ALBUM REVIEW: Yes – Mirror To The Sky


Mirror To The Sky (Inside Out Music) is Yes’ 23rd album and sees them in somewhat of a productive patch, coming just two years after the previous offering The Quest. Steve Howe is on production duties and is the only surviving member from the band’s heyday after the sad passing of longtime drummer Alan White last year. Despite this Mirror… is undeniably Yes, from the punchy bass lines, fantastical lyrics, and soaring vocals to the dramatic orchestration, long Prog Rock epics, and the obligatory Roger Dean artwork.

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Superfjord – All Will Be Golden

Finnish Prog Rock merchants Superfjord have the kind of name that should cement immediate status as cult legends. Somewhat marvelously, they also sound as if the last forty-five years have never happened. The powerful resonance of the music they produce has, incredibly, seen the band embraced by BBC Music, and second album All Will Be Golden (Svart) could leave the average rocker wondering if this is finally an avenue into awards that have previously excluded our genres.Continue reading

Audio: Little Barrie – Eyes Were Young and Better Call Saul (Extended Version)

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Psychedelic indie rockers Little Barrie is streaming “Eyes Were Young” and the extended version of “Better Call Saul,” off of their forthcoming album Shadow, out May 24, 2015 via Tummy Touch below.

Little Barrie is guitarist/vocalist Barrie Cadogan (Primal Scream), bassist Lewis Wharton, and drummer Virgil Howe (son of YesSteve Howe).

Apr 30: The Black Box/Live Music Venue – Belfast (UK)
May 22: Umeda Club Quattro – Osaka (JP)
May 23-24: Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse (Green Room Festival) – Yokohama (JP)
May 25: Shibuya Duo Music Exchange – Tokyo (JP)
May 27: Cargo Bar – Ho Chi Minh City (VM)
Jul 25: Secret Garden Party – Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire (UK)

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