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Turin Brakes

Album Review: Turin Brakes – Lost Property

January 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Over the course of the last 15 years, Balham buddies Olly Knights and Gale Paridjanian have turned out a handful of releases that have kept the folk/indie spark burning exceptionally bright. While initially a duo, Olly and Gale welcomed in long-term collaborators, Rob Allum and Eddie Myer to the official Turin Brakes family a couple...

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Featured Artist: Turin Brakes (Part 2)

January 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

As fans prepare themselves for the eagerly awaited new album from Balham boys Turin Brakes at the end of the month, reflection is upon us here at Renowned For Sound as we name the Mercury Music Prize nominees as our latest Feature Artist. The band – which consists of Olly Knights and Gale Paridjanian, as well...

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Featured Artist: Turin Brakes (Part 1)

January 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

With a weighty back catalogue to proudly call their successful and expanding legacy, Turin Brakes have, for the past 15 years, pushed the boundaries of songwriting and musicianship to new heights. Bursting onto the indie scene back in 2001 with their groundbreaking Optimist LP debut, Balham boys Olly Knights and Gale Paridjanian set out to craft...

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The Corrs 2015

Album Review: The Corrs – White Light

December 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Back after a lengthy ten years away as one of the most adored pop collectives in music – a period of time that would be enough to act as the nail in the coffin for most – The Corrs have made a surprise and welcomed return to the pop fold over these past 2 months...

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Featured Artist: The Corrs (Part 2)

November 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Irish siblings and pop icons The Corrs are back this month with their first studio album in 10 years. The brand new studio collection, which is currently being teased through lead single Bring On The Night, is the bands first release since 2005′s Home and their first original collection since 2004′s Borrowed Heaven. It therefore...

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Featured Artist: The Corrs (Part 1)

November 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Combining traditional Irish musical influences with mainstream pop helped make Irish sibling band The Corrs a monumental success throughout the nineties and early 2000’s. Bursting onto the pop scene in 1995, the refreshing sound of the band met the needs of many music fans who were less taken by the Britpop movement of the mid-nineties....

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Album Review: Newton Faulkner – Human Love

November 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Newton Faulkner has always been in a league of his very own within the singer-songwriter community. Honing in on and utilizing a unique and world renowned guitar skill to it’s fullest extent, Faulkner’s work through 4 studio releases has seen the ginger dreaded musician evolve from a stripped back emerging artist to a fully fledged...

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Featured Artist: Newton Faulkner (Part 2)

November 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

With a brand new album penciled in for release this month, Newton Faulkner has proven that he really can do no wrong with four solid Top 10 studio albums already under his belt and his fair share of hit singles. Human Love, is Newton Faulkner’s 5th studio album to date and the collection sees the...

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Featured Artist: Newton Faulkner (Part 1)

October 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Newton Faulkner took the music world by complete surprise back in 2007 with a release that to this day remains of the most remarkable by any singer-songwriter past and present: Handbuilt by Robots. The album, Faulkner’s debut, was propelled by a string of flawless single releases that showcased a truly captivating and gifted voice and a...

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The Garden

Interview: The Garden

October 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Wyatt and Fletcher Shears aren’t messing around. There’s nothing that smacks of novelty about their music, recorded under the name The Garden; despite the inherent oddness of records like The Life And Times Of A Paperclip and haha neither have been constructed with flippancy or a lack of effort. The Shears’ deeply care about the...

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Album Review: The Garden – haha

September 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

It may seem perverse to attach the masterpiece tag to any album that contains the line ‘shoot up if you’ve got a fuckin’ face’ but it would be wrong to do anything but lavish The Garden’s haha with all the praise it deserves. The album is catalogue of catcalls, threats, and jolting streaks of warmth,...

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Featured Artist: The Garden (Part Two)

September 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Though they have only been recording under that name for a mere four years, The Garden (a.k.a. Wyatt and Fletcher Shears) already have a stunningly healthy back catalogue. Over LPs like the brilliant The Life And Times of A Paperclip and 2012’s Everyhing Is Perfect EP, the Shears twins have managed to stay true to...

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Thrilling. Visceral. Electric. So it was during The Garden’s brilliantly lean set at the Newtown Social Club, as twin brothers Wyatt and Fletcher Shears  blasted through an hour of bassy, frenetic rock, with some  electro punk oddity thrown in for good measure. It was exactly what you would want a show by these two consummate...

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