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Album Review: Of Mice & Men – Defy

February 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

With 2014’s Restoring Force it seemed that Californian outfit Of Mice & Men had settled into a stable line-up, while 2016’s Cold World demonstrated that the band was keen to continue experimenting with and developing their sound beyond the usual metalcore template. However, less than three months after Cold World hit the shelves, vocalist and...

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Few days before the half-time show at the 52nd Super Bowl, Justin Timberlake releases his latest album Man of the Woods. Despite the title and the visuals used to promote the record, Man of the Woods is not a country album; instead, it’s named after Timberlake’s son (whose name means “of the Woods”). Besides the album’s name, there...

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Interview: Shannon Noll

February 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Fifteen years ago Shannon Noll was another one of the locals from the small, rural town of Condobolin in New South Wales, but a run on the inaugural season of Australian Idol changed all that. Even though he didn’t take the top spot on Australian Idol, it has meant that he is now known affectionately...

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Music Video: Kylie Minogue – ‘Dancing’

February 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Album Review: Turin Brakes – Invisible Storm

January 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

With a UK and European tour about to begin over the next month or so, 4-piece folksters Turin Brakes have recently unveiled their eighth studio release, Invisible Storm. The record comes not long after the release of their previous pop-oriented masterpiece, Lost Property which offered fans a string of hits including 96, Keep Me Around...

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Album Review: Craig David – The Time Is Now

January 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

It’s barely one year since Following My Intuition, but Craig David seems to be unstoppable: the UK singer is now ready to release The Time Is Now, his seventh studio album. The Time Is Now, featuring multiple artists, is a composition of music genres, from UK garage, which made Craig David famous, to electronic and...

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Get Cape Wear Cape Fly has been on a four year long hiatus, in which time Sam Duckworth has cemented himself as an invaluable activist for positive change through numerous projects such as Oxfam’s Blue Project and a run in with the now defunct BNP. Young Adult was a chance for Duckworth to get back to his...

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Album Review: BØRNS – Blue Madonna

January 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

The near three-year wait for Garrett Borns’ second outing under his more stylish moniker of BØRNS was a long one. Fans have waited on tenterhooks since 2015, but with Blue Madonna boasting a Lana Del Rey duet from the get go, the bar is set incredibly high – so has the young American lived up to expectation?...

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Album Review: Django Django – Marble Skies

January 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

It is difficult to describe Django Django music, to label it with one or few genres, therefore trying to classify Marble Skies style is nearly impossible. Django Django’s third album is eclectic, rich of disparate elements and certainly influenced by many music genres. With Marble Skies the London based band returns to sounds that are more...

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Album Review: Anderson East – Encore

January 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Two-and-a-half-years ago Anderson East released his major label début, Delilah. With that record, East demonstrated a compelling blend of rhythm and blues, soul, and Americana, and a voice that perfectly matched the musical style that resulted. When much new music can feel like a stale rehashing of the current big trends it made for a...

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Album Review: Charli XCX – Pop 2

December 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pop 2 is the second mixtape that Charli XCX has released this year, too much if you ask me. And “too much” are the two words that I would use to describe the record, there is too much of everything: distorted and modified vocals, jumps from one rhythm to another, and collaborations, thirteen in a...

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Album Review: Eminem – Revival

December 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Two decades ago, when he first rose to prominence with The Slim Shady LP, rapper Eminem – aka Marshall Mathers III – attracted as much attention for his darkly comic characters and personas as for his skills at twisting and spitting rhymes at lightning speed. Now, as Mathers releases his ninth studio album, Revival, he...

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Under the Radar, Vol. 2 is the second part of Robbie Williams’ project started in 2014 (with Under the Radar, Vol. 1) to gather unique demos and unreleased tracks which didn’t make the cut in the past. While Run It Wild, one of the promotional singles of the album, is a dive in the 80s...

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