Author Archives: Matt Mead

About Matt Mead

Freelance writer who likes anything with heart and soul
INTERVIEW: The Pale’s Matthew Devereux

INTERVIEW: The Pale’s Matthew Devereux

As Dublin band The Pale set about marking 30 years in the business in 2020, and the recent release of thirteenth album Merciful Hour they head back to the UK for a handful of dates – their first in years. …

REVIEW: Peter Green – The End Of The Game re-release

REVIEW: Peter Green – The End Of The Game re-release

50 years ago Peter Green released his first solo album within little time of him leaving behind what was at the time a bestselling group Fleetwood Mac. Esoteric Recordings have remastered and expanded The End Of The Game essaying this…

REVIEW: Hanging Stars - A New Kind Of Sky

REVIEW: Hanging Stars – A New Kind Of Sky

With a mixture of folk, country and psychedelia Hanging Stars return with a formidable long player that shimmers and shines on Crimson Crow records. Consisting of songwriter, singer and guitarist Richard Olson, Sam Ferman on bass, Paulie Cobra on drums,…

REVIEW: Peel Dream Magazine – Agitprop Alterna

NEWS: Peel Dream Magazine – announce details of new album

After 18 months of writing and playing live with a shifting cast of supporting members, Peel Dream Magazine is back with Agitprop Alterna, their new album which pushes the group’s dreamy, motorik-heavy sound to a deeply melodic and beautifully discordant place. …

Download 2020 – ten of the best – round 2

Download Festival – 10 acts from the weekend

Download Festival, the world’s premier rock event is again taking route in the heart of Derbyshire at Donington Park, Leicestershire between 12-14 June 2020 with headliners IRON MAIDEN (Legacy of the Beast Tour), KISS and SYSTEM OF A DOWN plus a support…

NEWS: EMBRACE REISSUE EARLY ALBUMS ON VINYL FOR THE FIRST TIME

EMBRACE REISSUE EARLY ALBUMS ON VINYL FOR THE FIRST TIME

Indie heroes Embrace have announced their first three albums will be reissued on vinyl for the first time since their original release. The titles—The Good Will Out, Drawn From Memory and If You’ve Never Been—are available through UMC on March…