Slade Decades 1966...

2016 July

Cats in Space release "How Does It Feel" cover


"Cats In Space, are set to release a brand new single September 20th 2016 to coincide with their first UK tour this September. Dubbed the ‘Out of this World’ tour with fellow retro rockers ‘Space Elevator’, the bands new single is set to be something quite sensational to tie in with what looks set to be a stormer of a double bill.


The band are releasing their version of the classic Slade song ‘How Does It Feel’ on 7” vinyl only complete with picture sleeve, and available in both red and white vinyl.
But, if recording such an epic classic is not enough, they have also recruited none other than ‘Thunder’ vocalist, DANNY BOWES as very special guest co-lead singer!


Danny Bowes says “I was hooked the first time I heard the Cats In Space album. I thought they were both mental and brave to make such an overtly 70s influenced album, and I loved it. The fact that it had great tunes and arrangements was the big fat cherry on the top.


How Does It Feel is one of my favourite Slade songs, so when they asked me to sing on their version it took me a good second and a half to say yes."


Wolverhampton Music Wall



"Slade, Robert Plant, Liam Payne and Beverly Knight: Listen to Wolverhampton’s biggest stars with new music wall


Music lovers can enjoy a cacophony of much-loved tunes from classic Slade rock hits to the soulful melodies of Beverley Knight within a special musical wall."


"Fans of music can download and listen to tracks by their favourite Wolverhampton-born stars via the Music Wall


Hidden within the wall, located on the vacant Royal London buildings, on Princes Square, is a variety of hit tracks released by some of the most famous musicians to call the city their home."


Sons and Daughters of Wolverhampton


Express & Star 16.4.2016:


"Sons and daughters of Wolverhampton are here forever after


They came from all walks of life – but their variety of achievements still provide inspiration for thousands across the city where they were born.


An elite group of Wolverhampton-born people now famous in the worlds of sport, business, education and media have already been rewarded after being selected in the roll of honour for Wolverhampton’s Famous Sons & Daughters.


And now their legacy will stand in the city for years to come after a plaque with their names was unveiled.


Among those on the roll of honour who attended yesterday’s unveiling was Sir Geoff Hampton, Slade guitarist Dave Hill and Olympic hopeful cycling star Andy Tennant, Olympic bronze winning gymnast Kristian Thomas, four times world pursuit cycling winner Hugh Porter MBE and Wolves legend Bert Williams’ daughter Ann Crawshaw.

Dave Hill, who moved the Penn at a young age, was awarded in 2013 for his contribution to media, arts and entertainment.

He said: “When I was 15 years old to imagine my name would be on the wall in the centre of Wolverhampton of something I’d have done in life - you can’t see that far ahead when you’re young but it’s really nice. Looking at the plaque there’s some really good people up there and they’ve all done things and I suppose Slade will always be fondly remember as Wolverhampton group.”


Bride of Birmingham 2015: Noddy Holder

Midland groups 


Birmingham Mail 17.7.2016:


The driving riffs of Keep On Running and Gimme Some Loving sound as fresh, and adrenaline-fuelled, today as they did when first laid down at the height of the Swinging Sixties.


The tracks, both massive hits, established The Spencer Davis Group as one of the most influential, and successful, bands to come out of Birmingham.
Jazz drummer Pete York, born in Middlesborough but a Birmingham University graduate, joined the ranks and the four-piece began their working life as The Rhythm and Blues Quartette. Within weeks they had gained a massive following at the Golden Eagle, with

Slade star Noddy Holder declaring himself one of their biggest fans.


Noddy recalls: “Of all the bands I saw in those days, they were the ones who impressed me the most. They had this small public address system, one of the smallest I had seen, and were very unassuming on stage.


“Then this spotty kid on the organ suddenly opened his mouth and screamed ‘I Love The Way She Walks’ and launched into an old John Lee Hooker number. My mouth fell open and I felt a chill down my spine!


“That was the night I discovered rhythm and blues for the first time.”


The Old Firm Casuals - "Noddy Holder"


Old Firm Casuals "Noddy Holder" song on the new ep "A Butcher's Banquet": "From the new ep, this is their tribute to the lead singer from one of the early skinhead movement's greatest ever bands, it's called Noddy Holder......"


"The Old Firm Casuals are a working class street punk/oi band from San Francisco who've been together since 2010 and who's line up features Rancid's Lars Frederiksen on vocals & guitar, ex Look Back And Laugh and Never Healed member Casey Watson (bass/vocals) and drummer/vocalist Paul Rivas (who was also in Never Healed). They've recently been augmented by Sydney Ducks' guitarist Gabe Gabriloff."


The Old Firm Casuals: "A Butchers Banquet"
Track Listing:
 A2. God And Guns
 A3. Entitled Generation
 A4. Breakout
 AA1. A Butchers Banquet
 AA2. Killing Time
 AA3. Noddy Holder
"...Don't worry boys and girls The Old Firm Casuals will pick your spirits up with the best rock & roll song I have heard this year with "Noddy Holder". Hand claps, piano, guitars that strut with attitude and beats that will cause manic dancing, this song may cause strokes. That is if rock & roll could cause strokes. I do know every time I listen to this song it causes me to smile and sing at the top of my lungs! This song is so fucking pure and the band delivers it with an energy that is up lifting and infectious. What a great way to end such a vibrant record.
This is a top shelf record that will be battling for a top spot on my best of 2016."