Latest single reviews



Or Else The Light EP
Reverieme (Louise Connell) has progressed(?) from the slightly eccentric practice of playing the guitar with her nose to the more conventional two handed approa... Read more...


One Lone Boy

Soul Suicide
Emotional reflection of loss inspired by Amy Winehouse. Plaintive and reflective male singer songwriters have been quite Read more...



Northern four-piece band Downers released their second EP Noose on August 1st. Read more...


Calvin Harris

How Deep Is Your Love feat. The Disciples
This track is warm and exciting welcome back for Calvin Harris after releasing his fourth album ‘Motion’ last year, ‘How Deep Read more...


Antun Opic

Shovel My Coal EP
Swagger. The sound in your head and when you say it, is all you need; there’s no need to go to the dictionary to look it up. And it’s a word that trips of the ... Read more...


Amy Studt

Different Colour Pills / I Was Jesus In Your Veins
Misfit singer returns with very different sound. In the last few years Amy Studt has been reshaping her sound Read more...


Auction For The Promise Club

This May Hurt
Auction for the Promise Club are back. The Cornish Trio return stronger than ever with new single This May Hurt. Read more...



M A R I N E, beautifully fresh, London all female indie pop. Single ‘Sirens’ wistfully rides on waves of colourful guitar, expansive drums and harmonic melody t... Read more...

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Latest album reviews


Deckchair Poets

Searchin For A Lemon Squeezer
Deckchair Poets are a fun-orientated band who give the idea that they don’t take themselves too seriously. Which should not distract from the fact that ‘... Read more...


One The Juggler

Nearly A Sin
One The Juggler were, and are again, a South London based band who deserve to be better known. This album was originally released in 1984 and the band ha... Read more...


The Top Fuellers

Psychos On The Beach
The term ‘supergroup’ is usually associated with musicians from established bands joining together to create what (to some ears) is unlistenable music e.g. ELP,... Read more...


Wily Bo Walker

Moon Over Indigo
Walker writes brilliantly, songs that are dark and heavy, funk laden and Bluesey or balladic and bittersweet but all of them are top notch and show the many dif... Read more...


The Ravines

Everything's Fine
The Ravines spanking new studio album EVERYTHING’S FINE may well be a prophetic title of sorts… Given the down-to-earth brilliance and catchy feel-good f... Read more...


Gilmore & Roberts

Conflict Tourism
The increasing interest in folk (and Country) music will no doubt lead to the usual glut of wannabees of which very few will make any meaningful impact. Read more...


Old Man Luedecke

Domestic Eccentric
Artists like Old Man Luedecke are the living proof that the most important attributes for a musician are talent and ability. Read more...


Billy Vincent

Stand On Me
As a relatively new band they have space to make their visions work, they aren’t trapped into any genre or subject, and the album brims over with good songs and... Read more...

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Latest live reviews


Sturgill Simpson

Islington Assembly Hall, London
The Sistine Chapel, Citizen Kane and Tapestry are all considered to be examples of perfect art. Tonight, Sturgill Simpson’s performance was on a par with those... Read more...


V Festival

Hylands Park, Chelmsford, Essex
It was the V festivals 20th anniversary and with a blazing hot day forecast for the Saturday it looked like the perfect day to kick things off. Read more...


Hevy Fest

Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, Kent
Hevy Fest is utterly small and perfectly formed. If you prefer your metal, punk and alternative music without the posturing of mainstream festival convention, i... Read more...


Culture Club

Blue Hills Bank Pavilion in Boston, MA
The, Once Again, Return of Culture Club. Of the myriad of 80’s New Wave-era bands you thought you might never see again Read more...


Cambridge Folk Festival

Cherry Hinton, Cambridge
Of all the folk festivals held up and down the country – there’s more than forty of them every year – the magnificent and world renowned Read more...


Ray Davies

The Old Royal Naval College
Dark rain clouds circled like vultures above Greenwich’s Old Royal Naval College as Ray Davies took the stage. Fortunately, the seasoned musical veteran’s envia... Read more...


Blissfields 2015

Vicarage farm, Hampshire
After a few years absence my heart ached to be back at Blissfields. Looking at the line-up this year it simply baffled me how Read more...


The Libertines

Ibiza Rocks
A week ago The Libertines rocked Ibiza like it was 2003, as they headlined at Ibiza Rocks performing the old and the new, ahead of the release of their long-awa... Read more...

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Latest musical destinatons


Isle Of MTV

As part of our Musical Destinations series we jumped at the chance to hop over to Malta for the Isle of MTV spectacular. Europe’s largest free festival Read more...


Motown Museum

Detroit, USA
With Virgin Atlantic opening their first direct route from London to Detroit jumped at the chance to add Motown to our Musical Destinations serie... Read more...



Hamburg, Germany
As part of our continuing ‘Musical Destinations’ series ventured to Hamburg on a voyage of musical discovery to uncover the delights of Elbjazz. Read more...



Mayrhofen, Austria
As part of our ongoing ‘Musical Destinations’ series transported itself to Austria, via Munich airport, to experience the high altitude thrill th... Read more...


Moulin Rouge

Pigalle, Paris
As part of our ongoing ‘Musical Destinations’ series jumped on the Eurostar heading to Paris with one sole aim, to visit the Moulin Rouge. Read more...


Mawazine Festival

As part of our 'musical destinations' series we return to Rabat, the capital of Morocco, for their thirteenth series of Mawazine. Read more...


Caveau de la Huchette

As part of our 'musical destinations' series we travelled to Paris to visit the jazz establishment Caveau de la Huchette. Read more...


Reeperbahn Festival 2013

St Pauli, Hamburg
Based in Hamburg’s St Pauli district it's fair to say that there are few backdrops better suited to hosting an international music Read more...

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