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110 Above Festival reveals first 2022 acts

Welcome to another edition of our News Report. The Christmas announcement rush may be over but we still have some top music news for you in this festive edition.

Up first, a festival announcement for 2022 from 110 Above. The festival will take place the 11th to 14th of August next summer in Leicestershire.

The first wave of acts for the event includes Everything Everything, Vistas, The Sherlocks, Spector, Pixey and Sarpa Salpa.

Tickets are here.

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Paul Weller reveals huge outdoor shows

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The Modfather himself Paul Weller has this week revealed three huge outdoor shows for next summer. Weller will be playing shows in Kent, Lincolnshire and Bedfordshire.

Tickets are here.

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Sam Fender set for Finsbury Park

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Another huge outdoor show set to take place next summer will see Sam Fender headline Finsbury Park in London.

The show set for Friday 15th July will also feature Fontaines D.C., Declan McKenna and more.

Tickets are here.

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Smith / Kotzen announce debut tour

A single tour announcement for our News Report this week which comes from Smith / Kotzen. The debut tour from Adrian Smith and Richie Kotzen will include support from The Dust Coda and takes place early next year.

Tickets are here.

Read our review of Smith/Kotzen from Smith/Kotzen

Fatherson debut ‘Honest To God’ live session

Fatherson – ‘Honest To God’

We close out our News Report with new music releases. First is ‘Honest To God’, the latest track from Fatherson. This week saw the band release a live session version of the track as they continue to build towards the release of their new album, ‘Normal Fears’.

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Von Hertzen Brothers announce new album ‘Red Alert in the Blue Forest’

Von Hertzen Brothers – ‘Red Alert in the Blue Forest’

Finally this week, news from Finland’s Von Hertzen Brothers. The band this week revealed that they will be releasing their latest album, ‘Red Alert in the Blue Forest’ next year on March 18th.

You can pre-order your copy here.

Full Pelt Music Album of the Year to be revealed on Christmas Day!

Throughout December our Advent Calendar style countdown of our Top 50 Albums of the Year is taking place across our Social Media. The reveal of our Album of the Year will be taking place on Christmas Day!

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Smith/Kotzen

Smith/Kotzen

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Smith/Kotzen – ‘Smith/Kotzen’

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Smith/Kotzen – Smith/Kotzen – Album Review

It’s that age old question. What do you get when you put Iron Maiden guitarist Adrian Smith and the much travelled Richie Kotzen in a studio together? Well, perhaps not; the answer however is magic!

Yes, all too often much heralded partnerships or so called supergroups are over hyped only to under deliver. That isn’t the case here as Smith and Kotzen combine for the creatively titled Smith/Kotzen. Together they have created an album of superb blues infused hard rock, equally creatively called ‘Smith/Kotzen’!

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Perhaps all their creativity was used up in recording this brilliant album and when it came to promotion they were all out of ideas! Seriously though, this is an impressive collection of songs that echoes the shere talent involved.

It feels as though the duo complement each other perfectly. They are able to stretch their legs without stepping on each other’s toes. Smith excels from the comfortable confines of house Maiden and Kotzen demonstrates his unrivalled talents.

Smith/Kotzen – ‘Taking My Chances’

From the openings of ‘Taking My Chances’ all the way to the closing moments of ‘Til Tomorrow’, there isn’t much let up in quality. Smith and Kotzen can be proud of what they have achieved on Smith/Kotzen; even if they can’t be proud of their naming abilities!

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