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Aschroft Orientated Rock

Aschroft Orientated Rock

Vanguard Online October 10, 2018 0

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Another serving of Ashcroft orientated rock for 2018. There’s all the Ashcroft trademarks to keep existing fans satisfied: passion, commitment, catchy chords and riffs, dreamy tail-offs with string accompaniment. This album has a more

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DAVID NANCE GROUP – Peaced and Slightly Pulverized

DAVID NANCE GROUP – Peaced and Slightly Pulverized

Ross McGibbon October 3, 2018 0

TROUBLE IN MIND RECORDS        5th October 2018 Artfully artless garage rock. Gleefully shambolic and stumbling. Jammed out and howling rock and roll. Reader, I liked it. Fusing the raw rock and

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Nathan Bowles – Plainly Mistaken –     ”It’s banjo, but not as we know it”

Nathan Bowles – Plainly Mistaken – ”It’s banjo, but not as we know it”

Ross McGibbon October 3, 2018 0

PARADISE OF BACHELORS 5 October 2018 This is clever stuff. Working with an instrument almost exclusively known to folk musics, Nathan Bowles takes the banjo and subverts our expectations. Willie Nelson was wrong –

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Album Review: Alt-J – REDUXER

Album Review: Alt-J – REDUXER

Lorna Stallard September 27, 2018 0

Alt-J have embodied their particular brand of experimental, electronic indie rock with self-assurance ever since they released their Mercury Prize-winning debut album, An Awesome Wave, in 2012. It is a telling sign of their

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Sarah Nixey – Night Walks

Sarah Nixey – Night Walks

Ross McGibbon September 27, 2018 0

BLACK LEAD RECORDS 5th October, 2018 At the turn of the century, Sarah Nixey was the voice of Black Box Recorder and this new set shows a darkly gothic imagination and a very tight

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David Wright & Carys – “Prophecy” walks the spaces between time and space, continuing the legacy of Kosmiche Musick

David Wright & Carys – “Prophecy” walks the spaces between time and space, continuing the legacy of Kosmiche Musick

Ross McGibbon September 16, 2018 0

AD MUSIC Out now David is possibly the best known British exponent of the type of Electronic Music that came to attention through German bands such as Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze or Popol Vuh.

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ALBUM REVIEW: PALE WAVES – MY MIND MAKES NOISES

ALBUM REVIEW: PALE WAVES – MY MIND MAKES NOISES

Aoife Burke September 11, 2018 2

Pale Waves’ highly anticipated debut album could not have arrived at a better time. In 2018 nostalgia is more marketable than ever, and is something My Mind Makes Noises channels in abundance. The Mancunian

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Touching, tender, perfect piano by Chilly Gonzales

Touching, tender, perfect piano by Chilly Gonzales

Vanguard Online September 8, 2018 0

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When I say the mellifluous piano music of Chilly Gonzales is music for falling asleep to, I don’t mean its boring, but rather it puts you into the most serene mood, which makes it the

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Fabled – ‘Short Stories’ – is a brightly involving debut jazz album

Fabled – ‘Short Stories’ – is a brightly involving debut jazz album

Ross McGibbon September 5, 2018 0

Fabled – Short Stories PICTOR RECORDS 28th September 2018 Fabled is a new London jazz ensemble led by up and coming saxophonist & clarinetist, Sam Rapley. Sam gets around the London scene, working with other artists,

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James ‘Living in Extraordinary Times’

James ‘Living in Extraordinary Times’

Vanguard Online August 27, 2018 0

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The Tim Booth persona projected through the music of the band James reminds me of a friend, a nice guy, interesting, hugely analytical, but a little standoffish, all of which seems to hide some narcissistic

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