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Single Review: Kodaline – Honest

January 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

For some reason, “epic” seems to be the adjective of choice when it comes to Irish rock. From the ragged, heart-on-sleeve glory of Glen Hansard and The Frames to the romantic radio-friendliness of Snow Patrol...

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The American cultural landscape is truly one of the world’s most vast and colourful. Drive for an hour or two in any direction from any given starting point and see the fashion, dialect and socio-economic...

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Born and raised in Tennessee and after 6 years working as an Intensive Care nurse, the lure of Nashville’s glitz and glamour proved too strong for Tullahoma’s Laura McCormick. Having seen first-hand the pains of...

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Spoken-word in music can sometimes inspire a certain wariness in listeners. Too often it conjures up images of self-indulgent, turtle-necked tools in coffee shops across the planet expounding at great lengths about bourgeois first-world problems...

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2014 saw a couple of great “hell-freezes-over” moments in music. In the folk realm, Ireland’s Damien Rice reappeared after 8 years with an incredible third LP and Yusuf Islam finally conceded that his legacy would...

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Few figures in music have ever had a life as illustrious and rich as Texas’ favourite son, the one and only Willie Nelson. Born during the great depression, he and his sister Bobbie were raised...

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Later… is one of the UK’s most iconic and longest-running TV shows focused solely on music. 22 years into its run and after spawning 14 compilation albums, the institution – and for that matter, its...

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Thanks to SNL alum Fred Armisen and Sleater Kinney frontwoman Carrie Brownstein’s cult TV series Portlandia, the sleepy northwestern city of Portland, Oregon has garnered a bit of a reputation in recent years as a...

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Album Review: RL Grime – Void

November 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

At the ripe old age of 23, Los Angeles bass wizard Henry Steinway has been making his fair share of noise, both in the conventional sense and EDM circles at large. With an impressive six...

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There’s been something of a trend occurring the last year or so with the music industry’s elder statesmen. Obviously the Paul McCartneys, Neil Youngs and Rolling Stones of the world have maintained a consistently lofty...

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EP Review: Dreamers – Dreamers

November 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Brooklyn power-trio Dreamers has just dropped their self-titled debut EP and it’s a tight, 4-track set of Strokes-ian garage punk with an irresistibly sun-dappled pop sensibility. Rising from the ashes of their almost-famous mid-‘00s quartet...

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Single Review: Butch Walker – ’21+’

November 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Butch Walker is a man of many talents. Like an ever-increasing number of contemporary artists, he’s tapped into the lucrative racket of writing for artists other than himself. His songwriting credits run the gamut from...

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Love him or hate him, digital crooner T-Pain changed the game. A decade ago, his group Nappy Heads caught the attention of R&B superstar Akon who signed the man whose mother calls him Faheem Rasheed...

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