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The Big Takeover #84

Kevin Burke

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.

Crooked Ghost - Colors Bleed Ep (Crooked Ghost Records)

16 September 2019

This coming Friday, September 20, Crooked Ghost unleash their latest Ep, Colors Bleed

From Glam Rock Star To Punk Rock Idol - The Importance Of Marc Bolan

16 September 2019

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

The Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed (50th Anniversary Edition) (ABKCO) 

14 September 2019

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 - Who Wants Cilla? (Big Stir Records/Futureman)

13 September 2019

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”. 

Story Of An Artist - The Divine Cult Of Daniel Johnston 

13 September 2019

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.

Grip-Like Vice - Fegin Martyr (Self-Released)

13 September 2019

Released today, September 13, Grip-Like Vice present “Feign Martyr”, the first preview of their upcoming Place//Circumstance album.

David J - Missive To An Angel From The Halls Of Infamy And Allure (Glass Records Modern)

12 September 2019

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 - Under Blue Skies (The Beautiful Music/ Big Stir Records)

11 September 2019

Armstrong have re-released their 2007 debut Under Blue Skies, whilst they could not improve on the sound they have added eight bonus tracks.

Beautifully Broken - The Fractured Minds In Music

10 September 2019

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.

The Black Watch - Crying All The Time! Ep (Hypnotic Bridge) 

9 September 2019

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.

Alice Cooper - Breadcrumbs Ep (EarMusic) 

9 September 2019

On September 13, Alice Cooper is due to release a tribute to the heyday of Detroit Rock in the Breadcrumbs Ep

The Waterboys - Out Of All This Blue Ep (Cooking Vinyl) 

7 September 2019

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.

Under The God - Bowie’s Eighties Reinvention 

6 September 2019

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 - In The Mire (Self-Released) 

6 September 2019

Iwan Gronow, bassist for Johnny Marr, is set to release a digital single, “In The Mire” on September 13th.

My Life Story - World Citizen (Exilophone Records) 

5 September 2019

My Life Story return with World Citizen, ten-tracks which show a maturity, also containing a nod to past glories.

Various Artists - Use Hearing Protection: Factory Records 1978-79 (Rhino)

5 September 2019

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

Stargazer Lilies - Living Work Of Art (Rad Cult)

4 September 2019

Pennsylvania’s Stargazer Lilies return faithfully with a new single and news of a new album.

Cabaret Voltaire - Chance Versus Causality (Mute)

3 September 2019

After forty-years, Cabaret Voltaire release Chance Versus Causality, an album of electronic magnificence.

The Blackheart Orchestra – Mesmeranto (Esoteric Antenna/Cherry Red Records)

2 September 2019

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. 

The Awakening - Back To Wonderland (Intervention Arts)

2 September 2019

As The Awakening release a new video and single “Back To Wonderland”, vocalist Ashton Nyte commences a tour across Europe.

Beauty In Chaos Ft. Wayne Hussey & Rolan Bolan - 20th Century Boy (33.3 Music Collective)

1 September 2019

Michael Ciravolo’s Beauty In Chaos return with a new video featuring Rolan Bolan and Wayne Hussey.

The Blues Had A Baby - Chuck Berry & The Invention Of Rock N' Roll

31 August 2019

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 - Black Is The Night: The Definitive Anthology (BMG)

30 August 2019

The Damned announce a questionable compilation in Black Is The Night ; The Definive Anthology

Killing Eve - The Demos May 2019 (Self Released) 

29 August 2019

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 - Dream Cleaver (Suicide Squeeze Records)

28 August 2019

Death Valley Girls return with a new single of incendiary ear candy in “Dream Cleaver”.

New Model Army - From Here (earMUSIC)

27 August 2019

New Model Army unleash album number 15, From Here, an album of ideas, executed beautifully.

Klammer - Being Boiled (Under Dogz Records)

26 August 2019

Klammer give an insight to the future with the release of “Being Boiled”

From Detroit To Devil Gate | Suzi Q Lives!

24 August 2019

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

The K's - Aurora (Creation23)

23 August 2019

Today, August 23, pre-order begins for the upcoming single by the band to watch, The K’s and their incendiary “Aurora”.

Rude Audio - Street Light Interference (Zirkus Records)

21 August 2019

London-based electronic pioneers Rude Audio have just released their debut album Street Light Interference, a release which is both blissful and atmospheric

Ride - This Is Not a Safe Place (Wichita Recordings)

20 August 2019

Ride return, delivering their sixth album, and second since their 2014 reunion, This Is Not a Safe Place at times surpasses their previous release.

Her Face Says Freedom - A Celebration Of Stevie Nicks

20 August 2019

Writer Kevin Burke discusses the rise and early success of Rock Queen Stevie Nicks in Her Face Says Freedom.

Various Artists - Lux And Ivy Dig The Beatniks (Cherry Red Records)

19 August 2019

Dug straight from The Cramps own collection of rare singles comes Lux And Ivy Dig The Beatniks

Massive Attack - Massive Attack vs Mad Professor Part II | Mezzanine Remix Tapes (UME)

18 August 2019

Massive Attack Announce Previously Unreleased Mad Professor Dub Version of Mezzanine on Vinyl

Orchestra Of Distortion - My Bloody Valentine's Loveless

17 August 2019

This week writer Kevin Burke looks into the heart of My Bloody Valentine’s sublime classic Loveless

Rose McDowall & Shawn Pinchbeck - Gem (Glass Modern) 

16 August 2019

Rose McDowall & Shawn Pinchbeck are set to release “Gem”, a peek into their upcoming joint venture, the Far From The Apple Tree soundtrack

Konk - The Magic Force Of Konk 1981-1988 (Futurismo)

15 August 2019

On October 4, Futurismo will celebrate New York fusion pioneers Konk with the release of The Magic Force Of Konk 1981-1988

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Infest The Rats' Nest (Flightless) 

13 August 2019

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

The Murder Capital - When I Have Fears (Human Season)

13 August 2019

On August 16, Irish quintet The Murder Capital release their highly anticipated debut album When I Have Fears.

Bon Iver - i,i  (Jagjaguwar)

12 August 2019

Bon Iver deliver i,i, a social commentary soaked masterwork that continues the trend of quality

Running The Voodoo Down - Miles Davis & Bitches Brew

10 August 2019

This week, writer Kevin Burke reflects and discusses the importance of the Miles Davis masterwork Bitches Brew.

Jeff Buckley - Grace 25th Anniversary Releases (Columbia/Legacy Recordings)

9 August 2019

The late Jeff Buckley’s seminal Grace will be celebrated with a mammoth release onto streaming services August 23.

Fangclub - Vulture Culture (Vertigo) 

9 August 2019

Irish based Fangclub release their highly anticipated second album

The Pooh Sticks - The Pooh Sticks 7” Box Set (Optic Nerve)

8 August 2019

Legendary alternative band The Poo Sticks are set to re-release the very rare Poo Sticks Singles Box Set

Ladytron - Far From Home - Night Versions (!K7) 

8 August 2019

Ladytron announce a new remix EP, “Far From Home – Night Versions”

David J with Asia Argento & Anton Newcombe - Migena & the Frozen Roses (Glass Modern) 

6 August 2019

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”.

The Sixties Cease To Exist | The Beach Boy, The Beatles And The Beast

3 August 2019

Writer Kevin Burke looks back fifty-years and discusses the connection between Dennis Wilson, The Beatles and convicted murderer Charles Manson

Girl Band - Shoulderblades (Rough Trade)

2 August 2019

Girl Band announce a new album, tour dates and release the single “Shoulderblades”

Strip Search Tramp - Assume The Position (Self-Released)

1 August 2019

Strip Search Tramp are a five-piece collective who are intent on branding your brain with their unique punk inspired manifesto.

Future Pilot AKA - Orkestra Digitalis (Glass Modern)

30 July 2019

On September 13, Future Pilot AKA will unleash Orkestra Digitalis, a recording which holds that unique appeal of challenging the listener.