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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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You’d be wrong; but forgiven, for thinking that the creepy sewer clown from It had started his own band. But California punks Pennywise are only indebted to Steven King’s creature in name. Never Gonna Die is the TWELFTH record from a band who have near religiously released a politically charged record every two years.  Title track Never Gonna Die makes...

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Album Review: Kimbra – Primal Heart

May 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

It’s been nearly seven years since Kiwi songstress Kimbra Johnson, who simply goes by the mononym Kimbra, teamed up with Australian Wally De Backer – who is otherwise known as Gotye – on the song, Somebody That I Used to Know. Taking the world by storm, in no small part thanks to Johnson’s vocal contribution,...

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Album Review: Tinashe – Joyride

May 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

Kentucky born R&B star Tinashe is back with second album Joyride, a sensual yet subtle exploration reminiscent of Sade. But with subtlety, there is a danger of not packing enough of a punch to truly stand out.  The title track is a perfect example of this, by making everything sound understated I don’t feel the passion for...

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The inspirational mind of Janelle Monae is unlike any other. Instead of creating albums; she creates universes, the latest of which we are invited to explore is Dirty Computer. A celebration of audio and visual excellence that uses nods from the past to write the future.  “I’m not that special, I’m broke inside” sings Monae on the title...

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