Kevin Burke has just begun at The Big Takeover. An Irishman who has lived his life in the company of music and sounds from around the world. He is currently a regular contributor and reviewer for Ireland’s HeadStuff online site where he dives into popular music culture along with art and movies. Kevin also contributes to Belgium’s Peek-A-Boo alternative-rock magazine, print and online versions contain his interviews and reviews. Along with past contributions to Metal-Temple online and Music News, his path has finally led here.
This coming Friday, September 20, Crooked Ghost unleash their latest Ep, Colors Bleed
On this date in September 1977, the seventies rock star Marc Bolan was tragically killed in a road accident, writer Kevin Burke discusses his crossover to the punk movement before his passing
On November 1st, the classic Let It Bleed by The Rolling Stones gets the lavish anniversary treatment. Writer Kevin Burke discusses the box set release, both the good and bad points respectively.
The Hangabouts return with a reminder of how Detroit still produces bands of vivacious brilliance with the digital release of “Who Wants Cilla?“ b/w “Mrs. Greene”.
This week the music world mourns the loss of Daniel Johnston, writer Kevin Burke looks back on the career of the outsider, lo-fi artist who will continue to speak to generations.
Released today, September 13, Grip-Like Vice present “Feign Martyr”, the first preview of their upcoming Place//Circumstance album.
On October 18, David J Haskins of Bauhaus examine his own mortality, his love and influences in Missive To An Angel From The Halls Of Infamy And Allure,
Armstrong have re-released their 2007 debut Under Blue Skies, whilst they could not improve on the sound they have added eight bonus tracks.
Today is world suicide prevention day, writer Kevin Burke looks back on those figures in music who have lost their lives and what it means to society.
In October, *The Black Watch release the “Crying All The Time!” Ep, a limited seven-inch vinyl containing the title track and two more effervescent numbers.
On September 13, Alice Cooper is due to release a tribute to the heyday of Detroit Rock in the Breadcrumbs Ep
The Waterboys release the “Out Of All This Blue” Ep, the compassionate standout number from Where The Action Is deserves a pedestal such as this.
30 years after the release of Tin Machine’s self-titled single, writer Kevin Burke looks back on the monumental moment in David Bowie’s career.
Iwan Gronow, bassist for Johnny Marr, is set to release a digital single, “In The Mire” on September 13th.
My Life Story return with World Citizen, ten-tracks which show a maturity, also containing a nod to past glories.
This October 11, Rhino will release Use Hearing Protection: Factory Records 1978-1979 box set, a celebration of Factory Records including the first 10 Fact releases
Pennsylvania’s Stargazer Lilies return faithfully with a new single and news of a new album.
After forty-years, Cabaret Voltaire release Chance Versus Causality, an album of electronic magnificence.
The next long-player by The Blackheart Orchestra titled Mesmeranto drops to earth 11th of October. Already the temperature gauges for the ultra prowess are hitting a high.
As The Awakening release a new video and single “Back To Wonderland”, vocalist Ashton Nyte commences a tour across Europe.
Michael Ciravolo’s Beauty In Chaos return with a new video featuring Rolan Bolan and Wayne Hussey.
Sixty Years after the release of Chuck Berry’s classic album Chuck Berry Is On Top , writer Kevin Burke looks back on the influence of that moment.
The Damned announce a questionable compilation in Black Is The Night ; The Definive Anthology
New outfit Killing Eve, the latest project by Andy Cousin and Anne Marie Hurst , present a Demo Ep along with interest of what is to come.
Death Valley Girls return with a new single of incendiary ear candy in “Dream Cleaver”.
New Model Army unleash album number 15, From Here, an album of ideas, executed beautifully.
Klammer give an insight to the future with the release of “Being Boiled”
In light of the upcoming documentary-movie Suzi Q, writer Kevin Burke looks at the legacy and importance of the seventies rock queen Suzi Quatro
Today, August 23, pre-order begins for the upcoming single by the band to watch, The K’s and their incendiary “Aurora”.
London-based electronic pioneers Rude Audio have just released their debut album Street Light Interference, a release which is both blissful and atmospheric
Ride return, delivering their sixth album, and second since their 2014 reunion, This Is Not a Safe Place at times surpasses their previous release.
Writer Kevin Burke discusses the rise and early success of Rock Queen Stevie Nicks in Her Face Says Freedom.
Dug straight from The Cramps own collection of rare singles comes Lux And Ivy Dig The Beatniks
Massive Attack Announce Previously Unreleased Mad Professor Dub Version of Mezzanine on Vinyl
This week writer Kevin Burke looks into the heart of My Bloody Valentine’s sublime classic Loveless
Rose McDowall & Shawn Pinchbeck are set to release “Gem”, a peek into their upcoming joint venture, the Far From The Apple Tree soundtrack
On October 4, Futurismo will celebrate New York fusion pioneers Konk with the release of The Magic Force Of Konk 1981-1988
The King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard upcoming album Infest the Rats’ Nest is a more hardcore, nostalgic approach with a foothold in the eighties, and that early noise of thrash metal
On August 16, Irish quintet The Murder Capital release their highly anticipated debut album When I Have Fears.
Bon Iver deliver i,i, a social commentary soaked masterwork that continues the trend of quality
This week, writer Kevin Burke reflects and discusses the importance of the Miles Davis masterwork Bitches Brew.
The late Jeff Buckley’s seminal Grace will be celebrated with a mammoth release onto streaming services August 23.
Irish based Fangclub release their highly anticipated second album
Legendary alternative band The Poo Sticks are set to re-release the very rare Poo Sticks Singles Box Set
Ladytron announce a new remix EP, “Far From Home – Night Versions”
David J offers a further insight into his upcoming album Missive To An Angel From The Halls Of Infamy with the single release “Migena & the Frozen Roses”.
Writer Kevin Burke looks back fifty-years and discusses the connection between Dennis Wilson, The Beatles and convicted murderer Charles Manson
Girl Band announce a new album, tour dates and release the single “Shoulderblades”
Strip Search Tramp are a five-piece collective who are intent on branding your brain with their unique punk inspired manifesto.
On September 13, Future Pilot AKA will unleash Orkestra Digitalis, a recording which holds that unique appeal of challenging the listener.