Newman - Aerial album review

The best Melodic Rock you can get this month

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British singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Steve Newman has been crafting high-quality melodic hard rock for two decades. Aerial, his eleventh release, is a delightful record, its standouts including Can’t Stop Loving You and the pomp-tastic Don’t Wake The Lion. Overall it supports the view that both Newman and his catalogue should be far better known than they are.

Dave Ling was a co-founder of Classic Rock magazine. His words have appeared in a variety of music publications, including RAW, Kerrang!, Metal Hammer, Prog, Rock Candy, Fireworks and Sounds. Dave’s life was shaped in 1974 through the purchase of a copy of Sweet’s album ‘Sweet Fanny Adams’, along with early gig experiences from Status Quo, Rush, Iron Maiden, AC/DC, Yes and Queen. As a lifelong season ticket holder of Crystal Palace FC, he is completely incapable of uttering the word ‘Br***ton’.