Latest single reviews



We are Sound
You know something’s good when Zane Lowe airs the song just 30 minutes after hearing it for the very first time! Read more...


Josh Mease

Where Did It Go?
Lapland, the one-man-band from Brooklyn, is storming the streets of New York with the release of his second much anticipated album. Josh Mease, singer, songwrit... Read more...


The Shires

Nashville Grey Skies
The Shires – Ben Earle and Crissie Rhodes – are a new band that play Country music as if they came from South of the US, rather than the South East of the UK, ... Read more...


The Sea and I

The Great I Am EP
The Sea and I were formed by Irwin Sparkes and Paul Firth and has a core of four members, though that will fluctuate according to the needs of the songs and ven... Read more...



feat. Ghetts 'Speak To Me'
Calibar teams up with THE hottest emcee in the game right now, Ghetts, on the brand new track ‘Speak To Me’. Going back to back with a skippy flow over a bassy,... Read more...


Raheem Bakaré

'Portrait of Love'
With his unique fusion of alternative R&B, soulful vocalist Raheem Bakaré is about to take us all by storm. ‘Portrait of Love’, the lead track taken from his fo... Read more...


Dead Flowers

Make It Bright
Dead Flowers’s debut album, last year’s Midnight at the Wheel Club, was generally well received by the media. Although London based their sound is Country/Amer... Read more...


The Bermondsey Joyriders

Brian Jones (The Real True Leader of the Rolling Stones) / Johnny Thunders Was A Human Being
Two songs about two misunderstood and almost forgotten icons and both songs are in the style of the subject – short sharp and punchy as hell. Read more...

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Latest album reviews


Bridie Jackson and the Arbour

St. Pancras Old Church, London
Walking into St. Pancras Old Church is a pleasure in itself, the small but perfectly formed building has been a site of Christian worship Read more...


P.J. Pacifico

Overlooking The Obvious
Classy EP from American singer, with a love of British pop. Read more...



Fly The Bluebird
Beau has the distinction of being the first artist to appear on John Peel’s Dandelion label in 1969. Since then he’s been a consistent artist though for those ... Read more...


Ages and Ages

Ages and Ages have friends in high places with Barrack Obama using No Nostalgia for his 2012 election campaign. True, he didn’t ask permission but as they say ... Read more...



Burn The Serum
Hailing from South California and being on the same label as the ‘Uncrowned New Kings of Stoner Rock’ The Sword, you may go into listening to this new Kyng albu... Read more...



I suppose that Lucius may be reasonably happy that their album is not an easy one to place. Nothing on it really says ‘ah, it’s this or that, here’s your pigeon... Read more...


Crowd Company

Now or Never
A few weeks back I had the Rock Candy Funk Party album on my deck and now Crowd Company – US versus UK. On the sheer fun side of things the UK wins out. ‘Nuff s... Read more...


Birds Of Chicago

Live From Space
Apart, JT Nero (in his JT & The Clouds guise) and Alison Russell (as Po’ Girl) are superb performers and a joy on the ear. Together as Birds Of Chicago they are... Read more...

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Latest live reviews


Adam Ant

Hammersmith Eventim Apollo, London
It comes as no surprise that Adam Ant is still performing 35 years on from the release of his debut album; the artists life must have been written in his DNA. ... Read more...


The Hoax / Well Hung Heart / Federal Charm

Islington Academy
... last night’s packed gig at the Academy showed off one of the new pretenders as well as a resurgent ‘Old name’ sandwiching the best of Anglo/American Punk Bl... Read more...


Mark Harrison, Pat Dam Smyth

Old Church St Pancras
I love the venue and both Mark Harrison and Pat Dam Smyth played memorable sets - all in all a great way to spend a Friday night Read more...


Giuseppe Di Benedetto

75 Beat Club, Milan
Just being in the mere presence of a bona fide artist at work can both seduce and intimidate; one’s thoughts intensified as emotions are laid bare. Read more...


Backstreet Boys

The SSE Hydro - Glasgow
'In A World Like This' Tour, Live: The Backstreet Boys at The SSE Hydro, Glasgow Read more...


The Parlotones

Kensington Roof Gardens, London
The Parlotones may not [yet] be a household name here but their show at the swanky Kensington Roof Gardens drew a capacity crowd. Read more...



Oxford, The Art Bar
Taking to the stage a few moments after the rest of the band, front man Tom Rowlett orders the awaiting punters to come forward Read more...


Elvis In Concert - Viva Las Vegas

Shawn Klush and Cody Slaughter
Elvis Viva Las Vegas kicked off at Crown Casino last night to an ecstatic crowd filled with Elvis look-a-likes and adoring women. Opening night in Australia too... Read more...

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