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A red carpet welcome met Balham boys Turin Brakes tonight as the one-time duo of Olly Knights and Gale Paridjanian turner foursome, with the addition of Rob Allum on drums and Eddie Myer on bass, set their acoustic sights on the eloquent and world famous London Palladium, right in the heart of the capital. The...

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Album Review: Black Milk – Fever

March 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Black Milk is the professional moniker of hip-hop producer, and rapper, Curtis Cross. Hailing from Detroit, the thirty-four-year-old Cross mightn’t be a household name, but that fact does not reflect his skills or work ethic. In the decade-and-a-half that Cross has been professionally active, he has collaborated on over a half-dozen albums with other artists,...

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Album Review: Erasure – World Beyond

March 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

80s stalwarts Erasure have classically reworked their most recent album in order to create World Beyond, made in cooperation with a group of ‘post-classical’ musicians named Echo Collective. The result is a more refined incarnation, and a bold step in a slightly different direction.  Anybody who remembers Erasure from the good old days will no doubt reference...

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Flaunting a brand new record still fresh on the digital shelves and from hitting the number one spot on the UK charts, Hackney soul siren Paloma Faith returned to the forefront of the British music scene a brand new woman at the end of 2017. The aforementioned album – the widely acclaimed, The Architect –...

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Album Review: MGMT – Little Dark Age

February 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

The New York stalwart’s of strange pop have once again landed from outer space! Long story short, MGMT’s fourth record Little Dark Age is here. Recorded by the band and long term collaborator; Dave Friddman, it’s an album of psychedelic twists and turns that will potentially leave you wondering what life inside the MGMT hive-mind entails. Everyone...

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Performing to packed arenas is something that has been coming naturally to The Script for a number of years now so selling out two shows at the iconic O2 Arena is all in a days work for front man Danny O’Donoghue and his band mates. With 5 studio albums under their belts and currently on...

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Album Review: Sarah Blasko – Depth of Field

February 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

As a fan, my relationship to the music of Sarah Blasko has always been defined by a degree of ambivalence. While I highly regarded her début album, The Overture and the Underscore, this regard was undercut by the sense that a number of mind-blowingly amazing tracks were the ones doing all the heavy lifting. What...

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Erasure has sold more than 25 million albums in its 30 year history, and is one of the most successful bands of the late 1980’s and mid 90’s. Formed in London in 1985, the synthpop duo comprised of Andy Bell (vocals) and Vince Clarke (keyboards) have achieved 24 top 40 hits in the UK by...

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Emo scene stalwarts Dashboard Confessional are back with their first new material in eight years, Crooked Shadows is the seventh record from the Florida natives. This record sees them still confident in their refusal to adhere to the status quo, something they are all the better for.  Speaking about opening track; We Fight, frontman Chris Carrabba says it’s about...

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Album Review: Rae Morris – Someone Out There

February 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Someone Out There is the second album by Rae Morris. Three years from Unguarded, the British singer delivers a new outstanding record highlighting her hypnotic and radiant voice. Someone Out There reveals another side of Rae Morris, who experiments with a more electro-pop style.  Push Me to My Limit, first track of the album, doesn’t...

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Having crossed paths on the European tour circuit, Americans Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa started a musical love affair that was consummated when Hart provided vocals for No Love on the Street from Bonamassa’s 2011 album, Dust Bowl. This relationship was further developed later that year with the release of the collaborative album, Don’t Explain....

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Album Review: AWOLNATION – Here Come The Runts

February 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Here Come The Runts signifies AWOLNATION’s return to music some three years after the release of their second record. For those of you who are perhaps unfamiliar with the group, their main success came in the form of mega-hit Sail, the dizzying heights of which AWOLNATION have fallen more than a little short of here. Right from the...

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After some formation changes (departure of Nick McCarthy and arrival of Julian Corrie) and five years of waiting, Franz Ferdinand are back with their fifth studio album Always Ascending. In this ten tracks record, the Scottish band experimented with new sounds and has transformed their traditional indie rock genre. The title track Always Ascending opens...

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