Latest single reviews



Couldn't I Be The One
Debut single from Bristol based 5-piece. Apart from a shocking lack of respect for the question mark (all three songs on this introductory EP seem to be questio... Read more...


Laura Jae

Silver Lined Hearts EP
Probably better known for her work in the dance and electronic fields, this EP from Laura Jae is more reflective and contemplative than you might expect. Read more...


Phoneys & The Freaks

Phoneys & The Freaks EP
It has echoes of many of the indie bands that graced the eighties and nineties but at heart they are making music of their own and it is loaded with emotion and... Read more...


Sound of the Sirens

Under the Stars EP
Sound of the Sirens are folk/rock duo Abbe Martin and Hannah Wood and while it’s unlikely that they are going to be responsible for the carnage their mythical n... Read more...



'Miraculous Epiphanes' EP
Jasper Erkens, also known as ALTREGO, is a Belgian based in London. This is his first EP. Read more...


Tom Figgins

Let Your Roots Grow
London singer releases new single after career revamp. Notting Hill born Tom Figgins might have a surname that belongs in a Charles Dickens novel but the singer... Read more...


Gorgon City

Here For You feat Laura Welsh
There’s going to nigh on a dozen ‘songs for the summer’ before the wretched thing even starts and this single from Gorgon City featuring Laura Welsh is as good ... Read more...


Queen Dee & The Hornets

London’s Queen Dee & The Hornets are bringing funk back to town. Back on the scene with their new single "Headturner”, you can expect some toe tapping and hip b... Read more...

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Latest album reviews



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...



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...


Joan Armatrading

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


Philip Sayce

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...



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 & 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

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

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Latest live reviews


2000 Trees Festival

Upcote Farm, Cheltenham
In the beautiful surroundings of Upcote Farm in Cheltenham, 2000 Trees festival is a gem of a find if you’ve been lucky enough…I found this festival in 2008 whe... Read more...


Raleigh Ritchie

Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen
Thursday evening saw a host of talent grace the stage at Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen. The relatively small venue found itself full up with music lovers expect... Read more...


Lovebox Festival

Hackney, London
In the blazing hot sunshine, we headed over to Victoria Park in Hackney on Friday and Saturday for the annual Lovebox Festival. Read more...


The Afghan Whigs

The Electric Ballroom, London
The Afghan Whigs dressed all in black, look big, powerful and intimidating as they dominate a rather cramped stage. Read more...


Franz Ferdinand

Summer Series at Somerset House
The Glaswegian indie band are back after an absence from the music scene for some years with an outstanding new album release in 2013 aptly titled 'Right Though... Read more...


Electric Daisy Carnival

Milton Keynes Bowl
Saturday 12th July saw one of the most renowned dance music festivals take place at super venue, the Milton Keynes Bowl. Read more...


Neil Young

British Summer Time Festival, Hyde Park
“I can’t tell you what a pleasure it is to be singing on the same stage as Neil Young” said Tom Odel sitting behind his piano on the main stage at Hyde Park. Read more...


Wireless Festival 2014

Finsbury Park/Perry Park
Festival season is fully underway and as the weekend becomes a thing of the past and we trudge in numbers back to work, the memories of Wireless Festival 2014 s... Read more...

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