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Album Review: Morcheeba – Blaze Away

June 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

90s electronic stalwarts Morcheeba are back with their ninth studio album; Blaze Away, a more mellow affair that blends ambient soul with ambient bass notes. Following a brief split in 2003, the band now consists solely of Skye Edwards and Ross Godfrey after the departure of his brother Paul in 2014.  Despite being regularly described as an...

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Album Review: Lily Allen – No Shame

June 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

There has been much publicised about Lily Allen’s personal life since her emergence in 2006, but on fourth album; No Shame, Allen has been able to channel everything she has weathered into yet another high point in her career. Allen’s cockney charm and honest opinions remain at the heart of everything she does, making for a record...

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Album Review: Neko Case – Hell-On

June 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Singer Neko Case has always been a little backward in coming forward, blending seemingly personal narrative arcs with dreamlike whimsy to create intoxicating, aural elixirs. While most of her output as a solo artist has been in the vein of alt-country, 2013’s (wordily titled) The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I...

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Album Review: Snow Patrol – Wilderness

June 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

It’s been the better part of seven years since Snow Patrol last released an album of new material, which is a virtual eternity in the contemporary music industry, and twelve years since Eyes Open rocketed up the charts off the back of international smash hit, Chasing Cars. The quintet’s seventh studio album, Wilderness, again sees...

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Nostalgia was out on full display last night as one of Scotland’s finest outfits dominated the capital with a performance of late nineties/early noughties hits that have evidently stood the test of time. Travis – led by down to earth, raspy voiced front-man Fran Healy – played the second of two shows at the prestigious...

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Over seven years have passed since Latin superstar Shakira last played a London stage. In that time she has grown her catalogue of hits through the release of both Spanish (2010’s Sale el Sol) and English (2014’s Shakira) language releases and also found time to raise a family of 2 boys with Spanish football husband,...

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Album Review: Charlie Puth – Voicenotes

June 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

After the global success of See You Again (with Wiz Khalifa), a debut album that was not that brilliant and multiple collaborations with other artists as a songwriter, Charlie Puth has finally released his sophomore album: Voicenotes. The Way I Am opens up with some cliché lyrics “I’ma tell ’em all that you could either...

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Album Review: Tove Styrke – Sway

May 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Probably not everyone is familiar with Tove Styrke, but you should! Especially after her latest release Sway. Tove Styrke is a Swedish electropop singer and songwriter who gained popularity thanks to her participation to Swedish Idol 2009. Since then, she released two studio albums Tove Styrke and Kiddo, and her latest project Sway. Sway is a personal album...

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Frank Turner, as a solo artist, just released his seventh studio album, Be More Kind. This album is mainly divided in two parts, one about politics and topics as Brexit and Trump, and one about general world problems, as environmental disasters. Although in Be More Kind Frank Turner confronts with such relevant subjects, he is...

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There are so many strings to the bow of Benjamin Drew; aka Plan B, whether it be singing, acting or producing this is a man with a lot on his plate at all times. Eight years on from the Defamation of Strickland Banks record that propelled him into the limelight, he’s back with a record that potentially...

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Speak Your Mind is the debut album from the chart-topping (and also hyphenated) singer, Anne-Marie. It follows a plethora of hits such as her collaboration with Clean Bandit, which helped propel her into the mainstream conscious. In a very crowded pop landscape, Anne-Marie is able to stick to her guns and not be ashamed of her...

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Album Review: Reef – Revelation

May 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Long has passed since last Reef studio album (18 years) and some may have forgot the English band, but their fifth record Revelation is here to refresh your memory or maybe make you fall in love for the first time. The opener Revelation may fool you: the title-track is heavily inspired by AC/DC recognisable style....

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After stepping in to headline Glastonbury in 2015, it’s been all quiet on the Florence & The Machine front. A radio silence over the past 3 years was broken by the news their 4th album would be released next month. Ahead of their upcoming support slots for none other than The Rolling Stones, Florence assembled...

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