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Midwest Record Reviews Eklipse and Hey! Hello!

Midwest Record Reviews Eklipse and Hey! Hello! EKLIPSE/Electric Air: I miss Bond, Rasputina and Darling Violetta. Eklipse capture the best of all of them, drops the dross and adds their own spin in the end. With a fashion sense 180 degrees away from Bond's, these four Goth lasses do semi classical interpretations of the recent vintage down mouth rock from alt to shoe gaze to dour pop and give it all their own stamp. Without Mike Batt's over seeing this outing like he did for Bond, the feeling … [Read more...]

Spirits of the Dead ‘Rumours of a Presence’ Album Review at Paranoid Hitsophrenic

Spirits of the Dead 'Rumours of a Presence' Album Review "First off, this is Rock with a classic feel but an updated sound, similar perhaps to everything else but unlike anything you've heard.  Spirits of the Dead are breaking molds, seeming to have hit upon a winning formula that separates them from the pack of Scandanavian Retro Rockers.  It's amazing, the more of these throw-back kind of bands I discover from Northern Europe, the more I'm amazed that they not only don't all sound … [Read more...]

Spirits of the Dead ‘Rumours Of A Presence’ Album Review at Exclaim!

Spirits of the Dead 'Rumours of a Presence' Review "With their third record, Rumours of a Presence, Norway's classic proto-metal/stoner band, Spirits of the Dead, firmly anchor their aesthetic in the deep, fat niche of very early '70s hard rock. Combining songwriting elements of still-in-utero doom, psychedelia and progressive rock with a distinctly contemporary, sludgy stoner tone,Rumours of a Presence is a very retro-sounding record, in terms of how it's written with modern production … [Read more...]

Hey! Hello! Album Review at Dedicated Rocker Society – “Highly Recommended”

Hey! Hello! Album Review at Dedicated Rocker Society - "Highly Recommended" "The debut release for Hey! Hello! is a straight up rock till you drop rocker if there ever was one. Has my vote for "Rock soundtrack of the Summer of 2013". Big guitars, sing along choruses and superb harmonies throughout. Frontman Ginger of The Wildhearts certainly doesn't like the quiet life. One thing's for sure, though, with Hey! Hello!, Ginger has definitely raised the bar and shows why he is musical genius! By … [Read more...]

Examiner: Hey! Hello! Offer Up the Party Album of the Year

Hey! Hello! Offer Up the Party Album of the Year "Hey! Hello! is U.S. vocalist Victoria Liedtkeand U.K. multi-instrumentalist Ginger Wildheart (The Wildhearts), and it has to be the most delicious piece of ear candy to come out in a while. The ten song opus, produced by Russ Russell (The Exploited, Napalm Death, Dimmu Borgir), features a slew of up-tempo, pop-party rockers including the album opener “Black Valentine”, which you'll have to repeat at least three times before you … [Read more...]

antiMUSIC Gets the Origin Story on ‘Swimwear’ Single from Hey! Hello!

Singled Out: Hey! Hello!  "Ginger Wildheart has a new collaborative band with Victoria Liedtke called Hey! Hello! and they are releasing their self-titled album today. To celebrate we asked Ginger to tell us about the first single, "Swimwear." Here is the story" It involves dragons, Courtney Love, drunkenness, and Bruce Lee.... Read the full article here … [Read more...]

Sputnik Music Rates Hey! Hello! 4.0 – “Excellent”

Sputnik Music Rates Hey! Hello! 4.0 - "Excellent"   "So, Ginger Wildheart, the genius behind The Wildhearts and the marrying of big heavy Metallica shaped riffs with cheery Beach Boys style melodies, decided to team up with New York songstress Victoria Liedtke, and record a noisy pop rock album under the name of Hey! Hello! And whilst the extended riff-athons and non-stop time changes that are a feature of any Wildhearts release are less conspicuous, this album still comes packed … [Read more...]

Amps And Green Screens gives Hey! Hello! 9.5/10, Chooses “All of Them” As Standout Tracks

Amps And Green Screens gives Hey! Hello! 9.5/10, Chooses "All of Them" As Standout Tracks "Hey! Hello! is U.S. vocalist Victoria Liedtke and U.K. multi-instrumentalist Ginger Wildheart (The Wildhearts), and it has to be the most delicious piece of ear candy to come out in a while. The ten song opus, produced by Russ Russell (The Exploited, Napalm Death, Dimmu Borgir), features a slew of up-tempo, pop-party rockers including the album opener“Black Valentine”, which you’ll have to … [Read more...]

The Mission ‘The Brightest Light’ Album Review via Santa Sangre

The Mission 'The Brightest Light' Review at Santa Sangre 'The Brightest Light' converts Santa Sangre to The Mission team: "Who the hell is this? Prepare yourselves, fans and even casual listeners…Whatever impressions you had about this band are about to be blown out of the water... One of England’s longest running musical groups have gone over the horizon in search of The Brightest Light. I’d never been a fan of what Wayne and co. do but if this is how their final chapter is to be … [Read more...]

Dead Rhetoric Gives Spirits Of The Dead ‘Rumours Of A Presence’ an 8/10 Rating

Spirits Of The Dead 'Rumours Of A Presence' Review on Dead Rhetoric "Spirits of the Dead source some mesmerizing tones, and soulful psychedelic rock, melding it all together in a magical blend that is timeless. A track like “Rumors of a Presence” takes it time to gestate into a moving composition of lingering ambient sounds at the start and then sliding into King Crimson-like harmonies towards the end of the song. In fact, many of the tracks are fashioned in this manner, harnessing … [Read more...]

New Noise Magazine’s “The Spins” Features Anvil, Godflesh, & Spirits Of The Dead

The Spins #1: Intoxicating Turntable Treats Featuring Anvil, Godflesh, & Spirits Of The Dead   Anvil Hope In Hell It’s hard not to like Anvil. The hapless duo may be terminally comical and musically obtuse, but one thing’s for sure, its got no shortage of spirit. Hope In Hell is the latest in a line of comeback albums since the documentary, The Story of Anvil came out a few years back. In true Anvil fashion, the album is full of traditional heavy metal and speed … [Read more...]

Spirits of the Dead Album Review at The Sludgelord – “Brilliant and Highly Recommended”

Spirits Of The Dead 'Rumours Of A Presence' Review at The Sludgelord "Fuck it. I am going to call them one of Norway's finest Hard Rock Bands they currently have...If you're already a fan of the bands trippy psych acid stoner rock riffs then you don't need me to convince you to buy this. As this is the bands best work to date. It's already starting to receive a load of praise. And it's praise wholly deserved." Read more at The Sludgelord   … [Read more...]