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If you only by a few albums this month…

Posted in Albums of the Year, AOR, Blues rock, hard rock, Music for 2016, pop, Pop rock, Power pop with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 28, 2016 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Hard to pick one single ‘must have’ album from the April releases as there are a lot…

Tax The Heat released their debut on Nuclear Blast and it is chock full of catchy blues/hard rocking tunes with a modern edge.

The Dowling Poole return with their second album ‘One Hyde Park’, a delight from start to finish. If you like quirky pop with a message – think XTC, Squeeze, the instant appeal of ELO songs – this is for you.

Left With Pictures new album ‘Afterlife’ took me by surprise, with its sparse, yet melodic arrangements and haunting vocals. Not for everyone but if like me you love  music regardless of its ‘genre’, have a listen.

And finally the new Cheap Trick ‘Bang, Zoom, Crazy…Hello’…the band have continued their fine run of form since 1997’s self-titled album (I still can’t get into their 1992 release ‘Woke Up With A Monster’), with their first new album since 2009. It really does hark back at times to their classic 70’s/early 80’s sound. If you are a fan doubtless you will already have this, if not try this album and then work your way back through their fine back catalogue.

Dowling Poole listening party tonight @8pm GMT

Posted in Get Ready To Rock!, Modern rock, Music for 2016, News, Pop rock, Power pop with tags , , , , , on March 15, 2016 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Join in, have a listen and post your thoughts…

If you’ve missed it – Listening party. Tonight (Tues March 15th) at 8pm. Download and/or stream ‘One Hyde Park and listen for the first time with the band, while on Twitter and Facebook.

If you’ve yet to order, do it now and join in with this evenings event. Do it here.
See you tonight
Givvi, Jon and Willie

DOWLING POOLE announce a new single

Posted in Music for 2016, News, pop, Pop rock with tags , , , , , , on January 28, 2016 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake
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From today, you can click this link and watch the video for Rebecca Receiving the first single to be released from ‘One Hyde Park. Watch it twice. Or three times. The more views the better. Popularity is a fickle mistress and she makes monstrous demands.

Rebecca Receiving will be available to download from iTunes but not until February 19th and it will come with two other exclusive songs not on the ‘One Hyde Park’ album, (we’ll remind you on Feb 19th).

Meanwhile, we’d like you to send this link to the video to all your musical friends. We’re hoping that the video and single might pull in a few more people to pre-order the album. Every. Little. Helps.

We’d also like you to email us back at this address and let us know if you know of a DJ on local or national radio who might have enough freedom from playlists to play this song. Even better if you have an email for them. Let us know, and we’ll approach them, and then you email them and ask them directly. Multi-pronged attack.

Is this asking too much of you? Well – yes we’d say it probably is, but apparently, this is what the kids are having to do o get noticed these days and if it’s good enough for the kids…..

Jon, Willie and Givvi


Posted in Music for 2016, News, pop, Pop rock with tags , , , , , on January 23, 2016 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake
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…And the beat goes on….GIG NEWS!!!

Once more intruding into your personal cyberspace with a brief update in case you’ve missed stuff. And with so many social media platforms that we’re apparently all using these days, you would think it almost impossible to miss stuff, but ironically it becomes harder to spot everything and by all accounts, more slips through our respective social media nets now, than was doing over the last few years.

All of which makes our job of trying to raise awareness about our new album ‘One Hyde Park’ all the less palatable, particularly when every other day, one or other musical hero exits via the last of the stage doors, making any attempt at playing ‘upbeat enthusiastic promoters’ at best awkward and at worst, highly inappropriate.

So, to the meat of it…..

We’re finally playing a full electric live show in London at The Borderline on Saturday May 14th and we have a very limited number of special offer tickets available exclusively through our pledge page.

With the limited edition ticket, for just £25 you get to see the show, and collect a T-shirt featuring Edwina One in the size of your choice, and a very special CD single featuring the songs ‘Rebecca Receiving’ and ‘One Hyde Park’. These singles were made for radio promotion only, in a unique sleeve, and there are so few available it’s pitiful. You’ll collect both T-shirt and CD single from the merchandise stand on the day of the gig.

All of this rather gives the game away that before too long, (Feb 19th in fact) ‘Rebecca Receiving’ will be released as a single, but we’ll keep you posted on that front since we’re hoping to persuade at least some of you to do a little hustling on our behalf.

However, we’re getting ahead of ourselves slightly and next week, three weeks before the single is released, you’ll get a notification that the video goes live.

Hopefully, you’ll have spotted the second in our series of videos giving a behind the scenes look at The Dowling Poole and the making of ‘One Hyde Park’ but here’s the link if it slipped by unnoticed. And as ever, if you’ve the time and inclination, please share with everyone.

Scan the obituary columns and fingers crossed ’til next week….Happy Weekend!

Jon & Willie

Free music from THE DOWLING POOLE

Posted in Melodic rock, Music for 2015, Music for 2016, pop, Pop rock, Power pop with tags , , , , , on December 14, 2015 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

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Dearest Friends of The Dowling Poole.

We’ve been quiet for a while. A long while.

You’ll have noticed perhaps?

Well lets face it, there’s an awful lot of noise out there on the internet to contend with these days. We thought we’d wait until we had something to say before adding to it.

The announcement that we HOPE that you’ve been waiting for, is actually not this one. That will come early in the New Year. January 7th to be precise.

In the meantime, we thought in the best tradition of teasing, we’d offer up something that might offer you a little seasonal joy and a minor Proustian rush.

If you follow this link – you’ll find three new videos of acoustic performances of tracks from the ‘Bleak Strategies’ sessions.

The audio recordings from these videos are also available as mp3’s free to everyone (follow the link, just as a wee warm up, and a taste of what was…..before we move on in January to talk about what is.

And if you didn’t already download it during the campaign for Bleak Strategies, you can also download for free, the full electric version of The Strawman from the same page.

Finally, over the last year or so, we received and rather rudely ignored, lots of requests to make lyrics for Bleak Strategies available. We finally got around to making some up, and they’re here.

Please post/share the videos and audio wherever you see fit and you’ll lear from us again on January 7th

Love, Your chums

The Dowling Poole