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Album Review: Tom Chaplin – Twelve Tales of Christmas

Album Review: Tom Chaplin – Twelve Tales of Christmas

Lorna Stallard November 19, 2017 0

It has barely been a year since Keane frontman Tom Chaplin released his critically acclaimed debut solo album, The Wave, but he has already followed it up with a Christmas album, inspired by the

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Charlotte Gainsbourg – “Rest” is going to be her biggest album, as she mines the mainstream motherlode

Charlotte Gainsbourg – “Rest” is going to be her biggest album, as she mines the mainstream motherlode

Ross McGibbon November 15, 2017 0

BECAUSE MUSIC        17th November 2017 Much has been made of the lyrical content of this bilingual album but I’m interested in how it sounds. A long-time fan of her Dad, Serge Gainsbourg and her

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Morrissey continues to excite the iconoclast, to a prog rock soundtrack

Morrissey continues to excite the iconoclast, to a prog rock soundtrack

Vanguard Online November 10, 2017 0

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Nothing new here for Morrissey fans? A bucket list of stereotypes is ticked within the first five minutes contemplation of Morrissey’s new album. Title? Low in high school. Cover photo? A boy outside of Buckingham

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Hüsker Dü – Savage Young Dü – why you should cherish your little local venues and touring bands

Hüsker Dü – Savage Young Dü – why you should cherish your little local venues and touring bands

Ross McGibbon November 8, 2017 1

NUMERO        10th November 2017 There are events that make such an impression that I can remember where I was and what I was doing. The first time I heard Husker Du was one of

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Robert’s singing in his sleep again

Robert’s singing in his sleep again

Vanguard Online October 24, 2017 0

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Does someone need to wake Robert up? Or maybe he’s already woken up and what we can hear are the musings of the morning after the night before. Carry Fire is a soft and atmospheric album,

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Esmerine – Mechanics Of Dominion

Esmerine – Mechanics Of Dominion

Ross McGibbon October 23, 2017 0

CONSTELLATION         October 20th 2017 Described as a post-classical chamber ensemble, this is a long-form exploration of what it means to create feeling with sound. An impeccable lineage presents lead cello lines from Rebecca Foon,

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Jackie Shane – Any Other Way

Jackie Shane – Any Other Way

Ross McGibbon October 23, 2017 1

NUMERO GROUP                  20 October, 2017 These two CDs (or LPs) are all there is of Jackie Shane’s music. Still, that’s twice as much as anyone salvaged of The Shangri-las. Thanks to Numero Group for

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Traumatic memories are the subject of Forest Swords electronic mash up

Traumatic memories are the subject of Forest Swords electronic mash up

Vanguard Online October 23, 2017 0

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Its almost as if Forest Swords had written Compassion for a hard hitting drama series for BBC 2. Tribal warrior drum beats set in the distance and an organ which echoes and haunts as if it was

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Andrew Weatherall’s Qualia is Trans-Europe Express for the twenty first century

Andrew Weatherall’s Qualia is Trans-Europe Express for the twenty first century

Vanguard Online October 21, 2017 0

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Andrew Weatherall’s Qualia is Trans-Europe Express for the twenty first century. It’s upbeat, fresh, it has razor sharp sounds and nice drum arrangements. It continues the tradition of Weatherall’s Two Lone Swordsmen project in that the emotions are

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Foo Fighters put on a variety show

Foo Fighters put on a variety show

Vanguard Online October 11, 2017 0

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I was really hopeful about the Foo Fighters when they came into view in the summer of 1995, I thought any spin-off of Nirvana was worth a listen. And yet the name ‘Foo Fighters’

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