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Album Review: Ed Harcourt – Lustre

June 16, 2010 | 0 Comments

Lustre is the fifth album for singer-songwriter Ed Harcourt who proves that being away for four years holds no crippling effect for musicians who can produce records like this. The Londoners last offering was 2006’s The Beautiful Lie. Lustre offers a lot in terms of creative songwriting intellegence as well as Ed’s perfectly crafted musical...

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Kirsty Almeida is a force not to be reckoned with. The singer hailing from Manchester is about to release her debut single Spider this month and the track is astounding for a debut. It’s a lyrically quirky song for the eccentric beauty, packed full of jazz and soul beats, a nice horn section and a...

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Norman Cook aka Fatboy Slim has perfect timing, or maybe he has been in the business long enough to know the right time to release a pumping acid fueled single is in the lead up to the summers UK festival season. He has teamed up with one of the UK’s finest DJ/ Producers, Herve, with...

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Album Review: Burns – European Sex Music

June 16, 2010 | 0 Comments

With an impressive collection of remixes for the likes of The Gossip, Kano and Empire of the Sun garnishing his CV, European Sex Music is up and coming brit electronic artist Burns first record spanning 2CDs of electro-dance and underground house remixes. At the age of 24 the remix guru has built a reputation around...

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Jimi Hendrix is considered the greatest electric guitarist is history. By the time of his death at the age of 27 he had built up an impressive catalogue that remains iconic and symbolic of a generation and is still as popular today as the days of Woodstock. This week a new collection of Hendrix’s most...

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With his recently released aptly titled record Non-Stop released this week, Andy Bells new single Call On Me has also recently been released and proves to be the best work by the Erasure front man to be heard in some years. Call On Me is a dominant and confident pop track. To be honest there...

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Album Review: Sophie Delila – Hooked

June 6, 2010 | 0 Comments

Paris raised singer-songwriter Sophie Delila’s 2008 album is finally being released in the UK this month and its about time because this is a real treat of a record. Hooked has already been released throughout Europe and the album is a mix of cool pop, smooth R&B and sassy jazz numbers – unsurprising for a...

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I have to say that I don’t call myself a Kesha fan. Her songs for me have been songs that encourage me to change radio stations or just turn the stereo off altogether. Though saying that I have never felt entirely guilty of doing that as I am a ‘bearded man’ so the feeling would...

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Single Review: Macy Gray – ‘Lately’

June 6, 2010 | 0 Comments

Macy Gray is back this month with new album The Sellout which sees the raspy voiced singer in top form with her best release since the nineties days of her critically acclaimed debut On How Life Is. Following acoustic first single Beauty in the World, Macy offers single number two Lately which has success stamped...

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The Ghost are about to release their album War Kids in June but before the mother-ship hits the shops the NME tipped band has recently released the records first single City Kids on 31st May. The Faroe Islands duo is made up of vocalist Filip Mortensen and Urbanus Olsen on electronics. City Lights is a...

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Album Review: Ann Scott – Flo

June 6, 2010 | 0 Comments

Irish musician Ann Scott is back with her latest and most melancholic album to date, Flo which is released this week. Flo sets the scene for a poetic journey through folk/indie at its depressive extreme. Gentle finger picking overlapped with some deep, haunting strings is the mood on this record. Ann clearly has a gift for...

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Album Review: Lights – The Listening

May 31, 2010 | 0 Comments

Rising from the streets of the Toronto new wave scene, Lights (or Valerie Anne Poxleitner as her folks know her) is about to explode into the UK charts with her recently released debut album titled The Listening. The record is a strong collection of crisp and excellently composed original retro synth numbers which propels Lights...

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Sweet About Us diva Gabriella Cilmi hits the right notes with her new dance fueled disco gem Hearts Don’t Lie. With a sound usually cherry-picked by camp quartet Scissor Sisters or Kylie Minogue, Gabriella takes a dive into the dance pool with a very impressive and invigorating outcome. From the first beat the track is...

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