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The Voluntary Butler Scheme - At Breakfast, Dinner, Tea.

The Voluntary Butler Scheme - At Breakfast, Dinner, Tea.

Review of The Voluntary Butler Scheme's album At Breakfast, Dinner, Tea released through Split Records.Ok, don't let the ridiculous name put you off! The Voluntary Butler Scheme is a bit misleading. TVBS is essentially a...

Review posted on 10th August 2009

Secret Garden Party - Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire

Secret Garden Party - Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire

Review of The Secret Garden Party in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire 23-27th July 2009 .The Secret Garden Party has the boutique festival vibe down to a T! It's no surprise they won Best Small Festival last year...

Review posted on 29th July 2009

Secret Garden Party - 2009

Secret Garden Party - 2009

Secret Garden Party Preview taking place in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire 23rd - 26th July 2009.Winner of best small festival (2008) the 'not for profit' Secret Garden Party has become renowned for its unique party atmosphere, with...

Review posted on 22nd July 2009

T In The Park - Kinross, Scotland July 10th - 12th 2009

T In The Park - Kinross, Scotland July 10th - 12th 2009

Review of T In The Park festival, Kinross, Scotland July 10th - 12th 2009Scotland's biggest festival has become more famous for its hardcore party atmosphere and the volume of Tennents and Buckfast consumed over the...

Review posted on 21st July 2009

The Phenomenal Handclap Band - Self-Titled

The Phenomenal Handclap Band - Self-Titled

Review of The Phenomenal Handclap Band's self-titled album released through Tummy Touch Records.The word 'collective' can conjure up dull images of washed up musicians reinventing themselves; not so for The Phenomenal Handclap Band. The brainchild...

Review posted on 6th July 2009

Matt & Kim - Grand

Matt & Kim - Grand

Review of Matt & Kim's album 'Grand' released through Artwerk Music.Brooklyn duo Matt Johnson (Vocals/keys) and Kim Schifino (Drums/vocals) bring us the follow up to their 100 mile an hour synth punk self-titled debut which...

Review posted on 1st July 2009

Wave Machines - Wave If You're Really There

Wave Machines - Wave If You're Really There

Review of Wave machines album Wave If You're Really There released through Neapolitan.Liverpool's Wave Machines throw their electro-pop offering into the rapidly growing mountain of 2009's 'new music', which all seems to consist of synths...

Review posted on 1st July 2009

Amazing Baby - Rewild

Amazing Baby - Rewild

Review of Amazing Baby's album Rewild released through V2.New York five-piece Amazing Baby have been lumped into the 'Brooklyn based psychedelic pop' scene - if that scene exists! But basically they graduated from the same...

Review posted on 29th June 2009

Jarvis Cocker - The Troxy, Limehouse

Jarvis Cocker - The Troxy, Limehouse

Review of Jarvis Cocker live at The Troxy on 17th June 2009.With the triumphant return of Blur this summer, Britpop nostalgia is at a high, but ex-Pulp front man Jarvis Cocker confidently stuck to his...

Review posted on 22nd June 2009

Jack Savoretti - Harder Than Easy

Jack Savoretti - Harder Than Easy

Review of Jack Savoretti's album Harder Than Easy released through De Angelis Records.LA singer/songwriter Jack Savoretti has all the hallmarks of a troubled troubadour; the ½ English- ½ Italian brooding looks and the rugged husky...

Review posted on 18th June 2009

Jeepster - What If All The Rebels Died?

Jeepster - What If All The Rebels Died?

Review of Jeepter's album What If All The Rebels Died? released through Distile.A new indie-pop group from the US, these guys are going to need some introduction. They are a three-piece formed by Justin Goings...

Review posted on 18th June 2009

The Do - A Mouthful

The Do - A Mouthful

Review of The Do's album A Mouthful released through Get Down. The DØ (pronounced doe) are Finnish/French duo Olivia Merilahti and Dan Levy. Now based in Paris, their album went straight in at number one...

Review posted on 16th June 2009

Christina Courtin - Self Titled

Christina Courtin - Self Titled

Review of Christina Courtin's self-titled album released through Nonsuch.US singer/songwriter Christina Courtin has caused quite a stir in her homeland and now releases this self-titled debut in the UK on 23rd June. Her style is...

Review posted on 15th June 2009

Jack Penate - Everything Is New

Jack Penate - Everything Is New

Review of Jack Penate's album Everything Is New released through XL Records. What has happened to Jack Penate? Everything Is New is a pretty apt title for his second album, it basically sees him undergo...

Review posted on 11th June 2009

Marina and the Diamonds - Crown Jewels

Marina and the Diamonds - Crown Jewels

Review of Marina and The Diamonds EP Crown Jewels released through 679/Neon Gold.The Crown Jewels EP is the second release from the London based Marina And The Diamonds. Marina is an eccentric singer/songwriter with Kate...

Review posted on 11th June 2009

Little Boots - Hands

Little Boots - Hands

Review of Little Boots Album Hands released through 679/Atlantic.Unless you've been on a desert island somewhere since 2008, you'll already know about Little Boots. She's had the misfortune of being the subject of premature media...

Review posted on 8th June 2009

Ladyhawke - Back Of The Van (Remixes)

Ladyhawke - Back Of The Van (Remixes)

Review of Ladyhawke's album Back Of The Van (Remixes) released through Modular. New Zealand's Pip Brown, AKA Ladyhawke is steadily building herself a UK fan base, winning over the public and critics alike with her...

Review posted on 8th June 2009

Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson - Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson

Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson - Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson

Review of Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson's self-titled album released through Transgressive. New York's Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson or MBAR as he's affectionately known brings us his self titled debut. No doubt drawing on his past...

Review posted on 4th June 2009

Daniel Merriweather - Love And War

Daniel Merriweather - Love And War

Review of Daniel Merriweather's album Love And War released through Columbia. Aussie Daniel Merriweather created a bit of a stir after singing on Mark Ronson's Version album. He followed that lat year with his top...

Review posted on 2nd June 2009

Lenka - Self-Titled

Lenka - Self-Titled

Review of Lenka's self-titled album released through Columbia. Lenka, formally of Indie-electro outfit Decoder Ring brings us her self titled pop-folk debut. Heralding from Australia, Lenka has now made her home in California and her...

Review posted on 1st June 2009

Datarock - Red

Datarock - Red

Review of Datarock's album Red released through Nettwerk on 8th June 2009. The Norwegian synth-pop duo returns with the follow up to their debut album. You'll be pleased to know the matching tracksuits and shades...

Review posted on 28th May 2009

Eg White - Adventure Man

Eg White - Adventure Man

Review of Eg White's album Adventure Man released through Parlophone on 18th May 09. You may not have heard the name but there's no way you won't have heard his work - Eg White is...

Review posted on 28th May 2009

Florence and the Machine - Lungs

Florence and the Machine - Lungs

Review of Florence and the Machine's album Lungs released through Island records on 6th July 09.It seems almost impossible to believe that this is a debut album. The huge fan base, a Brit award for...

Review posted on 27th May 2009

Great Lake Swimmers - Lost Channels

Great Lake Swimmers - Lost Channels

Review of Great Lake Swimmers album Lost Channels released through Nettwerk.Canadian folk band Great Lake Swimmers return with Lost Channels, the follow up to their critically acclaimed album Ongaria. Known for recording in bizarre locations...

Review posted on 21st May 2009

The Maccabees - Wall Of Arms

The Maccabees - Wall Of Arms

Review of Maccabees album 'Wall Of Arms' released through Fiction. Two years ago, they had a brush with commercial success with their upbeat, sugary indie-kid debut, Colour Me In. Undeservingly, it received only a lukewarm...

Review posted on 5th May 2009

Esser - Braveface

Esser - Braveface

Review of Esser's album Braveface released through Transgressive RecordsHotly tipped Ben Esser follows up his well received singles, Satisfied and Headlock with this debut album, Braveface. Putting preconceptions aside, this album is pleasant surprise. Unpretentious...

Review posted on 5th May 2009

Jack Penate - Tonight's Today

Jack Penate - Tonight's Today

Review of Jack Penate's single 'Tonight's Today' released through XL.Blackheath boy Jack Penate was touted as the next King of Indie back in 2007. But his debut album, Matinee failed to be the ticket to...

Review posted on 5th May 2009

Passion Pit - The Reeling

Passion Pit - The Reeling

Review of Passion Pit's single The Reeling released through Columbia. The Massachusetts electro-pop 5-piece release The Reeling, the first single from their upcoming full length debut album, Manners - out 19th May on Columbia. Recently...

Review posted on 5th May 2009

Matt Berry - The Scala, London

Matt Berry - The Scala, London

Review of Matt Berry live at the Scala, London on 22nd March 09. It was a full house at London's Scala on Wednesday night as fans packed in to see star of the BAFTA-award winning...

Review posted on 27th April 2009

IAMX - KOKO, Camden

IAMX - KOKO, Camden

Review of IAMX live at KOKO, Camden 19th April 2009.IAMX fronted by ex-Sneaker Pimp, Chris Corner are one of those bands that are almost as visually appealing as they are enjoyable to listen to. Their...

Review posted on 21st April 2009

Queen Cult: The queer band you’ll fall in love with by 2022

Queen Cult: The queer band you’ll fall in love with by 2022

The Cheshire four-piece unveil a new politically-charged single entitled Show & Tell.

Met Gala 2021: The three pop icons who took our breath away

Met Gala 2021: The three pop icons who took our breath away

Billie, Lil Nas X and Rihanna stole the show at the fashion event.

Zed The Dreamer talks to us about drawing inspiration from William Golding, collaborating with Phoebe Bridgers and signing to 4AD [EXCLUSIVE]

Zed The Dreamer talks to us about drawing inspiration from William Golding, collaborating with Phoebe Bridgers and signing to 4AD [EXCLUSIVE]

Having just celebrated the release of his debut EP, 'The Life and Death of MacKenzie Kane', Portuguese singer-songwriter Zé Pedro Viveiros, aka Zed...

Lil Nas X and more big winners from the 2021 MTV VMAs

Lil Nas X and more big winners from the 2021 MTV VMAs

Here's what you missed at this year's Video Music Awards.

Album Of The Week: The 14th Anniversary of 'Mantaray' by Siouxsie Sioux

Album Of The Week: The 14th Anniversary of 'Mantaray' by Siouxsie Sioux

Finally, after 11 Siouxsie and The Banshees albums and four Creatures albums, the inspirational and influential lead singer of both bands - Siouxsie...

Iron Maiden: Rock music’s biggest literature geeks?

Iron Maiden: Rock music’s biggest literature geeks?

Eleven Iron Maiden tracks inspired by classic works of literature.

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Six real songs about pregnancy and parenthood that ring so true

Six real songs about pregnancy and parenthood that ring so true

From Halsey to Foo Fighters, these tracks tell a parent’s story with raw honesty.

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