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Cocos Lovers - Elephant Lands

Cocos Lovers - Elephant Lands

These days it's rather easier to realise the truth, as Shakespeare long ago proclaimed, that the world is indeed your oyster. What's more, you no longer need a sword with which to plunder its riches;...

Review posted on 5th September 2011

Hyde & Beast - Slow Down

Hyde & Beast - Slow Down

In the course of popular musical history there have been many bands that have used the two drummer format to enhance their sound. Adam And The Ants, The Glitter Band and The Fall have all...

Review posted on 16th August 2011

King Creosote & Jon Hopkins, Diamond Mine Album Review

King Creosote & Jon Hopkins, Diamond Mine Album Review

prolific. adj 1 producing much fruit or foliage or many offspring 2 (of an artist ,author etc.) producing many works 3 plentiful. King Creosote's name should also be in the dictionary under the title prolific....

Review posted on 16th August 2011

We Aeronauts - Chalon Valley

We Aeronauts - Chalon Valley

I know of the Famous Five and the Secret Seven but I don't believe that Enid ever got round to an eight. The Enchanting Eight, the Eager Eight? No matter. We Aeronauts, from Oxford, are...

Review posted on 16th August 2011

Films Of Colour - Capital

Films Of Colour - Capital

Films Of Colour have been described as the "best band signed since Radiohead and Coldplay". Now not wishing to be rude but either Simon Williams, he of the quote, has not signed anybody since, or...

Review posted on 16th August 2011

Will Varley - Advert Soundtracks

Will Varley - Advert Soundtracks

Will Varley may have been born in Brixton six years later than the riots there had come to symbolise a back-lash to Thatcher's Britain but his spirit and ethos have many parallels with his contemporaries...

Review posted on 1st August 2011

Architects Of Grace - Moments In Time

Architects Of Grace - Moments In Time

If Maxell ('Break the sound barrier') were ever to see a resurgence in cassette tape sales that then necessitated the need to up date their iconic 80's TV ad's with a new version of Peter...

Review posted on 25th July 2011

The Leisure Society - Into The Murky Water

The Leisure Society - Into The Murky Water

'Into The Murky Water' is the second album from melodious harmonising duo (Ostensibly) The Leisure Society. It follows up, without really moving on from, their very well received debut album from 2009, 'The Sleeper'. If...

Review posted on 21st July 2011

Nerina Pallot - Year Of The Wolf

Nerina Pallot - Year Of The Wolf

Do you have any guilty pleasures? Do you secretly put Queen on to do the vacuuming? Do you rock out to AC/DC for Simon Mayo's mid-week mosh? Do you really love that synthetic 'cheese' they...

Review posted on 20th July 2011

Lounge On The Farm - Merton Farm Canterbury, Kent 8th-10th July 2011

Lounge On The Farm - Merton Farm Canterbury, Kent 8th-10th July 2011

From little acorns ............... great and mighty festivals grow. Since opening its gates six years ago to the inaugural event Lounge On The Farm has grown bigger and better each year. The initially modest numbers...

Review posted on 14th July 2011

Thea Gilmore - John Wesley Harding

Thea Gilmore - John Wesley Harding

Every so often during the course of a persons life they feel the need to indulge themselves in someone else's world. The want to explain who their influences were and are, the longing to bring...

Review posted on 29th June 2011

EMA - Past Life Martyred Saints

EMA - Past Life Martyred Saints

If there was any justice in this world (At this point try and resist the temptation to burst into a full Lemar vocal) EMA would be bigger than GaGa. As there is rarely any (justice)...

Review posted on 27th June 2011

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Stalking Horse - Heathen Head Howling Heart

Stalking Horse - Heathen Head Howling Heart

Is Leeds fast becoming Yorkshire's equivalent to Portland, Oregon? With so many new bands and so much artistry and creativity abounding in the area of late you would be easily forgiven for thinking so....

Review posted on 21st June 2011

Broken Bells - Meyrin Fields

Broken Bells - Meyrin Fields

A collection of rarities and b-sides can usually be found in the back catalogue of many an aging band. Re-packaged, added content, remixes, live or demo versions are dug up from every corner of the...

Review posted on 8th June 2011

Yonderboy - All Bob Minor/Too Easy

Yonderboy - All Bob Minor/Too Easy

Leeds based 4 piece Yonderboy are just beginning to appreciate the fruits of their 3 year labour of love. Having previously co-released an EP, with fellow Yorkshire men, Just Shake Hands (We're British), the quartet...

Review posted on 8th June 2011

Fight Like Apes - The Body Of Christ And The Legs Of Tina Turner

Fight Like Apes - The Body Of Christ And The Legs Of Tina Turner

Fight Like Apes first album, FLApes and The Mystery Of The Golden Medallion, was a great debut album brimming with energy, youthful exuberance, cocky bravado and genuinely funny, often cynical, reflections on life. You couldn't...

Review posted on 26th May 2011

The Donkeys - Born With Stripes

The Donkeys - Born With Stripes

The Donkey's; where to begin? Self deprecation is a strange quality, if you can call it a quality. Using humour to deflect or dissipate possible tension, mockery or confrontation could be seen as a noble...

Review posted on 23rd May 2011

Bell X1 - Bloodless Coup

Bell X1 - Bloodless Coup

Football and music share some common themes. They bring people together in an almost tribal fashion, they both stir emotions, they help to confirm or highlight many stereotypical traits and they bring a vast amount...

Review posted on 18th May 2011

Alison Krauss - Paper Airplane

Alison Krauss - Paper Airplane

When you hear or read the phrase, "She's picked up 26 Grammy's", you could be forgiven for thinking that Alison Krauss was some sort of Olympic weight lifter with a penchant for raising awards. The...

Review posted on 17th May 2011

Alela Diane - Alela Diane & Wild Divine

Alela Diane - Alela Diane & Wild Divine

Is it possible to take an almost instant liking to an album merely because within the opening sentences the word filigree is used as the descriptive of choice to describe the characters frock? I have...

Review posted on 4th May 2011

Guillemots - Walk The River

Guillemots - Walk The River

After pouring his heart out following the emotional breakdown of a particularly significant relationship, Fyfe Dangerfield rejoined his mother ship to get on with life and help his original band make album number 3, 'Walk...

Review posted on 3rd May 2011

Eliza Newman - Pie In The Sky

Eliza Newman - Pie In The Sky

If your love of the Ukulele has been thwarted by seeing George Formby, marginalised by Ukulele Orchestra or perverted by Sabrina's cousin Shelley, a.k.a 'Dead Tooth', delivering ditties between her day care duties at her...

Review posted on 3rd May 2011

The Young Knives - Ornaments From The Silver Arcade

The Young Knives - Ornaments From The Silver Arcade

Three nerds from North West Leicestershire's home town of Baron Zouche who have a certain somewhat unhealthy fascination for tweed, Adam & The Ants and Benny Hill impressions sound like an unlikely trio to be...

Review posted on 27th April 2011

Twin Atlantic - Free

Twin Atlantic - Free

I am not normally prone to generalisations, sweeping statements or for that matter using widely accepted, although sometimes hurtful and ill considered, national and social stereotypes, especially for meagre comic effect. However, I am afraid...

Review posted on 26th April 2011

Ladytron - Ace Of Hz

Ladytron - Ace Of Hz

As a tease to whet your appetite for the main event, the retrospective album 'Best Of 00-10' Ladytron are releasing a new single 'Ace Of Hz'. The track serves both as a stab in the...

Review posted on 29th March 2011

Hiatus - Insurrection ft Linton Kwesi Johnso

Hiatus - Insurrection ft Linton Kwesi Johnso

Insurrection n. a violent uprising or revolt against established authority.-Derivatives insurrectionary adj, insurrectionist n. & agj, from insurgere 'rise up'. To mark the 30th anniversary of the 81' Brixton riots Hiatus has collaborated with the...

Review posted on 28th March 2011

TD Lind - Push Over Boy Blues

TD Lind - Push Over Boy Blues

TD Lind started out on the great British Pub circuit before a chance encounter catapulted him from Inspector Morse's backyard around New York, L.A, Kentucky, Texas and Paris before settling back in dear old blighty....

Review posted on 23rd March 2011

James Vincent McMorrow - Early In The Morning

James Vincent McMorrow - Early In The Morning

James Vincent McMorrow may sound as though his name was the result of ad men brainstorming forward thinking commercial ideas for an all consuming global fast food chain, however, the music he produces has little...

Review posted on 17th March 2011

Abigail Washburn - City Of Refuge

Abigail Washburn - City Of Refuge

If you're unfamiliar with the work of The Sparrow Quartet or Uncle Earl, don't listen avidly to Bob Harris and cannot bring to mind any Chinese/American cross pollinated musical styles and influences you may be...

Review posted on 16th March 2011

Sparkadia - Mary

Sparkadia - Mary

Once a Sydney four piece with a fair degree of success, Sparkadia released a well received, and fondly remembered, debut album 'Postcards'. As their success and reputation escalated they toured extensively with the likes of...

Review posted on 16th March 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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