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Virgin '40' - Virgin Records Review

Virgin '40' - Virgin Records Review

Forty years is a long time in anyone's book, but it is an incredibly long time for a record label to be around. To mark such an occasion, Virgin Records has released a compilation celebrating...

Review posted on 12th December 2013

Travis - Where You Stand Album Review

Travis - Where You Stand Album Review

Travis are back. Admittedly, that's not the sort of statement that will get every music fan going. But what has to be remembered is that when the Glasgow band released their second album 'The Man...

Review posted on 23rd September 2013

Quickbeam - Quickbeam Album Review

Quickbeam - Quickbeam Album Review

One of the benefits of Scotland being a small country is that when it comes to music, the cream quickly rises to the top. That has been witnessed recently from the likes of Admiral Fallow,...

Review posted on 13th May 2013

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Specter At The Feast Album Review

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Specter At The Feast Album Review

As many people know, this is the first Black Rebel Motorcycle Club album to be released since bassist Robert Levon Been's Father, Michael Been, died of a heart attack in 2010. Been's father was the...

Review posted on 3rd April 2013

The Virginmarys - King of Conflict Album Review

The Virginmarys - King of Conflict Album Review

The Virginmarys might be young but the band has already been around a while. Formed in 2006, the Macclesfield three piece led by singer and guitarist Ally Rickaty has had numerous years of touring to...

Review posted on 21st February 2013

The Cubical - Arise Conglomerate Album Review

The Cubical - Arise Conglomerate Album Review

When Noel Gallagher describes your band as 'f***in' mega' it would obviously be taken as a tremendous compliment. But, then again, it also brings pressure to focus the mind knowing a bigger audience will be...

Review posted on 27th November 2012

Dark Horses - Black Music Album Review

Dark Horses - Black Music Album Review

Black Music, the debut album from Dark Horses, is the sort of album that will make people glad that CDs and records still exist. The notion of taking a disc out of its case or...

Review posted on 13th November 2012

Tom Jones - Spirit in the room

Tom Jones - Spirit in the room

Tom Jones has been in music for over 50 years but he is just as active as ever even now that he is in his 70s. New album, 'Spirit in the room', follows on from...

Review posted on 31st July 2012

Amy Macdonald - Life In A Beautiful Light

Amy Macdonald - Life In A Beautiful Light

A lot has happened since Amy Macdonald released her debut album in 2007 which gave her hits in the shape of 'Mr Rock and Roll' and 'this is the life'. She toured around the world,...

Review posted on 23rd July 2012

Garbage - Glasgow Barrowlands 4 July 2012

Garbage - Glasgow Barrowlands 4 July 2012

Two weeks worth of rain fell in Glasgow on Wednesday night as public transport struggled to cope with the weather as train lines were flooded forcing commuters to make alternate plans to get home. But...

Review posted on 6th July 2012

The Soundtrack of Our Lives - Throw It To The Universe

The Soundtrack of Our Lives - Throw It To The Universe

Sweden is synonymous with many different things. Over the years it has given the world Ikea, Volvos and sumptuous music. This has been reflected through the years by bands such as ABBA (obviously) and the...

Review posted on 3rd July 2012

Feeder - Generation Freakshow

Feeder - Generation Freakshow

After more than 20 years together as a band, Feeder return with their eighth album, Generation Freakshow. The band now officially operates as a duo after different drummers taking the place of original drummer, the...

Review posted on 15th May 2012

Twin Atlantic - Glasgow King Tuts 3rd May 2012

Twin Atlantic - Glasgow King Tuts 3rd May 2012

2012 could be the Twin Atlantic's biggest year to date. The Scottish four piece has support slots with Blink 182 on their UK tour plus dates in the US supporting Incubus. Not to mention the...

Review posted on 10th May 2012

The Wedding Present - Valentina

The Wedding Present - Valentina

They may have split up, reformed and had more line-up changes than the Man United back four, but The Wedding Present are now on their third album since Singer David Gedge reformed the band in...

Review posted on 10th April 2012

The Futureheads - Rant

The Futureheads - Rant

You wouldn't think it, but 2004-2005 is starting to feel like quite a long time ago now, when a wrath of new bands were gracing the scene. These included the likes of The Killers, who...

Review posted on 10th April 2012

The Civil Wars - Barton Hollow

The Civil Wars - Barton Hollow

After being released last year in their native United States, duo Civil Wars' debut album, Barton Hollow, has now been released in the UK for their fans to get their hands on. The album has...

Review posted on 3rd April 2012

Sound Of Guns - Angels and Enemies

Sound Of Guns - Angels and Enemies

In what could be construed as a possible attempt to conquer the arenas, Liverpudlian band Sound of Guns return with their second album, 'Angels and Enemies.' Produced by Dave Eringa it is the follow up...

Review posted on 7th March 2012

Emeli Sande - Our Version Of Events

Emeli Sande - Our Version Of Events

It could be claimed that compared to other acts Emeli Sande has burst on to the scene and became the artist of the moment. But in actual fact it has been a long time coming...

Review posted on 28th February 2012

Simple Minds - X5

Simple Minds - X5

It's 1985, the Breakfast Club is in the Cinema and its theme song, 'Don't You Forget About Me', has just helped break Simple Minds in America.The most successful moment in their career is regarded by...

Review posted on 14th February 2012

InMe - The Pride

InMe - The Pride

Numerous trends and scenes have come and gone since the turn of the century but one of Britain's gutsy alt bands keep coming back to the table with new material. Inme return with their fifth...

Review posted on 6th February 2012

Alabama 3 - Shoplifting 4 Jesus

Alabama 3 - Shoplifting 4 Jesus

Once described as the best live act in the UK by the Guardian, the band who sound tracked the opening clips of many people's favourite gangster drama return with their ninth studio album, Shoplifting 4...

Review posted on 1st February 2012

Morning Parade - Morning Parade

Morning Parade - Morning Parade

Somewhere, at some point, bands seemed to change from doing anything they could to not be mentioned in the same breath as the stadium slaying mega acts. Take Nirvana as an example (no way are...

Review posted on 30th January 2012

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Anna Calvi - All Saints Church, Hove 5.10.2018 Live Review

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