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Pola

Pola

Why Is This Happening?
Time for a bit of pop politics. Read more...


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Johnn-Mayalls-Bluesbreakers

Johnn Mayall's Bluesbreakers

Live In 1967
Before Fleetwood Mac there were the Bluesbreakers. John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers that is! For three months only, Peter Green, Mick Fleetwo... Read more...

Calls-Landing

Calls Landing

Heirloom
"Same old script, vaguely different concept" are lyrics sung by frontman José Armitage of the new alternative emo quartet Calls Landing mid-way into their track... Read more...

CommonUnion59

CommonUnion59

Heartbeat Serenade
Folk country music has experienced a bit of a revamp in order to modernise and popularise its sound for contemporary audiences… Read more...


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Vince-Grant

Vince Grant

My Depression Is Always Trying To Kill Me
There are innumerable rock stars who, for whatever reasons, descended into the oblique depths of addiction and depression without a parachute. Read more...

Bill-Nelson

Bill Nelson

Noise Candy
Incredibly, this is an album of such rare genius as to make the normal comparisons and descriptions a bit foolish. Read more...

Dan-Patlansky

Dan Patlansky

Dear Silence Thieves
Surprisingly, Dan Patlansky is now on his seventh album but this feels like the one to break him as a major act across the world rather than just his native Sou... Read more...

David-Sinclair-Four

David Sinclair Four

4
David Sinclair is something of a polymath – writer, critic, journalist, man about town and musician. But unlike many he actually can talk the talk AND walk the ... Read more...

Tristan-Mackay

Tristan Mackay

Wire & Wood
Second album from Devon singer-songwriter that almost never happened. Read more...

Bros

Bros

The Time
Re-release for second album from twin wonders. It's probably fair to say that until 1987 the most exciting thing to happen to the town of Camberley in Surrey wa... Read more...

Laurence-Jones

Laurence Jones

What's It Gonna Be
This definitely feels like a talent that has matured and is ready to explode. A smashing album and one that bears repeated listens. Read more...

Ian-Parker

Ian Parker

Politik Blues
It has been a while since we heard from Ian but this album suggests he has lost none of his skills in either the vocal or guitar department while his songwritin... Read more...

Govt-Mule

Gov't Mule

Dark Side of the Mule / Dub Side of the Mule / Stoned Side of the Mule / Sco-Mule
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Climax-Blues

Climax Blues

Broke Heart Blues
Pete Haycock had experienced worldwide fame as part of the CLIMAX BLUES BAND and Robin George has enjoyed one of the most varied and successful ca... Read more...

The-Quireboys

The Quireboys

St Cecilia and the Gypsy Soul
The way things are going with them Boys, one cannot help but assume that The Quireboys must be one of the most prolific rock bands around Read more...

Pete-Ross-and-The-Sapphire

Pete Ross and The Sapphire

The Boundless Expanse
The Boundless Expanse could possibly be Pete Ross & Sapphire’s opus, but you never know with these two! Harkening back to retro-sounds spanning fo... Read more...

Man

Man

Reanimated Memories
A new album from Man is, and should be, something rather special. They seem to have been around since the dawn of time and the lineups and changes over the year... Read more...

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The-Dreaming-Spires

The Dreaming Spires

Searching for the Supertruth
Robin and Joe Bennett have quite a complicated pedigree. They’ve played with the likes of Goldrush, toured with Mark Gardner of Ride and collaborated with ever... Read more...

Sanguine-Hum

Sanguine Hum

Now We Have Light
Sanguine Hum’s last album ‘Weight of the World’ was a very worthy 5 star effort but this release calls the marking system into question because ‘Now We Have Lig... Read more...

Asleep-at-the-Wheel

Asleep at the Wheel

Still the King: Celebrating the music of Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys
This is a curious collection dedicated to Bob Wills who is considered the “King of Western Swing”. Read more...

Peterik-/-Scherer

Peterik / Scherer

Risk Everything
When Grammy Award-winning songwriter Jim Peterik and singer Marc Scherer joined forces to create the ultimate album to showcase the latter’s incredible vocal ta... Read more...

Natas-Loves-You

Natas Loves You

The 8th Continent
Natas Loves You (let them explain the rather awkward band name come future interviews) release their first album ‘The 8th Continent’ Read more...

Joe-Bonamassa

Joe Bonamassa

Muddy Wolf at Red Rocks
JB has put on a show that does tribute to two of the masters while saying loudly that he is worthy of playing this music – not hubris, talent. Read more...

Triggerfinger

Triggerfinger

By Absence Of The Sun
Could a tsunami in any context ever be called beautiful? Well if it can then Triggerfinger’s new album could be described a beautiful tsunami of riffs, rhythms... Read more...

Ethan-Ash

Ethan Ash

Face To Face
The singer-songwriter doesn’t really venture out, and his lyrics don’t really take flights of fancy. Ash’ new EP, Face To Face, however, possesses some kind of ... Read more...

Ok-GO

Ok GO

Hungry Ghosts
Quirky American alternative rock group Ok GO have been around for the better part of seventeen years now, and in that time they have made a Grammy award-winning... Read more...

Blancmange

Blancmange

Semi Detached
Half of eighties duo deliver fifth album. When you have the likes of Future Islands and La Roux plundering the eighties so blatantly, Read more...

Jimmy-Somerville

Jimmy Somerville

Homage
Former Bronski Beat and Communards singer pays tribute to 70s disco. Read more...

Hawkwind

Hawkwind

Coded Languages - Live at Hammersmith Odeon November 1982
This was one of the great periods for Hawkwind and it is finally properly covered in a brilliant release that works on almost every level. Read more...

Stephen-Dale-Petit

Stephen Dale Petit

At High Voltage 2010
... important: it showed that classic Blues and Rock & Roll didn’t have to feel sanitised or bland and it captured a hot band on a perfect night. Read more...



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