Review by Phil Smith

Philly Cheeze's Rock & Blues Reviews, USA

The Terraplanes Blues Band from Bristol, UK absolutely tears it up on their new album Stepping Stones.

Produced by Richard Parsons, this twelve track album of hot, original blues opens with "Highway 61" which

takes off with a driving rhythm, outlaw lyrics and humungous servings of searing harp. It's what one

wants tohear from the first track. Next up is "My Malaise" which grabs my attention with it's playful and

infectiousriff. This is indeed the makings of a Mississippi delta juke-joint jamboree. Then "Get Along" rears

it's headand bites like a rattlesnake. With the ferocity of those classic George Thorogood songs we all love,

this one is entirely a big bowl of bliss. Title Track "Stepping Stones" has a bit of a North Mississippi

hypnotic groove. It's strong gravitational force pulls me right into it's lava filled core. Closing

with "The Lonesome Crow", the album comes to it's end. I can't help but think of the final episode

of Sons Of Anarchy when I hear this one. It's such a beautiful song.

Stepping Stones is an absolutely brilliant album and I highly recommend

taking a listen to The Terraplanes Blues Band

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This is so amazing! #4 in the IBBA Chart and selected as "Pick Of The Month" for March 2022. Thanks to all the DJ's around the world that are playing this album!
ACCOLADES FOR STEPPING STONES

"NOT YOUR AVERAGE BLUES BAND, STOMPING, IN YOUR FACE RHYTHM & BLUES! 
AN ALBUM OF DISTINCTION" 

- Colin Campbell, Blues Matters Magazine
"I'LL BE LISTENING TO THIS ALBUM FOR A LONG TIME TO COME"
- Andy Snipper, Music-News.com 
"STOMPING BLUES BORDERING ON DR FEELGOOD AND EARLY ROLLING STONES"
- Ged Wilson, Blues In The South Magazine
"A BRILLIANT, HARD-HITTING BLUES BAND - Adam Crowther, BBC Upload

HRH BLUES RADIO SHOW ALBUM OF THE MONTH

Aldora Britain - AB Records selected The Terraplanes track "My Malaise" as the opener

for their bandcamp playlist of Hot New Artists, April 2022

New single "Get Along" was featured on BBC Upload. Presented by Chris Arnold BBC Radio Bristol

Stepping Sones was chosen as Album Of The Month by Steve Beastie of HRH Blues,

Hard Rock Hell Radio UK March 2022

The Terraplanes brand new album hit #10 on the UK Blues Radio (IBBA) Chart

The Independent Blues Broadcasters Association (IBBA) UK chose 

Stepping Stones as "Pick Of The Month" alongside British blues artist Elles Bailey

 

 Stepping Stones had a 4 star review from Andy Snipper at Music-News.com

Blues In The South Magazine UK gave a great review of the new album. Written By Ged Wilson

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Stepping Stones was reviewed by Blues Doodles. com

Mojo Fingers Blues Playtime chose Stepping Stones as Album Of The Week and

played three tracks from the album. Thurs 24th Feb 2022

Stepping Stones had its UK radio premiere Weds 23rd Feb 2022 on Blues From The Ouse

show presented by Paul Winn with an exclusive first play of "Get Along"

Nick Scrase filmed a podcast with Kirtsy-Leslie Jones for Top Talent promotions

talking about the new album Stepping Stones

TOP TALENT PROMOTIONS

Click the image to play the KL-J Podcast with Nick Scrase

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Click the image to read the story of The Rambler

Article by Mark Laird

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STEPPING STONES ALBUM LAUNCH

All videos available on The Terraplanes YouTube Channel

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The single Highway 61 was played on the BBC Upload show, Feb 2022, the fifth

single in a row to feature on BBC Upload

The Terraplanes were one of the nominated for BAND OF THE YEAR in the 2022

Country, Blues Folk & Americana awards. USA

Nick Scrase was interviewed by Geoff Campbell on The Totally Blues Show, Castlesound Radio, Jan 2022

The Terraplanes track The Rambler was featured on the Top Talent Promotions website

2021

 

Nick Scrase interview with Andrew Durning. December 2021

That Mental Ginger Show

The band collaberated with Californian film maker Sheldon Snow for their video of Voodoo Blues (2021)

Nick Scrase was interviewed by Colin Campbell for

Blues Matters Magazine May 2021

The Terraplanes first London show was featured on the website for

Top Talent Promotions July 2021

2020

 

IBBA Charts May, April, December 2020

The Terraplanes were featured in the Blue Bloods section of

Blues Matters Magazine December 2020

The whole band co-presented The Totally Blues Show on Sterling City Radio

with Geoff Campbell Nov 2020

The Terraplanes were featured on Mabe's Blogs & Reviews  Oct 2020

The band were featured in Blues In Britain Magazine August 2020

The band filmed and produced a mini documentary "Devilment In Mind" about the making of their

first music video The Rambler

The band were featured in Blues In Britain Magazine August 2020

The band were featured in Rock Cellar Magazine (USA) august 2020

Nick and Eduardo did a Q&A on a podcast for Bristol Made Music.

The Simon Campbell Incident, June 2020

Nick Scrase was interviewed by Claire Cavanagh on BBC Radio Bristol June 2020