Latest single reviews



When I'm With You
South London singer makes impressive debut. Raindrops of piano open this debut single from south London singer Rhyan - but it's the cello that arrives almost ha... Read more...



No Flex Zone Remix
Some friends get together for lunch, some friends play golf, or if you’re anything like 1DAFUL, then some friends make party music together as well. Read more...



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...

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Latest album reviews


Andy Bell

Torsten The Bareback Saint
Brave fourth solo album from former Erasure singer. As the frontman for electronic pop duo Erasure, Andy Bell saw his fair share of chart exposure, but it will ... Read more...



Levity Remixes
Back with yet another ear-piercing release to satisfy our musically-craving heads, HELENA makes a return out of the dust with Shawnee Taylor to strike us with t... Read more...


Aeroplane Flies High

Honey EP
Music seems to be constantly repeating and evolving – what sounds fresh and new is in fact a development of a scene much loved, or in some cases, long forgotten... Read more...



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...

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Latest live reviews


Secret Garden Party

Abbots Ripton, Cambridge
Last weekend we headed to Abbots Ripton for the festival full of bohemian free-loving, where glitter (and lots of it) is a must on entry... we are of course tal... Read more...



HP Connected, Scala
On what had been one of, if not the hottest week of the year so far, Dan Smith and co played an epic set in Scala, Kings Cross’ intimate multi story club. Read more...



Eden Sessions - Eden Project
Elbow and Doves have been bosom buddies since they both emerged from the Manchester Indie scene back in the late 90's, so it's not surprising to see Jimi Goodwi... Read more...


Pet Shop Boys

Royal Albert Hall - Prom 8
Pet Shop Boys go all classical - and hit a few flat notes. In recent years, pop duo Pet Shop Boys have been involved in a range of projects. Read more...



Eden Sessions - Eden Project
Black/Frank/Charles, whatever he's calling himself these days, leads the band, including new bassist Paz Lenchantin onto the stage and after a stuttering start ... Read more...


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...

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