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Who can forget the eighties! Ok so it was a time that saw far too many fashion casualties, offered not only acceptance but also encouragement to some of the worst hair styles of all time and brought us some of music’s most displeasing however the decade also paved the way for synth based electro pop...

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Album Review: Patrick Wolf – Brumalia

November 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

With not even five months between releases alternative pop prince Patrick Wolf is back with another addition to his ever growing catalogue. This latest offering is Wolf’s fifth studio release but instead of being a full length album, after all his previous record Lupercalia has barely had time to settle within our music collections, the...

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Album Review: Chris Cornell – Songbook

November 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

Soundgarden, Audioslave and Temple of the Dog front man and critically acclaimed solo rock legend Chris Cornell releases his new record this month following a tour that has taken the musician to all corners of the US. Songbook is the musicians fourth solo record and plays a live role within the stars already hefty catalogue...

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Album Review: Charlene Soraia – Moonchild

November 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

With the current music scene feeling pretty dire of late there is always the odd act that slips through the net and creates a buzz so intense that it brightens the dullness of the cloud tainted winter days. Charlene Soraia is such an act that has come along and pricked our ears up to the...

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Fairport Convention vocalist and folk songwriter Sandy Denny may well have passed away some 33 years ago however with a new collaborative venture the musicians spirit and music is still alive and kicking with a spectacular release carried by her Oxfordshire singer songwriter equivalent Thea Gilmore. That release is Don’t Stop Singing, a collaborative collection...

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Following the release of the bands recent studio record Welcome Home Armegeddon, heavy hardcore rockers Funeral For a Friend unleash on us just a little more of their rebellious fury in the form of a tight nine track EP titled See You All In Hell. But this release is so much more than just your...

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With his X Factor presenting slot taking up a large portion of his weekly duties you would think that BBC Radio 2 presenter Dermot O’Leary would be absolutely exhausted by the end of the week but you would be wrong. In fact the Irish born hotties weekend antics are what keeps his engine in full...

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Album Review: Metallica and Lou Reed – Lulu

October 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

Two of musics most iconic heavyweights unite this month for a treat for fans with the release of Lulu. The two acts in question is of course heavy metal gods Metallica and rock singer/songwriter Lou Reed who has been going strong over the past several decades as both a solo artist and front man of...

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Irish rock heavyweights U2 have long been regarded as the greatest band in the world. The four piece have achieved what many before them have failed to and what so many after them have tried to replicate, some coming rather close but none who have been able to match the force behind the Irish juggernaughts....

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Album Review: Erasure – Tomorrow’s World

October 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

You have to admit – we all love a bit of camp every now and then! Erasure were one of the biggest pop exports of the mid to late eighties as they managed to knock out hit after hit and not only crafted but defined an era of music with their fun, energetic approach to...

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Steve Martin is probably better known for his acting and early stand up comedy than he is for his music, though that is beginning to change. As an iconic star of stage and screen he has graced many of the worlds most loved films of the past 30 years including Roxanne, Father Of The Bride...

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Cambridge based four piece indie outfit Isaac’s Aircraft are making their journey into the UK summer music scene with the release of Two Is A Crowd, the bands debut effort and with the melodic release they are off to a fine start. The band have also just taken home the gong for Best Indie/Rock at...

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Album Review: Mr Big – Bitter Streets

June 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

Mr Big, not to be mistaken for the American soft rock band of the same name, have been kicking for the best part of four decades with each of the members having played together since the sixties. The band never really lifted off into mainstream prominence however have instead become quite a cult band over...

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