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Album Review: Lana Del Rey – Born To Die

January 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

A lot of hype has surrounded New York raised singer Lana Del Rey over these past few months. Now one of the most talked about breakthrough acts, nominated for three awards at next months Brits, Del Rey found it very difficult in the beginning to stike a deal with any one of the many US...

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Perhaps an unfamiliar name to most over here in the UK, New York born/Colorado raised country singer Gretchen Peters is about to make big waves on British shores in an attempt to gain a wider fanbase. With the likes of Lady Antebellum and Taylor Swift helping make country music more ‘cool’ to listen to the...

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Following the release of his 2010 debut record, Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea, Berlin based, British singer/songwriter Jim Kroft returns with his fantastic sophomore release The Hermit and the Hedonist and with this latest 11 track collection the musician proves he is no one-hit wonder. Pulling out all the stops for The...

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Album Review: Rodrigo y Gabriela – Area 52

January 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

Mexican musical phenomenon Rodrigo y Gabriela return this month with the lastest in an ever expanding catalogue of well crafted and splendourous releases with the spicey package that is Area 52, the duo’s third studio album which sees its release on Monday 23rd January. Discovered on the streets of Ireland while making a living as...

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What a year it’s been for Caro Emerald. The singer, who exploded out of the dutch charts to cause swing happy havoc on the UK charts, has gone from local Amsterdam Jazz songstress to international diva in a heartbeat and the world just can’t get enough of her. Emerald has enjoyed a successful career to...

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Album Review: Slow Moving Millie – Renditions

December 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

Slow Moving Millie is the name that has been cast upon Liverpudlian songbird Amelia Warner. You may know the name already as the successful actress cast in films including Quills and Aeon Flux or perhaps for her past marriage to Hollywood heartthrob Colin Farrell. The singer is now making a name for herself under the...

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When I was back in my hometown of Christchurch, New Zealand I worked for a music store and in my time there I was challenged to select a record that I thought had that special something to it. The challenge was to promote and sell this record to as many people as I could. Now,...

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Single Review: Phantom Limb – ‘The Pines’

December 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

From the cool opening vocal licks that ring soulful and crisp as soon as you press the play button Phantom Limb’s latest dive into the mainstream comes in the sturdy form of the collectives new single The Pines which is set to be taken and act as lead single to the bands forthcoming record of...

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Are you aching for some throbbing beats to keep the blood pumping on these bitter, winter nights. Perhaps some sultry, electro-pop laced vocals to get you in the mood for hitting the club scene? Well, look no further because the incredible I Am A Camera return with the fix you need this Christmas season and...

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Enlisting the slick rap genius of Outkast’s Andre 3000, American R&B star Lloyd’s latest single is as X-rated as they come, so much so that its hard to believe one would be able to hear the song on any radio station out there – or TV channel for that matter given the saucy video that...

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Single Review: Jess Hall Band – ‘Play Shy’

November 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

It’s always nice to come across a band or a release that instantly makes you smile from the get go and I found that recently with the stunning new EP from Swindon newcomers Jess Hall Band. Consisting of Jess Hall, Andy Vincent, Stef Pysanczyn and Alex Stone the four-piece are gearing up for the release...

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Single Review: Little Roy – ‘Lithium’

November 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

Reggae supremo Little Roy has been around for what seems like forever. The Jamaican star has been releasing records since the mid sixties and his latest outing is a collection of some of his favourite Nirvana numbers titled Battle For Seattle, a homage to the iconic Seattelites. With such a powerful repertoire of tracks to...

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Single Review: Example – ‘Midnight Run’

November 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

Rapping popster Example take a more club orientated approach with his latest single Midnight Run and sees the chart topper attempting to add a more versatile and experimental angle to his catalogue which has seen the star hailed as one of the best acts to emerge from the UK in many years.  Elliot John Gleave,...

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