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Target:Renegades formerly known as Hellbound Rebels is a rock band from Warrington in England. The line-up of Adam Hulse (vocals), Dan Fido (guitar / vocals), Jack Hamnett (bass) and Steve Erskine (drums) decided on a name change as after extensive touring they began to develop a more thoughtful sound and felt that there was strong differentiator warranting a fresh start. The […]


PINWHEEL from Minneapolis in the USA is a five piece rock band comprising - Ben Brock (Vocals), Sam Benson (Synths), Ryan Nelson (Bass), Joe Kester (Percussion) and Joel Stein (Guitar). I was intrigued by the synth – As regular readers will know, when one of those turned up one day to one of my bands’ practices – along with a happy smiley bassist suggesting […]


DogState a heavy rock band from London in England is the four piece line-up of Rich Garcia (Vocals), Paul Garcia (Bass), Wayne Casserly (Drums) and Rich Groom (Guitar). Heavy Rock as the regular reader that you are and Tim, as you well know are an anathema, so why am I suggesting you take a moment to consider this?  - […]

The Midnight Ghost Train

The Midnight Ghost Train is a delta blues rock trio from Topeka in the USA. Steve Moss (guitar / vocals), Brandon Burghart (drums) and fresh off the blocks yet to be announced A.N.Other (Bass) draw references from heavy rock and Metal. Ever changing as a line-up but ever surrounding the founder Steve, the band has a new […]


Phantasm is a theatre-rock trio from Philadelphia in the USA, who had a new eight track release Impossible Machines come out on 7th May 2012. Jay Yachetta, Aaron White and Steven Rosplock have a reputation for unusual instrumentation and an engaging live loops on stage. The band is at core heavy rock based, but they add a layer of […]