Author: Vikki Littlemore

Karen O - Crush Songs Album Review

Karen O - Crush Songs Album Review

Karen O has the voice of a woman, but sings (gloriously) like a child. It is a quality evident in her work on the soundtrack to 'Where the Wild Things Are', and the reason she...

Review posted on 24th September 2014

Young Rebel Set - Curse our Love

Young Rebel Set - Curse our Love

The first few bars of this record by Young Rebel Set have an uplifting beat, and comforting northern vocal, enough to make you smile. The voice shifts, from track to track, between The Coral's James...

Review posted on 17th August 2011

The Voluntary Butler Scheme - Grandad Galaxy

The Voluntary Butler Scheme - Grandad Galaxy

I have to admit that when I put the Voluntary Butler Scheme CD in to play, I did think it was stuck, or the laser needed cleaning, for a few moments, until the vocal kicked...

Review posted on 17th August 2011

Mostly Autumn - That Night in Leamington

Mostly Autumn - That Night in Leamington

The record opens with 'Finding Colours', a vocal on its own, without music, which is quite mystical, almost like a Kate Bush vocal. Then a beat comes in, and the crowd begins to cheer. The...

Review posted on 16th August 2011

Florian Lunaire - Spring/Summer 2011

Florian Lunaire - Spring/Summer 2011

These seven tracks open with an almost-croaky, Alex Turner cardigan voice, straight from the thigh-slapping North of England, with every bit of an Arctic Monkeys pathos, and romantic wistfulness. The sound is delicate, gentle, elegant,...

Review posted on 16th August 2011

Fitz & The Tantrums - Breakin' the Chains of Love

Fitz & The Tantrums - Breakin' the Chains of Love

The EP of four tracks opens with glorious joy, and funk. The lead vocal is soulful, and draws you in, compelling you to listen. It's a captivating sound, which instantly makes you feel alive, and...

Review posted on 16th August 2011

Clapton Fox - Amazing Thunderstorm

Clapton Fox - Amazing Thunderstorm

Clapton Fox songs are written and sung by Robert Kaniepien, who appears to have a poet in him, when it comes to lyrics. The elegance and creativity of the words really stands out as beautiful....

Review posted on 16th August 2011

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Sports Team: 'Bus Trip All-Dayer' live at Dreamland in Margate

Sports Team: 'Bus Trip All-Dayer' live at Dreamland in Margate

Live music returned to Dreamland in Margate in spectacular fashion as Sports Team brought their 'Bus Trip All-Dayer' back to the seaside town for the...

Mercury Prize 2021: With a shortlist like this, it’s truly anybody’s game

Mercury Prize 2021: With a shortlist like this, it’s truly anybody’s game

Wolf Alice are nominated for the third time and Arlo Parks is an unsurprising first-time nominee.

Album Of The Week: The 19th Anniversary of 'I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love' by My Chemical Romance

Album Of The Week: The 19th Anniversary of 'I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love' by My Chemical Romance

Well before they enjoyed meteoric success with 'The Black Parade', My Chemical Romance started their musical journey with another concept album, 'I...

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‘Whip My Hair’ Off: How shaving their heads empowered these women in music

‘Whip My Hair’ Off: How shaving their heads empowered these women in music

Willow Smith and more rocked a buzzcut for so many reasons.

Normani - Wild Side ft. Cardi B Video

Normani - Wild Side ft. Cardi B Video

Normani and Cardi B dispense with the need to maintain any resemblance of social distancing as they get up-close and personal in the video their...

Album Of The Week: The 37th Anniversary Of 'Diamond Life' by Sade

Album Of The Week: The 37th Anniversary Of 'Diamond Life' by Sade

'Diamond Life', released on the 16th July 1984, is not only a significant album in it's own right, it's a cultural touchstone and a near perfect...

From Amyl and the Sniffers to The Jacklights: Six upcoming punk albums you must not miss

From Amyl and the Sniffers to The Jacklights: Six upcoming punk albums you must not miss

The resurrection of punk presents an exciting year for music.

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