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Wallis Bird - Wallis Bird

Wallis Bird - Wallis Bird

There was a time three to four years ago when I thought Wallis Bird was going to huge. Amy Winehouse huge. Whilst I was clearly wrong Wallis has been moderately successful, especially in her native...

Review posted on 20th March 2012

Rams' Pocket Radio - Dogs Run In Packs

Rams' Pocket Radio - Dogs Run In Packs

Rams' Pocket Radio is the work of Peter McCauley, a very talented singer-songwriter, pianist and drummer. Championed by the likes of Gary Lightbody..."He's an extraordinary musician..a frightening talent" and 6Music's Tom Robinson among others Peter...

Review posted on 15th March 2012

First Aid Kit - The Lion's Roar

First Aid Kit - The Lion's Roar

As debut album's go, 'The Big Black And The Blue' was pretty formidable. Released back in 2010, when Klara and Johanna were still but teenagers, it properly heralded the arrival of a sibling song writing...

Review posted on 15th March 2012

Seeker Lover Keeper - Seeker Lover Keeper

Seeker Lover Keeper - Seeker Lover Keeper

As far as heavy weight musical trios go, 'Seeker Lover Keeper' are up there with the best of them. They may not have the pop prowess of Bananarama, the overtly sexual charms of Destiny's Child...

Review posted on 1st March 2012

Sinead Oconnor - How About I Be Me (And You Be You)?

Sinead Oconnor - How About I Be Me (And You Be You)?

In these days of media overload, Internet intrusion and social networking links, it can be increasingly difficult to separate out content and quality from personality and perception. You sometimes can't hear the music through the...

Review posted on 27th February 2012

Courtney Taylor-Taylor, One Model Nation Book Review

Courtney Taylor-Taylor, One Model Nation Book Review

Simultaneous, conjoined album and book releases by the same person are a rarity. When they are themed around a semi-conceptual format that involves 70's German underground youth movements that are caught up with the most...

Review posted on 21st February 2012

Madonna - Give Me All Your Luvin' Ft. MIA & Nicki Minaj

Madonna - Give Me All Your Luvin' Ft. MIA & Nicki Minaj

Whilst the actual Queen is celebrating her Diamond Jubilee year with no intention of passing the royal baton the long time Queen Of Pop shows no sign of abdicating either. Young pretenders to her throne...

Review posted on 20th February 2012

School Of Seven Bells - Ghostory

School Of Seven Bells - Ghostory

In this age of austerity and economising it would appear that even band sizes are not immune from the need to rationalize and downsize in order to be more productive. Since The School Of Seven...

Review posted on 8th February 2012

David Sylvian - A Victim Of Stars 1982-2012

David Sylvian - A Victim Of Stars 1982-2012

In a musical career spanning 38 years, David Sylvian, has become somewhat of a byword for quality, a touchstone of consistency and an ever present ambassador for subtlety and sophistication. Having gone quietly about his...

Review posted on 6th February 2012

Anomie Belle - Crush

Anomie Belle - Crush

Composer, producer, arranger, programmer and multi-instrumentalist Anomie Belle, better known to her Ma & Pa as Toby Campbell, is a bundle of talent that is set to realise its full potential. Having travelled the world...

Review posted on 31st January 2012

Goldfrapp - The Singles

Goldfrapp - The Singles

Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory have been providing us with perfectly pitched high quality pop for nearly thirteen years now. Their output has always been extraordinarily reliable and has evolved through time to seemingly be...

Review posted on 17th January 2012

Adam Ficek - British Plastic

Adam Ficek - British Plastic

'British Plastic' is RKC's (Formerly Roses Kings Castles) third album to date. Ostensibly the solo project of one time Babyshambles drummer Adam Ficek, RKC are his more electro leaning outlet for channelling his own "Odd...

Review posted on 9th January 2012

The Narcoleptic Dancers - Never Sleep

The Narcoleptic Dancers - Never Sleep

If you're fond of elaborate fabrication to serve as a back story to your favourite new European popsters then what the Narcoleptic Dancers offer up is particularly inspired. Not since Sebastian Jacob Niccals supposedly fathered...

Review posted on 9th January 2012

Sondre Lerche - Sondre Lerche

Sondre Lerche - Sondre Lerche

Sondre Lerche's self titled release is the 6th album from the acclaimed 29 year old Norwegian singer-songwriter. Said to contain a "Raw, spontaneous, instinctive and heartfelt sound" it also deals with more confrontational issues. It...

Review posted on 9th January 2012

The Birthday Suit - The Eleventh Hour

The Birthday Suit - The Eleventh Hour

Far from being idle, or for that matter wild, and with his former band on a very long term sabbatical or extended hiatus, Rod Jones has decided to form his own band. The Birthday Suit...

Review posted on 3rd January 2012

The Unthanks - Diversions Vol: 1

The Unthanks - Diversions Vol: 1

As dubious suggestions go, 'A silly idea that just wouldn't' go away' from The Unthanks producer, instrumentalist, sometime composer, and now full time hubby to Rachel, Adrian McNally's is probably more fanciful than silly....

Review posted on 19th December 2011

Don Scannell - Mystery

Don Scannell - Mystery

Southern Irish accountant Don Scannell has taken his newly released track 'Mystery' from his debut album Three Silver Pieces. It's all about soft melodies, steel guitar, piano and break beat drumming. Don's mellow vocals take...

Review posted on 13th December 2011

Cave Painting - You'll Be Running Soon

Cave Painting - You'll Be Running Soon

Generally, I wouldn't say I have a problem at all with not understanding the words of a song, or not being able to work them out. Listening to The Cocteau Twins, Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunipingu or...

Review posted on 13th December 2011

Films Of Colour - Slow Burn

Films Of Colour - Slow Burn

Now I like a good cover version usually; unfortunately, this is not one of them.Whilst you may be of the opinion that some songs remain untouchable and that it would be almost sacrilegious to even...

Review posted on 13th December 2011

Still Corners - Creatures Of An Hour

Still Corners - Creatures Of An Hour

Formed in 2008 by American Greg Hughes, London based Still Corners have thus far released a string of singles and EP's, all to generally favourable reviews. 'Creatures Of An Hour' represents their debut full length...

Review posted on 7th December 2011

The Golden Filter - Syndromes

The Golden Filter - Syndromes

Syndromes is a soundtrack to an eleven minute film of the same name (Or vice versa) on which New York based duo The Golden Filter worked with Norwegian director Kristoffer Borgli. Starring Emma Aars and...

Review posted on 7th December 2011

The Who - Quadrophenia, The Directors Cut

The Who - Quadrophenia, The Directors Cut

Ever since Johnny Strabler (Marlon Brando) rode into town as the leader of The Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, a troubled James Dean dared to show outwardly open angered contempt towards his hopelessly inept parents or...

Review posted on 1st December 2011

Grouplove - Never Trust A Happy Song

Grouplove - Never Trust A Happy Song

After the release of the fabulously infectious and riotously enthusiastic joy filled 'Colours' EP, Grouplove have released their debut album 'Never Trust A Happy Song'. Of the six songs they treated us to previously only...

Review posted on 28th November 2011

Oh Minnows - For Shadows

Oh Minnows - For Shadows

Oh Minnows, indeed, Oh Minnows. Where to start? Well they're not a band, they're a person. A person by the name of Chris Steele-Nicholson, he formerly of the group Semifinalists. Now happier to swim in...

Review posted on 23rd November 2011

Laura Marling - A Creature I Don't Know

Laura Marling - A Creature I Don't Know

21 years old. 3rd solo album. 2 Mercury nominations. Winner of a Best Female Brit and numerous other awards. Former member of Noah & The Whale and with a rich stream of interesting collaborative ventures,...

Review posted on 22nd November 2011

Peggy Sue - Acrobats

Peggy Sue - Acrobats

Acrobats is the sophomore album from London dwelling Brighton hailing trio Peggy Sue. Having cast aside the Pirates and drawn a line through the Pictures, their previous longer moniker incarnations, but picked up a drummer...

Review posted on 14th November 2011

Tori Amos - Night Of Hunters

Tori Amos - Night Of Hunters

Someone once said........ 'If music be the food of love, play on;Give me excess of it, that, surfeiting,The appetite may sicken, and so die.' Tori's appetite shows little signs of waning but her desire to...

Review posted on 8th November 2011

St. Vincent - Strange Mercy

St. Vincent - Strange Mercy

Review of St. Vincent's album Strange Mercy released through 4ADOklahoma born, Berklee drop out, former Polyphonic Spree member and latterly NYC Manhattan resident Annie Clark has packed quite a lot in to her first 28...

Review posted on 3rd November 2011

Richmond Fontaine - The High Country

Richmond Fontaine - The High Country

Something in the water of the U.S. state of Oregon must be highly conducive to a particularly fine mix of inspiration and creativity. Having set a very high bench mark with their 2009 album 'The...

Review posted on 31st October 2011

The Felice Brothers - Celebration, Florida

The Felice Brothers - Celebration, Florida

The trouble with irony is that it can either be used as an excuse when you've made a complete arse of yourself, as in "Oh yeah I wasn't being serious, I don't really believe in...etc"...

Review posted on 15th September 2011

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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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