Ed Sykes ‘Whiplashed’ single – reviews and news round-up

Some nice reviews in for ‘Whiplashed’ the forthcoming Ed Sykes single released on 8th June:

“Summoning the glam rock’n’roll 70s spirit of Bowie, Mott and the Stones, ‘Whiplashed’ includes a guest contribution from The Pretty Things’ Jon Povey, while a cover of ‘Ziggy Stardust’ on the b-side features Bowie’s longtime pianist Mike Garson” Vive Le Rock! – read full review here

“Using a vibe that harks back to the 70’s this is a toe taping stonker of a tune that will put a massive smile on your face” Spin Sunday Music Reviews – read full review here

“Sykes has written and produced the song which has a clean, retro 70s vibe with hints of Bowie, Rolling Stones and a touch of urban grit ala Tom Robinson” Rox Rock n Metal – read full review here

Ed Sykes Artist Profile at Pete’s Rock News & Views here

Whiplashed is released on June 8th by Maniac Squat Records.

Dandelion Charm ‘Riding The Flood’ EP – reviews and news round-up

Some nice reviews for ‘Riding The Flood’ the forthcoming Dandelion Charm EP released on 11th February 2018:

“Lyrically very strong, the duo blends together high emotion with lavish melodies that are full of delicacy and power”
FATEA – read full review here

“These are songs of loss and quiet desperation: the brilliance of Dandelion Charm lies in making fist-pumping anthems in a minor-key.”
Prog Magazine – read full review here

“They combine prog, folk and rock influences into an entertaining and enthralling mix. Dandelion Charm have the songs and talent to appeal to not only prog and folk fans, but anyone who enjoys strong songwriting with blissful vocals and melodies.”
Get Ready To Rock – read full review here

“Riding The Flood is an excellent album, very melodic but also quite dynamic at times. With great singing and great song writing it’s an album that gets my highest recommendation indeed.”
Proggnosis – read full review here

“A new 5 track EP out next year from talented musicians who aren’t content to be a generic band, Dandelion Charm look set for big things”
RoxRocknMetal – read full review here

“Sharing the vocals, the couple compliment each other quite stunningly on the pensive meander of Wraith”
Sea of Tranquility – read full review here

“I think I have fallen in love with Clare’s vocal and John and Clare’s harmonies are angelic. Please check out their other music on the links below. They are superb”
Artist Profile at Pete’s Rock News & Views here

Also check out the interview with Dandelion Charm at Traxx24 here 


Classic Rock magazine review of Thunderstick’s ‘Something Wicked This Way Comes’

“…the band vacillate between the hard-hitting glam rock of late-era Sweet and the crunchy riffola of NWOBHM”

The November issue of Classic Rock magazine is out and has a review of the new Thunderstick album. Follow link to read the online review here

Something Wicked This Way Comes

Thunderstick – reviews round-up for ‘Something Wicked This Way Comes’

In addition to full-page features in leading rock magazines like the UK’s Classic Rock, Germany’s Rock Hard and Mexico’s Heavy Riff, the Thunderstick album ‘Something Wicked This Way Comes’ has been picking up some great reviews.

Here’s a taster from recent reviews:

Classic Rock magazine: “…the band vacillate between the hard-hitting glam rock of late-era Sweet and the crunchy riffola of NWOBHM”
Read full review here

Bravewords: “an absolute cracker of a comeback album 9/10″
Read full review here

The Moshville Times: “like opening a doorway back to when rock and metal was at its newest and most raw”
Read full review here

Hotmetalonline: “will vie for the #1 spot on my year end album ‘best of 2017’ lists”
Read full review here

Get Ready To Rock: “A wonderful reminder of how good a drummer Thunderstick is and how much more there is to him than just the image”
Read full review here

Rockstruck: “A surprising and very successful comeback that deserves to be purchased by anyone with a hankering for a solid lap time classic well-executed Rock”
Read full review here

Eternal Terror: “wonderfully organic and raw record that perfectly captures the mood of the old days and yet sounds sharp, punchy and current”
Read full review here

KNAC: “its ten tracks literally burst with ideas 5/5″
Read full review here

Sea of Tranquility:Considering it’s been over thirty years since we’ve heard new material from this outfit, the band are locked and loaded”
Read full review here

New Wave Of British Heavy Metal Blog: “The Thunderstick and his band have recorded an excellent album which your ears deserve to hear”
Read full review here

For further information on the new Thunderstick album contact darrenjohnson@crowfliescommunications.com