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So it is coming up to that time of year again when your old classics are dug out of the cupboard, dusted down and given their moment to shine once more, albeit for a few weeks! What we crave year after year going into the festive season is a record that gives us an exciting,...

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Album Review: Sam Smith – The Thrill of it All

November 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Despite having a recording career reaching back into his mid-teens, Sam Smith didn’t garner substantial recognition for his vocal talents until 2012 when he featured on the Disclosure single, Latch, as a twenty-year-old. What followed was another successful guest spot, this time on Naughty Boy’s La La La in 2013, and his commercially successful début...

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Album Review: Weezer – Pacific Daydream

November 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

I feel like when asked about our guilty musical pleasures, Weezer is a band that very frequently pops up in discussion, at least for myself! I would consider it genuinely hard to find anybody who at some point in their journey of musical discovery, hasn’t found a song, video or entire album by the L.A...

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I don’t think there was a single person around the world that could escape Riptide; the catchy pop hit that took the summer of 2013 hostage. The track, accompanied by a mesmerizing video where each word is artistically depicted, propelled Australian singer/songwriter Vance Joy to the top of the charts and the musician very quickly...

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Album Review: Ty Dolla Sign – Beach House 3

November 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Usually known as a difficult second album, Ty Dolla Sign has released his. At a glance, there was likely a lot of difficulty here, no one can pull together 20 tracks with massive features easily, but did his hard work paid off? To put it shortly: yes it did. Beach House 3 might only be...

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Emerging into the mainstream UK rock scene during the 1990’s, Stereophonics have produced a succession of powerful rock anthems that have stood the test of time with British and international music fans alike. With the strength of lead singer Kelly Jones’ vocal range (not too dissimilar to some of his fellow Welsh counterparts), and a...

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English pop-rock band Scouting For Girls are celebrating their 10th anniversary in the best way any well loved band can, with 10 greatest hits on top of 10 brand new tracks. In these 10 years they’ve had a record peak at number one, selling almost 1 million copies of it in the UK alone, they’ve...

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Album Review: Wretch 32 – FR32

October 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Best known as Wretch 32, Jermaine Scott Sinclaire is back with his fourth studio album FR32. 2017 has been a big year for albums from MCs, with Stormzy’s Gang Signs and Prayer hitting number one in the UK charts this year. But how does this stand up alongside such heavy hitters? In truth, not so...

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Single Review: Calvin Harris – ‘Faking It’

October 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Calvin Harris is one of world’s most famous names in the music industry today. Crafting cleverly arranged remixes and choppy and sliced together home productions in his early years which culminated in his first full-length release I Created Disco (a personal favourite of mine), he has gone onto produce for, collaborate and release material with...

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Album Review: Tegan and Sara – The Con X

October 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

A pair of Canadian sister legends who have been consistently crushing the game with their indie music mixing into the mainstream pop world Tegan and Sara have dropped The Con X. 10 years on from the release of the The Con, an LP the duo famously found extremely difficult to create, T+S have created a...

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As all One Direction alumni have, Liam Payne continues his solo career attempt with the single Bedroom Floor. Penned by Charlie Puth and J Kash, Payne’s latest hit is much more pop than electro and much more mainstream UK pop than his previous single Strip Down, featuring Migos and Quavos. Liam’s voice is brilliant, that...

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Album Review: Niall Horan – Flicker

October 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

The unprecedented success of British five piece hit boy band One Direction took the country by storm before they conquered the world over as the number one pop act in a generation, gaining each of them a small army of dedicated fans in every country they visited. Out of that success, each of them have...

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Album Review: St. Vincent – MASSEDUCTION

October 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

St. Vincent is an artist that has garnered attention over the past years for her eclectic, off-kilter and all out experimental take on songwriting. Born Annie Erin Clark in Tulsa, Oklahoma, her homely American roots provided a grounding for a career that has seen her flourish into one of the most fearlessly progressive artists in the modern...

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