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.
Released through Cherry Red Records this coming Friday, the essential guilt punk pleasure of 1977:The Year Punk Broke
Following the release of the posthumous Originals, Kevin Burke looks back at the unreleased album by Prince that became a cult all of its own.
Silent Forum release “Safety In Numbers” which offers another dimension to what the band are capable of.
Michael Ciravolo’s Beauty In Chaos return with a new release, Beauty Re-Envisioned. A follow on from 2018’s Finding Beauty In Chaos
PJ Harvey releases new music as part of The Virtues Soundtrack
The Venus Fly Trap album Mars is a classy release, not just a reissue but a reminder of the reactive sound of late-eighties post-punk.
The Allegations have created an album that swings between straightforward seventies-based rock and sun-drenched avant-garde.
Medway band Theatre Royal release a powerhouse-compilation of mouthwatering goodness with 22-tracks
The Jasmine Minks speak to Kevin Burke about their past, their present releases and the future of this highly influential outfit.
Kevin Burke tries to make sense of the Lou Reed album Metal Machine Music
After a gap of almost twenty-seven years, British band The Claim release a new album, an insightful and enjoyable listen.
The Black Watch release Magic Johnson, twelve tracks of conceptual adoration, along with further releases spanning the career of the band.
Adam Gerard and Steve Stapleton of New York Band Earnhardt speak to Kevin Burke about their new album, their influences and all things Americana
The Divine Comedy are captivating with confidence on their latest, delightful long-player called Office Politics
The Electric Language compilation released by Cherry Red Records gets a review by Kevin Burke.
Membranes release a new long-player entitled What Nature Gives….Nature Takes Away, John Robb talks to Kevin Burke about punk, politics and that new release
Joan As Police Woman releases Joanthology, a reflection of her work which is long over due.
Fontaines D.C’s homecoming performance, and Kevin Burke was there to bear witness
Psychedelic-Folk troubadour Kim Thompsett speaks to Kevin Burke about her latest album, her sound and the influences
Kevin Burke reviews Tenderness by Duff McKagan, which offers a new dimension to the Guns N’ Roses bassist.
Kevin Burke reviews the debut Ep by Where We Sleep, entitled “Experments In The Dark”.
Kevin Burke reviews the new single “Hurry On Home” from Sleater-Kinney,
Due for release Friday the 31st of May, the latest from Cellista, Transfigurations gets a review from Kevin Burke
Ralph Rolle the backbone of Chic speaks to Kevin Burke about his career, the people he’s worked with, and all things drums.
Where The Action Is swaggers with the very wit and talent of Mike Scott.
Kevin Burke spoke to Michael Ciravolo about his project Beauty In Chaos, the music, his influences and the star-studded upcoming release Beauty Re-Envisioned
Released today, Morrissey’s California Son lacks far too many of his unique qualities sadly to make it a great album