Latest single reviews


Alice Sungurov

So Blind
If you’re seriously into cute, smart pop songs that combine original song-writing with energetic melodies, then 15 year-old Alice Sungrurov’s single, ‘So Blind’... Read more...


Darius Rucker

Homegrown Honey / What God Wants For Christmas
Former Hootie's latest country adventure. While still remembered best in the UK for his time in the 90s American rock band Hootie & the Blowfish, Darius Rucker ... Read more...



KDrew, who we recently brought you news of his new “Signals” EP, has released the second of the three-parter. Entitled “Tonight” Read more...



Tell Me Why
Still basking in the knowledge that they are now fully fledged members of the Circus Records family, Diskord drop the opening salvo for Read more...


Sonny Alven

Another You
Young Norwegian producer Sonny Alven has given “Another You” by Nause a delightful rework, and it’s out today via Universal Read more...


Never Say Die

Out now on dubstep label Never Say Die, is “Black Label Vol.3” – a four track collection featuring Trampa, Twine, The Frim and Dubloadz & London Nebel. Read more...


Damn Vandals

Cities of a Plastic World/Too Lazy to Die Too Stoned to Live
This double A side from Damn Vandals is an excellent introduction to the band. Short, muscular songs that punch hard and don’t mess about plus they show the ba... Read more...


Dan Wilson

Love Without Fear
Former Semisonic frontman's latest single from second solo album. Read more...

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Latest album reviews


Motown 25

Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever
"Motown 25" is the ultimate celebration! There have been a myriad of televised music related specials over the years. Sadly, many tend to disappoint or get wate... Read more...



The Vinyl Collection
What a glamtastic Yule treat for Bolanites the world over! The T.Rex VINYL COLLECTION is a sparkling delight – super-stylish and worth every penny! It ma... Read more...


Andy Jackson

Signal to Noise
Interesting that this came out at the same time as Pink Floyd’s ‘Endless River’ – Andy Jackson was Floyd’s engineer - and frankly this album knocks ‘… River’ in... Read more...


Los Campesinos!

'A Los Campesinos! Christmas'
What have they gone and done now? It may bewilder some as to why a cool indie pop band would decide to release a Christmas themed E.P. Read more...



...and you have an album that has twists and turns, huge soundscapes and more changes than Lady Gaga’s dressing room. Read more...


Dodson And Fogg

In A Strange Slumber
This will appeal to many if they give it a chance and let it work its way into their lives. Autumnal and gentle but full of disturbing ideas and no shortage of ... Read more...



The gospel according to Dudu Pukwana
A terrific celebration of the man’s music and a worthy album in its own right – spot on. Read more...



Crime of the Century (40th Anniversary Edition)
Classic album from 70s prog-pop-rockers given the reissue treatment. Read more...

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Latest live reviews


Chas and Dave

O2 Indigo, London
Greenwich had more Rabbit than Sainsbury’s when Chas and Dave took to the stage on Friday. Read more...


New Model Army

The Forum, London
Music News were privileged to be invited down to the Forum Friday night for NMA's annual December-time visit to London. Read more...


The Survival Code

Barfly, London
Following a hiatus from the live scene to concentrate on writing and recording, London Alt-Rock outfit The Survival Code are back Read more...


Chico & the Gypsies

Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London
The Theatre Royal Drury Lane stage, bathed in a purple light from the ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ set tonight made way Read more...


Secret Affair

Under the Bridge, Stamford Bridge, London
Cairns on the left sets up Page through the middle and he hits the spot with an icy cool. The crowd goes wild and the Bridge is rocking. Read more...


Elton John

Milan, Mediolanum Forum
Elton John ended the show with the song ‘Circle Of Life’ from the very successful ‘Lion King’ a phrase that perfectly represents the show. Read more...


Rick Astley

The Palais - St Kilda
It's been over two decades since I last saw Rick Astley as a young teenager and I must say, he still has it! Opening with Together Forever at the Palais Theatre... Read more...


The Pretty Reckless

Brixton Academy, London
There really shouldn’t be any doubt after this concert that The Pretty Reckless are a serious bone-fide hard rock band. They are not the most dynamic band you a... Read more...

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