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EBB - Mad & Killing Time

EBB – Mad & Killing Time

Any band which includes members called ‘Bad Dog’ and ‘Kitty Biscuits’ are probably worthy of anyone’s curiosity. Such curiosity is further stimulated by discovering that the fabulously named ‘Kitty Biscuits’ also provides ‘spoken word poetry’ for this new band… but…

Gleb Kolyadin - The Outland

Gleb Kolyadin – The Outland

This delightful album was unleashed on the world via Bandcamp last November, but to very little fanfare, perhaps because of its Russian connection. But if that’s the reason, it’s a shame, because it really deserves to be heard. Gleb Kolyadin…

Jade Warrior – Wind Borne: The Island Albums 1974 - 1978

Jade Warrior – Wind Borne: The Island Albums 1974 – 1978

During their tenure with Island Records, Jade Warrior received critical plaudits while failing to garner album sales. This new box set makes the case for why that might have been. Progressive in the small “p” sense, this was a band…

UFO - No Heavy Petting Deluxe

UFO – No Heavy Petting [Deluxe Expanded Edition]

At the start of 1976, UFO were a band on the way up. Since acquiring the services of the young guitar maestro Michael Schenker in June 1973, they had recorded two well received albums, Phenomenon and Force It, produced by…

Aqanesuss - Aqanesuss

Aqanesuss – Aqanesuss

Japan has been an important part of the worldwide Progressive music scene pretty much since the beginning. You can trace the history back to seminal live albums like Made in Japan by Deep Purple and Live in Japan by Chicago,…

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ADA#87 (A Different Aspect)

A Different Aspect #87

Featured artists: AVAWAVES | Amanda Chaudhary | Nubdug Ensemble | Downcutting Streams | Exowst || As we move from 2022 to 2023 a chance to catch up on some of the releases that have slipped under the radar… • AVAWAVES…

ADA#85 (A Different Aspect)

A Different Aspect #86

Featured artists: Neil Campbell & Nicole Collarbone | Steve Broomhead | Pandamoanium | Nevrness Exowst || In this ADA (shorter reviews) update we feature: • Neil Campbell & Nicole Collarbone – Berlin Suite & Other Short Stories [EP] • Steve…

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Franck Carducci & The Fantastic Squad in Newcastle 2022

Franck Carducci & The Fantastic Squad

Innisfree Sports & Social Club, Newcastle Tuesday, 6th December 2022 It’s a wet, cold Tuesday night, but we find ourselves at this rejuvenated venue hosting its first rock gig, and it’s a full house. Local music enthusiast extraordinaire Les Routledge…

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Prog Before Xmas 2022

Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow Saturday, 26th November 2022 ‘Twas the month before Christmas and our intrepid TPA scribe and his faithful companion Bronwen got up before they went to bed and flew to a distant land up North. Many…

Magnum

Magnum / Vega / Theia

The Tramshed, Cardiff Wednesday, 7th December 2022 I love The Tramshed. Not only is it a very nice space, the staff are the best I’ve ever experienced. It’s a pleasure to roll up to the door and be cheerily greeted…

Nordic Giants

Nordic Giants / Alex Hedley

Sin City, Swansea Wednesday, 30th November 2022 Gigs like this seldom happen in Swansea – and I nearly missed it as I only found out about it the night before! Thanking my lucky stars, I headed down there… Upon arrival,…

Ozric Tentacles

Ozric Tentacles / Gong

Trinity Centre, Bristol Sunday, 20th November 2022 After seeing Gong turn the Good Ship Thekla into a space vessel back in March, loosing its moorings to take us grinningly happy throng to the stars, the thought of a double-header with…

Poly-Math

Poly-Math / Thumpermonkey / A Formal Horse

Signature Brew, Walthamstow, London 12th November 2022 What’s that you say? Fancy a night out watching three of your favourite current bands in a brewery? Can I stop you there – a brewery?! It turns out that this isn’t the…

Leap Day at Hof 88 _ October 2022

Leap Day

Hof 88, Almelo, The Netherlands Sunday, 30th October 2022 If Mohammed doesn’t come to the mountain… I had been particularly looking forward to this for quite a long time: a show by Dutch proggers Leap Day in Youth Center ‘t…

Pink Project

Pink Project

Poppodium De Boerderij, Zoetermeer, the Netherlands Thursday, 8th October 2022 Exactly one year ago to the day, I saw Pink Project perform, also in Zoetermeer, and also in front of a completely sold out crowd. In that sense it was…

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Gregg Inhofer

Gregg Inhofer – thisOneness

With the recent release of a box set including three albums from American band thisOneness, recorded in the ’70s, only one of which has been available previously, TPA’s Basil Francis spoke to keyboardist Gregg Inhofer about the bands short career…

Fruupp

Martin Foye – Fruupp

Having released four albums in the 1970s, Northern Irish band Fruupp dissolved and became a footnote of the glory days of prog. But in recent years there has been a resurgence of interest and reissues of their music have helped…

Banco del Mutuo Soccorso

Banco del Mutuo Soccorso

With the surprise release of a new album from classic Italian band Banco del Mutuo Soccorso, Orlando: Le Forme dell’Amore, earlier this year, TPA’s Basil Francis had the opportunity to speak to keyboardist Vittorio Nocenzi, with contributions from the other…

Poly-Math

Poly-Math

With their latest album, Zenith, just released, self-proclaimed instrumental prog band Poly-Math played a special album launch gig at Signature Brew in Walthamstow, East London. Always keen to attend a gig in a brewery, TPA’s Jez Rowden was on hand…

Motorpsycho

Bent Sæther – Motorpsycho

With the recent release of their Ancient Astronauts album, TPA’s Roger Trenwith spoke to Motorpsycho‘s Bent Sæther about the album, the band’s way of doing things after evolving for so many years and future plans… This summer, the land has…

David Paich - photo by Alessandro Solca

David Paich – Toto

With his first solo album just released, Toto legend David Paich spoke to TPA’s Alex Driessen about how less is more and how bands like Yes, Queen and ELP have influenced his band. And much, much more… It’s not every…

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TPA News – January 2023

Latest Prog News from across the progressive music spectrum & updated throughout January 2023. 20/01/2023: Jethro Tull premiere animated video for Ginnungagap Following on from last year’s The Zealot Gene, the band’s first album in two decades, Ian Anderson and…

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