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Album Review: Thea Gilmore – Murphy’s Law

September 8, 2010 | 0 Comments

Oxfordshire born folk singer songwriter Thea Gilmore has been in the game for over ten years now and in that time has established herself as an acclaimed artist on the folk/pop circle after releases such as Songs From The Gutter, last years Strange Communion and her 1998 debut, Burning Dorothy and in that time gained...

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Album Review: James – The Morning After

September 6, 2010 | 0 Comments

Formed way back in 1982, Brit-pop rockers James have enjoyed an almost 30 year career as one of the founders of Britain’s indie popularity. Having enjoyed their peak in the nineties, the band have created some remarkable records including Laid, Come Home and Sit Down. After the bands April 2010 release of The Night Before,...

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Album Review: The Charlatans – Who We Touch

September 5, 2010 | 0 Comments

Having survived their fair share of downfalls and dud releases throughout the years as well as the death of keyboardist Rob Collins in the nineties, The Charlatans are an indie spectacle that are still able to make anthemic and credible records after a career covering over 20 years. Though the days of number one singles...

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Album Review: Kirsty Almeida – Pure Blue Green

September 4, 2010 | 0 Comments

Pure Blue Green is the stunning debut album from one of the UK’s finest singers and eccentric entertainers, Kirsty Almeida. Hot on the heels of Almeida’s recent single release, Spider, Pure Blue Green is a full length glimpse into the wonder and sublime genius of one of the industry’s latest talent discoveries. With the whimsical...

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Superbad’s Michael Cera is a one of the years teen film favorites and the acting industry’s brightest new stars and adding further justification to that statement, August welcomes the release of Cera’s latest project, which is already proving to be the years most anticipated teen rock headbangers, Scott Pilgrim Vs The World. Of course a...

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Following the recent release of his debut single Tapdance, The Blue Eyed Shark Experiment releases the outstanding parent album and tasty soundtrack to the soon to be fading summer sunshine, The Fluffer. The years have been turbulent for the worldly musician. From losing his father at the the age of eight through to being diagnosed...

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Album Review: Arcade Fire – The Suburbs

August 12, 2010 | 0 Comments

I have to admit that I was a little hesitant about Arcade Fire’s latest offering, The Suburbs. I have never really had any inclination to becoming part of the Canadian indie groups fan-base, particularly after a rude encounter with the ginger locked string maestro, Richard Reed Parry, back in 2006 rather scarred my opinion of...

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Cleethorpes indie trio, Orphan Boy, have recently released their new single Popsong which provided us with a catchy and melodic teaser into what’s in store with the bands latest album, Passion, Pain and Loyalty which saw its release this week. Popsong is a great release for the fairly newbie band and the parent record is...

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Album Review: Verona Chard – Fever

July 27, 2010 | 0 Comments

Bristol born, Bath raised jazz songstress Verona Chard has released her new album Fever. Fever is a collection of jazz classics and interpretations with Chard covering songs by artists including Elton John, Cole Porter, Stephen Sondheim and Rodgers & Hart. Chard has a rather captivating voice and Fever gives her the perfect opportunity to swagger...

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Hackney born rapper Professor Green releases his much anticipated latest record Alive Till I’m Dead this week and with a couple of tasty singles already having made a triumphant impact in the charts this year, the record has got off to a successful start. Alive Till I’m Dead puts to good use Green’s contacts within...

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Kansas born singer Janelle Monae is no stranger to dramatics. Born and raised in Kansas City she moved to New York at an early age to enroll in the prestigious and prolific, American Musical and Dramatic Academy. Deciding to leave behind her aspirations of a career on Broadway, Monae left the Big Apple for pastures new...

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Back in the heyday of the late 90’s Britpop scene, Kula Shaker were due to become the next big thing. They had a blast of success with the release of their 1996 debut number one record, K, and the album seemed like the perfect induction into the world of excess. The band even overtook the...

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Album Review: Dr John – Tribal

June 28, 2010 | 0 Comments

Dr John seems to have been around forever. With a career spanning six decades he is a true veteran of a genre that he has played a significant role in keeping alive. The New Orleans R&B virtuoso presents us this week with his new record titled Tribal and though it’s a predictable release from the...

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