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Album Review: Kesha – Rainbow

August 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

The return of Kesha feels like a key music moment for this decade. Having gone through some of the worst and most public pain imaginable, the 30-year-old Californian refuses to be seen as a victim – refusing to bend to the will of the world. Rainbow is more than just a record, it has the power to...

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Music Video: Steps ‘Neon Blue’

August 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

With their third album, Worlds Apart, Perth sextet Make Them Suffer find themselves reduced to a quintet. This reduction in numbers isn’t the only change to have occurred since the release of the group’s sophomore effort, Old Souls, in 2015. Sean Harmanis’ coarse vocals and the rhythmic bludgeoning of Nick McLernon’s guitar and Tim Madden’s...

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Album Review: Meg Mac – Low Blows

August 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Low Blows is the debut studio album released by Megan McInerney, with the stage name diminution of Meg Mac. Aptly recorded in Texas as well as her home country Australia, she colorizes her music with a mix of blues, gospel, soul and rock- all genres that have strong roots in America’s South. If I had...

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Interview: Eliza and the Bear

August 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

London-based 5-piece outfit Eliza and the Bear have returned with latest single Higher. The band, who were formerly signed to Capitol Records are now going down the independent path, having recently split from the major label. Their return has also marked a new musical direction for the boys who have shaken off their indie roots...

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Album Review: Arcade Fire – Everything Now

August 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

With their art-school sensibilities, Canadian sextet Arcade Fire has never been to everybody’s taste. But over the course of the group’s career, their morphing sound has justifiably earned them a loyal fan-base, and plenty of critical acclaim. With their fifth album, Everything Now, Arcade Fire has doubled down on the synthy sound of 2013’s Reflektor,...

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The Chicago rap scene is one of the finest in the world, and sat on the throne is one Vic Mensa. After a number of impressive mixtapes and EPs under his belt, The Autobiography signifies Mensa’s technical first studio album. Over the course of the record, Mensa covers deeply personal issues such as the deaths of friends...

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EP Review: Nine Inch Nails – Add Violence

July 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Nine Inch Nails will soon mark their 3rd decade as a band, and having outlasted many of their predecessors; they’re still showing no signs of calming down. Add Violence is only the third EP to be released during the bands history, with frontman Trent Reznor delivering a succinct five track journey through the classic NIN sound.  Less...

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Album Review: The Vamps – Night & Day

July 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Night & Day offers an EDM infused pop rock sound, catchy hooks, singable melodies, all wrapped up in the adorable heart throb package of Bradley Simpson (lead vocals, guitar), James McVey (guitar, vocals), Connor Ball (bass, vocals) and Tristan Evans (drums, vocals) also known as The Vamps. Following the great success of the single All...

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The last time we caught Katie Melua live was several years ago when the singer performed an exceptional set at Hammersmith’s Eventim Apollo (or the Hammersmith Apollo as it was formerly known). Performing tracks from her then-new studio album The House, Melua delivered an exceptional set for fans and so it was with delight that...

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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. The Wisconsin based quartet have never been ones to adhere closely to convention, and indeed No Horses is almost the...

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Sad core, mysterious and vintage beauty, Lana Del Rey, returns with her fourth album, Lust For Life. This highly anticipated album features the likes of The Weeknd, A$AP Rocky, Playboi Carti, Stevie Nicks and Sean Ono Lennon (who has an eerily familiar vocal tone to that of his father). Lana Del Rey delivers a striking...

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One Republic took to social media to explain to fans that instead of albums, for now the band would simply be putting out singles as and when they felt like it. This new approach has yielded some impressive results thus far, and latest offering Rich Love sees the boys team up with Norwegian trio Seeb.  The Scandinavian...

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