ALBUM REVIEW: Marcus King – Mood Swings

Having teamed up with Black Keys frontman Dan Auberbach for the last two albums, on his new one Mood Swings (American Recordings/Republic Records/Snakefarm Records) Marcus King is helped out by producer extraordinaire Rick Rubin. Gone is the seventies, bluesy Rock N’ Roll of the previous record Young Blood, in its place is R&B, Soul, Jazz, Pop and Classic Rock influences with King’s smokey, bluesman vocals taking centre stage. Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Marcus King – Young Blood


A rich and rewarding exercise in traditional blues, Young Blood’s (American / Republic / Snakefarm) vital ingredients also include southern rock, soul and even country. As produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, this is one to wallow and luxuriate in – but don’t get too comfortable as angst and agony are never far away in the songs of a relative kid who seems to have lived something of a life already.Continue reading

The Haxans Share New Video – Young Blood

Goth pop/rock due The Haxans have shared their new music video for their track ‘Young Blood’. The track comes from their new album Party Monsters which is out now via Red Music. The Haxens are comprosed of singer Ash Costello of New Years Day and multi-instrumentalist Matt Montgomery (a.k.a. Piggy D) of Rob Zombie. Watch the clip for ‘Young Blood’ below.Continue reading