Latest single reviews


Mo Evans

Spilled My Love EP
Son of singer Sam Brown and producer Robin Evans releases debut EP. With the success of Sam Smith, there will be a conveyer belt of similar sounding singers Read more...


Nash Albert

When I'm not Around/City is Burning
This double A side from Georgian artist Nash Albert as a fore taster for his forthcoming album is interesting. Read more...


Si Cranstoun

Never Gonna Let You Go
This song sounded very familiar when first heard and it wasn’t just Si Cranstoun’s voice - which is genuinely soulful and is in that Jackie Wilson sort of area. Read more...


The Symptoms

Listening to the Wind That Blows
What started out as a group of musicians coming together to perform a one-off covers gig has grown into something more. Read more...



Glorious Year
Riding the quest of the wave that was created by their latest acclaimed album Constellations, Moulettes have released Glorious Year as a single. Fortuitously ti... Read more...


Mediaeval Baebes

Auld Lang Syne
How many times have you heard Auld Lang Syne? Perhaps you might be growing tired of it of this rather syrupy old ditty. Read more...


Years & Years

Years & Years are a band that are definitely going to have a great year ahead. Even though the band are relatively new to the industry, the electro-pop trio hav... Read more...


Metal Moth

Rise EP
Your starter for 10. You hail from Castle Donington, you’re named Metal Moth, and you’ve released an EP called Rise containing songs titled Meltdown and Metal M... Read more...

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Latest album reviews



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...



Semi Detached
Half of eighties duo deliver fifth album.


Jimmy Somerville

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



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

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...


Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

Chasing Yesterday
Second solo album from Noel Gallagher reassures and surprises in equal measure. Read more...


Liz Graham

Charcoal on a Canvas
Charcoal on a Canvas is a lively love song about wanting to explore a relationship using sketch art as a metaphor for intimacy. Conveying such a sombre subject,... Read more...


Mad Dog Mcrea

Almost Home
Mad Dog Mcrea have a humungous reputation as a party band and after show revellers but you have to deliver music as well and ‘Almost Home’ definitely hits the s... Read more...

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Latest live reviews


Transmission: Kaluki presents Knee Deep in Sound (Hot Since 82, Booka Shade, Deetron, Krysko)

The Albert Hall
The half way point has been passed on the notoriously sold out stretch of Transmission, the first date I’ve attended this season. Read more...


The Levellers

Union Chapel, Islington, London
Many years after first seeing The Levellers at Glastonbury, I am looking forward to tonight’s screening of ‘A Curious Life’ Read more...


The Subways

La Salumeria Della Musica, Milan
‘Showtime’ as the Americans are wont to say to describe a ‘happening’, is the word that comes to mind to describe tonight’s gig with Read more...



Bristol Thekla
The Blackpool based, grunge-rock band Darlia headed to Bristol last week to perform one of their many sold out gig venues at the Bristol Read more...


Giovanni Allevi

Cadogan Hall, Sloane Square, London
Running onto the stage in typically exuberant manner Giovanni Allevi was greeted with rapturous applause from his adoring (generally Italian) public. Read more...


Alabama Shakes

Islington Town Hall Assembly Rooms
On a cold Febrauary Thursday night, Islington shook to the wild sounds of Alabama Shakes “We’re keeping it real” drawls Britney Howard Read more...


All We Are

Aloft, Liverpool
Tonight’s venue is the newly converted Aloft Liverpool hotel recently transformed from its long-standing 19th Century Royal Insurance beginnings. Read more...

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