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Laura Marling - Once I Was An Eagle Album Review

Laura Marling - Once I Was An Eagle Album Review

Laura Marling's 4th album in 5 years sees her blossom further as the assurances that her growing confidence has given her pervade her writing and her performance. As the naivety of her youth is realised...

Review posted on 12th August 2013

Lounge On The Farm - Merton Farm, Kent 26th-28th July 2013 Live Review

Lounge On The Farm - Merton Farm, Kent 26th-28th July 2013 Live Review

Just as it is right and proper that you support your local football team, regardless of their performance, so it is I think that you should support your local festival. (Lounge On The Farm, set...

Review posted on 9th August 2013

Gold Panda - Half Of Where You Live Album Review

Gold Panda - Half Of Where You Live Album Review

Multi-talented artist, producer, programmer and performer Gold (Derwin) Panda has traversed the globe in his lifetime giving him plenty to draw on for his second album, 'Half Of Where You Live'. Having started his journey...

Review posted on 17th July 2013

Junip - Junip Album Review

Junip - Junip Album Review

Jose Gonzalez has not exactly been living the quiet life since the first Junip album, 'Fields', back in 2010 but it has taken him a while to come back into the fold and collaborate once...

Review posted on 13th June 2013

Various Artists - The Great Gatsby OST Album Review

Various Artists - The Great Gatsby OST Album Review

The Great Gatsby movie may not have received universal praise and critical acclaim since its silver screen release but that doesn't mean you should write off or disregard its soundtrack. What do critics know anyway?...

Review posted on 13th June 2013

Studio Killers - Studio Killers Album Review

Studio Killers - Studio Killers Album Review

Following two frenetic and frenzied years of excitable buzz and building anticipation, Studio Killers, the virtual band formed in 2011, are all set for dance floor domination with their debut self-titled album. Where The Matrix...

Review posted on 4th June 2013

Dead Can Dance - Dead Can Dance In Concert Album Review

Dead Can Dance - Dead Can Dance In Concert Album Review

Dead Can Dance have been 'dancing' on and off now for over thirty years and over the past twelve months have played to more people (400,000) in more places (85 shows across 4 continents) than...

Review posted on 16th May 2013

Rudimental - Home Album Review

Rudimental - Home Album Review

When Pop excels it can be a joyous, uplifting, exciting and sometimes sublime experience. It can suspend reality, change moods, transport you to another place, engage your imagination and ignite all manner of emotions. When...

Review posted on 15th May 2013

Frank Turner - Tape Deck Heart Album Review

Frank Turner - Tape Deck Heart Album Review

With his star already in the ascendancy, last year's inspired Olympic call up by nearly-Sir Danny Boyle to spearhead the introduction of 'The Isles Of Wonder' has merely served as a supercharged catapult for Eton's...

Review posted on 13th May 2013

British Sea Power - Machineries Of Joy Album Review

British Sea Power - Machineries Of Joy Album Review

The Decline Of British Sea Power, the band's debut album way back in 2003, was thankfully not a prophecy about the likelihood of British Sea Power having a successful career post release. Ten years and...

Review posted on 25th April 2013

Chvrches - Recover EP Review

Chvrches - Recover EP Review

With two warmly received singles under their belt, a 'Sound Of 2013' nod and an album due out towards the latter part of this year, Glaswegian band Chvrches are maintaining their ever growing public presence...

Review posted on 19th April 2013

Fawn Spots/Cum Stain - Wedding Dress Album Review

Fawn Spots/Cum Stain - Wedding Dress Album Review

Thankfully this is not the BBC. I do not need to argue both sides, put forward the views of the passionate and opinionated or justify myself to the DG. Nor do I need to wrestle...

Review posted on 18th April 2013

Robert Delong - Just Movement Album Sampler Review

Robert Delong - Just Movement Album Sampler Review

Robert Delong is certainly a product of his time, enhancing and utilising every piece of modern gadgetry available to produce his unique blend of elaborate and engaging electronica. The multi-talented singer-songwriter, producer, programmer and drummer...

Review posted on 18th April 2013

Lapalux - Nostalchic Album Review

Lapalux - Nostalchic Album Review

Essex-born producer Lapalux, born Stuart Howard, first gained notoriety only last year with the release of his two debut EPs When You're Gone and Some Other Time, and over the course of his three releases,...

Review posted on 4th April 2013

Foxygen - We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace & Magic Album Review

Foxygen - We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace & Magic Album Review

'We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace & Magic' is the second album from Californian duo Foxygen following on from 2011's 'Take The Kids Off Broadway'. Sam France and Jonathan Rado formed the band...

Review posted on 7th March 2013

Atoms For Peace - Amok Album Review

Atoms For Peace - Amok Album Review

Generally (sweeping statement imminent) the quality of the output of previous 'Supergroups' has been, to varying degrees of negativity, less than the parts which constitute its make-up. There are notable exceptions to be fair; early...

Review posted on 7th March 2013

Palma Violets - 180 Album Review

Palma Violets - 180 Album Review

Ben Affleck may have picked up a Best Director BAFTA for his film Argo this year, but even he, with a few spare quid in his back pocket, wouldn't have put a penny on himself...

Review posted on 25th February 2013

Nick Cave - Push The Sky Away Album Review

Nick Cave - Push The Sky Away Album Review

'Push The Sky Away' represents the 15th studio album from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, a quite remarkable achievement for a group now in their 30th year, let alone when you consider the plethora...

Review posted on 21st February 2013

Rachel Sermanni - Under Mountains Album Review

Rachel Sermanni - Under Mountains Album Review

It would be easy to trivialise the debut album from Rachel Sermanni as it's almost too 'fairytale come true' in its inception and creation (young wee Scottish lassie from the Highlands writes and performs perfectly...

Review posted on 31st January 2013

Tom Odell - Songs From Another Love Ep Review

Tom Odell - Songs From Another Love Ep Review

Brit's Critics Choice Winner Tom Odell has appeared on just about every kind of 'Next Big Thing for 2013' list, including BBC Sound of 2013 and MTV's Brand New for 2013. These were probably down...

Review posted on 29th January 2013

Offshore - Bake Haus Album Review

Offshore - Bake Haus Album Review

'Bake Haus' is the first (mini) album from Scotland's Ewan Robertson, aka Offshore. Sadly, it is also the last that he will ever have the pleasure of sharing with us as, shortly after its release,...

Review posted on 28th January 2013

Wave Machines - Pollen Album Review

Wave Machines - Pollen Album Review

Former faux 'Phantom' mask wearing, electro leaning Liverpudlians Wave Machines are back with some seriously sublime tunage of the highest order. 'Pollen' follows up their excellent 2009 debut 'Wave If You're Really There'. As if...

Review posted on 28th January 2013

Kate Nash - Death Proof EP Review

Kate Nash - Death Proof EP Review

Brit winning, Artists Coalition founding, Harrow educated, obsessive compulsive, former cockney sparra wannabe and occasional actress of potty mouthed propensity, Kate Nash is all set to throw off her somewhat tiresome and inaccurate Lily Allen...

Review posted on 24th January 2013

The Joy Formidable - Wolf's Law Album Review

The Joy Formidable - Wolf's Law Album Review

The Joy Formidable are not just one of the UK's best emerging bands in recent years. Consisting of Ritzy Brian, Rhydian Dafydd and Matt Thomas, The Joy Formidable is quickly establishing itself as one of...

Review posted on 23rd January 2013

Rowdy Superstar - Battery Album Review

Rowdy Superstar - Battery Album Review

When you can be bothered to find out, it usually transpires that someone who says they have such weird and 'out there' tastes rarely does; they might just be the one member of their family...

Review posted on 12th December 2012

Taken By Trees - Other Worlds Album Review

Taken By Trees - Other Worlds Album Review

Other Worlds is the third album from Taken By Trees. The band, once considered a side project, is now the main focus of helms woman Victoria Bergsman. Since successfully extracting herself from The Concretes, some...

Review posted on 19th November 2012

The Unthanks - Diversions III, Songs From The Shipyards Album Review

The Unthanks - Diversions III, Songs From The Shipyards Album Review

Diversions III, Songs From The Shipyards is the third album in a very productive year for The Unthanks. The series started, fortuitously for us, as "A silly idea that wouldn't go away" for Adrian McNally....

Review posted on 14th November 2012

Anja McCloskey - An Estimation Album review

Anja McCloskey - An Estimation Album review

From the dark intensity of the opening instrumental track 'Decision', Anja McCloskey's debut solo album 'An Estimation' pitches itself precariously enough to both invite and intrigue the listener but not reveal all. McCloskey resists any...

Review posted on 5th November 2012

 The Wooden Sky - Every Child A Daughter Every Moon A Sun Album review

The Wooden Sky - Every Child A Daughter Every Moon A Sun Album review

The third album from Indie spirited Canadian country-folk quintet The Wooden Sky, 'Every Child A Daughter, Every Moon A Sun' sees them develop their more textured and layered sound. The evolutionary transformations since the band's...

Review posted on 5th November 2012

Sam Flax - Age Waves Album review

Sam Flax - Age Waves Album review

On the whole, music of any type can be more or less guaranteed to cut through any cultural differences and unite people through a shared appreciation. Unlike language or customs, music, rather like maths, has...

Review posted on 5th November 2012

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