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When towering RnB-meets-pop vocalist Macy Gray first came to the worlds attention back in 1999, her distinctively gravelly vocals were met with some initial apprehension from the mainstream pop landscape. It was when the singer released her biggest hit to date, the number one international smash I Try that her career skyrocketed and Gray became...

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Album Review: Fleet Foxes – Crack-Up

July 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

It has been a long time between drinks for fans of Seattle’s Fleet Foxes, with six years elapsing since the group released their sophomore album, Helplessness Blues. In mid-2013 the band posted on their Facebook page teasing potential progress towards a third record, but shortly thereafter they entered a semi-official hiatus, with founding member and...

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Fresh off the heels of the release of latest studio album One More Light – the seventh in a career of a little over twenty hugely successful years – US rock juggernauts Linkin Park have returned to U.K. soil to dish up the hits, as well as a handful of new numbers, to their British...

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The start of July sees the UK fully in the swing of festival season, and what a glorious one it has been thus far. Having just about recovered from the incredibly surprising Glastonbury heat-wave – we ventured to Hyde Park for our second festival hit in as many weeks. The iconic Green Day headlined a...

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With the UK festival scene now in full swing with avid concertgoers eager to take over the parks, fields and farms throughout the UK to see some of their favourite acts, London’s Hyde Park remains one of the key spots to gather friends for a stellar line up of top selling acts and one festival...

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Album Review: Alison Moyet – Other

June 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

New Wave national treasure Alison Moyet is back this month with yet another diverse, musically eclectic and lyrically profound collection under the vague banner of Other. Four years on from the release of the minutes, Moyet once again reinvents and re-imagines herself as she wades deeper into electronic waters on this engaging new studio effort....

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Album Review: alt-J – RELAXER

June 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

If I were to write something in CAPITAL LETTERS, you may well think I was shouting it at you and your fellow readers. With this in mind, it is interesting that English trio alt-J have entitled their third album RELAXER, with the forceful tone arising from the capitalisation of the word contrasting with its literal...

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England’s Royal Blood established themselves in 2014 as purveyors of meaty hard rock, with their self-titled début album, while their sound and artistry drew comparisons to Jack White, and Joshua Homme and Queens of the Stone Age. With their sophomore release, How Did We Get So Dark?, Royal Blood consolidate and build upon their previously...

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The illustrious life of Roger Waters is one filled with accomplishments beyond any mere mortal. As a part of Pink Floyd, he helped craft some of the most seminal albums the world has ever seen. Is This The Life We Really Want? is the first album of new material that Rogers has released in almost 25 years,...

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Prolific is an adjective that seemed natural to apply to Alaskan group Portugal. The Man as they released a full-length album each year between 2006 and 2011. After it took two years to release 2013’s Evil Friends, and now four years for their eighth record, Woodstock, fans may well be asking whether Portugal. The Man...

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Having announced a hiatus in October 2015, Lady Antebellum barely made it 14 months before releasing new music in the form of You Look Good, the lead single for Heart Break, the Nashvillian trio’s sixth album – seventh if you count 2012’s Christmas fare, On This Winter’s Night. Lady Antebellum’s music has trended towards pop...

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Album Review: Lorde – Melodrama

June 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Stepping out of her teenage years and into young adulthood, Lorde releases her sophomore album Melodrama which encapsulates her personal experience in heart break, loneliness and the spectrum of emotions an adolescent goes through in this vulnerable and whirlwind period of life. Jack Antonoff (lead singer of Bleachers) served as co-writer and –producer on Melodrama....

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Since the demise of Oasis, the majority of people sided with the more genteel Team Noel, but on Wall Of Glass, the first taste of solo album As You Were, Liam is ready to put his questionable days in Beady Eye aside and once again return himself to the pedestal he has always thought we had him on....

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