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Adam Ficek - British Plastic

Adam Ficek - British Plastic

'British Plastic' is RKC's (Formerly Roses Kings Castles) third album to date. Ostensibly the solo project of one time Babyshambles drummer Adam Ficek, RKC are his more electro leaning outlet for channelling his own "Odd...

Review posted on 9th January 2012

The Narcoleptic Dancers - Never Sleep

The Narcoleptic Dancers - Never Sleep

If you're fond of elaborate fabrication to serve as a back story to your favourite new European popsters then what the Narcoleptic Dancers offer up is particularly inspired. Not since Sebastian Jacob Niccals supposedly fathered...

Review posted on 9th January 2012

Sondre Lerche - Sondre Lerche

Sondre Lerche - Sondre Lerche

Sondre Lerche's self titled release is the 6th album from the acclaimed 29 year old Norwegian singer-songwriter. Said to contain a "Raw, spontaneous, instinctive and heartfelt sound" it also deals with more confrontational issues. It...

Review posted on 9th January 2012

The Birthday Suit - The Eleventh Hour

The Birthday Suit - The Eleventh Hour

Far from being idle, or for that matter wild, and with his former band on a very long term sabbatical or extended hiatus, Rod Jones has decided to form his own band. The Birthday Suit...

Review posted on 3rd January 2012

The Unthanks - Diversions Vol: 1

The Unthanks - Diversions Vol: 1

As dubious suggestions go, 'A silly idea that just wouldn't' go away' from The Unthanks producer, instrumentalist, sometime composer, and now full time hubby to Rachel, Adrian McNally's is probably more fanciful than silly....

Review posted on 19th December 2011

Don Scannell - Mystery

Don Scannell - Mystery

Southern Irish accountant Don Scannell has taken his newly released track 'Mystery' from his debut album Three Silver Pieces. It's all about soft melodies, steel guitar, piano and break beat drumming. Don's mellow vocals take...

Review posted on 13th December 2011

Cave Painting - You'll Be Running Soon

Cave Painting - You'll Be Running Soon

Generally, I wouldn't say I have a problem at all with not understanding the words of a song, or not being able to work them out. Listening to The Cocteau Twins, Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunipingu or...

Review posted on 13th December 2011

Films Of Colour - Slow Burn

Films Of Colour - Slow Burn

Now I like a good cover version usually; unfortunately, this is not one of them.Whilst you may be of the opinion that some songs remain untouchable and that it would be almost sacrilegious to even...

Review posted on 13th December 2011

Still Corners - Creatures Of An Hour

Still Corners - Creatures Of An Hour

Formed in 2008 by American Greg Hughes, London based Still Corners have thus far released a string of singles and EP's, all to generally favourable reviews. 'Creatures Of An Hour' represents their debut full length...

Review posted on 7th December 2011

The Golden Filter - Syndromes

The Golden Filter - Syndromes

Syndromes is a soundtrack to an eleven minute film of the same name (Or vice versa) on which New York based duo The Golden Filter worked with Norwegian director Kristoffer Borgli. Starring Emma Aars and...

Review posted on 7th December 2011

The Who - Quadrophenia, The Directors Cut

The Who - Quadrophenia, The Directors Cut

Ever since Johnny Strabler (Marlon Brando) rode into town as the leader of The Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, a troubled James Dean dared to show outwardly open angered contempt towards his hopelessly inept parents or...

Review posted on 1st December 2011

Grouplove - Never Trust A Happy Song

Grouplove - Never Trust A Happy Song

After the release of the fabulously infectious and riotously enthusiastic joy filled 'Colours' EP, Grouplove have released their debut album 'Never Trust A Happy Song'. Of the six songs they treated us to previously only...

Review posted on 28th November 2011

Oh Minnows - For Shadows

Oh Minnows - For Shadows

Oh Minnows, indeed, Oh Minnows. Where to start? Well they're not a band, they're a person. A person by the name of Chris Steele-Nicholson, he formerly of the group Semifinalists. Now happier to swim in...

Review posted on 23rd November 2011

Laura Marling - A Creature I Don't Know

Laura Marling - A Creature I Don't Know

21 years old. 3rd solo album. 2 Mercury nominations. Winner of a Best Female Brit and numerous other awards. Former member of Noah & The Whale and with a rich stream of interesting collaborative ventures,...

Review posted on 22nd November 2011

Peggy Sue - Acrobats

Peggy Sue - Acrobats

Acrobats is the sophomore album from London dwelling Brighton hailing trio Peggy Sue. Having cast aside the Pirates and drawn a line through the Pictures, their previous longer moniker incarnations, but picked up a drummer...

Review posted on 14th November 2011

Tori Amos - Night Of Hunters

Tori Amos - Night Of Hunters

Someone once said........ 'If music be the food of love, play on;Give me excess of it, that, surfeiting,The appetite may sicken, and so die.' Tori's appetite shows little signs of waning but her desire to...

Review posted on 8th November 2011

St. Vincent - Strange Mercy

St. Vincent - Strange Mercy

Review of St. Vincent's album Strange Mercy released through 4ADOklahoma born, Berklee drop out, former Polyphonic Spree member and latterly NYC Manhattan resident Annie Clark has packed quite a lot in to her first 28...

Review posted on 3rd November 2011

Richmond Fontaine - The High Country

Richmond Fontaine - The High Country

Something in the water of the U.S. state of Oregon must be highly conducive to a particularly fine mix of inspiration and creativity. Having set a very high bench mark with their 2009 album 'The...

Review posted on 31st October 2011

The Felice Brothers - Celebration, Florida

The Felice Brothers - Celebration, Florida

The trouble with irony is that it can either be used as an excuse when you've made a complete arse of yourself, as in "Oh yeah I wasn't being serious, I don't really believe in...etc"...

Review posted on 15th September 2011

Cocos Lovers - Elephant Lands

Cocos Lovers - Elephant Lands

These days it's rather easier to realise the truth, as Shakespeare long ago proclaimed, that the world is indeed your oyster. What's more, you no longer need a sword with which to plunder its riches;...

Review posted on 5th September 2011

Hyde & Beast - Slow Down

Hyde & Beast - Slow Down

In the course of popular musical history there have been many bands that have used the two drummer format to enhance their sound. Adam And The Ants, The Glitter Band and The Fall have all...

Review posted on 16th August 2011

King Creosote & Jon Hopkins, Diamond Mine Album Review

King Creosote & Jon Hopkins, Diamond Mine Album Review

prolific. adj 1 producing much fruit or foliage or many offspring 2 (of an artist ,author etc.) producing many works 3 plentiful. King Creosote's name should also be in the dictionary under the title prolific....

Review posted on 16th August 2011

We Aeronauts - Chalon Valley

We Aeronauts - Chalon Valley

I know of the Famous Five and the Secret Seven but I don't believe that Enid ever got round to an eight. The Enchanting Eight, the Eager Eight? No matter. We Aeronauts, from Oxford, are...

Review posted on 16th August 2011

Films Of Colour - Capital

Films Of Colour - Capital

Films Of Colour have been described as the "best band signed since Radiohead and Coldplay". Now not wishing to be rude but either Simon Williams, he of the quote, has not signed anybody since, or...

Review posted on 16th August 2011

Will Varley - Advert Soundtracks

Will Varley - Advert Soundtracks

Will Varley may have been born in Brixton six years later than the riots there had come to symbolise a back-lash to Thatcher's Britain but his spirit and ethos have many parallels with his contemporaries...

Review posted on 1st August 2011

Architects Of Grace - Moments In Time

Architects Of Grace - Moments In Time

If Maxell ('Break the sound barrier') were ever to see a resurgence in cassette tape sales that then necessitated the need to up date their iconic 80's TV ad's with a new version of Peter...

Review posted on 25th July 2011

The Leisure Society - Into The Murky Water

The Leisure Society - Into The Murky Water

'Into The Murky Water' is the second album from melodious harmonising duo (Ostensibly) The Leisure Society. It follows up, without really moving on from, their very well received debut album from 2009, 'The Sleeper'. If...

Review posted on 21st July 2011

Nerina Pallot - Year Of The Wolf

Nerina Pallot - Year Of The Wolf

Do you have any guilty pleasures? Do you secretly put Queen on to do the vacuuming? Do you rock out to AC/DC for Simon Mayo's mid-week mosh? Do you really love that synthetic 'cheese' they...

Review posted on 20th July 2011

Lounge On The Farm - Merton Farm Canterbury, Kent 8th-10th July 2011

Lounge On The Farm - Merton Farm Canterbury, Kent 8th-10th July 2011

From little acorns ............... great and mighty festivals grow. Since opening its gates six years ago to the inaugural event Lounge On The Farm has grown bigger and better each year. The initially modest numbers...

Review posted on 14th July 2011

Thea Gilmore - John Wesley Harding

Thea Gilmore - John Wesley Harding

Every so often during the course of a persons life they feel the need to indulge themselves in someone else's world. The want to explain who their influences were and are, the longing to bring...

Review posted on 29th June 2011

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