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Album Review: JLS – Evolution

November 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

The X Factor gauntlet has done amazing things for some of Britain’s rising talent over the past few years. JLS are one of the best examples that show that you don’t have to win the national singing competition to come out on top. With over 6 million records sold, five number one singles under their...

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Brit poppers Madness have been enjoying quite a successful 12 months on the UK performance circuit. Not only have the 7 piece band, fronted by hat donning eccentric vocalist Suggs, played a fundamental role in the Queens Diamond Jubilee concert, performing on the rooftop of Buckingham Palace, they were also invited along as key performers...

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Album Review: Calvin Harris – 18 Months

October 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

Over the course of the past 18 months, as he has appropriately titled his latest studio album, super producer Calvin Harris has been building a portfolio of work that would make any of his producer peers glow green with envy. Working with the cream of the hip hop and pop crop has helped the musician...

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Album Review: Macy Gray – Talking Book

October 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

American R&B superstar Macy Gray seems to be churning out records rather frequently these days. Having released her last album a mere 6 months ago the raspy voiced singer is back with another record and although it seems like the singer is fixated on releasing cover records these days, this time it is covers collection...

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Kylie Minogue, or simply Kylie, is without doubt Australia’s most iconic and celebrated artist. She is so celebrated that the UK adopted the starlet as one of our own back in the nineties, welcoming the singer into their hearts following her venture into one of music’s most prolific recording partnerships. Stock, Aitkin & Waterman helped...

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Album Review: Kosheen – Independence

October 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Independence is the brand new album for one of the UK’s premier dance acts, Kosheen. Kosheen first broke the mainstream market a decade ago with the release of their critically acclaimed debut album, Resist. 2001 was the year that Kosheen really got to shine and show the world their potential.  Resist saw them reach dizzying...

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Album Review: Dappy – Bad Intentions

October 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

Dappy first found national fame as the confident and slick chullo wearing front man of hip hop trio N-Dubz alongside his fellow band mates Fazer and X-Factor judge Tulisa. With a string of hits including Best Behaviour, Girls and the groups Top 5 hit I Need You as well as sold out arena tours firmly...

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Album Review: Taylor Swift – Red

October 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

Until recent years Country Music was listened to with hesitance in the UK. The once uncool genre has, over the years, become a beacon of popularity with the likes of Shania Twain, Lady Antebellum and Carrie Underwood all flying the flag of twang and heartbreak for our American counterparts. Though the genre has changed dramatically...

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Martha Tilston returns with her brand new record this month. Poetically titled Machines of Love and Grace the title alone sets the mood for what is contained within the 11 track collection the singer has offered us. Having a 2 year gap between this and her last release, Lucy and the Wolves, Tilston has been...

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Album Review: Lawson – Chapman Square

October 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

Four piece pop-rock outfit Lawson seem to be on a steady path to success as they approach the release of their debut album this month. The foursome are hitting all the right notes with critics and gaining themselves quite the following. Impressing pop heavyweight Will Young, the band were invited along with the crooner to...

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Album Review: Olly Knights – If Not Now, When

October 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

If Not Now, When is the candid question sketched alongside a picture of an astronaut on the cover of the stunning new solo record by Olly Knights. It is a question that I am sure the singer-songwriter has pondered for a while now. Though the name may not ring any bells with some (yet), fans...

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Album Review: Leona Lewis – Glassheart

October 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

Six years after her performance on the X Factor, Leona Lewis returns this week with her highly anticipated third studio album, Glassheart, the follow up to 2009’s Echo. Lewis first won the world over with her debut record Spirit. The singer, a shy receptionist from the North London suburb of Islington, found herself as the...

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Album Review: Diana Krall – Glad Rag Doll

October 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Canadian Jazz maestro and vocal songstress Diana Krall reignites the flame of easy listening Jazz once again this month with the release of her 11th studio record, Glad Rag Doll, an album which sees Krall uniting her distinctive vocal tones with a collection of some of music’s finest pennings from the 20’s and 30’s to...

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