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The Damned - Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone 6.2.2018 Live Review

The Damned - Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone 6.2.2018 Live Review

The last time I saw The Damned play live was on a Summer's day some years ago(!) in August at Brockwell Park in London. The crowd of mainly teenagers and twenty-somethings had come out to...

Review posted on 8th February 2018

Joan As Police Woman - Damned Devotion Album Review

Joan As Police Woman - Damned Devotion Album Review

Joan As Police Woman's latest album release 'Damned Devotion' sees the lyrically adroit soulstress delivering her best work in years. That's not to say she's been off form or put out some questionable material, it...

Review posted on 6th February 2018

Poppy Ackroyd - Resolve Album Review

Poppy Ackroyd - Resolve Album Review

Music never ceases to amaze me and I hope it never does. There are pivotal moments that hold firm in your head; game changers. The first time you hear Elizabeth Fraser sing a note, a...

Review posted on 30th January 2018

Frank Turner - The Booking Hall, Dover 19.01.2018 Live Review

Frank Turner - The Booking Hall, Dover 19.01.2018 Live Review

Frank Turner has been to Dover many times before, he's even "got pi**ed in the pub next to the (Dover Priory) train station", but he's never played for an audience here. For gig 2,128, Frank...

Review posted on 22nd January 2018

Ezra Furman - Transangelic Exodus Album Review

Ezra Furman - Transangelic Exodus Album Review

There is no real need to give you a spoiler alert here, you've no doubt already clocked the stars accompanying the banner headline of this review, but I knew I was probably going to love...

Review posted on 20th January 2018

First Aid Kit - Ruins Album Review

First Aid Kit - Ruins Album Review

It's very nearly eight years since the release of First Aid Kit's fully formed debut album 'The Big Black And The Blue', and just over three and a half since their biggest selling record to...

Review posted on 18th January 2018

Have You Ever Seen The Jane Fonda Aerobic VHS? - Jazzbelle 1984/1988 Album Review

Have You Ever Seen The Jane Fonda Aerobic VHS? - Jazzbelle 1984/1988 Album Review

Have You Ever Seen The Jane Fonda Aerobic VHS? are full of the same boundless energy and enthusiasm with the release their sophomore album, 'Jazzbelle 1984/1988'. Their second album, following up 2015's 'Teenage Sweetheart', is...

Review posted on 15th January 2018

Will Varley - Spirit Of Minnie Album Review

Will Varley - Spirit Of Minnie Album Review

Will Varley's fifth album sees a step change in terms of delivery in more ways than one. Having seemingly tired of the odd comic ditty (you'll find nothing approaching 'Self Checkout Shuffle' or 'A Monkey...

Review posted on 9th January 2018

Frank Turner - Songbook Album Review

Frank Turner - Songbook Album Review

2017 marks ten years since the release of Frank Turner's debut solo album 'Sleep Is For The Week'. A timely point then to look back and assess the work of one of our most prolific...

Review posted on 21st November 2017

Howie Payne - Mountain Album Review

Howie Payne - Mountain Album Review

The Stands former frontman Howie Payne returns this week with only his second solo album proper since the split of his Liverpool based band in 2005. Having kept the company of some of the early...

Review posted on 26th October 2017

The Dears - Brighton's The Haunt 6.10.17 Live Review

The Dears - Brighton's The Haunt 6.10.17 Live Review

It's been a while since I've gone to a gig where I could've counted the audience. Whilst I was a little surprised that The Dears had not sold out The Haunt, it did make for...

Review posted on 23rd October 2017

By The Sea Festival 2017 - Festival Review

By The Sea Festival 2017 - Festival Review

Now in its third year, and most definitely at home, By The Sea festival returned to Margate in glorious style. Having surely established itself as Kent's premier music festival, By The Sea once again upped...

Review posted on 10th October 2017

Benjamin Clementine - I Tell A Fly Album Review

Benjamin Clementine - I Tell A Fly Album Review

Two years since Benjamin Clementine won the Mercury prize for his debut album, 'At Least For Now', he makes a welcome return with his follow up, 'I Tell A Fly'. Clementine's new eleven track album...

Review posted on 29th September 2017

By The Sea 2017 - Preview

By The Sea 2017 - Preview

By The Sea festival returns to Margate at the end of September for its third year. Over the course of three days alongside the heritage rides, candy floss stalls, 2p slots and just a stones...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 14th September 2017

Mt. Wolf Aetherlight Album Review

Mt. Wolf Aetherlight Album Review

After an initial wave of critical acclaim following their 2012/2013 E.P's Mt. Wolf look set to melodically mesmerise all before them. Unfortunately for the remaining band members at the time, the then lead singer Kate...

Review posted on 8th August 2017

Slaves - Dreamland Amusement Park Live Review

Slaves - Dreamland Amusement Park Live Review

It's been a whirlwind five years for Slaves. Having this week celebrated their first half decade with a one off gig at The Tunbridge Wells Forum where they recorded their first E.P, 'Sugar Coated Bitter...

Review posted on 26th July 2017

Elbow Forest Live 2017, Bedgebury National Pinetum Review

Elbow Forest Live 2017, Bedgebury National Pinetum Review

Surrounded by the twelve thousand tress of the stunningly beautiful Bedgebury Pinetum, and in front of the thousands that had come to hear them play, Elbow took to the stage just outside Royal Tunbridge Wells,...

Review posted on 19th June 2017

Camille - Oui Album Review

Camille - Oui Album Review

It is not without some degree of cliché(!) that we generally come to find French musical excellence. Daft Punk, Air, MC Solaar etc etc; they're all blessed with effortless cool, a French chic that goes...

Review posted on 15th June 2017

Gorillaz - Humanz Album Review

Gorillaz - Humanz Album Review

Seven years might seem a long time between albums, however, if your two creative protagonists (Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett) have somewhat of a major falling out in the interim, one of them reforms their...

Review posted on 31st May 2017

Maximo Park - Dreamland, Margate, Kent 27.05.17 Live Review

Maximo Park - Dreamland, Margate, Kent 27.05.17 Live Review

Following the release of Maximo Park's sixth studio album, 'Risk To Exist', almost a month ago, and just ahead of a heavy schedule of festival dates, the band ushered in a new season of thrills...

Review posted on 30th May 2017

Margate Wonderland Dreamland 2017 Review

Margate Wonderland Dreamland 2017 Review

Following a £25Million investment, Dreamland Amusement Park re-launched over bank holiday weekend to the delight of the many who passed through the gates. With new rides, a new layout, new bars and a new stage...

Review posted on 30th May 2017

Lake - Forever Or Never Album Review

Lake - Forever Or Never Album Review

There are a lot of things that are re-imagined, re-interpreted or at least referenced in art, literature and music. Some of it works (Baz Luhrmann's 'Romeo & Juliet', Soft Cell's 'Tainted Love' or even Banksie's...

Review posted on 21st May 2017

Girlpool - Powerplant Album Review

Girlpool - Powerplant Album Review

Everything starts somewhere and nothing stays the same. Both of these observations are born out on the new Girlpool album, 'Powerplant'. Although only the band's second full length album it feels more like their 'difficult...

Review posted on 19th May 2017

Perfume Genius - No Shape Album Review

Perfume Genius - No Shape Album Review

Two and a half years since the release of his last, very well received, album ,'Too Bright', Mike Hadreas, aka Perfume Genius, is back with his latest release, 'No Shape'. 'Too Bright' certainly raised the...

Review posted on 9th May 2017

Future Islands - Brighton Dome 30.04.2017 Live Review

Future Islands - Brighton Dome 30.04.2017 Live Review

In the Delhi Mosque inspired Prince Of Wales (King George IV) commissioned magnificence of the former stable house, The Brighton Dome, a band based in the U.S eastern coastal town of Baltimore came to enthral...

Review posted on 2nd May 2017

Margate Wonderland 2017 Preview

Margate Wonderland 2017 Preview

Wonderland comes to Dreamland as the successful Hackney event of the last three years spreads its wings and travels to the South-East coast for an away day beside the golden sands of Margate's pleasure beach....

News posted in Music / Festivals on 27th April 2017

Wilsen - I Go Missing In My Sleep Album Review

Wilsen - I Go Missing In My Sleep Album Review

'I Go Missing In My Sleep' is the debut album release for Brooklyn based band Wilsen. Formed back in early 2013, Wilsen, a trio that ostensibly revolves around the alluring vocals of Canadian Tamsin Wilson,...

Review posted on 25th April 2017

Allan Rayman - Roundhouse 01 Album Review

Allan Rayman - Roundhouse 01 Album Review

'Roundhouse 01', Allan Rayman's latest album, about survival, escape and transformation, is the first in a trilogy by the isolationist Torontonian. He's not one for a big splurge, any razzmatazz, meet and greets or even...

Review posted on 13th April 2017

The Jesus And Mary Chain De La Warr Pavillion, Bexhill-On-Sea 06.04.17

The Jesus And Mary Chain De La Warr Pavillion, Bexhill-On-Sea 06.04.17

From East Kilbride to East Sussex, from The Barrowland's Ballroom last week to Bexhill-On-Sea this, The Jesus And Mary Chain's biggest tour for decades played out its penultimate UK gig (until September) in the resplendence...

Review posted on 10th April 2017

Future Islands - The Far Field Album Review

Future Islands - The Far Field Album Review

Whether it is with a sense of irony, just a happy coincidence or a chronological anomaly, 'The Far Field', Future Islands latest, and best, album to date, is packed full of potential singles. (The band's...

Review posted on 4th April 2017

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RIP Aretha Franklin - Seven Of Her Most Captivating Songs

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Madonna At 60 - Her 10 Best Singles

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