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Maximo Park – “Nature Always Wins” – how to keep doing that rock thing after the dizzy days of hedonism and youth

Maximo Park – “Nature Always Wins” – how to keep doing that rock thing after the dizzy days of hedonism and youth

Ross McGibbon February 27, 2021 0

PROLIFICA INC 26th February, 2021 It is sixteen years on from the indie thrill of the debut album and watching Paul Smith do scissor kicks while Duncan Lloyd span and jumped, yet Maximo Park

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Mathieu Boogaerts – ‘Boogaerts (en anglais)’- rare and gentle Chanson in English

Mathieu Boogaerts – ‘Boogaerts (en anglais)’- rare and gentle Chanson in English

Ross McGibbon February 21, 2021 0

TOT OU TARD RECORDS 26th Feb 2021 Very quiet, very considered, halting and charming. An interesting experiment here for Mathieu Boogaerts, a well-known (well, in the niche world of Chanson) French singer. Despite having

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Where were we one year ago? (Covid)

Where were we one year ago? (Covid)

Vanguard Online February 18, 2021 0

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Its hard to take in everything that’s happened over the last year. We’re not yet out of it, many of us are still living day to day, still in some state of shock. I

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The Hold Steady – “Open Door Policy” – fulfilling all their promise so far

The Hold Steady – “Open Door Policy” – fulfilling all their promise so far

Ross McGibbon February 15, 2021 0

THIRTY TIGERS 19th Feb, 2021 I’m going to swim upstream and say that The Hold Steady have been getting better. Critical acclaim seems to have reduced since the early releases but the new six

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JOHN PAUL KEITH – “The Rhythm of the City” – perfect car music

JOHN PAUL KEITH – “The Rhythm of the City” – perfect car music

Ross McGibbon February 15, 2021 0

WILD HONEY RECORDS February 19th 2021 Pure rock and roll soul sounds make this a timeless set of tunes and one that keeps finding itself on my playlist. John Paul Keith’s fifth album is

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‘Who Am I?’ Pale Waves Album Review and lead singer Heather Baron-Gracie Interview- ‘I hope I can be that artist that fans find comfort in and that I never had when I was growing up’

‘Who Am I?’ Pale Waves Album Review and lead singer Heather Baron-Gracie Interview- ‘I hope I can be that artist that fans find comfort in and that I never had when I was growing up’

Heidi Flood February 11, 2021 0

In a world that seems to have stopped turning for almost a year now, it has given everyone time to reflect and think more than ever and lead singer of Pale Waves, Heather Baron-Gracie,

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England turned 1500 last year – where was the party?

England turned 1500 last year – where was the party?

Gary Carson February 5, 2021 0

The older I get the more I enjoy reading about history. Being a father I read alot of Horrible Histories books. I used to read them to my kids. Now I read them to

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FEMI KUTI + MADE KUTI – ‘LEGACY +’ – Father & son take afrobeat onwards

FEMI KUTI + MADE KUTI – ‘LEGACY +’ – Father & son take afrobeat onwards

Ross McGibbon February 2, 2021 0

PARTISAN RECORDS 5th February, 2021 “Legacy +” is a two album package from Femi Kuti – one of Fela Kuti’s sons – and Made Kuti – Femi’s son. We hear two generations of Nigerian

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DEAD SEA APES / ADAM STONE / BLACK TEMPEST – ‘DATALAND’ – how to make records and alienate people

DEAD SEA APES / ADAM STONE / BLACK TEMPEST – ‘DATALAND’ – how to make records and alienate people

Ross McGibbon February 2, 2021 0

CARDINAL FUZZ 29th January, 2021 Recorded remotely during 2020’s successive Covid lockdowns, this embodies the alienation of the times and the alienation of modern post-industrial society. Atomised units working remotely whilst an unlucky few

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Celeste – ‘Not Your Muse’ – confirmation of the breadth of a major vocal talent

Celeste – ‘Not Your Muse’ – confirmation of the breadth of a major vocal talent

Ross McGibbon January 29, 2021 0

POLYDOR RECORDS      29th Jan, 2021 It’s been a strange year for Celeste. In some ways her skywards trajectory has been slowed by COVID-19, in other ways she has flourished despite it all. Gathering plenty of

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