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Album Review – Wild Cub – Closer

September 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Closer is the second album from Nashville five-piece Wild Cub, a playful and rousing follow-up to their debut back in 2014. The band have graced the stages of American TV which saw them selling out arenas, and on Closer the band maintain a powerful momentum.  Wild Cub know the power of one good single and on Magic, they appear to...

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Album Review: Foo Fighters – Concrete & Gold

September 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

There can be no denying the cultural significance of the Foo Fighters over the last 20 years, who have been at the forefront of rock n roll since many can remember. Concrete & Gold is their ninth studio outing, and sees a band still making headway for their now classically iconic sound.  T-Shirt opens and sets the tone...

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The current line up of Orchestral Maneuvers In The Dark (OMD); Andy McCluskey (vocals, keys and bass), Paul Humphreys (keys and vocals), Martin Cooper (Keys) and Stuart Kershaw (drums) release their thirteenth studio album since their formation back in 1978. The Punishment Of Luxury takes its name from a late 19th century painting by Giovanni...

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Album Review: Nick Mulvey – Wake Up Now

September 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Having studied ethnomusicology at the University of London and performed in the jazz and world music infused ensemble, Portico Quartet, it is probably not too surprising that Nick Mulvey offers a slightly different take on the standard singer-songwriter sound. Sure, there’s plenty of acoustic guitar and lyrics that deal with the personal or political, but...

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Album Review: Sparks – Hippopotamus

September 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

If you like your music to have a wry sense of humour and include references to exotic animals, 15th-century Dutch painters, classic automobiles, anonymous literature, and tragic Shakespearean characters, then Sparks have you covered. And that’s just with the eponymous track, Hippopotamus, from their 23rd studio album. Since emerging from the LA music scene in...

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Album Review: Mogwai – Every Country’s Sun

September 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dominic Aitchison (bass), Stuart Braithwaite (guitar, vocals), Martin Bulloch (drums) and Barry Burns (keyboard, computer, guitar) make up the Scottish group Mogwai, who release their ninth studio album, Every Country’s Sun, in their two decade plus long career. Dave Fridmann, who has worked with The Flaming Lips, MGMT, Tame Impala, Neill Finn and OKGo to...

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Album Review: Jake Bugg – Hearts That Strain

September 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

It sounds like music comes very naturally to Jake Bugg, but he has been honing his skills since he first picked up a guitar at age 12.  That hard work earned him his slot at Glastonbury Festival in 2011, when he was just 17!  Bugg’s self-titled debut album was released the following year, and 5...

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Album Review: Neil Young – Hitchhiker

September 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Forty-one years ago, on August 11 1976, Neil Young entered Indigo Studios in Malibu, along with his long-standing studio collaborator David Brings, and committed ten acoustic tracks to tape over the course of a single evening, with Young only pausing – according to his memoir – to partake of substances his mother would probably prefer...

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Album Review: The Script – Freedom Child

September 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

It’s been a couple of months since The Script released their lead single, Rain – and what a fantastic song that is.  Since then, they have teased fans with promotional tracks Written in the Scars and Love Not Lovers.  After an unbearable wait since No Sound Without Silence, The Script have finally released their 5th studio album, Freedom Child. Freedom...

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Album Review: Anna of the North – Lovers

September 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Anna of the North developed out of a chance encounter between Norwegian Anna Lotterud and New Zealander Brady Daniell-Smith in a bar in Melbourne. Lotterud – who impulsively travelled to Australia after an anonymous customer implored her to abandon her life of routine and normalcy, and to expand her horizons – was out mending a...

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Album Review: Tori Amos – Native Invaders

September 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

As one of the most celebrated and respected songwriters of our generation, Tori Amos has carved one of the most impressive catalogues of any musical act in history. Her personal odes mixed with observational tributes to life have brought to life some of the greatest masterpieces in music. Ever since Amos erupted onto the singer-songwriter...

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Album Review: LCD Soundsystem – American Dream

September 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

There’s a lot of iconic things from the past making comebacks in 2017 – from Twin Peaks to the Crystal Maze – but the return of LCD Soundsystem from the ether is one that feels more significant than all the rest combined. James Murphy and Co were prolific in the coverage of their demise in...

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Album Review: Shane Filan – Love Always

September 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Shane Filan is undoubtedly best known for his work as one of the lead singers of Westlife, a career spanning from 1998 to 2012, after some pretty persistent calls from Filan’s mother to Louis Walsh.  With Love Always being the third solo album under his belt, Filan has more than earned his place as an incredible artist with...

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