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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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Having received widespread critical acclaim for their début album, The Weird and Wonderful Marmozets, back in 2014, the British quintet certainly set a high standard by which their subsequent releases would be measured. With their sophomore effort, Knowing What You Know Now, the dual-family line up of the MacIntyre siblings – Becca (vocals), Sam (guitar),...

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Album Review: First Aid Kit – Ruins

February 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

First Aid Kit are back: no more waiting to listen to those dreamy harmonies, gentle acoustic guitar melodies and country vibes we fell in love with. The Swedish duo, composed by Johanna and Klara Söderberg, has just released their fourth album Ruins. Rebel Heart, the opener, is a journey. It starts with an unstable melody...

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The Wombats seem to be the only band to have survived the early noughties era of landfill indie. Far from falling by the wayside like their counterparts Pigeon Detectives et al, 2018 sees the release of these Liverpool lad’s fourth album. Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life maintains the early spirit that catapulted The Wombats to indie...

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Album Review: Of Mice & Men – Defy

February 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

With 2014’s Restoring Force it seemed that Californian outfit Of Mice & Men had settled into a stable line-up, while 2016’s Cold World demonstrated that the band was keen to continue experimenting with and developing their sound beyond the usual metalcore template. However, less than three months after Cold World hit the shelves, vocalist and...

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Few days before the half-time show at the 52nd Super Bowl, Justin Timberlake releases his latest album Man of the Woods. Despite the title and the visuals used to promote the record, Man of the Woods is not a country album; instead, it’s named after Timberlake’s son (whose name means “of the Woods”). Besides the album’s name, there...

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Album Review: Shannon Noll – Unbroken

January 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

It’s been a long time between drinks for Shannon Noll, with six years having elapsed since the release of his last album, A Million Suns. Noll’s latest offering, Unbroken, is his first outing with Warner Music Australia, with Noll stating that “this album is more personal than any other before it” as he was granted...

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Album Review: Turin Brakes – Invisible Storm

January 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

With a UK and European tour about to begin over the next month or so, 4-piece folksters Turin Brakes have recently unveiled their eighth studio release, Invisible Storm. The record comes not long after the release of their previous pop-oriented masterpiece, Lost Property which offered fans a string of hits including 96, Keep Me Around...

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Album Review: Craig David – The Time Is Now

January 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

It’s barely one year since Following My Intuition, but Craig David seems to be unstoppable: the UK singer is now ready to release The Time Is Now, his seventh studio album. The Time Is Now, featuring multiple artists, is a composition of music genres, from UK garage, which made Craig David famous, to electronic and...

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Album Review: Porches – The House

January 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Few times I imagined myself dancing in a club in the 80s or 90s, although after opening my eyes I realised I was listening to Porches’ new album, The House, in my room. Synth-pop, alternative, new wave: these are just few of the influences that characterise the third album from Porches (Aaron Maine). Despite the...

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Get Cape Wear Cape Fly has been on a four year long hiatus, in which time Sam Duckworth has cemented himself as an invaluable activist for positive change through numerous projects such as Oxfam’s Blue Project and a run in with the now defunct BNP. Young Adult was a chance for Duckworth to get back to his...

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Album Review: BØRNS – Blue Madonna

January 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

The near three-year wait for Garrett Borns’ second outing under his more stylish moniker of BØRNS was a long one. Fans have waited on tenterhooks since 2015, but with Blue Madonna boasting a Lana Del Rey duet from the get go, the bar is set incredibly high – so has the young American lived up to expectation?...

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Album Review: Django Django – Marble Skies

January 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

It is difficult to describe Django Django music, to label it with one or few genres, therefore trying to classify Marble Skies style is nearly impossible. Django Django’s third album is eclectic, rich of disparate elements and certainly influenced by many music genres. With Marble Skies the London based band returns to sounds that are more...

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