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American eccentric rockers The Mars Volta make their long-awaited return this week with the bands sixth studio album Noctourniquet and the sturdy 13 track stunner is a perfect and committed follow up to the bands last release, 2009’s Octahedron. The band cast Noctourniquet out with a ‘concept album’ label firmly attached to it and although the...

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Album Review: Miike Snow – Happy To You

March 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Miike Snow are a Stockholm-formed, three piece outfit that first hit the mainstream scene back in early 2009 with thier debut self titled record. With band members Christian Karlsson and Pontus Winnberg already sustaining a lucrative career behind the scenes as award winning producers, notably for Britney Spears’ mega-hit Toxic as well as working with...

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Radio Music Society is the upcoming studio record for American multi-instrumentalist, Esperanza Spalding. Hailing from Portland, Oregan, the Jazz singer has already wowed audiences the world over and won over critics with her previous releases, Junjo and Esperanza, but it was 2010’s Chamber Music Society that really put the star on the musical map and...

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Doris Day burst onto the entertainment radar way back in 1939 when she began her career as a big band singer. Things didn’t take off for Day until her 1945 hit Sentimental Journey catapulted her into the celebrity stratosphere. Known equally for her acting abilities as she was for her music, Doris Day went on...

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US singing superstar Michael Bolton sees in a successful 2012 with the release of a greatest hits collection quite different to previous hits releases that the star has offered us in years past. Gems is a double CD collection that unites Bolton’s career spanning successes with a new array of classic numbers performed alongside some...

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Album Review: Lionel Richie – Tuskegee

March 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

Lionel Richie has paired up with some of the biggest names in music to celebrate his expansive catalogue of hits that have paved his impressive 45 years in music with the release of Tuskegee. 14 tracks are pieced together to create the new collection seeing Richie performing alongside some of the greats in the industry....

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Album Review: Lights – Siberia

March 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Sophomore albums have always been regarded as a test in any artists longevity. Over the years there have been many cases of the one album wonders – as soon as that second album lands we may get one mediocre single and they vanish. If a successful follow up can be secured then the chances of...

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Album Review: Wallis Bird – Wallis Bird

March 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Irish singer-songwriter Wallis Bird is approaching the release of her third studio album which is released this coming Monday. The release of her latest self titled collection continues Bird’s successful journey that has been graced with critical acclaim and live support slots to some of the UK’s top acts including The Feeling, Gabrielle and Rodrigo...

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The Boss is back! American rock icon Bruce Springsteen makes his long awaited return this month with the latest album to be added to the music veterans enormous catalogue. Wrecking Ball is a superbly crafted return to form for Springsteen and an album that has come with its fair share of challenges, notably for being...

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Album Review: Cast – Troubled Times

February 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Back in the early nineties when the Brit-pop movement was at its peak Cast were one of the defining bands to make the genre internationally recognized and they have always been considered one of the founding bands of the era. Along with peers like Echo and the Bunnymen, Blur, Supergrass and Suede, they found a...

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Album Review: The Fray – Scars And Stories

February 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

American rock heavyweights The Fray make the long awaited return this month with the highly anticipated new record, Scars and Stories. It’s been 3 years since we heard anything from The Fray and the absence has been felt but made up ten fold with a collection of brand new, inspiring numbers of indie-rock at its...

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Album Review: Jodie Marie – Mountain Echo

February 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

Welsh starlet Jodie Marie is setting her sights on the top. Having already offered us two stunning tracks as a teaser to her debut album, the 20 year old songbird from small town Pembrokeshire is about to release her first full length record in the country drenched form of Mountain Echo. The star, who proved...

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Album Review: Katie Melua – Secret Symphony

February 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

Georgia-born singer Katie Melua adds yet another string to her bow this year with the release of her 5th studio album appropriately titled Secret Symphony and that string is quite literal in the case of this sweetly composed project which sees the singer performing with a full orchestra. Famed for her pitch perfect and faultless...

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