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Hooton Tennis Club - Big Box Of Chocolates Album Review

Hooton Tennis Club - Big Box Of Chocolates Album Review

Since they formed in 2013 Hooton Tennis Club have self-released a trio of E.P's, signed to Heavenly Recordings, released their first single in February of 2015, debuted their solo album, 'Highest Point In Cliff Town'...

Review posted on 8th November 2016

Jess Williamson - Heart Song Album Review

Jess Williamson - Heart Song Album Review

Many great things come out of Austin Texas. SXSW, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Lyndon B. Johnson and Sandra Bullock to name but a few. Add to the list Jess Williamson. Her voice alone make her...

Review posted on 24th October 2016

Joan As Police Woman Benjamin Lazar Davis - Let It Be You Album Review

Joan As Police Woman Benjamin Lazar Davis - Let It Be You Album Review

Following the release of two incredibly good albums in recent years, 'The Deep Field' from 2011 and 'The Classic' from 2014, Joan APW has decided to throw a slight curve ball on her latest record,...

Review posted on 24th October 2016

Ultimate Painting - Dusk Album Review

Ultimate Painting - Dusk Album Review

'Dusk' is Ultimate Painting's 3rd studio album in as many years, following on from 2015's 'Green Lanes' and their eponymous 2014 debut. Jack and James recorded the ten tracks earlier this year in Jack Coopers...

Review posted on 14th October 2016

M.I.A - AIM Album Review

M.I.A - AIM Album Review

On balance I think I'd have to say that I like surprises. My wife doesn't: she's the one taking a sneaky peak at the kids presents before Christmas comes: the one who can't wait to...

Review posted on 6th October 2016

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By The Sea Festival - Dreamland, Margate, Kent 30th September/1st October 2016

By The Sea Festival - Dreamland, Margate, Kent 30th September/1st October 2016

On the South East coast of England, in the once resplendent seaside resort of Margate, By The Sea Festival took up residency in the re-imagined heritage pleasure park, Dreamland. After the success of Foals and...

Review posted on 3rd October 2016

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds Skeleton Tree Album Review

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds Skeleton Tree Album Review

There are too many lives taken too early in many walks of life but, with the possible exception of the armed services, none more so than in Rock 'n Roll. Early, often tragic, unfortunate, untimely...

Review posted on 12th September 2016

PJ Harvey - The Hope Six Demolition Project Album Review

PJ Harvey - The Hope Six Demolition Project Album Review

In years gone by, simpler more uncomplicated times maybe, you could look forward to an album release as just that, a new album by a band or artist that you liked/loved/adored/respected etc. Over time the...

Review posted on 19th April 2016

Liima - ii Album Review

Liima - ii Album Review

Three's a crowd and four's a band, is that how the phrase goes? No, I didn't think so, however, when the three members of the Danish band Efterklang, Mads Brauer, Casper Clausen and Rasmus Stolberg...

Review posted on 21st March 2016

MMOTHS - Luneworks Album Review

MMOTHS - Luneworks Album Review

On the back of two very well received EP's, live opening slots that plenty of performers would have been very envious of (Aphex Twin & The XX) and much critical adulation, not to mention expectation,...

Review posted on 4th March 2016

Andrew Weatherall - Convenanza Album Review

Andrew Weatherall - Convenanza Album Review

Back in the day.....god how I hate that phrase. A long time ago (jeez, 22 years!!) I went to see the film 'Shopping' at The Broadway Cinema in Nottingham. Whilst the film had a somewhat...

Review posted on 26th February 2016

Flowers - Everybody's Dying To Meet You Album Review

Flowers - Everybody's Dying To Meet You Album Review

Some things remain a mystery to me; how there are always enough potatoes, Donald Trump's hair 'style' (Actually just DT altogether), black holes, the joy in pot holing, Coronation Street and... amongst many other things,...

Review posted on 25th February 2016

The Unthanks - Memory Box/Archive Treasures 2005/2015 Album Review

The Unthanks - Memory Box/Archive Treasures 2005/2015 Album Review

Well, how time flies. A ten year anniversary issue of rarities, live performances, never released material and session tracks underlines the quality and endurance of a band not afraid to be different. Rachel Unthank &...

Review posted on 5th February 2016

Basia Bulat - Good Advice Album Review

Basia Bulat - Good Advice Album Review

The arrival of a new album from Basia Bulat is always something to look forward to. Some years ago now I was immediately gripped by Basia's voice when I heard the utterly brilliant 'Go On'...

Review posted on 3rd February 2016

EMA - Horror OST Album Review

EMA - Horror OST Album Review

Scoring a partially animated film about social media cyber bullying by a group of generally spoilt, largely wealthy twelve year old girls obsessed with devices, appearances and acceptance doesn't necessarily seem like the best fit...

Review posted on 4th January 2016

EMA
Slaves - Are You Satisfied? (BBC Radio 1 Session) Album Review

Slaves - Are You Satisfied? (BBC Radio 1 Session) Album Review

There really is no way you can justify under selling how incredibly fantastic 2015 has been for Slaves. In terms of an appraisal of the last twelve months they have had a stellar year by...

Review posted on 4th January 2016

Andrew Lockwood's Top 10 Albums Of 2015

Andrew Lockwood's Top 10 Albums Of 2015

10. Belle & Sebastian - 'Girls In Peacetime'. A glorious return to top form for Belle & Sebastian. 'Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance' contains all the bands trade mark signatures as well as introducing...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 22nd December 2015

Emilie & Ogden - 10,000 Album Review

Emilie & Ogden - 10,000 Album Review

It may be somewhat of a cliché, as most of the protagonists concerned have delicate voices, but it is getting increasingly difficult to get heard in the elfin department. Ethereal vocals, tiny voices, minimalist arrangements,...

Review posted on 4th December 2015

Rob Bravery - Esque Album Review

Rob Bravery - Esque Album Review

Rob Bravery's album 'Esque' is as articulate and adroit introduction to an artist you'll likely to hear in 2016. The full length debut from the Bristolian is a collection of 11 skilfully composed and arranged...

Review posted on 4th December 2015

Will Varley - Postcards From Ursa Minor Album Review

Will Varley - Postcards From Ursa Minor Album Review

It's been almost two years since Will Varley's last album 'As The Crow Flies', and more than four from his stunning debut release, 'Advert Soundtracks'. In the ensuing years, it's safe to say that Will...

Review posted on 20th October 2015

Girl Band - Holding Hands With Jamie Album Review

Girl Band - Holding Hands With Jamie Album Review

A great pop song can have you singing along and tapping your toes almost instantaneously. A good folk song can stir your emotions, a fantastic dance track have you skipping towards the floor by the...

Review posted on 19th October 2015

John Grant - Grey Tickles, Black Pressure Album Review

John Grant - Grey Tickles, Black Pressure Album Review

After setting the bar higher than any of his contemporaries with his first two solo albums, 'Queen Of Denmark' and 'Pale Green Ghosts', former Czars man John Grant returns with his third solo album proper....

Review posted on 7th October 2015

Lana Del Rey - Honeymoon Album Review

Lana Del Rey - Honeymoon Album Review

In this somewhat sanctimonious and cynical world in which we live, where everything is analysed to the Nth degree and there is more time spent looking at flaws and faults than achievement and artistry, it...

Review posted on 2nd October 2015

Helena Hauff - Discreet Desires Album Review

Helena Hauff - Discreet Desires Album Review

'Discreet Desires', the debut album from Helena Hauff out now on Ninja Tune, was never going to be perfect. 'Perfection doesn't really exist... only death is perfect', explains Helena. That said, you'd like to think...

Review posted on 23rd September 2015

Morly - In Defense Of My Muse EP Review

Morly - In Defense Of My Muse EP Review

The debut EP, 'In Defense Of My Muse', by Morly is a fragile and delicate four piece set of carefully constructed soundscapes that are both intriguing and delightful in equal measure. Each track builds on...

Review posted on 21st September 2015

Micachu & The Shapes - Good Sad Happy Bad Album Review

Micachu & The Shapes - Good Sad Happy Bad Album Review

I admit that I am not a creative genius, my ability to paint an inspirational piece of art or craft a beautiful song are about as good as Katie Hopkins' ability to keep her opinions...

Review posted on 21st September 2015

Painted Palms - Horizons Album Review

Painted Palms - Horizons Album Review

Given the choice, and time permitting, I would rather take the PCH than the interstate every time. There is nothing inherently wrong with the interstate: it's functional, it's efficient and it gets you from A...

Review posted on 17th September 2015

Son Lux - Bones Album Review

Son Lux - Bones Album Review

Son Lux, the ever fluid vehicle for the multi-talented New Yorker Ryan Lott, delivers an intriguing, imaginative and all together inspired fourth album, 'Bones'. Ryan, musician, writer, soundtrack creator and ad scorer, has collaborated with...

Review posted on 16th July 2015

Worry Dolls - Burden EP Review

Worry Dolls - Burden EP Review

'Burden' is the second EP from red headed (...it's the reason they initially got together!) London folk duo Worry Dolls. Formed 3 years ago, after meeting at Macca's former school, Rosie and Zoe have been...

Review posted on 13th July 2015

Gentlemen Of Few - Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone - 4th July 2015 Live Review

Gentlemen Of Few - Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone - 4th July 2015 Live Review

Whether it was a carefully chosen date or just a happy coincidence, it was with great anticipation that Gentlemen Of Few, Kent's Greatest export bar Biddenden sparkling wine (... sorry boys, but it has won...

Review posted on 10th July 2015

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Leisure Festival - Dreamland in Margate

Leisure Festival - Dreamland in Margate

On the same day that Glastonbury welcomed back Margate's adopted sons, The Libertines, Margate itself put on it's very own Leisure Festival as it...

Pretty Fierce talk to us about collaborating with Doja Cat, emetophobia, arena tours and staying

Pretty Fierce talk to us about collaborating with Doja Cat, emetophobia, arena tours and staying "true to yourself" [EXCLUSIVE]

Sheffield's very own all girl group Pretty Fierce are still on a high after the recent release of their debut single - 'Ready For Me'.

Will Varley & Jack Valero - The Astor Theatre Deal Live Review

Will Varley & Jack Valero - The Astor Theatre Deal Live Review

Three nights before the end of his current tour Will Varley returned to his home town of Deal to delight a sold out crowd in The Astor Theatre.

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Keelan X talks to us about staying true to

Keelan X talks to us about staying true to "your creative vision", collaborating with Giorgio Moroder and being "a yoga nut" [EXCLUSIVE]

Former Marigolds band member Keelan Cunningham has rediscovered his love of music with his new solo project Keelan X.

Luke De-Sciscio talks to us about having the courage to be yourself, forgiving that which is outside of one's control and following whims [EXCLUSIVE]

Luke De-Sciscio talks to us about having the courage to be yourself, forgiving that which is outside of one's control and following whims [EXCLUSIVE]

Wiltshire singer-songwriter Luke De Sciscio, formally known as Folk Boy, is set to release is latest album - 'The Banquet' via AntiFragile Music on...

Annie Elise talks to us about the challenges a female producer has to face and

Annie Elise talks to us about the challenges a female producer has to face and "going through a year of grief and sickness" [EXCLUSIVE]

Electronic music pioneer and producer Annie Elise says that the release of her first EP - 'Breathe In, Breathe Out' feels "both vulnerable and...

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