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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

The Jesus And Mary Chain - Damage And Joy Album Review

The Jesus And Mary Chain - Damage And Joy Album Review

I think for me The Jesus And Mary Chain have always been more than just their songs. In many ways, although revered and critically acclaimed in many circles, they have had more of an influence...

Review posted on 4th April 2017

Hurray For The Riff Raff - The Navigator Album Review

Hurray For The Riff Raff - The Navigator Album Review

Hurray For The Riff Raff (Alynda Segarra and band) hail from Louisiana, via The Bronx, and are often described as Americana to help pigeon hole and assign their music for a world which likes order...

Review posted on 29th March 2017

The Dears - Times Infinity Vol 1 Album Review

The Dears - Times Infinity Vol 1 Album Review

In this age of untethered access to almost anything you care to search for on-line it's a little odd that the UK is only just seeing the release of the 'new' Dears album, more than...

Review posted on 23rd March 2017

Julia Holter In The Same Room Album Review

Julia Holter In The Same Room Album Review

For her, and Domino Records, latest release Julia Holter has chosen a slight twist on an age old format to capture some of her most beloved songs. Everyone is familiar with the 'Live Lounge' concept...

Review posted on 13th March 2017

Dutch Uncles - Big Balloon Album Review

Dutch Uncles - Big Balloon Album Review

If consistency, reliability and frequency of output were any measure of a band then Dutch Uncles would be top ten with every release. The Stopfordian band's first album came back in 2009 and they've been...

Review posted on 9th March 2017

Maggie Rogers - Now That The Light Is Fading EP Review

Maggie Rogers - Now That The Light Is Fading EP Review

Unfortunately for most of us such phrases as, "you make your own luck in this world" and, "it's not what you know but who you know" are still far too true. (Now more than ever...

Review posted on 6th March 2017

Jesca Hoop - Memories Are Now Album Review

Jesca Hoop - Memories Are Now Album Review

Following last years critically acclaimed collaborative album, 'Love Letter For Fire', with Iron And Wire's Sam Beam, Jesca Hoop returns with a new solo album, 'Memories Are Now'. Jesca's new nine song release is her...

Review posted on 14th February 2017

Rose Elinor Dougall - Stellular Album Review

Rose Elinor Dougall - Stellular Album Review

As gaps go between albums, seven years may seem a little long. 'Without Why', Dougall's debut solo album, was released back in 2010. It was a confident record that contained some great songs including 'Find...

Review posted on 19th January 2017

Kate Bush - Before The Dawn Album Review

Kate Bush - Before The Dawn Album Review

I terms of appreciation I think it's safe to say that when it comes to Kate Bush I was a very early adopter. I loved her from the moment I first heard her voice and...

Review posted on 6th January 2017

Andrew Lockwood's Top Ten Albums of 2016

Andrew Lockwood's Top Ten Albums of 2016

There is no way to aptly mark the passing of some of the very best artists of any generation but in amongst the untimely deaths has come some inspirational and ground breaking music.My albums are...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 24th December 2016

Joan As Police Woman and Benjamin Lazar Davis, The Haunt, Brighton 18th November 2016 Live Review

Joan As Police Woman and Benjamin Lazar Davis, The Haunt, Brighton 18th November 2016 Live Review

From Brooklyn to Brighton, via sleet and snow, Joan As Police Woman and Benjamin Lazar Davis came to the Haunt in Brighton to showcase their latest collaborative album, 'Let It Be You', Thankfully the weather...

Review posted on 21st November 2016

Slaves - De La Warr Pavillion, Bexhill On Sea, 11th October 2016 Live Review

Slaves - De La Warr Pavillion, Bexhill On Sea, 11th October 2016 Live Review

In the magnificent splendour of the 1935 Art Deco master piece, The De La Warr Pavillion at Bexhill On Sea, Slaves took to the stage on this their third leg of a major U.K tour....

Review posted on 16th November 2016

Regina Spektor - Remember Us To Life Album Review

Regina Spektor - Remember Us To Life Album Review

Following Regina's successful foray into TV, with her much adored song 'You've Got Time', (to accompany the credits of 'Orange Is The New Black') and four years after her last album, 'What We Saw From...

Review posted on 8th November 2016

Hooton Tennis Club - Big Box Of Chocolates Album Review

Hooton Tennis Club - Big Box Of Chocolates Album Review

Since they formed in 2013 Hooton Tennis Club have self-released a trio of E.P's, signed to Heavenly Recordings, released their first single in February of 2015, debuted their solo album, 'Highest Point In Cliff Town'...

Review posted on 8th November 2016

Jess Williamson - Heart Song Album Review

Jess Williamson - Heart Song Album Review

Many great things come out of Austin Texas. SXSW, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Lyndon B. Johnson and Sandra Bullock to name but a few. Add to the list Jess Williamson. Her voice alone make her...

Review posted on 24th October 2016

Joan As Police Woman Benjamin Lazar Davis - Let It Be You Album Review

Joan As Police Woman Benjamin Lazar Davis - Let It Be You Album Review

Following the release of two incredibly good albums in recent years, 'The Deep Field' from 2011 and 'The Classic' from 2014, Joan APW has decided to throw a slight curve ball on her latest record,...

Review posted on 24th October 2016

Ultimate Painting - Dusk Album Review

Ultimate Painting - Dusk Album Review

'Dusk' is Ultimate Painting's 3rd studio album in as many years, following on from 2015's 'Green Lanes' and their eponymous 2014 debut. Jack and James recorded the ten tracks earlier this year in Jack Coopers...

Review posted on 14th October 2016

M.I.A - AIM Album Review

M.I.A - AIM Album Review

On balance I think I'd have to say that I like surprises. My wife doesn't: she's the one taking a sneaky peak at the kids presents before Christmas comes: the one who can't wait to...

Review posted on 6th October 2016

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By The Sea Festival - Dreamland, Margate, Kent 30th September/1st October 2016

By The Sea Festival - Dreamland, Margate, Kent 30th September/1st October 2016

On the South East coast of England, in the once resplendent seaside resort of Margate, By The Sea Festival took up residency in the re-imagined heritage pleasure park, Dreamland. After the success of Foals and...

Review posted on 3rd October 2016

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds Skeleton Tree Album Review

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds Skeleton Tree Album Review

There are too many lives taken too early in many walks of life but, with the possible exception of the armed services, none more so than in Rock 'n Roll. Early, often tragic, unfortunate, untimely...

Review posted on 12th September 2016

PJ Harvey - The Hope Six Demolition Project Album Review

PJ Harvey - The Hope Six Demolition Project Album Review

In years gone by, simpler more uncomplicated times maybe, you could look forward to an album release as just that, a new album by a band or artist that you liked/loved/adored/respected etc. Over time the...

Review posted on 19th April 2016

Liima - ii Album Review

Liima - ii Album Review

Three's a crowd and four's a band, is that how the phrase goes? No, I didn't think so, however, when the three members of the Danish band Efterklang, Mads Brauer, Casper Clausen and Rasmus Stolberg...

Review posted on 21st March 2016

MMOTHS - Luneworks Album Review

MMOTHS - Luneworks Album Review

On the back of two very well received EP's, live opening slots that plenty of performers would have been very envious of (Aphex Twin & The XX) and much critical adulation, not to mention expectation,...

Review posted on 4th March 2016

Andrew Weatherall - Convenanza Album Review

Andrew Weatherall - Convenanza Album Review

Back in the day.....god how I hate that phrase. A long time ago (jeez, 22 years!!) I went to see the film 'Shopping' at The Broadway Cinema in Nottingham. Whilst the film had a somewhat...

Review posted on 26th February 2016

Flowers - Everybody's Dying To Meet You Album Review

Flowers - Everybody's Dying To Meet You Album Review

Some things remain a mystery to me; how there are always enough potatoes, Donald Trump's hair 'style' (Actually just DT altogether), black holes, the joy in pot holing, Coronation Street and... amongst many other things,...

Review posted on 25th February 2016

The Unthanks - Memory Box/Archive Treasures 2005/2015 Album Review

The Unthanks - Memory Box/Archive Treasures 2005/2015 Album Review

Well, how time flies. A ten year anniversary issue of rarities, live performances, never released material and session tracks underlines the quality and endurance of a band not afraid to be different. Rachel Unthank &...

Review posted on 5th February 2016

Basia Bulat - Good Advice Album Review

Basia Bulat - Good Advice Album Review

The arrival of a new album from Basia Bulat is always something to look forward to. Some years ago now I was immediately gripped by Basia's voice when I heard the utterly brilliant 'Go On'...

Review posted on 3rd February 2016

EMA - Horror OST Album Review

EMA - Horror OST Album Review

Scoring a partially animated film about social media cyber bullying by a group of generally spoilt, largely wealthy twelve year old girls obsessed with devices, appearances and acceptance doesn't necessarily seem like the best fit...

Review posted on 4th January 2016

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Slaves - Are You Satisfied? (BBC Radio 1 Session) Album Review

Slaves - Are You Satisfied? (BBC Radio 1 Session) Album Review

There really is no way you can justify under selling how incredibly fantastic 2015 has been for Slaves. In terms of an appraisal of the last twelve months they have had a stellar year by...

Review posted on 4th January 2016

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