#MusicMonday May 11th

Written by on 11th May 2020

This week’s #MusicMonday choice comes via Steamhouse Rock Nights host Jeff.

Jeff’s choice this week comes from Southern UK based Tarraska


Tarraska are a new rock band from the south coast of England. The core of the band gigged acoustically from 2014 and steadily wrote and played their original material. This included hundreds of performances at a multitude of venues and a major festival appearance. As they started recording this material, the tracks demanded a heavier sound and TARRASKA was born.



Trailblazer’, their first single was released on all digital formats on May 6th 2020. Trailblazer was written by Jack Lande and Ben Parker of Tarraska. It was recorded and mixed at Absolute Studios and GMMix both in Bournemouth by Gareth Matthews and produced by Gareth Matthews and TARRASKA. Mastering was completed by Grant Berry at Fader Mastering, Manchester. Appearing on the track are Jack Lande (all vocals, rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar, bass guitar), Ben Parker (lead guitar, rhythm guitar and bass guitar) and Shaun Brown (drums).

Trailblazer, the debut single from UK rock band Tarraska, draws inspiration from a wide range of musically disparate sources, resulting in a classic hard rock sound that, hopefully, is also listenable. The lyrics detail the struggles of a ‘trailblazer‘ who is outcast and looked down upon for their unorthodoxy, loosely based on the life of Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister.

Trailblazer‘ encapsulates Tarraska’s identity and best represents the sound of the album to come.


Jeff’s choice is “Trailblazer” and as our Track Of The Week, we will play this every day at 6am, Midday, 6pm and Midnight.



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