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Bending The Dark – The Imagined Village

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Like a bunch of genetic scientists beavering away in secret laboratories, for the last decade The Imagined Village have been exploring the secrets of...

The Last Days of Rock and Roll – The Snakes

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Alt-country is a loaded tag, especially the second half of the term. Most people who think that country music starts with Dolly Parton and...

Drunkaleidoscope – Sukilove (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

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  Like pretty much all of the music that emanates from the Jezus Factory roster, Sukilove are a band that defy easy labeling. You might...

“I Couldn’t Die Now, I’d Only Just Got A Video Recorder.”...

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Danny Baker has lead a charmed life; and like fellow music obsessive and presenter Andy Kershaw it has largely about being in the right...

Neptune Estate – King Krule

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The Zoo Kid is back! Well, I guess he never went away. It’s just with ever shifting stage names to match the differing styles...

A Funny Thing You Said – Superman Revenge Squad (reviewed by...

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Things I like. Bands with tongue in cheek, ridiculously long names (though not those over-earnest metal bands that try too hard…who wants to go...

Wake Me When It’s Over – The Courtney Yasmineh Band

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Well, if you ask me  (and if you are reading this you kind of did) the evolution of the rock chick and all that...

I Wanna Be Okay – Melinda Ortner (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

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After a slew of UK Brit School babes being turned out with an eye on dominating the charts, from the nostalgic soul drenched Adele...

Phantoms – The Driftwood Fairytales

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Although an easy label for The Driftwood Fairytales would be folk-rock, it’s a term I really despise; most bands associated with the name are...

A Thousand Times Before – Goodbye Labrador

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Long distance relationships are pretty hard to work with, more so if that relationship happens to be based around being in a band. The...

Urban Fox – Steve Folk

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The word troubadour is banded around all too readily these days, I’m as guilty as anyone, but anyone who spends a summer living, recording...

Familiars e.p. – Familiars (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

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Networking, that’s the word. Or put another way, it pays to badger those people who may be able to help your band get on. ...

Being Ragdollian – George Wilding (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

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I know it is a rather clichéd thing to say, but isn’t it great when you stumble across a young, local artist who is...

Cave of Swimmers – Arcade Parade

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When I reviewed the single Cave of Swimmers at the end of last year, I praised this young band as “one to watch” for...

18th Century Romantic Poets – The Illustrations.

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It’s always nice to come across young bands who remind you that the future of the local music scene is being passed on to...

Horizons – Whitemoor

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When we find ourselves this far down the indie highway, you could assume that everything has been tried and tested. From it’s post punk...

Letting Go – Great Cynics

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A lot of bands list influences that are more wishful thinking that an accurate description of the noise that they make. I’ve reviewed bands...

Inch of Doubt – Born Thief

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In a world that it is generally filled with indent-i-kit indie rock at one extreme and disposable, studio hatched, created by committee, dance music...

Neptune Estate – King Krule

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The Zoo Kid is back! Well I guess he has never been away, it’s just with ever shifting stage names to match the differing...

Mondo Porfondo/New Worlds – Karda Estra

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Some music is easy to pigeon hole for purpose. Music to dance to, music to chill out to, music that excites or soothes, makes...

Test Your Love – Buffalo Clover (reviewed by Dave...

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As someone who hasn’t travelled as much of the world as I would like, who explores a lot of the world through it’s music...

Sometime Soon – The Snakes

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Watching a band evolve over time is an interesting experience, an experience made even the more enjoyable when the people involved are familiar to...

The Big Hunt – The Lonesome Southern Comfort Company

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I guess I find it hard getting my head around the idea of a band such as The Lonesome Southern Comfort Company coming from...

Reclaimed – Louise Latham

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It is far too easy to label singer-songwriters as folk artists just because of the often laid back nature of their music and the...

Pastor Skull – Blyth Power

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Following that eternal quest to bring to the publics attention some of the worthy yet obscure bands and albums that have helped colour my...

Wythches – Incubus Succubus

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Incubus Succubus are not a band that many people will have heard of, which is a shame, particularly if you are passionate about rock...

The Book of Secrets – Loreena McKennitt (reviewed by Dave...

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Loreena McKennitt is not a household name for many, though she has been creating a very unique brand of music for many years, her...

Rubies and Ruffians – Strumpets (Jezus Factory)

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Considering the musical endeavors the various members of Strumpets have on their musical CV (The Parallels, iH8 Camera and close connections to the heart...

The Trumpet – Mexico Indigo

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Although Mexico Indigo list the usual gutter punk and indie influences by way of explaining the self styled Trashy Melodica sound that is their...

Gold or Dust – Cocos Lovers

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The flippant journalist might say that Cocos Lovers are the band that Mumford and Sons wish they were. Being a flippant journalist I definitely...