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In 2012, Brisbane’s Danny Harley established himself as The Kite String Tangle, and by 2014 he had earned himself an ARIA nomination for Best Breakthrough Artist, played Groovin’ The Moo and The Falls Festival, and...

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Single Review: Garbage – ‘No Horses’

July 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Coinciding with the release of their autobiography, This Is the Noise That Keeps Me Awake, and their Rage and Rapture tour with seminal new-wave outfit Blondie, Garbage has released the dark, dystopian single No Horses....

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Album Review: LANY – LANY

July 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

It’s pronounced lay-nee, and it is an acronym for Los Angeles New York. With a name implying transcontinental aspirations, you may well expect LANY to draw heavily upon the disparate musical styles that the United...

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Album Review: TLC – TLC

July 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Following the death of Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes in a car accident fifteen years ago, her TLC bandmates – Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas – promised to leave her position in the group...

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With the lead single, One of Us, from her 1995 début album Relish, Joan Osborne had a brief dalliance with mainstream success, but it wasn’t to convert into long-term name recognition for her. Since then...

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Album Review: DJ Khaled – Gratitude

July 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

It is generally accepted that having a young child makes parents – especially first-time parents – a little crazy. Khaled Mohamed Khaled, best known by the moniker DJ Khaled, has taken that new parent weirdness...

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Album Review: Imagine Dragons – EVOLVE

July 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Radioactive was one of the inescapable songs of the past half-decade, heard everywhere from commercial radio to corporate presentations. It wouldn’t quite be fair to say that Imagine Dragons have been coasting along on the...

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Album Review: Fleet Foxes – Crack-Up

July 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

It has been a long time between drinks for fans of Seattle’s Fleet Foxes, with six years elapsing since the group released their sophomore album, Helplessness Blues. In mid-2013 the band posted on their Facebook...

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Album Review: alt-J – RELAXER

June 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

If I were to write something in CAPITAL LETTERS, you may well think I was shouting it at you and your fellow readers. With this in mind, it is interesting that English trio alt-J have...

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England’s Royal Blood established themselves in 2014 as purveyors of meaty hard rock, with their self-titled début album, while their sound and artistry drew comparisons to Jack White, and Joshua Homme and Queens of the...

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Prolific is an adjective that seemed natural to apply to Alaskan group Portugal. The Man as they released a full-length album each year between 2006 and 2011. After it took two years to release 2013’s...

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Having announced a hiatus in October 2015, Lady Antebellum barely made it 14 months before releasing new music in the form of You Look Good, the lead single for Heart Break, the Nashvillian trio’s sixth...

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Due to her distinctive style and strong stage presence, Stevie Nicks often springs front of mind when thinking of Fleetwood Mac, but the songwriting of Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie were driving forces behind the...

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