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Grade 2 shake up the Graveyard Island with latest album

Grade 2 shake up the Graveyard Island with latest album

Stuart Hayes September 27, 2019 0

A preview of Grade 2's latest album Graveyard Island out Oct 13th under Hellcat records and produced by Tim Armstrong of Rancid

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Mike Patton and Jean-Claude Vannier – “Corpse Flower” – packed full of respect for a giant of French music

Mike Patton and Jean-Claude Vannier – “Corpse Flower” – packed full of respect for a giant of French music

Ross McGibbon September 26, 2019 0

IPECAC RECORDINGS 13 Sept 2019 I feel the love and respect dripping from this. It’s a serious pastiche, an utterly focussed hommage, yet all-new. Once the singer with Faith No More, Mike Patton has

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Laurie Anderson, Tenzin Choegyal, and Jesse Paris Smith – “Songs from the Bardo” – high concept art

Laurie Anderson, Tenzin Choegyal, and Jesse Paris Smith – “Songs from the Bardo” – high concept art

Ross McGibbon September 26, 2019 0

SMITHSONIAN FOLKWAYS                 27 September 2019 At this point in their career, most artists don’t have the ability to surprise but this release shows that Laurie Anderson does. Fans of Laurie are tuned into her

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Clinchy Royal is closer to his dreams on “U Don Know” album

Clinchy Royal is closer to his dreams on “U Don Know” album

Warren Kagombe September 21, 2019 0

Nairobi MC Clinchy Royal has come true on his early promise with this confident and unapologetic album,it might be amongst the best rap records East Africa has seen during the year so far. Clinchy

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Album Review: Keane – Cause and Effect

Album Review: Keane – Cause and Effect

Lorna Stallard September 21, 2019 0

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Keane are a British band that have been beloved since their 2004 debut album Hopes and Fears for their ability to articulate difficult emotions. In 2016, frontman Tom Chaplin released his critically acclaimed solo

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Binker Golding – “Abstractions of Reality Past & Incredible Feathers” – pure unalloyed jazz pleasure

Binker Golding – “Abstractions of Reality Past & Incredible Feathers” – pure unalloyed jazz pleasure

Ross McGibbon September 16, 2019 0

Gearbox Records 27 Sept, 2019 Binker Golding is a lyrical saxophone player, yet capable of going way out there into abstraction. His work with Moses Boyd was fascinating and exciting and he has played

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The Ashton Jones Project – “Toast” – It toasts your ass and sets your soles on fire

The Ashton Jones Project – “Toast” – It toasts your ass and sets your soles on fire

Ross McGibbon September 11, 2019 0

FLASH TOWN RECORDS  13th September 2019 Ashton Jones is a very promising soul and funk artist, based on the evidence of this debut album. It toasts your ass and sets your soles on fire. A

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King Nun evoke 2006 with high adrenaline indie rock

King Nun evoke 2006 with high adrenaline indie rock

Vanguard Online September 9, 2019 0

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At the start of their new album Mass King Nun ply an adrenaline fuelled indie rock, with attitude. The fast pace of the music reminds me of The Killers, the Fratellis, The Strokes and

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Emily Breeze –  “Rituals” – ego death coupled with a side of nameless longing

Emily Breeze – “Rituals” – ego death coupled with a side of nameless longing

Ross McGibbon September 2, 2019 0

SUGAR SHACK RECORDS 6th September, 2019 “When I was young I thought I’d bring the world to its knees / By smoking skunk in the daytime and reading Socrates” is the opening couplet from this

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Lover of Yann Tiersen? Piano Works by Alexander Plastic

Lover of Yann Tiersen? Piano Works by Alexander Plastic

Vanguard Online September 1, 2019 0

Vanguard Online

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I instantly liked Piano Works by Alexander Plastic. The opening track took me into a Yann Tiersen like world, a rhythmic melancholy if you like. The understated name for the album suggests Alexander Plastic

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