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, Edge of Paradise, King Zebra, Robledo, Planet Fatale, Vega, Danny Danzi, Tremonti, Toxicrose and more will be featured.

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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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There are two NI Rocks Shows uploaded each week on Rock Radio NI. These are the playlists for those shows for the month of June – 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 May were published previously and most of those Shows are also available via the On Demand Player – http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/news/rrni-updates/3814-ni-rocks-playlists-for-may-2021.html

There were no new interviews this month but there was a special promo feature with Wolfgang Van Halen. 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 (Thursday, 05 August 2021 12:36)

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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. A few words about the artists and the albums that appealed to me this month. These will be albums from which I’ll have been playing tracks on the Friday NI Rocks Shows recently.

This month the list features Flotsam & Jetsam, Midnite City, Brother Against Brother, Mammoth WVH, Crowne, Timo Tolkki's Avalon, Social Disorder, Constancia, Buckcherry and King Company.

 

Last Updated (Saturday, 17 July 2021 23:25)

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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 May – all of which are still available from the On Demand Player. There are tracks by around 140 different artists on the Shows this month. Playlists for April were published previously and most of those Shows are also available via the On Demand Player – http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/news/rrni-updates/3810-ni-rocks-playlists-for-april-2021.html

There was a new interview this month with from Tom Harte from local band Trucker Diablo and with singer Robin McAuley who released a new solo album in May. All interviews can be found here - http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/interviews.html and most are on the NI Rocks MixCloud page as well - https://www.mixcloud.com/NIRocks/

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Singer Robin McAuley has been fronting successful bands and releasing albums for around forty years. He has fronted Survivor as well as releasing albums with Grand Prix, Far Corporation, McAuley Schenker Group, GMT, Michael Schenker Fest and most recently Black Swan.

However, Robin, who born in Ireland, released what is only his second ‘solo’ album through Frontiers Music on 7th May. It is called "Standing on the Edge". In fact the first ‘solo’ album released back in 1999 wasn’t even intended to be a solo album initially.

I had the opportunity to have a very entertaining chat with Robin via Skype on 24th May and you can hear that interview on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 28th May. We chat about the solo album, new music from Black Swan, working with Michael Schenker, the ‘Raiding the Rock Vault’ shows and much more.

http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/hosts/ni-rocks-friday-rock-show.html

 

Last Updated (Friday, 28 May 2021 16:59)

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Local band Trucker Diablo released their fifth album, “Tail End of a Hurricane” on 7th May after a delay caused by the Covid pandemic. Singer Tom Harte has been a guest on the Friday NI Rocks Show on two earlier occasions in 2017 and 2015 to talk about the two previous albums so it seemed appropriate to get him back again to chat about “Tail End of a Hurricane”.

You can hear that interview on the Friday NI Rocks Show for 14th May 2021 – that Show is available from the On Demand Player – http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/hosts/ni-rocks-friday-rock-show.html

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A monthly feature highlighting some of the great album releases during that month. A quick overview of some of the albums released during May that I would really recommend checking out.

This month there are albums by Sara Baldwin, Trucker Diablo, Diamante, Robin McAuley, Skarlett Riot, Sumo Cyco, Sonic Haven, Sunbomb, Levara, Kikimora, Myles Kennedy & Thundermother.

 

Last Updated (Sunday, 06 June 2021 23:03)

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