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Album Review: Cut Copy – Haiku From Zero

September 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Back in 2001, a home-recording project was started up by DJ Dan.  This eventually grew to become Cut Copy, with the addition of Tim Hoey, Ben Browning, and Mitchell Scott forming the final lineup.  They have released 4 albums, countless remixes, an EP, and numerous singles.  Their last album, Free Your Mind, was released in 2013.  Since...

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Album Review: Joan Osborne – Songs of Bob Dylan

September 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Tucked away in Manhattan’s Upper East Side is the Café Carlyle, a venue described by singer Joan Osborne as “intimate”. It is here, back in March 2016, that audiences first caught a glimpse of Osborne’s ninth studio album, Songs of Bob Dylan, as she and her creative collaborators – guitarist Jack Petruzzelli and keyboardist Keith...

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Album Review: Chase & Status – Tribe

September 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Chase & Status are the London based drum & bass duo of Will Kennard and Saul Milton who make up the core, with additional members  MC Rage and Andy Gangadeen joining in for live shows.  In the nine years since their first studio album release, they have proved themselves to be big players in the...

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Album Review: Neil Finn – Out of Silence

September 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Out of Silence is touted as Neil Finn’s fourth solo album, which of course it is. But to refer to Out of Silence as an album would be to do a disservice to Finn, arranger Victoria Kelly, and all the musicians and technicians involved. Out of Silence is bottled lightning. It is a record of...

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Album Review: Action Bronson – Blue Chips 700

September 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Former chef turned rapper Action Bronson is back with this second studio record; Blue Chips 7000. As well as hosting his own food show (Fuck That’s Delicious), the New York native also appears in his own comedy documentary – but music is how he got started and it’s good to see how his 2 year gap between albums...

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Fifth Harmony – Fifth Harmony

September 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

In January 2017, Fifth Harmony- Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane and Lauren Jauregui- started work on a new album. Their new album was eponymously named Fifth Harmony as if to affirm their position as a quartet after Camila Cabello’s departure in December 2016 to pursue a solo career. It’s the most dramatic girl group split since Geri left...

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Album Review: Living Colour – Shade

September 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

It has been eight years since New York’s Living Colour last released an album, and four years since the release of the group’s sixth record, Shade, was originally announced. After four years of delays, Shade is finally here and it doesn’t disappoint, delivering a fluid, organic blend of blues, funk, hip-hop, hard-rock and metal, much...

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Album Review: Starsailor – All This Life

September 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Since their reunion in 2014, Starsailor have been busy hitting up the festivals, including Summer in the City, Rock Zottegem, Isle of Wight, and British Summer Time at Hyde Park to name just a few.  With such a busy schedule, it’s no surprise the quartet are only now ready to drop their 5th studio album, not to...

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British guitar extraordinaire Newton Faulkner recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of his debut album, Hand Built By Robots. Released back in 2007, Faulkner’s fresh take on acoustic guitar driven pop numbers came long before the likes of fellow ginger songsmith Ed Sheeran set his sights on world domination. Offering raw, folk dressed pop gems including...

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Most will recognise Martine McCutheon for her role as Natalie in the hugely successful film Love Actually, and so like me, you will probably be surprised to learn that she started off as a singer back in 1999, actually.  Her recording contract was sadly dropped in 2002, however after an interval of fifteen long years from...

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Queens Of The Stone Age are that band with that song you most likely know, but perhaps that’s the only thing you’ve heard from them in their 21 year career. It happens sometimes, you’re late to the party and you miss the best moment, but with the release of Villains – you’re perfectly on time to witness...

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It’s been a busy three and a half years since the last release from The War on Drugs.  During this time, frontman Adam Granduciel has been locked away in the studio, writing, recording, and editing away with the assistance of Dave Hartley, Robbie Bennett, Charlie Hall, Anthony LaMarca, Jon Natchez, and engineer Shawn Everett.  From all this hard work the...

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Eugene Hütz’s Gogol Bordello has been peddling their brand of gypsy-punk for almost two decades now, along the way earning a reputation for offering electrifying live performances, their skills honed thanks to frequent stints on the touring circuit. Except for those deeply enamoured with a band or a particular musical style, something that works in...

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