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.
The debut solo single by Swagger frontman Lee Michael Stevens is the first step in a promising journey.
Dame Shirley Collins returns with the power of nature in and all it’s beauty
Beth Rettig and Where We Sleep release their debut long-player, and it is explosive and enchanting
Rock music’s premier all-female band get a long overdue retrospective.
CCR legend Doug ‘Cosmo’ Clifford releases an extraordinary piece of work on August 27th, a collaboration with the late Steve Wright from the Greg Kihn Band
Francie Conway continues on his divine path of excellence with “Staycation”
The legandary Boston guitarist returns with his Engine Room outfit, and stylishly follows up 2017’s Full Steam Ahead album
Ellen Foley returns, and she means buisness on her latest album ‘Fighting Words’
Sleater-Kinney return with an album that defies expectations, and proves how they will not simply disappear.
Garbage release album #7, a statement of consistency that displays a heavy amount of social consciousness
The sonic chanteuse Róisín Murphy returns with the same energetic class as 2020 with Crooked Machine
The producer with the midas touch John Owen Williams releases his debut album Out Of Darkness, and all expectations are fulfilled
Released June 4th on deep red vinyl and digital, Strawberry Birthmarks is a collection of unreleased recordings from post punk artist Jowe Head
On June 18th, Kimberley Rew and Lee Cave-Berry return with a new long-player titled ‘Purple Kittens’, a tour-de-force of styles and perfectionism.
An Ep released late last year, that is well worth investigation.
Sometimes albums come along that make you go “What the f@ck?”, this is one such album, and it is a divine rapture of brilliance.
Teenage Fanclub release the most anticipated album of 2021, and thankfully it delivers, and revels in the flaws of our ideals.
Steve Cropper has just released ‘Fire It Up’, and it is incendiary.
Due out on May 7th, the latest emotional banger from Maia Sharp, the aptly titled Mercy Rising
Released on June 25th, a long overdue retrospective of Arthur Brown’s Kingdom Come with an impressive five disc set
Due for release on May 21st, ‘When I Mean What I Say’ is an album that is a long time coming, and it has been worth the wait
The Reducers remind us of their unequalled brilliance on a new live set
The Californian-based dynamo outfit Hayley And The Crushers return with a new set of music, a six-song set aptly titled Fun Sized.
The San Francisco based outfit Strangers In A Strange Land release a cover of the Bee Gees “Ring My Bell” featuring a Bee Gee and Shel Talmy
Palmyra Delran returns with The Doppel Gang, and the music world is a better place.
A testimony to Rock And Roll, courtesy of the split single featuring Genya Ravan and The Shang Hi Los
Matthew Shaw delivers an album of tribute, nostalgia and advances, with the electric poetry of Nachtmusik.
As 2020 rolls to a close, writer Kevin Burke looks at a selection of worthwhile reissues
2020 was a brave year to release music without the touring or usual album promotion, writer Kevin Burke explores 10 of the Best album release
Lia Ices returns in late January with an album that resonates with a divine splendor
Girl Band announce a new album, tour dates and release the single “Shoulderblades”
The Jigsaw Seen go full tilt seasonal on the sublime Ep Sleigh Bells Ring
Landing December 11, Sheep Farming In Barnet is the sublime debut by Toyah, a fully realised release, 41 years after it’s initial incarnation
The new atmospheric single from Irish songstress Kathy Crinion features the added charm of vocalist Adam James Deiboldt.
The Glitz; The Glamour is an overview of Perry Farrell’s pre and post Jane’s Addiction work.
dunkie have just released Working To Design, balanced between cinematic depth and melodic bliss, it is an album that requires investigation.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Bowie’s classic The Man Who Sold The World, the album returns on limited edition vinyl in it’s original intended format of Metrobolist
The sixties pysch-garage rockers The Seeds return with a new single.
Before anyone did anything, Wayne County had done it all, and this four disc set proves that point.
Recently Iwan Gronow released his debut Ep, falling short of an album but with a glorious depth
Kevin Burke investigates the 50th anniversary re-release of a psychedelic classic, the indispensable Think Pink by Twink
A diamond worth mining from the plethora of RSD releases, Dandy Warhols and Bebe Buell who do a blistering take on Femme Fatale
Strangers In A Strange Land return, backed by a supergroup and legandary producer Shel Talmy
Writer Kevin Burke checks out the latest release by soulful-rockabilly songstress Imelda May
Jigsaw Seen vocalist Dennis Davison delivers a staggering musical statement with The Book Of Strongman
Released on September 25th, a comprehensive box set celebrating the Safari recordings by The Boys
Kevin Burke looks at the latest, live release from Suzanne Vega, along with the upcoming globally streamed shows .
On September 18th, the London-based Cesarians return with their third long player. Rachel Frieda, an album that continues their powerful hat trick of creativity.
On September 18th, Nowhere To Go But Everywhere is an album that springs to life, with a spirited collection of songs