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Life In 3 – Strangely Alright (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

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A lot of bands that opt for the "retro" route, and I'm not even too sure how appropriate such a tag is for a...

Foxy Fusion – Foxy Fusion (reviewed by Darren Baker)

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Foxy Fusion? The name says it all. Their music is slinky and sublime, slick and sensual, and it brings together elements of rock, jazz,...

Subliminal/Lies and Ties/Hello You Said – J Crist (reviewed by Dave...

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As the film quote goes, "life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get." Well, that's how I feel about J...

Pink Turns Blue announces ‘TAINTED 2022’ tour

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Riding on the strength of their latest 'Tainted' album, released in late 2021 via Orden Records, iconic post-punk outfit and darkwave pioneers Pink Turns Blue will embark...

Ascension Heights – Karamelien (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

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If there is something familiar about one half of Karamelien, either visually or in the vocal department, it might be because you are familiar...

Spitfire Susie/Kind Hearted People – Starry Skies (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

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Coming on like an exuberant bundle of indie-pop joy, “Spitfire Susie”, is one of those rare pop songs, one that ticks all of the...

Cold Moon/Worm Moon – Missing Scenes (reviewed by T. Bebedor)

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If soundscapes are your thing, look no further than the new release from ‘Missing Scenes’. The music here is grand, cinematic and explorative and...

Old Bones, New Fire – Miraculous Mule (reviewed by Peter Cousins)

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Thank the gods for Miraculous Mule. And all their kind. Miraculous Mule has been whipping audiences into a frenzy since forming accidentally in the latter...

A Short Conversation with Dan Kubinski of DeadFinger

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DeadFinger is a newish project but you have been friends and musical colleagues for a long time. Can you tell me a bit about...

Let Me Love You Like A Man – Mavrik (reviewed by...

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I have to confess that before I played this new track by Mavrik, I got a little distracted. Why? Because I noticed that he...

Lovescapes – Dejhare (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

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As I have said before when writing about her previous singles and last year's fantastic album, Plead The Fifth, Dejhare makes dance-pop music with...

White Light – BassBears (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

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This Alicante duo has been making high-quality, incendiary dance music for more than 6 years now and the experience of that time dedicated to...

Lisa Gerrard and composer Marcello De Francisci share new single,...

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Legendary Dead Can Dance vocalist and highly acclaimed film composer Lisa Gerrard has joined forces with Los Angeles-based composer/ record producer Marcello De Francisci for the stunning new album 'Exaudia',...

Technology For The Youth – Circuit3 (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

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Circuit3’s music has always aligned itself with a certain vibe, namely that of the early days of the Space Race, of those first flights...

Metamorphosis – Grace Solero (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

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Just when I think that rock and roll… real, foot-on-the-monitor,fist-in-the-air, kick-ass rock and roll…the sort that makes you want to bounce and boogie, rave...

Eight years in the making, Panjoma’s new single Bleeding Heart

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Austin-based music mavericks Panjoma present their new single' Bleeding Sun', a blissed-out glitchy slice of electronic goodness from their latest 'Sun and Moon' EP.  Marking the...

Leap – Qeuyl (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

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Mixing pop, neo-soul, and of-the-moment R&B into one neat sonic bundle proves to be a winning formula for Qeuly, and Leap is one of...

The Edge – Stephen Piazza (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

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Loss and redemptions sit at the heart of this latest single from Stephen Piazza; something witnessed first-hand by the artist himself. With the passing...

The Caughtery – The Caughtery (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

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Three is considered a lucky number, it is for The Caughtery as these three tracks that make up their eponymous, debut EP are going...

80’s Baby – VA Streetz (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

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Since its inception in the 70's South Bronx, hip-hop has evolved and wandered all over the musical landscape, affecting and infection, borrowing and building,...

Summer Breeze – Clay Joule (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

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Clay Joule makes music that has some seriously life-affirming qualities to it. His music is big, positive, celebratory and full of buoyancy and bounce...

Grace – Baby Fire (reviewed by T. Bebedor)

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Being handed a cd with a medical drawing of a scapular and humerus on the cover would be enough to pique my interest, being...

Da Summer – OG Tec & Red Bo$$ (reviewed by Dave...

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Hip-hop, and the rap that it gave birth to, might have started with fairly distinctive and recognisable sounds, but two generations of sonic evolution...

The Mermaid (Sereia Do Mar) ft. Joanna Pearl – Chicago (reviewed...

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There can’t be many acts or artists who stay around long enough to make their 38th album. Chicago is one of that very special...

Goodbye – Mae Simpson (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

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What better than a funky slice of neo-soul to brighten the day? And even though the song is about separation, Mae has her brave...

Bongo Boy Rock n Roll TV Show Series Season 11 Episode...

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I've said it many times before when talking about the Bongo Boy Rock n Roll TV series but it is always worth saying again....

Dancing On A Volcano – Weimar (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

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After sparse and ominous drumbeats tattoo us in, we are greeted by the recent single “Soho Rain” and what a great way to start...

Night Owl – Adrian John Szozda (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

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Around this time last year, I was revelling in Szozda's track The Life of Someone I Used To Know and was bowled away by...

Little By Little – Clay Fulton & The Lost Forty (reviewed...

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It's a big song and no mistake. A song that seems to be composed out of great slabs of cinematic, widescreen guitars but which...

Positive Numbers – Clay Fulton & The Lost Forty (reviewed by...

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There is something of a culture clash at the heart of the music that Clay Fulton makes. On the one hand, there is something...