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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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Album Review: Lights – Skin&Earth

September 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

The career of Canadian songbird Lights has been a very pop glazed journey thus far. While her sophomore Siberia release dipped its toes into more acoustic waters than other releases from her repertoire, debut album The Listening and previous studio release Little Machines were dressed in glossy tones and contained more sparkly synths than you...

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Glastonbury’s finest alternative foursome, Reef returned to London last night for what was to be their final show before the outfit return to their studio dwellings to piece together studio album number 5 of their 20+ year career on the British indie scene, and their first full-length release since 2000’s Getaway. The band, led by...

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Single Review: Sam Smith – Too Good At Goodbyes

September 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Sam Smith has been quiet since he was given the honour of recording the James Bond theme song in 2015, ‘Too Good At Goodbyes’ is the first single to be taken from his as yet unannounced second album. It follows from the incredible success of his debut; ‘The Lonely Hour’ in 2014.  The vocal range of Sam Smith...

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Single Review: Zayn – ‘Dusk Till Dawn’

September 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Even though he released his debut solo album last year, it is so hard to think of Zayn and not remember him as the quiet boy who started out on X Factor back in 2010.  This launched his musical career when he was grouped with the gargantuan One Direction, which he later just short of a...

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Album Review: Foo Fighters – Concrete & Gold

September 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

There can be no denying the cultural significance of the Foo Fighters over the last 20 years, who have been at the forefront of rock n roll since many can remember. Concrete & Gold is their ninth studio outing, and sees a band still making headway for their now classically iconic sound.  T-Shirt opens and sets the tone...

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Interview: Newton Faulkner

September 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

6 albums into a career that has spanned 10 years to date, singer, songwriter and guitar extraordinaire Newton Faulkner has had much cause for celebration lately. Not only has he celebrated the milestone and the 10 year anniversary of the release of his phenomenal debut album, Hand Built by Robots, but the musician has also brought...

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Glasgow pop rockers Texas have always been one of my favorite bands. Growing up – and even to this day – the majority of my playlists are occupied by pop tunes of the eighties and nineties with a handful of edgier acts making the cut from time to time. The Glaswegians made a heavy impact...

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