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EP Review: KT Tunstall – Golden State EP

July 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

In 2014 KT Tunstall moved to Los Angeles to pursue opportunities working on movie soundtracks, as well as to work on her fifth studio album.  The Golden State EP is the first taste of that...

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Neko Case, k.d. lang, and Laura Veirs mightn’t be household names, but these women are accomplished musicians and songwriters who are held in high regard within their respective corners of the music world.  They are...

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Consilience started out in 2011 as just Tasy Hudson playing synthesiser, guitar, and using a loop pedal.  Hudson soon realised that her music would be better conveyed via a more conventional band arrangement, and so...

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EP Review – Lindstrøm – Windings

June 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

If you’re a fan of disco, 80s synth, and electronic music, but feel that you’ve been lacking a musical act that brings all these elements together for you, then the man you need to see...

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Born and raised in California, Margaret Glaspy was involved with music from an early age, and finally cut her teeth around Boston – where she briefly attended the Berklee College of Music – and New...

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Five decades into his career with 40 plus studio albums under his belt, and with an attitude and musical style that earned him the sobriquet “the godfather of grunge”, 70 year-old Neil Young doesn’t need...

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Album Review: Free Pizza – Berlin, DE

June 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

The distinction between an EP and a full-length album is one that is often difficult to draw clearly.  Is the deciding factor runtime?  Is it the number of songs?  Is it how it’s all packaged? ...

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Album Review: Globelamp – The Orange Glow

June 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

If you are going to make indie-folk music that ventures towards alternative rock with a twist of the mystical and psychedelic, there are worse things in the world to be cursed with than the name...

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Album Review: Gojira – Magma

June 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

“Magma causes volcanic eruptions. Lying beneath the ground’s surface, this molten material engages the earth to unleash its own lifeblood.”  So reads Gojira’s website, introducing the French quartet and their sixth studio album, Magma.  Grief...

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Album Review: Jake Bugg – On My One

June 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Precocious is a description that one might easily apply to Jake Bugg.  Before even reaching 20 years of age the Nottingham native already had two albums to his name: 2012’s self-titled effort, which got him...

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Whether the world wants it; whether the world needs it; whether the world is ready for it, the world has it: the great, white, Yeezus.  At least that’s how the start of Jon Bellion’s debut...

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Album Review: Maren Morris – HERO

June 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

HERO is the fourth album from 26 year-old Maren Morris – who released her first record when she was only 15 – and the Nashville based Texan is a bit of a rising star in...

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For curmudgeonly pessimists such as myself – or realists as we prefer to be called – Michael Franti’s relentless, upbeat, and insistent hopefulness can border on the grating.  Sure, it’s pleasant for a time, its...

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