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Beau

Beau

Fly The Bluebird
Beau has the distinction of being the first artist to appear on John Peel’s Dandelion label in 1969. Since then he’s been a consistent artist though for those not familiar with his work. Read more...


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Bridie-Jackson-and-the-Arbour

Bridie Jackson and the Arbour

St. Pancras Old Church, London
Walking into St. Pancras Old Church is a pleasure in itself, the small but perfectly formed building has been a site of Christian worship Read more...

P.J.-Pacifico

P.J. Pacifico

Overlooking The Obvious
Classy EP from American singer, with a love of British pop. Read more...

Ages-and-Ages

Ages and Ages

Divisionary
Ages and Ages have friends in high places with Barrack Obama using No Nostalgia for his 2012 election campaign. True, he didn’t ask permission but as they say ... Read more...


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Kyng

Kyng

Burn The Serum
Hailing from South California and being on the same label as the ‘Uncrowned New Kings of Stoner Rock’ The Sword, you may go into listening to this new Kyng albu... Read more...

Lucius

Lucius

Wildewoman
I suppose that Lucius may be reasonably happy that their album is not an easy one to place. Nothing on it really says ‘ah, it’s this or that, here’s your pigeon... Read more...

Crowd-Company

Crowd Company

Now or Never
A few weeks back I had the Rock Candy Funk Party album on my deck and now Crowd Company – US versus UK. On the sheer fun side of things the UK wins out. ‘Nuff s... Read more...

Birds-Of-Chicago

Birds Of Chicago

Live From Space
Apart, JT Nero (in his JT & The Clouds guise) and Alison Russell (as Po’ Girl) are superb performers and a joy on the ear. Together as Birds Of Chicago they are... Read more...

Dan-Hicks-and-His-Hot-Licks

Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks

Original Recordings
Describing the music of Dan Hicks is not easy. He seems to cross many boundaries – roots, western swing, country, even jazz – but the music is always smooth and... Read more...

Black-Label-Society

Black Label Society

Catacombs of the Black Vatican
This is BLS’s first new album since ‘The Order Of The Black’ in 2009 and while it follows that classic in style it feels somehow heavier and darker than before ... Read more...

Marcus-Malone

Marcus Malone

Stand Or Fall
A huge blast of Blues rock from Mr Malone – one of Detroit’s finest exports. Read more...

California-Breed

California Breed

California Breed
For anyone who has been hiding under a rock, California Breed are a new trio fronted by the legendary Glenn Hughes alongside Jason Bonham and new find Andrew Wa... Read more...

Grace-Slick-and-The-Great-Society

Grace Slick & The Great Society

Collector's Item
Everybody must have heard the wondrous ‘White Rabbit’ by Jefferson Airplane with haunting vocals by Grace Slick but not too many have heard her in the band she ... Read more...

Simon-Adams

Simon Adams

Simon Adams EP
'Simon Adams EP' specialises in uplifting ballads that are soulful, completely emotive and based on Simon Adams' relationships and journeys. Not to suggest that Read more...

Plastic-Yellow-Band

Plastic Yellow Band

Breathe Air
Plastic Yellow Band seem like more of a tribute band than a band in their own right - for a band from South Carolina to be so heavily influenced by John Lennon Read more...

Mark-Harrison

Mark Harrison

The World Outside
Britain today is blessed with a number of utterly unique and original musicians and the current Blues scene is blessed by the musicians that it has spawned - in... Read more...

Robbie-Boyd

Robbie Boyd

So Called Man
When Robbie Boyd gets it right his music is like a Wes Andersen Film where he paints picture-perfect images with his quirky personality and charming lyrics. Read more...

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Saxon

Saxon

St Georges Day Sacrifice – Live in Manchester
This set captures them in all their pomp and majesty on a great night in Manchester last year. Read more...

Liz-Chi-Yen-Liew

Liz Chi Yen Liew

Snapshots
Emotive and at times poignant, this collection of instrumental pieces from the multi-talented musician and composer Liz Chi Yen Liew (who has collaborated with ... Read more...

Belinda-Carlisle

Belinda Carlisle

The Collection
A collection of Belinda Carlisle’s greatest hits is not that much of a surprise, or probably not that difficult to compile. During the late ‘80’s and 90’s she w... Read more...

House-of-Hats

House of Hats

This Love
This Love, the debut album from Brighton’s House of Hats is an interesting combination of British folk tropes, Americana and pop nous. Read more...

The-Robert-Cray-Band

The Robert Cray Band

In My Soul
Great soul music is special: it goes deep into your emotions and talks about the things that mean something to a=us all. A lot of great Blues players have dabbl... Read more...

Dr-Feelgood

Dr Feelgood

Live at Rockpalast
The band are actually on great form, clearly enjoying playing and Brilleaux in particular is in his pomp Read more...

Nervous-Norvus-and-Redf-Blanchard

Nervous Norvus & Redf Blanchard

ZORCH! Transfusion time woth Nervous Norvus & Red Blanchard
This album is MAD! Completely gonzo or, as the title suggests, Zorch!. Read more...

Context

Context

Stealing My Older Brother's Tapes
Inspired by the songs he heard coming from his brother’s room as a child, Context reworks classic 90s rave music with fantastic results for his brand new EP, St... Read more...

The-Spellkasters

The Spellkasters

Kastin The Spell
Remember The Pirates? Like so many bands that are around for such a long time, the occasional change in personnel simply comes with the territory. After ... Read more...

Sweet

Sweet

HITS
Four decades after first blitzing ballrooms and raising hell, national treasure the Sweet are still kicking up a mighty glam-infested rampage. Back in 20... Read more...

Beth-Hart-and-Joe-Bonamassa

Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa

Amsterdam
The collaboration between Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa sounds as though it was made in heaven. She has a great voice, full of power and ‘oomph’ and the subtlety ... Read more...

Dexters

Dexters

Shimmer Gold
‘Start To Run’, ‘Hardway’ and ‘Recover’, the three fast flowing singles so far released by energetic East London upstarts Read more...

Damn-Vandals

Damn Vandals

Rocket Out Of London
I’ve been looking forward to the band’s sophomore album with bated breath. They haven’t let me down – this is pure killer! Read more...



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