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Missiles of October – Better Days

Missiles of October – Better Days

Gary Carson September 17, 2017 0

The music of Missiles of October is rough, its the musical equivalent of the feeling you get when you wake up in the morning and you burp and you taste a mix of the kebab and

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Album Review: Wolf Alice – Visions of a Life

Album Review: Wolf Alice – Visions of a Life

Aoife Burke September 9, 2017 2

Wolf Alice are – in a word – unpredictable. Originally pinned as 21st century grunge, they proved such labels redundant on their masterful debut album My Love is Cool; flitting seamlessly from shoegaze to

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Nat King Cole & Me, the perfect Christmas present?

Nat King Cole & Me, the perfect Christmas present?

Vanguard Online September 8, 2017 0

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Gregory Porter does what he says and sings the songs of Nat King Cole. And wow, what a rich voice he has, a voice that is perfectly set in an orchestral arrangement of strings

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Stories of the night, glitz, glamour and intrigue

Stories of the night, glitz, glamour and intrigue

Vanguard Online September 7, 2017 0

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Its a late night vibe, a slow sexy pace that’s developed by Tony Allen’s instrumental jazz album The Source. Its a night of romance, an evening sat pondering a treatise or a game of cards

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Micah P Hinson – “Presents The Holy Strangers” – a sketched, foxed and faded serigraph from a distant time

Micah P Hinson – “Presents The Holy Strangers” – a sketched, foxed and faded serigraph from a distant time

Ross McGibbon September 6, 2017 0

FULL TIME HOBBY                      8th September 2017 On the evidence of this album, I don’t think Micah P Hinson takes himself too seriously. Not that

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The Dream Syndicate – “How Did I Find Myself Here?”          Letting the days go by with The Dream Syndicate

The Dream Syndicate – “How Did I Find Myself Here?”          Letting the days go by with The Dream Syndicate

Ross McGibbon September 4, 2017 0

ANTI RECORDS 8 September 2017 There is something special about chiming guitars – two guitars weaving and occasional riding rough over each other. There’s plenty of that here and the sound is classic American

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El Goodo – “By Order of the Moose”   There is plenty of space in the world for well-crafted, beaty pop songs

El Goodo – “By Order of the Moose”   There is plenty of space in the world for well-crafted, beaty pop songs

Ross McGibbon September 1, 2017 0

Strangetown Records                   8th September, 2017 The sixties have never been more present than now (except the actual Sixties, that is). Thankfully this is an idealised Sixties, as opposed to the real decade, which was

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Beaches- ‘Second Of Spring’ –  lo-fi, fuzzy summer fun

Beaches- ‘Second Of Spring’ –  lo-fi, fuzzy summer fun

Ross McGibbon September 1, 2017 0

CHAPTER MUSIC          8th September, 2017 This is a big collection, full of sound, ideas and fun. Lots of instrumentals, some where there are vocals but as colour or instrumentation via wordless chorus or echo

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Third Culture Kings – “Is That Light You Carry?”      Trippy, dubby, spaced out sonic pleasure

Third Culture Kings – “Is That Light You Carry?”      Trippy, dubby, spaced out sonic pleasure

Ross McGibbon August 23, 2017 0

INTERNET AND WEED RECORDS / 100.000 RECORDS        18th August, 2017 A Glorybox / dälek joint effort, this carries the special mark of being largely recorded on a couple of smartphones. Wild and lazy beats underpin

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Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real – “Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real”       – Good but could have been so much better

Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real – “Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real” – Good but could have been so much better

Ross McGibbon August 23, 2017 5

FANTASY RECORDS           25th August, 2017 Big chances come along rarely. Once you’ve had them, you’ve got to keep the momentum yourself. Lukas Nelson has two claims to fame: Lukas

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