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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

EMA - Past Life Martyred Saints

EMA - Past Life Martyred Saints

If there was any justice in this world (At this point try and resist the temptation to burst into a full Lemar vocal) EMA would be bigger than GaGa. As there is rarely any (justice)...

Review posted on 27th June 2011

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Stalking Horse - Heathen Head Howling Heart

Stalking Horse - Heathen Head Howling Heart

Is Leeds fast becoming Yorkshire's equivalent to Portland, Oregon? With so many new bands and so much artistry and creativity abounding in the area of late you would be easily forgiven for thinking so....

Review posted on 21st June 2011

Broken Bells - Meyrin Fields

Broken Bells - Meyrin Fields

A collection of rarities and b-sides can usually be found in the back catalogue of many an aging band. Re-packaged, added content, remixes, live or demo versions are dug up from every corner of the...

Review posted on 8th June 2011

Yonderboy - All Bob Minor/Too Easy

Yonderboy - All Bob Minor/Too Easy

Leeds based 4 piece Yonderboy are just beginning to appreciate the fruits of their 3 year labour of love. Having previously co-released an EP, with fellow Yorkshire men, Just Shake Hands (We're British), the quartet...

Review posted on 8th June 2011

Fight Like Apes - The Body Of Christ And The Legs Of Tina Turner

Fight Like Apes - The Body Of Christ And The Legs Of Tina Turner

Fight Like Apes first album, FLApes and The Mystery Of The Golden Medallion, was a great debut album brimming with energy, youthful exuberance, cocky bravado and genuinely funny, often cynical, reflections on life. You couldn't...

Review posted on 26th May 2011

The Donkeys - Born With Stripes

The Donkeys - Born With Stripes

The Donkey's; where to begin? Self deprecation is a strange quality, if you can call it a quality. Using humour to deflect or dissipate possible tension, mockery or confrontation could be seen as a noble...

Review posted on 23rd May 2011

Bell X1 - Bloodless Coup

Bell X1 - Bloodless Coup

Football and music share some common themes. They bring people together in an almost tribal fashion, they both stir emotions, they help to confirm or highlight many stereotypical traits and they bring a vast amount...

Review posted on 18th May 2011

Alison Krauss - Paper Airplane

Alison Krauss - Paper Airplane

When you hear or read the phrase, "She's picked up 26 Grammy's", you could be forgiven for thinking that Alison Krauss was some sort of Olympic weight lifter with a penchant for raising awards. The...

Review posted on 17th May 2011

Alela Diane - Alela Diane & Wild Divine

Alela Diane - Alela Diane & Wild Divine

Is it possible to take an almost instant liking to an album merely because within the opening sentences the word filigree is used as the descriptive of choice to describe the characters frock? I have...

Review posted on 4th May 2011

Guillemots - Walk The River

Guillemots - Walk The River

After pouring his heart out following the emotional breakdown of a particularly significant relationship, Fyfe Dangerfield rejoined his mother ship to get on with life and help his original band make album number 3, 'Walk...

Review posted on 3rd May 2011

Eliza Newman - Pie In The Sky

Eliza Newman - Pie In The Sky

If your love of the Ukulele has been thwarted by seeing George Formby, marginalised by Ukulele Orchestra or perverted by Sabrina's cousin Shelley, a.k.a 'Dead Tooth', delivering ditties between her day care duties at her...

Review posted on 3rd May 2011

The Young Knives - Ornaments From The Silver Arcade

The Young Knives - Ornaments From The Silver Arcade

Three nerds from North West Leicestershire's home town of Baron Zouche who have a certain somewhat unhealthy fascination for tweed, Adam & The Ants and Benny Hill impressions sound like an unlikely trio to be...

Review posted on 27th April 2011

Twin Atlantic - Free

Twin Atlantic - Free

I am not normally prone to generalisations, sweeping statements or for that matter using widely accepted, although sometimes hurtful and ill considered, national and social stereotypes, especially for meagre comic effect. However, I am afraid...

Review posted on 26th April 2011

Ladytron - Ace Of Hz

Ladytron - Ace Of Hz

As a tease to whet your appetite for the main event, the retrospective album 'Best Of 00-10' Ladytron are releasing a new single 'Ace Of Hz'. The track serves both as a stab in the...

Review posted on 29th March 2011

Hiatus - Insurrection ft Linton Kwesi Johnso

Hiatus - Insurrection ft Linton Kwesi Johnso

Insurrection n. a violent uprising or revolt against established authority.-Derivatives insurrectionary adj, insurrectionist n. & agj, from insurgere 'rise up'. To mark the 30th anniversary of the 81' Brixton riots Hiatus has collaborated with the...

Review posted on 28th March 2011

TD Lind - Push Over Boy Blues

TD Lind - Push Over Boy Blues

TD Lind started out on the great British Pub circuit before a chance encounter catapulted him from Inspector Morse's backyard around New York, L.A, Kentucky, Texas and Paris before settling back in dear old blighty....

Review posted on 23rd March 2011

James Vincent McMorrow - Early In The Morning

James Vincent McMorrow - Early In The Morning

James Vincent McMorrow may sound as though his name was the result of ad men brainstorming forward thinking commercial ideas for an all consuming global fast food chain, however, the music he produces has little...

Review posted on 17th March 2011

Abigail Washburn - City Of Refuge

Abigail Washburn - City Of Refuge

If you're unfamiliar with the work of The Sparrow Quartet or Uncle Earl, don't listen avidly to Bob Harris and cannot bring to mind any Chinese/American cross pollinated musical styles and influences you may be...

Review posted on 16th March 2011

Sparkadia - Mary

Sparkadia - Mary

Once a Sydney four piece with a fair degree of success, Sparkadia released a well received, and fondly remembered, debut album 'Postcards'. As their success and reputation escalated they toured extensively with the likes of...

Review posted on 16th March 2011

Swimming - Sun In The Island

Swimming - Sun In The Island

They could have been called 'Meet You At The Lions', 'See You At The Trip' or 'Catch Up At The Broadway' but as night follows day for some, music followed swimming for the band members...

Review posted on 15th March 2011

Micachu - Chopped & Screwed

Micachu - Chopped & Screwed

True inspirational pioneers of fashion, art or music are a rare phenomenon. People who become synonymous with a certain era, those who help define or shape it so come to represent aspects of popular culture...

Review posted on 14th March 2011

The Unthanks - Last

The Unthanks - Last

Recently I watched Barbara Dickson perform as part of the Radio2 Folk Awards. As she sang the song My Donald three things occurred to me. Firstly, just what a great song it is. Secondly, I...

Review posted on 9th March 2011

PJ Harvey - Let England Shake

PJ Harvey - Let England Shake

'You won't find a girl in this damn World that will compare to me.' 'The West Country Girl' with 'A crooked smile and a happy heart shaped face', 'A glove of bones at her wrist'...

Review posted on 10th February 2011

Grouplove - Colours

Grouplove - Colours

'Carpe Diem', 'Follow your heart', 'Your dreams can come true', 'If you think you can you will, if you think you can't you won't'. Whatever mantra, seemingly idealistic vision or self development ideology the five...

Review posted on 4th February 2011

Thirteen Senses - The Loneliest Star

Thirteen Senses - The Loneliest Star

Three and a half years ago Thirteen Senses posted on their web-site that they had started to record songs for their new album, the follow up to their second, 'Contact'. Although some of the new...

Review posted on 3rd February 2011

The Duke Spirit - Kusama

The Duke Spirit - Kusama

The Duke Spirit are somewhat of an enigma when it comes to measuring success against the quality of their output. Since forming in 2003 The Duke Spirit have produced two very good albums, 'Cuts Across...

Review posted on 3rd February 2011

Joan as Police Woman - The Deep Field

Joan as Police Woman - The Deep Field

The Deep Field represents only the third full length album from Joan As Police Woman. (You can get a forth but only at the live shows). Ostensibly the vehicle and work of Joan Wasser, Joan...

Review posted on 27th January 2011

Jil Is Lucky - Jil Is Lucky

Jil Is Lucky - Jil Is Lucky

Seasoned traveller and musician Jil Bensenior is the frontman for the five piece French band Jil Is Lucky. Having taken up the guitar at 7 he started playing in smoke filled French bars with his...

Review posted on 20th January 2011

Jonny - Jonny

Jonny - Jonny

A Celtic partnership the likes of this hasn't been heard of since Van Morrison (Yes I know he's not Scottish) dueted with Tom Jones. Two giants of music from Scotland and Wales collaborating on a...

Review posted on 19th January 2011

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