Latest single reviews


Will Young

Third single from impressive 85% Proof album. Despite a lengthy (in terms of pop artists) absence from music, Will Young bounced back this year with the hugel... Read more...


Christina Martin

Take Me Back In A Dream
Latest single from Canadian based singer.


Carolynne Poole

Standing On Top Of The World
A tug of the heartstrings by former X Factor contestant Read more...



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...

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Latest album reviews


Martin Barre

Back to Steel
Martin Barre is one of those guitarists who often misses out on the awards and recognition but who, when you hear him, is one of the best musicians around. Read more...


Bernie Tormé

There’s no f*#*i∂n’ about as far as bona fide axe-grinder Bernie Tormé’s new studio album is concerned! Fuzzed-up riffs and scorching hooks ... Read more...


Martin Harley & Daniel Kimbro

Live at Southern Ground
Any album that starts with perfectly played and shimmering note on a metal bodied guitar closely followed by a softly drawn bowed drone on the double bass is go... Read more...


Thorbjorn Risager & The Black Tornado

Songs From The Road
You are talking here about a classic Blues voice, grizzled and dark with a smoky edge to it. Not quite an American voice but utterly unlike the majority of Euro... Read more...



In Dream
It’s not often you hear of a band releasing their fifth album but here the Editors are with their first self-produced studio album ‘In Dream’. Read more...


Valley Maker

When I Was A Child
The great outdoors and landscapes are the images that come to mind listening to this album from Austin Crane. There’s a spacial sparseness about these songs th... Read more...


AndersonPonty Band

Better Late Than Never
The album title refers to the fact that Jon Anderson (he of Yes fame) and Jean Luc Ponty have been discussing an album together for around thirty years Read more...


Nothing But Thieves

Nothing But Thieves
After seeing Nothing But Thieves support Twin Atlantic during their 2014 tour, I knew they were a band to look out for. Never did I imagine the Essex five piece... Read more...

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Latest live reviews


The Strypes

KOKO Camden
Cueing outside Camden’s KOKO I started to question if I was at the wrong venue. The variety of people from old punk rockers to young females, it was a diverse a... Read more...



The Roundhouse, Apple Music Festival
The first thought that entered my mind as Pharrell took the stage for the Apple Music Festival was ‘where was his buffalo hat?’. Read more...


Rat Boy

Dingwalls Camden
Entering Camden’s Dingwalls I didn’t know much about 19 year old Jordan Cardy, aka Rat Boy, and his music but I’d heard the Essex Jamie T like alternative music... Read more...


Mumford and Sons

The Roundhouse, Apple Music Festival
Jack Garrett’s one-man show sure makes an impression. The bass penetrates to your very core and on the top level of The Roundhouse Read more...


Basement Jaxx

Peace One Day, Koko, Camden
Basement Jaxx returned with a stellar performance at the infamous Camden Koko in London. The event was held to celebrate Read more...



Collins Music Hall, Islington Green
Skepta left a week of Red Bull Studios Future Underground shows in his wake on Friday night with a ferocious performance. Read more...


Little Mix, One Direction

The Roundhouse, Apple Music Festival
Yesterday was a busy week at the Apple Music Festival: hundreds of fans were queuing to try and get into the Roundhouse, hundreds more were trying to get at the... Read more...


Take That, Charlie Puth

The Roundhouse, Apple Music Festival
A scorcher of songs and celebrations! A live spectaular that was not to be missed! Apple Music Festival see a fantastic collection of artists all performing at ... 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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