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Rag-Foundation

Rag Foundation

The Sparrow & The Thief
The Rag Foundation are a five piece based in Swansea and this is their fourth album. Although they draw from a range of influences they are firmly encamped within the folk movement Read more...


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Anzi

Anzi

Black Dog Bias
Finnish-born and London-based industrial punk rock rebel Anzi (phew, a mouthful already and I haven’t even started with the actual review yet) just relea... Read more...

The-Membranes

The Membranes

Dark Matter/Dark Energy
First new album since punk innovators reformed. Read more...

Moors-And-McCumber

Moors And McCumber

Pandemonium
Classy Americana on fourth album from US duo. Read more...


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Tyler-Edwards

Tyler Edwards

Too Young For Love
A touch of introspection from South Carolina singer. Tyler Edwards says he deals with the best and worst that life has to throw at us by writing music Read more...

Potergeist

Potergeist

Crocodile Tears
If the Greeks – or anyone else for that matter - wants to get away from it all then they could do a lot worse than get hold of Potergeist’s 4th album, Crocodile... Read more...

Richard-Thompson

Richard Thompson

Still
For his new album Richard Thompson brought in Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy to produce, relocated to Chicago and recorded it in nine days. Read more...

T.Rextasy

T.Rextasy

Blue Moon Juice
With ‘Blue Moon Juice’, Danielz and his T.Rextasy have just released yet another rock-tastic album that is as invigorating and delightful as the t... Read more...

Muse

Muse

Drones
Initially a rollercoaster of ups and downs, just like Muse’s career – an alternating sequence of WTFs and “wait, that’s good” – the record needs some listens be... Read more...

Bill-Wyman

Bill Wyman

Back to Basics
Wasn’t really expecting this from Bill Wyman; a solo album after 33 years! A Rhythm Kings album yes, they are pretty regular, but a full blown solo effort, no ... Read more...

Neal-Schon

Neal Schon

Vortex
In the case of Neal Schon a double CD that features all instrumentals that range from the face melting shred to sentimental music that Kenny G would wet his pan... Read more...

Audience

Audience

Audience / Friend's Friend's Friend
One of the overlooked bands of the late sixties/early seventies but a band with a unique sound and their own approach to music Read more...

The-Heartless-Bastards

The Heartless Bastards

Restless Ones
It maybe this writers imagination but the opening chords of Wind Up Bird, brought to mind that crashing opening from Pink Floyd’s The Wall. Read more...

Erja-Lytinen

Erja Lytinen

Live in London
There is nothing shockingly new here, nothing that will change your mind about the Blues – it is just an excellent band fronted by one of the better slide playe... Read more...

The-Pretty-Things

The Pretty Things

The Sweet Pretty Things (Are in bed now, of course)
So, tremble passes and I hit the play button and I am immediately knocked to the back of the room by a sound that is so vital, so fresh and so immediate that I ... Read more...

Vienna-Ditto

Vienna Ditto

Circle
“Cocktails of my own concoction” and “poisons of divine prescription” are voodoo-like descriptions flirtatiously sung by vocalist Hatty Taylor from English duo ... Read more...

Ash

Ash

Kablammo!
Fingers crossed one of these days the hero gets the girl... Coming after a long 8-years wait since the last LP, Kablammo! sounds like the product of a tormented... Read more...

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Keston-Cobblers-Club

Keston Cobblers' Club

Wildfire
Keston Cobbler’ Club time has come and I will be listening to this album for ages to come – simply gorgeous. Read more...

Royal-Southern-Brotherhood

Royal Southern Brotherhood

Don't Look Back
There is hardly a weak track on the album and just about every one would go down a storm live – all together this is an album to revisit time and again Read more...

Halo-James

Halo James

Witness
One hit wonders' only album lovingly re-released. Read more...

Will-Young

Will Young

85% Proof
Sixth studio album from former Pop Idol. Although it is just over a decade since Will Young shot to fame, it is remarkable to think how much times have changed. Read more...

Michael-Armstrong

Michael Armstrong

Michael Armstrong
Debut album from builder turned singer. In David Nicholls' latest book Us, lead character Douglas is challenged by his wife-to-be about Read more...

Cream

Cream

Box set
The silence in the clean vinyl is palpable and the clarity of the playing almost amazing – very worthy reissues indeed. Read more...

Malcolm-Holcombe

Malcolm Holcombe

The RCA Sessions
As a best of, it’s great but as a restatement of the man’s music it brings 20 years into the modern day and it is just brilliant. Read more...

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Wily Bo Walker & E D Brayshaw

Stone Cold Beautiful
It is a very good album, loaded with great playing and equally fine vocals – it has flaws but not enough to overshadow the qualities. Read more...

Mew

Mew

+-
Named + -, the new LP is a pleasant listen from beginning to end, a ship that smoothly sails from a harbour to another until its final destination. Read more...

Lauren-Desberg

Lauren Desberg

Twenty First Century Problems
This album from Boston’s Lauren Desberg is a peach. Technically it’s almost perfect; it’s immaculately played, sung and produced. Read more...

Little-Devils

Little Devils

The Storm Inside
I have the feeling I’ll be listening to this a lot in the next few weeks – a real cracker Read more...

Whitesnake

Whitesnake

The Purple Album
From the opening blast of ‘Burn’ this album drives hard, fast and with huge power – Whitesnake plays the songs of Deep Purple Read more...

Brandon-Flowers

Brandon Flowers

The Desired Effect
The Killers' frontman pays tribute to his 80s influences on impressive second solo album. Read more...



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