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Aeroplane-Flies-High

Aeroplane Flies High

Honey EP
Music seems to be constantly repeating and evolving – what sounds fresh and new is in fact a development of a scene much loved, or in some cases, long forgotten. Liverpool’s Aeroplane Flies High tread this thin line between evolution and pastiche – and do it very successfully. Read more...


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Helena

Helena

Levity Remixes
Back with yet another ear-piercing release to satisfy our musically-craving heads, HELENA makes a return out of the dust with Shawnee Taylor to strike us with t... Read more...

Larusso

Larusso

Life in Static
Larusso may be little known but, I can assure you, these are no newbies. Put aside the fact that they have already produced countless, well-received LPs and EPs Read more...

Yes

Yes

Heaven & Earth
The old phrase 'you can't judge a book by its cover' has also been used to stop us from deciding whether we like an album before listening. Read more...


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Joan-Armatrading

Joan Armatrading

Walk Under Ladders (Reissue)
Reissue of 1981 album from under-rated British singer songwriter. Read more...

Philip-Sayce

Philip Sayce

Influence
This album deserves to be the making of him. From the opening stomp of ‘Tom Devil’ featuring some positively psyched wah wah and a huge chorus he plays with mas... Read more...

Kove

Kove

Way We Are EP
Hailing from across the pond, James Rockhill, formally known as Kove, is a London-based Drum & Bass/Dubstep/R&B producer, who stays true in his composition to t... Read more...

John-Cale-and-Terry-Riley

John Cale & Terry Riley

Church of Anthrax
Anyone familiar with Cale or Riley will find music here to satisfy ...and it is a true classic album as well as a welcome remaster. Read more...

Robert-Reed

Robert Reed

Sanctuary
...the album has totally blown me away – it isn’t a pastiche or even really an homage; this is a piece that stands on its own merits and one that I am still fin... Read more...

The-Wonder-Villains

The Wonder Villains

Rocky
The Wonder Villains, an exciting new young Irish band, are quickly attracting a faithful following. They are currently creating a stir on the music scene Read more...

Mark-Germino

Mark Germino

Caught In The Act Of Being Ourselves / London Moon And Barnyard Remedies
Re-release of mid American rock from cult singer. Read more...

Tom-James-Parminter

Tom James Parminter

Imperfect Symmetry
... hold you there with droning synths and thudding bass lines but somehow it is also uplifting and astoundingly lovely Read more...

The-Quireboys

The Quireboys

Black Eyed Sons
Happy birthday to The Quireboys, the band that is on this planet for the sole purpose of keeping British rock ‘n’ roll alive! And what a hellish good job... Read more...

Kiss

Kiss

Kiss 40
The album is essentially for those who have heard of Kiss but never dipped in before or for completists who will have almost all this except for the bonus track... Read more...

Peter-Frampton

Peter Frampton

Hummingbird In A Box
This new mini-album stands alone from anything he has done before and judging it from that standpoint it is an absolute delight. Read more...

Ras-Xix

Ras Xix

Ras Xix: The Album
Texas native, Ras Xix, released his self-titled album on the 1st May; an album which, like the title suggests, encompasses the unique methodologies utilised by ... Read more...

The-Hydrothermal-Vents

The Hydrothermal Vents

Secrets of the Deep!
If hydrothermal vents are defined as deep-sea openings that erupt with super-heated chemically rich water from within the earth’s crust, then the Montreal-based... Read more...

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Noura-Mint-Seymali

Noura Mint Seymali

Tzenni
As with food these fusions can be disastrous but Seymali has been strong enough to use only what she needs and has created something rather magical. Read more...

Steve-Hackett

Steve Hackett

Genesis Revisited: Live at the Royal Albert Hall
All in all, this was a magical evening and a great performance. Hackett has a fine sense of humour and downplays the arrogance that can sometimes inhabit Prog s... Read more...

Rainbow-Chasers

Rainbow Chasers

Chimes of Midnight
This interesting compilation covers ten years of music from Rainbow Chasers, a project put together by Ashley Hutchings following the disbandment of the Albion ... Read more...

Andy-Fraser

Andy Fraser

On Assignment
Solo album from former member of Free. Andy Fraser has been involved in the music industry for more than 50 years but in the last ten years Read more...

Othon

Othon

Pineal
Avant-pop songwriter, post-minimalist composer and awarded pianist, Othon, had no idea of the direction his music would take after participating in a series of ... Read more...

Heylel

Heylel

Nebulae
Diversely talented Portuguese indie rockers, Heylel, have created the musical equivalent of a Hammer Horror monster with their new album, ‘Nebulae’. Hideously Read more...

Happyness

Happyness

Weird Little Birthday
Self-produced debut from London band Read more...

Sunset-Graves

Sunset Graves

Form Your Ghost
Multi-instrumentalist and remixer Sunset Graves releases his second full length album via 3rd & debut records. Are these ambient soundscapes worthy of your atte... Read more...

Jim-Stapley

Jim Stapley

Long Time Coming
I’ve been enjoying this album for the last couple of weeks and it just seems to get better and better with every listen. His voice is pleasant Read more...

Sulu-Babylon

Sulu Babylon

Colour EP
Right, I'm claiming post-punk revival style indie rock in the name of the Brits. It's almost as if we have – inbred into our physiology – a natural appreciation... Read more...

Parquet-Courts

Parquet Courts

Sunbathing Animal
If 2012’s Light Up Gold was Parquet Courts ‘Stoned and Starving’ then new release Sunbathing Animal paints the Brooklyn four-piece as stoned and well-fed. Read more...

The-Heartbreaks

The Heartbreaks

We May Yet Stand a Chance
Morecombe pop outfit The Heartbreaks released their second album, We May Yet Stand a Chance on June 2nd, picking up where 2012’s Funtimes left off. Read more...

Royal-Southern-Brotherhood

Royal Southern Brotherhood

heartsoulblood
I tried, and failed, to find a negative. It stands as a true genre classic and leaves you just wanting to go back and do it all again and again. Read more...



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