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The North Sea Radio Orchestra – “Folly Bololey: Songs from Robert Wyatt’s Rock Bottom”    A playful, joyful tribute

The North Sea Radio Orchestra – “Folly Bololey: Songs from Robert Wyatt’s Rock Bottom” A playful, joyful tribute

Ross McGibbon June 5, 2019 0

DARK COMPANION RECORDS 17th May 2019 Robert Wyatt’s songs are lovely. Light as air, free and jazzy, playful and as real as life. Whether ephemeral yet deep love songs to his partner / wife,

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Soundwalk Collective with Patti Smith – “The Peyote Dance”    – trippy art project succeeds wonderfully

Soundwalk Collective with Patti Smith – “The Peyote Dance” – trippy art project succeeds wonderfully

Ross McGibbon June 5, 2019 1

BELLA UNION 31st May 2019 This is the second collaboration between Patti Smith and the Soundwalk Collective. The New York doyen of cool; Patti is a poet in her own right and a big

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The Wildhearts – Can you have a Renaissance if you never went away?

The Wildhearts – Can you have a Renaissance if you never went away?

Ross McGibbon May 14, 2019 0

Live at Leeds University Stylus 11th May 2019 Chuffed with their first studio album in 10 years, “Renaissance Men”, charting at number 12, The Wildhearts have made no fanfare noises about this being their

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Dave Hause & The Mermaid – The Workman’s Club, Dublin 13/5/19

Dave Hause & The Mermaid – The Workman’s Club, Dublin 13/5/19

Stuart Hayes May 14, 2019 0

Dave Hause & The Mermaid stopped into The Workman’s Club in Dublin last night as part of the tour promoting their latest album “Kick”. It was an energy filled night that began with support

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Rodrigo Y Gabriela – Mettavolution – still bright and fresh and ambitious

Rodrigo Y Gabriela – Mettavolution – still bright and fresh and ambitious

Ross McGibbon May 9, 2019 0

BMG 26th April 2019 It’s unfortunate that the main press Rodrigo Y Gabriela get is for their cover versions. They are a victim of their own marketing, having initially been promoted on the back

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Live At Leeds – a vain attempt to sum up a huge event

Live At Leeds – a vain attempt to sum up a huge event

Ross McGibbon May 8, 2019 0

4th May 2019 With hundreds of bands playing twenty stages in sixteen venues, any attempt to report on the bands is doomed to failure. Just as any attempt at planning is likely to fail.

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The Snuts – The Workman’s, Dublin – 7/5/19

The Snuts – The Workman’s, Dublin – 7/5/19

Stuart Hayes May 8, 2019 0

The Snuts live in photos ar The Workman's Club, Dublin. Playing as part of the Eastbound Music Festival

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Introducing “Wild Child” Ben McKelvey

Introducing “Wild Child” Ben McKelvey

Stuart Hayes May 3, 2019 0

A review of Ben McKelvey's track "Wild Child" from the album of the same name

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The Heavy – Sons

The Heavy – Sons

Ross McGibbon April 30, 2019 0

BMG 17th May, 2019 The massively heavy opener, Heavy For You, sets the scene for this hard rocking soul and blues album. Like a head-shaking Sam and Dave, the rest of the album is

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