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Kamara is not Sinatra, but he’s a better singer than you

Kamara is not Sinatra, but he’s a better singer than you

Vanguard Online December 11, 2020 1

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I’ve only ever been aware of Chris Kamara from a distance. I never saw him play football because he tended to play for teams that didn’t make the big time. He went on to

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Banging Colours – “Hallucinogenic Treasures from the Convolution of an Imaginative Brain” – review of a souvenir from a time that maybe never was

Banging Colours – “Hallucinogenic Treasures from the Convolution of an Imaginative Brain” – review of a souvenir from a time that maybe never was

Ross McGibbon December 4, 2020 0

DIGITAL – BANDCAMP     4th December 2020 It is fifty-three years since the Summer Of Love and the heyday of hippy music in the swinging London scene. Matthias Derer has delved deep (who knows where….) to

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Young Marble Giants – “Colossal Youth” 40th anniversary reissue – a reminder of outsider genius

Young Marble Giants – “Colossal Youth” 40th anniversary reissue – a reminder of outsider genius

Ross McGibbon December 4, 2020 0

DOMINO RECORDS        27th November 2020 Young Marble Giants only lasted a few years and made very few recordings but had a huge influence on what came after. Of course, no-one sounds like them, but the

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Johanna Burnheart – BURNHEART

Johanna Burnheart – BURNHEART

Ross McGibbon November 26, 2020 0

ROPEADOPE RECORDS 30 October 2020 British jazz in a very healthy place right now, despite the lack of live music and, paradoxically, part of the evidence is this German violinist, singer and composer. We’ve

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Collete Cooper – Lost

Collete Cooper – Lost

Vanguard Online November 25, 2020 0

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Collette Cooper is releasing a new album Lost. The album is a steaming swamp of blues and jazz. Cooper’s voice is deep and smoky. Her USP is the vocal tremor she creates as she

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Carla Bruni – Carla Bruni – some classic grown-up French pop

Carla Bruni – Carla Bruni – some classic grown-up French pop

Ross McGibbon October 22, 2020 0

UNIVERSAL MUSIC           9th October 2020 French pop of this sort lives in its own world, distinguished by an adherence to things that are easy on the ears, a focus on the song and a love

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Bee Bee Sea – “Day Ripper” – pulsing with garage rock and pop intensity

Bee Bee Sea – “Day Ripper” – pulsing with garage rock and pop intensity

Ross McGibbon October 18, 2020 0

WILD HONEY RECORDS 9th October, 2020 At the outset I’m reminded of the crazed askew pop of Leeds’ finest – Cowtown. Similarly a trio and also from a famed place, Lombardy, though nowhere could

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Drive By Truckers – “The New OK” – passionately driven band say the new normal is not okay

Drive By Truckers – “The New OK” – passionately driven band say the new normal is not okay

Ross McGibbon October 18, 2020 0

DIGITAL RELEASE 2nd October 2020 PHYSICAL RELEASE 18th December 2020 Music as commentary and why not? An up to the minute album of tough state-of-the nation songs, rush released to make what difference they

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‘Fake it Flowers’ by Beabadoobee- A Fully Blossomed Masterpiece

‘Fake it Flowers’ by Beabadoobee- A Fully Blossomed Masterpiece

Heidi Flood October 13, 2020 0

A grunge icon for today’s generation, Beabadoobee’s debut album ‘Fake it Flowers’ cements this idea, as it is full of indie anthems in Bea’s words that are, ‘for girls to cry to and dance

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WILLIAM SHATNER – THE BLUES! – “Shatner’s Blues Trek is a galaxy of fun”

WILLIAM SHATNER – THE BLUES! – “Shatner’s Blues Trek is a galaxy of fun”

Ross McGibbon October 4, 2020 0

CLEOPATRA RECORDS 2nd October 2020 Henry Rollins totally changed my mind on William Shatner. After the over-acting in Star Trek, the TV series – TJ Hooker and an ill-advised comic book writing venture, putting

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