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My Brightest Diamond - This Is My Hand Album Review

My Brightest Diamond - This Is My Hand Album Review

'This Is My Hand' is the fourth of My Brightest Diamond's solo album releases following 2011's 'All Things Will Unwind'. Although it has a stronger centre, more definition and is her most polished and positive...

Review posted on 27th October 2014

Deptford Goth - Songs Album Review

Deptford Goth - Songs Album Review

'Songs' is the sophomore album release from Daniel Woolhouse, aka Deptford Goth (Yes I know, I'm not sure either, it could be ironic, humorous, tongue-in-cheek, who cares, The Stranglers thankfully weren't stranglers either) Following in...

Review posted on 17th October 2014

Au Revoir Simone - Spectrums Album Review

Au Revoir Simone - Spectrums Album Review

Au Revoir Simone's fourth album proper, 2013's Move In Spectrums, has been completely remixed and reinvented for this 2014 release, less imaginatively titled Spectrums. The three piece Brooklyn based synth pop purveyors of backwards glancing...

Review posted on 17th October 2014

Imogen Heap - Sparks Album Review

Imogen Heap - Sparks Album Review

Imogen Heap's fourth full length album 'Sparks' has been three years in the making. Since 2009's Grammy award winning 'Ellipse', Heap has been working with her fan generated 'sound seeds' to create a very innovative...

Review posted on 3rd October 2014

Flowers - Do What You Want, It's What You Should Do Album Review

Flowers - Do What You Want, It's What You Should Do Album Review

Instant and immediate appeal can sometimes lead to short-lived appreciation and qualified re-appraisal at a later date, but with the release of Flowers' debut album 'Do What You Want, It's What You Should Do' there...

Review posted on 3rd October 2014

Tre Mission - Stigmata Album Review

Tre Mission - Stigmata Album Review

Toronto producer and MC Tre Mission follows up last year's critically acclaimed free mixtape 'Malmaison' with his debut full length LP 'Stigmata'. His blend of R&B, grime and rap comes out of Canada, via the...

Review posted on 24th September 2014

Kutmah - Our Mannequin EP Review

Kutmah - Our Mannequin EP Review

London has its fair share of intriguing, talented, producers, DJs and artists, not many, however, have the recent back story to match Justin 'Kutmah' McNulty. He may have been born in Brighton and live in...

Review posted on 8th September 2014

Moire - Shelter Album Review

Moire - Shelter Album Review

'Shelter' is the debut album from London artist/producer Moire. Billed as an immersive, collaborative experience for the listener, 'Shelter' represents the fruition of Moire's foundation work to establish his musical signature and identity.The nine...

Review posted on 2nd September 2014

The Bug - Angels & Devils Album Review

The Bug - Angels & Devils Album Review

The Bug, Kevin Martin, may only just be releasing his fourth album under that name in seventeen years but he has hardly been slacking in the intervening period. His Bug output may be sporadic...

Review posted on 1st September 2014

Luke Sital-Singh - The Fire Inside Album Review

Luke Sital-Singh - The Fire Inside Album Review

After a string of EPs and singles over the last two years and some ten years since penning his first song, Luke Sital-Singh's eagerly anticipated debut album is finally here. Having dropped his love of...

Review posted on 1st September 2014

Lounge On The Farm - 2014 Live Review

Lounge On The Farm - 2014 Live Review

After 9 years, in temperatures at least 8 degrees higher than forecast, and some 7 years since The Super Furry Animals headlined in the Cowshed, only 6 minutes from the centre of Canterbury, over 5...

Review posted on 6th August 2014

Lounge On The Farm - Merton Farm, Kent 2nd August 2014 Preview

Lounge On The Farm - Merton Farm, Kent 2nd August 2014 Preview

Lounge On The Farm is 9 years old this August. From its modest start through its formative years and its eventual incarnation, it has given great and varied pleasure to the appreciative folk of Kent...

Review posted on 28th July 2014

First Aid Kit - Stay Gold Album Review

First Aid Kit - Stay Gold Album Review

Although The House Mafia and Icona Pop may take exception, First Aid Kit must surely rank as Sweden's finest musical export of recent years. The sisters from the suburbs of Stockholm have delighted us with...

Review posted on 16th July 2014

James Vincent McMorrow - Post Tropical Album Review

James Vincent McMorrow - Post Tropical Album Review

It's been four years since the release of James Vincent McMorrow's well-received and relatively successful debut album 'Early In The Morning'. Those expecting more of the same may be a little disappointed; James has "no...

Review posted on 6th May 2014

Grouplove - Spreading Rumours Album Review

Grouplove - Spreading Rumours Album Review

When Grouplove burst onto the scene a few years ago they brought with them a breath of fresh air; an almost tangible youthful exuberance and an infectious zest for life. With their self-titled first EP...

Review posted on 19th March 2014

Making Marks - A Thousand Half-Truths Album Review

Making Marks - A Thousand Half-Truths Album Review

Having wisely decided to consign My Little Pony (the band's previous name) to room 101 following the departure of guitarist Simen Herning, the re-invented quartet that represent Making Marks have released their 'debut' album 'A...

Review posted on 13th March 2014

Joan As Police Woman - The Classic Album Review

Joan As Police Woman - The Classic Album Review

Having had to wait just over three years for a follow-up to one of the best albums of 2011, anticipation has been one of high but anxious expectation. Thankfully, the anxiety element was entirely unnecessary...

Review posted on 6th March 2014

Nathaniel Rateliff - Falling Faster Than You Can Run Album Review

Nathaniel Rateliff - Falling Faster Than You Can Run Album Review

Following on from 2010's 'In Memory Of Loss', 'Falling Faster Than You Can Run' is the second full-length album from Denver dwellers Nathaniel Rateliff. Whilst it may be full of passion and is unquestionably delivered...

Review posted on 7th February 2014

Will Varley - As The Crow Flies Album Review

Will Varley - As The Crow Flies Album Review

Will Varley's much anticipated follow-up album to his brilliant 2011 album 'Advert Soundtracks' has been well worth the wait. 'As The Crow Flies' is no step change for Will but more of a gentle development...

Review posted on 5th December 2013

Wilkinson - Lazers Not Included Album Review

Wilkinson - Lazers Not Included Album Review

Former Best Breakthrough Producer (the D&B Awards got that spot on) Mark Wilkinson has had a pretty fabulous end to a very good year. The London DJ/producer and mixer would seem to be the Drum...

Review posted on 5th December 2013

Luke Sital-Singh - Tornados EP Review

Luke Sital-Singh - Tornados EP Review

New Malden's new Ben Howard? (Really!) 25-year-old Luke Sital-Singh, channels an 'IT Crowd' meets 'Big Bang Theory' charming geek look to deliver his latest incarnation for this; his third and arguably best release to date....

Review posted on 2nd December 2013

Laura Marling - Once I Was An Eagle Album Review

Laura Marling - Once I Was An Eagle Album Review

Laura Marling's 4th album in 5 years sees her blossom further as the assurances that her growing confidence has given her pervade her writing and her performance. As the naivety of her youth is realised...

Review posted on 12th August 2013

Lounge On The Farm - Merton Farm, Kent 26th-28th July 2013 Live Review

Lounge On The Farm - Merton Farm, Kent 26th-28th July 2013 Live Review

Just as it is right and proper that you support your local football team, regardless of their performance, so it is I think that you should support your local festival. (Lounge On The Farm, set...

Review posted on 9th August 2013

Gold Panda - Half Of Where You Live Album Review

Gold Panda - Half Of Where You Live Album Review

Multi-talented artist, producer, programmer and performer Gold (Derwin) Panda has traversed the globe in his lifetime giving him plenty to draw on for his second album, 'Half Of Where You Live'. Having started his journey...

Review posted on 17th July 2013

Junip - Junip Album Review

Junip - Junip Album Review

Jose Gonzalez has not exactly been living the quiet life since the first Junip album, 'Fields', back in 2010 but it has taken him a while to come back into the fold and collaborate once...

Review posted on 13th June 2013

Various Artists - The Great Gatsby OST Album Review

Various Artists - The Great Gatsby OST Album Review

The Great Gatsby movie may not have received universal praise and critical acclaim since its silver screen release but that doesn't mean you should write off or disregard its soundtrack. What do critics know anyway?...

Review posted on 13th June 2013

Studio Killers - Studio Killers Album Review

Studio Killers - Studio Killers Album Review

Following two frenetic and frenzied years of excitable buzz and building anticipation, Studio Killers, the virtual band formed in 2011, are all set for dance floor domination with their debut self-titled album. Where The Matrix...

Review posted on 4th June 2013

Dead Can Dance - Dead Can Dance In Concert Album Review

Dead Can Dance - Dead Can Dance In Concert Album Review

Dead Can Dance have been 'dancing' on and off now for over thirty years and over the past twelve months have played to more people (400,000) in more places (85 shows across 4 continents) than...

Review posted on 16th May 2013

Rudimental - Home Album Review

Rudimental - Home Album Review

When Pop excels it can be a joyous, uplifting, exciting and sometimes sublime experience. It can suspend reality, change moods, transport you to another place, engage your imagination and ignite all manner of emotions. When...

Review posted on 15th May 2013

Frank Turner - Tape Deck Heart Album Review

Frank Turner - Tape Deck Heart Album Review

With his star already in the ascendancy, last year's inspired Olympic call up by nearly-Sir Danny Boyle to spearhead the introduction of 'The Isles Of Wonder' has merely served as a supercharged catapult for Eton's...

Review posted on 13th May 2013

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Anna Calvi - All Saints Church, Hove 5.10.2018 Live Review

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