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Manchester’s Tio Rico Deliver Raucous Grunge Punk Sound On Debut EP ‘Business & Pleasure’

Manchester’s Tio Rico Deliver Raucous Grunge Punk Sound On Debut EP ‘Business & Pleasure’

Luna Madden June 18, 2017 1

Manchester has always been a city renowned for its contributions to the world of music, and although the days of The Smiths, Oasis and The Stone Roses may be behind us, the city still

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First they came for our dramas, now the Danes are coming for our indie

First they came for our dramas, now the Danes are coming for our indie

Vanguard Online June 8, 2017 0

First they came for our dramas and now they’re coming for our indie. The Danes are throwing a few decent indie bands our way this year. Lød are due to release a phenomenal EP

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John Smith’s Headlong

John Smith’s Headlong

Patrick O'Brien May 31, 2017 0

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  Friday 19th May saw the release of Headlong the second single and title track from John Smith’s upcoming fifth studio album. Headlong begins with a beautiful acoustic motif, a characteristic often featured with

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Tony Allen’s jazz tribute is as rich as Christmas cake

Tony Allen’s jazz tribute is as rich as Christmas cake

Vanguard Online May 16, 2017 1

Tony Allen’s tribute to Art Blakey, a four track digitally released EP, sounds great, it really does. Its grande, New New York, late night, relaxing and star twinkling. It has a rich sound, as

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World class intro puts Oumou Sangaré on a sound footing

World class intro puts Oumou Sangaré on a sound footing

Vanguard Online May 16, 2017 0

The beats from what sounds like several singles seem to vie for supremacy and there’s this country twang which has me basking in the light of Sufjan Stevens. Its an incredible start and all

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Catchy tunes condensed in the mists of electronica

Catchy tunes condensed in the mists of electronica

Vanguard Online April 17, 2017 1

Permanently En Route is not a bad name for an EP which seems to be travelling through the traditions of trance music, starting with Kraftwerk, but never getting any further than the sounds of

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Tashaki Miyaki – Reveal a Teaser Song, and the Meaning Behind It

Tashaki Miyaki – Reveal a Teaser Song, and the Meaning Behind It

Katherine Widdop April 3, 2017 0

Tashaki Miyaki, an LA based dream poop/shoegaze duo, have released another teaser song from their long-awaited debut album, ‘The Dream’. The album is set to be released next week, ‘Out of My Head’, their

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The King’s Parade – Haze

The King’s Parade – Haze

Katherine Widdop March 25, 2017 0

8/10 The acclaimed London band, The King’s Parade, have let loose their first music in two years in the form of their new single ‘Haze’. The quartet are a mishmash of blues, soul and

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Eat Your Heart Out Jim Morrison

Eat Your Heart Out Jim Morrison

Vanguard Online March 14, 2017 0

City Preacher is a neat Doors-like track from Undskyld. What I like about it, in particular, which makes it sound fresh, is that it mutates mid-way through away from the Doors, and into a shoegazing

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New Powerful Melodic Rock Track from Manchester’s Matter of Mind

New Powerful Melodic Rock Track from Manchester’s Matter of Mind

Luna Madden March 6, 2017 0

Big, bold, melodic and ambitious: not words you’d usually associate with a band who are still in their late teens who have only recently released their debut EP. And yet, Stockport-born quartet Matter of

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