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Single Review: Jessie Ware – Selfish Love

September 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

The return of Jessie Ware is one to be heralded, September will see her release third album; Glasshouse. Marriage and motherhood take centre stage as themes throughout the record, with the former proving the main focus on second single; Selfish Love. As Ware seemingly bemoans a selfish lover, the concurrent narrative questions Ware herself for being guilty of the...

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Single Review: Paloma Faith – ‘Crybaby’

September 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Mother, actress, singer, songwriter – there’s really not much that Paloma Faith can’t do, and even then it’s likely she’d become the master of any task you set before her.  After a well earned break, Faith has returned with Crybaby, from her upcoming 4th album, The Architect. In a world of stereotypes, where men have to hide...

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Single Review: Jessie J – ‘Real Deal’

September 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Jessie J has been pretty quiet since her last album, Sweet Talk, back in 2014.  A year later she recorded Flashlight for the Pitch Perfect 2 soundtrack, but since then she’s been on hiatus.  Her latest track, Real Deal, has been released in partnership with M&M and Incredibox.  A snippet of the song was available to unlock after playing a game...

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What Lovers Do is the third single to be released from the group’s forthcoming sixth album and features guest vocals from R&B singer SZA. Unlike preceding singles Don’t Wanna Know and Cold, What Lovers Do is more of a conventional pop song, and this juxtaposition in sound poses questions about the musical direction of the...

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Single Review: Hurts – ‘Ready To Go’

September 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Hurts is made up of Theo Hutchcraft on vocals and Adam Anderson on guitar and keyboard. Hailing from Manchester, the duo met in 2005 and formed the bands Bureau and Daggers (who experienced some success in the music industry), before evolving into who they are now. In anticipation of their album Desire, Hurts release the single...

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September will see Foo Fighters release their ninth studio album; entitled Concrete and Gold, but until that time fans can keep themselves busy with the second single to be taken from the impending release; The Sky Is A Neighbourhood.  In the past, Foo Fighters have thrashed their way back to the centre of attention, yet this campaign finds...

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With a career spanning over four decades, from his pivotal roles in Split Enz and Crowded House through to his more recent solo works and collaborative projects, there can be little doubt that Neil Finn is ordained music-royalty within the Australian and New Zealand music scenes and has a well-earned reputation for being a songwriter...

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“I’m sorry, the old Taylor can’t come to the phone right now. Why? Oh, ’cause she’s dead.”  Look What You Made Me Do is the latest power pop release by Taylor Swift. Jack Antonoff, who has recently worked on Lorde’s album to name but one of his many high profile collaborations, served as producer on the...

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Single Review: Miley Cyrus – Younger Now

August 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Miley Cyrus is going through somewhat of a sonic renaissance of late, linking perfectly together her country roots to her more notorious pop offerings. Younger Now is the first track to be taken from her incoming record of the same name, and is one of Miley’s most accomplished tracks to date.  Allowing her phenomenal voice to take...

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Two years on from Last of Our Kind, The Darkness have reminded us they’re nowhere near done yet with the release of Solid Gold, from their upcoming fifth studio album, Pinewood Smiles. Solid Gold, surely a romantic track comparing the love of your life to a precious metal?  Absolutely not.  The Darkness have done what The Darkness do...

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The UK’s reigning X Factor champion, Louisa Johnson, teamed up with fellow X Factor alumni Olly Murs on, what can only be described as the most adorable song of the summer, Unpredictable. The Danish DJ, song writer and remixer, Cutfather, served as producer on the track with writing credits going to Kara DioGuardi (who has...

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Single Review: P!nk – What About Us

August 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

P!nk’s musical career has been on the back burner since 2012’s Truth About Love album, but 2017 will see her release album number 7; Beautiful Trauma, of which single What About Us is the lead single. Ushering the next chapter of her career in a distinctly more composed manner, this track indicates a more adult side to the notoriously bombastic singer....

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EP Review: Avicii – AVĪCI (01)

August 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Interminable, incessant, and uninterrupted are some of the English translations applied to the Sanskrit word Avīci. This is also the name of the lowest level of hell within Buddhist cosmology. So, in naming his latest EP AVĪCI (01), what might Swedish DJ Tim Bergling – better known as Avicii – be trying to tell us?...

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