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Single Review: Magic! – ‘Rude’

November 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

Rude is the debut release from Magic!, a group led by the Grammy award winning songwriter and producer Nasri Atweh. As one half of The Messengers, a writing/production partnership with Adam Messinger, Atweh has been...

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Anthony Callea has endeavoured to become part of the white noise in department stores in December this year with his upcoming album This is Christmas. Or perhaps instead he envisions his voice providing backing to...

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‘They’re the in-crowd, we’re the other ones. It’s a different kind of cloth that we’re cut from’, declares Eric Church at the beginning of his latest single The Outsiders. To whom Church is referring when...

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A Perfect Circle are to release a greatest hits compilation later this year, which is a rather questionable move considering the fact that there are only twenty-five original songs in the band’s entire catalogue. However,...

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Single Review: Ben Salter – ‘Tremulous’

October 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Tremulous, the latest single from Ben Salter’s recent European Vacation EP, departs starkly from the distinctly Australian brand of folk rock that characterises the majority of his work, providing a much more universal sound. The...

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Album Review: Motörhead – Aftershock

October 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

It’s often the case that bands of a heavier persuasion will forfeit a level of authenticity as they age – the venom that may characterise their catalogue loses its edge when it’s being spat out...

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Album Review: Paul McCartney – New

October 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Paul McCartney, a man whose musical career is so illustrious that I dare not, and need not, try to summarise it in some feeble opening statement, returns this week with New, his 16th solo album....

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Grayson Perry, a musical homage to the visual artist of the same name, is the first single to be heard from The Graphite Set since the release of their impressive debut EP These Streets. Dealing...

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It’s a difficult task commenting on the merits and demerits of a recording of a live performance at which you were not present. It is impossible, whilst sitting here at my desk with a cup...

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Single Review: Pearl Jam – ‘Sirens’

October 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Pearl Jam, one of the original constituents of the Seattle Sound, has released the single Sirens as an appetiser for Lightening Bolt, their first studio album in four years. The flannelette and flowing hair have...

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Album Review: Onslaught – VI

October 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

I should level with readers – my hair isn’t long enough to justify my writing of this review; I’m not wearing black; I have no tattoos; I’m much happier tapping my foot in a blues...

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As Rush, a biopic based on the 1970’s rivalry between European Formula One drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda, opens in cinema’s around the world, its soundtrack also sees its release this month. For anyone...

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It’s been over four decades since they first hit the scene, and with their latest studio album Now, Then & Forever, Earth, Wind & Fire have shown that a propensity to boogie is ageless. The...

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