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A Fistful of Hope

The opportunity to collaborate with Spaghetti Western legend Alessandro Alessandroni was an unexpected highlight for Alanjay Lori

Review – Riffs by Rikky Rooksby

It’s strange to think that almost a century after the term was invented, there are a lot of people out there that still aren’t sure on what a ‘riff’ actually is. Riffs by Rikky Rooksby is an in-depth study of this topic, and interestingly uses examples of famous riffs as a guide to understanding the tone of each interval within Western Music.

Random Impulse live performance

Random Impulse gives us a special raw, stripped-back live taster of new song On A Roll. The rapper fuses grime, indie and rap to great effect. Random Impulse's influences include Jack White, Alex Turner and Jay-Z.

Random Impulse interview

Random Impulse aka Jovel Walker fuses a dynamic rap-flow with self-taught electric guitar riffs and elements of grime. Jovel's career started to take off while he was studying genetic engineering and took that work ethic into learning to play the guitar - putting in hundreds of hours of practice.

Mike Marlin part two

Mike Marlin is a talented singer and songwriter who has a remarkable story. Mike was born in Wimbledon during the 1960s, went to university, discovered music and girls, dropped out of university and joined a succession of bands who didn’t quite make it. All the time, Mike wrote and demoed his own songs in the safety of his bedroom.

Mike Marlin part one

Mike Marlin is a talented singer and songwriter who has a remarkable story. Mike was born in Wimbledon during the 1960s, went to university, discovered music and girls, dropped out of university and joined a succession of bands who didn't quite make it. All the time, Mike wrote and demoed his own songs in the safety of his bedroom.

The Stratocaster Guitar Book – Tony Bacon

Since its conception in 1954, the Fender Stratocaster has undoubtedly become the most iconic guitar of all time. This book by guitar expert Tony Bacon looks at the complete history of Fender Stratocaster guitars, packed with pictures and facts about one of the best selling musical instruments ever made.

Cheesecake for drummers

During the 40s and 50s, people yearned for photos of their favourite film stars and the Hollywood studios duly supplied millions of these "pinups", affectionately known as Cheesecake. Now in 2010 photographer and drummer David Phillips has tapped into the same demand, albeit for a much more specialist market , with his lavish book of photographs called A Drummers Perspective. Containing over 150 high quality colour photographs of drummers and their kits, he has produced a book of drumming "pin-ups".