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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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Album Review: Bleachers – Gone Now

June 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

It is popularly held that it is better not to see how laws or sausages are made. For the average punter, artistic endeavours can probably be added to the list. At this point, you are...

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Before listening to Power, I wouldn’t have been able to pick the women of Little Mix out of a line-up. As far as musical introductions go, Power – the fourth single from the quartet’s successful...

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Following the success of his 2015 début album, Trapsoul, 24-year-old Bryson Tiller was always going to be at risk of falling into the dreaded sophomore album slump. With his second studio album, True to Self,...

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Album Review: Rise Against – Wolves

June 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Punk rock has always been known for its pithy compositional style, which is why it feels odd to make the comment that a punk record feels long. Clocking in at a hair’s breadth over 40...

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With the release of the single, In My Blood, twelve months ago, Australian twin-popsters Lisa and Jessica Origliasso, better known as The Veronicas, started the process of softening the ground for the release their fourth...

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Album Review: Shakira – El Dorado

June 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Listening to an album that is performed in a language you don’t speak is an interesting experience. On the one hand, the incomprehensibility of the lyrics frees you to simply enjoy a song’s rhythms and...

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Most people would consider five years a long time but in the world of popular culture and pop music, it is positively an eternity. Yet, that is how long it has been since Britain’s Rita...

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Single Review: Muse – ‘Dig Down’

May 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

From the colours and font of the cover art, to the music video that pays homage to some classic cinematic moments, English three-piece Muse give more than a knowing wink and nod to the 1980s...

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Album Review: Papa Roach – Crooked Teeth

May 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Crooked Teeth, the ninth studio album from Californian hard-rock outfit Papa Roach, is an odd little record – and it is a little record, consisting of only 10 songs and lasting just over half-an-hour. There’s...

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