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Captain calling…

New interview! Captain Gone reveal some details behind their debut album ‘A Hundred Nights Like This’. The Norwegian/UK four-piece talked to FLW over a few coffees about their place of retreat, love of drama and the pursuit of classic songwriting. continue →

Working hard for the dream

Alfred Hall were in great spirits when Famous Last Words (FLW) came to town. The band’s debut album is on constant rotation in the FLW office as we can’t get enough of its shimmery summer goodness. ‘Wilderness’ is the name and it’s continue →

Depeche Mode still proving their worth

Depeche Mode is back with new album ‘Delta Machine’ (Columbia) and it is truly exceptional. A review of this new DM effort, along with some hot releases from Western Star and a very emotional yet fantastic release from Swedish band continue →

Moose Blood interview

Moose Blood band member Glenn took a few minutes to have a chat with Famous Last Words about the band’s love of coffee and collecting records. If you haven’t heard Moose Blood’s ‘Moving Home’ EP yet, then head straight for continue →

Skinner’s resurrection

It’s here at last! Famous Last Words (FLW) is proud to bring you the latest interview with Grahame Skinner. It was a great privilege to meet Mr Skinner and talk all things 80s and of course FLWs’ favourite phase of continue →

Northpaw ‘Extinction’ video

Famous Last Words (FLW) caught up with the rather excellent Northpaw to discuss their recent ‘Trepidation’ EP for a forthcoming feature in our very pages. The Northpaw boys were in fine fettle, despite FLW bringing the cold of Norway along continue →

One of New York’s finest…

A Place to Bury Strangers (APTBS) had a few things to get off their collective chests to Famous Last Words prior to a rather rip-roaring gig in Oslo, Norway last week. The band’s new album ‘Worship’ is rather fine and definitely continue →

Hearing the presence of something special

New interview with Christel Alsos published today. If you haven’t heard new album ‘Presence’ yet, then it comes highly recommended by the folks at FLW. In addition, Christel Alsos is currently touring throughout Norway. Catch one of the live dates continue →

A Place to Bury Strangers

New York’s A Place to Bury Strangers pulled off a brief, yet blistering set in Olso last night full of white noise and wailing feedback. In addition, the band had a few spare minutes to share a few thoughts on continue →

New album reviews

FLW has updated its Reviews section with new album releases from Christel Alsos, Razika, Superfamily to name but a few.

Rayne release single ‘Fallen’

Hailing from Sunderland, Rayne release new single ‘Fallen’ (03/03/13). Taken from the band’s debut album ‘The New Enlightenment’, ‘Fallen’ is a compelling first choice with shades of eighties indie guitar rock that is both exhilarating and uplifting in equal measure. continue →

New interview with Delays, and Greg Glibert’s first art exhibition

Check out the new interview with Delays’ Greg and Aaron Gilbert revealing an indepth look at the band’s four albums to date, and current and future plans in terms of the band. In addition, lead vocalist Greg Gilbert has his continue →

FLW Playlist

 

Grady Martin Diesel Smoke, Dangerous Curves and Hot Guitar

Various Artists (Atomicat)

A gifted musician and one of the places where it all started for rock ‘n’ roll music, Grady Martin is given full respect via ‘Diesel Smoke, Dangerous Curves and Hot Guitar’.

 

Hillbilly Deluxe

Various Artists (Atomicat)

…quite frankly there is only one place to rest this evening and soak up traditional country music, and that is at the ‘Hillbilly Deluxe’.

 

Billy Strange: Climb Aboard The Hell Train

Various Artists (Atomicat)

…a detailed and wonderfully engaging collection of songs that touches upon the gifted talents of Billy Strange as guitarist, singer and composer…

 

Falsehoods (EP)

Terrible Love (Bandcamp)

Terrible Love fire enough flares during ‘Falsehoods’ signalling for life to be given to this EP, which is warranted considering the quality on display…

 

Hillbilly And Rustic Rockabilly Bop Volume 4

Various Artists (Atomicat)

All in all, the fourth album in the ‘Hillbilly And Rustic Rockabilly Bop’ series lives up to its predecessors in terms of quality, intrigue, and thrills when it comes to the music…

 

Still On The Run

The Hoodoo Tones (Rhythm Bomb)

The Hoodoo Tones embark on a third trip packed with twelve new songs. The latest long player sees the band ‘Still On The Run’ and blending traditional rockabilly with the modern trimmings found on the rockin’ scene.

 

Strangers/Lovers: Side A

DAGNY (Little Daggers Records)

Still hanging on to the first slice of a two-part album set, DAGNY’s ‘Strangers/Lovers: Side A’ is a masterclass in pop music.

 

Boss Black Rockers: Cool It Vol.8

Various Artists (Koko Mojo)

As series go, ‘Boss Black Rockers’ is up there with the best of them when it comes to compiling rockin’ track lists.

 

There’s Gonna Be A Ball – Rock ‘N’ Roll Español

Various Artists (Atomicat)

…this box set of Chicano rock provides a different angle on the ubiquitous rock ‘n’ roll compilation from an overlooked corner of its market…

 

Southern Bred: Texas R&B Rockers Vol.10

Various Artists (Koko Mojo)

‘Southern Bred: Texas R&B Rockers Vol.10’ is a record that stands out on its own merits yet is part of a series of albums equally on par with the quality offered here.

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