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Never-Say-Die

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

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

Dan Wilson

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

Modul-Kollektiv

Modul Kollektiv

Farbenfroh
Modul Kollektiv releases "Farbenfroh" on Dirty Soul Recordings. Read more...

Keston-Cobblers-Club

Keston Cobblers Club

A Pocket Guide to Escaping
5 tracks and every one seems to bring the sun out and create rainbows in the mind. Read more...

Diskord

Diskord

Go Hard
Diskord releases his newest track "Go Hard" on Circus Records. Read more...

Axen-and-Invalyd

Axen & Invalyd

Marauder
Axen & Invalyd drop a brand new single on Sony's Basik Rkrds entitled "Marauder". Read more...

The-Vinylheads

The Vinylheads

Pear
The Vinylheads (great name) are 5 lads (cousins to be precise) from Ireland, who having formed a band in 2012 after meeting up at a Read more...

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Rory-Gallagher

Rory Gallagher

Irish Tour ’74 40th Anniversary Edition
For almost any other artist this much would be overkill and for completists only but Rory Gallagher is worth it and this is special. Read more...

Billy-Idol

Billy Idol

Kings and Queens of the Underground
There isn’t a bad track here but there are moments when you feel his age. Overall it is a fine return for Idol. Read more...

Elliott-Brood

Elliott Brood

Work And Love
Toronto three-piece raise the bar on second album. It seems that - apart from a short period of time in the 1990s - the best rock music mostly comes from across... Read more...

The-Wands

The Wands

The Dawn
Danish duo release fuzzy psychedelic debut. Denmark's The Wands are childhood friends Christian Skibdal and Mads Gras and seem to have grown up Read more...

Martika

Martika

Martika
Re-release for poppy debut of late eighties' US star who caught the eye of Prince. Read more...

The-Lovely-Electric

The Lovely Electric

Beautiful Filth
The Lovely Electric are Ariane Sherine and Graham Nunn, best friends for many years and now electro-pop/comedy songwriters. You may have come across them a few... Read more...

John-Kongos

John Kongos

Kongos
Most people who remember John Kongos think of thudding beats and a ‘Noddy Holder-esque’ roar of a voice but as this album (his second) proves, there was actuall... Read more...

Jimmy-Barnes

Jimmy Barnes

Hindsight
Damn it’s good to hear a proper rock singer again – welcome back Jimmy Barnes! Read more...

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Latest live reviews


Damien-Rice

Damien Rice

Milan
Exceptional is described in the English Dictionary as “ far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree”; Damien Rice kicked off an Read more...

Maybeshewill

Maybeshewill

The Garage, London
An important night for Maybeshewill performing the majority their new album and now looking to consolidate their both live and recording work with a view to mo... Read more...

Culture-Club

Culture Club

Heaven, London
Culture Club revisited the scene of their inaugural London gig in 1982 last night for their first reunion in twelve years. Heaven nightclub Read more...

Mamas-Gun

Mamas Gun

Under The Bridge, Stamford Bridge, London
Friday 17th: for superstitious people it’s an ill-fated day somewhere in the world, a fortunate day in the UK. Still fresh from their recent third album release Read more...

Daughtry

Daughtry

Camden Roundhouse
American rockers return to the capital. Where is the best place to be located for a gig? I remember being 16 at my first ‘rock’ gig, (Yellowcard, since you ask)... Read more...

Ed-Sheeran

Ed Sheeran

The O2 Arena, London
Last Wednesday, I have had the immense luck and pleasure to see Ed Sheeran at the O2 arena for his last London gig. Just two years after seeing him at the Hamme... Read more...

Grainne-Duffy

Grainne Duffy

The Edinburgh Blues Club
Hailing from Co. Monaghan in Ireland, Gráinne Duffy is one of those rare talents that, once you’ve heard and saw them perform, is impossible to forget! Read more...

Buzzcocks,-The-Dollyrots

Buzzcocks, The Dollyrots

Institute, Birmingham
Very few British bands have managed such a successful run of singles as Buzzcocks did between 1977 and 1981 that still have the same appeal Read more...

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