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Interview: Trixie Mattel

March 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

::: SPOILER ALERT ::: American singer-songwriter Trixie Mattel found fame on the seventh season of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Aside from her comedy credentials on the Viceland show that she shares with Katya Zamalodchikova; Trixie somehow finds the time to be a successful musical performer. Having been crowned this past week as winner of RuPaul’s Drag...

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Everything Was Beautiful, and Nothing Hurt is the fifteenth studio album by the prolific Moby. In fact, since 2016 the American musician has released four albums addressing his political view. In in These Systems Are Failing (2016) and More Fast Songs About the Apocalypse (2017) Moby addressed his thoughts about USA internal and external political...

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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: Vance Joy – Nation of Two

March 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Having convincingly crashed through into the mainstream with the surprise hit Riptide in 2013 – which took out the top spot in Triple J’s Hottest 100 for that year – and his début album Dream Your Life Away in 2014, it’s a little surprising that it has taken Australian singer-songwriter James Keogh – professionally known...

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Tearing At The Seams is the third studio album by Nathaniel Rateliff And The Night Sweats, a Denver based band created in 2013. Through this extremely personal record, Nathaniel Rateliff And The Night Sweats showcase their musical maturity and elegance. Shoe Boot is the perfect opener, with its one minute and thirty seconds of instrumental...

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Album Review: Calum Scott – Only Human

February 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

After reaching notoriety by participating at Britain’s Got Talent in 2015 and publishing few singles throughout the last two years, Calum Scott is finally ready to release his debut album Only Human. The record opens with a slow love ballad If Our Love Is Wrong, characterised by personal and sentimental lyrics; and it then shifts...

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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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