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Various Artists - Midlake's Late Night Tales

Various Artists - Midlake's Late Night Tales

There's always been the feeling that the Late Night Tales series was more one for the connoisseurs than some of its contemporaries. When compared to say the bottle of Jagermeister and deep pan Hawaiian post-club...

Review posted on 30th March 2011

The View - Bread and Circuses

The View - Bread and Circuses

There was something about that experience of first listening to The View's second album 'Which Bitch?' that will always live long in the memory. It wasn't that it was as hand gnawingly embarrassing as Robbie's...

Review posted on 28th March 2011

The Boxer Rebellion - The Cold Still

The Boxer Rebellion - The Cold Still

Subscribers to the theory that the big, bad old music industry exists to hold us captive to their view of what's what are plentiful, and a look at the charts says that they've probably got...

Review posted on 23rd March 2011

Christ Wagon - Toomorrow

Christ Wagon - Toomorrow

Whenever those polls get published listing the greatest British musical influences of the last thirty years or so, it's fairly unlikely that the name Richard D. James will feature on the roster. You'll probably see...

Review posted on 21st March 2011

The Vaccines - What Did You Expect From...

The Vaccines - What Did You Expect From...

Oh, how some people will love to hate The Vaccines. Lead singer dumps previous format in favour of Zane Lowe-friendly indie scenesterisms? Check. Blogosphere hype machine in full effect over demo before you can say...

Review posted on 10th March 2011

Thirteen Senses - Crystal Sounds

Thirteen Senses - Crystal Sounds

In an era where creativity has become a cipher for switching musical gears at will, Thirteen Senses third album Crystal Sounds represents nothing short of a gamble. Unceremoniously dropped by Mercury after the commercial failure...

Review posted on 2nd March 2011

Cut Copy - Zonoscope

Cut Copy - Zonoscope

Perhaps in the church of Cut Copy the morning prayer goes a little bit like this:'Our father, who was into synth pop, hallow be thy Moog. They kingdom come, by Fairlight done, on tape, as...

Review posted on 28th February 2011

Chapel Club - Palace

Chapel Club - Palace

In my experience there are only two types of music fans; on the one hand, there are a bunch of people who own a copy of - I mean own a copy of as opposed...

Review posted on 14th February 2011

Scritti Politti - Absolute

Scritti Politti - Absolute

Peering through the obfuscation of more than twenty five years, it probably seems to the average Joe that the summer of 1985 belonged to the notion of rock music completing its catharsis from being just...

Review posted on 14th February 2011

Chase and Status - No More Idols

Chase and Status - No More Idols

New Chase & Status album? Yes please. Let's unlock some drum n' bass flavours. Throw in a little hip-hop. Top the tuneage up with a lick of dubstep sounds, and then you've got yourself a...

Review posted on 1st February 2011

Regina Spektor Live In London

Regina Spektor Live In London

Review of Regina Spektor's live album & DVD Live In London Back in the day a live album was usually some kind of contractual filler, an exercise in thanks-very-much--now-here's-the-hits. To complement their throwaway nature, normally...

Movie Review posted on 27th January 2011

Tahiti 80 - The Past, The Present & The Possible

Tahiti 80 - The Past, The Present & The Possible

Now a six piece, Tahiti 80 have been treading an unspectacular line between anonymity and struggle ever since their formation in Rouen in the early 90's, despite a seemingly overt desire to channel the spirit...

Review posted on 10th January 2011

The Big 4 Live from Sofia, Bulgaria (with Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax)

The Big 4 Live from Sofia, Bulgaria (with Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax)

We deal in irony here in Britain as our default mode, so it should be no surprise to anybody that we've turned our backs to Heavy Metal, a format which has undeniably been our most...

Movie Review posted on 5th January 2011

Cradle Of Filth - Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa

Cradle Of Filth - Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa

So it happens that just in time for the season of goodwill and peace to all men, I get to review the new Cradle of Filth album, the British black metallers who we can safely...

Review posted on 14th December 2010

Plastikman - Arkives

Plastikman - Arkives

Richie Hawtin is one of those iconic figures in electronic music culture/folklore who inspires almost religious devotion, having been one of the pioneers of the second wave of Detroit techno at the beginning of the...

Review posted on 8th December 2010

Devlin - Bud, Sweat & Beers

Devlin - Bud, Sweat & Beers

It feels like forever because that's about how long it's taken; after about a thousand false starts and broken promises however, in James Devlin it now seems like UK hip-hop has itself a genuine contender...

Review posted on 6th December 2010

Roll Deep - Winner Stays On

Roll Deep - Winner Stays On

For anyone who's been living under a rock for the last six months, the East London grime collective Roll Deep will waste no time in letting you know their story. Whilst on the surface it...

Review posted on 26th November 2010

Kitsune - Vol.10: The Fireworks Issue

Kitsune - Vol.10: The Fireworks Issue

Pssst! Heard the one about the French fashion house that's home to the creme de la creme of lo-fi disco, sunshine pop and ever so reduced house? Yes, that's right, the guys and gals from...

Review posted on 16th November 2010

Afro Celt Sound System - Capture 1995 - 2010

Afro Celt Sound System - Capture 1995 - 2010

Cynics rejoice, for your preconceptions about Capture are correct:1. There are bits of it that sound like a techno version of River Dance.2. The patchouli whiff of new ageism does indeed pervade throughout.3. A lot...

Review posted on 15th November 2010

Meat Beat Manifesto - Answers Come In Dreams

Meat Beat Manifesto - Answers Come In Dreams

On the face of it, Meat Beat Manifesto - effectively Jack Dangers since his move to San Francisco at the start of the 90's - represent something of an anachronism. Of a generation coming into...

Review posted on 11th November 2010

Modern Superstitions - All The Things We've Been Told

Modern Superstitions - All The Things We've Been Told

Credit to Toronto based threesome Modern Superstitions, they completely get their USP - that being the outre vocal talents of lead singer Nyssa Rosaleen. Name your cliche - charm the birds from the trees/set light...

Review posted on 3rd November 2010

Groove Armada - White Light

Groove Armada - White Light

It's absolutely no exaggeration to say that Black Light, Groove Armada's sixth album proper which was released in January of this year, was nothing less than a revelation. Many - myself included -had long written...

Review posted on 25th October 2010

Lana Mir - Lana Mir

Lana Mir - Lana Mir

The panel judging the worst cover version of all time had clearly not had chance to listen to Lana Mir's eponymous debut album. This is because in awarding the dubious honour to Britney Spears' turgid...

Review posted on 18th October 2010

The Count & Sinden - Mega Mega Mega

The Count & Sinden - Mega Mega Mega

Dance music acts are always ones for hiding nothing when making an album. Fact is, most people they're trying to impress are normally struggling to remember what track was what, usually from a night out...

Review posted on 18th October 2010

Chiddy Bang - The Preview

Chiddy Bang - The Preview

From Philadelphia, Chiddy Bang - duo Noah 'Xaphoon Jones' Beresin and Chidera 'Chiddy' Anamege - come from a reality that's a long way removed from Will Smith (Apparently you're four times more likely to get...

Review posted on 12th October 2010

Los Lobos - Tin Can Trust

Los Lobos - Tin Can Trust

For many people in Britain their abiding memory of LA Chicano outfit Los Lobos will be an effervescent cover version of Ricky Valen's classic 'La Bamba', released way back in 1987. Taken from the film...

Review posted on 6th October 2010

Squeeze - Spot The Difference

Squeeze - Spot The Difference

It's got to the point now that I almost feel obliged to provide a bio when talking about Squeeze, the South London band who provided much of the new wave's most palatable moments. Formed in...

Review posted on 27th September 2010

The Posies - Blood/Candy

The Posies - Blood/Candy

It's such a 21st century thing to be most famous for having your music featured as a part of software, but as unlikely as it sounds, this is how The Posies have reached their widest...

Review posted on 20th September 2010

Roots Manuva - Duppy Writer

Roots Manuva - Duppy Writer

For all the respect paid, and his undoubted influence on British hip hop, there is always a suspicion that Rodney Smith - aka Roots Manuva - was doing less with the more god had given...

Review posted on 14th September 2010

Shit Robot - From The Cradle To The Rave

Shit Robot - From The Cradle To The Rave

Everyone in the music biz seems to have a story, and Irish emigre Marcus Lambkin has a whopper; after leaving Dublin for New York in the early 90's he soon became acquainted with one James...

Review posted on 13th September 2010

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The Lumineers - Walls Audio

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Watch Olly Murs get his nerd on as he blags his way into an exclusive Snoop Dogg party (where Rowan Atkinson is the bartender) in the video for their...

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Mid-Week Playlist: 15 Happy Tunes To Get You Through Work

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From 'Happy' to 'Banana Pancakes', these are soaked in positivity.

Mariah Carey - With You Video

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Mariah Carey is the picture of glamour in the black and white video for her brand new single 'With You'. It's the lead single from her forthcoming...

Eminem - Venom Video

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Eminem draws attention to the negative response his 2017 album 'Revival' received in the video for his latest song 'Venom'; a song recorded for the...

Anna Calvi - All Saints Church, Hove 5.10.2018 Live Review

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With the recent release of her third, very well received album 'Hunter' just behind her, Anna had plenty of relatively new songs to showcase.

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