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Chapman - The Amplification Of Mr Ballad

Chapman - The Amplification Of Mr Ballad

Looking rather like a combination of The Modfather himself, Mr Paul Weller, and Frank N' Furters creation, Rocky, the South Coasts very own Chapman is somewhat of a curiosity. His look of contrived cool (He...

Review posted on 26th March 2010

Duke Special - The Stage, A Book And The Silver Screen

Duke Special - The Stage, A Book And The Silver Screen

Are you a fan of early twentieth century German composers? Have you been charmed by the enthusiasm and passion that Paul Merton bestows upon the world of the silent movie? Do you have a keen...

Review posted on 25th March 2010

The Triffids - Wide Open Road, The Best Of...

The Triffids - Wide Open Road, The Best Of...

The Triffids were born, post Punk fest in Perth's Leederville Town Hall, after a day long existence as Logic, and following on from their formative multimedia based early life as, firstly, Daisy and then Blok...

Review posted on 22nd March 2010

Chew Lips - Unicorn

Chew Lips - Unicorn

After guesting for Delphic on their recent tour, and by way of a preliminary warm-up to their own headline dates, Chew Lips should, as you read, be captivating and wowing expectant young Americans on a...

Review posted on 16th March 2010

Dan le Sac VS Scroobius Pip - Logic Of Chance

Dan le Sac VS Scroobius Pip - Logic Of Chance

After escaping retail drudgery to pursue their mutual musical aspirations, Dan Le Sac (Dan Stephen's) and Scroobius Pip (David Mead) combined, in a once unlikely partnership, to produce a minor masterpiece. 'Angles', their first release...

Review posted on 15th March 2010

Gorillaz - Plastic Beach

Gorillaz - Plastic Beach

In the ensuing 5 years since their last triumphant release, 'Demon Days', the world's biggest virtual band have been busying themselves building their very own Tracy Island. No doubt watching various re-runs of John, Janet,...

Review posted on 8th March 2010

The Last Skeptik - Same Day, Different Sh*t

The Last Skeptik - Same Day, Different Sh*t

North London 2Pac fan, mixer, MC'er, producer, DJ, journalist (bla bla...) and very reluctant hugger of Disney characters, The Last Skeptik brings you his first 'independent' offering 'Same Day, Different Sh*t' out on Grindstone Records....

Review posted on 3rd March 2010

Serena Maneesh - No 2: Abyss In B Minor

Serena Maneesh - No 2: Abyss In B Minor

This could quite conceivably be someones worst nightmare. Their vision made real through an audio manifestation. A post apocalyptic dystopia where the Sun is barely visible, few plants and animals exist and the only colours...

Review posted on 1st March 2010

Broken Bells - Broken Bells

Broken Bells - Broken Bells

Review of Broken Bells debut album released through Columbia.Penfold's now not so secret agent partner in the fight against crime ditches his rodent moniker to team up with James Mercer of The Shins to become...

Review posted on 26th February 2010

Tom Mcrae - The Alphabet Of Hurricanes

Tom Mcrae - The Alphabet Of Hurricanes

Review of Tom McRae's album The Alphabet of Hurricanes released through Cooking Vinyl. Former Foyles book store employee and ex City Of London Poly Politics & Government graduate, born in Chelmsford to not one,...

Review posted on 23rd February 2010

Claire Tchaikowski - Those Thousand Seas

Claire Tchaikowski - Those Thousand Seas

Review of Claire Tchaikowski's album Those Thousand Seas released through Gra Mor Phonic Records. Looks like that old ribless warbler has finally gone and gotten her wish. When Cher so emotionally pleaded "If I...

Review posted on 22nd February 2010

Trail - To The Rest Of The World

Trail - To The Rest Of The World

Review of Trail's debut album To The Rest Of The WorldTrail's story to date is a mix of old industry fairy dust and spanking new business model. The London five piece raised o20,000 online using...

Review posted on 16th February 2010

Jose James - Blackmagic

Jose James - Blackmagic

Review of Jose James' album Blackmagic released through Browswood Recordings It is as yet to be ascertained as to whether he has been to LA, Chicago or even been south to Key Largo. What is...

Review posted on 12th February 2010

Birds In The Woods - Some Thing Knew

Birds In The Woods - Some Thing Knew

Review of Birds In The Woods' album Some Thing Knew Fortunately (Or unfortunately depending on your want) this is not a long lost 'Carry On' film discovered in the bowels of Pinewood studios, or...

Review posted on 10th February 2010

I Was A King - I Was A King

I Was A King - I Was A King

Review of I Was A King's self-titled album released through Hype City Recordings. They've got a fuzz box and they're gonna use it. Not only that but also a whole mountain of distortion, quite a...

Review posted on 8th February 2010

Ardentjohn - On The Wire

Ardentjohn - On The Wire

Review of Ardentjohn's album On The Wire released through Fandango/Slow Train Records. Scotland's loch loving, alpine air appreciating one time Italian Club Bianconiglio residents, Ardentjohn, have eventually followed up 2007's EP 'When The Time...

Review posted on 5th February 2010

French For Cartridge - Liquorice

French For Cartridge - Liquorice

Review of French For Cartridge's album Liquorice released through Dinner With Daisy Records. Une Cartouche, which is French for cartridge, is the 'side project' from which this band takes its name. Formed by two...

Review posted on 2nd February 2010

Fyfe Dangerfield - Fly Yellow Moon

Fyfe Dangerfield - Fly Yellow Moon

Review of Fyfe Dangerfield's album Fly Yellow Moon released through Geffen Records. Fifties fictional detective sounding, resident Guillemots front man and non-American visa owner, Fyfe Dangerfield crams in a solo album in little more...

Review posted on 2nd February 2010

Various Artists - An Taobh Tuathail

Various Artists - An Taobh Tuathail

Review of the compilation album An Taobh Tuathail released through Psychonavigation Records.'An Taobh Tuathail' is a cult underground music show broadcast on RTE, Radio na Gaeltachta, in Ireland and is presented by host Cian O...

Review posted on 28th January 2010

Ralfe Band - Bunny And The Bull, OST

Ralfe Band - Bunny And The Bull, OST

Review of Bunny And The Bull Original Motion Soundtrack by The Ralfe Band released through Ghost Ship Records. 'Bunny And The Bull' is the road movie that barely leaves the confines of the protagonists...

Review posted on 28th January 2010

Vampire Weekend - Contra

Vampire Weekend - Contra

Review of Vampire Weekened's album Contra released through XL Recordings. New York's finest Soweto rhythm embracing dictionary delvers, and wordy intellectual purveyors of Indie flavoured smart pop, Vampire Weekend, are back in some formidable...

Review posted on 25th January 2010

Paperplain - Entering Pale Town

Paperplain - Entering Pale Town

Review of Paperplain's album Entering Pale Town released through Destructible Records.Helen Page is Paperplain. She is a slight 19 year old young lady from Berkshire who has so lovingly written, recorded and mixed her debut...

Review posted on 13th January 2010

Andrew Vincent - Rotten Pear

Andrew Vincent - Rotten Pear

Review of Andrew Vincent's album Rotten Pear released through Kelp Records. Canada's one time 'proponent' of the much romanticised practice of nautical theft has left his band mates (Or should that be ship mates?)...

Review posted on 7th January 2010

James Horner - Avatar OST

James Horner - Avatar OST

Review of the original soundtrack to Avatar composed by James Horner released through Atlantic. James Cameron's eagerly awaited, and hotly anticipated, epic follow up to his last 'great' blockbuster Titanic has now been at the...

Review posted on 6th January 2010

First Aid Kit - The Big Black And The Blue

First Aid Kit - The Big Black And The Blue

Review of First Aid Kit's album The Big Black And The Blue released through Wichita Recordings. Arr, kids these days hey! Good for nothing wasters that'll never amount to anything. Is that how it...

Review posted on 6th January 2010

Hey Negrita - Burn The Whole Place Down

Hey Negrita - Burn The Whole Place Down

Review of Hey Negrita's album Burn The Whole Place Down released through Fat Fox RecordsHey Negrita, if you were at all curious, is not the working title once used by Elton John for his 1985...

Review posted on 22nd December 2009

Julian Casablancas - I Wish It Was Christmas Today

Julian Casablancas - I Wish It Was Christmas Today

Review of Julian Casablancas single I Wish It Was Christmas TodayAs it is the festive season it seems only fitting that we celebrate the life of one JC. No not Johnny Cash, Jimmy Cliff, Joe...

Review posted on 17th December 2009

Laura Veirs - July Flame

Laura Veirs - July Flame

Review of Laura Veirs album July Flame released through Bella Union. Laura Veirs was born in Colorado Springs in 1973, and is now a resident of Portland, Oregon. Never heard of her, never been to...

Review posted on 15th December 2009

Ok Go - Of The Blue Colour Of The Sky

Ok Go - Of The Blue Colour Of The Sky

Review of OK Go's album Of The Blue Colour Of The Sky released through Capitol.Emanating from Chicago, but latterly LA dwelling post-modern arty types OK Go release their first full length album since their video...

Review posted on 10th December 2009

Basia Bulat - Heart Of My Own

Basia Bulat - Heart Of My Own

Review of Basia Bulat's album Heart Of My Own released through Rough TradeIn the inimitable words of one Mr Jarvis Cocker 'Do you remember the first time?' Do you? The first time you heard Kate...

Review posted on 10th December 2009

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Bryan Adams - The Forty First Anniversary Of Bryan Adams Self-Titled Debut Album.

Bryan Adams - The Forty First Anniversary Of Bryan Adams Self-Titled Debut Album.

Way, way back in the February of 1980 one twenty year old Bryan Adams released his eponymous debut album, paving the way for the start of his...

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As the second month of 2021 gets ever nearer we take a look at the new releases that are set to delight our ears over the coming weeks.

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