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British Sea Power - Machineries Of Joy Album Review

British Sea Power - Machineries Of Joy Album Review

The Decline Of British Sea Power, the band's debut album way back in 2003, was thankfully not a prophecy about the likelihood of British Sea Power having a successful career post release. Ten years and...

Review posted on 25th April 2013

Chvrches - Recover EP Review

Chvrches - Recover EP Review

With two warmly received singles under their belt, a 'Sound Of 2013' nod and an album due out towards the latter part of this year, Glaswegian band Chvrches are maintaining their ever growing public presence...

Review posted on 19th April 2013

Fawn Spots/Cum Stain - Wedding Dress Album Review

Fawn Spots/Cum Stain - Wedding Dress Album Review

Thankfully this is not the BBC. I do not need to argue both sides, put forward the views of the passionate and opinionated or justify myself to the DG. Nor do I need to wrestle...

Review posted on 18th April 2013

Robert Delong - Just Movement Album Sampler Review

Robert Delong - Just Movement Album Sampler Review

Robert Delong is certainly a product of his time, enhancing and utilising every piece of modern gadgetry available to produce his unique blend of elaborate and engaging electronica. The multi-talented singer-songwriter, producer, programmer and drummer...

Review posted on 18th April 2013

Lapalux - Nostalchic Album Review

Lapalux - Nostalchic Album Review

Essex-born producer Lapalux, born Stuart Howard, first gained notoriety only last year with the release of his two debut EPs When You're Gone and Some Other Time, and over the course of his three releases,...

Review posted on 4th April 2013

Foxygen - We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace & Magic Album Review

Foxygen - We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace & Magic Album Review

'We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace & Magic' is the second album from Californian duo Foxygen following on from 2011's 'Take The Kids Off Broadway'. Sam France and Jonathan Rado formed the band...

Review posted on 7th March 2013

Atoms For Peace - Amok Album Review

Atoms For Peace - Amok Album Review

Generally (sweeping statement imminent) the quality of the output of previous 'Supergroups' has been, to varying degrees of negativity, less than the parts which constitute its make-up. There are notable exceptions to be fair; early...

Review posted on 7th March 2013

Palma Violets - 180 Album Review

Palma Violets - 180 Album Review

Ben Affleck may have picked up a Best Director BAFTA for his film Argo this year, but even he, with a few spare quid in his back pocket, wouldn't have put a penny on himself...

Review posted on 25th February 2013

Nick Cave - Push The Sky Away Album Review

Nick Cave - Push The Sky Away Album Review

'Push The Sky Away' represents the 15th studio album from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, a quite remarkable achievement for a group now in their 30th year, let alone when you consider the plethora...

Review posted on 21st February 2013

Rachel Sermanni - Under Mountains Album Review

Rachel Sermanni - Under Mountains Album Review

It would be easy to trivialise the debut album from Rachel Sermanni as it's almost too 'fairytale come true' in its inception and creation (young wee Scottish lassie from the Highlands writes and performs perfectly...

Review posted on 31st January 2013

Tom Odell - Songs From Another Love Ep Review

Tom Odell - Songs From Another Love Ep Review

Brit's Critics Choice Winner Tom Odell has appeared on just about every kind of 'Next Big Thing for 2013' list, including BBC Sound of 2013 and MTV's Brand New for 2013. These were probably down...

Review posted on 29th January 2013

Offshore - Bake Haus Album Review

Offshore - Bake Haus Album Review

'Bake Haus' is the first (mini) album from Scotland's Ewan Robertson, aka Offshore. Sadly, it is also the last that he will ever have the pleasure of sharing with us as, shortly after its release,...

Review posted on 28th January 2013

Wave Machines - Pollen Album Review

Wave Machines - Pollen Album Review

Former faux 'Phantom' mask wearing, electro leaning Liverpudlians Wave Machines are back with some seriously sublime tunage of the highest order. 'Pollen' follows up their excellent 2009 debut 'Wave If You're Really There'. As if...

Review posted on 28th January 2013

Kate Nash - Death Proof EP Review

Kate Nash - Death Proof EP Review

Brit winning, Artists Coalition founding, Harrow educated, obsessive compulsive, former cockney sparra wannabe and occasional actress of potty mouthed propensity, Kate Nash is all set to throw off her somewhat tiresome and inaccurate Lily Allen...

Review posted on 24th January 2013

The Joy Formidable - Wolf's Law Album Review

The Joy Formidable - Wolf's Law Album Review

The Joy Formidable are not just one of the UK's best emerging bands in recent years. Consisting of Ritzy Brian, Rhydian Dafydd and Matt Thomas, The Joy Formidable is quickly establishing itself as one of...

Review posted on 23rd January 2013

Rowdy Superstar - Battery Album Review

Rowdy Superstar - Battery Album Review

When you can be bothered to find out, it usually transpires that someone who says they have such weird and 'out there' tastes rarely does; they might just be the one member of their family...

Review posted on 12th December 2012

Taken By Trees - Other Worlds Album Review

Taken By Trees - Other Worlds Album Review

Other Worlds is the third album from Taken By Trees. The band, once considered a side project, is now the main focus of helms woman Victoria Bergsman. Since successfully extracting herself from The Concretes, some...

Review posted on 19th November 2012

The Unthanks - Diversions III, Songs From The Shipyards Album Review

The Unthanks - Diversions III, Songs From The Shipyards Album Review

Diversions III, Songs From The Shipyards is the third album in a very productive year for The Unthanks. The series started, fortuitously for us, as "A silly idea that wouldn't go away" for Adrian McNally....

Review posted on 14th November 2012

Anja McCloskey - An Estimation Album review

Anja McCloskey - An Estimation Album review

From the dark intensity of the opening instrumental track 'Decision', Anja McCloskey's debut solo album 'An Estimation' pitches itself precariously enough to both invite and intrigue the listener but not reveal all. McCloskey resists any...

Review posted on 5th November 2012

 The Wooden Sky - Every Child A Daughter Every Moon A Sun Album review

The Wooden Sky - Every Child A Daughter Every Moon A Sun Album review

The third album from Indie spirited Canadian country-folk quintet The Wooden Sky, 'Every Child A Daughter, Every Moon A Sun' sees them develop their more textured and layered sound. The evolutionary transformations since the band's...

Review posted on 5th November 2012

Sam Flax - Age Waves Album review

Sam Flax - Age Waves Album review

On the whole, music of any type can be more or less guaranteed to cut through any cultural differences and unite people through a shared appreciation. Unlike language or customs, music, rather like maths, has...

Review posted on 5th November 2012

The Staves - Dead & Born & Grown Album Review

The Staves - Dead & Born & Grown Album Review

The Staves are a band you may or may not be familiar with. They seem to have been 'around' for a while, gradually working their way into our subconscious, yet you may be surprised to...

Review posted on 26th October 2012

Bat For Lashes - Haunted Man Album Review

Bat For Lashes - Haunted Man Album Review

In 2006, Natasha Khan, aka Bat For Lashes, released her debut album Fur And Gold. However, it was not until she appeared on the (formerly less bloated and more focused) Culture Show in February 2007...

Review posted on 22nd October 2012

Angus Stone - Broken Brights Album Review

Angus Stone - Broken Brights Album Review

Sibling rivalry can produce interesting results. Some relationships that were merely nothing more than tolerable can be argued to have produced a partnership's best results. Oasis, for instance, were at their height when brotherly love...

Review posted on 18th October 2012

Volcano - Pinata Album Review

Volcano - Pinata Album Review

Since forming in 2003, Chicago based band Volcano! have released two albums: 2005's 'Beautiful Seizure' and 2008's 'Paperwork' as well as a couple of singles along the way. After first 'Striving for maximum intensity..and unpredictable...

Review posted on 8th October 2012

Patrick Watson - Adventures In Your Own Back Yard Album Review

Patrick Watson - Adventures In Your Own Back Yard Album Review

Them there Canadians can be an unassuming lot (not that I'm a fan of generalization, but you know.). They get quite passionate about Ice Hockey, Mounties, snow mobiles and Niagara Falls (Their side at least)...

Review posted on 1st October 2012

The View - Cheeky For A Reason Album Review

The View - Cheeky For A Reason Album Review

In 2007 Scottish Indie darlings The View released 'Hats Off To The Buskers'. They released 5 singles from it, it went to #1 and it earned them a Mercury Music Prize nomination. Since then the...

Review posted on 1st October 2012

Gaggle - From The Mouth Of The Cave Album Review

Gaggle - From The Mouth Of The Cave Album Review

As choirs go, this one, Gaggle, does at least deserve the moniker of alternative, innovative and original. They may not win Choir Of The Year (nor do they probably want to) and they are unlikely...

Review posted on 1st October 2012

Bellowhead - Broadside Album Review

Bellowhead - Broadside Album Review

With every album Bellowhead release, they raise the barrier. Broadside, Bellowhead's fourth full-length offering, complete with their trademark infectious folk-funk stomp, juicy, eclectic arrangements and almighty appetite for entertainment, does it yet again.'Byker Hill' opens...

Review posted on 1st October 2012

Smugglers Festival - 31st Aug-2nd Sept 2012 Kent

Smugglers Festival - 31st Aug-2nd Sept 2012 Kent

Way back up in the woods (In a 'secret' location just outside Deal) among the evergreens, there stood a log cabin made of earth and wood......where (for three days, and for only the second time)...

Review posted on 4th September 2012

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Anna Calvi - All Saints Church, Hove 5.10.2018 Live Review

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