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JJ Cale – ‘Stay Around’   – A posthumous plate of JJ’s relaxed blues rewards the wait

JJ Cale – ‘Stay Around’ – A posthumous plate of JJ’s relaxed blues rewards the wait

Ross McGibbon April 10, 2019 0

BECAUSE MUSIC             26th APRIL 2019 JJ Cale’s last album was released in 2009, four years before his death and this has been compiled by his widow and his manager. Somehow JJ Cale was loved amongst

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Dwight Trible – ‘Mothership’ (featuring Kamasi Washington)  – the most soulful jazz record this year

Dwight Trible – ‘Mothership’ (featuring Kamasi Washington) – the most soulful jazz record this year

Ross McGibbon April 10, 2019 0

GEARBOX RECORDS 12th April 2019 Who or what is a Dwight Trible? Does the name conjure up thoughts of a Star Trek episode with cute alien critters? It’s no surprise, as Dwight has had

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Nik Turner – The Final Frontier

Nik Turner – The Final Frontier

Ross McGibbon April 3, 2019 0

PURPLE PYRAMID       8th March 2019 He doesn’t hang around, Nik Turner. This is his fourth album in six years, and at the age of seventy-nine, that’s impressive. Famously a founder member of Hawkwind twice and

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Joni Void – “Mise En Abyme”  is pleasing and puzzling, a jigsaw simultaneously built and disassembled

Joni Void – “Mise En Abyme” is pleasing and puzzling, a jigsaw simultaneously built and disassembled

Ross McGibbon March 30, 2019 0

CONSTELLATION   29th March 2019 Mise En Abyme – or “put in the abyss” is another fantastical collage from Joni aka Jean Cousin, the French Canadian experimentalist. Found sounds are assembled alongside fabricated noises. Drawing

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Wet Dreams Boogie With Self-Titled Debut Album

Wet Dreams Boogie With Self-Titled Debut Album

Stuart Hayes March 26, 2019 0

Oslo Power-Punkers Wet Dreams debut with self-titled album on Blackpop Records. The album drops on March 28th and follows the previous release “Bad Boy” and latest single “Boogie” which gives a nice little taster

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The Goat Roper Rodeo Band – “Tall Grass” – a record full of love for American roots

The Goat Roper Rodeo Band – “Tall Grass” – a record full of love for American roots

Ross McGibbon March 20, 2019 0

OLD PUP RECORDS / DITTO MUSIC 18th March, 2019 Should this sound so American when it comes from Wales? Americana is a state of mind…. Playing on a couple of guitars, an upright bass

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Swedish Garage Rockers Don’t Disappoint – Dream Boogie debut with “Sorry To Disappoint All Music Lovers”

Swedish Garage Rockers Don’t Disappoint – Dream Boogie debut with “Sorry To Disappoint All Music Lovers”

Stuart Hayes March 15, 2019 0

A review of Swedish quartet Dream Boggie's debut album "Sorry To Disappoint All Music Lovers"

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Humble Pie – “Joint Effort” – a reminder of the genius of Steve Marriott

Humble Pie – “Joint Effort” – a reminder of the genius of Steve Marriott

Ross McGibbon March 2, 2019 0

CLEOPATRA RECORDS 8th February 2019 I’m a little too young to remember Humble Pie and could not have even named their genre before hearing this but as soon as I saw the name Steve

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Delicate Steve – “Till I Burn Up” is like an excitable puppy wanting to play

Delicate Steve – “Till I Burn Up” is like an excitable puppy wanting to play

Ross McGibbon March 2, 2019 0

ANTI RECORDS 1st March 2019 Two years on from the first Delicate Steve album I heard, I remember its freshness, its difference from the releases around it. Purely instrumental guitar music, using conversational guitar

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Tom Bancroft’s In Common

Tom Bancroft’s In Common

Vanguard Online March 1, 2019 0

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Tom Bancroft’s In Common sounds like a collaboration between Sufjan Stevens, Stereolab, a bunch of flower power hippies and an Indian folk group. As collaborations go there could be far worse. The Sufjan Stevens

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