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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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Pale-Honey

Pale Honey

Pale Honey
Pale Honey (Tuva Lodmark – guitar/vocal and Nelly Daltrey –drums) at first hearing sound like kooky trying-too-hard hipster fodder. Read more...

Ady-Johnson

Ady Johnson

Thank You For The Good Things
"This sound is just a pop song, I can never say all I wanna say." There's a lot of thoughts swimming around the self-critical ocean of Ady Johnsons mind Read more...

Chilina-Kennedy

Chilina Kennedy

What You Find In A Bottle
Broadway star releases debut album. Transferring from stage star to successful recording artist is not always easy. Read more...


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We-Are-The-City

We Are The City

Violent
First impressions are always tricky anything can affect an initial judgement: the time, the place the mood the tiniest thing can influence the reaction. Read more...

Terakaft

Terakaft

Alone
...the result can hardly be less than magical. And so it proves – from the opening rhythms and chants to the last fade this is a magical trip into the deeps. Read more...

Callaghan

Callaghan

A History of Now
Double take as this writer was sure that he had slotted the new Callaghan album into the CD player not Kacey Musgraves. However after Crazy Beautiful Life, Call... Read more...

Charlie-Barnes

Charlie Barnes

More Stately Mansions
Take a title from a Kurt Vonnegut short story, influences from Edith Piaf to Mew and have your album produced by Steve Durose from Oceansize, and the result cou... Read more...

Great-Lake-Swimmers

Great Lake Swimmers

A Forest Of Arms
Canadian folk rock band Great Lake Swimmers new record, ‘A Forest Of Arms’ is their sixth studio album and after a career now spanning Read more...

Vanessa-Peters

Vanessa Peters

With the Sentimentals
Texas based singer releases impressive seventh studio album. Read more...

King-King

King King

Reaching For The Light
I expected to like the album and first time through I thought it was pretty fine but now I’ve given it some deep attention it has grabbed my ear and isn’t letti... Read more...

Sky

Sky

Cadmium / Five Live (2CD) - Deluxe Remastered Editions
Two albums from pioneering rock band Sky. Read more...

Robben-Ford

Robben Ford

Into The Sun
One of the most celebrated musicians around these days and deservedly so, the album works on many levels but builds and grows with every listen too. Read more...

Danielz

Danielz

Some Romantic Night: The Solo Years Interview
Danielz, the enigmatic frontman of hugely successful T.Rex tribute band T.Rextasy, never fails to surprise and it is no different with this... Read more...

The-Life-and-Music-Of-Elliott-Smith

The Life and Music Of Elliott Smith

Heaven Adores You
An insightful and sometimes dry look into the musical genius Elliott Smith..... Read more...

The-Crunch

The Crunch

Brand New Brand
It is time to make a stand, for Sulo has got a brand-new band! And so he does, although power-pop rockers The Crunch are not that brand-new anymor... Read more...

Dani-Wilde

Dani Wilde

Songs About You
This is a very different Dani Wilde to her last album for Ruf and my first thought was “Whaddaf…..” but her voice fits this new form perfectly Read more...

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Alice-DiMicele

Alice DiMicele

Swim
For someone to have this much talent and still remain relatively unknown is faintly ridiculous but it is the loss of all those who haven’t heard her and hopeful... Read more...

Todd-Rundgren

Todd Rundgren

Global
Bat Out Of Hell producer goes all hippy with a save the planet electronic opus. Read more...

Kurt-Cobain:-Montage-Of-Heck

Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck


This is the long awaited film about the life of an icon Kurt Cobain. He was a person that became a figurehead for rage, disenfranchisement and isolation. Read more...

Lila-Rose

Lila Rose

We.Animals.
This is not the soundtrack to some strange avant-garde horror film but there’s are some very unsettling themes running through Canadian Lila Rose’s new album. Read more...

Fairport-Convention

Fairport Convention

Myths and Heroes
Its almost a given that Fairport Convention will tour in the winter and the spring, headline Cropredy in the summer, and be continually Read more...

Bassekou-Kouyate-and-Ngoni-Ba

Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba

Ba Power
Ba Power is, without question, his most powerful and most confident album yet but somehow he manages to keep the special character that his music embodies. Read more...

Whitehorse

Whitehorse

Leave No Bridge Unburned
Every now and again two musicians get together and produce something that is far more than the capabilities of the individuals and while Doucet and McLelland Read more...

Cassandra-Wilson

Cassandra Wilson

Come Forth By Day
Cassandra Wison (CW), the two time Grammy award winning jazz musician, vocalist, songwriter et al, is back with ‘Coming Forth By Day’’ Read more...

Sweet

Sweet

New York Groove Plus
This is what you get when established rockers like SWEET decide on various cover versions and ‘sweetify’ the chosen tracks in the process: a feel-good album tha... Read more...

The-Smith-Street-Band

The Smith Street Band

Throw Me In The River
The personality, connotations and associations with two particular and familiar genres are employed in the combination sound of Australian folk punk group The S... Read more...

Chateau-Marmont

Chateau Marmont

Sound of Shambala
From the name of the band I was already intrigued to see what I was in store with 'Sound of Shambala'. Shambhala - a Sanskrit Read more...

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...

Pola

Pola

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



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