Dead River Kings – Hymns of Hope and Despair

Dead River Kings hail from River Tees in the North, but sound like they’ve more in common with Maryland southern-rock  and even elements of the sadly defunct-Bad Guys especially in the throaty vocal delivery and the truckload of riffs they drive up an dump on your porch. 

Tussk – Par T Animal

Good people, you’re in for a treat come April 11. Staffordshire’s Tussk, release their new EP, Part T Animal and it’s going to kick your arse. Founded back in 2010 (thanks Facebook), this five-piece of beards, tattoos and beer-hair bridge that gap between swaggering, southern rock, throaty, guttural hardcore all packed beneath a wall of meaty riffs and thundering drumbeats.

Guest Post: Jack Murray’s Top 10 Albums of 2013

Guest post alert! Last year, Jack Murray of Bedfordshire’s finest Ratpigeon, gave us his top 10 of 2012, so it only feels right he should give us his top 10 albums of this year as well – what a guy.

Lizard Hips’ Top 10 albums of 2013

2013 will soon be done, but again, it’s been ridiculously brilliant year for new releases, new bands, new discoveries and long-awaited comebacks. So, before getting ruined on homebrew, eating mince pies and shouting at the TV because the BBC haven’t played Jurassic Park yet, here’s a run down of my top 10 albums of 2013.

Clutch – Earth Rocker

Earth Rocker is a rich enveloping record of fist-pumping, rocket-fuelled, burning-beard of raging adrenalin. The title is suitably apt – you will struggle to find another record this year that will make the ground shake, rattle and roll as ferociously as this.