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Review of GOSPELBEACH on the UNCUT blog

Moving on, Brent Rademaker’s diligent preservation of a certain LA country-rock sound has seen him pilot some handy groups, notably The Beachwood Sparks. The typographically awkward GospelbeacH is Rademaker’s latest band, and one which stays true to the aesthetic that’s sustained him for around two decades. Gram love proliferates, then, along with a hint of […]

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Rave review of JAMES LEG “Below The Belt” from THE DAY

Covers are something modern rockers avoid, but Leg demonstrates how they can give context to the originals, which in this case often do them one better: the frenetic “Casa de Fuego” and “Glass Jaw” are remarkable, and the piano on “October 3rd” and “What More” are fuller and more memorable than anything this side of […]

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4 stars ★★★★ review of DATURA4 “Demon Blues” from the ROOTS MUSIC REPORT

The spirit of early psychedelia breathes anew in the words and sounds of this Aussie four-piece. – RREAD THE REVIEW HERE

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9 ½ /10 review of DATURA4 “Demon Blues” from 100% ROCK MAGAZINE

Whilst at first listen it may seem like Demon Blues is a rifferamic hard rockin’ boogie assault from start to finish, there’s nothing one-dimensional about the album at all – like an back-road rally there are wild careers off the beaten track into Hawkwind-ey space-psych (Another Planet), instrumental drag-race-guitar-duels (Hoonsville) and sludgey proto-metal-meets-T-Rex stomps (the […]

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8/10 review of DATURA4 “Demon Blues” from UNDER THE RADAR

Demon Blues is throwback in the best possible way, the way you can go to some underground club in your nearest big city and see kick-ass rockers throwing it down like it was 1972. But unlike those amateurs, Datura4 is the real deal. In Mariani and Hitchcock, it has the pedigree. Demon Blues is an […]

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Great 8/10 review of JAMES LEG “Below The Belt” from The BLUES

Cranked punk-blues from Texan keyboard anarchist. Anybody who hasn’t heard James Leg or his pre-solo caterwauling grooves with Black Diamond Heavies should a) feel downright ashamed and b) give this gloriously dishevelled long-player a blast. Below The Belt cranks out filthy, overdriven punk-rock blues with Leg’s Fender Rhodes sounding like a thousand instruments at once. […]

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★★★★ ALL MUSIC gives 4 stars to DATURA4 “Demon Blues”

Australians are a people who traditionally prefer their rock & roll hearty and full-bodied, and Datura4, a new combo featuring several veterans of the Aussie rock scene, certainly seem to bear this out. On their debut album, 2015’s Demon Blues, Datura4 reel off a broad range of stylistic influences that almost entirely reach back to […]

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Nice ABC (Australia) review of DATURA4 “Demon Blues”

Demon Blues is really a template for this band’s expansive live shows, which are proof enough that great rock dwells where experience and expertise meet inspiration. Australia’s west coast is still producing the most excellent bands and there’s nothing tame about this one, Datura4 show you can have your cream and eat it too. This […]

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