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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

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

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


Modul Kollektiv

Modul Kollektiv releases "Farbenfroh" on Dirty Soul Recordings.


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...



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


Axen & Invalyd

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


The Vinylheads

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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Latest album reviews


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...



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


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

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

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


Flying Colours

Second Nature
It almost goes without saying that the playing all through the album is faultless but they also achieve a sense of playing as a band rather than just great musi... Read more...


Steve Hillage

Live at Rockpalast
Another one of the excellent CD/DVD issues from the Rockpalast shows of the seventies, this one catches Brit-psych legend Steve Hillage at his creative peak. Read more...


Ben Poole

Live at the Royal Albert Hall
A real talent, confident and skilled and with a sound that is fresh and rare today. Read more...

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Latest live reviews


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

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...



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

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

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

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...


Wille & The Bandits

The Talking Heads Southampton
Three cracking bands in one night at The Talking Heads in Southampton, headlined by a brilliant set by Wille & The Bandits. Read more...


Vincent Lyn, Wouter Kellerman and David Longoria

Carnegie Hall, New York
When one plays Carnegie Hall, one brings their A game. That is very much what I experienced on Saturday night as performers from South Africa Read more...

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