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The Catenary Wires - Red Red Skies Album Review

The Catenary Wires - Red Red Skies Album Review

I can say with some confidence that this is the first time I have reviewed an album by someone who is an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) for her...

Review posted on 3rd July 2015

Marina And The Diamonds - Dreamland Pleasure Park, Margate - June 19th 2015 Live Review

Marina And The Diamonds - Dreamland Pleasure Park, Margate - June 19th 2015 Live Review

The last time I saw Marina & The Diamonds perform was way back in 2010 at The Secret Garden Party as she and her band headlined their first festival. In the July summer sun, riding...

Review posted on 25th June 2015

Belle And Sebastian - Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance Album Review

Belle And Sebastian - Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance Album Review

Rather like Rennie Macintosh before them, The Glasgow School of Art he designed and the artistic and architectural movement he helped create, Belle And Sebastian have become one of the more unlikely Glaswegian institutions to...

Review posted on 19th January 2015

The Decemberists - What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World Album Review

The Decemberists - What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World Album Review

Deliberately not playing up to their name or any obvious marketing tie-ins, The Decemberists chose to release their last single, and album precursor, 'Make You Better' in November last year and this, their new album,...

Review posted on 15th January 2015

Diagrams - Chromatics Album Review

Diagrams - Chromatics Album Review

Sam Genders' (Tunng/The Accidental) solo(?) venture, Diagrams, follows up 2012's debut album 'Backlight' with a new album for 2015, 'Chromatics'. The eleven tracks are as balanced and cohesive as any you'll hear on an album...

Review posted on 15th January 2015

Public Enemy - Fear Of A Black Planet/It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back Album Review

Public Enemy - Fear Of A Black Planet/It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back Album Review

In terms of hip-hop's game changers, Public Enemy, along with NWA, must be the Beatles and The Stones of the genre, rewriting the rule books and forever altering the course of popular music. As part...

Review posted on 23rd December 2014

Damien Rice - My Favourite Faded Fantasy Album Review

Damien Rice - My Favourite Faded Fantasy Album Review

The solo career of Mr Rice is not one you may realistically describe as that with which you may associate a prolific output. His is not throwaway pop churned out at will to capture a...

Review posted on 19th December 2014

Owlle - France Album Review

Owlle - France Album Review

After finding her musical feet in the world of production and subsequent single and EP releases under her own moniker, Owlle (real name France Picoulet) now shares her debut album, aptly titled 'France'.The thirteen tracks...

Review posted on 2nd December 2014

Kill It Kid - You Owe Nothing Album Review

Kill It Kid - You Owe Nothing Album Review

It's true that it's sometimes a thin line between love and hate. One person's kitsch can be another's high culture. In music, as in film, it can often become a tightrope walk of unsurety for...

Review posted on 18th November 2014

Hozier - Hozier Album Review

Hozier - Hozier Album Review

Andrew Hozier-Byrne has undoubtedly had a phenomenal twelve months. Two EPs, one album, numerous festivals and live dates, TV soundtracking, an appearance on Letterman (among many others) and a world wide hit single, 'Take Me...

Review posted on 18th November 2014

Sinead O'Connor - I'm Not Bossy, I'm The Boss Album Review

Sinead O'Connor - I'm Not Bossy, I'm The Boss Album Review

Two years ago, 'How About I Be Me And You Be You' marked a stunning return to form for the irrepressible and iconic Irish artist Sinead O'Connor. Its predecessor, 'Theology', whilst by no means a...

Review posted on 30th October 2014

My Brightest Diamond - This Is My Hand Album Review

My Brightest Diamond - This Is My Hand Album Review

'This Is My Hand' is the fourth of My Brightest Diamond's solo album releases following 2011's 'All Things Will Unwind'. Although it has a stronger centre, more definition and is her most polished and positive...

Review posted on 27th October 2014

Deptford Goth - Songs Album Review

Deptford Goth - Songs Album Review

'Songs' is the sophomore album release from Daniel Woolhouse, aka Deptford Goth (Yes I know, I'm not sure either, it could be ironic, humorous, tongue-in-cheek, who cares, The Stranglers thankfully weren't stranglers either) Following in...

Review posted on 17th October 2014

Au Revoir Simone - Spectrums Album Review

Au Revoir Simone - Spectrums Album Review

Au Revoir Simone's fourth album proper, 2013's Move In Spectrums, has been completely remixed and reinvented for this 2014 release, less imaginatively titled Spectrums. The three piece Brooklyn based synth pop purveyors of backwards glancing...

Review posted on 17th October 2014

Imogen Heap - Sparks Album Review

Imogen Heap - Sparks Album Review

Imogen Heap's fourth full length album 'Sparks' has been three years in the making. Since 2009's Grammy award winning 'Ellipse', Heap has been working with her fan generated 'sound seeds' to create a very innovative...

Review posted on 3rd October 2014

Flowers - Do What You Want, It's What You Should Do Album Review

Flowers - Do What You Want, It's What You Should Do Album Review

Instant and immediate appeal can sometimes lead to short-lived appreciation and qualified re-appraisal at a later date, but with the release of Flowers' debut album 'Do What You Want, It's What You Should Do' there...

Review posted on 3rd October 2014

Tre Mission - Stigmata Album Review

Tre Mission - Stigmata Album Review

Toronto producer and MC Tre Mission follows up last year's critically acclaimed free mixtape 'Malmaison' with his debut full length LP 'Stigmata'. His blend of R&B, grime and rap comes out of Canada, via the...

Review posted on 24th September 2014

Kutmah - Our Mannequin EP Review

Kutmah - Our Mannequin EP Review

London has its fair share of intriguing, talented, producers, DJs and artists, not many, however, have the recent back story to match Justin 'Kutmah' McNulty. He may have been born in Brighton and live in...

Review posted on 8th September 2014

Moire - Shelter Album Review

Moire - Shelter Album Review

'Shelter' is the debut album from London artist/producer Moire. Billed as an immersive, collaborative experience for the listener, 'Shelter' represents the fruition of Moire's foundation work to establish his musical signature and identity.The nine...

Review posted on 2nd September 2014

The Bug - Angels & Devils Album Review

The Bug - Angels & Devils Album Review

The Bug, Kevin Martin, may only just be releasing his fourth album under that name in seventeen years but he has hardly been slacking in the intervening period. His Bug output may be sporadic...

Review posted on 1st September 2014

Luke Sital-Singh - The Fire Inside Album Review

Luke Sital-Singh - The Fire Inside Album Review

After a string of EPs and singles over the last two years and some ten years since penning his first song, Luke Sital-Singh's eagerly anticipated debut album is finally here. Having dropped his love of...

Review posted on 1st September 2014

Lounge On The Farm - 2014 Live Review

Lounge On The Farm - 2014 Live Review

After 9 years, in temperatures at least 8 degrees higher than forecast, and some 7 years since The Super Furry Animals headlined in the Cowshed, only 6 minutes from the centre of Canterbury, over 5...

Review posted on 6th August 2014

Lounge On The Farm - Merton Farm, Kent 2nd August 2014 Preview

Lounge On The Farm - Merton Farm, Kent 2nd August 2014 Preview

Lounge On The Farm is 9 years old this August. From its modest start through its formative years and its eventual incarnation, it has given great and varied pleasure to the appreciative folk of Kent...

Review posted on 28th July 2014

First Aid Kit - Stay Gold Album Review

First Aid Kit - Stay Gold Album Review

Although The House Mafia and Icona Pop may take exception, First Aid Kit must surely rank as Sweden's finest musical export of recent years. The sisters from the suburbs of Stockholm have delighted us with...

Review posted on 16th July 2014

James Vincent McMorrow - Post Tropical Album Review

James Vincent McMorrow - Post Tropical Album Review

It's been four years since the release of James Vincent McMorrow's well-received and relatively successful debut album 'Early In The Morning'. Those expecting more of the same may be a little disappointed; James has "no...

Review posted on 6th May 2014

Grouplove - Spreading Rumours Album Review

Grouplove - Spreading Rumours Album Review

When Grouplove burst onto the scene a few years ago they brought with them a breath of fresh air; an almost tangible youthful exuberance and an infectious zest for life. With their self-titled first EP...

Review posted on 19th March 2014

Making Marks - A Thousand Half-Truths Album Review

Making Marks - A Thousand Half-Truths Album Review

Having wisely decided to consign My Little Pony (the band's previous name) to room 101 following the departure of guitarist Simen Herning, the re-invented quartet that represent Making Marks have released their 'debut' album 'A...

Review posted on 13th March 2014

Joan As Police Woman - The Classic Album Review

Joan As Police Woman - The Classic Album Review

Having had to wait just over three years for a follow-up to one of the best albums of 2011, anticipation has been one of high but anxious expectation. Thankfully, the anxiety element was entirely unnecessary...

Review posted on 6th March 2014

Nathaniel Rateliff - Falling Faster Than You Can Run Album Review

Nathaniel Rateliff - Falling Faster Than You Can Run Album Review

Following on from 2010's 'In Memory Of Loss', 'Falling Faster Than You Can Run' is the second full-length album from Denver dwellers Nathaniel Rateliff. Whilst it may be full of passion and is unquestionably delivered...

Review posted on 7th February 2014

Will Varley - As The Crow Flies Album Review

Will Varley - As The Crow Flies Album Review

Will Varley's much anticipated follow-up album to his brilliant 2011 album 'Advert Soundtracks' has been well worth the wait. 'As The Crow Flies' is no step change for Will but more of a gentle development...

Review posted on 5th December 2013

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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.

WYSE talks to us about her

WYSE talks to us about her "form of synaesthesia", collaborating with Radiohead's Thom York and the prospect of touring with a band [EXCLUSIVE]

With only a few days to go before Portsmouth based songstress and producer WYSE releases her new single, 'Belladonna', we caught up with her to find...

Bay Bryan talks to us about being a

Bay Bryan talks to us about being a "wee queer ginger", singing with Laura Marling and being inspired by Matilda [EXCLUSIVE]

Colorado raised, Glasgow educated and Manchester based Bay Bryan is nothing if not a multi-talented, multi-faceted artist performing as both...

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.

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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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