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Back in the 80’s the New Kids On The Block were a teen boy band sensation. It was reported that the Boston boys of NKOTB, brothers Jordan and Jonathan Knight, Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg (yes, Mark Wahlberg’s brother) and Donny Wood, were earning 1 million dollars a week working this gig. In 2017, these pop...

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Clearly eager to shed his squeaky clean good boy image from his days as a member of One Direction, Liam Payne releases his sexually playful hip hop debut single Strip That Down. Writing cred goes to Payne, himself, along with Ed Sheeran (who also contributed much writing to the one Direction catalogue) and acclaimed song...

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Hurts latest single Beautiful Ones, is a celebration of individuality that has all the potential to become a self-love classic. Complete with a video that challenges stereotypical gender expression, Theo Hutchcraft and Adam Anderson manage to eloquently vocalise the beauty in refusing to conform.  With lines like “don’t be afraid, honey one day, this will fade”,...

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Each of the members of the group One Direction have come to a cross road in their career, and Niall Horan, like the others, is now taking his own direction in the music industry. After the success of his debut single This Town, Horan has given us a second serving in Slow Hands. Opting for...

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The selection of which tracks from an album are released as singles is general driven by two (oftentimes) competing considerations; do you select the songs that you believe will have commercial appeal, which will be picked up by TV and radio, driving interest and sales? Or do you go with the songs that highlight your...

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No Vacancy is the latest track to emerge from the One Republic camp. The Colorado-based band are set to return from a short hiatus, during which frontman Ryan Tedder has been writing chart smashes for other huge artists. The Balearic feel to No Vacancy is warm and engaging, but errs on the wrong side of repetitive. It’s not forgettable, but that...

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Charging full steam ahead to the release of her 4th album, Katy Perry isn’t letting up. Latest track Bon Appetit sees her teaming up with Migos to offer listeners another slice of the Perry Pie. Using food as a metaphor is no new thing in pop, but Katy Perry’s recipes seem to include a lot more sauce...

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The rather appropriate lyric, “It’s been a long, long time coming” opens Way Back, the long-awaited brand new single from TLC, one of musics most successful acts in history, and it couldn’t be a more relevant opening statement from an outfit we thought we would, quite frankly, never hear from again. Thankfully that’s not the...

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Of all the solo efforts to unveil themselves in 2017 – or within the current decade in fact – Harry Styles’ is probably the most highly anticipated. With One Direction hanging up their hats for all members of the foursome to try their hand at solo ventures, Styles has been pacing himself; quietly putting the...

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EP Review: Guy Sebastian – Part 1

December 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

With seven albums under his belt and a stint as Australia’s Eurovision representative in 2015, it makes perfect sense for Guy Sebastian to experiment with his style in 2016. And in fact, that’s what he does on Part 1; his pop and R&B sensibilities find themselves twisted in new directions here, in multiple ways across...

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EP Review: Janet Devlin – Little Lights

December 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Last year, Janet Devlin offered a stunning Christmas EP that shed all kinds of expectations for the holidays and remained genuinely enjoyable despite the oversaturation of the holiday. For 2016, Devlin decided to continue the tradition and release another Christmas EP, but with a twist. Rather than feeling trite or overbearing, however, she takes on...

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Back in 2012 upon first discovering Tom Odell, a shift in modern rock and roll would soon ensue for the West Sussex-born singer-songwriter. With two studio albums already under his belt detailing a classy spin on piano rock music, his royal and humble vocal croonings have now made their way into the festive season with...

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EP Review: Nicole Millar – Communication

December 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

Nicole Millar may have only just released her debut EP in July this year, but that hasn’t stopped her from keeping the ball rolling. Setting out as a solo artist after collaborating with Peking Duk, she’s proven her worth as a force to be reckoned with—The title track from her first EP Tremble was a...

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