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Darkly Atmospheric Post Punk from Swedish duo True Moon

Darkly Atmospheric Post Punk from Swedish duo True Moon

Luna Madden April 20, 2017 0

As summer swiftly approaches, the outburst of poppy, light-filled summer bops flittering over the airwaves can at times become so sweet it’s almost sickening. Breaking the mould for the mood of traditional spring releases,

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Oiseaux-Tempete – Al-‘An! fuses drifting post-rock soundscapes with the textures of Beirut

Oiseaux-Tempete – Al-‘An! fuses drifting post-rock soundscapes with the textures of Beirut

Ross McGibbon April 16, 2017 0

SUB ROSA.        31st March 2017 Meaning “Now!” in Arabic, Al-’An is the third part of the band’s exploration of a theme. I’m not sure I grasp the theme but I grasp the feeling. From

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Me and the Bees – Menos Mal is a summery sweet garage indie sixties throw-back and I love it

Me and the Bees – Menos Mal is a summery sweet garage indie sixties throw-back and I love it

Ross McGibbon April 12, 2017 0

LA CASTANYA RECORDS            7th April, 2007 Reasons to love this record are many: It sounds like it was recorded in a garage in the sixties. It has a rinky-tink organ. It carries the slacker

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Maximo Park – Risk To Exist     hides an excellent mini-album within

Maximo Park – Risk To Exist     hides an excellent mini-album within

Ross McGibbon April 5, 2017 0

COOKING VINYL               21st April, 2017 It gets tricky, a few albums into a career. Okay, six albums and twelve years for Maximo Park. You get a lifetime to create the ideas for your first

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Heavy progressive rock with a nod to Oldfield

Heavy progressive rock with a nod to Oldfield

Vanguard Online April 1, 2017 0

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Mutandis is an instrumental album, progressive rock one might say. It hops with gay abandon from Seattle grunge to 1970s psychedelia to soft rock and heavy rock and back again, though there is ultimately a bias towards

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Barry Manilow in the sky with diamonds…

Barry Manilow in the sky with diamonds…

Vanguard Online April 1, 2017 0

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In places Thomas Lang’s The German Alphabet is a bit of a blur. It can be like watching clouds crossing the sky, mesmerising, but leaving no distinct trace on my memory. There’s blues and sadness. Lang’s vocals are

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Sexy, funky, cool…

Sexy, funky, cool…

Vanguard Online April 1, 2017 0

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Its no surprise that My Baby have decided to call their new album Prehistoric Rhythm because its strength are its rhythms. The rhythms like the band members are are sexy, very sexy. They are cool and atmospheric and

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Ben Marwood is like an Aston Martin that splutters to a stop

Ben Marwood is like an Aston Martin that splutters to a stop

Vanguard Online April 1, 2017 0

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Ben Marwood is a singer songwriter with a guitar and potential. In his new album Get Found Ben preaches and moans, he’s a bit Del Amitri. His singing slows into talking quickly. There’s some nice chords, some gentle

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The Weeks – Easy           is an almost-perfect American rock and roll album

The Weeks – Easy is an almost-perfect American rock and roll album

Ross McGibbon March 29, 2017 0

LIGHTNING ROD RECORDS        7th April 2017 Somewhere between Indie and American classic rock, like Teenage Fanclub meet Creedence Clearwater Revival meet The Hold Steady meet The Replacements in the heart of Springsteen. With ten

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Stone Foundation – Street Rituals        is smooth soul carrying the struggle on

Stone Foundation – Street Rituals is smooth soul carrying the struggle on

Ross McGibbon March 29, 2017 0

100% RECORDS      31st March 2017 Eighteen months ago, I was loving the smooth Isley Brothers sounds of Stone Foundation’s A Life Unlimited and making reference to The Style Council. This time round, Stone Foundation

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