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Evandale – The Storm: Southern Sleazy Hard Rock

‘The Storm’ was the first single released from Evandale’s debut album, ‘All or Nothing’; it’s safe to say that the hard rock outfit went with the former option with this southern sleazy stormer.

Since forming in 2017, the Midwest powerhouse has opened for iconic acts such as Bowling for Soup, Soul Asylum, Dirty Honey, Wayland and Spin Doctors and won an Omaha Arts and Entertainment award for Best New Artist in 2019. With their enigmatic energy, technical ability and tendency to pack their tracks with enough visceral intensity that they could make the Richter scale quiver; the accolades are only going to get sweeter from here on out.

I can imagine, and hopefully, one day I will be able to discover that Evandale’s live sound delivers the same pit-opening arrestive adrenaline as Godsmack and Sevendust.

You can check out the official lyric video to the Storm via YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Orson’s Well delivered a smoky stormer with ‘Serve the Verve’.

Rather than serving up yet another archetypal slice of Sunset strip sleaze, USA’s Orson’s Well brought modernism to their raunchy grooves with their latest single, ‘Serve the Verve’.

With Blues weaving its way into the anthemic stormer, Serve the Verve comes with a guarantee that you’ll find yourself mesmerised by the scuzzy yet soaring guitar solos that affirm Orson’s Well are bringing the pinnacle of modern rock.

Serve the Verve is rooted in the past, but it taps into that contemporary need for abrasive smoky rock n roll orchestrated for the discerning rock fan in 2021. For any fans of Guns n’ Roses and Aerosmith, Orson’s Well is definitely worth a spot on your radar.

You can check out the official video to Serve the Verve via YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

An Ode To The Past: Conrad Ashton is at his genuine best on ‘Those Were The Days’

Making his much-anticipated return with ‘Those Were The Days‘, which is a full band version from Conrad Ashton’s hugely successful ‘No Post On Sundays‘ EP from August 2020. This is a wonderfully performed track all about being strong and keeping the good memories from the past in your mind forever, whilst looking forward to new adventures.

Conrad Ashton is a soulful indie modern rock singer-songwriter who performs with his heart on the sleeve for us to see, his voice emanates through the cloudy skies to bring hope that seemed lost, his passion is strong and his message is always positive and forward-thinking.

“A song of reflection on the past and being strong with those around you moving forward.”- Conrad Ashton

Recorded at Blank Studios, Newcastle Upon Tyne, you feel the air of compassion from his captivating vocals, as he urges us to walk through the unknown as you know that you will never be alone if you have a loyal group of friends. Walking through the doubts and finding the light, is the only way to go as things will fall into place, if you believe in yourself enough.

Those Were The Days’ from the extremely likable and humble soul Conrad Ashton, is a rocking journey to finding peace inside you, as you think about what happened before, but boldly evolve and re-invent yourself to be better each day.

Stream this new single on Spotify and see more news on his IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

UK alt-rock outfit THE BIGGER PICTURE is set to make a sonic debut with ‘Sparkle’.


London-based alt-rock newcomers THE BIGGER PICTURE is set to make a sonic debut with, ‘Sparkle’; a single that parallels the anthemic energy in tracks by Muse, Arcade Fire, Editors and Biffy Clyro and sets the bar high for the debut EP.

The full-bodied release will take you back to the days when rock artists would master theatrical aural experiences, designed to completely blow your mind when the crescendos and guitar solos come around. It is hardly a stretch to say that, given the chance, THE BIGGER PICTURE could offer the same command of a festival crowd as Queen did in the 80s.

The dual vocals practically make Sparkle effervescent with collaborative chemistry, and the guitar work is enough to give James Dean Bradfield a complex.

You can check out THE BIGGER PICTURE via Facebook and Instagram.

Review by Amelia Vandergast