A regular feature highlighting some of the best album releases each month. I don’t do album “reviews” – this is simply a few words about the artists and the albums that appeal to me. It is just a personal recommendation to check out an album. These will also be albums from which I’ll have been playing tracks on the Friday NI Rocks Shows recently.


This month looks to be a busy one for great albums and I know of at least 20 albums that I’ll be featuring, including Crazy Lixx, The Three Tremors, Memoria Avenue, Sandstone, Fans of the Dark, Jim Peterik & World Stage, Electri Guitars, Grounbreaker, Screaming Shadows, Insania, Stew etc.

 

Last Updated (Sunday, 05 December 2021 22:16)

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There are two NI Rocks Shows uploaded each week on Rock Radio NI. These are the playlists for those shows for the month of October – all of which are still available from the On Demand Player. There are tracks by around 150 different artists on the Shows this month. Playlists for September were published previously and most of those Shows are also available via the On Demand Player – http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/news/rrni-updates/3823-ni-rocks-playlists-for-september-2021.html

 

I’ve created monthly Spotify playlists for the Friday NI Rocks Show that feature as many of the tracks from each month’s Shows as I can find. There are playlists available for July, August, September and October.

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Jim Kirkpatrick will be best known to most rock fans as the guitarist for legendary English rock band FM, but he also has a highly respected career as a solo artist. He also recently joined Band of Friends, featuring two of Rory Gallagher’s principle band members, which celebrates the music of the guitar legend. I spoke to Jim via Skype on 21st October to talk about his recent solo album and plans for a new release as well as about Band of Friends and FM.

You can hear that interview on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 29th October - http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/hosts/ni-rocks-friday-rock-show.html

Band of Friends play The Empire in Belfast on 5th November and then shows in Drogheda and Dublin on the following nights. Jim’s new single “Dead Man Walking” is released on 29th October to coincide with a new crowd-funding campaign.

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A regular feature highlighting some of the best album releases each month. I don’t do album “reviews” - these are just recommendations to check out an album. Simply a few words about the artists and the albums that appeal to me each month. These will be albums from which I’ll have been playing tracks on the Friday NI Rocks Shows recently.

This month album releases from Gus G, Jeff Scott Soto, Heartland, Lords of Black, TAO, The Grandmaster, Devoid, U.D.O., Supernova Plasmajets, Osukaru, Joe Bonamassa, Ad Infinitum & Bad Wolves are featured.

 

Last Updated (Saturday, 13 November 2021 22:47)

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There are two NI Rocks Shows uploaded each week on Rock Radio NI. These are the playlists for those shows for the month of September – all of which are still available from the On Demand Player. There are tracks by around 150 different artists on the Shows this month. Playlists for August were published previously and most of those Shows are also available via the On Demand Player http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/news/rrni-updates/3820-ni-rocks-playlists-for-august-2021.html

 

I’ve created monthly Spotify playlists for the Friday NI Rocks Show that feature as many of the tracks from each month’s Shows as I can find. There are playlists available for July, August and September.

 

Last Updated (Friday, 01 October 2021 23:25)

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New Jersey based singer, producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Danny Danzi released his third album, entitled “Tribulations”, through Escape Music on 24th September. The album is his first in about 18 years, following on from two well received albums called “Somewhere Lost In Time” and “Danziland”. I linked up with Danny over Facebook and we arranged to record an interview on 28th September via Skype. We chatted for about 40 minutes about the new album, his recording studio, the previous albums and much more. That interview and four Danny Danzi tracks can be heard on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 1st October - http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/hosts/ni-rocks-friday-rock-show.html (uploaded 30th Sept).

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A regular feature highlighting some of the best album releases each month. I don’t do album “reviews” - these are just recommendations to check out an album. Simply a few words about the artists and the albums that appeal to me each month. These will be albums from which I’ll have been playing tracks on the Friday NI Rocks Shows recently.

This month, album releases from Anette Olzon, Newman, Between Worlds, M.ill.ion, Edge of Paradise, King Zebra, Robledo, Planet Fatale, Vega, Danny Danzi, Tremonti Toxicrose are featured.

 

Last Updated (Friday, 01 October 2021 21:58)

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There are two NI Rocks Shows uploaded each week on Rock Radio NI. These are the playlists for those shows for the month of August 2021 – all of which are still available from the On Demand Player. There are tracks by around 170 different artists on the Shows this month. Playlists for July were published previously and most of those Shows are also available via the On Demand Player – http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/news/rrni-updates/3818-ni-rocks-playlists-for-july-2021.html

 

I’ve created monthly Spotify playlists for the Friday NI Rocks Show that feature as many of the tracks from each month’s Shows as I can find. There are playlists available for July, August and now September.

 

Last Updated (Wednesday, 15 September 2021 14:51)

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A regular feature highlighting some of the great album releases each month. I don’t do album “reviews” - these are just recommendations; simply a few words about the artists and the albums that appeal to me each month. These will be albums from which I’ll have been playing tracks on the Friday NI Rocks Shows recently.

This month there are album releases from Alirio, Blood Red Saints, Circus of Rock, Cruzh, Long Shadows Dawn, Nightranger, Steel Rhino & Black Swamp Water.

 

Last Updated (Wednesday, 15 September 2021 14:41)

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There are two NI Rocks Shows uploaded each week on Rock Radio NI. These are the playlists for those shows for the month of July – all of which are still available from the On Demand Player. There are tracks by around 180 different artists on the Shows this month. Playlists for June were published previously and most of those Shows are also available via the On Demand Player – http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/news/rrni-updates/3816-ni-rocks-playlists-for-june-2021.html

This month I’ve created a Spotify playlist for the Friday NI Rocks Show that features as many of the tracks as I can find. There is a July playlist and I’ll do one for each month in future.

There were no new interviews this month but there was a re-run of a recent interview with singer Robin McAuley as well as a special promo feature with Devin Townsend. All earlier interviews can be found here - http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/interviews.html and on the NI Rocks MixCloud page as well - https://www.mixcloud.com/NIRocks/ .

 

Last Updated (Sunday, 08 August 2021 09:39)

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A regular feature highlighting some of the great album releases each month. I don’t do album “reviews” - these are just recommendations; simply a few words about the artists and the albums that appeal to me each month. These will be albums from which I’ll have been playing tracks on the Friday NI Rocks Shows recently.

This month there are album releases from Hardline, Laurenne/Louhimo, Strÿkenine, Big City, Heaven & Earth, Shotgun Mistress, Resurrection Kings, Rian, Lee Aaron, Lucer, Stephen Crane & Duane Sciacqua, Dee Snider and The Quireboys.

 

Last Updated (Sunday, 22 August 2021 23:24)

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