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Album Review: Texas – Jump On Board

April 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

With 8 albums already under their belts and a string of hits that would make any greatest hits concert a truly enviable live experience for any music fan, Glaswegian pop/rock outfit Texas have proven they are a mainstream mainstay as they have recently unveiled album number 9 with Jump On Board adding to an already...

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Over the course of 40 years Tina Arena has established herself as one of the most celebrated and defining Australian musical exports; a national treasure. Starting out in music at a young age when she caught the attention of her homeland after appearing on Australian talent show, Young Talent Time, Arena became a household name...

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It must certainly have felt like a world away from conquering the pyrotechnic equipped, glitz and glamour of the Eurovision stage for 2015 winner Måns Zelmerlöw, but you would never have thought so after the singer delivered a masterful show for London fans in the quaint setting of the O2 Islington Academy tonight. Performing for...

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The rather appropriate lyric, “It’s been a long, long time coming” opens Way Back, the long-awaited brand new single from TLC, one of musics most successful acts in history, and it couldn’t be a more relevant opening statement from an outfit we thought we would, quite frankly, never hear from again. Thankfully that’s not the...

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During the 90’s when British pop music was hitting a new peak and going through a glossy transformation, Steps were a welcome addition as they erupted onto the scene with ABBA-esque pop hits like Last Thing On My Mind, One For Sorrow, Deeper Shade of Blue and Stomp; all accompanied by memorable dance routines and...

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With a career behind her as one fifth of the best selling girl group of all time, several applauded stints on the West End Stage and a hugely successful solo career that has seen her turn out several studio albums over the past 20 years, you would think that former Spice Girl-turned-solo superstar Melanie C...

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Of all the solo efforts to unveil themselves in 2017 – or within the current decade in fact – Harry Styles’ is probably the most highly anticipated. With One Direction hanging up their hats for all members of the foursome to try their hand at solo ventures, Styles has been pacing himself; quietly putting the...

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The 90’s! The decade really was one of the finest in music, wasn’t it? Ok, sure, a lot of one-hit wonders were offered to us during those fluro-filled ten years when shows like Top of the Pops and Smash Hits educated us on just who we should be obsessed with at any given time, and...

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Album Review: Tall Heights – Neptune

March 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

As with any music genre, cyclical tendencies in folk music seem to appear unavoidably in more ways than others. The psychedelia groovings of the sixties have been reinterpreted in many of the melancholic waves of the nineties much like the funk-driven boogie aura lives in some contemporary pop music of today as it did in...

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Despite having a long musical history as a part of a number of different groups, Freedom Highway is only Rhiannon Giddens’ second solo release under her own name. For her second solo effort, she’s changed things up a little bit; rather than collecting reinterpretations and covers, as she did on her debut Tomorrow Is My...

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Deaf Havana, hailing from the UK, have already built up an large discography in their decade long career. In 2017, the band add another studio album to the list, namely, All These Countless Nights. Their approach to this album seems to be one of open expression both in the candid lyrical content- which delve into...

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Album Review: Kasey Chambers – Dragonfly

January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

The acclaimed Australian song writer and performing artist, Kasey Chambers, is back with a new studio album, Dragonfly. The double album features a wealth of Australian and international talent; Paul Kelly as producer for the first half of the album- the Sing Sing Sessions, Kasey’s brother Nash Chambers, as producer for the second half- the...

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Album Review: Colony House – Only the Lonely

January 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

However you feel about 2016 socially and politically (it’s probably not positive), it’s fairly hard to deny that it was an incredible year for music. However, one genre proves the exception to that, and that genre was rock n’ roll. Outside of a few choice acts like Car Seat Headrest and White Lung, one struggles...

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