Latest single reviews


Alice-Sungurov

Alice Sungurov

So Blind
If you’re seriously into cute, smart pop songs that combine original song-writing with energetic melodies, then 15 year-old Alice Sungrurov’s single, ‘So Blind’... Read more...

Darius-Rucker

Darius Rucker

Homegrown Honey / What God Wants For Christmas
Former Hootie's latest country adventure. While still remembered best in the UK for his time in the 90s American rock band Hootie & the Blowfish, Darius Rucker ... Read more...

KDrew

KDrew

Tonight
KDrew, who we recently brought you news of his new “Signals” EP, has released the second of the three-parter. Entitled “Tonight” Read more...

Diskord

Diskord

Tell Me Why
Still basking in the knowledge that they are now fully fledged members of the Circus Records family, Diskord drop the opening salvo for Read more...

Sonny-Alven

Sonny Alven

Another You
Young Norwegian producer Sonny Alven has given “Another You” by Nause a delightful rework, and it’s out today via Universal Read more...

Never-Say-Die

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

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

Dan Wilson

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

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Latest album reviews


Einar-Stray-Orchestra

Einar Stray Orchestra

Politricks
Like the idea of a dash of Genesis, dollops of Michael Nyman, a soupçon of Beatles and traces of folk? Well the Einar Stray Orchestra have blended all those her... Read more...

Banditsu

Banditsu

The Miseducation Of Itsu
Banditsu is a true representative of the new wave of rap coming out of London and during the wait for his latest project to be released, he has been busy solidi... Read more...

The-Moody-Blues

The Moody Blues

The Magnificent Moodies
Half a decade after its release, The Moody Blues' debut gets special treatment. Read more...

Fish-On-Friday

Fish On Friday

Godspeed
Yet more proof that there is modern music with character and integrity – no bombast or outrageous excess, just some superb playing and songs that have an almost... Read more...

Roger-Chapman

Roger Chapman

Peaceology
I love this album. Chapman is on top form and the material is brilliant. A total package – oh, very yes. Read more...

Owlle

Owlle

France
Dreamy pop all the way from France. Looking to go head-to-head with the likes of Lykke Li and Sia, is 28 year old France Picoulet, releasing this her debut albu... Read more...

Blondie

Blondie

Vinyl Box Set 1976-1982
Punk-pop pioneers given the vinyl repacking treatment. While the UK's alleged vinyl revival might be a little overplayed (the statistics are on the up - but onl... Read more...

Holly-Johnson

Holly Johnson

Blast (Expanded Edition)
Reissue of 1989 solo album from former Frankie Goes To Hollywood singer. Holly Johnson was one of the most distinctive pop stars of the 1980s, leading Frankie G... Read more...

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Latest live reviews


Andrea-Bocelli

Andrea Bocelli

The O2 Arena, London
Bocelli is a surprisingly understated performer for one so renowned. There remains a subtlety and delicacy that at times gives the O2 arena an intimacy Read more...

Marcus-Bonfanti

Marcus Bonfanti

Upstairs @ The Garage
A cracking night of high intensity Blues and boogie from one of the best around. Read more...

Joanne-Shaw-Taylor

Joanne Shaw Taylor

Shepherds Bush Empire
... the fans were out in force for Joanne Shaw Taylor’s show at London’s Shepherd Bush Empire and they certainly weren’t disappointed as she tore out a brillian... Read more...

La-Roux

La Roux

Limelight, Belfast
An old hippy once said that the last will be first and the first last. It is a maxim that La Roux should have taken to heart by playing Read more...

Darius-Rucker

Darius Rucker

Shepherd's Bush Empire - London
Country-rock star hits the capital on first UK headline tour for years. Read more...

Nightmare-Festival

Nightmare Festival

Nightmare Festival, Camden
Set in Camden, scarred by the terrible aftermath of Halloween, this year’s Nightmare Festival had an impressive line-up of artists playing in no less than thirt... Read more...

S-Club-7

S Club 7

Press Conference Video Exclusive
The 'Don't Stop' chart toppers reunited to perform as part of BBC's Children In Need telethon and today announced a full 2015 tour. Read more...

Robert-Glasper-and-Jason-Moran

Robert Glasper and Jason Moran

Teatro Manzoni, Milan
It was certainly a novelty for me, that my pre gig drink should be an expresso coffee, but what could be better considering I was to see Robert Glasper Read more...

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