Honourable mention: Big Big Train – Folklore (2016)

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Oh my, where to start? Well, I have to admit, I never heard of the band Big Big Train before, until I listened to Stacy Doller’s Prog Britannia show (which used to be on Progrock.com, and now on Progzilla Radio). I really liked the songs that I heard, so I started to do some research. I thought it was a pretty new band, but I found out that the band exists for quite a while! I also just started to work for Background Magazine back in the early summer of 2015. I got my first batch of albums, and it included the Wassail EP of Big Big Train. I was very impressed by that EP, especially because of the title track Wassail (you can read the review of that EP here). Continue reading

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Roving reporter news again!

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Hey hey, ‘sme with some updates! Let’s start with some stuff that I did the last week… Continue reading

Hey, ‘sme again with a small update!

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I write this message while charging my cameras and preparing for my interview for this evening! I’m going to interview the band Anima Mundi right before their gig at Musicon Den Haag (The Hague) this evening. I will also write a gig review of the performance and take pictures!

Tomorrow you will hear my interview with David Longdon of Big Big Train on House of Prog. Feel free to join me in the chat room of course! You can find more information about the show here. No worries if you can’t make it to the live show, I will post the interview on Mixcloud and this website the same evening!

Well, what to expect more? I’m going to interview Craig Blundell this Monday if everything goes well, and will also interview Roine Stolt later that week! Yes, you can say I’m pretty busy with interviews! Also expect more album reviews and more interviews this week, so please keep an eye on the page!

By the way, my website is getting more and more traffic over the months, which makes me very happy of course. Still, most people don’t know they can follow all my latest news by subscribing to my webpage, or to follow me on Facebook and Twitter. You can find me here:

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Well, that was it for now! Need to get traveling! Big hug, as always!

Iris, aka Ier!

Announcement: Interview with David Longdon (Big Big Train) on Purple Flower Progressive Hour!

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This Sunday (June 19) you will hear the interview I had with David Longdon of Big Big Train! I interviewed David via Skype a couple of weeks ago. We talked about Big Big Train’s latest album Folklore, how David joined Big Big Train, a possible tour and more! It’s a very long and interesting interview, you really don’t want to miss this!

Tune in at http://www.houseofprog.com/ and join us in chat! You can make your own House of Prog account or use your Facebook/Twitter account to join the chatroom!

Show starts 3 PM Eastern Time – 9 PM Central European Time – 8 PM UK Time

You can find more information about the show here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/119718018453602/ Continue reading

An update from your shaving reporter! Interviews, interviews and more interviews!

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Yay! Time for my Sunday blog post again! I have so much news, I hope I don’t forget some important things I would like to share with you guys… Continue reading