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Red Raw – Sheiko, Frannie El, Marce Smith, Elias Ragnouls and...

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As the founder and driving force behind the music label Sheikomuzik, Sheiko Litho knows a thing or two about making a hit and happening...

Mickelson @ The Victoria, Swindon 26th Feb

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Caught these fine fellows last time around, not only fantastic music but the man himself has drawn a band around him containing a veritable...

Upstream – Thy Veils (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

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Thy Veils has mastered the art of blending gentle dance grooves with more ambient and seductive music. They exist at a point where pop...

Teenage Dad’s release iconic cover ahead of new EP and UK...

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The Australian four-piece also recently appeared on triple j’s Like A Version, putting their own spin on The Buggles ‘80s anthem “Video Killed The...

LOVECOLOR release new single and video “Dangerous,” and announce...

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LOVECOLOR is the new musical project of Ryan Carnes (Desperate Housewives, Cupid for Christmas, Doctor Who) and singer, songwriter and producer Vanessa Silberman. Today the band is pleased...

All We Could Have Been – Sorrows From Eden (reviewed by...

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One of the problems with well-established genres is just that. They are well-established. And this generally means that many artists and bands that call...

Musical Musings – VIII: The View From Above – Music by...

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If music and sport have any cross-over, it tends not to show either in its best light. From terrace anthems to images of England...

Money Counter – BC Cordarious (reviewed by Darren Baker)

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If urban music, as envisaged by those early hip-hop pioneers and rap rebels, has come a long way, then Money Counter, the latest from...

M(h)aol share new single & video, Period Sex

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Ireland's M(h)aol have been backed by the likes of NME, The Guardian, The New York Times, NPR, Stereogum, Apple Music’s Matt Wilkinson, Alternative Press, The Line Of...

Tincture For Trouble – Achilles Tenderloin (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

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The single Little Girl Blue made me sit up and take notice, so an entire album of songs from this artist is not something...

Scorpion Tea signs with GIVETAKE Records

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After taking some time to grieve the death of cultural icon and longtime collaborator Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Edley ODowd (Psychic TV) went on an...

Burden – Mavrik (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

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As Let Me Love You Like A Man neatly demonstrated, Mavrik makes a particular type of pop music. It is pop music which merges...

The 65th FYC Album – Various Artists (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

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Not only are Bongo Boy known for their excellent TV show, a rich and powerful wellspring of new artists, great music and cool videos...

Change Is Coming – Jennifer Harper (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

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When you are given an opportunity to say something with your music, it seems a waste if you don't embrace and use that moment....

Just A Phase – Demi Ramos ft. Garzi (reviewed by Dave...

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There are plenty of exceptions that prove the rule. The world is full of them. And today, I have found one more to add...

Aurora – Zoe Gilby (reviewed by T. Bebedor)

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I consider myself a jazz fan – there I said it - but even I tentatively dip my toe when it comes to jazz...

That Was The Musical Week That Was – 280123

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As tthe site is getting back into the swing of things after the seasonal slow down, it's time to share some glorious music and...

Yesterday’s Melodies – Pierre Lecarpentier (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

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The best music comes from artists who exist in more than one musical world. These people blur the demarcations between two or more genres,...

Funky Papu – Johnny Moezzi (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

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Remember when pop was fun and full of life? Remember when it had something to say rather than just massaging the artist's ego and...

Stars align for Toronto singer-songwriter Meredith Moon with Constellations album

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True North Records today announced the signing of Meredith Moon and the forthcoming release of her new album, Constellations, a blisteringly honest but astonishing...

Shambolics announce UK dates, new EP and preview single, Living In...

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Scottish sensations - SHAMBOLICS - have confirmed details of a UK tour for April and May 2023, kicking off in Glasgow. All dates are...

To The Moon/Bend – Ozurie (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

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As much as I like the simple charms of the straight-forward pop song, an anthemic slice of rock and roll or a clean-limbed indie...

Mentioned In Dispatches – II: Frank Turner, The Lottery Winners and...

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Looking out on the biggest audience of your touring life to date as the opening act must be a scary prospect, but if Wilswood...

Confronting the Unknown: Hitha’s Anthem to Coming of Age in, “Neverland”

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The recently released ode to growing up displays impressive boldness and resiliency from the award-winning singer, songwriter, recording artist, and teen activist, Hitha! Her...

Unsane embark on North American leg of Early Cuts Tour early...

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UNSANE (currently on tour in EU/UK ) has announced the dates of 2023 North-American tour. The band make their way down in February of 2023....

Masqued Emotions – Masque (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

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The best music tends to come from outside the mainstream, from the creative fringes and to varying degrees, talks about the underdog, champions alternative...

Mama Told Me – Emily + Shawn (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

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Funky! That's the word. There is something of the Tom Jones/George Michael school of effervescent and euphoric pop about this song; it shares their...

Butterfly Sitar Jam – Mahamaya Experience (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

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I remember writing about 2 Trains, a previous musical outpouring from the Mahamaya Experience, and musing that there was nothing I could think of...

Gramercy Arms deliver an understated version of Yesterday’s Girl ahead of...

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To kick off the brand new year, NYC indie rock outfit Gramercy Arms is releasing an acoustic performance of their Americana-tinged single 'Yesterday’s Girl',...

Elk City drops haunting new single, Floating Above The Water, from...

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Art pop band Elk City presents their new video for 'Floating Above The Water', a trippy chill track from their new 'Above The Water' album, out now...