELO (NSW)
Fri 13th Jan – Commercial Hotel – MILTON (NSW)
Sat 14th Jan – Waterfront Hotel – MORUYA (NSW)
Sun 15th Jan – Towradgi Beach Hotel – WOLLONGONG (NSW)
Fri 20th Jan – The Basement – CANBERRA (ACT)
w/ Brother Be + The Chris Harland Band + The Spindrift Saga 
Sat 21st Jan – Bayview Hotel – BATEMANS BAY (NSW)
w/ The Spindrift Saga
Sun 22nd Jan – Angels Bayside – HUSKISSON (NSW)
Thur 26th Jan – Private Pozible Winner Show – FAR SOUTH COAST (NSW)

Broken Witt Rebels Excitement Music Video Tour Dates

Broken Witt Rebels Excitement Music Video Tour Dates
photo credit Sally Newhouse


Broken Witt Rebels Excitement Music Video Tour Dates





Broken Witt Rebels are premiering the official music video for their new single “Georgia Pine”.

Watch the new video –


The track features on the cover mount CD of the current issue of Classic Rock Magazine out now.


The single dovetails the band’s forthcoming 12-date UK tour with King King that kicks off at Brighton’s The Old Market on Wednesday 9th November.

‘Georgia Pine’ also features on the cover mount CD of the current issue of Classic Rock magazine, which is out now.  ‘Georgia Pine’ is the third single and title track from the Birmingham, UK, band’s recent EP release. The ‘Georgia Pine’ EP was previously only available on CD and digital formats, but will be issued on limited edition and numbered 10-inch vinyl on November 9. It’s available for pre-order from the band’s official website HERE

Bluesdoodles reviewed the superb EP earlier in the year read what we said HERE

Broken Witt Rebels have nominated for Best Live Act and Best Rock Act at the inaugural Unsigned Music Awards, which will be held at London’s Troxy on October 27. The band will close the event with a live performance of recent single Guns.

And the following night, October 28, a Broken Witt Rebels electric session filmed for The Friday Night Rock Show on Vintage TV will be televised.

Broken Witt Rebels support King King on their upcoming UK tour.

King King / Broken Witt Rebels UK tour 2016
Tickets: HERE

Nov 09: Brighton The Old Market
Nov 10: The Waterfront Norwich
Nov 11: Southampton The 1865
Nov 17: Frome The Cheese and Grain
Nov 18: Bilston The Robin 2
Nov 19: Tramshed Cardiff
Nov 20: Exeter Phoenix
Nov 24: Aberdeen The Lemon Tree
Nov 25: The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh
Nov 26: Chester The Live Rooms
Nov 27: Clitheroe The Grand Venue
Nov 29: London Islington Assembly Hall

Bad Touch Single Truth Be Told is Greater than 99%

Bad Touch Single Truth Be Told is Greater than 99%


Bad Touch Single Truth Be Told is Greater than 99%


The first radio single “99%” (listen below) taken from BAD TOUCH’S new forthcoming album “Truth Be Told” – released by Bad Touch Records on Friday 2nd December.

The single 99% brings back the joy of summer fun and festivals, with finger licking guitar riffs and a southern vibe of hot sun, pepper sauce and bourbon. Yes, 99% is southern rocking blues the single has been re-mixed for radio by legendary Rolling Stones engineer/co-producer, “Chris Kimsey” (Sticky Fingers, Some Girls, Steel Wheels, Emotional Rescue).

Last week Team Rock online premiered the official music video for the 99% single

Classic Rock also selected “99%” as one of their “Tracks of the Week

BAD TOUCH hail from Norfolk but sound like a Southern blues-rock band with southern rock influences in the tradition of Lynyrd Skynyrd and Black Crowes. Fresh from supporting Kentucky Headhunters on their recent UK tour. November sees Bad Touch back on the road on a co-headline tour.
BAD TOUCH embarks on a nationwide UK co-headline tour with Australian band MASSIVE from 19th November and will support Whiskey Myers at the Boston Arms in London on 1st December, followed by a performance at Planet Rockstock on 3rd December.





Tickets available HERE  and HERE

EVI, Ebbw Vale
Saturday 19th November 2016
Tickets available HERE  and HERE
Venue Box Office: 01495 70 8022

The Station, Cannock
Sunday 20th November 2016
Tickets available HERE  and HERE

The Exchange, Bristol
Monday 21st November 2016
Tickets available HERE  and HERE
Venue Box Office: 0117 930 4538

The Live Rooms, Chester
Tuesday 22nd November 2016
Tickets available HERE  and HERE
Venue Box Office: 01244 317 171

Fac251, Manchester
Wednesday 23rd November 2016
Tickets available HERE  and HERE
Venue Box Office: 0161 27 27 251

The Parish, Huddersfield
Thursday 24th November 2016
Tickets available HERE  and HERE
Venue Box Office: 01484 522 800

The Musician, Leicester
Friday 25th November 2016
Tickets available HERE  and HERE
Venue Box Office: 0116 251 0080

Corporation, Sheffield
Saturday 26th November 2016
Tickets: Local Outlets
Tickets available HERE  and HERE
Venue Box Office: 0114 276 0262

Cobblestones, Bridgewater
Sunday 27th November 2016
Tickets available HERE  and HERE
Venue Box Office: 01278 452 628

 The Dome, London
Thursday 1st December 2016
Supporting Whiskey Myers
TICKETS: SeeTickets
Box Office: 0207 272 8153

Planet Rockstock, Trecco Bay
Saturday 3rd December 2016
St. John’s Drive, Porthcawl, Wales, CF36 5NG

The Flying Dutchman, Lowestoft
Friday 9th December 2016
Box Office: 01502 561 391

The Angel, Beccles
Friday 23rd December 2016
Box Office: 01502 578 636

Brickmakers, Norwich
Friday 30th December 2016
BOX OFFICE: 01603 441 118

The Cherry Tree, Dereham
Saturday 31st December 2016
Box Office: 01603 749 469

Heavy Single from Glenn Hughes Resonate Album

Photo Credit @ Georgina Cates
Photo Credit @ Georgina Cates

Heavy Single from Glenn Hughes Resonate Album

Premiered online worldwide on Tuesday 20th September.   Glenn Hughes’ official music video for his new single “Heavy”. from his new studio album “Resonate” which is released worldwide by Frontiers Music Srl on Friday 4th November 2016.




The album features his live solo band members, Soren Andersen (guitars and co-producer), Pontus Engborg (drums) and newcomer to his band, Lachy Doley (keyboards), in addition to long-time friend and drummer, Chad Smith (of Red Hot Chili Peppers), who joined them in the studio for the opening and closing numbers.

Having listened to the single, all I can say is Wow there is rocking intensity from the opening drums as cymbals clash, Glenn’s vocals, huge keyboard chords  to the last full-on musical  cascade of rock with the last heavy squeal from Glenn. Heavy is rock with staying power, the title may be Heavy but this is rock that grooves, there is not a static moment. There is a deftness of touch that makes this rock that is infectious.

Resonate with Glenn Hughes Rock Voice


Tuesday 8th November 2016 – The Assembly, Leamington Spa

Book Online w/SeeTickets: HERE
Book Online w/Ticketweb:HERE
Tickets: £22.00 / Doors: 7:30pm
Venue Tel: 01926 311 311

Wednesday 9th November 2016 – Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton

Book Online w/ SeeTickets: HERE
Tickets: £25.00 / Doors: 7:00pm
Box Office – 0870 320 7000

Friday 11th November 2016 – Riverside, Newcastle
Book Online w/ SeeTickets: HERE
Tickets: £24.75 / Doors: 7:00pm

Saturday 12th November 2016 – Hard Rock Hell, Pwllheli
Festival Tickets HERE

Monday 14th November 2016 – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
Book Online w/ alt-tickets:HERE
Book Online w/ Ticketweb: HERE
Tickets: 25.00 / Doors: 7:30pm

Tuesday 15th November 2016 – O2 ABC, Glasgow
Book Online w/ alt-tickets: HERE
Tickets: £23.00 / Doors: 7:30pm

Thursday 17th November 2016 – O2 Ritz, Manchester
Book Online w/ Ticketweb: HERE
Tickets: £23.00 / Doors:

Saturday 19th November 2016 – The Junction, Cambridge
Book online: HERE
Tickets: £24.50 / Doors: 7:00pm
Venue Box Office: 01223 511 511 (Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm)

Sunday 20th November 2016 – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London
Book Online w/ ticketweb: HERE
Tickets: £26.00 / Doors: 7:00pm



22nd – LKA – Stuttgart, GERMANY
23rd – Meet Factory – Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC
25th – Kofmehl – Solothurn, SWITZERLAND
26th – Zona Roveri – Bologna, ITALY
28th – Orion – Rome, ITALY
29th – Live Club – Milan, ITALY


1st – Turbinenhalle – Oberhausen, GERMANY
2nd – Metropool – Hengelo, NETHERLANDS
4th – Patronaat – Haarlem, NETHERLANDS
5th – Essigfabrik – Cologne, GERMANY
7th – Garage – Saarbrucken, GERMANY
8th – Le Forum – Vaureal, FRANCE
10th – Totem – Pamplona, SPAIN
11th – Razz 2 – Barcelona, SPAIN
13th – Custom – Seville, SPAIN
14th – Sala Vistalegre – Madrid, SPAIN

Aaron Keylock New Single and On Tour

Aaron Keylock New Single and On Tour

Teenage guitar sensation Aaron Keylock will release his highly anticipated debut single Against The Grain on 6th October.

Aaron Keylock New Single and On TourWhile listening to Against The Grain check out Aaron’s tour dates below he is visiting a town near you with Wilco Johnson, Joanne Shaw Taylor and the Planet Rock Roadstars throughout October, November and December.

Before releasing an official single he has already been highly touted as one of the UKs hottest acts to watch out for; Kerrang! declared him the “New Solo Superstar” in the 2015 Fresh Blood List (Alongside PVRIS, Slaves, SHVPES, Qween Kwong & Knucklepuck); at Bloodstock 2014 Metal Hammer wrote “It’s ludicrous that someone as talented as Aaron Keylock is a mere 16 years old but if anyone can shred like Gary Moore, this young buck can.” Total Guitar called him one of 2016s ‘Ones to Watch’ after seeing him at Dot to Dot saying “TG caught his set and we walked away with our brain thoroughly melted” and Classic Rock included him in the Sounds of and Class of 2015 and have called him “blistering” and a “precocious talent”.

Already a road warrior, he has been gigging heavily since the age of 11, playing over 200 shows including the Jazz Café, Alexandra Palace, Shepherds Bush Empire. He has supported Blackberry Smoke, The Answer, The Graveltones, The Cadillac Three and he has played over 50 Harley Davidson Rallies – motorbikes would fill the room with smoke as they drove around him on the stage. Other memorable shows include; aged 14 being bundled out of a Camden venue as the London riots raged up and down the street, heavy metallers head-banging to Against The Grain at Bloodstock in 2014, playing to a full tent at Download in 2015, he blew the stage away at Dot to Dot Festival the same year and following a show in Manchester with Blackberry Smoke, he bedded down in a workshop surrounded by motorbikes, snakes, rifles and a python.

Aaron Keylock – Cut Against The Grain  – Mascot Label Group

Release Date:  20th January 2016


aaron-keylock-albumTrack List: 

All The Right Moves
Medicine Man
Falling Again
Just One Question
Against The Grain
That’s Not Me
Spin The Bottle
Sun’s Gonna Shine
No Matter What The Cost


You will be able to pick up the limited 7” vinyl single when Aaron Keylock is on tour from October to December with Wilko Johnson, Joanne Shaw Taylor and for the Planet Rock Roadstars tour with SIMO and Federal Charm.


On Tour With Wilko Johnson

Thu 6th Oct Warrington, Parr Hall
Fri 7th Oct Sheffield, City Hall
Sat 8th Oct Edinburgh, The Queens Hall
Thu 13th Oct Salisbury, City Hall
Fri 14th Oct Cambridge, Corn Exchange
Sat 15th Oct Birmingham, Town Hall

On Tour With Joanne Shaw Taylor

Sun 16th Oct Bristol, The Fleece
Mon 17th Oct Worcester, Huntingdon Hall
Thu 20th Oct Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
Fri 21st Oct Chester, Live Rooms
Sat 22nd Oct Southport, The Atkinson
Sun 23rd Oct Shrewsbury, Theatre Severn
Wed 26th Oct Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
Thu 27th Oct Stockton-On-Tees, ARC
Fri 28th Oct Dunfermline, Carnegie Hall
Sat 29th Oct Aberdeen, The Lemon Tree
Mon 31st Oct Bury, The Met
Wed 2nd Nov Southampton, The Brook
Thu 3rd Nov Brighton, Komedia
Fri 4th Nov Harpenden, Public Halls
Sat 5th Nov Bury St Edmunds, The Apex

On Tour With (Planet Rock Roadstars Tour with SIMO & Federal Charm)

Wed 16th Nov Southampton, Talking Heads
Thu 17th Nov Brighton, The Haunt
Fri 18th Nov Cardiff, The Globe
Sat 19th Nov Leek, Foxlowe Arts Centre
Mon 21st Nov Nottingham, The Bodega Social Club
Tue 22nd Nov Wolverhampton, The Robin 2
Wed 23rd Nov Bristol, The Tunnels
Fri 25th Nov York, Fibbers
Sat 26 Nov Crewe, The Box
Sun 27th Nov Norwich, Waterfront
Mon 28th Nov Sheffield, The Greystones
Wed 30th Nov Newcastle, The Cluny
Thu 1st Dec Glasgow, O2 ABC
Fri 2nd Dec Edinburgh, The Mash House
Sat 3rd Dec Manchester, The Deaf Institute
Wed 7th Dec London, O2 Academy Islington