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Ed Sheeran’s X album shows no sign of losing momentum, months after being nominated for Grammys and almost a year after its debut. Fifth single Photograph, co-written with Snow Patrol band member Johnny McDaid, is another...

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Feel good pop-soul has made a return to the charts, thanks to tracks like Pharrell Williams’ Happy. Maverick Sabre’s new single Walk Into The Sun off the upcoming album Innerstanding is no exception. Sabre’s vocals...

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Leonard Cohen’s popularity shows no signs of letting up, following several successful studio and concert tours since 2008 including last year’s Juno-winning Popular Problems. The former Buddhist monk’s status as a songwriter and performer is...

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Canadian singer-songwriter Patrick Watson and his eponymous band have contributed to the soundtracks of TV shows such as Grey’s Anatomy and The Walking Dead. Watson also composed the entire soundtrack to French-Canadian film C’est pas...

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The familiar wispy vocals of ARIA-winning Australian singer-songwriter Sarah Blasko and Australian composer Nick Wales collide on Emergence, the captivating soundtrack to the Sydney Dance Company’s production of the same name. Having studied music under...

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Ariana Grande is the current queen of pop radio, thanks to the unstoppable My Everything album and its multiple hit singles including Break Free and Love Me Harder. One Last Time is a partly David Guetta-penned...

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Scottish singer-songwriter Alex Cornish follows contributions to several soundtracks including that of TV show Private Practice, critically lauded previous effort No Shore and supporting gigs for Kathryn Williams and Alison Moyet with his fourth album....

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Album Review: Lucy Spraggan – We Are

May 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Buxton-born singer-songwriter Lucy Spraggan has already tried her luck going it alone, before participating in the 2012 edition of The X Factor UK. Despite coming ninth, she has landed a record label deal and her...

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Country music icons Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell may have known each other for more than four decades, but The Travelling Kind is only their second full-length together after 2013’s Grammy-winning Old Yellow Moon. The 28th...

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Album Review: Millencolin – True Brew

May 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

On its eighth album and 23 years into its life, Swedish pop-punk band Millencolin continues to bring the skaters together with True Brew. This effort is jam-packed full of technical proficiency, bite and melodic goodness,...

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Mike Oldfield may be back with Virgin- the label that helped launch his career with the iconic Tubular Bells album. However, it is Warner Bros (who managed Oldfield following his earlier acrimonious split from Virgin)...

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Album Review: Citizens! – European Soul

April 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Dapper British indie-pop band Citizens!’s European Soul has been two years in the making and its release coincides with (of course) a European tour. With the deepening Euro crisis, terrorism threats and overall global conflict,...

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British singer-songwriter Charlene Soraia’s synaesthesia allows how to see sound as colours. The blending of senses is particularly palpable on I’ll Be There, the lead single off her upcoming second LP Love Is The Law. Co-written...

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