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With the help of one of the eighties most successful and defining acts, London IndigO2 was taken back in time last night with hits that shaped a generation of music fans and sweetened the landscape of pop music. Belinda Carlisle touched down in the capital; the final UK performance and the very last date of...

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Album Review: P!nk – Beautiful Trauma

October 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

From early on in her solo career, Alecia Moore has cultivated a reputation for being a fiercely independent and outspoken alternative to the “standard” female pop stars who dominated the scene in the late ‘90s and early 2000s. Love her or hate her Moore demanded respect, which she earned with her subsequent successes – built...

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Album Review: Jamie Lawson – Happy Accidents

October 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Happy Accidents is the fourth album from Jamie Lawson, the debut signing to Ed Sheeran’s Gingerbread Man record label. Despite his famous mentor, Lawson manages to carve out a unique narrative of his own. The solemnly styled opener A Little Mercy is the first of many tugs on the old heartstrings, a recurrent theme that will come as...

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Album Review: Liam Gallagher – As You Were

October 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

The reputation of Liam Gallagher shall precede him for eternity. The fierce Mancunian motormouth refuses to bend to the will of the world on anything and everything – including his music. Following on from his time as frontman of the ill-fated Beady Eye, Liam’s first solo record rarely strays too far from familiarity. There’s no...

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Wonderful Wonderful is the fifth album from The Killers, the loveable Las Vegas rogues with tunes in all of the right places. This outing sees Brandon and his boys explore more intriguing avenues that further cement their status as modern icons of rock.  The eponymous track is a moody affair, the bass parts skulk around like...

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As far back as I can think there have been few more iconic, provocative and outright controversial figures in modern music than the self-proclaimed ‘Antichrist Superstar’, Marilyn Manson. During my early exposure to rock and metal music, his dark and twisted gothic anthems would intrigue me and would ultimately influence a lot of what I...

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Album Review: The Horrors – V

October 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Since emerging in 2007 with their goth-meets-garage rock début album, Strange House, English quintet The Horrors have been somewhat restless when it comes to their sound, with each subsequent release seeing the band shift tone. While the synth-heavy, five and six minute compositions of The Horrors’ fifth record, V, may seem a world away from...

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Interview: Jamie Lawson

October 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

As the first ever signing on Ed Sheeran’s record label, Jamie Lawson found himself in the unique position of having one of the biggest stars on hand for advice. Now four album’s in to his career, Lawson is firmly settled in to life as a musician ahead of the release of Happy Accidents. We caught up with...

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Album Review: Fergie – Double Dutchess

October 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Fergie last release a solo record in 2006, so the arrival of Double Dutchess has been an incredibly long time coming. Despite having been teasing fans for years, Fergie’s trademark confidence and charisma hasn’t lost an inch of its impeccable shine.  The regal opening of Hungry hints at the opulence about to unfold, with Rick Ross providing an extra layer...

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The Royal Albert Hall is no stranger to iconic singer-songwriter Tori Amos. Having performed in the opulent venue in the heart of London several times over the course of her career, it has acted as an applaudable stomping ground for the classically trained songstress as she has delivered her sets to adoring fans who often...

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Album Review: Hurts – Desire

October 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Desire is the impressive fourth record from Mancunian duo Hurts, who met outside a nightclub as their friends brawled in the background. A shared love of music brought together Theo Hutchcraft & Adam Anderson, who are still perfectly in tune with one another some 8 years later.  The album opens with lead single Beautiful Ones, a knock-out pop...

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Album Review: Miley Cyrus – Younger Now

October 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

As befits a young adult stepping out into the world on their own, Miley Cyrus has tried out multiple personas and sounds since stepping out of the shadow of the big mouse and the Hannah Montana alter-ego as a teenager in 2007. Mostly these explorations have remained firmly entrenched in pop-music, often perfectly encapsulating the...

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Album Review: Shania Twain – Now (Deluxe Edition)

September 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

There aren’t many artists that could leave the industry and return in such fine form 15 years later but Shania Twain has broken the rules of the music industry before when she become the most successful country artist of all time with the release of international breakthrough album and 40+ million selling record, Come On...

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