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Out This Week – The Kris Barras Band ‘The Divine and the Dirty’.

The soon to be released new album by The Kris Barras Band, landed in my inbox this morning. Being released on the Provogue label on 23rd March 2018. And boy, was it worth the wait…. Hardened Kris Barras fans will know what to expect, newbies….. clear the house, move the furniture, open the beer, turn the volume right up and wait for the company to arrive. Yeah, it promises that… Keep Reading

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The Magpie Salute (feat Black Crowes Members Rich Robinson, Marc Ford & Sven Pipien) Enter Studio To Record Debut Album.

Mascot Label Group are thrilled to announce that The Magpie Salute have joined the Provogue label. They sit at home amongst some of the finest modern blues icons such as Joe Bonamassa, Beth Hart, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Jonny Lang, Walter Trout, Eric Gales, Sonny Landreth, Gary Hoey and more. The Magpie Salute which brings together the reunited guitar team of Rich Robinson and Marc Fordfrom the Black Crowes, bassist Sven… Keep Reading

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Michael Landau Releases New Track We All Feel The Same From Upcoming Album ‘Rock Bottom’

Mascot Label Group announces the arrival of the latest from certified LA guitar legend Michael Landau. His new album Rock Bottom, will be out on February 23rd via Mascot Label Group/Provogue. Ahead of the release of the album, Landau has released a brand new track. Talking about the track We All Feel The Same the certified guitar hero explains: “I wrote ‘We All Feel The Same’ in St. John’s Newfoundland a couple of years… Keep Reading

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P.O.D Sign To Mascot Label Group.

Mascot Label Group are thrilled to announce the signing of P.O.D. (Payable On Death), the San Diego, California based rockers. P.O.D, since their formation in 1992 have sold over 10 million records, embarked on hugely successful international tours, and had a series of chart-topping radio hits.  Over the span of two decades, P.O.D. have released ten studio albums, including the triple-platinum Satellite. They have had several hit songs, including “Southtown,” “Alive,” “Youth of the Nation,” and “Boom,” and most recently with their Active Rock… Keep Reading

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Dutch Psychedelic Blues Trio DeWolff Sign To Mascot Label Group

The Mascot Label Group are incredibly excited to announce the signing of Dutch psychedelic blues trio DeWolff. The band formed in the Netherlands’ Deep South of Geleen as teenagers in 2007 by singer/guitarist Pablo van de Poel, brother/drummer Luka van de Poel and Hammond organist Robin Piso. They’re an old soul in a young body, transporting the listener back into the swirling psychedelia drenched blues of the mid-60s. The trio… Keep Reading

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Steve Vai Teams Up With Mascot Label Group

Mascot Label Group is proud to announce a new and exciting alliance with guitar legend Steve Vai’s Favored Nations Records label. This strategic partnership is a reflection of the synergy created by the respect that Vai’s Favored Nations has garnered as the record industry’s leading boutique guitar oriented recording label, and the strength offered by Mascot Label Group as one of the bigger, still growing and dependable independent purveyors of… Keep Reading

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Rockin’ The Blues, Various Artists, Provogue

For many, think of the blues, and its all, ‘I woke up this morning…. or my baby left me…..’, you can forget that with this album. The thought to many can sound dreary, but we must remember, Blues is at the very heart of much of today’s music.  Rockin’ the Blues an album recently released on the Mascot/Provogue Label and showcases many of today’s touring Blues musicians and I will… Keep Reading

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Lance Lopez Signs To Provogue/Mascot Label Group

Mascot Label Group are thrilled to announce that Lance Lopez has joined the Provogue label. He will be at home, amongst some of the finest modern blues icons such as Joe Bonamassa, Beth Hart, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Jonny Lang, Walter Trout, Eric Gales, Sonny Landreth, Gary Hoey and more. There’s no doubt about it, the state of Texas is well known worldwide for its fiery blues guitar players, and Lance… Keep Reading

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Tommy Emmanuel Shares New Video – Borderline

Esteemed Grammy-nominated guitarist, composer and performer Tommy Emmanuel is back with a brand new video from his upcoming album Accomplice One. The album  is out January 19th via Mascot Label Group/The Players Club. The video is for the transformed Madonna classic ‘Borderline’. Tommy Emmanuel’s subtlety and tastefulness blends with Amanda Shires’ gorgeous vocal and fiddle playing, which turns this hit song to a beautiful stripped version. Tommy states about the… Keep Reading

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Eric Gales, The Robin2, Bilston

Eric Gales, new name to me, but curious to find out more, I caught the end of his current UK tour. Eric and his band are headlining the Robin2, Bilston, a venue synonymous with R n’ B seemed a great setting for Eric and his music. Following on from his first solo UK tour back in May and an impromptu appearance as guest of Supersonic Blues Machine at the Ramblin… Keep Reading

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Von Hertzen Brothers, War Is Over

Von Hertzen Brothers new album released this week. Finnish band, The Von Hertzen Brothers have already released three albums and during that time have amassed a good following, for album four they have signed to Music Theories Recordings and the Mascot group to release War Is Over.  The album is available from Friday November 3rd. War Is Over follows their previous album New Day Rising. Brothers Mikko, Kie and Jonne… Keep Reading

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Supersonic Blues Machine Release New Track ‘The One’

SUPERSONIC BLUES MACHINE is Lance Lopez (guitars/vocals/songwriter), Fabrizio Grossi (bass, producer, songwriter), and Kenny Aronoff (drums). They’ve proven on their first album and round of shows, it’s not a party unless you invite some friends, and for Californisoul, they’ve brought along some heavy hitters. Speaking about the track, bassist Fabrizio Grossi explains “The One is probably the most representative song of the whole California soul-attitude that is the spirit of… Keep Reading

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Tour Reminder Triggerfinger Tour Starts Today

Antwerp’s Triggerfinger will be returning to the UK in October, following the release of their brand new album ‘Colossus’ The Belgian based trio (Ruben Block, vocals & guitar; Paul Van Bruystegem, bass; Mario Goossens, drums) have been exploding across Europe and have played an intensive 200 shows in the last 20 months, which also saw them support Muse on their sold out 50,000 capacity Stadium show in Aix-les-Bains, France and… Keep Reading

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Rock Candy Funk Party Announce New Album ‘The Groove Cubed’

Rock Candy Funk Party delivers a lavish soundscape that incorporates a plethora of genres, from dance and electronica, to rock funk and jazz and everything in between. The band is gearing up to release their brand new album The Groove Cubed this fall following their last studio album released back in 2015, Groove Is King. The Groove Cubed which is set for release on October 20, 2017, was recorded at… Keep Reading

Interviews

JD Simo interview at The Borderline, London

We caught up with JD Simo of the band Simo on the opening night of their European tour. I already knew JD, having interviewed him a few months ago, around the time the latest album was being recorded. Armed with a few basic questions we sat down for a chat, and a catch up. Ford or Chevy? Chevy. Heres the thing the reason I say that is because if we’re… Keep Reading

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Simo, The Borderline, London.

Following the recent release of Rise and Shine, Simo kicked off their European tour in London. The Borderline is an interesting venue, and as JD Simo told me “all the greats have played here”. Arriving at the venue early I met up with a few Simo friends for a pre-gig drink and a chat, discussing the band and how we came across them.  Simo are a three piece blues/psychedelic rock… Keep Reading

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10 Years Unveil Official Music Video For ‘Novacaine’

10 Years return with the new studio album ‘(how to live) AS GHOSTS’, and welcomes back band members Brian Vodinh and Matt Wantland. The band’s eighth studio album was produced by Grammy Award winning producer Nick Raskulinecz (Alice in Chains, Foo Fighters, Deftones, KoRn, Mastodon). and will be released on 27 October via Mascot Records. Sometimes when band members reunite, it’s as if no time has passed and nothing has… Keep Reading

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Supersonic Blues Machine Unveil New Track Elevate ft. Eric Gales

As they’ve proven on their first album and round of shows, it’s not a party unless you invite some friends, and for Californisoul, they’ve brought along some heavy hitters. It’s the sound that Supsersonic Blues Machine have spent much of 2017 sharing with audiences from Texas, Holland, India, St. Petersburg, Russia, starting with their headlining slot in front of thousands at the Notodden Blues Festival (Europe’s premier blues festival) in… Keep Reading

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Group Galactic Cowboys Announce New Album ‘Long Way Back To The Moon’

Iconic Alt Rock Group Galactic Cowboys Announce Long Awaited New Album ‘Long Way Back To The Moon’ Hailing from Houston, Texas, the band combined melodic thrash, progressive metal, and Beatlesque harmonies into a genre of its own creation. Blending these considerable musical chops with a quirky sense of humor, the band quickly distinguished itself from anyone else in the world, garnering fans amongst some of music’s biggest stars. Their first… Keep Reading

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