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Guy Sebastian

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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Janet Devlin

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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Nicole Millar

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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Mere months after the release of their last studio album Everything You’ve Come To Expect, The Last Shadow Puppets are back with another release. Collecting different cover versions they’ve performed on their 2016 tour and some re-recordings of songs from their last album, The Dream Synopsis is a neat little companion piece to the 2016...

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Noah Cyrus

Single Review: Noah Cyrus – ‘Make Me (Cry)’

November 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

It must be intimidating to start a music career as the younger sister of Miley Cyrus. She’s such a provocative, modern artists, that it’s easy to imagine that Noah Cyrus felt a need to try and do something completely different to her older sister’s pop work, which is sort of what she’s done with Make...

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John Mayer’s career is kind of fascinating, because it follows a very different direction to most successful artists’. Many artists begin making their most oblique and difficult music, and then gradually move towards more accessible styles before finding success. Mayer is different, in that his first album of pop-rock was hugely successful (Your Body is...

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Charli XCX started 2016 with a bang on her Vroom Vroom EP, teaming up with a number of PC Music artists—most notably the producer SOPHIE, who worked on the entire EP—to release something explosive, abrasive and in a pop style completely different from what she’d done on Sucker in 2014. Strangely enough, After The Afterparty...

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The latest single from the 2013 Australian X-Factor winner Dami Im, could be best described as an indecisive, bittersweet endeavour. After releasing 3 studio records since her crowning achievement in the fifth season of the X factor series, the south-Korean-born songstress returns toward the end of 2016 with a disheartening involvement in radio airwave commercial...

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Little Mix

Single Review: Little Mix – Shout Out To My Ex

November 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

Just over a year after their admirable sophomore album Get Weird was released, Little Mix are already gearing up to release their third album, Glory Days. And if it feels like it’s too soon or you have any qualms about its quality, rest assured; Shout Out To My Ex is here to counter your fears....

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Blended Family (What You Do For Love) is the latest single from Alicia Keys’ forthcoming sixth studio album, Here. It features A$AP Rocky rapping in the break. Keys sings from the heart about a relationship that doesn’t feature very often in popular music, the relationship between a step-child and step-parent. Taking from her own deeply...

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Train

Single Review: Train – ‘Play that Song’

October 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

At this point, most people have made up their mind about Train. They are one of the most divisive bands around, adored by their loving fans, and despised in critical and alternative circles. Play that Song is unlikely to change either of these group’s minds, and as such, there’s something quite respectable about Train continuing...

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John Legend

Single Review: John Legend – ‘Love Me Now’

October 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Amongst all the magnificent future-R&B stars that exist today, John Legend has always seemed a bit conservative. His vocal chords are incredible, and his production has always been smooth (albeit sometimes too much so), but he has never had that special “something” that allows an artist to break into the mainstream. However, mainstream success is...

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