Don Powell’s occasional flames, the side project of ex-Slade sticks man and featuring singer/songwriter – Les Glover and poet Paul Cookson, release their new single on August 7th. Entitled ‘To Be Continued…’, it is taken from their second album due for release sometime in 2021, and is available on all the usual download sites… details coming this week.
Their first album, ‘Taping The Hiss’- vive le rock magazine 7/10 ‘genuinely boot stomping tunes’ – ‘anthems that beady eye or high flying birds would sell each others brothers to have written’ – is still available from their website www.occasional-flames.co.uk or their facebook page.
Taping The Hiss – Reviews
Vive Le Rock Magazine 7/10
“Don’t be fooled by the playful titles, there are some genuinely boot stomping tunes – terrace anthems that Beady Eye or High Flying Birds would sell each others brothers to have written” -Dave Collins-
I Don’t Hear A Single Website
“Let’s make this clear, although the album is essentially a celebration of Slade and all things Glam Rock, it is no comedy album. The songs are fine listens, the lyrics have depth behind the barbs and humour. It doesn’t take itself seriously, no bad thing in these days” -Don Valentine-
“Frankly, taping the Hiss has a lot of elements that I don’t generally enjoy on records: studio chatter, spoken word pieces, and songs about Slade. But the album is a delight… The music has great melodies, singalong choruses, and satisfying crunchy guitar… Plus, the album is a hell of a lot of fun” -Jay Nachman-
-Single of the Month-
– (I Won’t Be Playing Wonderwall Tonight) -Scottish Radio-
“People you should buy this album, great tracks, funny, nostalgic and great tunes. With some poetry thrown into the mix. I can’t pick a favourite but some made me chuckle, some a smile. I had reservations about this album. But having a proper listen blew all that away. Probably the best £8 I’ve ever spent” -Chris Roberts-
“Absolutely cracking CD. Can’t stop playing it”😎 -Dave Bennett-
“Got my Taping The Hiss CD today. Loving it . Thanks for doing this guys it really strikes a chord with me, lyrics so very true. However I used to work in a care home and I know full well that ‘The Care Home Weekly Wednesday Glam Rock Singalong’ is not so ‘Far Far Away’, Lol. Love Coz We Luv You and if there is a G(N)od you will have a Xmas number 1”
“Highly recommended” -David Jones-
“t’s a great CD the idea of mixing the songs and poems and humour… its the future”👏👏🎶🎼🎸-Colin Launder-
Limited Edition Single - 'It Isn't Really Christmas, Until Noddy Starts To Sing'
A limited edition release of a Christmas song about “that Christmas song”.
Featuring Slade drummer Don Powell, Poet and Performer Paul Cookson and the multi-talented Les Glover.
Available now to buy in-store CLICK HERE TO BUY